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

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:15pm

An a cappella program full of reflection 

People come, people go and the world always exists. That is the theme of Again and again , in which the old master Josquin des Prez (c.1450 / 55-1521) and the contemporary American composer David Lang (and others) sing the cycle of life then and now: from beginning to end from grief and punishment to love, reconciliation and resignation. An a cappella program full of reflection.

Of course there are huge differences between the music of Josquin des Prez and David Lang, but there is also an important similarity, which effortlessly bridges five centuries of history. Time, or rather the elimination of time, plays a crucial role in the works of both composers. The idea of ​​being a whirling leaf in eternity blows through the works of both composers.

Muziekgebouw Grote Zaal
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ken Thomson Sextet Tour

Friday, September 28, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018

Brooklyn-based clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer, Ken Thomson has put together a new band for his latest project, Sextet, out on New Focus Recordings’ Panoramic imprint on September 7. Thomson is a staple within NYC’s contemporary music and jazz communities, known for his playing with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and composing and playing with the bands Slow/Fast and Gutbucket. He has written music for the JACK Quartet, Ashley Bathgate, American Composers Orchestra, and others.

For Sextet, The Bang on a Can All-Star reedist expands his ensemble to include alto and tenor saxophones (Thomson and Anna Webber), trumpet (Russ Johnson) and trombone (Alan Ferber), and dropped the chordal instrument, leaving bass (Adam Armstrong) and drums (Daniel Dor). With four horns, the palette is bigger, broader, and more dynamic.



September 28 @ 12:00 pm: UW Parkside, Kenosha, WI
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September 28 @ 9:30 pm: Constellation, Chicago, IL
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September 29: Jazz Estate, Milwaukee, IL
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September 30: UW Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
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October 1: Icehouse, Minneapolis, MN
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October 2: Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
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October 3: Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH
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October 4: Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
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October 5 @ 8:00 pm: Bop Shop, Rochester, NY
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'manifesto' performed by Opera National du Rhin

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00pm

Philippe Arlaud invites you to join forces with conductor Claire Levacher at the head of the Linea ensemble at an unexpected event with unexpected surprises and unusual complicities. In a setting where lights and video will have the share and will transform the Opera House, events will not fail with the world premiere of Francesco Alvarado (1984), the French creations of Singing Garden by Toshio Hosokawa (1955 °) and Rhondda Rips It Up!(excerpts) by Elena Langer (1974) and the performance by a men's choir of a work by David Lang (1957). In the second part of this show with which Musica and L'Ososphère are associated, dancers of the Ballet of the Opéra national du Rhin directed by young choreographers and accompanied by DJs will invest a surprise and convince you that the title of this evening is not usurped ...

Opera House
Strasbourg, France

'wed' arranged for piano trio performed by Fidelio Trio

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 8:00pm

Glass recently invited Fidelio Trio to New York to record two works for release on his Orange Mountain Label. Pendulum, with its classic undulating Glass-isms is the result of one of these recordings, and here receives its European Premiere.

Kevin Volans composed his plaintive and evocative Third Piano Trio Le Tombeau des Regrets for Fidelio Trio in 2017 and this marks its London premiere. Bang on a Can founder David Lang has made a new version of his 1995 still song wed for piano trio. And lastly, three new trios by cult esoteric musical figure John Zorn receive their UK premieres.

King's Place Hall One
London, United Kingdom

'manifesto' performed by Opera National du Rhin

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 8:00pm

Philippe Arlaud invites you to join forces with conductor Claire Levacher at the head of the Linea ensemble at an unexpected event with unexpected surprises and unusual complicities. In a setting where lights and video will have the share and will transform the Opera House, events will not fail with the world premiere of Francesco Alvarado (1984), the French creations of Singing Garden by Toshio Hosokawa (1955 °) and Rhondda Rips It Up!(excerpts) by Elena Langer (1974) and the performance by a men's choir of a work by David Lang (1957). In the second part of this show with which Musica and L'Ososphère are associated, dancers of the Ballet of the Opéra national du Rhin directed by young choreographers and accompanied by DJs will invest a surprise and convince you that the title of this evening is not usurped ...

Opera House
Strasbourg, France

Lang works featured in Huang Yi's "Under the Horizon" with Nederlands Kamerkoor

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:15pm to Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:15pm

What do you do when encounters become possible on the border of life and death? Follow the dancers of Huang Yi Studio + (Taiwan) and audiovisual artist Ryoichi Kurokawa (Japan) on a journey to the hereafter. Step into a shady area where the dearest memories come to life. A bittersweet performance with beautiful vocal music by David Lang, Veljo Tormis and Arvo Pärt, among others. For anyone with experiences of love, loss or desire.

Under the Horizon is the breathtaking result of a three-year collaboration between choreographer Huang Yi, who astonished the world by dancing with a robot; the audiovisual genius Ryoichi Kurokawa; and the sixteen singers of the Nederlands Kamerkoor, who completely integrate the purity of the human voice into the performance. 

September 19, 2018: The Flint - Amersfoort

September 21, 2018: Stadsschouwburg - Utrecht

September 23, 2018: Theaters Tilburg - Tilburg

September 26, 2018: Theater Kerkrade - Kerkrade

September 28, 2018: Music Building Eindhoven - Eindhoven

September 30, 2018: Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ - Amsterdam

October 3, 2018: Zuiderstrandtheater - The Hague

October 6, 2018: Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie - Leeuwarden
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'depart' performed by The Crossing at the Park Avenue Armory

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 7:30pm to Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

*NYC Premiere

Having “made a name for itself in recent years as a champion of new music” (The New York Times), The Crossing comes to the Armory to perform an ambulatory concert that utilizes the corridors and historic rooms to create a unique kind of seamless music with fluidity of movement from room to room. The program includes world and New York premieres by David Lang, Louis Andriessen, and a new work by Ted Hearne, co-commissioned by the Armory. The new music champions are dedicated to expanding the contemporary choral music experience through commissions, collaborations, community, and performances that are characterized by a distinctive unity of sound and spirit.

Park Avenue Armory
New York City, NY

So Percussion at Princeton

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

Sō Percussion, Princeton University’s Edward T. Cone Artists-in-Residence, perform a FREE concert that explores the incredible range of percussion instruments.

Richardson Auditorium
Princeton, NJ

Bang on a Can All-Stars and KC Chorale

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:30pm

Thirty years ago, New York composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe launched Bang on a Can as a way to bring musicians and audiences together from across genres and create a vibrant international community to support innovation through music. Bang on a Can have since performed in concert halls and museums all over the world, and for their Kansas City debut and in collaboration with the Kansas City Chorale, the sextet will perform Wolfe’s powerful Anthracite Fields, which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music, along with two shorter works by Gordon and Christian Marclay.


Kansas City, MO

Bard Conservatory Celebrates Joan Tower’s 80th Birthday

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 4:00pm

In celebration of Joan Tower's 80th birthday, Bard Conservatory faculty members perform works by the composer.
Performers include:
Laurie Smukler, violin
Raman Ramakrishnan, cello 
Blair McMillen, piano
Anthony McGill, clarinet
So Percussion
Dawn Upshaw, soprano 
Kayo Iwama, piano
Da Capo Chamber Players
Benjamin Hochman, piano

Dimmena Center for Classical Music
New York City, NY

Lisa Moore at Tyalgum Music Festival 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

Concert 1 Fri 7th Sept @ 7pm
Sliabh Beagh by Kate Moore opening Gala

Concert 2 Sat 8th @ 10.30am
Piano Music by Leos Janacek
On An Overgrown Path (1901-11)
Selections from the First Series
• Our Evenings
• A Blown Away Leaf
• The Madonna of Frydek
• They Chattered Like Swallows
• The Barn Owl Has Not Flown Away

From The Street 1.x.1905 (1905)
– The Presentiment
– The Death

In The Mist (1912)
1. Andante
2. Molto Adagio/Presto
3. Andantino
4. Presto/Meno mosso

Concert 5 Sat 8th Sept @ 7pm
Sonata for cello and piano by Alfred Schnittke
with Trish O’Brien cello

Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen

Paul Dean clarinet
Anne McMichael violin
Trish O’Brien cello

Tyalgum Community Hall
Tyalgum, Australia

Landmark Productions & Irish National Opera present Donnacha Dennehy's 'The Second Violinist'

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:30pm to Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 7:30pm

Photo by Patrick Redmond.

Winner of Best Opera at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, this latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy switches between multiple timelines. It marries multilayered set and video design with a score, rich in amplified sounds, harmonies and overtones, played live by the dynamic music group, Crash Ensemble. Lyrical and ethereal singing by three soloists and a 16-strong chorus contrasts with Aaron Monaghan’s central performance, physically fraught, essentially wordless and utterly involving. 

Barbican Theatre
London, United Kingdom

'mystery sonatas' performed by David Felberg

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:00pm

Chatter weaves together traditional and contemporary chamber music.

David Lang Mystery Sonata; JS Bach Suite No. 6 in D major for Cello (arr. Bass Clarinet, J. Shields); James Shields bass clarinet; David Felberg violin

SITE Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM

Sō Percussion @ The Ravinia Festival with Dawn Upshaw (IL)

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish and Sō Percussion perform a program focusing on the expansive limits of song, including Narrow Sea, a new work by young American Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, and George Crumb’s Winds of Destiny, based on Civil War folk songs. Both ground-breaking composers expanded vocal techniques and forms to create a dynamic space between traditional European classical vocal music, and the worlds of avant-garde or pop music.

Martin Theatre
Highland Park, IL

All-Stars on the "Extended Play" festival in Sydney!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 8:30pm

Bang on a Can All-Stars play the Marathon-style extravaganza "Extended Play" in Sydney!  Extended Play is a 12 hour micro-festival that explores and celebrates new music in every format imaginable. From noon to midnight, music in all shapes and sizes will transform multiple spaces within City Recital Hall. Be prepared to challenge your preconceived ideas of how music can be created, performed and consumed.

This isn’t a festival where you sit and listen to music with your hands neatly folded on your lap. At Extended Play they want you to hear music, and also to see it, feel it, move with it and move around it.

City Recital Hall
Sydney, Australia

Memorial for Matt Marks

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 6:30pm

Come join us in remembering and celebrating our beloved Matt Marks with music and food and hugs.

Performances by Alarm Will Sound and others. Full lineup TBA shortly.

Pot luck: if you're able and want to bring some food to share, that would be lovely. Please bring something that can be eaten easily by standing/walking folks (sandwiches, baby carrots, cookies, etc.). We'll provide personal plates and napkins and cups, but we will NOT be providing serving platters or utensils, so bring that stuff if you need it.

No reservations required - no cover charge for entrance. Just come join us.

Roulette Intermedium
New York City, NY

'cheating, lying, stealing', 'gravity', and 'just (after song of songs)' performed live with Houston Ballet

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 8:00pm

Houston Ballet returns to Jacob’s Pillow for the first time in almost 40 years. Australian Artistic Director Stanton Welch has led the respected company since 2003, marking its evolution into a world-class troupe of 60 dancers that calls the largest professional dance facility in the United States home.

Celebrating a wide range of classic and contemporary ballet, Houston Ballet brings a program featuring Welch’s Clear, an abstract work for seven men and one woman set to music composed by Bach; In Dreams by former Choreographic Associate Trey McIntyre; excerpts from Welch’s Sons de L’ame set to piano pieces by Frédéric Chopin, and Just a world premiere by Welch, commissioned by Jacob’s Pillow, with a music score by one of America’s most-performed contemporary composers and co-founder of Bang on a Can, David Lang.

Ted Shawn Theatre
Lenox, MA

Bang on a Can Music Series: String Noise

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 3:00pm

Blurring the lines of classical and avant-garde, the “trailblazing” (Time Out New York) duo String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris) will perform music by Georg Friedrich Haas (Fuga), David Lang (Warmth), Pauline Kim Harris (Sugar), Jessie Cox (Dark, Light), Paul Reller (Piss Rows) and Richard Carrick (Phosphene). The performance also features punk covers and the title work of their debut album on Northern Spy Records, The Book of Strange Positions, by 2018 Guggenheim fellow Eric Lyon.


Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries. Free with Museum admission. Limited seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis.

Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, NY

'songbirdsongs' performed by Sandbox Percussion

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 3:00pm

Sandbox Percussion and two piccoloists perform John Luther Adams’s songbirdsongs. Adams composed the work in rural Georgia and based this collection of nine miniature movements on the free translation of bird songs.

Storm King Art Center
New Windsor, NY

In the Name of the Earth (World premiere)

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 3:00pm

Join together with hundreds of neighbors, visitors, and singers in the northernmost part of Central Park for the world premiere of In the Name of the Earth, a large-scale choral work by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer John Luther Adams. In this commission for four choirs led by the incomparable Simon Halsey, nearly 800 experienced and amateur singers transform the names of North American rivers, lakes, mountains, and deserts into a communal meditation on Adams’s holy trinity: the Earth, the Water, and the Holy Wind. Experience geography in sight and sound as you move around the beautiful water of the Harlem Meer and through an enveloping sound world created by 360-degree singing.


Lincoln Center
New York City, NY

Zubin Kanga

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

Comprised of six works by a selection of classic and contemporary minimalist and post-minimalist composers, including Julia Wolfe, Terry Riley, John Cage, David Lang, John Luther Adams and John Adams, Zubin Kanga’s ‘Rhythmic Kaleidoscopes’ offers a diverse and nuanced intersection of genre-defining works spanning the genres’ beginnings in the downtown art scene of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco during the 1950s—to now.

Robert Blackwood Hall
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia

Maya Beiser @ BBC Proms

Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 3:00pm

Maya Beiser performs Mark Anthony Turnage's "Maya" cello concerto with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and conductor Thomas Dausgaard at BBC Proms.

Royal Albert Hall
London, United Kingdom


Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 8:00pm
Music Academy Of The West Hanh Hall
Santa Barbara, CA

'man made' performed by So Percussion with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:15pm

ō’s repertoire ranges from “classics” of the 20th century, by John Cage, Steve Reich, and Iannis Xenakis, et al, to commissioning and advocating works by contemporary composers such as Caroline Shaw, David Lang, Steve Mackey, and Paul Lansky, to distinctively modern collaborations with artists who work outside the classical concert hall, including vocalist Shara Nova, electronic duo Matmos, the groundbreaking Dan Deacon, legendary drummer Bobby Previte, jam band kings Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, choreographer Shen Wei, and composer and leader of The National, Bryce Dessner, among many others.


Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Ampitheater
Chautauqua, NY

Terry & Gyan

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

We are presenting a full-length program of Terry's music: intricate and often improvisational structures containing elements of minimalism, jazz, ragtime, and North Indian raga, the combination of which have defined Terry's diverse and prolific career.

Oval Space
London, United Kingdom

Bang on a Can Marathon with Steve Reich

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

More than 60 performers in more than 20 performances make up 6 hours of magical music and mayhem. Come early and stay long — the Hunter will be flowing with familiar and just-composed music, while the courtyard is full of friends and food. One of MASS MoCA's favorite and most lively days of the year, this year features works by another favorite, guest composer Steve Reich.

The eclectic program includes:

Andy Akiho – NO one To kNOW one
Gregg August – Tribute to Guaguanco
Michael Gordon – Yo Shakespeare
Jonathan Bailey Holland – His House is Not of This Land
David Lang – How To Pray
Gyorgy Ligeti – Ramifications
Missy Mazzoli – Vespers for a New Dark Age
Finola Merivale – Emma Are Eye
Steve Reich – Runner
Steve Reich – Radio Rewrite
Steve Reich – Sextet
Dobrinka Tabakova – Such Different Paths
Julia Wolfe – Cha
Iannis Xenakis – Akanthos
Pamela Z – Attention

Hunter Center at MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA