Events Archive - 2013

Sunday, January 1, 2012 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - Friday, May 17, 2013

work being performed: light moving

2013

Europe
1/5: Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
1/12: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
1/14: Salle Pleyel, Paris
1/21: University Concert Hall, Münster
1/26: Wigmore Hall, London
1/29: Berlin Philharmonie
 
United States
 
Japan
5/11: Shirakawa Hall, Nagoya
5/12: Sayaka Hall, Yokohama
5/14: Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo
5/16: Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Hyago
5/17: Kurashiki City Auditorium, Kurashiki

 

Soloists:  Hilary Hahn 
Collaborators:  Cory Smythe, piano 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

University of Chicago
International House
1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois   map
work being performed: the anvil chorus
Ensembles:  Third Coast Percussion 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
Mary Flagler Cary Hall
450 West 37th Street, New York, New York   map
works being performed: for Madeline, The Sad Park
Ensembles:  Hotel Elefant 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - Saturday, January 19, 2013

Nat Christie Centre
Calgary, Canada
work being performed: pierced
Ensembles:  Alberta Ballet 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Oberlin
DiMenna Center
New York, New York
work being performed: sweet air
Ensembles:  Oberlin CME 
Conductors:  Timothy Weiss 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

* Canada premiere
Winnipeg Symphony
Centenary Hall
555 Main Street, Winnipeg, Canada   map
work being performed: Romeo
Ensembles:  Winnipeg Symphony 
Conductors:  Alexander Mickelthwate 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - Friday, September 12, 2014

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

* World premiere
New York Festival of Song
Jerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center
450 West 37th Street, New York, New York   map
work being performed: where the bee sucks

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Northwestern University
Pick-Staiger Hall
50 Arts Cir Dr., Evanston, Illinois   map
Ensembles:  Northwestern University 
Conductors:  Tim Robblee 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013 - Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Virginia Commonwealth University
Grace Street Theatre
934 West Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia   map
work being performed: world to come

Friday, February 22, 2013 - Sunday, February 24, 2013

92Y
Buttenwieser Hall
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York   map
work being performed: Cruel Sister
Ensembles:  Doug Varone and Dancers 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Friday, March 1, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

* World premiere
Kaufman Center
Merkin Hall
129 W. 67th Street, New York, New York   map
work being performed: the same train (same train)
Conductors:  Harold Rosenbaum 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Carnegie Hall
Pregones Theater
575 Walton Avenue (at 149th Street), Bronx, New York   map
work being performed: the woodmans: music from the film
Ensembles:  So Percussion 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Vancouver New Music
Orpheum Annex
823 Seymour Street, 2nd level, Vancouver, Canada   map
work being performed: Timber
Ensembles:  Mantra Percussion 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Brigham Young University
Madsen Recital Hall-Harris Fine Arts Center
Provo, Utah
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  BYU New Music 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

* Norway premiere
Baguio Cathedral church
Bergen, Norway
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  KorVest 
Conductors:  Nicolas Fink 

Friday, April 5, 2013

Effenaar
work being performed: these broken wings

other dates in Holland:

April 6, 2013 @ Muziekgebouw

April 7, 2013 @ De Doelen

Ensembles:  Eighth Blackbird 

Friday, April 5, 2013 - Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Carnegie Hall
Zankel Hall
881 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York   map
work being performed: increase
Ensembles:  Alarm Will Sound 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Northwestern University
Regenstein Recital Hall
50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, Illinois   map
work being performed: the anvil chorus

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Istituzione Universitaria Dei Concerti
Great Hall of Sapienza, Universita 'di Roma
Piazza A. Moro 5, Rome, Italy   map
work being performed: i lie
Ensembles:  Ars Ludi Laboratory 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Northern Illinois University
Music Building, Recital Hall
550 Lucinda Ave, Dekalb, Illinois   map

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Philharmonics Concert Hall
Kurgan, Russia
work being performed: sweet air
Ensembles:  reMusik 

Friday, April 26, 2013 - Sunday, April 28, 2013

San Francisco Choral Society
Kezar Pavillion
San Francisco, California
work being performed: battle hymns
Ensembles:  Volti 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Music Hall
The Historic Theater
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
work being performed: Clouded Yellow
Ensembles:  Kronos Quartet 
Miller Theater at Columbia University
Miller Theater
2960 Broadway, New York, New York   map
work being performed: Weather One
Ensembles:  Signal 
Conductors:  Brad Lubman 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ear Heart Music
Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York   map
work being performed: Timber

Mantra Percussion performs Timber alongside 4 remix artists

Ian Williams (guitarist for Battles)
Ikue Mori (electronics) 
Brandon Seabrook (banjo/electronics)
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet/electronics)

Ensembles:  Mantra Percussion 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

* Ireland premiere
Louth Contemporary Music Society
St. Peter's Church of Ireland
Drogheda, Ireland
work being performed: Timber
Ensembles:  Mantra Percussion 

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hong Kong Philharmonic
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall
Hong Kong, China
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Hong Kong Philharmonic 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Colonial Theatre Group
Colonial Theatre
Keene, New Hampshire
work being performed: Clouded Yellow
Ensembles:  Kronos Quartet 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

* World premiere
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York   map
work being performed: You breathe
Ensembles:  Brooklyn Youth Chorus 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Sunday, May 19, 2013

Long Beach Opera
Expo Art Center
Long Beach, California
work being performed: Van Gogh
Ensembles:  Long Beach Opera 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Northwestern University
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, Illinois   map
works being performed: i never, i lie, i live in pain
Conductors:  Donald Nally 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

* China premiere
Beijing Modern Music Festival
China National Center for the Performing Arts
Beijing, China

Bang on a Can brings its polyrhythmic virtuosity and all-world versatility to the Beijing Modern Music Festival, celebrating the breadth of the genre-busting Bang on a Can sound with two boundary bending programs of music by co-founders and artistic directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe

Performed by the Bang on a Can Festival Ensemble, a veritable who’s who roster of cutting-edge performers on the New York new music scene from the annual Bang on a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, the first concert on May 18 features the Festival Ensemble joining forces with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra for David Lang's pierced, Michael Gordon's Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, and a world premiere arrangement of Julia Wolfe's Big Beautiful Dark and Scary for six soloists and orchestra. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Beijing Modern Music Festival
Central Conservatory of Music
Beijing, China

Bang on a Can brings its polyrhythmic virtuosity and all-world versatility to the Beijing Modern Music Festival, celebrating the breadth of the genre-busting Bang on a Can sound with two boundary bending programs of music by co-founders and artistic directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe

Performed by the Bang on a Can Festival Ensemble, a veritable who’s who roster of cutting-edge performers on the New York new music scene from the annual Bang on a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, the second concert on May 20 is an explosive program of chamber works: on the bill is Julia Wolfe's Girlfriend, David Lang's sweet air andthese broken wings, Michael Gordon's ACDC and Light Is Calling, and Ping Jin's A Shanty.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Saturday, May 25, 2013

* World premiere
Chatelet Theatre
2 rue Edouard Colonne, Paris, France   map
works being performed: this was written by hand, memory pieces

Choreographer Benjamin Millepied has made a name for himself as principal dancer with leading dance companies while simultaneously creating his own works including his latest artistic adventure: L.A. Dance Project.

It's not really a dance company; rather, it’s an artist collective, looking to present dance in all its forms. Benjamin Millepied has surrounded himself with artists from a broad range of origins, from the audiovisual world to the fine arts, taking classical dance outside its standard frontiers and to redefine the very notion of artistic collaboration.

At the peak of his career, between New York City Ballet and the Opéra de Paris, Millepied embarks on a new adventure.

Ensembles:  LA Dance Project 

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Sunday, June 2, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Chameleons in the Community
Weld Hall at Hyde Park Branch Library
35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, Massachusetts   map
work being performed: the anvil chorus

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Academy at Carnegie Hall
(le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, New York, New York   map
work being performed: involuntary
Ensembles:  Ensemble ACJW 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

University of Oregon
Room 173
1225 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon   map
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  University of Oregon 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Young New Yorkers' Chorus
St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Ave, New York, New York   map
Conductors:  Michael Kershner 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Center for New Music
55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, California   map
works being performed: before gravity, gravity, after gravity
Ensembles:  ZOFO Duet 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

UnPlay Festival
Powerhouse Arena
Brooklyn, New York
work being performed: stick figure
Ensembles:  UnPlay 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Holland Festival
Muziekgebouw aan't IJ
Amsterdam, Netherlands
work being performed: Fuel

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bang on a Can
Pace University
New York, New York
work being performed: With a blue dress on
Soloists:  Monica Germino 
Ensemble Music New Mexico
The Kosmos
1715 5th St NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico   map
work being performed: child
Ensembles:  Chatter Ensemble 

Monday, June 17, 2013

* Poland premiere
Berg Orchestra
Trafačka Aréna
Prague, Poland
work being performed: Weather
Ensembles:  Berg Orchestra 
Conductors:  Peter Vrabel 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM)
Auditorio Nacional de Música
Madrid, Spain
work being performed: Clouded Yellow
Ensembles:  Kronos Quartet 
Staatskapelle Dreseden
Semperoper Dresden
Dresden, Germany
work being performed: press release
Soloists:  Volker Hemken 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Musica per Roma Foundation in collaboration with the National Conservatory of Santa Cecilia
Teatro Studio
Rome, Italy
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Malta Arts Festival
Pjazza Teatru Rjal - Valletta
Valleta, Malta
work being performed: Clouded Yellow
Ensembles:  Kronos Quartet 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Münchenmusik
Prinzregententheater
Munich, Germany
work being performed: Clouded Yellow
Ensembles:  Kronos Quartet 

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Queensland Music Festival
FireWorks Gallery
Brisbane, Australia
work being performed: press release
Ensembles:  Declassified Australia 

Friday, July 12, 2013 - Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pittsburgh New Music
City Theatre
1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   map
work being performed: table of contents
Ensembles:  Pittsburgh New Music 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rite of Summer
Governor's Island
New York, New York
works being performed: Industry, sunray, Lick

 

The Bang on a Can All-Stars celebrate the season in two FREE outdoor* concerts on Governors Island Colonels Row (1pm & 3pm) 

Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint
Michael Gordon: Industry
David Lang: sunray
Julia Wolfe: Lick
Thurston Moore: Stroking Piece #1
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union

More information here

Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

ICASTICA
Piazza San Domenico
Arezzo, Italy
work being performed: world to come
Soloists:  Maya Beiser, cello 

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bay Chamber Concerts
Rockport Opera House
18 Central Street, Rockport, Maine   map
work being performed: press release

Friday, July 26, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bang on a Can
MASS MoCA
North Adams, Massachusetts
work being performed: Steel Hammer

On July 27, the Massachussetts Museum of Contemporary Art and Bang on a Can present Julia Wolfe’s mesmerizing evening-length art ballad Steel Hammer as part of the Bang on a Can Summer Festival.

The work is inspired by her love for the legends and music of Appalachia, and culls from both the music and oral traditions of the region. The text is taken from over 200 versions of the John Henry ballad – based on hearsay, recollection, and tall tales – and explores the subject of human vs. machine in this quintessential American legend. Steel Hammer stretches the standard instrumentation of Bang on a Can All-Stars with wooden bones, mountain dulcimer, banjo, and more, to evoke the rich instrumental colors of Appalachia. The New York Times calls it a “wild hybrid” and an “obsessive study of the song’s many versions.”

Wolfe writes:

Steel Hammer was inspired by my love for the legends and music of Appalachia. The text was culled from the over 200 versions of the John Henry ballad. The various versions, based on hearsay, recollection, and tall tales, explore the subject of human vs. machine in the quintessential American legend. Many of the facts are unclear - some say he's from West Virginia - some say he's from South Carolina - some say he's from New Jersey...But regardless of the details, John Henry, wielding a steel hammer, faces the onslaught of the industrial age as his super human strength is challenged in a contest to out dig an engine.

I drew upon the extreme variations of the story, fragmenting and weaving the contradictory versions of the ballad that have circulated since the late 1800s into a new whole - at times meditating on single words or phrases - in order to tell the story of the story - to embody the simultaneous diverse paths it traveled. The Bang on a Can All-Stars add a chorus of instruments including mountain dulcimer, wooden bones, banjo, harmonica, and body percussion.

Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 
Music Academy of the West
Hanh Hall
1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara, California   map
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bang on a Can
MASS MoCA
North Adams, Massachusetts
work being performed: wed
Ensembles:  Bang On A Can Festival 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bang on a Can
MASS MoCA
North Adams, Massachusetts
work being performed: Fuel
Ensembles:  Bang On A Can Festival