Tours

riSE and fLY @ Southbank Centre

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:30pm
Youth Orchestra of Bahia

Youth Orchestra of Bahia

Colin Currie and the Youth Orchestra of Bahia perform Julia Wolfe's riSE and fLY and Mahler's First Symphony.

Inspired by New York City street beats and the rhythms of American work song, Julia Wolf'es riSE and fLY is a dazzling work composed especially for Colin Currie.

Borrowing the title from a chain gang work song, Wolfe's intention is to 'take Colin to a new place and to bring something earthy and visceral to the orchestra – to break with formality and get down and dirty.'

The result is a thrilling evocation of street drummers, accordionists, singers, Chinese stringed erhus and the folk tradition of body percussion that fully encapsulates the festival's title, Metal, Wood and Skin.

Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall
London, LND United Kingdom

Colin Currie at De Doelen

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:15pm

Photo by Marco Borggreve

Percussionist Colin Currie with help from DoelenKwartet and members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra perform a variety of pieces including Elliott Carter's Figment V, Per Nørgård's Fire on Water, Steve Reich's - Drumming (Part 1) and many more.

De Doelen
Schouwburgplein 50
Rotterdam, 3012 CL Netherlands

The Difficulty of Crossing a Field

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 7:30pm
The Difficulty of Crossing a Field

David Lang‘s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, an opera based on an 1888 Ambrose Bierce story of the same name, is about a slave owner (Mr. Williamson) in the pre-civil war American South who walks across his field and disappears, in plain view of his family, his neighbors and his slaves, forever altering the relationships among them. 

David Lang‘s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, an opera based on an 1888 Ambrose Bierce story of the same name, is about a slave owner (Mr. Williamson) in the pre-civil war American South who walks across his field and disappears, in plain view of his family, his neighbors and his slaves, forever altering the relationships among them. Everyone around him has his or her own sharp view of what that disappearance means, of why it had to happen, and of what will happen now that there is a ‘hole’ where a man used to be. The Difficulty of Crossing a Field is intended to cross between opera and theater worlds, mixing arias with spoken text, emotional melodies with intense drama. It is written for 5 principals and a small chorus, and the accompaniment is for string quartet on stage, both as the “orchestra” and as part of the set. Ultimately, it is an opera in which the damage done by slavery leaks from the physical to the metaphysical world.

Roulette
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

US Premiere of man made

Thursday, October 2, 2014 to Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sō Percussion and the LA Philharmonic perform David Lang's man made as the piece makes its US Premiere under the baton of maestro Gustavo Dudamel.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Wild Sound

Sunday, October 5, 2014 to Monday, October 6, 2014

Photo by Michael Wilson

Wilco’s Glenn Kotche joins Third Coast Percussion to present his expansive Wild Sound, a new piece written for the group that sees the onstage construction and destruction of instruments custom-designed by Kotche and University of Notre Dame engineers. Incorporating found recordings from Kotche’s travels around the world, the piece is a sonic investigation into everyday life and our propensity to create and destroy. With music by Steve Reich and Glenn Kotche and performances by Kotche and Third Coast Percussion, the evening expands the definition of music as heard in both natural and urban settings.

Wild Sound is commissioned by the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series.

The Music Room at SPCO Center
408 Saint Peter Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

World Premiere of Steve Reich's Quartet

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Colin Currie returns to Southbank Centre with four captivating Steve Reich scores including a world premiere.

Steve Reich and Colin Currie open with one of Reich's most popular pieces, the mesmerising Clapping Music, which started life simply as 'a piece of music that needed no instruments beyond the human body' (Reich).

In the rest of the concert, the Colin Currie Group highlight Reich's interest in tuned percussion instruments, such as marimbas and vibraphones, which have been a feature of his compositions since studying Javanese gamelan and African music in the early 1970s. 

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom

Timber in Scandinavia

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nordic Seks performs Timber in Scandinavia.

October 15, Oslo, Norway (TBA)

October 16, Gothenburg, Sweden at the GAS festival

October 18, Århus, Denmark (TBA)

TBA
Touring in support of: 

Tenso Days in Rīga

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 8:00pm

David Lang's the little match girl passion will be performed by the Latvian Radio Chorus at Rīga 2014 as part of Tenso Days In Rīga.

Church of St. Peter
Skārņu iela 19
Rīga, 1050 Latvia
Phone: +371 67 181 941

German Premiere of Steve Reich's Quartet

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 8:00pm

Colin Currie and his percussion group perform an array of Steve Reich repertoire in Köln, Germany. This list includes Music for Pieces of Wood, Sextet, Mallet Quartet and the German Premiere of Reich's new work, Quartet.

Bischofsgartenstraße 1,
Köln, 50667 Germany
Phone: +49 221 204080

Rain

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014

With Rain, Anne Teresa de Kersmaeker, a major figure on the choreographic scene, gives us a work of rare intensity and refined purity. The choreographer leads the dancers to transmit the rhythmic pulsations of Music for Eighteen Musicians, by Steve Reich, a quintessential work performed here by the Ensemble Ictus. On stage, music and dance sweep the performers along in a perpetual surge of movement, a dizzying and joyful race which seems to “overflow with life”. The performance will be featuring Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet as dancers and instrumentalists Ensemble Ictus and Synergy Vocals.

Performances will be on October 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31 and November 2, 3, 4, 6 ,7.

Palais Garnier
Paris, France

Omaha Diner US Tour

Sunday, October 26, 2014 to Wednesday, November 12, 2014

OMAHA DINER is many things: the world’s definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner is at home in all situations in and beyond the world of music – not only scoring one of the films of legendary director Robert Altman, but performing in another one as well.

The Diner is: Charlie Hunter – 7 string guitar. Bobby Previte – drums. Steven Bernstein – trumpet. Skerik – saxophone.

The Diner only plays #1 hits. If it didn’t make it to #1, they don’t play it.

TBA

No. 29

Thursday, November 6, 2014 to Saturday, November 8, 2014

Inspired by Wislawa Szymborska’s poem Could Have, Vancouver-born choreographer and dancer Lesley Telford investigates “…the moment you wake up when chance, circumstance and unpredictability interrupt our planned lives. A critical moment may shift our direction in a split second.” Set to Weather by Michael Gordon, Telford’s work is beautifully poignant in its exploration of the fragile balance and illusion of life’s stability. Telford is the founder of Inverso Productions. Her work has been commissioned by Netherlands Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance and Compañia Nacional de Danza.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
649 Cambie St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1 Canada
Phone: +1 604-665-3050

French Premiere of Steve Reich's Quartet

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm

Steve Reich's new work, Quartet, makes its French Premiere as percussionist Colin Currie and his percussion group performs a collection of Reich favorites including Drumming and Mallet Quartet.

Cité de la musique
221 Avenue Jean Jaurès
Paris, 75019 France

Rushes performed at Vancouver New Music (Canadian premiere)

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00pm

Rushes is a brilliant and hypnotic new work by American composer, and Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon. Gordon’s new work for seven bassoons, performed by the Rushes Ensemble, promises to deliver an unforgettable sonic experience.

The Orpheum Annex
823 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 Canada
Phone: +1 (604) 665-3035
Touring in support of: 

Florent Ghys @ D.I.A

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 8:00pm

Florent Ghys returns to the Detroit Institute of Arts to perform his newest album

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Vocaallab performs David Lang

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 8:00pm

Dutch ensemble Vocaallab performs and array of David Lang music including the little match girl passion, world to come and memory pieces.

De Doelen
Schouwburgplein 50
Rotterdam, 3012 CL Netherlands
Phone: +31 10 217 1717

Vocaallab in Leiden, Netherlands

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 7:15pm

Vocaallab continue their performances of David Lang's music as they perform the little match girl passion, world to come and memory pieces in Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal
Breestraat 60
Leiden, 2311 CS Netherlands

Vocaallab in Utrecht, Netherlands

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 8:00pm

David Lang's world to come, the little match girl passion and memory pieces are performed by Vocaallab.

TivoliVredenburg
Vredenburgkade 11
Utrecht, 3511 WB Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 231 4544

New World Symphony Premieres a new work

Friday, January 30, 2015 to Saturday, January 31, 2015

Michael Gordon's new piece to accompany a new film by Bill Morrison will be premiered by Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony. 

New World Center
500 17th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

the whisper opera makes its Canadian Premiere

Thursday, February 26, 2015 to Sunday, March 1, 2015

the whisper opera by David Lang makes its Canadian Premiere as the International Contemporary Ensemble performs the piece at Soundstreams in Toronto, Canada. 

The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street W.
Toronto, ON M5V 2J2 Canada
Phone: (416) 504-1282

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