Julia Wolfe: Flower Power (UK Premiere)

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:30pm

The Bang on a Can All-Stars join the BBC Concert Orchestra and Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey for the UK premiere of Flower Power, a new work from Pulitzer prize-winning American composer Julia Wolfe.

In her new work, Wolfe draws on the energy generated by a radical revolutionary moment - the late 1960s - a time when experimental ideas and questions permeated all parts of the political, social and artistic landscapes. This shift brought new spiritual and intellectual explorations, a breakdown of social norms, psychedelic visions, artistic explosion, and a greater and more open expression of love and peace.

The programme also includes English and American minimalism in orchestral form by Steve Martland, John Adams and Philip Glass.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
London, United Kingdom

Bang on a Can All-Stars and RNCM Manchester

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 7:30pm

Julia Wolfe Believing
Kate Moore Ridgeway
Philip Glass Closing
Steve Martland Horses of Instruction
Steve Reich 2×5

Robert Black bass
Vicky Chow piano
David Cossin percussion
Mark Stewart guitar
Ken Thomson clarinet
Arlen Hlusko cello
with Musicians from the RNCM

Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognised worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this six-member amplified ensemble has consistently forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories. Performing each year across the globe, the All-Stars have shattered the definition of what concert music is today.

RNCM students join BOAC for an all live (so 10 musicians) version of Steve Reich’s unapologetic and startling piece, originally written for Kraftwerk’s opening night appearance at Manchester International Festival 2009, at the Velodrome. The Guardian described that gig as ‘a sly and subversive – but best of all, fun – celebration of modernism and modernity. Truly wonderful…’ 

RNCM Concert Hall
Manchester, United Kingdom

Music at the Forefront - Bowling Green State University

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:00pm

Bearthoven returns to Bowling Green State University’s ‘Music at the Forefront’ Series to perform a new work by Michael Gordon. a blistering new amplified work by Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon alongside Sarah Hennies’s subdued, otherworldly Spectral Malsconcities, which was composed for Bearthoven in 2018.

Michael Gordon - Mixed Tulips (2020)
Sarah Hennies - Spectral Malsconcities (2018)

Free Admission

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH

Timber Remixed danced by Richard Alston Dance Company

Friday, February 21, 2020 to Sunday, February 23, 2020

Boasting a “rich, pliant, full-bodied” style that transports audiences “to the heart of dance itself” (The New York Times), Richard Alston Dance Company returns to Peak Performances for its final American engagement before the company closes its doors after more than 25 years. A selection of recent works highlights the unflagging invention of this beloved group, led by Richard Alston, one of the world’s finest choreographers currently celebrating his 50th year of making dances. Performed to live music, Alston’s witty Brahms Hungarian is presented alongside Shine On, the last piece the choreographer will create for the company. The fast-paced Detour, created by associate choreographer Martin Lawrance, rounds out a thrilling program that celebrates a troupe still in top form, even as the curtain closes.

Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ

Bearthoven at Constellation Chicago

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:30pm

Bearthoven - Karl Larson (piano), Pat Swoboda (bass), Matt Evans (percussion)

Described by the New Yorker as one of the ‘vital institutions’ of the NYC contemporary music scene, Bearthoven will present two of their most substantial commissions to date in their Chicago debut at Constellation on February 20. The piano / bass / percussion trio’s program features Mixed Tulips, a blistering new amplified work by Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon, alongside Sarah Hennies’s subdued, otherworldly Spectral Malsconcities, which was composed for Bearthoven in 2018.

“One of New York’s Vital Institutions” - New Yorker (Steve Smith)

“Telepathic, out-of-this-world” - The Observer (Brad Cohen)

“Bearthoven is not just a piano, a bass and some drums — it seems greater than the sum of its parts; a kind of chameleon that is both the subject and the object of the creative process, a synergistic unit that informs and becomes the art that is created at its behest.”- ICAREIFYOULISTEN (Cristian Kriegeskotte)

Chicago, IL

Alarm Will Sound at Oscar Bettison Composer Portrait

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:00pm


Pale Icons of Night (2018) New York premiere

Livre des Sauvages (2012)

Alarm Will Sound returns to Miller Theatre at Columbia University with the music of Oscar Bettison featuring the NY premiere of Pale Icons of Night, a violin concerto written for AWS violinist Courtney Orlando. Oscar Bettison has an affinity for inventing instruments from found material and for reimagining the roles of existing instruments, and his music explores the boundaries of pitch and noise, classical and rock, convention and invention. Bettison’s work has been described as possessing “an unconventional lyricism and a menacing beauty” (WNYC).

Miller Theatre at Columbia University
New York, NY

'the little match girl passion' performed by Aperio

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 6:00pm

APERIO, Music of the Americas presents a unique multimedia program featuring recent and world premiere works for voice, piano and percussion by American composers David Lang and Shawn Crouch. The program begins with David Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning oratorio The Little Match Girl Passion. Scored for only four solo voices - soprano, alto, tenor, and bass with additional percussion played by the vocal ensemble - the music traverses a cathartic experience of suffering and transformation told through Hans Christen Andersen’s fantastically dark children’s tale by the same name.

Considered a pivotal piece in Lang’s recent output, The Little Match Girl Passion signifies an inward looking compositional style that embraces historical precedents such as Bach’s choral works and a capella motets. Washington Post music critic Tim Page described the work as “a pristine and immaculately distilled setting…deeply felt without ever delving into sentimentality, absolutely simple yet leaving nothing out.” Pitchfork Magazine praised The Little Match Girl Passion as “the most profound and resonant work of Lang’s career” describing the music as “breathtakingly spare and icily gorgeous.”

Houston, TX

'the little match girl passion' performed by University of Michigan

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 8:00pm

Acclaimed by The New Yorker as “an American Master,” Composer David Lang is part visionary sound artist, part musical mad scientist.  With one foot in the classical tradition and one in the future, his music explores meaning and musical relationships in a way that is at once fiercely intellectual and plain-spoken.  Join the U-M Chamber Choir, under the direction of Eugene Rogers, for a stunning performance of Lang's Pulitzer-Prize winning work, the little match girl passionThe New York Times describes this touching work as “understated and ethereal… tender and mysterious.” The performance on February 18  will be the opening event of his week-long William Bolcom Guest Residency at the University of Michigan, which will feature performances of his music and other events across campus.  

University of Michigan Museum of Art
Ann Arbor, MI

Alarm Will Sound at The Sheldon (St. Louis, MO)

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 1:30pm


Alarm Will Sound’s St. Louis season ends on May 15th at the Sheldon Concert Hall with a world premiere of music co-created by Allison Loggins-Hull and Toshi Reagon, recipients of support from the Matt Marks Impact Fund. About the new work, Love Always, Loggins-Hull says, “When my son was 4, he had a teacher who brought up Michael Brown’s story during class and throughout the day my son exclaimed that he was afraid of the police. It taught me that despite my son’s very young age and innocence, we were going to have to have these conversations with him sooner than we had hoped.” Ms. Loggins-Hull discovered she could communicate more clearly with her son through letters, following in the tradition of other African-Americans who have done the same. These texts will serve as the foundation for Love Always.

The Sheldon Concert Hall
St. Louis, MO

'again (after ecclesiastes)', 'where you go', 'solitary' performed by Cappella Amsterdam

Friday, February 14, 2020 to Saturday, March 7, 2020

Man as a dreamer would rather withdraw into his own visions, far from the hectic reality. In this dream program, pearls from French choral music will be featured alongside still works by David Lang. The music of David Lang (winner of the Pulitzer Prize 2008) finds an increasingly large audience. It is not without reason that our program Again and Again with music by Lang in 2018 was well appreciated. Gabriel Fauré and Camille Saint-Saëns are among the most loved French composers of all time and take you to another world in these dreamy works. The Psalm symphonyfinally, perhaps the most magical sound of the widely admired psalm 150 by one of the most visionary dreamers in 20th-century music history: Igor Stravinsky. Due to its composition, this program is a fantastic introduction for new listeners to choral music.


Grand Band: Peak Debut

Friday, February 14, 2020 to Saturday, February 15, 2020

Grand Band is a unique musical ensemble that includes six pianos arranged in a circle and played by “the finest, busiest pianists active in New York’s contemporary-classical scene” (The New York Times). The sextet engulfs the audience in the sonic intensity of four landmark contemporary works: the iconic and massive Gay Guerilla by cult underground figure Julius Eastman; the pulsating Sensitive Spot by Australian sound artist Kate Moore; and my lips from speaking, a riff on Aretha Franklin’s Think by Pulitzer-winning composer Julia Wolfe. In a thrilling combination of sight and sound, Missy Mazzoli’s Three Fragile Systems is enhanced by the debut of an animated film by Joshua Frankel. In this film, commissioned by Peak Performances, Frankel builds a world of geometry, color, and looping patterns of human bodies created collaboratively with choreographer Faye Driscoll, heightening the experience of the music.

Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ

Lisa Moore at WQXR Presents: Beginner's Ear

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:30pm

Unplug and recharge your batteries during a 60-minute guided, live music meditation every Friday, starting January 17 through March 6. This edition will feature classical pianist Lisa Moore and Colombian composer Julián De La Chica.

The Greene Space
New York, NY

Ecstatic Music: Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:30pm

A New Sounds co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer
Featuring world premieres by Amanda Berlind, Alvin Curran, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Qasim Naqvi, plus New York composer Phil Kline's Exquisite Corpses and Julius Eastman's super-groove Stay on It.  

Bang on a Can’s People’s Commissioning Fund is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers. Founded in 1997, long before crowd-funding became the norm through Kickstarter and the like, Bang on a Can’s PCF has pooled contributions of all sizes from hundreds of friends and fans and since its inception has commissioned over 50 works of music for New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Kaufman Music Center Merkin Hall
New York, NY

'the little match girl passion' performed by Bridge Voices

Monday, January 27, 2020 to Tuesday, January 28, 2020

David Lang’s the little match girl passion for four singers and percussion tells the story of a scorned little girl, abused by her own family, who tries to sell matches on New Year’s Eve. She is ignored by passersby, and eventually freezes to death. The piece won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in musical composition.

match girl uses old elements—a classic tale by H.C. Andersen and a structure inspired by Bach’s St. Matthew Passion—to create a modern narrative for those in our community who are most vulnerable to the cold. Its minimalist texture creates a haunting atmosphere, challenging listeners to examine our collective and individual responsibility in fighting homelessness.

1.27.20 | 7:00 pm
Western Presbyterian Church
2401 Virginia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20037

1.28.20 | 12:10 pm
Church of the Epiphany
1317 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

Washington, D.C.

Clouded Yellow performed by Kronos Quartet

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 9:00pm

Over the course of a decade, Michael Gordon has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet on a series of provocative works that have sought to stretch, bend and otherwise reshape the boundaries of modern classical music. Clouded Yellow assembles these works for the first time, perfectly encapsulating the breadth and complexity of this long-standing creative partnership.

Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

The day (Lucinda Childs / Maya Beiser / Wendy Whelan / David Lang)

Friday, January 24, 2020 to Thursday, February 6, 2020

Lucinda Childs choreographs a musical, visual, and danced poem about our memories, in tribute to those who were torn from their lives.

It all started on the day of the terrorist attacks in New York, September 11, 2001. The composer David Lang, an iconic figure in American contemporary music, and acclaimed cellist Maya Beiser were working on the piece "World to Come", not far from the Twin Towers, when they collapsed. Beiser then suggested to Lang that he compose a second piece. They integrated the voices that punctuate the piece, a hymn to life. And Wendy Whelan, an iconic dancer of the New York City Ballet, embodied these souls in a sublime visual poem on the passage to the hereafter. So, who other than Lucinda Childs to make this a shared artwork, a total artwork? Together, these four key artists have created a masterpiece of refinement and depth that goes straight to the core of Lucinda Childs's art: mastery of space, clarity of gesture, precision of line.

Theatre de la Ville
Paris, France

Julia Wolfe: Flower Power (world premiere)

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:00pm to Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars join forces for Julia Wolfe’s new Flower Power, in which she addresses the radical societal upheaval of the 1960s, presented with suitably psychedelic visuals. John Adams also leads the Grammy®-nominated symphonic work he composed for the LA Phil in 1998, when Esa-Pekka led the premiere.

LA Philharmonic
Los Angeles, CA

Bearthoven: Elefants vs. Bears

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

Hotel Elefant and Bearthoven share an evening of music by Fjóla Evans (Shoaling, Warped Threads) and Leaha Maria Villarreal, including the world premiere of Villarreal's Crossing the Rubicon.

Saturday, January 18, 7:00 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.)
Areté Venue & Gallery, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: PWYW (Pay What You Want)

Arete Venue & Gallery
New York, NY

Rushes performed by London Contemporary Orchestra

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:30pm

Gordon’s monolithic work Rushes is an hour-long wall of sound made up of pulsating, hypnotic, and slowly shifting patterns, performed by an instrumental ensemble of seven bassoons.

The audience is flanked on each side by the musicians of the LCO, with their focus directed to reactive visuals that examine the limits of perception and the way the mind receives and perceives sensory information.

Southbank Centre
London, United Kingdom

'prisoner of the state' performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers (UK premiere)

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

Follow one woman’s personal struggle against political oppression in this dark, seething and engrossing new minimalist opera from the co-founder of pioneering new music collective Bang on a Can.

215 years after the first performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio, David Lang’s fresh view of the opera’s story – and reflection on its enduring power – receives its European premiere. Beethoven loved the idea of freedom, but Lang's prisoner of the state re-examines Fidelio and discovers that in the 21st century, the issues that it raises about gender and personal identity are more than a match for the ideals of the enlightenment.

Lang’s ability to glimpse the emotional heart and soul of a story within his focused, distilled and highly absorbing music has won him a Pulitzer Prize. In this opera designed for performance with an orchestra on stage, both instrumentalists and audience bear witness to the story of a woman striving to rescue her partner from unjust imprisonment. 

The Barbican
London, United Kingdom

Fountain of Youth performed by Dallas Symphony

Thursday, January 9, 2020 to Sunday, January 12, 2020

A commissioned work by Julia Wolfe — Pulitzer Prize-winner, MacArthur Fellow, “an heir to the legacy of Aaron Copland” (The New Yorker) and DSO’s Composer-in-Residence — has its exciting Dallas premiere.

Dallas, TX

A Western performed by Theatre of Voices (UK premiere)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 7:30pm

Theatre of Voices will sing the UK premiere of Michael Gordon’s A Western, inspired by the 1952 film High Noon (starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly). The cowboy and his gun are treated as emblems of American mythology. Though the sheriff believes in doing his duty to protect his town from outlaws, he is about to marry an ardent pacifist.

Michael Gordon’s music draws upon the story to evoke the atmosphere of 1950’s USA culture into which he was born and grew up. There is even a TV-style commercial in the middle. Gradually, the film refuses (or defuses) the attraction of macho gunmen, while presenting the child’s dream of being a cowboy hero with affection. Gordon’s A Western is a subtle critique of the consumerist imperative, which inevitably leads to the destruction of nature.

Kings Place
London, United Kingdom

Sō Percussion and Friends at Carnegie Hall (NY Premiere of Forbidden Love by Julia Wolfe)

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 7:30pm

Wolfe's Forbidden Love is the newest work on a program that articulates the influence of percussion on the language and execution of new music from the 20th century into the 21st. Whether you know and love this repertoire, or you are listening with totally fresh ears, this program, in this gorgeous venue, is going to be something special.


VARÈSE Ionisation

CHÁVEZ Largo from Toccata for Percussion Instruments

BEYER March for 30 Percussion Instruments

CAGE Third Construction

STEVE REICH Music for Pieces of Wood

XENAKIS "Peaux" from Pléïades

DAVID LANG Part 3 from the so-called laws of nature


JULIA WOLFE Forbidden Love (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall
New York, NY

THE DAY at The Kennedy Center

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 8:00pm to Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 8:00pm

THE DAY is a new music/dance work by cellist Maya Beiser, dancer Wendy Whelan, choreographer Lucinda Childs, with music by David Lang. A collaboration among legends, THE DAY is an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys—life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. This bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes through the shared language of music and dance.

The Kennedy Center
Washington, D.C.

"Voice as Practice" Workshop with Meredith Monk & Ellen Fisher

Friday, December 6, 2019 to Sunday, December 8, 2019

The voice, the original human instrument, is an eloquent language of the heart that delineates energy for which we don’t have words. This workshop offers a place where voice, movement, and image intersect to create an opportunity for participants to discover their own personal richness. A basic instruction in meditation is to follow the breath. We will explore how the outbreath expands into sound, tone, and resonance and work with exercises to deepen our listening and awareness of the inspiration of our environment and voices coming through us. 

The playful aspect of creation and the joy of discovering our unique vocal qualities will be emphasized as a way of connecting us to the healing power of the voice. During the workshop, Meredith will also give a talk on the relationship she has crafted between her Buddhist practice and her art. 

Garrison Institute
Garrison, NY

Donnacha Dennehy's The Last Hotel at Cambridge University

Saturday, November 30, 2019 to Tuesday, December 3, 2019

"And still this need to be watched, to be awed, to be loved in each second, and feel my throat close with that need, my heart ache with that need, my stomach sour, my brain tear with that need".

A silent caretaker stands alone in a hotel. This is the location an English couple have chosen to meet with an Irish Woman, offering her an unnamed service. Over the course of the night, each of them must face what they fear. As the music envelopes all, not everyone will live through the night.

A show combining theatre and opera, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh's 'The Last Hotel' is a poignant and visceral exploration of love and death in modern day capitalist society. Two of Ireland's leading artists, Walsh (multi-award winning playwright, screenwriter and Tony Award winner in 2012 for the book of the musical 'Once' ) and Dennehy (founder of the Crash ensemble and renowned composer) create a truly breathtaking work that reaches the heights of what modern opera can achieve.

"And death falls to the floor - and with new skin - take to the stars. Rise above and float. Disappear into the ether. Past withers. Space eases me to rest. No eyes on me, no words to hear - just this floating. This forgetting. This beginning. This new".

Cambridge University Opera Society
Queen's College
Cambridge, United Kingdom

John Luther Adams: Purgatorio in Dortmund, Germany

Friday, November 15, 2019 to Saturday, February 15, 2020

Ballet by Xin Peng Wang after Dante Alighieri
Music by John Luther Adams and Kate Moore

A man, confused by the circumstances of his time and embittered by his life, gets lost in a seemingly hopeless forest. He believes he has come to an end when a mysterious stranger invites him on a fantastic journey. It leads into the fiery chasms of hell and over the steep heights of the Purification Mountain finally into paradise.

Xin Peng Wang’s dance-like Sphere Show spans three seasons. 2021 – in the 700th year of Dante’s death – all three parts will be united in a single evening in the Ruhr metropolis.

With Purgatorio now the ascent to the dizzying heights of the Refining Mountain is imminent. Many dangers lurk, some hard testing must be passed before we are allowed to pass through the huge flame wall of purgatory. Will we have the strength?


Show Dates:

November 2, 2019
November 15, 2019
November 17, 2019
November 28, 2019
December 13, 2019
January 11, 2020
January 25, 2020
January 31, 2020
February 15, 2020

Opera House Dortmund
Dortmund, Germany

Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum present Theo Bleckmann

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:30pm

Grammy nominated jazz singer and new music composer Theo Bleckmann takes on the mysterious songbook of British pop icon Kate Bush in a project that goes beyond re-creating her music to further realms of sound and interpretation. Joining him in this venture are long-time collaborator percussionist Ben Wittman, bassist Skuli Sverrisson, and keyboardist Henry Hey, along with special guest, multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans on viola, guitar, and laptop. This season’s Bang on a Can performances celebrate the power of artists voices, which resonates with themes in the Museum’s fall exhibitions.

The Jewish Museum
New York, NY

"Voice as Practice" Workshop with Meredith Monk & Ellen Fisher

Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, November 10, 2019

The voice, the original human instrument, expresses an eloquent language of the heart that delineates energy for which we don’t have words.

With careful instruction and supportive guidance from Meredith Monk—celebrated internationally for the last 50 years and hailed as “a magician of the voice”—together with Ellen Fisher an interdisciplinary artist, you will tap into landscapes of sound. Together, in this workshop you will unearth feelings, energies, and memories that could not otherwise be expressed.

This is a rare opportunity to uncover your unique voice with methods developed by a pioneering composer who is also a longtime Buddhist practitioner.

1440 Multiversity
Scotts Valley, CA

The Day at Williams Center for the Arts

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 8:00pm

THE DAY is a new music/dance work by cellist Maya Beiser, dancer Wendy Whelan, choreographer Lucinda Childs, with music by David Lang. A collaboration among legends, THE DAY is an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys—life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. This bold, highly collaborative work explores universal themes through the shared language of music and dance.

Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College
Easton, PA

John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Sky in London, UK

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 3:30pm

Part of Classical Season 2019/20
The second day of a weekend dedicated to meditative listening and deep concentration.

What can you expect from this weekend?

The soft strains of Malibu’s spoken voice with swells of 16 live cellos and cut-up sound Foley. The entombing chorales of Nivhek, featuring shimmering vibraphone.

The slowly layering canons of John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Sky, 16 individual cello lines evoking the movement of sun and moon in a fantasy sky.

The dark underworld chromaticism of Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories, where the flow of piano tones become an unspoken mantra to infinity.

Laura Cannell’s long-drawn studies of medieval folk fiddle and double pipe music, riffing on melodies which feel both close at hand and buried by stages of modernity.

Southbank Centre
London, United Kingdom

Lisa Moore at Toledo Museum of Art

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

Pianist Lisa Moore performs a program of contemporary solo works, including Metamorphosis III by Philip Glass.  This concert is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Everything is Rhythm: Mid-Century Art and Music in which Moore’s performance of Glass’s work for solo piano is paired with a painting by Julian Stanczak. Great Performances is supported in part by the Dorothy MacKenzie Price Fund, the Victoria Majure Souder Program Fund, Hartmann & Associates, Joseph and Judith Conda, Shaun Coughlan, Carlos A. de Carvalho, Geraldine Mowery, Nancy K. Phlegar, and an anonymous donor.

Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, OH

Caleb Burhans with BalletCollective and The Knights

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to Saturday, October 26, 2019

BalletCollective returns to NYC with two world premieres and repertory featuring an inspiring roster of artistic contributors: artists Zaria Forman and Trevor Paglen, photojournalist George Steinmetz, science fiction writer Ken Liu, composers Judd Greenstein, Paul Moravec, Julianna Barwick, and Caleb Burhans, choreographers Troy Schumacher, Julianna Barwick, and Preston Chamblee, an ensemble of dancers from New York City Ballet, and orchestral collective The Knights. Evening shows on Wednesday, October 23; Friday, October 25; and Saturday, October 26. Matinee on Saturday, October 26.

Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center
New York, NY

the day' and 'world to come' performed by Maya Beiser with choreography by Lucinda Childs and danced by Wendy Whelan [New York premiere]

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019

A collaboration among legends, THE DAY is a new work by cellist Maya Beiser, beloved dancer Wendy Whelan, iconoclastic choreographer Lucinda Childs, and Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang. A New York premiere, this momentous melding of multi-genre creative genius comes in an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys—life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. THE DAY is a bold and highly collaborative work that explores universal themes through the shared language of music and dance.


The Joyce Theater
New York, NY

John Luther Adams: Lines Made by Walking (NY Premiere)

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

If The New York Times calls you “the nation’s most important quartet,” then you must be doing something right… in the case of the JACK Quartet, they’ve established themselves as one of the leaders in new music, giving voice to countless composers, while creating a new body of works that prove classical music has a future far beyond powdered wigs and dusty scores.

For their Crypt Sessions debut, the JACK will give the New York premiere of Lines Made by Walking, a piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams that channels nature in all of its magnificence and fragility.

Church of the Intercession
New York, NY

'wed' performed by Trillium Piano Trio

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:30pm

Joaquín Turina: “Circulo”, Fantasy for Piano Trio Op. 91 
David Lang: Wed (2018) 
Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 1, No. 1 
Bedřich Smetana: Piano Trio, Op. 15

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Delray Beach, FL