Arto Lindsay at the Jewish MuseumThe Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:30pm
Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum - Theo BleckmannNoguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 3:00pm
Opening this summer’s series of concerts at the Noguchi Museum on June 12, jazz singer and new music composer Theo Bleckmann makes music that is accessibly sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, and seriously playful. His work has been described as “from another planet” (New York Times), as “magical, futuristic,” (AllAboutJazz), “transcendent” (Village Voice) and “brilliant” (New York Magazine). The program will include Bleckmann as a vocalist in his own songs for voice, toys, electronic processing, piano.
Photo: John Labbe
Steel Hammer on the Arts and Ideas Festival - New Haven, CTArts and Ideas Festival, New Haven, CT
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Saturday, June 18, 2016
Directed by Anne Bogart
Music & Lyrics by Julia Wolfe
Original text by Kia Corthron, Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux, and Regina Taylor
music performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars
play performed and created by SITI Company
Lighting Design by Brian H Scott
Scenic & Costume Design by James Schuette
Choreography by Barney O’Hanlon
Sound Design by Andrew Cotton and Christian Frederickson
Bang on a Can All-Stars "Off the Charts"Arts and Ideas Festival, University Theater - 222 York St, New Haven, CT
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
2 Parts Music + 1 Part Food = an afternoon not to be missed.
The Bang on a Can All-Stars are joined by three of the hottest ensembles of the Polish jazz scene for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Music Marathon.
Coming from the JAZZTOPAD Festival the Marcin Wasilewski Trio, Obara International Quartet, and Piotr Damasiewicz Quintet make their American Premiere blending tradition with contemporary sound.
Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum - Iva BittováNoguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 3:00pm
Unparalleled Czech violinist/singer/composer Iva Bittová is recognized worldwide for her unique solo style, displaying a musical worldview and visionary creativity unlike any other. New York Magazine describes, "Her sound is invigorating, urgent, and also soothing; it is a fusion of Old World and new-music sensibilities."
Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCAMASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Monday, July 11, 2016 - Sunday, July 31, 2016
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Don ByronThe Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 7:30pm
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present a concert by clarinetist-composer Don Byron. A long-time collaborator of Bang on a Can, Byron has always found exhilarating and unexpected musical avenues to explore, interpreting a wildly diverse range of styles and artists from funk-drenched R&B to klezmer, from gospel legend Thomas A. Dorsey to Mickey Katz, Duke Ellington to Junior Walker. Don Byron is renowned for his dedication to and innovation in quintessential American traditional music genres from klezmer to blues to bluegrass to gospel to jazz.
photo: Dave Weiland
Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum - ACMENoguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 3:00pm
American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), praised by The New York Times for its "tight, viscerally powerful performances" plays Philip Glass' luminous String Quartet No. 5 from 1991 and Meredith Monk's only string quartet Stringsongs from 2005, which they recently recorded for Q2 Music's Meet the Composer Series. ACME Artistic Director Clarice Jensen gives the world premiere of ACME violinist/violist and composer Caleb Burhans' brand new solo cello piece, written for her.
photo: Mark Shelby Perry
Bang on a Can at the Noguchi Museum - Martin Bresnick and Argus QuartetNoguchi Museum, Long Island City, NY
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
the Argus String Quartet & Friends perform a concert featuring the music of Martin Bresnick, in honor of the composer’s 70th birthday. Bresnick’s expressive and direct music has influenced a generation of composers, including many Bang on a Can regulars. The program is fancifully titled "Homeward bound with a lawyer-horse, mice, and a worker who reads" and will include his Going Home, String Quartet #2 (Bucephalus), Josephine the Singer, and Songs of the Mouse People.
photo: Mark Ostow