photo by Lynne Harty

Sept 29 - Anthracite Fields in Hanover, Germany

The Bang on a Can All-Stars and the NDR choir, directed by Ralf Sochaczewsky, perform Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in the Staatsoper Hannover. This performance is part of the Niedersächsischen Musiktage!

Oct 5 - Asphalt Orchestra and Mark Stewart's Orchestra of Original Instruments on the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival!

The Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival (at 300 Ashland Plaza, corner of Flatbush and Lafayette) is an annual celebration of Downtown Brooklyn’s cultural community and the artists, writers, and performers who inspire the borough’s creative spirit. The Oct 4-6 festival will host free, special programming, including theater, poetry, dance, music, and performance, from some of Brooklyn’s most celebrated cultural organizations. 

Saturday, October 5 is DBAF’s Community Day, offering several hands-on activities with artists and institutions, including Mark Stewart’s Orchestra of Original Instruments, an instrument-building workshop led by guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Mark Stewart (Bang on a Can All-Stars) to create instruments and sound-makers from ordinary materials that will lead into an interactive, group fanfare performance.

At 4:30pm, Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can’s radical street band that brings ambitious processional music to the mobile masses, performs their singular takes on music by the Pixies, Thomas Mapfumo, Charles Mingus, Frank Zappa, and more. 

It's all FREE!

3-4:30 Mark Stewart's Orchestra of Original Instruments

4:30 Asphalt Orchestra

Nov 14 - Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum present: Theo Bleckmann

Theo Bleckmann Performs Hello Earth! - The Music of Kate Bush

Grammy nominated jazz singer and new music composer Theo Bleckmann takes on the mysterious songbook of British pop icon Kate Bush in a project that goes beyond re-creating her music to further realms of sound and interpretation. Joining him in this venture are long-time collaborator percussionist Ben Wittman, bassist Skuli Sverrisson, and keyboardist Henry Hey, along with special guest, multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans on viola, guitar, and laptop. This season’s Bang on a Can performances celebrate the power of artists voices, which resonates with themes in the Museum’s fall exhibitions.