People's Commissioning Fund concertMerkin Hall, New York, NY
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
The Annual Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert on the Ecstatic Music Festival features world premieres by George Lewis and Angélica Negrón, plus a new look at “historic” PCF-commissioned pieces by Pamela Z, Annea Lockwood, Lukas Ligeti and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore.
Bang on a Can’s People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers.
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Iva BittovaThe Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:30pm
Iva Bittová is known foremost as a violinist-vocalist whose distinct music blends styles from many global music cultures – eastern European folk, western classical, Indian, Middle Eastern, and American rock ‘n roll. In a solo appearance sure to feature her many powers, Bittová’s performance reflects the central themes of cultural exchange and influence present in the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in Washington DC!Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
This event is part of the Kennedy Center's annual new celebration DIRECT CURRENT--an immersive showcase for cutting-edge contemporary arts and culture with a focus on interdisciplinary creations.
Bang on a Can at Big EarsBig Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - Sunday, March 25, 2018
Bang on a Can goes to Big Ears!
The Big Ears Festival is an international cultural gathering, and a dynamic, interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists, crossing all musical genres while interfacing with film, performance, and the visual arts.
There are few festivals with line ups quite like this.
The All-Stars will present 3 performances:
-The music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe to celebrate 30 years of Bang on a Can. (Michael, David, and Julia are the 2018 composers in residence at Big Ears as well!)
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present the Tomeka Reid QuartetThe Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Performing alongside the exhibition Scenes from the Collection, cellist, composer, and improviser Tomeka Reid brings in her own remarkable collection of leading Chicago and New York based musicians to perform a set of music combining her love for groove along with freer concepts.
The Tomeka Reid Quartet is: Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Roebke, bass; Mary Halvorson, guitar; Tomas Fujiwara, drums
Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCAMASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Monday, July 9, 2018 - Sunday, July 29, 2018
The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA is a 3-week residency and festival of today's most exciting new music. We invite 40 performers and composers from all over the world to learn from and play alongside our faculty, the world's most accomplished contemporary musicians. Applications for the residency are now online and due Jan 9. The public performances include free performances in the community, recitals in the gallery and a blowout festival finale on July 28. More performance details to be listed in the spring.
Our special guest composer for 2018 is Steve Reich!