Bang on a Can All-Stars @ Stony Brook University: April 18

On April 18, the Bang on a Can All-Stars perform new and recently commissioned works from their impressive collaborations with leading Japanese composers plus celebrated core selections from their innovative American and Asian repertoire.

The program at Stony Brook's Charles B. Wang Center Theatre features works by Mamoru Fujieda, Akiko Ushijima, Somei Satoh, Tan Dun, Julia Wolfe, and Steve Martland.

Summer Festival Benefit Party: April 30

It's party time again. And YOU'RE invited! Michael Gordon wants to tell you all about it here.

Join us for the Second Annual "Banglewood Benefit" this April 30 from 8pm- midnight at JACK, a performance space in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Last year's party was a raging success, with a live karaoke band of Banglewood Alums and dozens of high-energy singers who will not be quitting their day jobs. And we raised $10,000 towards the Festival!

This year, we're doing an informal concert followed by a wild and wooly dance party. We'll be treated to a smorgasbord of great musical bits from alums Ruby Fulton, Adam Cuthbert, Mark Stewart, Concert Black, New Thread Quartet to Nouveau Classical Project and more. And then DJ Jacob Cooper will "tear the roof off the sucka."

Julia Wolfe: World & NY Premieres of Anthracite Fields

This spring, Julia Wolfe's newest work Anthracite Fields receives its World Premiere in Philadelphia (April 26 & 27) and its New York Premiere at the NY Phil Biennial (May 30 & 31)!

Anthracite Fields explores coal-mining life and the fields of central Pennsylvania near Wolfe's hometown. She draws from oral histories, interviews, speeches, geographic descriptions, local rhymes, and coal advertisements in creating a unique oratorio that provides an intimate look at a particular slice of American life. Jeff Sugg is creating scenography and projections for the work. 

Anthracite Fields receives its world premiere on April 26 when the Bang on a Can All-Stars join forces with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and its NY Premiere at the NY Phil Biennial on May 30 with the All-Stars and Trinity Choir.