• Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields at the Krannert Center
    Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

    The Krannert Center at U of Illinois, Champaign

    Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize winning oratorio Anthracite Fields for the Bang on a Can All-Stars and choir, with the UI Chamber Singers.

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars at Georgia Tech
    Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

    Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings at Georgia Tech! 

    Program:
    Julia Wolfe, Reeling
    Florent Ghys, An Open Cage
    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
    Tyondai Braxton, Casino Trem
    Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hz with film
    Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays
    Steve Reich, The Cave of Machpelah
    Bryce Dessner, Letter 27 with film
    Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day

  • Field Recordings at Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh
    Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:00pm

    The Warhol / Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

    Bang on a Can All-Stars perform on the Warhol Museum's Sound Series, performing music from the Field Recordings project at the Carnegie Music Hall.

    Program:

    Julia Wolfe, Reeling
    Christian Marclay, Fade to Slide [with film]
    Michael Gordon, Gene Takes a Drink [with film by Bill Morrison]
    David Lang, unused swan 
    Steve Reich, The Cave of Machpelah (excerpt from The Cave)
    Tyondai Braxton, Casino Trem
    Jóhann Jóhannsson, Hz [with film]
    Gabriella Smith, Panitao
    Bryce Dessner, Letter 27
    Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day 
    Nick Zammuto, Real Beauty Turns
     

  • 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.

    Performers
    Bang on a Can All-Stars
    with:
    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

    Program:

    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 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,

    Bang on a Can announces its 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon, presented for the first time at Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2-10pm. This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features eight 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. The Marathon is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong project that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art through ten diverse exhibitions and an extensive calendar of related public programs.

    The Marathon is free.

    From 2-5pm the Brooklyn museum box office is open, and they have a suggested donation to enter. From 5-11pm, it's "First Saturday" and they close their box office.

  • 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.   

    Program:
    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: title TBD 
    Allison Cameron: 3rds, 4ths, 5ths                                                                           
    Richard Reed Parry: Never Ending Blur       
    Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You                                  
    René Lussier: Nocturne                                                      
    Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah                                        
    Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day

  • 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.