World Premiere of Julia Wolfe's "Fire in my Mouth" with NYPhilDavid Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:30pm - Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
World premiere of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my Mouth performed by the New York Philharmonic, The Crossing Choir, and Young People’s Chorus of NYC, with projections/scenography by Jeff Sugg.
Jaap van Zweden conducts Julia Wolfe’s immersive visual and musical event — featuring lights, chamber choir, video, and projection — that explores a seminal event in New York City, the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 that killed more than 100 young immigrants.
Part of New York Story: Threads of Our City.
Julia Wolfe and Bang on a Can salute EILEEN FISHER for their dedication to fair labor practices and for generously contributing wardrobe to the performances of Julia Wolfe's Fire in My Mouth.
Three performances, Jan 24, 25, 26
David Lang's "the loser" in Los AngelesLA Opera Off Grand - Ace Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:00pm - Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
Music, libretto and stage direction: David Lang
Text adapted from the novel by Thomas Bernhard, translated from German by Jack Dawson
Scenery: Jim Findlay
Costumes: Suzanne Bocanegra
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present: ETHEL performs Julia Wolfe's String QuartetsThe Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:30pm
The “extraordinarily skilled, passionate musicians” (NY Times) in ETHEL perform the complete string quartets of Julia Wolfe: Dig Deep, early that summer, Four Marys, and Blue Dress for String Quartet. This is the first ever performance of ALL of Julia Wolfe's string quartets at one time, on one stage. Julia Wolfe's string quartets, as described by The New Yorker, "combine the violent forward drive of rock music with an aura of minimalist serenity [using] the four instruments as a big guitar, whipping psychedelic states of mind into frenzied and ecstatic climaxes." This performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition of fellow New York City cultural icon Martha Rosler: Irrespective.
People's Commissioning Fund concertMerkin Concert Hall, New York , NY
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:30pm
The Peoples Commisioning Fund Concert is Bang on a Can's annual performance of world premieres commissioned by our fans especially for the All-Stars! We'll present new works by Josue Collado, Nicole Lizee, Trevor Weston, Henry Threadgill, and more. We are delighted to be part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, and to have this performance hosted by John Schaefer and New Sounds Live.
Bang on a Can at University of Denver - Michael Gordon's Big SpaceNewman Center at U of Denver, Denver, CO
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars and students from University of Denver's Lamont School perform Michael Gordon's Big Space, and more!
Bang on a Can and Jewish Museum present Meredith MonkThe Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Meredith Monk!
More information coming soon!
Bang on a Can All-Stars with Doug Varone and dancersBAM, Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019
"in the shelter of the fold / epilogue"
In an intricately woven tapestry of sound, shape, momentum, and stillness, choreographer Doug Varone and his 13-member ensemble contemplate our private and public relationship to faith. in the shelter of the fold / epilogue comprises six interconnected vignettes, featuring original music by Lesley Flanigan, Julia Wolfe, David Lang, Raz Mesinai, and Kevin Keller, masterfully interpreted by Flanigan, PUBLIQuartet, and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Drawing upon Varone’s own personal questions about prayer as both a spiritual and secular dialogue, this episodic work digs deep to ask how and why we find shelter in the unknown.
4 shows, June 5, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30pm
Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA - Residency programBang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Monday, July 15, 2019 - Monday, August 5, 2019
Applications are online now for the 2019 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, a 3 week residency and musical utopia for composers and performers! Application deadline January 9, 2019, 5pm EST.