Tours

Zubin Kanga: Rhythmic Kaleidoscopes

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

Photo by Richard Hedger

Program: 

John Luther Adams – Nunataks

Julia Wolfe – Earring

Cage – In a Landscape

David Lang – Cage

Frederic Rzewski – Piano Piece No. 4

Terry Riley – Keyboard Study No. 1

John Adams – Phrygian Gates

Rhythmic Kaleidoscopes

In Rhythmic Kaleidoscopes, Zubin Kanga performs a wide variety of American piano music, featuring rhythmic patterns and vibrant colours. It features the classic minimalist work, Keyboard Study No. 1 by Terry Riley, the mysterious landscapes of John Luther Adams’ Nunataks and the virtuosic explosion of melody in Rzewski’s Piano Piece No. 4.

The centerpiece of the programme is one of the great post-minimal works – John Adams’ epic masterpiece, Phrygian Gates.

St John’s Smith Square
Smith Square, Westminster
London, SW1P 3HA United Kingdom

'super chill' and 'forced march' performed by Crash Ensemble

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 8:00pm

Ireland’s foremost contemporary music ensemble, Crash Ensemblearrives at the ideal time to perform for Musica nova. This highly popular group will play two concerts, which will also feature the CrashLands film project.

For the Red Poppy concert, Crash Ensemble presents pieces by co-founders and composers of the innovative Bang on a Can music collective, namely David LangMichael Gordon and Julia Wolfe. All of the pieces performed at the event were commissioned by Crash. Gordon’s Cake, Lang’s super chill and Wolfe’s A Wild Furze were all composed in honour of Crash Ensemble’s 20th anniversary in 2017.

Helsinki Music Centre
Paavo, Finland

Jennifer Koh performs Dessner, Kline, Wolfe, & more

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3:00pm

Program:

Marc Neikrug, Flash
Mark Grey, Twenty
Sean Shepherd, wideOPENwide
James Matheson, Capriccio
Chris Cerrone, Shall I Project a World?
Derek Bermel, Twenty Questions
Andrew Norman, Still Life
Phil Kline, Bedeviled
David Ludwig, Moto Perpetuo
Gabriel Kahane, The Single Art Form Is Dead
John Harbison, Painting the Floors Blue
Bryce Dessner, Gift
Kaija Saariaho, Sense
Julia Wolfe, spinning jenny

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208

ICE performs David Lang's 'whisper opera'

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 to Sunday, February 4, 2018

Emon Hassan for The New York Times

the whisper opera, with words and music by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and direction and design by Jim Findlay, is performed by ICE with the musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate onstage set, and is performed almost entirely in whispers. Lang explores the question: “what if a piece were so quiet and so personal to the performers that you needed to be right next them or you would hear almost nothing. The only way this piece can be received is if you are there, in person, listening very closely.”  Following the success of the premiere at Mostly Mozart in 2013, ICE has brought this work to audiences around the US and Europe.  Don't miss its dramatic return to New York!

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

IOTA Ensemble Performs: Wolfe, Dessner, & more

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 8:00pm

This program,“in the dead of night,” mixes works by young composers, Williams alums, and some of today’s foremost composers. The music celebrates the spirit of inspiration and the objects, places, and people from which we derive it. In particular, it explores the difficult act of drawing inspirations from settings which seem otherwise dark, disparate. It is often from the presence of this darkness that creativity springs forth, that our most profound ideas are born.

Stick around after the performance for Night Jams 2, a chance for students to present their latest work.

IOTA Ensemble program:

Sato MATSUI ‘14: Fushugi Uta (Songs of Curiosity)

Alex MEDEIROS ‘20: New Work

Julia WOLFE (b. 1958): Singing in the Dead of Night (flute, clarinet, violin, piano, cello, percussion) (2008)

Sammi STONE ‘17: Individual Trees of Bahrain

MESSAIEN: Vingt Regards

Bryce DESSNER (b. 1976): Tenebre (string orchestra + pre-recorded track, and lighting design)

FREE EVENT

CenterStage
1000 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

Asko/Schoenberg perform Michael Gordon's"Dry" & more

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 8:15pm

Photo by Peter Serling

American Anthology

A sampler from more than a century of composition in the United States

American classical music tore itself away from its European roots in the course of the 20th century. Asko|Schönberg provides you with a sampler from more than a century of composition in the United States.

Long awaited, we have the Dutch premier of Gordon's Dry, in which the ensemble performs like a precisely ticking mechanism. Nancarrow's Studies for Player Piano also present a mechanical game of overlapping rhythms. In The Unanswered Question, Ives slowly interweaves strings, woodwinds and solo trumpet. Carter also divides up the ensemble into groups in his Asko Concerto, with philosophical contemplation making way here for the well-tempered drive of a contemporary concerto grosso. Cowell and Cage both had a keen ear for the myriad sounds available from percussion instruments, while the German-born Stefan Wolpe swapped his previous activist tone for a mélange of twelve tone music and jazz when he eventually emigrated to America.

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Piet Heinkade 1
Amsterdam, 1019 BR Netherlands

Michael Gordon's Acquanetta at Prototype Festival

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 to Sunday, January 14, 2018

World Premiere, Chamber Version
January 9-13 at 7:30pm and January 14 at 6pm

At Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center

In the new opera Acquanetta, the spirit of 1940s horror movies is turned inside out in a bravura, one-act deconstruction of the genre that explores how vision relates to identity. Characters include the mad scientist Doctor, the insistent Ape, the reluctant Brainy Woman, the visionary Director and the beautiful Acquanetta, aka Mildred Davenport, an actress who disguised her identity. Acquanetta examines the ways the movie camera manipulates how we see and are seen. In soaring, sometimes comic and always indelible songs that capture the heightened drama of horror films, these vivid characters reveal their inner longings and emotional shadows in what is ultimately a haunting meditation on the meaning of identity, transformation, stereotypes and typecasting, set in the heyday of Hollywood gloss.

Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center
29 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

The coal industry long formed the backbone of towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, photography, film and an original musical soundtrack performed live, So Percussion – whose repertoire ranges across Cage, Xenakis and Steve Reich and have performed here as part of Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly’s marathon weekends – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

This project – originally performed in County Durham – was born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, and is inspired by East Durham’s reinvention after the crushing loss of its mining industry. They’re embarking on a national tour of sacred spaces, many in former mining communities, which combines live performance with community education programmes to lend local and contemporary context to historical narratives.

All Souls Cheriton
73 Cheriton High St
Folkestone, CT19 4HE United Kingdom

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

The coal industry long formed the backbone of towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, photography, film and an original musical soundtrack performed live, So Percussion – whose repertoire ranges across Cage, Xenakis and Steve Reich and have performed here as part of Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly’s marathon weekends – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

This project – originally performed in County Durham – was born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, and is inspired by East Durham’s reinvention after the crushing loss of its mining industry. They’re embarking on a national tour of sacred spaces, many in former mining communities, which combines live performance with community education programmes to lend local and contemporary context to historical narratives.

 

St George's Church
St Georges/Deal
Deal, CT14 6AZ United Kingdom

Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (Victoria) danced by Alvin Ailey/ADT

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Performs:

Victoria by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano

Renowned for an audacious, athletic style that’s a natural fit for Ailey, Sansano has named his premiere – Spanish for "victory" – as a tribute to the triumph of good over evil. The large ensemble work is set to Rewriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony by award-winning composer Michael Gordon.

New York City Center
131 W 55th St
New York,, NY 10019

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

The coal industry long formed the backbone of towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, photography, film and an original musical soundtrack performed live, So Percussion – whose repertoire ranges across Cage, Xenakis and Steve Reich and have performed here as part of Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly’s marathon weekends – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

This project – originally performed in County Durham – was born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, and is inspired by East Durham’s reinvention after the crushing loss of its mining industry. They’re embarking on a national tour of sacred spaces, many in former mining communities, which combines live performance with community education programmes to lend local and contemporary context to historical narratives.

Holy Trinity Church
Mount Pleasant & Trinity Street
Blackburn, BB1 5BN United Kingdom

Sō Percussion in conversation with Amber Films

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:30pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

Sō Percussion will also be in conversation with Amber Films, exploring the themes of From Out a Darker Sea, at the Mining Institute, Newcastle, on Tuesday 28 November, 7.30pm. The talk is free, and all performance tickets from 11/27 include entry.

Mining Institute
Neville Hall, Westgate Rd
New Castle, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

The coal industry long formed the backbone of towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, photography, film and an original musical soundtrack performed live, So Percussion – whose repertoire ranges across Cage, Xenakis and Steve Reich and have performed here as part of Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly’s marathon weekends – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

This project – originally performed in County Durham – was born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, and is inspired by East Durham’s reinvention after the crushing loss of its mining industry. They’re embarking on a national tour of sacred spaces, many in former mining communities, which combines live performance with community education programmes to lend local and contemporary context to historical narratives.

St John the Baptist Church
Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JG United Kingdom

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Friday, November 24, 2017 to Saturday, November 25, 2017

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

The coal industry long formed the backbone of towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, photography, film and an original musical soundtrack performed live, So Percussion – whose repertoire ranges across Cage, Xenakis and Steve Reich and have performed here as part of Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly’s marathon weekends – capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline.

This project – originally performed in County Durham – was born out of a collaboration between the quartet and Amber Films, and is inspired by East Durham’s reinvention after the crushing loss of its mining industry. They’re embarking on a national tour of sacred spaces, many in former mining communities, which combines live performance with community education programmes to lend local and contemporary context to historical narratives.

St Giles' Cripplegate
Fore St
London, EC2Y 8DA United Kingdom

So Percussion – From Out a Darker Sea

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Rich Kenworthy

For two centuries, the coal industry formed the backbone of many towns and cities across England. Entire communities sprang into existence as fervent mining activity fuelled the industrial revolution. Integrating art, narrative, photography, film and an original musical soundscape performed live, Sō Percussion capture the environment, personal stories, and aspirations of a community fighting against industrial decline in From Out a Darker Sea. From Out a Darker Sea is not about coal, but like everything in areas rooted in industrial, there are always traces of it presence.

Commissioned by East Durham Creates as part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme, this immersive audio-visual performance is inspired by the context and history of East Durham, an area which has struggled to reinvent itself after the crushing loss of its mining industry. Sō Percussion collaborated with film and photography collective Amber Films on the creation of a new work, Song for Billy, which was developed from Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen’s photographic series The Coal Coast and features as part of the performance.

Derby Cathedral
18-19 Iron Gate
Derby, DE1 3GP United Kingdom

Timber performed by Mantra Percussion at National Gallery of Art

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 3:30pm

Michael Gordon's Timber is an evening-length tour de force. Scored for six graduated, amplified, wooden simantras, the work brings the physicality, endurance, and technique of percussion performance to a new level. In this piece, Gordon shapes the music in both polyrhythmic and dynamic waves of textures—often each player's hands are in separate rhythmic "worlds," each traversing a different dynamic contour from loud to soft to loud, similar in some respects to his solo composition for percussion, XY.

National Gallery of Art – West Building, West Garden Court
Located between 3rd and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Touring in support of: 

Lang's 'undanceable' performed by Nick Photinos and Vicky Ray

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

ARTISTS

Nick Photinos, cello

Vicki Ray, piano

PROGRAM

David BIRD: Lewisburg

Bryce DESSNER Lewisburg

Andrew NORMAN: Five Sonnets

David LANG: undanceable

David T LITTLE: and the sky was still there

Molly JOYCE: Sit and Dance

Florent GHYS: Game, Information and Flowers from Petits Artéfacts

LA PHIL
111 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Crossing Performs Hearne, Lang, Shaw

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

BECKY OEHLERS PHOTOGRAPHY

Pre-concert talk with Donald at 6pm in the Burleigh Cruikshank Memorial Chapel.

David Lang’s the national anthems
Caroline Shaw’s To the Hands
Ted Hearne’s Consent

Caroline’s 2016 Seven Responses study on displacement and immigration is balanced with David’s meditation on the nature of national anthems: “I had the idea that if I looked carefully at every national anthem I might be able to identify something that everyone in the world could agree on….Hiding in every national anthem is the recognition that we are insecure about our freedoms, that freedom is fragile, and delicate, and easy to lose. “

if you need our death
our blood, our heart, our soul
we are ready

The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118

The Crossing Performs Hearne, Lang, Shaw

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:30pm

BECKY OEHLERS PHOTOGRAPHY

Concerts at the National Gallery are open to the public, free of charge. Audience is admitted on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the concert begins.

David Lang’s the national anthems
Caroline Shaw’s To the Hands
Ted Hearne’s Consent

Caroline’s 2016 Seven Responses study on displacement and immigration is balanced with David’s meditation on the nature of national anthems: “I had the idea that if I looked carefully at every national anthem I might be able to identify something that everyone in the world could agree on….Hiding in every national anthem is the recognition that we are insecure about our freedoms, that freedom is fragile, and delicate, and easy to lose. “

if you need our death
our blood, our heart, our soul
we are ready

The National Gallery
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565

The Crossing Performs Hearne, Lang, Shaw

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:00pm

BECKY OEHLERS PHOTOGRAPHY

David Lang’s the national anthems
Caroline Shaw’s To the Hands
Ted Hearne’s Consent

Caroline’s 2016 Seven Responses study on displacement and immigration is balanced with David’s meditation on the nature of national anthems: “I had the idea that if I looked carefully at every national anthem I might be able to identify something that everyone in the world could agree on….Hiding in every national anthem is the recognition that we are insecure about our freedoms, that freedom is fragile, and delicate, and easy to lose. “

if you need our death
our blood, our heart, our soul
we are ready

Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study
1 Einstein Dr
Princeton, NJ 08540

The Crossing Performs Hearne, Lang, Shaw

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 8:00pm

BECKY OEHLERS PHOTOGRAPHY

Join Donald Nally and David Lang for a post-concert talk onstage after the performance.

David Lang’s the national anthems
Caroline Shaw’s To the Hands
Ted Hearne’s Consent

Caroline’s 2016 Seven Responses study on displacement and immigration is balanced with David’s meditation on the nature of national anthems: “I had the idea that if I looked carefully at every national anthem I might be able to identify something that everyone in the world could agree on….Hiding in every national anthem is the recognition that we are insecure about our freedoms, that freedom is fragile, and delicate, and easy to lose. “

if you need our death
our blood, our heart, our soul
we are ready

Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study
1 Einstein Dr
Princeton, NJ 08540

All-Stars perform Field Recordings in the Netherlands

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:15pm

Photo by Lisa Bauso

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform their evening-length collaborative work Field Recordings as part of the November Music Festival (Verkadefabriek Hall) in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

This performance will feature a new composition by Aart Strootman!

Julia Wolfe: Reeling 
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage 
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison 
Juan Felipe Waller: Hybrid Ambiguities 
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay 
David Lang: unused swan 
Aart Strootman: New Work
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You 
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah 
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film 
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day

Verkadefabriek
Boschdijkstraat 45
VD's-Hertogenbosch, 5211 Netherlands

Bang on a Can Road Trip

Friday, October 27, 2017 to Saturday, October 28, 2017

We call it Road Trip. The tank is full, the top is down, and we have our collective hand on the dial for a euphoric musical journey celebrating 30 years of Bang on a Can. Michael GordonDavid Lang, and Julia Wolfe flood the waves with an original mash-up of wind-in-your-hair tunes that capture the sublime exhilaration of freedom and possibility. Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, with stunning scenic design by projection artist CandyStations (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent) and stage direction by Michael Counts, "Road Trip" is a tribute to journeys of all sorts, and the people who make them. There is a road, but it is no simple highway.

Scenic design by CandyStations
Lighting design by Ben Stanton
Stage Direction by Michael Counts

BAM: Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Timber performed by Rest/Noise

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:00pm

Timber is an hour-long work by NYC-based composer/member of the Bang On a Can Collective, Michael Gordon, written for 6 percussionists each playing their own piece of amplified wood (2x4, 2x6, etc.).  The conglomerate experience is a hauntingly beautiful, ethereal cave of mellow bass and complex overtones.

 

UMASS – Durgin Hall
35 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Touring in support of: 

Timber performed by Rest/Noise

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Timber is an hour-long work by NYC-based composer/member of the Bang On a Can Collective, Michael Gordon, written for 6 percussionists each playing their own piece of amplified wood (2x4, 2x6, etc.).  The conglomerate experience is a hauntingly beautiful, ethereal cave of mellow bass and complex overtones.

 

The Rockwell
255 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Touring in support of: 

Road Trip at the Ford Theater, Los Angeles

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Souki Mehdaoui

We call it Road Trip. The tank is full, the top is down, and we have our collective hand on the dial for a euphoric musical journey celebrating 30 years of Bang on a Can. Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe flood the waves with an original mash-up of wind-in-your-hair tunes that capture the sublime exhilaration of freedom and possibility. Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, with stunning scenic design by projection artist CandyStations (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent) and stage direction by Michael Counts, "Road Trip" is a tribute to journeys of all sorts, and the people who make them. There is a road, but it is no simple highway.

World premiere!!

Ford Theater
2580 Cahuenga Blvd East
Hollywood, CA 90068

David Lang's 'child' performed by earspace

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

In the debut performance of earspace, the ensemble will present the music of Christopher Cerrone, Kaija Saariaho, and David Lang in collaboration with CAM Raleigh. Cerrone’s South Catalina, Sarriaho's Tocar, and  Lang’s child are equal parts epic, energizing, and mesmerizing. Staged in the galleries at CAM, this performance explores the spatialization of this unique venue.

CAM Raleigh
409 W Martin St
Raleigh, NC 27603
Touring in support of: 

death speaks at Spectrum NYC

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

unbridled presents:

Icli Zitella – Signs of the Apocalypse 
Ashkan Behzadi – Az hoosh mi 
Meredith Monk – Hocket and Gotham Lullaby 
David Lang – death speaks

with readings from Max Porter’s novel “Grief is the Thing with Feathers”

$15 admission

Spectrum NYC
70 Flushing Ave
70 Flushing Avenue, NY 11205
Touring in support of: 

All-Stars - Classics and Selections from Road Trip

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

Photo by Lisa Bauso

The All-Stars perform selections from the new collaboration between Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe - Road Trip! As well as classics from their repertoire  - sunray, cheating lying stealing, and Lick.  Klaipeda Festival in Lithuania

Klaipėdos koncertų salė
Šaulių g. 36
Klaipėda, Lithuania
Touring in support of: 

Julia Wolfe's 'Retrieve' performed at Baryshnikov Arts Center (NYC premiere)

Thursday, October 5, 2017 to Friday, October 6, 2017

Photo by Peter Serling

An intimate evening of music ranging from baroque to post-minimalism features the New York Premiere of a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe, commissioned through BAC’s inaugural Cage Cunningham Fellowship. The eclectic program also includes solo works by Telemann and Suzanne Farrin, and Prokofiev’s playful score inspired by circus life, a masterwork of modernism.

OCT 5 + 6
THU + FRI at 7:30PM

Baryshnikov Arts Center – John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio
450 West 37th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10018

Timber performed by Rest/Noise

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm

Timber is an hour-long work by NYC-based composer/member of the Bang On a Can Collective, Michael Gordon, written for 6 percussionists each playing their own piece of amplified wood (2x4, 2x6, etc.).  The conglomerate experience is a hauntingly beautiful, ethereal cave of mellow bass and complex overtones.

 

First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Touring in support of: 

Timber performed by Rest/Noise

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 4:00pm

Timber is an hour-long work by NYC-based composer/member of the Bang On a Can Collective, Michael Gordon, written for 6 percussionists each playing their own piece of amplified wood (2x4, 2x6, etc.).  The conglomerate experience is a hauntingly beautiful, ethereal cave of mellow bass and complex overtones.

St. John's Church
1 Roanoke Ave.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Touring in support of: 

Sō Percussion at the Eastman Theatre

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Evan Monroe Chapman 2016

Praised by the New Yorker for their “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” Sō’s adventurous spirit is written into the DNA passed down from composers like John Cage and Steve Reich.

Program:

TBA

Eastman School of Music – Kilbourn Hall
26 Gibbs St.
Rochester, NY 14604

Lithuania: Choral music by David Lang

Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

FOR LOVE IS STRONG
The New Music Choir 
Artistic director Vaclovas Augustinas

The Grand Opening of the Season 

Choral music by David Lang

Again 
Just 
For Love Is Strong 
This Was Written By The Hand 
The Little Match Girl Passion: 
When It Is Time for Me to Go 
- In The Dawn of Morning 
- We Sit and Cry 

Vaidil Theater
A. Jakšto g. 9
Vilnius, Lithuania

JLA's 'there is no one, not even the wind...' - Olympia, WA

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

Kicking off the season-long celebration of the centennial of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, the centerpiece of the evening is the world premiere of a new work by John Luther Adams.

Program:

BERNSTEIN America!, for Violin and Piano
NORMAN Light Screens
ADAMS “there is no one, not even the wind…”
REICH Nagoya Marimbas, for two marimbas
DVORÁK Piano Quartet in E-flat Major

The Washington Center
512 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98501

JLA's 'there is no one, not even the wind...' - Seattle, WA

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

Kicking off the season-long celebration of the centennial of composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, the centerpiece of the evening is the world premiere of a new work by John Luther Adams.

Program:

BERNSTEIN America!, for Violin and Piano
NORMAN Light Screens
ADAMS “there is no one, not even the wind…”
REICH Nagoya Marimbas, for two marimbas
DVORÁK Piano Quartet in E-flat Major

415 Westlake
415 Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109

Belfast: 'the little match girl passion' performed by Sestina Music

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:30pm

Photo by Peter Serling

For the first time, Sestina will explore music of the 21st century, with a fascinating programme of contemporary choral masterpieces. Each of the works chosen have a link with early music, the period with which the ensemble is most strongly associated. The programme will include David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion, along with works by Sir James Macmillan, Jan Sandstrom, Philip Moore and Roderick Williams.

Ulster Museum
Botanic Gardens
Belfast , BT9 5AB United Kingdom
Touring in support of: 

Dublin: 'the little match girl passion' performed by Sestina Music

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

Photo by Peter Serling

For the first time, Sestina will explore music of the 21st century, with a fascinating programme of contemporary choral masterpieces. Each of the works chosen have a link with early music, the period with which the ensemble is most strongly associated. The programme will include David Lang's The Little Match Girl Passion, along with works by Sir James Macmillan, Jan Sandstrom, Philip Moore and Roderick Williams.

St Ann's Church of Ireland
19 Dawson Street #Academy House
Dublin, Ireland
Touring in support of: 

JLA's 'songbirdsongs' - London

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 3:00pm

Photo by Pete Woodhead

Proms at … Wilton’s Music Hall
Performances of John Luther Adams at BBC Proms

Dating from the mid-19th century, Wilton’s is the world’s oldest surviving music hall. With its tumbledown beauty and colourful history, it’s the perfect space for a staged performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs for a Mad King – a dramatic monologue exploring the crazed fantasies and crumbling visions of George III.

The fluttering and chattering of the king’s pet bullfinches which run through the work find an echo in bird-inspired pieces by Messiaen and Handel, as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Luther Adams.

Sian Edwards conducts the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with exciting young British soloists Jennifer France and Marcus Farnsworth.

There will be no interval

Wilton’s Music Hall
1 Graces Alley
London, E1 8JB United Kingdom

Dublin Guitar Quartet | Amplified - Michael Gordon

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Michael Gordon on four electric guitars
Would the minimal music of Philip Glass or Steve Reich sound good on guitar too? That must have been what the men of the Dublin Guitar Quartet were asking themselves when they founded their quartet in 2001. They vowed to each other to forego the standard guitar repertoire and to devote themselves to contemporary classical music. Armed with four classical guitars and degrees from the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, they tackle the well-nigh impossible works of contemporary composers. Take the piece Amplified (2015) by the New York composer (and founder of Bang on a Can) Michael Gordon, which will have its Dutch premiere at Noorderzon. The quartet will be playing electric guitars for the occasion. They will be exploring the limits of their instruments with Gordon's hypnotic soundscapes. And the entire performance will be amplified by the divine ambiance of the Lutheran Church .... Be sure not to miss it! Noorderzon is presenting this concert in collaboration with Soundsofmusic.

Lutherse Kerk
Groningen, Netherlands

softLOUD at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Monday, August 21, 2017 to Saturday, August 26, 2017

softLoud (guitarist Sean Shibe) performs at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Program:

James Oswald - Divertimentis
Excerpts from Scottish lute manuscripts including the Rowallan, Wemyss, Straloch, Skene and Balcarres
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Farewell to Stromness
Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint
Julia Wolfe - LAD
David Lang - Killer

The Space @ Niddry Street (Lower)
Niddry Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1TH United Kingdom

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