• Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields performance in Coal Country - Penn State
    Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Penn State - Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park, PA

    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 University
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Bucknell University - Weis Center , Lewisburg, PA

    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 Hall
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, New York, NY

    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
    JACK Quartet
    Additional artists to be announced


    DAVID LANG cheating, lying, stealing
    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 University
    Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00pm - Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm

    Roebling Wire Works, 675 South Clinton Avenue, Trenton, NJ [map]

    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 Hammer
    Monday, April 24, 2017 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Drew University, Madison, NJ

    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 Perich
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

    The Jewish Museum,

    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 Museum
    Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

    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.

    Program order coming soon!

    Lead Marathon support by ASCAP

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  • Bang on a Can All-Stars - Field Recordings in Toronto
    Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

    Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall, Toronto, Canada

    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 Linna
    Friday, July 14, 2017 - Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Lincoln Center, Gerald W. Lynch Theater, New York, NY

    Cloud River Mountain

    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 Performances
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Saturday, August 5, 2017

    MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

    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.