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

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!


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


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.


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.

Florence, Italy