Thursday, May 19, 20227:30pm

Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields


New York, NY

The 2018 Carnegie Hall performance of Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Anthracite Fields was one of the season’s most unforgettable events. Inspired by the lives of Pennsylvania coal miners, Wolfe uses oral histories, interviews with miners and their families, speeches, and children’s stories in moving musical tableaux that depicts their plight. Hear this “major profound work” (Los Angeles Times) for the first time or be moved by it once again.

Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields

Thursday, March 24, 20228:00pm

All-Stars on the Southern Exposure New Music Series

The Southern Exposure New Music Series is devoted to exploring the rich variety of contemporary classical and world music written in the past 30 years and masterworks of the 20th century.

Program:

David Lang: sunray
Michael Gordon: For Madeline
Nick Dunston: Fainting is down, Whooshing is up
Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark and Scary
Meredith Monk: Spaceship
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union

Thursday, January 20, 20227:30pm

Peoples Commissioning Fund Concert

Bang on a Can’s annual People’s Commissioning Fund concert returns with a high-octane concert of world premieres and an expanded Bang on a Can All-Stars lineup! The 2022 PCF concert is part of the Ecstatic Music Festival and will be hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer.

The concert will also be live streamed on live.bangonacan.org

Tickets are $25 or $15 for students.

 

December 10December 12, 20217:00pm

In C with Sasha Waltz & Guests


Berlin, Germany

On December 10-12, 2021 at radialsystem Berlin, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give their first performances abroad since the pandemic. Celebrated German dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests present their latest work, In C, for the first time with live music, performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars. In C is a brand new dynamic dance work based on Terry Riley’s revolutionary and open composition by the same name.

The December 12 performance will be live-streamed on live.bangonacan.org

Thursday, May 6, 202110:00pm

Film Premiere – Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer

Cal Performances at Home premieres a new film, Steel Hammer, based on the acclaimed oratorio by Julia Wolfe. Steel Hammer is a meditation on over 200 versions of the “John Henry” folk ballad. The various versions—based on hearsay, recollection, and tall tales—reveal both the evolution of the story, as well as the timeless tale of human versus machine.

The video premiere is May 6 at 7pm PT/ 10pm ET. It will be available on demand through August 4.

Sunday, March 8, 20203:30pm

Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Walled City Festival


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PROGRAM:
Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay
David Lang: unused swan
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film
Todd Reynolds: Seven Sundays
Gabriella Smith: Panitao
Jóhann Jóhannsson: Hz with film by Jóhann Jóhannsson
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day 

The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings at the Walled City Music Festival in Derry UK!

Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Walled City Festival - Derry UK Derry

June 5June 8, 2019

Bang on a Can All-Stars with Doug Varone and dancers


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“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 All-Stars with Doug Varone and dancers Brooklyn New York

May 1610:00pm11:00pm

Field Recordings on the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings on the Victoriaville Festival in Quebec, Canada!

Program:

Julia Wolfe,   Reeling
Christian Marclay,  Fade to Slide (with film by Christian Marclay)
Caroline Shaw,   Really Craft When You
David Lang,   unused swan
Michael Gordon,   Gene Takes a Drink (with film by Bill Morrison)
René Lussier,   Nocturne
Todd Reynolds,   Seven Sundays
Steve Reich,   The Cave of Machpelah (excerpt from The Cave) (arr. Michael Gordon)
Richard Reed Parry,  The Brief and Neverending Blur
Nicole Lizée,   Dancist (with film by Nicole Lizée)
Anna Clyne,   A Wonderful Day

Field Recordings on the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville

October 30October 31, 2018

Bang on a Can All-Stars concert and residency in Tilburg, Netherlands

The All-Stars join students at the The Academy of Music and Performing Arts at Fontys University, for a residency and concert performing the following:

Kraftwerk: ‘ruckzuck’ and ‘megaherz’ (performed by students)

Louis Andriessen: Langzame Verjaardag (performed by students & BOAC)
Louis Andreissen: Workers Union (performed by students & BOAC)

Plus Selections from Field Recordings
Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay
David Lang: unused swan
Aart Strootman: Lesson 25 – Time
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day

Bang on a Can All-Stars concert and residency in Tilburg

October 147:00pm9:00pm

Bang on a Can All-Stars on the Vertice Festival – Mexico City

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Bang on a Can All-Stars perform on the Vertice Fesitval at the Sala Miguel Covarrubias at Centro Cultural Universitario UNAM (National University) in Mexico City, Mexico!

Program:
Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark & Scary
Michael Gordon: For Madeline
Josue Collado: Joie de Vivre (world premiere!)
David Lang: Sunray
-intermission-
Steve Reich: Piano Counterpoint
Philip Glass: Closing
Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction

Bang on a Can All-Stars on the Vertice Festival - Mexico City Mexico City

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bang on a Can All-Stars at DePauw University


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The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings at DePauw!

Program
Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink (with film by Bill Morrison)
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide (with film by Christian Marclay)
David Lang: unused swan
Todd Reynolds: Seven Sundays
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 (with film)
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day

Bang on a Can All-Stars at DePauw University Greencastle Indiana