• All-Stars at the Venice Biennale
    Monday, October 10, 2016 - 8:00pm

    Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings at the Teatro alle Tese as part of the Venice Biennale!

    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 

     

  • Bang on a Can at the Jewish Museum - Pauline Oliveros
    Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:30pm

    The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

    As part of Bang on a Can's on-going partnership with the Jewish Museum, we present composer/performer Pauline Oliveros, to accompany the exhibit Take Me (I’m Yours). Oliveros will perform The Sound of Meditation on her V-Accordion, an instrument that produces both accordion and orchestral sounds. The concert blurs the boundary between the performer and the audience by asking the listener to participate in the making of music.

  • All-Stars at Kampnagel, Hamburg
    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

    The All-Stars perform Field Recordings at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany!

    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
    David Lang, unused swan
    Tyondai Braxton, Casino Trem
    Caroline Shaw, Really Craft When You
    Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays
    Steve Reich, The Cave of Machpelah
    Bryce Dessner, Letter 27 with film
    Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day

     

  • All-Stars at Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Belgium
    Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

    Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium

    Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings at Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels, Belgium.

    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
    David Lang, unused swan
    Akiko Ushijima, Distorting Melody
    Tyondai Braxton, Casino Trem
    Johann Johannson, Hz with film
    Todd Reynolds, Seven Sundays
    Steve Reich, The Cave of Machpelah
    Bryce Dessner, Letter 27 with film
    Anna Clyne, A Wonderful Day

     

  • Bang on a Can @ Villa Musica, Germany
    Sunday, November 20, 2016 - Saturday, November 26, 2016

    Mainz and Neuwied, Germany

    For our project “Bang on a Can @ Villa Musica”, the All-Stars will be cooperating with the Stiftung Villa Musica, which is dedicated to promoting young talent especially in the area of chamber music.

    As part of a one-week festival, we will gather, rehearse and perform together with a group of young musicians from Germany. All of the musicians will appear in twelve concerts in various arrangements at the Frankfurter Hof in Mainz (Nov 19 and 26) and the Baroque Castle Engers in Neuwied (Nov 20-25). The festival also includes two commissioned works and will conclude with a several-hour-long concert marathon.

    Nov 20 at Frankfurter Hof
    Bang on a Can All-Stars program:
    Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint
    David Lang: sunray
    Julia Wolfe: Believing
    Michael Gordon: For Madeleine
    Louis Andriessen: Workers Union
    Philip Glass: Closing

    Nov 21-25 at Castle Engers
    daily performances by residency fellows and the All-Stars. Repertoire TBA

    Nov 26  at Frankfurter Hof 
    Residency finale Marathon concert! Performance will include two world premieres by composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Felipe Waller.

  • People's Commissioning Fund concert
    Monday, January 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY [map]

    The annual Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert at Merkin Hall! The All-Stars perform new works by our 2017 commissionees Nico Muhly, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Felipe Waller, and more. 

    The People’s Commissioning Fund is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers.

  • All-Stars at NYU Abu Dhabi
    Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:00pm - Monday, October 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

    The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    For our UAE debut, the All-Stars will perform music from the Field Recordings project as well as a world premiere piece, commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Festival, by celebrated Emirati-American composer Mohammed Fairouz

    The All-Stars will also be in residence for an intensive weekend workshop for contemporary musicians from the region (open by invitation only.)

  • Steel Hammer at NYU Abu Dhabi
    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:00pm - Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:00pm

    The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer performed by SITI Company and the Bang on a Can All-Stars with singers Emily Eagen, Katie Geissinger, Molly Quinn
    Directed by Anne Bogart

  • Bang on on a Can and the Jewish Museum present - Bonjour
    Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:30pm

    The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave, New York, NY [map]

    Bonjour is a low string band with drums/percussion founded in 2012 by bassist and composer Florent Ghys whose performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design. Chareau, originally from Bordeaux, rose to become one of Paris’s most fashionable designers of the early 20th Century.  Ghys, also originally from Bordeaux, is one of New York’s most creative composer-performers of the early 21st Century.  Combining basses, cello, guitars, percussion, and voices, Ghys has assembled a sizzling group of some of New York’s top young musicians and Bang on a Can regulars to create an unusual sound world that’s equal parts groove, melody and meditation.  From jazz-laced indie-pop to ambient chamber music, Bonjour shimmers with influences that push it beyond the safety net of “new classical” music to something altogether edgy, adventurous, and even slightly art-damaged.

  • Anthracite Fields at Cal Performances - UC Berkeley
    Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

    Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA

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

    More info coming soon!

  • 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.