Tours

ICE performs 'the whisper opera' at Mt. Tremper Arts

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 8:00pm to Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 3:00pm

ICE brings The Whisper Opera, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang’s compelling work of lyric theater, to a very small audience at beautiful Mount Tremper Arts, in Mount Tremper, NY. The piece premiered at MCA Chicago and the Mostly Mozart Festival, where the New York Times praised the work’s “contemplative allure … which comes from its pervasive softness, stillness, intimacy.”

This one-of-a-kind work is performed with the musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate onstage set. Scored for soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion, and cello, the libretto of The Whisper Opera is performed almost entirely in whispers, audible thanks to director Jim Findlay's innovative design. As he developed the work, David Lang wondered: “what if a piece were so quiet and so personal to the performers that you needed to be right next them or you would hear almost nothing? A piece like this would have to be experienced live. The only way this piece can be received is if you are there, listening very very closely.”

Mount Tremper Arts
647 South Plank Road
Mount Tremper, NY

Lisa Moore performs on ANAM's program featuring works of John Cage, David Lang, Frederic Rzewski, and Steve Reich.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:00am

Hailed in New York as “brilliant and searching” (New York Times) and “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” (The New Yorker), Lisa Moore’s concerts are always a gripping display of fierce energy and musical mastery. In her two ANAM concerts for 2015, American Hustle and American Bustle, Moore celebrates old and new America with repertoire ranging from Copland to the present day.

South Melbourne Town Hall
210 Bank St
South Melbourne, Australia

Lisa Moore and the Australian National Academy of Music perform Ode to La Burja, Hanon, Czerny, Van Cliburn and little gold stars...(or, To Everyone Who Made My Life Miserable, Thank You)

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Austrialia premiere of Michael Gordon's Ode to La Bruja, Hanon, Czerny, Van Cliburn and little gold stars...(or, To Everyone Who Made My Life Miserable, Thank You) will be performed by the Austrialian National Academy of Music and soloist, Lisa Moore.  

Australian National Academy of Music South Melbourne Town Hall
210 Bank St
Melbourne, Australia

Weather One danced at Joffrey Ballet

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 7:00pm

The world preimere of choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's piece for 20 dancers is set to Michael Gordon's Weather One in Joffrey Ballet's Millennials performances.

Chicago, IL

Cryptic presents David Lang's 'the little match girl passion'

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:00pm

Cryptic presents David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Little Match Girl Passion, combining Hans Christian Andersen’s heart-breaking tale with J.S. Bach’s setting of the St Matthew Passion. In a unique presentation of this previously un-staged masterpiece, the tragic story of the little match girl is brought to life by vocal ensemble and percussion. 

Kings Place Hall One
Kings Place, United Kingdom

Minimalism Unwrapped

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:00pm

Cryptic presents David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning the little match girl passion, combining Hans Christian Andersen’s heart-breaking tale with J.S. Bach’s setting of the St Matthew Passion. In a unique presentation of this previously un-staged masterpiece, the tragic story of the little match girl is brought to life by vocal ensemble and percussion. 

Kings Place
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7520 1490

Steel Hammer staged by SITI Company and performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars at UCLA

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 8:00pm to Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 8:00pm

The legend of John Henry, deeply rooted in Appalachian folklore surrounding the construction of the American railroad, has existed in many variations and forms – from illustration to tall tale, political polemic to popular song. Steel Hammer, the latest collaboration from composer Julia Wolfe, SITI Company, and Bang on a Can All-Stars, creatively explores the subject of human vs. machine and the cost of hard labor on the human body and soul.

Royce Hall
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA

Third Practice performs David Lang's 'the little match girl passion' at Dumbarton Oaks

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to Monday, November 16, 2015 - 8:00pm

Exploring the close connections between traditional classical and contemporary music, the professional vocal ensemble Third Practice bridges the gap between past and present in a performance of the motet Komm, Jesu, Kommby J. S. Bach, the exquisite Musikalische Exequien by Heinrich Schütz, and the little match girl passion by David Lang, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.

Dumbarton Oaks
Washington, DC, MD

New York premiere of Steel Hammer staged by SITI Company with the Bang on a Can All-Stars

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:30pm to Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 3:00pm

In this staged incarnation of her work Steel Hammer, 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe teams with director Anne Bogart and SITI Company to distill the discrepancies of over 200 variants of the classic ballad and legend into a theatrical post-minimalist mountain-music hybrid. Playwrights Kia Corthron, Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux, and Regina Taylor provide additional texts as three singers and the Bang on a Can All-Stars—fortified with banjo, bones, jaw harp, and other Appalachian instruments—give the folk hero a newfangled song for a new century.

Brooklyn Academy of Music Harvey Theater
651 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Choir of Trinity Wall Street presents David Lang's 'the little match girl passion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

A new holiday tradition: experience the "tender and mysterious atmosphere" (New York Times) of David Lang's Pulitzer Prize–winning choral parable, The Little Match Girl Passion, based on the powerful eponymous story by Hans Christian Andersen. Conductor Julian Wachner leads the Grammy–nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street in a performance that also includes Benjamin Britten's popular A Ceremony of Carols, a euphoric welcome for "this little Babe" of Christmas.

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York City, NY

LA Opera presents the world premiere of David Lang's 'anatomy theater'

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Based on actual 18th-century texts, Anatomy Theater follows the astonishing progression of an English murderess: from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers. Through the miracle of opera, she sings through it all.

Anatomy Theater conjures a time when “specialists” traveled from town to town in pre-modern Europe, conducting public dissections of the corpses of executed criminals, seeking evidence of moral corruption in the interior of the human body. Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang and world-renowned visual artist Mark Dion, Anatomy Theater is a joyous, tuneful and grisly theatrical event.

LA Opera
Los Angeles, CA