Tours

'Early that summer' performed by the Jack Quartet

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 2:30pm

Photo by Peter Serling

The JACK Quartet

Violinists Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman
violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Jay Campbell

JACK is joined by their former violinist Ari Streisfeld and cellist Kevin McFarland together with UI Bass Professor Volkan Orhon in featuring John Adams's "Shaker Loops"

Program:

Julia Wolfe - Early That Summer

Iannis Xenakis - Tetora

Erin Gee - Mouthpiece XXII

John Adams - Shaker Loops

The University of Iowa, School of Music Concert Hall
93 E Burlington St
Iowa City, IA 52240

'last spring' and 'where you go' performed by The Crossing Choir

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Don’t make me go. Don’t make me turn away from you.

"We look at the role of the mother, at the Nativity and far beyond - in our inner and outer lives, in the world, and in time. Music that asks questions - from David Lang's hauntingly beautiful where you go(after the Book of Ruth, 2015), to Toivo Tulev's soaring And then in silence there with Me be only You (2002). With a world premiere of Aaron Helgeson based on Kazim Ali’s translation of Marguerite Duras’ L’Amour. The centerpiece of the program is Kevin Puts' choral cycle To Touch the Sky (2012), on writings of Sappho, Mother Teresa, Mirabai, Amy Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Christina Rosetti, and Hildegard of Bingen. A contemplative, rich program also featuring the U.S. premiere of David’s last spring, written in memory of Marion Boulton "Kippy" Stroud, founder of Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop."

Church of the Holy Trinity
1904 Walnut St.
Philadelphia , PA 19103

'last spring' and 'where you go' performed by The Crossing Choir

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Don’t make me go. Don’t make me turn away from you.

"We look at the role of the mother, at the Nativity and far beyond - in our inner and outer lives, in the world, and in time. Music that asks questions - from David Lang's hauntingly beautiful where you go(after the Book of Ruth, 2015), to Toivo Tulev's soaring And then in silence there with Me be only You (2002). With a world premiere of Aaron Helgeson based on Kazim Ali’s translation of Marguerite Duras’ L’Amour. The centerpiece of the program is Kevin Puts' choral cycle To Touch the Sky (2012), on writings of Sappho, Mother Teresa, Mirabai, Amy Lowell, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Christina Rosetti, and Hildegard of Bingen. A contemplative, rich program also featuring the U.S. premiere of David’s last spring, written in memory of Marion Boulton "Kippy" Stroud, founder of Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop."

Christ Church Christiana Hundred
505 E. Buck Road
Wilmington, DE 19807

'the little match girl passion' performed by Pro Coro Canada ConSept

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

Pro Coro Canada ConSept provides a late evening meditation during the busy season of Advent, with David Lang’s spare yet incredibly fulfilling Little Match Girl Passion.  Introduced by the Dean of All Saints’ Cathedral, the Very Rev. Neil Gordon, this one hour candlelight performance showcases a quartet of singers who also play the glockenspiel and other percussion instruments.

All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral
10035 103 St NW
Edmonton, AB Canada
Touring in support of: 

'the little match girl passion' staged by R. B. Schlather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

From the haunting Hans Christian Anderson story comes this Pulitzer Prize-winning parable. Composed by David Lang, it's influenced by Bach's St. Matthew Passion, and described as "poignant...and consoling" (New York Times). This performance is staged by R. B. Schlather whose directorial vision was hailed by the New York Times as "intriguing" and "inventive" in The Met's magical Medieval Sculpture Hall.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Mediaeval Hall
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028
Touring in support of: 

Bang on a Can All-Stars UAE Debut

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

For their UAE debut, the All-Stars play a program including signature works by Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, plus multi-media works from the All-Stars’ Field Recordings initiative by Steve Reich, Anna Clyne, Bryce Dessner, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Christian Marclay, and more. At the center is a world premiere piece commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Festival by celebrated Emirati-American composer Mohammed Fairouz. Their UAE debut will include a world premiere piece written for them by Emirati-American composer Mohammed Fairouz, commissioned by The Arts Center and the Abu Dhabi Festival.

The NYUAD Arts Center, East Plaza
Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates