Tours

Three Tales

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:00pm to Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
Scottish Rite Temple
Long Beach , CA

Ken Thomson Sextet at November Music Festival

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 7:00pm

In the rich field of tension between improvisation and composition, the American saxophonist, clarinettist and composer Ken Thomson moves. With his own sextet, the New York race musician explores the cross-pollination between well-considered contemporary music and the spontaneity of jazz. Someone who fits perfectly in the November Music philosophy. As a regular saxophonist / clarinettist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Thomson knows the modern, post-minimalist repertoire inside and out. In addition, he will not let an opportunity pass by to showcase his love for the jazz classics. In the past Thomson played in bands like Gutbucket and Slow / Fast. In his varied, harmoniously daring jazz music you can hear influences that vary from Thelonious Monk to György Ligeti. Virtuoso jazz with a great emotional tension. This fall the debut CD of the sextet was released on New Focus Recordings.

November Music Festival
Den Bosch, Netherlands

'just (after song of songs)' danced by Zenon Dance Company

Friday, November 2, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018

Zenon Dance Company takes the stage this November in their Fall Season Performance to celebrate 36 years of groundbreaking dance performance.

Zenon will feature exciting new works by emerging New York choreographers Alex Springer & Xan Burley and Sam Kim, as well as a work by prominent Minnesota choreographer Wynn Fricke. In addition to the premieres, Zenon will perform signature repertory works by New York Choreographer Greg Dolbashian’s “Eternal Reveal” that showcases fierce intimacy and physicality, and Mariusz Olszewski’s “Pink Martini” – a scintillating tribute to the mambo, cha-cha, and salsa.

Please join us for this evening of innovative modern and jazz dance as we celebrate our accomplishments over 36 years.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
Minneapolis, MN

'Become Ocean' performed by London Contemporary Orchestra

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 7:30pm

Experience the self-destruction of an ancient civilisation and our planet engulfed by the vastness of the ocean in two massive audio-visual portrayals of a dark past – and still-avoidable future.

These two modern masterpieces share a single unignorable message. John Luther Adam’s Become Ocean imagines our planet succumbing to the rising sea in music of startling, bottomless beauty in what Alex Ross declared ‘may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history’. And Giacinto Scelsi’s Uaxuctum is equally ravishing in its own way; a vast orchestra creating a fierce, haunting atmosphere through sounds as strange as they are prophetic, building to a point of no return as the ancient Mayan city implodes.

London Contemporary Orchestra & Choir
Robert Ames (conductor)

Barbican Centre
London, United Kingdom

'prayers for night and sleep' performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to Sunday, November 4, 2018

Together with Claron McFadden and Harriet Krijgh, Amsterdam Sinfonietta brings new work by David Lang and Kate Moore. The originally South African Tim Persent dances a new choreography by Krisztina de Châtel on Andriessen's Dances.

Locations for this concert:
31 Oct 2018 - TivoliVredenburg - Hertz, Utrecht
01 Nov 2018 - Concert Hall, Tilburg
03 Nov 2018 - Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
04 Nov 2018 - November Music, Den Bosch

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bang on a Can All-Stars in Tilburg, Netherlands

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:30pm to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 8:30pm

A unique concert with the prominent New York ensemble Bang On A Can All-Stars, together with the seven members of FC Jongbloed and the musicians of TEMKO. In a program in which they enter the stage both together and individually.

First of all FC Jongbloed and TEMKO, they bring music from Kraftwerk, the group that inspired their electronic pop music, the techno and house scene. You will hear numbers from the first Kraftwerk 1 album . Then the three ensembles play together, with 16 musicians, the piece Slow Birthday by Louis Andriessen. The music of Andriessen has been strongly influenced by the minimalist music of composers such as Terry Riley and Steve Reich. The third part of the evening is only for Bang On A Can All-Stars. They play David Lang: sunray, Brian Eno: Music for Airports and Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark & ​​Scary.

Bang On A Can All-Stars is a New York collective of 6 musicians. They are known for their dynamic live performances, of new, innovative music. Among their successful projects include recordings of Brian Eno's' ambient classic " Music for Airports and Terry Riley's In C . They also play a lot of work by Steve Reich and Philip Glass. 

Tilburg, Netherlands

riSE & fLY performed by Colin Currie and the Lithuanian National Symphony

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:00pm

COLIN CURRIE (body percussion, Great Britain)
RŪTA RIKTERĖ & ZBIGNEVAS IBELHAUPTAS (piano duo)
JOANA DAUNYTĖ (harp)
LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor ROBERTAS ŠERVENIKAS

Magnus Lindberg. ERA 
Loreta Narvilaitė. Skambesys bangų sutampa su dangum*
Julia Wolfe. riSE and fLY
Philip Glass. Double piano concerto

 

GAIDA Festival
Vilnius, Lithuania

Bang on a Can All-Stars in Latvia

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

With great honour, Liepāja Concert Hall 'Great Amber' invites you to the 3-year anniversary concert together with the New York ensemble “Bang on a Can All-Stars”!
The Bang on a Can All-Stars, with their unparalleled musicality, their international touring, award-winning CDs and far ranging commissioning programs, have become one of the most powerful ambassadors for contemporary music in the world.
Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognized 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. The All-Stars record on Cantaloupe Music and have released past recordings on Sony, Universal and Nonesuch.
Together, the All-Stars have worked in unprecedented close collaboration with some of the most important and inspiring musicians of our time, including Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Brian Eno and others. Recent project highlights include Field Recordings, a major new multi media project featuring up to 18 commissioned works by composers from all over the world. With great ovations this project has been recieved all over the world and this year it will be presented at the 3-year Anniversary Concert of Liepaja Concert Hall Great Amber.

Liepaja Concert Hall
Liepaja, Latvia

David Lang: 'prayers for night and sleep' performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta (world premiere)

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 4:30pm

The last one of all the new works by the three Bang on a Can composers at this Cello Biennale is by David Lang: a new concerto for Harriet Krijgh, Claron McFadden, and Amsterdam Sinfonietta. Bang on a Can is an inspiration to young composers all over the world. They have a close bond with Australian-born, Netherlands-based Kate Moore. Kate is rapidly building a name – she won the Matthijs Vermeulen Award 2017 – and at this Biennale, two of her works are performed, including a new composition for the four cellists from Amsterdam Sinfonietta. A highlight of Bang on a Can would be incomplete without music by Louis Andriessen, who has been their major inspirer since the 80s.

At the Cello Biennale in 2008, Kristina Blaumane performed the new cello concerto written by Bulgarian-British composer Dobrinka Tabakova. After 10 years of being performed and recorded, this piece deserves a reprise.

Muziekgebouw
Amsterdam, Netherlands

'Inuksuit' performed by Sandbox Percussion

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm

String Theory in the Parks
A day of outdoor performances in Coolidge and Miller Parks

Hailed by the Washington Post as a group that is “revitalizing the world of contemporary music”, Sandbox Percussion will join String Theory for a week of outreach and performances. Following their mainstage performance at the Hunter Museum on Tuesday, October 23, Sandbox Percussion’s residency will culminate in a performance of the groundbreaking work Inuksuit by the Pulitzer-winning composer John Luther Adams. Described by the New York Times as “the ultimate environmental piece,” this outdoor concert experience will take place on Saturday, October 27 at Coolidge Park with musicians performing throughout the park. Listeners are invited to wander, each creating their own unique experience during this hour-long monumental work.

This event will be preceded by a special 10:00 a.m. children’s concert at the newly renovated Miller Park featuring the Trash Can Band from the Arnold Elementary School (Cleveland, TN), groups from Hamilton County Schools, and the String Theory Youth Internship. Come and celebrate this family-friendly day of music, food trucks, and more!

Coolidge Park
Cleveland, TN

'the day' and 'world to come' performed by Maya Beiser at Cello Biennale

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 8:00pm

In the spotlights this Cello Biennale: Bang on a Can! The famous composers trio from New York, with Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, who never see their music as separate from what’s happening in society. Thirty years ago, still very unknown, they started a marathon for new music in a small stage in Downtown New York, now they are all three world famous. Music of all three composers will be performed in various concerts and settings throughout the Biennale.

Cello Biennale Bimhuis
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bang on a Can All-Stars in Moscow

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:00pm

Bang on a Can All-Stars Ensemble - the brainchild of the iconic New York composer Bang on a Can, the most famous brand of modern academic music. The composition of the instruments in the ensemble is unique: strings from academic music, clarinets, saxophones from jazz, electric guitars, synthesizers, drums from rock. This range allows musicians to be absolutely universal, easily cross the boundaries of genres, combine styles, creating new music.
It all started in 1987 when young composers, graduates of Yale University: Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolf, organized the Bang on a Can Marathon, where non-stop music sounded in which minimalism, world music, rock, Terry Riley mixed ... None intermissions, programs, entertainers, but the bar worked, and the audience moved freely around the hall. The task of composers Bang on a Can was to create a lively, but smart music for young people, which usually bypasses the conservatory.
The marathon eventually grew into an international summer festival. Bang on a Can has its own foundation for supporting young composers, educational programs, the street orchestra of extreme music Asphalt Orchestra and the band Bang on a Can All-Stars, which tours around the world. Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolf became real stars. The last two were awarded the Pulitzer Prize. 
Road Trip is a dedication of Gordon, Lang and Wolf to the 30th anniversary of Bang on a Can. Modern multimedia project, which reflected all the years of exciting trips of the ensemble to the cities and villages.

Concert Hall Zaryadye
Moscow, Russia

'Surface Tension' at BAM Next Wave

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:30pm to Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

From his roots in Irish step dance to a four-year run as an original member of STOMP, Seán Curran comes alive to the beat of a drum. In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the choreographer and his company collaborate with Grammy Award-winning, Chicago-based ensemble Third Coast Percussion for a landmark evening of new and classic work inspired by the primordial nature of percussion.

First, Curran reimagines his hallmark 2000 piece Abstract Concrete, a spirited study of pairing and partnership set to a loose, kinetic rhythm. Then, the company presents the New York premiere of Everywhere All the Time, set to celebrated composer Donnacha Dennehy’s Surface Tension, a “magnificently energetic” (The New York Times) percussion piece inspired by the Irish bodhran drum, with set design by the late landscape architect Diana Balmori.

BAM Harvey Theater
New York City, NY

Bang on a Can All-Stars in Amsterdam

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Bang on a Can All-Stars, starring member and cellist Ashley Bathgate, play three brilliant pieces by the Bang on a Can composer trio Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, and a few Field Recordings, from their recent large-scale multimedia project.
David Lang: ‘It’s a kind of ghost story. We asked composers from different parts of the music world to find a recording of something that already exists — a voice, a sound, a faded scrap of melody — and then write a new piece around it.” The All-Stars will perform Field Recordings by Julia Wolfe, Steve Reich, Anna Clyne, and by the young Dutch composer Aart Strootman.

 

Muziekgebouw
Amsterdam, Netherlands

So Percussion at the Howland Chamber Music Festival

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 4:00pm

Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times describes Sō Percussion as “exceptionally inventive” and that they “have technique galore on traditional instruments”.  Sō's repertoire ranges from “classics” of the 20th century, by John Cage, Steve Reich, and Iannis Xenakis, to composing and performing their own works. They will appear in our series for the first time with a program they call “Living Room Music”.

 

Howland Cultural Center
Beacon, NY

Michael Gordon: '8' for Cello Octet Amsterdam (world premiere)//'House Music' for Ashley Bathgate (world premiere)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

For New York composer Michael Gordon, minimal music holds no secrets. Over the course of 30 years, he turned the minimal idiom completely inside out and found his own composing language. Gordon’s language could still be called ‘minimal music’ but sounds nothing like Reich, Glass, or Louis Andriessen, the foremost inspirer of the three Bang on a Can composers. The composer wants this new work – which lasts an hour – to be performed in an intimate setting ‘with the audience seated around it.’ The Muziekgebouw’s Grote Zaal will be specially adapted for this performance.

Cello Biennale Amsterdam Muziekgebouw
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Carducci Quartet plays Donnacha Dennehy's 'Pushpulling' and Philip Glass Quartet No. 3

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:00pm

An internationally renowned Anglo-Irish string quartet based in the UK, the versatile and award-winning Carducci String Quartet has performed everything from brand new quartets, classic works by Haydn, complete Shostakovich cycles, and even partnered with folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Founded in 1997 around the talents of Matthew Denton (violin), Michelle Fleming (violin), Eoin Schmidt-Martin (viola), and Emma Denton (cello), the quartet has won numerous international competitions, including Concert Artists Guild International Competition 2007 and First Prize at Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition 2004.  Their Naxos recordings of Philip Glass Quartets have had over six million plays on Spotify.

Tonight their programme includes Beethoven Quartet Op.18/4; Donnacha Dennehy 'Pushpulling'; Philip Glass Quartet No.3 and Mendelssohn’s Quartet Op. 80.

The Source Arts Centre
Thurles, Ireland

Bang on a Can All-Stars in Argentina

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:00pm

The collective of musicians and artists Bang on a Can, founded and directed by David Lang, Julia Wolfe and Michael Gordon, celebrates its 30th anniversary with a world tour in charge of its iconic All-Stars ensemble. Considered one of the coolest, most active and influential groups of the contemporary scene, the group has created an international community dedicated to innovative music, which continues to build an environment in which new and powerful musical ideas flow transcending genres and borders. In his presentation at the Teatro Colón they will perform works by David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, Ornette Coleman, Steve Martland and Philip Glass.

Teatro Colón
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Terry Riley & Gyan Riley

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:00pm

This larger-than-life character created, in the early 1960s, an unconventional minimalist musical style that inspired many: Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Brian Eno, John Cale and The Who's Pete Townshend. It is accompanied by Tracy Silverman and his son Gyan Riley that he comes to present us Terry Riley : Live at 85! This concert brings together all the complexity of his work, elements of minimalism, jazz, ragtime and Indian raga, whose combination defines Riley's diverse and prolific career. On the program, Tracy Silverman and his electric violin will offer excerpts from the album The Palmian Chord Ryddle . Terry Riley, accompanied by his son Gyan, will then present some key works from his repertoire, including Salome Dances for Peace and Emerald Runner. A dream project, enhanced by this unique complicity between father and son.

Palais Montcalm
Quebec City , Canada

Timber with choreography by Martin Lawrence, performed by the Richard Alston Dance Company

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 to Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Richard Alston has been making dance for 50 years. He will celebrate his half-century with a programme full of his trademark lyrical choreography performed by undoubtedly one of the world’s best dance ensembles.

The evening centres around exciting World Premieres by Richard Alston and associate choreographer Martin Lawrance. Alston’s Brahms Hungarian is set to the hugely popular Brahms pieces, featuring live solo pianist Jason Ridgway, where the dancers are carried along by fast steps and an abandoned fervour.

Detour, Lawrance’s new work, set to Michael Gordon’s pulsing Timber, will be a companion piece to a celebratory revival of the beautiful Proverb, one of Alston’s most telling choreographies set to the vocals of Steve Reich. The programme also includes Mid Century Modern, a journey through each decade of Alston’s career, featuring sections from Nowhere Slowly (1970), Rainbow Bandit (1977) and the joyous Signal of a Shake (2000).

There is a free pre-show talk ahead of the performance on Tue 16 October at 6.30pm.

Royal Derngate
Northampton

Terry Riley & Gyan Riley

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

It’s possibly hard to do justice in words to the influence of Terry Riley on so much adventurous music that has emerged over the past half century. Take his legendary In C, a simple piece of musical genius that still resonates as loudly in impact today and perhaps achieving more widespread influence than ever currently since its first recorded appearance in 1968. Add in his sublime minimalist keyboard recordings such as Shri Camel and A Rainbow In Curved Air, his early tape work, his collaborations with Pandit Pran Nath, John Cale, La Monte Young – a huge favourite on the TUSK team, a huge influence on our listening and so much of the music we love and bring to the festival.

So it is fitting, in the year that TUSK makes the move to expand its reach into Sage’s Hall One, that it is Terry Riley that takes us there. Terry will perform in a duo with his son Gyan, who has a growing discography of his own that includes releases on labels such as John Zorn’s Tzadik and has worked with Zakir Hussian, Dawn Upshaw and many others.

Tusk Festival
London, United Kingdom

Meredith Monk: Cellular Songs Concert at (le) poisson rouge

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, composer/performer Meredith Monk presents a concert of music from her newest work, Cellular Songswith the women of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble. A “deeply affecting meditation on the nature of the biological cell as a metaphor for human society” (Financial Times), Cellular Songs features some of Monk’s most adventurous and daring music for the voice to date, paired with violin, piano and keyboard. Over the course of the evening, shimmering, multi-dimensional musical forms evoke such biological processes as layering, replication, division, and mutation. Cellular Songs premiered to sold-out audiences at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2018.

(le) poisson rouge
New York City, NY

Ten Thousand Birds

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:00pm

Presented as part of the 2018 College Music Society National Conference

Coordinator: Michael Harley (University of South Carolina)

Perhaps no other composer is so intimately associated with the Pacific Northwest as Pulitzer honoree John Luther Adams. Adams spent the bulk of his compositional career in Alaska and is best-known for music inspired by the natural beauty of the region. The themes, both explicit and implicit, of 10,000 Birds — our connection with the natural world, the relationship of music and nature, the current debate about global warming and our impact on the environment — are directly relevant to the times in which we live as well as city so intimately associated with the beauty of its many parks, waterfront, and the surrounding region.

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

'the little match girl passion' performed by FolkOperan

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:00pm

The girl with the sulfur sticks is Hans Christian Andersen's most tragic saga. It's the story of the girl who, on New Year's Eve, is getting barefoot in the snow, in vain to sell sulfur sticks nobody wants to buy. For fear, she dares not go home to her father without selling some. With frozen fingers she turns the sulfur sticks one by one. They turn on and off. Delivered to her destiny in a world of absent adults, the girl is found deadless, frozen to death, on New Year's Day.

Those who had been able to give the girl food and shelter, bought her sulfur sticks and maybe saved her life, now singing with sadness and sadness, her painful story on the stage of Folkoperan. The work is performed in a processed version of David Lang's passion story  The Little Match Girl Passion . The performance is influenced by improvised elements, audience interaction, music by Latvian composer Uģis Prauliņš and choreographed movements, signed by internationally-performing choreographer Örjan Andersson.  

In collaboration with Ersta Sköndal Bräcke College, Martin Åsander, composer and vocalist in VoNo, writes new compositional music about children's rights and vulnerability based on seven professors' reflections and scientific texts on the history of HC Andersen.

Vokalensemblen VoNo (formerly Voces Nordicae) was formed in 1999 and consists of twelve singers and the artistic director and conductor Lone Larsen. With Stockholm as a base, they have been touring around the country and internationally, and received great attention for their innovative performances. By constantly challenging traditional driving standards, VoNo creates a unique stage platform where classical a cappella, folk music, improvisation and poetry are united in musical euphoria.

FolkOperan
Stockholm, Sweden

MUTED: Monica Germino, Violin, & Voice

Monday, October 8, 2018 to Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dubbed “the quietest violin piece ever written,” MUTEDwas composed by Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe for Monica Germino after she was diagnosed with high sensitivity to sound. Experience this work for violin, “whisperviolin,” voice, and light design as it was meant to be heard — by small groups of listeners in an intimate space. Limited availability. 

Co-presented with the New York Philharmonic

Part of the New York Philharmonic’s The Art of Andriessen, a series celebrating Louis Andriessen’s rich musical contributions, and explores a multitude of his works and influences.

Photo credit: Anne Reinke

National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY

Ken Thomson NYC Album Release

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 8:00pm

Roulette welcomes Brooklyn-based clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer Ken Thomson for an evening of music featuring the New York premieres of “Ripple” and “Pall”, followed by a performance by Thomson’s ensemble project, Sextet, as they celebrate their latest album, out now on New Focus Recordings.

Roulette Intermedium
Brooklyn, NY

'the little match girl passion' for chorus performed by Emanuel Music with choreography by Boston Dance Theater

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

after eight sold-out events last season, aeronaut brewery, in partnership with boston public broadcaster wgbh, is thrilled to invite you to opening night of the second season of the pindrop sessions. please join us in our taproom for this one-night-only theatrical event:

david lang's pulitzer prize-winning
the little match girl passion
co-presented by emmanuel music and boston dance theater

Aeronaut Brewery
Somerville, MA

'the little match girl passion' for chorus performed by The Singers-MCA

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00pm to Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 8:00pm

The Singers begin the season with two striking works – David Lang’s little match girl passion, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music. This stark setting of Hans Christian Andersen’s lonely tale combines with texts from Picander’s libretto for Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion to highlight the suffering and lonliness of the young child. Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, performed with chamber orchestra, is a soaring reflection on the light in times of darkness.

TBD
Minneapolis, MN

So Percussion at the New College of Florida

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00pm

This quartet of master percussionists will challenge expectations. Their performance will include Bryce Dessner's Music for Wood and Strings and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw's Taxidermy, both Sō Percussion commissions. These four performers are ground-breaking musicians who challenge themselves and their commissioned composers to reach new heights of inventiveness.

Artist Conversation: Thursday, October 4, 5:00 p.m., Club Sudakoff (free)

Club Sudakoff
Sarasota, FL

'true pearl' and 'the little match girl passion' performed by Roomful of Teeth with the Callithumpian Consort

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

Performed by Roomful of Teeth and the Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor.

true pearl is an opera made specifically to be seen and heard in the Tapestry Room of the Gardner Museum. The opera comprises five scenes—one for each tapestry in the Gardner's spectacular 16th century Flemish series based on the life of King Cyrus of Persia—and each tapestry serves as set and scenery for the opera. Lang and Kempson's true pearl is not meant to be performed live, but is recorded on special headsets, so patrons of the Museum can listen individually, as they move from tapestry to tapestry, from scene to scene.

This concert will be the first (and only) live performance of the complete score in Calderwood Hall. Hereafter, true pearl will be available to visitors as an "in-ear" opera in the Tapestry Room from Thursday, October 4, 2018 to Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Rounding out the program will be Lang's moving 2008 work, the little match girl passion, a dramatic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's haunting story, fashioned in the manner of a Bach passion. Lang made this special version of the work in 2018 especially for Roomful of Teeth.

Calderwood Hall
Boston, MA

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble: Cellular Songs

Thursday, October 4, 2018 to Saturday, October 6, 2018

“As [Meredith Monk] sang, there was a palpable sense of love and joy between her and the audience that spoke volumes. An antidote to the troubled times we live in.” —Financial Times

When Meredith Monk sings, her voice transports listeners out of time and into a dimension where sound is the currency of communication. In this elaborate music-theater piece, the legendary interdisciplinary artist and the women of her Vocal Ensemble weave some of Monk’s most adventurous vocal music to date with movement, light, instrumental music, and film to evoke a world where cellular activity can serve as a template for human behavior. Playful and humanistic, Cellular Songs is an exploration of the interconnected relationship between people and the natural world, between the basic unit of life and the universe.

Presented in association with Minnesota Opera.

McGuire Theatre, Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN

'the mile long opera' performed at The High Line (world premiere)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

For five consecutive nights, October 3-7, 2018, 1,000 singers from across New York will come together on the High Line for the first-ever performances of The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock – an ambitious, collective, free choral work that shares personal stories from hundreds of New Yorkers about life in our rapidly changing city. 

The stories sung in the The Mile-Long Opera have been gathered through first-hand interviews with residents throughout the city, asking what 7:00 pm means to them. They reveal a vast spectrum of feelings and perspectives—and, by extension, represent the diverse character of the city’s inhabitants and their individual experiences. 
Set in one of the most dynamic public spaces for observing New York City and its multitude of intersecting lives, The Mile-Long Opera invites audiences to move in and out of groups of singers as they walk along the High Line. 

At the heart of the work is an extensive community engagement initiative that activates non-profit cultural organizations across all five boroughs. Six Anchor Partners serve as a hub for engaging local audiences—from recruiting singers, to holding and welcoming the public for open rehearsals and workshops, to hosting social and cultural events in the lead-up to the October performances.

 

The High Line
New York , NY

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

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 3:30pm

"Again and again", that is the name of this program, an ode to the life and the people of then and now. People come, people go and the world always exists. Josquin des Prez and David Lang and others sing the cycle of life then and now, from beginning to end, of sorrow and punishment for love, reconciliation and resignation. A program full of reflection, in a sober mise-en-espace.

With a wealth of voice colors, Chamber Choir Cappella Amsterdam reaches its specific homogeneous sound, which makes them one of the top choirs in the Netherlands, but also far beyond. Since 1990 the choir has been under the artistic direction of chief conductor Daniel Reuss.

St. Jacob's Church
Vlissingen, Netherlands

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