The Los Angeles Master Chorale’s recording of David Lang’s the national anthems is paired with the premiere recording for full chorus of his 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning work the little match girl passion.

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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.

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present: Iva Bittova!

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."

Concerts at the Noguchi are free with museum admission and take place in the garden, weather permitting, or in the galleries, with some mats and limited bench seating available. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Mariachi Flor de Toloache as part of the Museum Mile Festival!

Now celebrating its 38th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine with free admission to the Jewish Museum and six other museums on Fifth Avenue. Enjoy live music by Mariachi Flor de Toloache in collaboration with Bang on a Can, family-friendly activities, and special exhibitions, including:

Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist
Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Beatriz Milhazes
Masterpieces & Curiosities: The Fictional Portrait
The Television Project: Some of My Best Friends

Details on the Festival’s offerings can be found at MuseumMileFestival.org.

Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present Theo Bleckmann!

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.

Concerts at the Noguchi are free with museum admission and take place in the garden, weather permitting, or in the galleries, with some mats and limited bench seating available. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

More info on the Noguhi Museum webpage

Join us for a thrilling night of drinks, music and dinner at the phenomenal new music space National Sawdust, in Williamsburg, this June 22. We're honoring Claudia Gould of The Jewish Museum, with performances by Don Byron, Asphalt Orchestra the Young People's Chorus and more. Don't miss it!

This year we'll open up the party at 9pm for drinks and dancing, with a special $20 ticket. Whether you can buy a table or come for the DJ, we can't wait to see you and thank you for supporting our vision.

To buy tickets, give or to learn more BANG BENEFIT 2016.

From June 16-19, Bang on a Can will be a part of the performing arts extravaganza: The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, in New Haven, CT!

June 16-18, we'll be perform the full staging of Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer with SITI Company.

June 19, the All-Stars are joined by three of the hottest ensembles of the Polish jazz scene for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas Music Marathon, called "Off the Charts".

 

On May 13, the Seattle Symphony with pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama and conductor Pablo Rus Broseta, give the world premiere of Michael Gordon's The Unchanging Sea, with a new film by Bill Morrison.

Co-commissioned by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and co-presented with the Seattle International Film Festival, this is the fifth work with orchestra for Gordon and Morrison.

See video of Gordon and Morrison discussing their collaboration.