On May 18 & 20 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 band of cutting-edge New York new music performers led by veteran Bang on a Can violinist Todd Reynolds with virtuoso performers from the annual Bang on a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, including David Friend (piano), Mariel Roberts (cello), Jessica Schmitz (flute), Ashley Smith (clarinet), and Ellery Trafford (percussion), these two concerts feature an uncategorizable supermix of music, combining classical virtuosity with the power and energy of orchestra, rock, jazz, and experimental tradition.
More information here.
On June 11 we host our annual Bang on a Can Benefit at City Winery. This year we honor David Bither, Executive Vice President of Nonesuch Records, with the Bang on a Can Visionary Award.
Join the celebration with an evening of cocktails, dinner and an intimate concert featuring indie singer/songwriter Devendra Banhart, house avant-marching band Asphalt Orchestra, and more!
More information and tickets here.
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