ROAD TRIP - A New Evening-Length Work From Gordon/Lang/Wolfe for the Bang on a Can All-StarsBAM: Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Street, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:30pm - Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
We call it Road Trip. The tank is full, the top is down, and we have our collective hand on the dial for a euphoric musical journey celebrating 30 years of Bang on a Can. Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe flood the waves with an original mash-up of wind-in-your-hair tunes that capture the sublime exhilaration of freedom and possibility. Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, with stunning scenic design by projection artist CandyStations (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent) and stage direction by Michael Counts, "Road Trip" is a tribute to journeys of all sorts, and the people who make them. There is a road, but it is no simple highway.
Commissioned by BAM for the 2017 Next Wave Festival and by Stephen A. Block, Robert Braun & Joan Friedman, Leslie Lassiter, Raulee Marcus, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Jane and Richard Stewart, with additional support from Jerry Eberhardt and Phil Hettema, plus the many individual donors to the Bang on a Can 30th Anniversary “Road Trip” Fund.
Anthracite Fields in Prague with Martinů VoicesAutumn Strings Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer-prize winning oratorio Anthracite Fields will be presented on the Autumn Strings Festival in Prague! The Bang on a Can All-Stars will be joined by the Martinů Voices, conducted by Lukáš Vasilek.
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present La Mar EnfortunaThe Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sensuous and lyrical, La Mar Enfortuna is a modern exploration of lost and forgotten Sephardic melodies, creatively arranged, and performed in various languages including Arabic and Spanish. Long-time collaborators Jennifer Charles and Oren Bloedow lead an all-star cast on modern and ancient instruments, incorporating the sounds of jazz, folk, Middle Eastern, and Latin music. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Modigliani Unmasked, which focuses on drawings illuminating the artist’s heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew.
All-Stars perform Field Recordings in the NetherlandsNovember Music Festival, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:15pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars perform their evening-length collaborative work Field Recordings as part of the November Music Festival (Verkadefabriek Hall) in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
This performance will feature a new composition by Aart Strootman!
Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison
Juan Felipe Waller: Hybrid Ambiguities
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay
David Lang: unused swan
Aart Strootman: Lesson 25 - Time (world premiere!)
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day
People's Commissioning Fund concertMerkin Hall, New York, NY
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Save the date for the Annual Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert at Merkin Hall, as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. More info to come!
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in Washington DC!Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
This event is part of the Kennedy Center's annual new celebration DIRECT CURRENT--an immersive showcase for cutting-edge contemporary arts and culture with a focus on interdisciplinary creations.