• LAPhil and the All-Stars premiere Julia Wolfe's Flower Power
    Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:00pm - Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 2:00pm

    Disney Hall, Los Angeles, CA

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic (conducted by John Adams) and the Bang on a Can All-Stars join forces for the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Flower Power, inspired by a radical revolutionary moment - the late 1960's - a time when experimental ideas and questions permeated all parts of the political, social, and artistic landscapes. This shift brought new spiritual and intellectual explorations, a breakdown of social norms, psychedelic visions, artistic explosion, and a greater and more open expression of love and peace. In Flower Power, Wolfe draws on the optimism and energy of this moment in history. With visuals by Jeff Sugg.

  • Bang on a Can Peoples Commissioning Fund Concert
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Merkin Concert Hall,

    As part of the 10th season of the Ecstatic Music at Merkin Hall, Bang on a Can’s People’s Commissioning Fund is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers. 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 50 works of music for New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars. 

    The 2020 PCF composers:

    Amanda Berlind
    Alvin Curran
    Hildur Guđnadóttir
    Qasim Naqvi

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars and RNCM Manchester
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 7:30pm

    RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester, United Kingdom

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform Steve Reich's 2x5 with students of the Royal Northern College of Music! Also on the program:
    Julia Wolfe Believing
    Kate Moore Ridgeway
    Philip Glass Closing
    Steve Martland Horses of Instruction

  • Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum present: Nicole Mitchell
    Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:30pm

    The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

    Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Nicole Mitchell! More info coming soon.

    (Photo by Kristi Sutton Elias)

  • Julia Wolfe's Flower Power with BBC Concert Orchestra
    Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Southbank Center Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, United Kingdom

    Bang on a Can All-Stars and the BBC Concert Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, conductor, persent the UK premiere of Julia Wolfe's Flower Power at the Southbank Centre!

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Saturday, February 29, 2020

    New Music Dublin - National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland

    Bang on a Can All-Stars perform on the New Music Dublin festival!
    Program:
    Julia Wolfe: Believing
    David Lang: sunray 
    Philip Glass: Closing 
    Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction

    More info coming soon

  • Julia Wolfe's Flower Power with RTE Concert Orchestra
    Sunday, March 1, 2020

    New Music Dublin - National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland

    Bang on a Can All-Stars and the RTE Orchestra prsent the Irish premiere of Julia Wolfe's Flower Power at as part of the New Music Dublin series at the National Concert Hall!

    More info and tickets coming soon.

  • Julia Wolfe's Flower Power with Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Pulsar Festival 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Bang on a Can All-Stars and the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jessica Cottis, present the Irish premiere of Julia Wolfe's Flower Power on the 2020 Pulsar Festival. Scandanavia Premiere!

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars on the Pulsar Festival
    Friday, March 6, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Pulsar Festival 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform on the 2020 Pulsar Festival in Copenhagen Denmark. Program TBA!

  • Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in Boston
    Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 8:00pm

    Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA

    Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Chorus Pro Musica, conducted by Jamie Kirsch. 

  • Bang on a Can and Meredith Monk at Big Ears Festival
    Friday, March 27, 2020 - Sunday, March 29, 2020

    Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN

    Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble and Bang on a Can All-Stars perform MEMORY GAME at Big Ears 2020!
     

    Meredith Monk and Bang on a Can have been on a rich and lively musical ride together for over 30 years and now have an evening-length series of songs called  MEMORY GAME to share with the world. Join us at Big Ears Festival for a weekend full of world-class music, art, film, and more! Tickets on sale now.

     

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Weill Hall at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

    The Bang on a Can All-Stars present a concert featuring music by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe; minimalist masters Philip Glass and Steve Reich; jazz legend Ornette Coleman; and avant-rockstar Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Friday, April 3, 2020 - 7:00pm

    Bing Studio at Stanford University Live Arts, Palo Alto, CA

    The All-Stars perform at the Bing, demonstrating an open, welcoming, and inclusive space for music and ideas from a wide variety of styles featuring work from Julia Wolfe, David Lang, and Michael Gordon alongside compositions by jazz giant Ornette Coleman, young pioneer Anna Clyne, and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore.

  • Gong Linna: Cloud River Mountain
    Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Bing Hall at Stanford University Live Arts, Palo Alto, CA

    A spectacular journey into Chinese myths and ancient poetry, Cloud River Mountain combines the stories of the past with the sounds of the future. Chinese vocal star Gong Linna joins the All-Stars in a brilliantly staged concert of new work co-composed by Lao Luo, and Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe. Weaving together ancient Chinese storytelling and Western songwriting, Cloud River Mountain honors the “sound worlds” of both China and the West, fusing texts sung in both Mandarin and English with sophisticated chamber music, rock, folk, and jazz.

  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 7:30pm

    Kaul Auditorium at Reed College, Portland, OR

    Bang on a Can All-Stars perform a high octane set as part of the Friends of Chamber Music series. Program TBA.

  • Field Recordings
    Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

    Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    Bang on a Can brings our provocative, wide-ranging multi-media project Field Recordings to the Coolidge. Archival audio, found sound and video have inspired this interesting program of recent pieces by ten imaginative composers—with Julia Wolfe’s Mink Stole, a 1997 Library of Congress commission, as an opener. The concert is FREE, but you need a ticket

  • Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields
    Friday, May 8, 2020 - 8:00pm

    Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, Houston, TX

    Anthracite Fields, a Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio for chorus and the Bang on a Can All-Stars by composer Julia Wolfe and with projections by Jeff Sugg, draws on oral histories, interviews, speeches, geographic descriptions, children’s rhymes, and coal advertisements to create a work that gives an intimate look at a particular slice of American life.

  • Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum present: Rabbit Rabbit
    Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 7:30pm

    The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

    Rabbit Rabbit Radio is husband-and-wife song-spinners, composers and sound-makers Carla Kihlstedt (voice/violin) and Matthias Bossi (drums, piano/keyboard, voice) with Jeremy Flower (guitar/ electronics). Drawing on their love of art song, folk song, industrial music, improvised music and heart-wrenching balladry, and rendered on a motley assortment of acoustic instruments, their songs are raw and beautiful, sparse and rich, lighthearted and full of pathos. (Photo of Rabbit Rabbit by Joe Navas)

  • Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA
    Monday, July 13, 2020 - Monday, August 3, 2020

    MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

    The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is a 3-week musical utopia for innovative composers and performers in the beautiful Berkshire mountains of western Massachusetts. The program is dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. Composers will have their new works performed. Players will perform in ensembles alongside their teachers. The program includes daily performances in the museum galleries, and concludes with a three-day blow-out festival, LOUD Weekend, performed by the festival fellows and special guests. The 2020 special guests artist is KRONOS QUARTET. The program also features  African and Latin music workshops, electronics and music business seminars, free events  in the community, and more.

    Applications go online Nov 8!

  • LOUD Weekend
    Friday, July 31, 2020 - Sunday, August 2, 2020

    MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

    Bang on a Can fellows and faculty and guest luminaries of experimental music - including KRONOS Quartet  - converge to create an eclectic supermix of over 30 concerts in 3 days, taking over every space in and around MASS MoCA.  In the words of the reviewer for the Boston Globe "nothing could have prepared me for the whirlwind..." 

    More info coming soon, and tickets go on sale Jan 29, 2020