Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields performance in Coal Country - Penn StatePenn State - Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park, PA
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Penn State choir perform Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize winning oratorio Anthracite Fields.
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields performance in Coal Country - Bucknell UniversityBucknell University - Weis Center , Lewisburg, PA
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Bucknell Camerata perform Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize winning oratorio Anthracite Fields
The music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe - "Three Generations" with Steve Reich at Carnegie HallCarnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, New York, NY
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:30pm
The Bang on a Can All-Stars and special guests perform the music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, as part of the project curated by Steve Reich - Three Generations - celebrating his 80th birthday.
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Todd Reynolds, Violin
Kelli Kathman, Flute
Roberta Michel, Flute
Peter Hess, Saxophones
David Friend, Keyboard
Michael Gordon, Keyboard
Nathan Koci, Accordion
Additional artists to be announced
DAVID LANG cheating, lying, stealing
JULIA WOLFE Lick
JULIA WOLFE Early That Summer
MICHAEL GORDON Yo Shakespeare
Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon
Anthracite Fields with Westiminster Choir at Rider UniversityRoebling Wire Works, 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00pm - Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer prize winning oratorio Anthracite Fields, with the Westminster choir and presented by Rider University
Bang on a Can All-Stars and Julia Wolfe at Drew University - Residency and Steel HammerDrew University, Madison, NJ
Monday, April 24, 2017 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Bang on a Can All-Stars and Julia Wolfe will be in residence at Drew University April 24-26!
Monday 24 April
7-9PM Steel Hammer – An Inside Look: A Discussion with Julia Wolfe and the Bang on a Can All-Stars on the Making of Steel Hammer
In this lecture demonstration Julia Wolfe and the Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform music and discuss the building of this new work which explores the quintessential American worker ballad John Henry, and its implication for labor history then and now. Q&A following the talk.
Tuesday 25 April
1:15-3:45PM Open Reading of Student Works (For the class: Special Topics in Documentary Expression, co-taught by Julia Wolfe and Associate Professor of Art Rebecca Soderholm) and Q&A with the musicians.
Wednesday 26 April
3:30-6:30PM Open rehearsal for 8PM concert, plus Q&A with the musicians
8PM: The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer
All events are free and open to the public!
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Vicky Chow and Tristan PerichThe Jewish Museum,
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pianist and Bang on a Can All Stars member Vicky Chow performs Tristan Perich’s Surface Image for solo piano, a monumental performance-installation with 40-channel 1-bit electronics, echoing the shimmering quality of Paris’ 19th century arcades and inspired by Walter Benjamin’s renowned essay "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction."
Bang on a Can Marathon 30th anniversary - Brooklyn MuseumBrooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm
30th Anniversary BANG ON A CAN MARATHON
Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2-10pm
8 hours of Live Music!
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: FREE with Museum admission
Suggested donation $16 before 5pm; free after 5pm courtesy of Target First Saturdays.
Bang on a Can comes to Brooklyn with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2017 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 8 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.
Lead Marathon support by ASCAP
Bang on a Can All-Stars - Field Recordings in TorontoRoyal Conservatory, Koerner Hall, Toronto, Canada
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
The Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform a specially devised Koerner Hall program “Bang on a Canada" that features selections from Field Recordings, most of which will be Canadian premieres. Works by Canadian composers Richard Reed Parry and René Lussier will be anchored by a world premiere from John Oswald, commissioned by The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall. The concert opens with Vicky Chow performing a solo piano piece by Eliot Britton and also features works by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, as well as Steve Reich, Christian Marclay, Allison Cameron, and Anna Clyne.
Eliot Britton: Cuneiform and Glide (1st movement)
Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay
David Lang: unused swan
John Oswald: new work
Allison Cameron: In 3rds, 4ths & 5ths
Richard Reed Parry: The Brief and Neverending Blur
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You
René Lussier: Nocturne
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day
Cloud River Mountain - All-Stars and Gong LinnaLincoln Center, Gerald W. Lynch Theater, New York, NY
Friday, July 14, 2017 - Saturday, July 15, 2017
Enter the world of the gods, spirits, and shamans of ancient Chinese myths and poetry in this evening-length work co-composed by Lao Luo and Bang on a Can Co-Artistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe.
Your guide is the extraordinary Chinese vocalist Gong Linna, whose dynamic voice travels across vast terrains of sonic colors. Her adventurous artistic range that embraces Chinese folk, pop, and avant-garde art music has drawn comparisons to Björk. Singing in both Mandarin and English, she joins the Bang on a Can All-Stars for a thrilling cross-cultural voyage through dramatic musical landscapes, from groove-driven melodies and lyrical meditations to punk back beats and stratospheric vocalizations.
Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA - Public PerformancesMASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Saturday, August 5, 2017
The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is a musical utopia for innovative musicians in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. The residency portion of the project is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music and runs from July 17-Aug 6. The cornerstone of the residency are the public performances which run from July 19- Aug 5. The performances include daily recitals by faculty and fellows of the residency in the MASS MoCA galleries (free with museum admission), additional free performances in the community, and a festival finale blow-out concert - a 6 hour performance in the Hunter Center on Aug 5! More information coming soon.