Tours

Gordon's 'Timber' and 'Dry' performed at Neif-Norf Summer Festival

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

MINIMALISM DAY FIVE:

Marathon Concert, FEATURING MUSIC BY: Marc Mellits, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Gisby, Michael Gordon, Janice Giteck, Louis Andriessen, Molly Joyce, Philip Glass, Michael Pisaro, Mary Jane Leach (Guest Composer), Steve Reich (featuring Russell Hartenberger), Christopher Adler (nnSF Composition Director), and Brooks Frederickson (Call for Scores Winner)

Minimalism Marathon Tickets: $35

Mill & Mine
227 W Depot Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917

Whitman, Melville and Dickinson — Passions of Bloom by Martin Bresnick

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

Whitman, Melville and Dickinson — Passions of Bloom, a large-scale work for soloists, chorus and orchestra commissioned this year from Martin Bresnick by the New Haven Festival of Arts and Ideas.

This musical journey of passion, insight and revelation celebrates the writings of legendary poets Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman alongside the texts and reflections of Harold Bloom, master teacher and secular evangelist of American Literature at Yale University.  Modeled on J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, the Yale Choral Artists will perform under the direction of Jeffrey Douma.

Martin Bresnick – composer
Jeffery Douma – conductor, Yale Choral Artists

FREE EVENT 

Music Shed
20 LITCHFIELD ROAD
NORFOLK, CT 06058

Whitman, Melville, Dickinson - Passions of Bloom by Martin Bresnick

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 8:00pm

Martin Bresnick's world premiere oratorio—a large-scale work for soloists, chorus, and orchestra—takes the thoughts of Harold Bloom, master teacher and secular evangelist of American Literature at Yale University, on a musical journey of passion, insight, and personal revelation. Performed by Yale Choral Artists under the direction of Jeffrey Douma, this world premiere is modeled on Bach’s St. John Passion oratorio, but centers on the lives of legendary poets Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson.

Made possible by the Fund for the Future.

Sprague Hall
470 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Bang on a Can on the Summer Nostos Festival in Athens, Greece

Sunday, June 18, 2017 to Monday, June 19, 2017

Photo by Peter Serling

The Bang on a Can All-Stars travel to Athens Greece for two shows!

June 18 - 8:30pm - Music for Airports

June 19 - 9:00pm - Anthracite Fields with the Fons Musicalis choir.

Both shows are FREE!

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Cente
Leof. Andrea Siggrou 364
Kallithea, 176 74 Greece
Touring in support of: 

Sō Percussion Annual Benefit and After-Party!

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

credit: Evan Monroe Chapman 2016

Performances by Sō, Theo Bleckmann, and Wolfgang

After party at 10pm featuring Round Peg Square Hole

RSVP to so@sopercussion.com

Tickets to main benefit $300 each

Tickets to after party $25 each (already included for main benefit attendees) - beginning at 10pm, doors open for a special performance by Square Peg Round Hole!

(le) Poisson Rouge
158 BLEECKER STREET
New York, NY 10012

Ars Nova Copenhagen performs at Klang Festival

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 8:00pm

Program:

Jean Mouton (1459-1522):
Ave Maria Virgo Serena

Anon. 14. årh.:
Dole Super Te - Absolon Fili mi

Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474):
Lamentatio Sanctae Matris Ecclesia

Gregoriansk sang:
(i) Herodes Iratus; (ii) Vox in Rama

Jean Mouton:
Ave Sanctissima Maria

David Lang (b.1957):
where you go

Andrew Hamilton (b.1977):
Everything is Ridiculous

Howard Skempton (b.1947):
More Sweet than my Refrain

Steve Reich (b.1936):
Clapping Music (arr. Paul Hillier)

Terry Riley (b.1935):
Madrigal

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen (1932-2016):
Tre Stadier (Three Stages)
I. In the Streets
II. In the Woods
III. Streets, Woods, - Like as the Waves

 

KoncertKirken
Blågårds Plads 6 A
2200 København N Denmark

'the national anthems' performed by Vox Humana

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:45pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Vox Humana presents choral repertoire spanning over 500 years. Works by Dvorák, Ešenvalds, Gesualdo, Pärt, Rheinberger, and from the composer of “the little match girl passion”, the British Columbia premiere of David Lang’s “the national anthems” accompanied by the Emily Carr String Quartet. The concert will also feature “Bush Chord”, a newly commissioned work by Victoria composer Tobin Stokes, as well as “Woefully Arrayed” by John McCabe, and written for Stile Antico.

Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora Ave
Victoria, BC V8V 3N4 Canada
Touring in support of: 

Bang on a Can All-Stars - Field Recordings in Toronto

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

The All-Stars will perform a specially devised program “Bang on a Canada" that features selections from Field Recordings, most of which will be Canadian premieres. Works by Canadian composers Richard Reed Parry and René Lussier will be anchored by a world premiere from John Oswald, commissioned by The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall. 

Program:

Eliot Britton: Cuneiform and Glide (1st movement) -Vicky Chow, solo piano
Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay 
David Lang: unused swan
John Oswald: new work
-intermission-
Allison Cameron: 3rds, 4ths & 5ths 
Richard Reed Parry: The Brief and Neverending Blur 
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You
René Lussier: Nocturne
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day

 

Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M5S 1W2 Canada
Touring in support of: 

Zurich Ballet premieres Michael Gordon's CORPUS

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

The Corpus ballet evening focuses on the encounter between ballet Zurich and our "Orchestra La Scintilla," which is performed on historical instruments. The successful choreographers Douglas Lee and Filipe Portugal embark on a musical journey, taking baroque as their inspiration for the creation of world premieres.

The English choreographer Douglas Lee enthusiastically inspired the Zurich audience with his work A-Life andAria . To the music of Antonio Vivaldi and the contemporary American composer Michael Gordon, he now follows the footsteps of the famous painting The Lady with the fan of Diego Velásquez.

 

Zürich Opera House
Falkenstrasse 1
Zurich, 8008 Switzerland

Amid the Noise at National Sawdust

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Evan Monroe Chapman 2016

Amid the Noise is a set of short pieces exploring many forms of noise framed by drones and consistent yet subtly changing harmonies.  They were conceived as small soundtracks for everyday moments in everyday life.  It was written and recorded in 2006, but has been growing and changing ever since.

In this latest incarnation, Amid the Noise will be performed by a massive ensemble including a core of more than a dozen percussionists as well as electronics, voices, strings and more. It will be woven together into an evening length performance moving from solos and duos to large ensemble pieces and everything in between all experienced along with the original videos by Jenise Treuting.

National Sawdust
80 NORTH 6TH ST
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Touring in support of: 

Bang on a Can at MoMA: Robert Rauschenberg – Among Friends

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

BANG ON A CAN: Robert Rauschenberg – Among Friends

Throughout Robert Rauschenberg’s six-decade career, he moved freely between the worlds of visual art and avant-garde music. Beginning in the early 1950s, Rauschenberg worked closely with the composers and performers associated with the New York School, including such pioneering experimental figures as Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, David Tudor, and Christian Wolff. This rich dialogue shaped Rauschenberg’s approach to art making as well as that of his musical collaborators. In conjunction with the exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, David Lang and Bang on a Can present a pair of concerts featuring commentary exploring these artistic exchanges and their legacy for contemporary music.

Tuesday, May 23: Part 1
(performance features longtime Rauschenberg collaborator Christian Wolff in conversation with David Lang). 

Morton Feldman: Ixion
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film featuring Charles Olsen
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day
Christian Wolff: Suite (I) for prepared piano
Christian Wolff: Exercises 29 and 30

Wednesday, May 24: Part 2
John Cage: 4’33”
Jody Elff/David Lang: After David Tudor (homage to Fluorescent Sound) 
John Cage: Atlas Eclipticalis 

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

Become Ocean // The Unchanging Sea performed Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra + pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 8:30pm

Michael Gordon’s music ‘feels fundamental at first, then reveals a beguiling complexity and nuance on closer examination’, according to the New York Times. Gordon drew his inspiration for The Unchanging Sea, written for Tomoko Mukaiyama, from the eponymous 1910 film drama. It is followed by Become Ocean by John Luther Adams – ‘it presents a gorgeous surface, yet conveys overwhelming force’, wrote The New Yorker.

Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
Kruisstraat 2
Rotterdam, 3012 CT Netherlands

Ars Nova Copenhagen peforms 'first drop'

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 8:00pm

Release concert for the album "first drop" on the american label Cantaloupe Music established by the people from Bang on a Can. Music by Lang, Skempton, Reich, O'Regan, Riley, Hamilton and Andriessen and a world premiere of a new pice by Ib Nørholm in momory of his friend Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.

Garnisons Kirke
Sankt Annæ Pl. 4
København K, 1250 Denmark
Touring in support of: 

John Luther Adams' 'Become Ocean'

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 1:00pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

This spring, the Concerts at One series focuses on water justice, the subject of the 2017 Trinity Institute National Theological Conference on climate change and water crises. These Sunken Cathedral concerts feature multiple versions and interpretations of Debussy’s classic and prescient prelude La Cathédrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral) alongside a variety of newer compositions focusing on climate change and water, including John Luther Adam’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean.

St. Paul's Chapel
209 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

Joh Luther Adams' 'Ten Thousand Birds'

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 3:00pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

A special outdoor performance in Morningside Park of Ten Thousand Birds by John Luther Adams, heard in its New York premiere by the commissioning ensemble, Alarm Will Sound. The work is based on the songs of birds native to the eastern hardwood forest.

FREE ADMISSION!

Morningside Park
New York, NY

ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL: ALARM WILL SOUND - ALARM SYSTEM

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:30pm

“One of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene,” Alarm Will Sound brings artists from a variety of musical backgrounds together to create new work through "Alarm System." The “reliably exhilarating” (New York Times) ensemble will perform a concert of New York premieres exclusively. 

The performance will include music by Icelandic producer/composer/engineer Valgeir Sigurðsson, who has worked with artists such as Björk, Brian Eno, Feist, and Sigur Ròs; excerpts from the soundtrack to the television show Hannibal by musician and composer Brian ReitzellCommon Fate by American composer/musician Tyondai Braxton; two works by British composer and sound artist Matt Rogers (Game Show Outpatient); and Aphex Twin’s minipops 67 arranged by Chris Thompson

Alarm Will Sound has a established a reputation for going to extremes to bring to life powerful, engaging sound worlds. For this performance they will employ a host of extended techniques and a battery of additional instruments to create music that is at times hypnotic, playful, unnerving, or exuberant but always compelling. "Alarm System" is a program that brings musical artists from a variety of backgrounds together with Alarm Will Sound to create new work.

Merkin Concert Hall
129 W 67th Street
New York, NY 10036

Gordon: "Timber" performed by Elbtonal Percussion

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:30pm

The Hamburg drums ensemble, ElbtonalPercussion is famous for its breathtaking virtuoso drumming. With Timber by Michael Gordon they present a fascinating meditation on rhythm and sound, played on a highly unusual instrument.

ELBPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG SMALL HALL
SaalFr
Hamburg, Germany
Touring in support of: 

Steinway Salon: Lisa Moore

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Nina Roberts

Lisa Moore performs a special program, The Pleasures of Being Lost, curated by John Luther Adams. The program features piano works by composers who have influenced and informed his work. Composers include Peter Garland, Lois V Vierk, Jim Fox, Michael Byron, David Mahler, and Adams himself.

Part of the John Luther Adams Residency

Program: The Pleasures of Being Lost

Tukiliit (2012) by John Luther Adams (b. 1953)

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (1990) by Lois V Vierk (b. 1951)

The pleasure of being lost (2011-12) by Jim Fox (b. 1953)

Bright Angel/Hermetic Bird, I and II (1997) by Peter Garland (b. 1952)

World Premiere (2017) by Michael Byron (b. 1953), commissioned by Symphony Space

Martin Bartlett at the Claremont Hotel (2011) by David Mahler (b. 1944)

Among Red Mountains (2001) by John Luther Adams

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025

Bang on a Can Marathon 30th anniversary - Brooklyn Museum

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

30th Anniversary BANG ON A CAN MARATHON
8 hours of Live Music!

part of Target First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum
Admission: FREE with Museum admission

Suggested donation $16 before 5pm; free after 5pm courtesy of Target First Saturdays.

Bang on a Can comes to Brooklyn with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2017 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 8 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

Composers: Louis Andriessen, Kim Deal, Amir El Saffar, Merril Garbus, Michael Gordon, Joan La Barbara, Carla Kihlstedt, Kaki King, Laaraji, Oliver Lake, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Caroline Shaw, Kendall Williams, Julia Wolfe, and MORE.

Performers: Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Amir El Saffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble, Laaraji, Oliver Lake Crash Bang Trio with Bill McClellan and Reggie Nicholson, Just Ensemble, Innov Gnawa, Carla Kihlstedt, Kaki King, Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Caroline Shaw, and MORE.

PLUS Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing Found Sound Nation hosts its Street Studio - a mobile recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music!

Stay tuned for more details!

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY

Gordon's "Natural History" performed at CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC II

Friday, April 28, 2017 to Saturday, April 29, 2017

Photo by Peter Serling

Program:

SAMUEL BARBER - Overture to The School for Scandal
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER - Four Selections from Penelope
1. The stranger with the face of a man I loved
4. The lotus eater
9. Dead Friend
13. Baby teeth, bones, and bullets
HERBIE HANCOCK - Cantaloupe Island
LOU HARRISON - Suite for Symphonic Strings (3 movements)
I. Estampie
II. Et in Arcadio Ego
III. In Honor of Heracles
TEDDY ABRAMS - Selections from The Greatest: Muhammad Ali
MICHAEL GORDON - Natural History

Susan Narucki, soprano
Jecorey Arthur (1200)
Teddy Abrams, conductor

Kentucky Center
501 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

BOAC & the Jewish Museum present Vicky Chow & Tristan Perich

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

Pianist and Bang on a Can All Stars member Vicky Chow performs Tristan Perich’s Surface Image for solo piano. This monumental performance-installation with 40-channel 1-bit electronics echoes the shimmering quality of Paris’ 19th century arcades and is presented in conjunction with Walter Benjamin’s renowned essay "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." 

The Jewish Museum - Scheuer Auditorium
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

Steel Hammer: An Inside Look

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Featuring Julia Wolfe, Drew’s 2017 Mellon Artist-in-Residence and the Bang on a Can All-Stars

This lecture demonstration with Julia Wolfe and the Bang on a Can All-Stars focuses on the making of Steel Hammer, previewing the composition’s April 26 performance. The artists perform and discuss this work, which explores the American-worker ballad “John Henry” and its connections with labor history. A Q&A with the artists follows the talk.

FREE EVENT

Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall
Lancaster Road
Madison, NJ 07940
Touring in support of: 

Gordon: "Weather One" choreographed by Joffrey Ballet

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

Photo by Peter Serling

Program:

World Premiere

Choreographer: Alexander Ekman

Music: TBA

The Miraculous Mandarin

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Music: Béla Bartók

Mammatus

Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Music: Michael Gordon

Joffrey Ballet
10 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601

MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS + FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:30pm

This Louisville Orchestra concert celebrates American Music with a concert that features new works by American women.

Program:

NOAH SOROTA The Bluegrass
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst
JULIA WOLFE Big Beautiful Dark and Scary
TJ COLE Death of The Poet
RENE ORTH Run for the Roses
RACHEL GRIMES "My Dear Companion," "The Corner Room" and "Mossgrove" from Book of Leaves
JOAN TOWER Island Rhythms
ANNE CLYNE Masquerade

The Temple
5101 US HWY 42
Louisville, KY 40241

The music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe - "Three Generartions" with Steve Reich at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

Photo by Ivan Singer

The Bang on a Can All-Stars and special guests perform the music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, as part of the project curated by Steve Reich - Three Generations - celebrating his 80th birthday.

Performers:
Bang on a Can All-Stars with:
Todd Reynolds, Violin
Kelli Kathman, Flute
Peter Hess, Saxophones
David Friend, Keyboard
Michael Gordon, Keyboard
Nathan Koci, Accordion
JACK Quartet
Additional artists to be announced

Program:
DAVID LANG cheating, lying, stealing
JULIA WOLFE Lick
JULIA WOLFE Early That Summer
MICHAEL GORDON Yo Shakespeare

Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon

Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Bearthoven "Trios" Album Release with special guest Fjóla Evans

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:15pm

Bearthoven brings their unique brand of investigative new music for piano, percussion, and bass to LPR on April 18th to kick off the release of their debut album, Trios (out on Cantaloupe Music, May 5th). Over three years in the making, the record celebrates a community built around performers who play new music and the composers who write for them.

For this release, Bearthoven will perform three highlighted works from Trios: Adrian Knight’s The Ringing World, Fjóla Evans Shoaling, and Brooks Frederickson’s Undertoad.
The night also includes the premiere of a newly commissioned work, American Dream, from Brooklyn’s timelessly lyrical and occasionally dystopian composer Scott Wollschleger.

The show begins with a solo set by Fjóla Evans performing her original music for solo cello and electronics. Based on her love of Icelandic folk-song and drones, the music explores looping white-noise, archival and field recordings to build twitching minimal soundscapes. She will be performing pieces inspired by her study of Icelandic Rímur, a type of intonement of skaldic poetry.

(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
Touring in support of: 

Bearthoven X Steinhardt Graduate Composers

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:45pm

The culminating event of Bearthoven's residency at NYU Steinhardt. Bearthoven will be premiering seven pieces by the Steinhardt Graduate Composers collective. 

FREE

New York University
35 w 4th St. - Room 303
New York, NY 10012

Ted Hearne // Roomful of Teeth: Coloring Book (Midwest premiere)

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:00pm

Roomful of Teeth (“hypnotic and intensely moving” – cpr.org) is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Their Chicago debut program is built around a white composer’s setting of texts by Zora Neal Hurston, Claudia Rankine, and James Baldwin, reflecting on their blackness.

Chicago debut

Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Kompas Kollektiv performs Andriessen, Gordon, Lang, & more

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:00pm

Design by James Black

Kompas Kollektiv is a Copenhagen based collective of musicians performing new music and interested in creating a dialogue between composers in Denmark and the UK, and eventually between Denmark and other countries.

With Kompas Kollektiv we want to bring together different instrumentalists and ensembles within the same programmes. We are interested in programming that is able to directly engage audiences, exploring the relationship between compositions, and the varying audience reactions they create.

This concert will be the launch concert of Kompas Kollektiv.

KoncertKirken
Blågards Plads 6A
Copenhagen, 2200 København N Denmark

Ted Hearne Residency at WELD Nashville

Friday, March 31, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017

chatterbird hosts award-winning composer Ted Hearne for a weekend of his music, including the stunning, thought-provoking Katrina Ballads (4/1, 7:30 PM) as well as an intimate set of his songs (3/31, 7 PM).

MARCH 31, 2017: RSVP for the Outlanders performance, and purchase tickets here. 7 PM, WELD NASHVILLE. Featuring an opening set by cellist Leah Coloff.

APRIL 1, 2017: RSVP for the Katrina Ballads performance, and purchase tickets here. 7:30 PM, WELD NASHVILLE. Featuring original film by Bill Morrison.

WELD NASHVILLE
90 Oceanside Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Glass, Gordon, & Wolfechoreographed by Doug Varone at BAM

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017

ReComposed. Photo: Nikki Carrara

Doug Varone and Dancers celebrate 30 years of impassioned choreography with three works representing the past, present, and future of this peerless company. Their major revival of the Philip Glass-scored Possession (1994), inspired by A.S. Byatt’s century-spanning novel of the same name, is an entwined portrait of solitude and desire. Varone’s latest work Folded, set to music by MacArthur fellow Julia Wolfe, renders the intimate interplay between two dancers falling in and out of sync. And in ReComposed, inspired by abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings, dancers careen across a paper-white stage to the crescendos of Michael Gordon’s Dystopia.

BAM
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Field Recordings at University of Pittsburg

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform music from the Field Recordings project!

Location: The Warhol at the Carnegie Music Hall
Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

 

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Touring in support of: 

Grand Band performs Reich, Lang, Glass, & more at Vale of Glamorgan Festival

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:00pm

Six grand pianos and six virtuoso pianists from New York bestride St David’s Hall’s stage. Described as “awesome” (Sequenza 21) and “inventive” (New York Magazine), Grand Band champion new music from today’s composers, ranging through classical and pop-crossover to post minimal.  There are classics by Reich, Lang and Glass, a world premiere from Ben Wallace and music from Wales by John Metcalf.

Program:

Paul Kerekes - wither and bloom

Philip Glass - Closing

Ben Wallace - New work - World premiere

David Lang - face so pale

John Metcalf - Never Odd or Even

Steve Reich - Six Pianos

St David’s Hall
The Hayes
Cardiff, CF10 1AH United Kingdom

Ted Hearne: New Songs at National Sawdust

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Singer-composer Ted Hearne premieres an intimate and ecstatic collection of vocal music, accompanied by a band of longtime friends and new collaborators.

Vocalists Peabody Southwell, fresh from season appearances with LA Opera, and Allison Semmes, having just stepped out of the role of Diana Ross on Broadway, give rare recital performances. Solo instrumentalists Mariel Roberts, Taylor Levine and Philip White, staples of New York’s contemporary music community, join The Nouveau Classical Project and San Francisco’s eclectic and bold duo The Living Earth Show as the evening’s dynamic ensemble. R WE WHO R WE, the vocal/electronics duo of Ted Hearne and Philip White, also perform selections of their upcoming sophomore release.

National Sawdust
80 NORTH 6TH ST
Brooklyn 11249

The McGill Percussion Ensemble presents: Timber

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

The McGill Percussion Ensemble presents:

Timber (2009) by Michael Gordon

Directors: Aiyun Huang and Fabrice Marandola

Players: Olivier Tremblay-Noel, Peter White, Robert Cosgrove, Alexander Haupt, Nicole Joshi, Jessica Tsang

Concert presented as a part of the Montreal New Musics Festival

FREE EVENT

Strathcona Music Building - Pollack Hall
555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, QC H3A 1E3 Canada
Touring in support of: 

Quince performs David Lang's 'love fail' in Ohio

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 to Monday, February 27, 2017

LOVE FAIL IN COLUMBUS - February 22, 2017

Quince gives a performance of David Lang's love fail. Sponsored by the Johnstone Fund for New Music. 

7:00PM

Concert is FREE

The Garden Theater

Columbus, OH

 

LOVE FAIL AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY - February 25, 2017

Quince returns to Kent State University for a performance of David Lang's love fail.

3:00PM Workshop on Entrepreneurship in Ludwig Recital Hall

FREE and open to the public

7:30PM

Ludwig Recital Hall

FREE and open to the public

Kent State University

Kent, OH

 

ALIA MUSICA PRESENTS: QUINCE / LOVE FAIL - February 26, 2017

Alia Musica presents Quince singing David Lang and Kaija Saariaho.

Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

James Laughlin Music Hall

7:30PM

Buy tickets here!

 

LOVE FAIL ON THE FOREFRONT SERIES AT BGSU - February 27, 2017

Quince travels to BGSU to perform David Lang's love fail.

8:00PM

Bryan Recital Hall

Bowling Green, OH

OH
Touring in support of: 

Lang's 'the so-called laws of nature' performed by Architek Percussion

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

Architek Percussion is celebrating five years as an ensemble by presenting a concert of new and old works that have characterized our activities over the past half-decade. Joining us are former Architek members Noam Bierstone and Ryan Packard. Four different iterations of Architek Percussion bring you five great pieces!

Program:

Quartet (mvt. 1) - John Cage
-Architek 2.0 (Duinker, Morton, Packard, Valiante)

Horizontal and Vertical Forces II - Anthony Tan (world premiere / création mondiale)
Bit Canon - Eliot Britton
-Architek 3.0 (Duinker, Morton, Reimer, Valiante)

the so-called laws of nature (mvt. 3) - David Lang
-Architek 1.0 (Biertsone, Morton, Packard, Valiante)

Six Changes (excerpts / extraits) - Architek Percussion
-Architek "ensemble cast" / Architek « distribution d'ensemble 

 

La Sala Rossa
4848 boul. St-Laurent
Monteal , QC H2T 2R6 Canada

Julia Wolfe's 'on seven-star-shoes' performed by Sylvan Winds

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Sylvan Winds are thrilled to make their first appearance at The Cell honoring Elliott Schwartz' 80th birthday with his witty tribute to the 2nd Viennese School and also featuring new works by talented and exciting composers, from Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe of Bang on a Can, to Robert Paterson of the American Music Ensemble. Join us after the concert to meet the artists!

The Cell
338 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

Bang on on a Can and the Jewish Museum present: Bonjour

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:30pm

Bonjour is a low string band with drums/percussion founded in 2012 by bassist and composer Florent Ghys whose performance corresponds to the Museum's exhibition Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design. Chareau, originally from Bordeaux, rose to become one of Paris's most fashionable designers of the early 20th Century. Ghys, also originally from Bordeaux, is one of New York's most creative composer-performers of the early 21st Century. Combining basses, cello, guitars, percussion, and voices, Ghys has assembled a sizzling group of some of New York's top young musicians and Bang on a Can regulars to create an unusual sound world that's equal parts groove, melody and meditation. From jazz-laced indie-pop to ambient chamber music, Bonjour shimmers with influences that push it beyond the safety net of "new classical" music to something altogether edgy, adventurous, and even slightly art-damaged.

The Jewish Museum
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New York, NY 10128
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