Tours

'low resolution' and Spinning Jenny performed by Jennifer Koh

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:00pm

Inspired by Paganini’s landmark set of 24 caprices, Jennifer’s project Shared Madness asks “What is the relationship between the violinist and the instrument?” The project explores virtuosity in the 21st century and is comprised of short works for solo violin from some of today’s most celebrated composers, including Phillip Glass, Bryce Dessner (from The National), Kaija Saariaho, and Julia Wolfe (co-founder of Bang on a Can). It premiered at the New York Philharmonic’s 2nd Biennial in June 2016.

Fox Cabaret
Vancouver, Canada

Bearthoven: False Harmonics 3.0 at Pioneer Works

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 8:00pm

Bearthoven performs the NYC premieres of Sarah Hennies’s Spectral Malsconcities and Katherine Balch’s Trio* on the False Harmonics 3.0 Series at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

The Luisa Muhr/Wendy Eisenberg Duo will be performing the first set of the evening.

*This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Pioneer Works
Brooklyn, NY

'ever-present' performed by Bryce Dessner, David Chalmi and the Labèque Sisters (UK premiere)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:30pm

Acclaimed pianists, sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque, are renowned for their energetic double act and their passion for minimalist music. In 2013 they released an album entitled Minimalist Dream House, featuring works by minimal music pioneers and their successors.

The Labèques now continue their journey, which started with the album, with a series of live concerts, with the Barbican date also featuring Bryce Dessner (guitar) and David Chalmin (guitar, voice, live-electronic).

Here the sisters and their guests will perform works by American composers David Lang, Caroline Shaw, Bryce Dessner, Timo Andres, French composer David Chalmin and a new work by Radiohead front man Thom Yorke.

Minimalism developed in the USA in the 1960s as a music genre that brought together what had been thought to be incompatible: it was new and experimental, while also being clear, honest and melodious. Through constant repetition, the radically simplified musical language unleashed new energies and soon became influential in genres ranging from krautrock and pop to techno.

Barbican Hall
London, United Kingdom

'ever-present' performed by Bryce Dessner, David Chalmi and the Labèque Sisters

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

Foreign to all musical hermetism, the Labèque sisters put the same requirement when they collaborate with the greatest note teps composers (Berio, Boesmans, Golijov or Glass) or share the stage with percussion, guitars, jazzmen and dancers. To celebrate 50 years of minimalism, they had imagined a Minimalist Dream House to house the works of the pioneers of the movement and those they influenced. They continue today by interpreting the American succession (David Lang, Caroline Shaw, Bryce Dessner), the unknown Julius Eastman, and a much anticipated creation of Thom Yorke.

Lyon National Orchestra
Lyon, France

Meredith Monk: Cellular Songs & Quartet Concert at Stanford University

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 7:30pm

Meredith Monk is honored worldwide as a composer, singer, director, choreographer, and performance pioneer. For over 50 years she has been creating genredefying work, evoking feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words. On April 6, Monk and the Vocal Ensemble pair voice with movement, instrumentation, and video in Cellular Songs, a work inspired by biological processes of the fundamental unit of life that can serve as a prototype for human behavior in our tumultuous world.

Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

'she is called' performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 3:00pm

Silent Voices: Lovestate, the third installment in the Silent Voices series, builds on the success of its earlier premieres at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House, National Sawdust, and Prototype Festival, in a program including stand-out works from the earlier series and new premieres. In Lovestate, a dynamic roster of composers and artists collaborate with the choristers in confronting the challenges of division and categorization, racism, sexism, immigration, threats to our environment and our understanding of truth, as we seek to affirm our vision of a more inclusive and compassionate future—a world we can all look forward to. Unifying this musically and topically broad work is the distinctively versatile and beautiful sound of the rigorously-trained singers—a chorus of culturally and socioeconomically diverse New York City young people, ages 12–18. Commissioned composers for Lovestate include: Pulitzer Prize winners David Lang and Caroline Shaw, Olga Bell, Nico Muhly, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Paola Prestini, Toshi Reagon, Shaina Taub, and Bora Yoon.

Kennedy Center
Washington, D.C.

Bearthoven at West Chester University

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

Bearthoven Performs Scott Wollschleger’s American Dream, Shelley Washington’s Silk, and the world premiere of Trio by Katie Balch* at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

*This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

West Chester University
West Chester, PA

'public domain' performed by London Symphony

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Enter into the discordant and energetically disorienting sound world of Philippe Manoury’s Ring, written for large ‘spatialised’ orchestra and extended percussion. Steel drums, timbales and anvils all feature in this new musical experience, as LSO musicians are scattered throughout the Barbican Hall.

Scriabin’s Symphony Fourth Symphony, The Poem of Ecstasy, depicts a cosmic spirit’s assent into consciousness, the ‘joy of liberated action, a divine play of worlds’ according to the composer. The piece seems to alternate between slow, unhurried languor and striving energy, all based around the composer’s new modes of tonality giving the end product an ethereal sense of musical mysticism. 

Barbican Centre foyer
London, United Kingdom

Meredith Monk: Cellular Songs Concert at Big Ears Festival

Thursday, March 21, 2019 to Sunday, March 24, 2019

Using little more than her voice and her singular vision, Meredith Monk has become nothing less than an icon. During the last half-century, she has been one of the pioneers of extended vocal techniques, not only inventing or refining many of its methods but also pushing them into pop culture itself. Breaking boundaries between music, theater, and performance art, and then between her magnetic concerts and her landmark albums for ECM, Monk “has communicated across genre boundaries long before ‘crossover’ was even a term,” as The Washington Post has noted. 

Only a year after its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Monk returns to Big Ears with a rare performance of her latest concert-length work, Cellular Songs. Cellular Songs examines life on the microscopic level, exploring and expressing biological processes like cell division and genetic mutation through the ineffable talents of her Vocal Ensemble and a stage show of video, lights, and theater. Monk and her cadre of singers build an overwhelming array of music from tiny sounds that bend and move at will, just as a body is built from millions of cells interacting on their own terms. It makes no matter that Monk is a MacArthur fellow, a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and an Obie winner—her music remains at the cutting edge of contemporary art, an attempt to articulate phenomenon and feelings with which even language can sometimes struggle.

Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN

'the writings' performed by Theatre of Voices (world premiere)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:30pm

When Theatre of Voices performed Stockhausen’s epic Stimmung at Carnegie Hall, The New York Times praised the ensemble's performance as “confident and luminous, controlled yet free …” Theatre of Voices returns to give the New York premiere of an Arvo Pärt work accompanied with a film by award-winning Danish director Phie Ambo. Paul Hillier, Theatre of Voices' artistic director, conducted the world premiere of David Lang’s the little match girl passion and the ensemble recorded it to tremendous acclaim. Both reacquaint themselves with Lang’s music in the writings—the world premiere of the complete cycle. 

Carnegie Hall Zankel Hall
New York , NY

Sō at Longwood Gardens (PA)

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

With innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and vital role of the modern percussion ensemble. Programmed for curious audiences, their inventive repertoire and instrumentation spans anything between a snare drum and a flower pot.

Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia, PA

'the little match girl passion' performed by UCLA Chamber Singers

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 8:00pm

The UCLA Chamber Singers presents one of the most celebrated choral works of the last twenty years. David Lang’s Pulitzer and Grammy winning masterpiece reinvents the sounds of the choir while telling the tragic story of the nameless match girl. The concert will be in the beautiful acoustic and space of the St. Albans Church, Westwood.

St. Albans Church
Westwood, CA

Donnacha Dennehy: The Second Violinist performed by the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam

Thursday, March 7, 2019 to Saturday, March 9, 2019

A sensational modern opera, The Second Violinist is a brooding thriller electrified by an otherworldly, almost compulsive score. This is the result of an artistic partnership between world-renowned Irish playwright Enda Walsh – co-author of Bowie’s musical Lazarus – and composer Donnacha Dennehy.

The Second Violinist is about an ordinary person whose life is ruled by social media, morbid fantasies and violent video games. Seeking solace and beauty in a grim world, the violin player turns to the music of Italian Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo, only to have it become an obsession. The Second Violinistwon the prestigious FEDORA–GENERALI award in 2017.

Muziekgebouw
Amsterdam, Netherlands

'just (after song of songs)' performed by the San Francisco Girls Choir

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 4:00pm

The San Francisco Girls Chorus builds upon its award-winning commitment to music of our time with a concert featuring works from a group of luminary contemporary composers. Highlighted by the World Premiere performance of an SFGC commission from avant-rock and improvisational composer Fred Frith, the program includes music by American minimalist Steve Reich, film composer David Lang, jazz saxophonist John Zorn, and prominent Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. The chorus will be joined by contralto Kristen Sollek, who will make her SFGC debut as soloist in Vaughan Williams’ rarely heard Magnificat.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, CA

Meredith Monk: Cellular Songs

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

West Coast Premiere

"At once visceral and ethereal, raw and rapt, Monk's works banish the spurious complexities of urban life and reveal a kind of underground civilization, one that sings, dances, and meditates on timeless forces." —The New Yorker

Meredith Monk has spent more than five decades exploring and expanding the capacity of that most essential instrument – the human voice. Cellular Songs is the newest in a series of her music theater pieces that explore our interdependent relationship with nature while seeking to evoke the ineffable. 

Following the celebrated On Behalf of Nature, which offered a liminal space questioning the precarious state of our global ecology, Cellular Songs turns attention inward to the very fabric of life itself. Joined by the women of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble, Monk combines some of her most adventurous vocal music to date with movement, light, instrumental music and film, as well as a video installation designed specifically for each space. 

The work, at once playful and contemplative, draws inspiration from such cellular activity as layering, replication, division and mutation, and looks to underlying systems in nature that can serve as a prototype for human behavior in our tumultuous world. Conjuring cycles of birth and death throughout, Monk once again reminds us of her vitality as an artist who cuts to the core of experience, continuing to share the genius of her discovery and innovation.

UCLA Center for the Art of Performance
Los Angeles, CA

Ethel performs all Wolfe string quartets at Jewish Museum

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The acclaimed contemporary string quartet ETHEL performs the complete string quartets of Pulitzer prize winning composer Julia Wolfe: Dig DeepEarly that SummerFour Marys, and Blue Dress for String Quartet. This is the first performance of all of Wolfe's string quartets at one time, on one stage.  

Julia Wolfe's string quartets, as described by The New Yorker, "combine the violent forward drive of rock music with an aura of minimalist serenity [using] the four instruments as a big guitar, whipping psychedelic states of mind into frenzied and ecstatic climaxes." This performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition of fellow New York City cultural icon Martha Rosler: Irrespective

 

 

Jewish Museum
New York City, NY

'love fail' performed by Oriana Women's Choir

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00pm

Contemporary composer David Lang’s love fail has been called a meditation on the timelessness of love weaving texts from Tristan and Isolde, adapted by the composer from a variety of source texts, together with contemporary poetry by Lydia Davis. The SSAA piece was originally scored for a vocal quartet, and in our performance, audiences will be delighted to hear the full ensemble as well as a variety of quartets and octets, showing off the range of voices of Oriana. This performance marks the Canadian première of the choral arrangement.

Calvin Presbyterian Church
Toronto, Canada

Detroit, MI—Become Ocean

Saturday, February 23, 2019 to Sunday, February 24, 2019

Leonard Slatkin brings the American Music festival to a close with works by Kristin Kuster, Barber’s haunting Violin Concerto, Bernstein’s West Side Story, and the startling silence of John Cage on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, minimalist percussion masterworks of Steve Reich and Philip Glass, plus John Luther Adams’s visionary Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean.

Artists
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Joseph Becker, percussion
Andres Pichardo, percussion
Jeremy Epp, timpani
James Ritchie, timpani

Program
STEVE REICH Clapping Music
PHILIP GLASS Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists & Orchestra
JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Become Ocean

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
Detroit, MI

'the loser' performed by LA Opera

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:00pm to Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00pm

Two piano prodigies at a master class encounter an even greater talent: the virtuoso Glenn Gould, on the cusp of superstardom. The devastating realization that they will never approach their new rival’s level of artistry changes their lives forever. A painful meditation on dreams forsaken and hopes unrealized unfolds in an unusually intimate staging that incorporates multiple levels of the spectacular Theatre at Ace Hotel. Composer David Lang returns to LA Opera for the first time since his spellbinding anatomy theater. (Note: as was the case with anatomy theater, the title of the loser is spelled in lowercase.) In an intimate work for baritone, piano and chamber ensemble, the loser stars Rod Gilfry, in a role he created for the work’s premiere at the pathbreaking Bang on a Can festival.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Los Angeles, CA

'manifesto' performed by The Esoterics

Friday, February 22, 2019 to Sunday, February 24, 2019

In the first program of its 26th concert season, The Esoterics will explore the human capacity for openness, VULNERABILITY. On the weekend that follows Valentine’s Day, our society’s celebration of romantic love, this performance will follow the emotional journey of lowering of one’s defenses, from expressing desire and devotion, challenging authority and conformity, risking injury, gaining consent, healing from brokenness, navigating through resentfulness, arriving at forgiveness, and emerging again into the world, ready to be vulnerable yet again.

Giving voice to texts by James Baldwin, Olympe de Gouges, Bei Dao, Paul Laurence Dunbar, e. e. cummings, Hāfez, Jennifer Powers, Rainier Maria Rilke, Rabindranath Tagore, and William Carlos Williams, The Esoterics’ VULNERABILITY will include music by Abbie Betinis, Anna-Karin Klockar, Evan Flory-Barnes, Reena Esmail, Ted Hearne, Jennifer Higdon, David Lang, Tebogo Monnakgotla, Roxanna Panufnik, August Read Thomas, Mari Ésabel Valverde, and a commissioned world premiere by New York composer Philip Wharton.

Seattle, WA

TwoSense play at Cal State Uni Fullerton

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ashley Bathgate, cello and Lisa Moore, piano – the incredible TwoSense duo perform together again in LA at the New Music Festival in CSUF.

Program tbc:

Family Matters – Paul Dresher

Velvet – Kate Moore

New Work – Pamela Madsen

Spun – Amy Kirsten

Prayers Remain Forever – Martin Bresnick

 

Cal State Uni Fullerton, Meng Concert Hall
Fullerton, CA

Shelter performed by Casa da Música Remix Ensemble

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:30pm

The universe of Shelter evokes the power and the threat of nature, the promise of expanding the boundaries contained within the structure of a new home, the pure aesthetic beauty of houseplants, the sweet architecture of sound and the apprehensive vulnerability that exists even in the safety of sleep. A profound and moving reflection on the meaning of having a shelter with music performed by the founders of the New York group Bang on a Can. The beautiful images of Shelter, Bill Morrison’s film with music by David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, is only comparable to the magic of the music, the energy of the rhythm and the purity of the vocal writing.

Casa da Música
Sala Suggia
Porto, Portugal

Portland, OR—songbirdsongs

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Caballito Negro collaborates with flutist Sophia Tegart and percussionist Chris Whyte to present the epic John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs (a collection of indeterminate miniature pieces for piccolos and percussion based on free translations of bird songs). 

Portland State University
Portland, OR

Sō at the National Gallery (Washington, DC)

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 3:30pm

So Percussion performs works originally composed for keyboard instruments. The program includes selections from Elliot Cole’s Postludes for Bowed Vibraphone; Vijay Iyer’s Torque; selections from Dan Trueman’s Nostalgic Synchronic (for prepared digital piano); Jason Treuting’s Nine Numbers 4; Caroline Shaw’s Taxidermy; Donnacha Dennehy’s Broken Unison; and a new work by Suzanne Farrin.

 

National Gallery
Washington, D.C.

'the little match girl passion' performed by Baltimore Choral Arts Society

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

This a cappella performance of the Baltimore Choral Arts Chamber Chorus recounts Hans Christian Andersen’s haunting short story of a poor child’s hopes and dreams. The Pulitzer Prize-winning composition will be matched with striking images created by MICA students. Visual and musical compositions are injected into the little match girl passion to create a multi-sensory mash-up!

 

Brown Center Falvey Hall
Baltimore, MD

'almost all the time'; 'prayers for night and sleep'; 'just (after song of songs); 'mystery sonatas' performed by musicians from the New World Symphony

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 3:00pm

“With his winning of the Pulitzer Prize for The Little Match Girl Passion (one of the most original and moving scores of recent years), Lang, once a post-minimalist enfant terrible, has solidified his standing as an American master.” — The New Yorker

The music of David Lang, one of America’s most acclaimed composers, has been performed around the world by ensembles such as the BBC Symphony, The New York Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera, the Kronos Quartet, and Eighth Blackbird. His opera, orchestra, chamber, and solo works are by turns ominous, ethereal, urgent, hypnotic, unsettling, and emotionally direct. Much of his work expands the definition of musical virtuosity itself. This concert features an array of musicians performing his work, with an introduction by Lang.

Norton Museum
Miami Beach, FL

Bearthoven: American Dream Release Show

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

American Dream, Bearthoven’s sophomore release, is a reflection of the contemporary American state of mind. Rather than making a political statement, this album reflects the paradoxical nature of the ‘American Dream’ in our current era. Consisting of three monumental new works by Scott Wollschleger, American Dream will be available on Cantaloupe Music on February 8, 2019.

Bearthoven will celebrate the release of American Dream with an opening set by violist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti and a complete performance of the album on February 8th at Tenri Cultural Institute.

Tenri Cultural Institute
New York, NY

'little eye' performed by Katinka Kleijn

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 7:30pm

PROGRAM

DAVID LANG     little eye for cello and four percussionists (1999)
DAI FUJIKURA     osm for solo cello (2015)LIA KOHL     and mouth and for cello and video (2017)
MARCOS BALTER     shadows of listening for cello and live electronics (2017)     
INTERMISSION
BRYAN JACOBS     ly ful hood for cello and electronics (2015)
DU YUN     Zinc Oxide (2018)
PAULINE OLIVEROS     For Two or Three Instruments (2016)
ALVIN LUCIER     Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases (1993)

 

University of North Carolina Moeser Auditorium
Chapel Hill, NC

Bearthoven at West Chester University

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00pm

Bearthoven Performs Scott Wollschleger’s American Dream and the world premiere of Trio by Katie Balch* at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Come hear American Dream the day before it is released on Cantaloupe Music!

*This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

West Chester University
West Chester, PA

Donnacha Dennehy: Uusi Teos premiered by Lina Andonovska

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

Flautist Lina Andonovska’s solo concert is a brilliant display of sound and video. Quentin Tarantino’s films Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill blend together and offer inspiration for Nicole Lizée’s glitch piece. Within the glitch aesthetic, purposeful mechanical and digital ‘errors’ lend new artistic dimensions. During this concert, which makes the most of electronics and innovative audio manipulation, the audience will also be treated to the premiere performance of Donnacha Dennehy’s new piece.

Musica Nova, Helsinki
Finland

'the little match girl passion' and 'make peace' performed by The Crossing

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Crossing takes their show on the road with a signature work, David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning the little match girl passion, and highlights from the 2016 Jeff Quartets written by some of their closest composer friends.

February 6, 2019: Holloway Hall, Salisbury University, MD
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February 7, 2019: The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE
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February 8, 2019: Pfleger Concert Hall, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
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February 9, 2019: Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC
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February 10, 2019: Leighton Concert Hall, DeBartolo Center, Notre Dame University, IN
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'illumination rounds' performed by Ensemble 20/21

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

Curtis alumnus and world renown pianist Peter Serkin joins Curtis 20/21 and the Vera String Quartet to perform Arnold Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon, a work written in 1942 in response to the rise of authoritarianism and World War II. The program features other politically-charged works, including pieces by Curtis alums Jonathan Holland and 20/21 artistic director David Ludwig, as well as gripping musical statements by David Lang and Nina Young.

 

There will be a pre-concert conversation on stage with some of the composers of these works, as well as a discussion of the intersection of politics and music.

Gould Rehearsal Hall
Philadelphia, PA

Glamour Sleeper performed by Crash Ensemble in Helsinki

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ireland’s foremost contemporary music ensemble, Crash Ensemble arrives at the ideal time to perform for Musica nova. This highly popular group will play two concerts, which will also feature the CrashLands film project.

At the first concert, held in Rehearsal Hall Paavo at the Helsinki Music Centre, Crash Ensemble will perform, among others, the new work Grey Area by its resident composer Sam Perkin, who is one of the hottest names in contemporary Irish music. Perkin – a skateboarder and contemporary composer – combines, in a surprising way, orchestral music and a nighttime skateboarding video in which the audience is taken on a hypnotic journey through the streets of Dublin and Cork. The concert also features the premiere of work by Finnish-Canadian Matthew Whittall as well as the piece Glamour Sleeper by one of the ensemble’s founding members, Donnacha Dennehy.

Musica Nova
Helsinki, Finland

'the little match girl passion' performed by Helsinki Chamber Choir

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 4:30pm

The Helsinki Chamber Choir’s concert features a brand new commissioned piece and contemporary music that engages in dialogue with Baroque classics. In his work The Little Match Girl Passion (2007), post-minimalist David Lang presents his interpretation of H.C. Andersen’s classic tale. The work also draws, however, from the form of the St Matthew Passion by Bach, and the tale is raised to a new level to compare a little girl’s anguish to the suffering of Jesus.

Icelandic Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s arrestingly beautiful Ad Genua for string quintet and mixed choir (2016) is one of seven works by contemporary composers written for the American choir The Crossing, in response to the seven cantatas of Dietrich Buxtehude’sMembra Jesu Nostri.

The concert also features a premiere performance: praiseworthy Icelandic-German Steingrimur Rohloff has composed a new choir piece based on the texts of Danish poet Peter Laugesen. In recent times, Rohloff has been particularly praised as a composer of stage music.

House of Nobility
Helsinki, Finland

'east broadway' performed by Emanuele Arciuli

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:45pm

Premio Abbiati 2011 as best soloist of the year, Emanuele Arciuli is a pianist in love with America and his music: his interest has been realized in a book,  Piano Music in the United States(Edt) and in numerous lessons, both radio and that television. With American Landscapesproposes a journey through American music, using five different keyboards: the piano, the electric piano, the toy piano, the harpsichord, the prepared piano. A succession of authors, from John Cage and Philip Glass to John Adams and Harold Budd, for a unique project, which unites the spectacular and visual component, a surprising variety of languages, styles and compositional techniques. But above all it offers a choice of the highest compositional quality, with intense, direct, communicative, intelligent works.

PROGRAM

John Adams, China Gates for piano 
Henry Cowell, Set of Four (excerpts) for harpsichord amplified 
John Cage, Suite for Toy Piano
John Cage, The Perilous Night for piano prepared  
John Philip Glass, Etude # 2 
Kyle Gann, Fractured Paradise for keyboard 
Julia Wolfe sampler , East Broadway for piano toy and magnetic tape 
Harold Budd, Children on the Hill for electric piano and harmonizer 
Alan Hovhaness, Dark River and Distant Bell
Frederic Rzewski, Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues for piano 

Teatro Verdi
Pordenone, Italy

LA Dance Project (Benjamin Millepied) performs to music by David Lang

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Friday, February 1, 2019

In 2011, Benjamin Millepied took his leave of the New York City Ballet, a company in which he danced all the major roles in the repertoire as principal dancer. A year later, he set up the L.A. Dance Project in Los Angeles, which is both a dance company and a creative hub bringing together a collective of artists from different fields (music, the visual arts, video, etc.). Building on its exceptional soloists and programmes which are open to all influences, the L.A. Dance Project combines Modern American Dance with a creative impetus which is deeply attuned to the contemporary world. For this third visit to the avenue Montaigne, Benjamin Millepied is taking over the entire evening to showcase his latest work.

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Paris, France

MUTED performed by Monica Germino

Monday, January 28, 2019 to Wednesday, January 30, 2019

“I’m going to write you a piece so soft, I don’t care if no one can hear it.” 
This was composer Michael Gordon’s response to Monica Germino’s news that she would have to protect her hearing by stopping or adapting how she played the violin.

Inspired by Germino’s strength and determination, four of the world’s leading composers – Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and David Lang (co-founders of Bang on a Can) and legendary composer Louis Andriessen – joined forces to create MUTED. This collective composition features what Germino calls ‘whisperviolin’ and a part for Monica’s singing voice (in settings of texts from the 1930’s New York Post cult column Archy and Mehitabel).

Taking audiences to the thresholds of audibility, this intensely theatrical piece is conceived for small groups of listeners in intimate spaces.

 

ANNEX
Vancouver, Canada

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