Maya Beiser Beauty is Power: Jan. 29

Bang on a Can continues its season-long partnership with The Jewish Museum, presenting a series of dynamic musical performances from June 2014 to May 2015 inspired by the Museum’s diverse slate of exhibitions.

January 29 features Maya Beiser performing a concert in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power, the first museum exhibition to focus on the cosmetics entrepreneur Helena Rubinstein (1872 – 1965), who – as businesswoman and arts patron – helped break down the status quo of taste by blurring the boundaries between commerce, art, fashion, beauty, and design.

Beiser’s program of innovative works for solo cello features beautiful music by powerful women. The concert explores themes of beauty, spirituality, and ritual. Highlights include the world premiere of a new work by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe, a US premiere from Anna Clyne, plus music by Eve Beglarian, Hildegard von Bingen, Imogen Heap, and Janis Joplin.

Bang on a Can Marathon Seattle: Feb. 15

Bang on a Can brings its signature event- the Bang on a Can Marathon- to Seattle, WA for the first time ever!

Some highlights of the day include the Bang on a Can All-Stars and redfishbluefish (UC San Diego) performing the Seattle premiere of Steve Reich's masterwork Music for 18 Musicians, Bang on a Can’s renowned live performance of Brian Eno's ambient classic Music for Airports, an exceptional indie-orchestral set featuring Seattle multi-instrumentalist and composer Jherek Bischoff, Seattle premieres of signature works by Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe,  Seattle's avant hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces, and more!  

The concert will be co-curated by Jherek Bischoff and co-presented by the Seattle Theatre Group and On the Boards

People's Commissioning Fund: February 26

Bang on a Can returns to the Ecstatic Music Festival for the annual People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for emerging composers in New York and beyond.

On February 26, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will premiere new works by Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture) and Ben Frost. Also on the program its Donnacha Dennehy's Streetwalker, Michael Gordon's For Madeline, Annie Gosfield's Overvoltage Rumble, and Erdem Helvacioglu's Tales of Oppression and Resistance (parts 4 and 10).