Tours

Kronos Quartet: Michael Gordon’s Clouded Yellow Album Release

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Photo by Jay Blakesberg

Over the course of a decade, Bang on a Can founding composer 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. On May 5, Kronos and Gordon celebrate the album’s release with an intimate performance at Joe’s Pub.

Clouded Yellow features four pieces written for Kronos by Gordon: the title track (composed in 2010), Exalted (2010), The Sad Park (2006) and Potassium (2000). The title of the first refers to the clouded yellow butterfly, which is known in England for its mass migrations; the word “clouded” is also meant to describe the blurred harmonies and melodies of the piece.

Clouded Yellow will be released on May 4 on Cantaloupe Music.

Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Ensemble Offspring performs Lang's cheating, lying, stealing

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 3:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Program:

Hikaru Sawai – Rock Garden
Hikaru Sawai – Okoto 
Alice Chance – The Audience Choir (World Premiere)
Liz Jigalin – Sound Parcels (World Premiere)
Michael Smetanin – Ladder of Escape
Christopher Fox – Reeling
Guillime Connessons – Scenes de la vie contemporaine
Erik Griswold – Action Music 2 (Australian Premiere)
Ciaran Frame – Listeners as Spectators
David Lang – Cheating, Lying, Stealing

FREE EVENT

Petersham Bowling Club
77 Brighton St
Petersham, NSW 2049 Australia

Ensemble Signal performs David Lang's darker

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

Scored for 12 strings, darker is a slow exploration of sound. At times, it gives the ensemble the feel of a giant pipe organ or, with the aid of visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra’s live projections, the feel of splattering rain on an immoveable wall. As much a hypnotic sonic and visual object as it is a piece of music, darker weaves its intricate solo lines into a delicate and subtly emotional fabric.

Lang notes that “darker is in many ways more like an object than a piece of music. It is a long, slow passing from something mostly even and pleasant to something a little less pleasant. My piece, like life, expends a lot of effort to go a very short distance, from beautiful to a little less beautiful, from a little light to something a little darker.”

EMPAC
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present the Tomeka Reid Quartet

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Performing alongside the exhibition Scenes from the Collection, cellist, composer, and improviser Tomeka Reid brings in her own remarkable collection of leading Chicago and New York based musicians to perform a set of music combining her love for groove along with freer concepts.  

The Tomeka Reid Quartet is: Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Roebke, bass; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Tomas Fujiwara, drums

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

Cincinnati Ballet dances to music by David Lang performed by Eighth Blackbird

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

Eighth Blackbird joins the Cincinnati Ballet for five performances as part of the Ballet’s “Bold Moves” series.

Program:

David Lang: learn to fly (2008)
Robert Honstein: Conduit, II. Pulse (2014)
Nico Muhly: Doublespeak (2012)
Missy Mazzoli: Still Life with Avalanche
Jacob Cooper: Cast (2015)
Intermission/set change, (curtain down)
Bryce Dessner: Murder Ballades (2013, rev. 2015)
I. Omie Wise
II. Young Emily
III. Dark Holler
IV. Wave the Sea
V. Brushy Fork
VI. Pretty Polly
VII. Tears for Sister Polly

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Dublin Guitar Quartet performs Michael Gordon's Amplified

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Ensemble Klang & Dublin Guitar Quartet
Michael Gordon, Pete Harden, Louis Andriessen

m.mv guitarists from Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA), Tilburg
Dublin Guitar Quartet
Brian Bolger guitar
Patrick Brunnock guitar
Tomas O'Durcain guitar
Chien Buggle guitar

16.00-17.00: Part I: Dublin Guitar Quartet
Michael Gordon Amplified (2015)
18.00-19.30: Red Sofa Table music: dinner in Stadsbrasserie with the musicians (€ 32.50)
8.00 pm: Part II: Ensemble Klang & guitarists AMPA
Pete Harden Forgiveness
Louis Andriessen Hoketus
Spatial pieces for 15 guitarists (world premieres) of Maya Verlaak, Marina Poleukhina and Barbara Ellison

Jurriaanse Zaal
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Jacksonville Symphony Performs Become Ocean

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 3:00pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

“Life on this earth first emerged from the sea. As the polar ice melts and sea levels rise, we humans find ourselves facing the prospect that once again we may quite literally become ocean.” John Luther Adams’ words convey his inspiration in composing this luscious score, performed by the Symphony to commemorate Earth Day 2018.

Dr. Quinton White, Professor of Biology and Marine Science at Jacksonville University, will give a presentation before the concert on the history of human impact on the Florida environment and especially on the St. Johns River.

 

Jacoby Symphony Hall
300 Water St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

John Luther Adams' Become Ocean at the AMNH

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

The Chelsea Symphony presents the Pulitzer and Grammy Award-winning piece Become Ocean by American composer John Luther Adams in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History.

In conjunction with this special performance, TCS will perform Alan Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales and the world premiere of TCS composer Michael Boyman’s world premiere piece, The Howling Wilderness.

FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION

Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Touring in support of: 

Photon Vocal Ensemble Peforms David Lang's oh graveyard

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 8:15pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Photon Vocal Ensemble performs "Songs from the New World," a varied a cappella program with music from the USA. In addition to compositions by Copland and Barber, listeners can look forward to work by contemporary composers such as Whitacre, Lang, and Gjeilo, and some spirituals.

De Waalse Kerk
Walenpleintje 159
Amsterdam, 1012 JZ Netherlands

'the passing measures' performed by Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and the Bienen Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

Peter Serling

Choral-orchestral works by three of today’s most creative compositional minds. George Benjamin brings extraordinary color to Caliban’s dream speech from The Tempest. Thomas Adès takes a dramatic look at an American cataclysm that could happen again. David Lang’s expansive elegy invites contemplation and reflection.

George Benjamin, Sometime Voices 
Thomas Adès, America: A Prophecy 
David Lang, the passing measures

Donald Nally, conductor

Northwestern University – Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208

Steve Reich Celebration with Sō Percussion and NEXUS Percussion @ Princeton University

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

Photo by Evan Monroe Chapman 2016

Sō Percussion, Princeton University’s Edward T. Cone Artists-in-Residence, host a celebration—free and open to all—of iconic American composer Steve Reich. The program samples works from each decade of the composer’s prolific career. Sō Percussion will be joined onstage by vocalist Beth Meyers, soprano Daisy Press, guitarist Grey McMurray, pianists Orli Shaham and Corey Smythe, and cellist Maya Beiser. Ms. Beiser will perform Cello Counterpoint, written for her by Reich in 2003. The concert will culminate with Reich’s breakthrough masterpiece, Drumming, which Sō Percussion had performed at the Lincoln Center Festival in Fall 2017 to critical acclaim.

Princeton University – Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
68 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08544

David Lang's 'when we were children' performed by Hamer Singers

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 3:30pm

Program:

Arvo Pärt – I am the true vine                
Anna Thorvaldsdottir – Heyr þú oss himnum á​                           
David Lang – when we were children
Thomas Tallis – Missa puer natus est: Agnus Dei        
Pēteris Vasks – Laudate Dominum

St. Patrick's Cathedral
East Melbourne, Australia

Coastal Concerts present: Sō Percussion

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Photo by Evan Monroe Chapman 2016

Sō Percussion is a percussion-based music organization that creates and presents new collaborative works to adventurous and curious audiences and educational initiatives to engaged students, while providing meaningful service to its communities, in order to exemplify the power of music to unite people and forge deep social bonds.

Their 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 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.

Bethel United Methodist Church Hall
Fourth & Market Streets
Lewes, DE 19958

'the little match girl passion' performed by Houston Chamber Choir

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 7:30pm

Photo by Peter Serling

In this program the Chamber Choir performs David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Little Match Girl Passion,” a groundbreaking work praised for its unique purity and beauty inspired by Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Hans Christian Anderson’s short story. Tales by the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll and fanciful depictions of mythological creatures complete this evening of rare sights and sounds.

South Main Baptist Church
4100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Touring in support of: 

So Percussion Living at the Intersection Symposium at Princeton University

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Photo by Evan Monroe Chapman 2016

The Council on Science and Technology (CST) is pleased to announce its inaugural Living at the Intersection Symposium to be held April 12-13, 2018 on the Princeton University campus.  The 2018 Symposium focuses on the intersection of Engineering and the Arts and is co-hosted by Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and by Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts.

The Symposium will open with a performance of There Might Be Others and showcase of works on Thursday evening April 12, 2018 and will continue throughout the day on Friday April 13, 2018, with four panel sessions and a keynote lecture by American sculptor and fiber artist Janet Echelman.  The Symposium will engage participants in an exploration of “living at the intersection” of engineering and the arts with thought leaders, researchers, artists, faculty, students, and professionals who create at or near this intersection.

CST is launching the biennial Living at the Intersection Symposium series in service to its mission to broaden and deepen participation in STEM. The Symposium series facilitates engagement that is unconstrained by disciplinary labels by cultivating opportunities for new and meaningful study, exploration, and collaboration, at intersections of the sciences, engineering, humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Princeton University – Lewis Arts Complex & Friend Center Convocation Room
1 Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

So Percussion with the University of Kentucky Percussion Ensemble

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 7:30pm

Photo by Evan Monroe Chapman 2016

Asphalt Jungle by Sergio Asad, performed by the UK Percussion Ensemble, James Campbell, conductor, and featuring soloists Dieter Hennings (University of Kentucky) and Andrew Zohn (Columbus State University) on guitar.

Amid the Noise by So Percussion, performed by So Percussion with the UK Percussion Ensemble and Kollective.

Singletary Center for the Arts
405 Rose St
Lexington, KY 40508
Touring in support of: 

The Louisville Orchestra Performs Gordon, Wolfe, and more

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:00pm

Jim James, lead and founder of the indie-rock band My Morning Jacket, joins with Teddy Abrams to create a set of 7 songs for band and orchestra. Including his top hits, selections from his latest album and new material — a brand new collaboration between James and Abrams.

Teddy Abrams premiered Natural History by Michael Gordon at the 2016 Britt Festival. Requiring a massive array of musicians and dancers, the piece is an homage to the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest region of our country. Together with his wife Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon are founders of the acclaimed Bang on a Can Festival and contemporary music organization in New York City.

JULIA WOLFE: rIse and sHiNe
JIM JAMES: Song Set
MICHAEL GORDON: Natural History

TEDDY ABRAMS, conductor
JIM JAMES, special guest

Kentucky Center
501 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
Touring in support of: 

Michigan Percussion Ensemble Performs Lang and Crumb

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

The UMPE performs two masterworks for chamber percussion: David Lang's The So Called Laws of Nature, and selections from George Crumb's The River of Life.

University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

John Luther Adams: Become Ocean

Saturday, April 7, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 2018

Photo by Pete Woodhead

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Performs Become Ocean

John Luther AdamsBecome Ocean has won a Pulitzer Prize and mesmerized audiences. “Like the sea at dawn, it presents a gorgeous surface, yet its heaving motion conveys overwhelming force…tonally centered, almost to the point of lushness,” wrote Alex Ross in The New Yorker. “Its three huge crescendos suggest a tidal surge washing over all barriers. It may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history...Whether orchestras will be playing it a century hence is impossible to say, but I went away reeling.”

 

The Basilica of St. Josaphat
2333 S 6th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Seattle Symphony Performs: Become Desert & Become Ocean

Saturday, April 7, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 2018

Photo by Pete Woodhead

Program A (April 7)
JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Become Desert (California Premiere)
(featuring Volti San Francisco; Robert Geary, artistic director)
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

Program B (April 8) 

SIBELIUS The Oceanides
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes
JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Become Ocean

Zellerbach Hall
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800
Berkeley, CA 94720
Touring in support of: 

The Louisville Orchestra Performs Michael Gordon's Natural History and more

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:00am

Teddy Abrams premiered Natural History  by Michael Gordon at the 2016 Britt Festival. Requiring a massive array of musicians and dancers, the piece is a homage to the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest region of our country. 

Jim James, lead and founder of the indie-rock band My Morning Jacket, joins with Teddy Abrams to create a set of 7 songs for band and orchestra. Including his top hits, selections from his latest album and new material — a brand new collaboration between James and Abrams. 

Touring in support of: 

John LutherJohn Luther Adam's Become Desert

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 8:00pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

Following up on his 2014 Pulizer Prize-winning Become Ocean, John Luther Adams returns to Seattle for the world premiere of SSO-commissioned work Become Desert.

Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Seattle Symphony Chorale
Seattle Symphony

 

Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

John Luther Adam's Become Desert (World Premiere)

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 7:30pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

Following up on his 2014 Pulizer Prize-winning Become Ocean, John Luther Adams returns to Seattle for the world premiere of SSO-commissioned work Become Desert.

Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Seattle Symphony Chorale
Seattle Symphony

 

Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Saskia Lankhoorn Performs JLA, Lang, Moore, Wolfe, & more

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 8:30pm

Dutch pianist Saskia Lankhoorn is performing for the first time as part of the Ankara Piano Festival at Ankara Palas.

Program:
Piet-Jan van Rossum (1966): Accessoir
Julia Wolfe (1958): Earring
John Luther Adams (1953): Nunataks (Solitary Peaks)
David Lang (1957): This was written by hand, Spartan Arcs
Missy Mazzoli (1980): Orizzonte
Kate Moore (1979): Stories for Ocean Shells, The Body is na Ear, Spin Bird

 

Ankara Palas
Doğanbey Mh., Cumhuriyet Bulvarı No:9
Ankara, 06030 Turkey

John Luther Adams' Three Canticles of the Birds

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:00pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

Three Canticles of the Birds will be performed by Muge Hendekli (piano) and Amy Salsgiver (Percussion) as part of the piano festival put on by Istanbul Technical University’s Center for Advanced Research (ITU MIAM).

ITU MIAM
ITU Macka Kampusu Yabanci Diller Binasi Macka
Istanbul, 34367 Turkey

The Crossing Performs Michael Gordon's Anonymous Man

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:30pm

Becky Oehler Photography

Anonymous Man (premiered July 2017) is a concert-length work from Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon. The text is drawn from real life—Gordon's experiences living in a changing neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, meeting his future wife (the composer Julia Wolfe), raising a family, and especially his encounters with two homeless men who lived across the street.  The journey includes personal accounts of September 11, the death of one of the homeless men, and the outpouring of sympathy from the community following that loss, finally reaching an epiphany that evokes Lincoln's funeral train arriving on Desbrosses Street, the first stop on its visit to the streets of Manhattan. The interplay of personalities is beautifully rendered in music, springing from Michael’s conversations with the homeless men—serious, funny, mysterious, poetic, and mundane.

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180

SHELTER performed by Earspace Ensemble

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:30pm

Photo by Peter Serling

In the first of two concerts as part of their residency at UNC, earspace is joined by students from the Department of Music to present Shelter by David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe, scored for three sopranos and large ensemble. The performance will be accompanied by films of Bill Morrison.

 

James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Touring in support of: 

TNT | Rushes Ensemble & Mantra Percussion

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

This TNT presentation features two kaleidoscopic concert-length, thematically-linked works for single instrument-families: Rushes for 7 bassoons (The Rushes Ensemble) and Timber for six percussionists (Mantra Percussion). Each work was written by Michael Gordon (co-founder of New York City’s Bang On a Can), one of America’s most adventurous composers, who creates music characterized by “vigor and hypnotic intensity” (The New York Times). Both works will be presented back to back in an environment that invites curious audiences to sit, walk or lie down as they take in the trance-inducing music.

 

OZ Arts Nashville
6172 Cockrill Bend Circle
Nashville, TN 37209
Touring in support of: 

Bang on a Can at Big Ears

Thursday, March 22, 2018 to Sunday, March 25, 2018

Bang on a Can goes to Big Ears! 

The Big Ears Festival is an international cultural gathering, and a dynamic, interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, crossing all musical genres while interfacing with film, performance, and the visual arts. 

There are few festivals with line ups quite like this.

The All-Stars will present 3 performances:

-The music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe to celebrate 30 years of Bang on a Can. (Michael, David, and Julia are the 2018 composers in residence at Big Ears as well!)

-Anthracite Fields

-Field Recordings

Big Ears Festival
Knoxville, TN

Sō Percussion at Samford University

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

Photo by Evan Monroe Chapman

Sō Percussion is a percussion-based music organization that creates and presents new collaborative works to adventurous and curious audiences and educational initiatives to engaged students. With innovative multigenre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and role of the modern percussion ensemble. Presented by the Davis Architects Guest Artist Series and the Birmingham Chamber Music Society.

 

Samford University – Brock Hall
800 Lakeshore Dr
Birmingham, AL 35229

Wolfe's "Earring" & "East Broadway" performed by Kate Ryder

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Kate Ryder (piano/toy piano)

Program:
Suite for toy piano - John Cage
Cactus Prelude 6, for toy piano and fixed media - Stace Constantinou
Trimer, for toy piano and fixed media - Christian Banasik
Earring - Julia Wolfe
East Broadway, for toy piano - Julia Wolfe
BoomBox - Julia Wolfe
New work for toy piano - Brian Inglis
Farouche, for toy pianos - Yumi Hara Cawkwell
Fuga interna - Katharine Norman
Railroad (travel song), for solo piano - Meredith Monk
St Petersburg Waltz - Meredith Monk
Mirabella, for toy piano - Stephen Montague

FREE EVENT

Church of St George the Martyr
London, United Kingdom

Bang on a Can All-Stars at Easterfestival IMAGO DEI

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Photo by Lisa Bauso

They interact live with recorded music: For “Field Recordings: Dream Sequence” the instrumental musicians from Bang On A Can All-Stars sent composers into the broad terrain of recorded sounds and animated them to make compositions in which the recorded explorations of reality enter into a dialogue with their own musical creations. Sound stories evolve in the Klangraum Krems, triggered by film documents, human communication, dreams, spiritual experiences, memories, and the perpetual collision of the physical with the metaphysical.

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche
3500 Krems on the Danube
Austria
Touring in support of: 

Resonance Works Performs Lang's 'the little match girl passion' for chorus

Saturday, March 17, 2018 to Sunday, March 18, 2018

Program:

J.S. Bach – Komm, Jesu, Komm

J.S. Bach – Concerto in C Major, BWV 1055

Costas Dafnis – How Long Ago

Osvaldo Golijov – Lua descolorida

James MacMillan – Lux Aeterna

Leonard Bernstein – Halil

Arvo Pärt – Fratres

David Lang – little match girl passion

 

Saturday March 17, 2018, 8:00pm, Prelude & Walking tour at 7:00pm

Sunday March 18, 2018, 8:00pm, Prelude & Walking tour at 6:00 & 7:00pm

Homewood Cemetery Chapel
1599 South Dallas Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Bang on a Can All-Stars at Le Lieu Unique

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:30pm

Photo by Lisa Bauso

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings!

Julia Wolfe, Reeling
Florent Ghys, An Open Cage
Michael Gordon, Gene Takes a Drink (with film)
Tyondai Braxton, Casino Trem
Christian Marclay, Fade to Slide (with film)
Richard Reed Parry, The Brief and Never Ending Blur
Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hz (with film)
Steve Reich, The Cave of Machpelah (arr Michael Gordon)
Bryce Dessner, Letter 27 (with film)
Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day

Le Lieu Unique
2 Rue de la Biscuiterie
Nantes, 44000 France
Touring in support of: 

The Crossing Performs Michael Gordon's Anonymous Man

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:30pm

Program:

Michael Gordon Anonymous Man (Midwest premiere)
Gabriel Jackson Rigwreck (Midwest premiere)

Anonymous Man (premiered July 2017) is a concert-length work from Bang on a Can composer Michael Gordon. The text is drawn from real life—Gordon's experiences living in a changing neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, meeting his future wife (the composer Julia Wolfe), raising a family, and especially his encounters with two homeless men who lived across the street.  The journey includes personal accounts of September 11, the death of one of the homeless men, and the outpouring of sympathy from the community following that loss, finally reaching an epiphany that evokes Lincoln's funeral train arriving on Desbrosses Street, the first stop on its visit to the streets of Manhattan. The interplay of personalities is beautifully rendered in music, springing from Michael’s conversations with the homeless men—serious, funny, mysterious, poetic, and mundane.

For Gabriel Jackson's dramatic setting of Pierre Joris' poem Rigwreck - a study on the power of money - The Crossing is joined by Northwestern's acclaimed vocal ensemble, BCE.

This is the tale of two
One life inside, the other one, outside

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Nonclassical Performs David Lang's 'in this condition' & more

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 8:00pm

Program:

Gabriel Prokofiev – Cello Multitracks and Remixes
Zoe Martlew – Shift, Trip
Walter Zimmerman – Dit
Orlando Gough – Ariel Songs
Sally Whitwell – Going Somewhere and Lightness of Being
David Lang – In This Condition
Benjamin Oliver – Songs for Stanley
Sarah Dacey – Cold, Cold Night
Anna Snow – 7 Stars

 

 

Belgrave Music Hall
1-1A Cross Belgrave Street
Leeds, LS2 8JP United Kingdom

Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in Washington DC

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:30pm

Photo by Peter Serling

The Bang on a Can All-Stars reunite with the Choir of Trinity Wall St, conducted by Julian Wachner, for this performance of Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in Washington DC!

This event is part of the Kennedy Center's annual new celebration DIRECT CURRENT--an immersive showcase for cutting-edge contemporary arts and culture with a focus on interdisciplinary creations.

Kennedy Center
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Touring in support of: 

So Percussion at the John F. Kennedy Center

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

Photo by Evan Monroe Chapman

A journey in ambience, rhythm, and texture featuring composers from California’s past and present. Using Bedouin-inspired tenting and pillows, the Atrium will be transformed into an immersive and inviting environment to explore works by Lou Harrison, Steve Reich, Nathaniel Stookey, and Mason Bates by Sō Percussion.

Program includes:

Junkestra – Nathaniel Stookey

First Concerto for Flute and Percussion – Lou Harrison

TBA – Steve Reich

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

The Dessoff Choirs Performs David Lang’s 'the little match girl passion'

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

The Dessoff Choirs presents David Lang’s the little match girl passion, a work that evokes passion through stasis, repetition, and the unexpected combination of percussion instruments with voices. The composer describes his inspiration for setting the text:

In addition, Dessoff performs J.S. Bach’s Komm Jesu, komm, the fourth installment (over three seasons) of Bach’s six motets and as part of our Bernstein tribute, his Chichester Psalms.

The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
273 Mott Street
New York, NY 10012
Touring in support of: 

Back Bay Chorale performs Lang, Shaw, & more

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Program:

Dominick DIORIO – All Is

Samuel BARBER – Reincarnations

John CORIGLIANAO – Fern Hill

Morten LAURIDSEN – Mid-Winter Songs

Caroline SHAW – Fly Away I

David LANG – tell me, from battle hymns

Jennifer HIGDON – Amazing Grace, from Southern Grace

St. Paul's Harvard Square
29 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Ensemble Signal Performs Gordon & Wolfe

Friday, March 9, 2018 to Saturday, March 10, 2018

Photo by Ryan Jenkis

Michael Gordon Weather 1 
Julia Wolfe  Cruel Sister

Brad Lubman, Conductor

The season will conclude with a string orchestra performance by Ensemble Signal, led by conductor Brad Lubman. The program will highlight Bang on a Can cofounder Michael Gordon’s Weather, a wild, explosive work that began with his curiosity about how musical instruments might be useful in mapping chaotic weather patterns. Ensemble Signal will also perform MacArthur Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe’s Cruel Sister, a tour de force of story telling in which the music dramatizes the story behind a harrowing and heartbreaking traditional folk song.

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus. Tickets will be available to the public approximately one month before each concert.

Princeton University – Institute for Advanced Study
1 Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

All-Stars at Le Lieu Unique

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

Photo by Lisa Bauso

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings!

Julia Wolfe, Reeling
Florent Ghys, An Open Cage
Michael Gordon, Gene Takes a Drink (with film)
Tyondai Braxton, Casino Trem
Christian Marclay, Fade to Slide (with film)
Richard Reed Parry, The Brief and Never Ending Blur
Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hz (with film)
Steve Reich, The Cave of Machpelah (arr Michael Gordon)
Bryce Dessner, Letter 27 (with film)
Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day

Le Lieu Unique
France

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