People's Commissioning Fund concertMerkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
People's Commissioning Fund Concert
PLUS Bang on a Can 30 Years Kick-off Party!
The Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) concert is one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for emerging composers in New York and beyond. Founded in 1997, long before crowd-funding became the norm through Kickstarter and the like, Bang on a Can’s PCF has pooled contributions of all sizes from hundreds of friends and fans and since its inception has commissioned over 40 works of music. Bang on a Can celebrates 30 Years in 2017! Come join the party!
All-Stars at NYU Abu DhabiThe Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:00pm - Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 8:00pm
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 DhabiThe Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:00pm - Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:00pm
Bang on on a Can and the Jewish Museum present - BonjourThe Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave, New York, NY
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:30pm
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.
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields at Cal Performances - UC BerkeleyCal Performances, Berkeley, CA
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields at the Krannert CenterThe Krannert Center at U of Illinois, Champaign
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize winning oratorio Anthracite Fields for the Bang on a Can All-Stars and choir, with the UI Chamber Singers.
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 Generartions" 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
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