Tours

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

Drumming

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

Anthracite Fields performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 8:00pm

The electric Bang on a Can All-Stars team with the transcendent voices of Choir of Trinity Wall Street for Julia Wolfe’s haunting, poignant, and relentlessly physical Anthracite Fields, an examination of the coal-mining industry so musically and socially provocative that it netted the 2015 Pulitzer. With visually stunning projections, Anthracite Fields draws on oral histories, interviews, speeches, geography, local rhymes, and coal advertisements to create a work honoring the region’s people who persevered, endured, and fueled a nation.

Hunter Center at MASS MoCA
North Adams, MA

'i want to live' and 'i live in pain' performed by PNME

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 8:00pm

With doses of peculiarity and humor sprinkled throughout the night, PNME soprano Lindsay Kesselman strikes a chord of universal resonance as she takes the audience from triumph to tragedy. With music by David Lang, Amy Beth Kirsten, William Bolcom, Lee Kesselman, John Bucchino, Jeff Nytch, and Kieren MacMillan, this powerful emotional journey illuminates the edges of our most essential human need: to love and be loved. Come ready to laugh, cry, hope, and ultimately know yourself fully once again.

City Theatre
Pittsburgh, PA

'i want to live' and 'i live in pain' performed by PNME

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 8:00pm

With doses of peculiarity and humor sprinkled throughout the night, PNME soprano Lindsay Kesselman strikes a chord of universal resonance as she takes the audience from triumph to tragedy. With music by David Lang, Amy Beth Kirsten, William Bolcom, Lee Kesselman, John Bucchino, Jeff Nytch, and Kieren MacMillan, this powerful emotional journey illuminates the edges of our most essential human need: to love and be loved. Come ready to laugh, cry, hope, and ultimately know yourself fully once again.

City Theatre
Pittsburgh, PA

Quartet & Piano Phase

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Orli Shaham, piano & ensemble, Aspen Music Festival and School Harris Concert Hall
Aspen , CO

Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA

Monday, July 9, 2018 to Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA is a 3-week residency and festival of today's most exciting new music. We invite 40 performers and composers from all over the world to learn from and play alongside our faculty, the world's most accomplished contemporary musicians. Applications for the residency are now online and due Jan 9. The public performances include free performances in the community, recitals in the gallery and a blowout festival finale on July 28. More performance details to be listed in the spring.

Our special guest composer for 2018 is Steve Reich!

 

MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA WAY
North Adams, MA 01247

The Vermeer Room performed by Tokyo Sinfonietta

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00pm

Tokyo Symphonyetta The 43rd Regular Concert 
Music From Japan Japan in TOKYO 
Encounter with Music Japan · USA · Canada
Date and time: Saturday, July 7, 2018 18 
: 00 Opening venue: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Small Hall 【Program】 New Shin virtue In the Deep Sea II (2006) Zosha di Castri (1985-) "Cortège" (2010) Julia (1947-) "Piano Quintet - Soul Shape" (2018) Naoko Hishinuma · Wolf (1958 -): "The Vermeer Room" (1989) Anthony Chan (1982 -) "vis-à-vis" (2010) Conductor: Yasuaki Itakura Performance: Tokyo Sinfonietta Admission: JPY 4,000 / student 2,000 yen (All seats free) Ticket reservation: Tokyo Concerts 03-3200-9755 (Monday - Friday 10: 00 ~ 18: 00)        (booked at HP, payable / received at Seven Eleven) Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Ticket Service

The Vermeer Room
Japan

Inuksuit

Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 4:00pm

Caramoor throws open its gates and invites you to discover John Luther Adams’s Inuksuit, an epic outdoor piece performed by more than 60 percussionists and other instrumentalists, directed by Doug Perkins. Inuksuit calls for the audience to wander outside among musicians playing an incredible array of instruments including conch shells, sirens, gongs, bells, drums, cymbals, and glockenspiels, dispersed throughout the landscape.

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Katonah, NY

'cheating, lying, stealing' performed by Ensemble MidVest

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:00pm

A late night concert, where we focus on music by the Danish composer Bent Sørensen, who will fill 60 years in 2018.

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For the 16th year in a row, the beautiful old manor house forms the framework of the Nørre Vosborg Chamber Music Festival. As always, it is Ensemble MidtVest, which draws the artistic content of the festival and presents the audience for the absolute best chamber music spiced with exciting, internationally international guests. This year's festival guest is the young German percussionist Johannes Fischer, who can be experienced in self-composited works based on the Renaissance and Baroque times as well as brand new tones of, among others, the American composer David Lang. As always, there are some intense days of classical music from the sun rising until the sun sets.

Nørre Vosborg Chamber Music Festival
Nørre Vosborg, Denmark

'death speaks' performed by City Music Foundation

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 8:00pm

Premiered alongside his acclaimed the little match girl passion, this haunting song cycle continues its moving comparison between the worlds of the living and the dead. With lyrics drawn solely from the songs of Franz Schubert, who personified Death numerous times, Lang "connects the dots between Romantic morbidity and emo rock" (The New York Times). death speaks is paired with songs and instrumental numbers by Dowland, Ravel, JS Bach, Kurtág and Jonny Greenwood, as well as by Schubert himself.

The performers include two City Music Foundation Artists: Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano) and Andrey Lebedev (guitar). Not often open to the public, Barts Pathology Museum is a Victorian gallery hidden at the top of St Bartholomew’s Hospital; it houses over 5000 medical specimens displayed over 3 mezzanine levels.

St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Barts Pathology Museum
London, United Kingdom

'the little match girl passion' for chorus performed by Ensemble L’Homme Armé

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:00pm

On the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of the construction of the Church

PresentationBiographiesGuillaume Dufay was the most influential composer in Europe in the mid-fifteenth century. Like many other musicians of the time, he used to travel to the continent following princes and popes. In his wanderings he worked for the most important musical chapels, in particular for the papal chapel in Rome. His music had a great diffusion and was transcribed, distributed and played wherever the polyphony had taken root. Among the successive generations, few composers have not absorbed elements of his style. The hymn Ave maris stella was sung during the Vespers of the Virgin . In the modern liturgy the Alma redemptorisit is sung at the end of Compline, from the Saturday before the first Sunday of Advent, until the second vespers of the Purification (2 February). The motand Mirandas parit urbs was probably composed while Dufay was in Florence, at the service of the papal chapel, during the Council which was held in Florence thanks to the influence of the Medici. As for the Supremum est mortalibus , the occasion was the ceremony for the signing of a peace treaty. 
The American composer David Lang was born in 1957. In 2008 he won the Pulitzer Prize for the opera The little match girl passion, and in 2013 he was named Composer of the Year by the magazine Musical America. His music is influenced, in a very special blend, influences of modernism, minimalism and rock.

LXXXI FESTIVAL OF THE MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO Abbey of San Miniato al Monte
Florence, Italy

'where you go' performed by LA Master Chorale (west coast premiere)

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Life, love, and loss are the momentous themes addressed by Brahms in his lush, romantic, and heartfelt Requiem. The composer himself said an equally relevant title for this work would be the “Human Requiem,” and this remarkable music of consolation and contemplation puts the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s strengths on full display, ready to sweep you away. The program opens with two equally touching and reflective works imbued with friendship and love by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Caroline Shaw and David Lang.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA

'where you go' performed by LA Master Chorale (west coast premiere)

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Life, love, and loss are the momentous themes addressed by Brahms in his lush, romantic, and heartfelt Requiem. The composer himself said an equally relevant title for this work would be the “Human Requiem,” and this remarkable music of consolation and contemplation puts the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s strengths on full display, ready to sweep you away. The program opens with two equally touching and reflective works imbued with friendship and love by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Caroline Shaw and David Lang.

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA

MUTED performed by Monica Germino (world premiere)

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
monica germino

monica germino

Inspired by Germino’s courage and determination, four of the world’s leading composers - Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe and David Lang (co-founders of Bang on a Can)  - have embarked on a collaborative composition, joining forces to create “the quietest violin piece ever written.” Shortly after making this commitment to Germino, they invited Louis Andriessen to join in the experiment, fulfilling a long-held wish to collaborate. Gordon is fascinated by a quieter world, as are Wolfe and Lang. Their collective composition, MUTED, features what Germino calls ‘whisperviolin’ (fluisterviool), and will skirt the limits of audibility for solo violin and voice.  MUTED also includes a part for Monica’s singing voice (in settings of texts from the 1930’s New York Post cult column Archy and Mehitabel.)

Museum Belvédère
Oranjewoud, Netherlands

'the little match girl passion' performed by Soundstreams

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 8:00pm to Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:00pm

“What drew me to The Little Match Girl,” explained Lang, “is that the strength of the story lies not in its plot but in the fact that all its parts – the horror and the beauty – are constantly suffused with their opposites. The girl’s bitter present is locked together with the sweetness of her memories, her poverty is always suffused with her hopefulness. There is a kind of naive equilibrium between suffering and hope.”

Crow's Theatre
Toronto, Canada

'light moving' performed by Da Capo Chamber Players

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 8:00pm

Tapping into the many currents in the New York new-music scene, Da Capo offers a smorgasbord of minimalism, maximalism, jazz-influenced chamber music, timbrel explorations, eminent established composers and budding young hotshots -- a daunting task but well-suited to Da Capo’s diversity!

 

Kaufman Center Merkin Hall
New York , NY

'ark luggage', 'simple song #3', 'where the bee sucks' performed by Soundstreams Canada

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 3:30pm

David Lang was the one-time enfant terrible of the new music community, beginning his career as a founding member of the ground-breaking Bang on a Can, (“the country’s most important vehicle for contemporary music,” San Francisco Chronicle) and is still its artistic director. Lang is also one of the mentors for the Soundstreams’ 2018 Emerging Composer Workshop. He joins us, days ahead of the opening of his The Little Match Girl Passion at Crow’s Theatre, for a late afternoon discussion, Q&A and musical interlude.

Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar
Toronto, Canada

'the little match girl passion' performed by the Macadam Ensemble

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 8:00pm

With "The Little Match Girl", Macadam Ensemble makes an original show based on Hans-Christian Andersen's famous tale. From the descriptive elements of the tale and its symbolism, the music of David Lang, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Michael Gordon and Arvo Pärt participate in the construction of a magnificent choral painting, supported by the video creation of Nathalie Guimbretière. Around the composer David Lang's masterpiece "The Little Match Girl Passion", the works of this concert contribute to the construction of an incredible soundscape, from the streets of Copenhagen to the most intimate corners of the psychology of the little girl matches. The 12 solo voices of Macadam Ensemble, directed by Étienne Ferchaud, and the images of Nathalie Guimbretière,

Saint-Martin Collegiate Church
Angers, France

Bang on a Can Marathon 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Bang on a Can returns to downtown Manhattan with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 10 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

Its FREE!!!

Music By:
Jeffrey Brooks, Tom Chiu, Fjola Evans, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Nicole Lizee, Dylan Mattingly, Jessie Montgomery, Brendon Randall-Myers, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Gabriella Smith, Galina Ustvolskaya, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Alex Weiser, Julia Wolfe

Performances by:
Terry Riley, Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guests Eric Berryman, Todd Reynolds, and Gyan Riley, Contemporaneous, David Friend, Ethel, FLUX Quartet, Maya Beiser and Kate Valk, Mazz Swift and Therese Workman, NYU Contemporary Ensemble/Jonathan Haas, Robert Osborne, So Percussion, Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Sam Davol, Val Jeanty and Ravish Momin, Vicky Chow, Xenia Rubinos, and MORE!

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Pl
New York, NY 10012

Maya Beiser performs Julia Wolfe's Spinning

Thursday, May 10, 2018 to Sunday, May 13, 2018

Photo by Peter Serling

Composer Julia Wolfe and cellist Maya Beiser honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand. Music has long been a vital part of the craft — both as a propelling force and as a distraction. To pay homage to the human dignity of this work, Wolfe and Beiser create a sonic universe for three cellos and voice performed by Beiser with Melody Giron and Lavena Johanson featuring multimedia projections imagined by the innovative artist Laurie Olinder. In Beiser’s words, “I found in Julia’s music a rare quality — combining folk, rock and classical elements in a distinct and relentless energy. This collaboration is one that has been in our minds for many years, and we are thrilled to now embark on this journey together.”

Montclair State University – Alexander Kasser Theater
One Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Maya Beiser Performs Julia Wolfe's Spinning

Thursday, May 10, 2018 to Sunday, May 13, 2018

Photo by Peter Serling

Spinning performed by Maya Beiser
with cellists Melody Giron and Lavena Johanson
Laurie Olinder, projection art and design
Netta Yerushalmy, choreographer
Aaron Copp, lighting


Composer Julia Wolfe and cellist Maya Beiser honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand. Music has long been a vital part of the craft — both as a propelling force and as a distraction. To pay homage to the human dignity of this work, Wolfe and Beiser create a sonic universe for three cellos and voice performed by Beiser with Melody Giron and Lavena Johanson featuring multimedia projections imagined by the innovative artist Laurie Olinder. In Beiser’s words, “I found in Julia’s music a rare quality — combining folk, rock and classical elements in a distinct and relentless energy. This collaboration is one that has been in our minds for many years, and we are thrilled to now embark on this journey together.”

Alexander Kasser Theater
One Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Icebreaker: Velocity

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:00pm

In his 1983 classic, De snelheid, Louis Andriessen demonstrated the acoustic phenomenon of an ever-accelerating woodblock being subsumed into the stubbornly-held slower tempo of another instrumental group. Two works by Bang-on-a-Can composers David Lang and Michael Gordon provide a prelude, Gordon’s witty, electric-guitar-driven Yo Shakespeare and David Lang’s ‘wall of sound’ Slow Movement, once described as ‘perched somewhere between Jimi Hendrix and Iannis Xenakis’. Anna Meredith’s propulsive ‘Nautilus’ from her recent album Varmints and Whitty’s nature is a language… offer contemporary notes.

Anna Meredith – Nautilus

Michael Gordon – Yo Shakespeare

Paul Whitty – nature is a language – can’t you read?

David Lang – Slow Movement

Louis Andriessen – De snelheid (‘Velocity’)

Kings Place – Hall One
90 York Way
London , N1 9AG United Kingdom

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