Sunday, May 22, 202212:00pm

Asphalt Orchestra – Carnegie Hall Citywide

Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe caps her Carnegie Hall residency with a one-of-a-kind event in Manhattan’s Bryant Park, Asphalt Orchestra. Also featuring guest artists Pan In Motion, the program includes world premieres by first-time Carnegie Hall–commissioned composers Leila Adu, Jeffrey Brooks, and Kendall Williams, further highlighting Wolfe’s longtime reputation as a champion of innovative new works. Catch the beginning of the performance at the side of the park near the New York Public Library, or join the performers along the way as they march toward the main lawn!

FREE event

Asphalt Orchestra at 2015 Bang on a Can Marathon

Saturday, October 5, 20192:00pm

Asphalt Orchestra and Mark Stewart’s Orchestra of Original Instruments on the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival

300 Ashland Plaza
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Build and play instruments with Mark Stewart and then hear Bang on a Can’s street band Asphalt Orchestra on the plaza at 300 Ashland Place in downtown, Brooklyn (corner of Lafayette and Flatbush)!! It’s all part of the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival happening all weekend and it’s FREE!

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

4:30 Asphalt Orchestra

Asphalt Orchestra and Mark Stewart's Orchestra of Original Instruments on the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival Brooklyn New York

February 16February 17, 2017

Asphalt Orchestra in Berlin! Feb 16, 17

Bang on a Can’s street band Asphalt Orchestra plays two shows in Berlin as part of “Festival USA” at the Konzerthaus Berlin!

Feb 16 – pop up concerts tba

Feb 17 – Late night concert at 10pm in Werner-Otto Saal

Frank Zappa, Zomby Woof (arr Peter Hess)
Thomas Mapfumo,  Ngoma Yekwedu (arr Alex Hamlin)
Charles Mingus,  The Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers (arr Jose Davila)
Ken Thomson, Turn Around
Meredith Monk, St Petersburg Waltz (arr Ken Thomson)
tUnE-yArDs/Merrill Garbus, Bizness (arr Ken Thomson)
Michael Gordon, Tree-oh (arr Ken Thomson)
Pixies/Kim Deal, Gigantic (arr Nathan Koci)
Ivo Papasov, Ivo’s Ruchenitsa (arr Peter Hess)

Asphalt Orchestra in Berlin! Feb 16

Sunday, July 28, 20136:30pm

Asphalt Orchestra Plays the Pixies: Surfer Rosa

Asphalt Orchestra returns to Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on July 28, giving the world premiere of the new project ASPHALT ORCHESTRA PLAYS THE PIXIES: SURFER ROSA, honoring the ground breaking album’s 25th anniversary.

The Pixies released Surfer Rosa – the band’s first full-length record – in 1988. A cult hit then, the album’s influence has grown to mammoth proportions over the years; it is now considered one of the most important recordings of its time.   Asphalt Orchestra takes the originals both literally and inspirationally with new choreography by Jordana Che Toback, discovering a new direction for exhilarating acoustic music by paying tribute to a modern monument.

The band will perform a plaza parade set with Jacob Garchik’s “The Heavens” at 6pm. The program also includes performances by Kronos Quartet with special guests Dan Deacon and Jherek Bischoff, as part of a weeklong celebration KRONOS at 40, co-curated by Lincoln Center and Kronos Quartet.

Check out a sneak peek video here.

Asphalt Orchestra Plays the Pixies: Surfer Rosa Newark New Jersey

Friday, January 20, 2012

Asphalt Orchestra @ The Metropolitan Museum

On January 20, Asphalt Orchestra celebrates the opening of the New American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a premiere performance event choreographed specifically for the Charles Engelhard Court by Mark DeChiazza and Susan Marshall, featuring music by Frank Zappa, Stew and Heidi Rodewald, and the Laneville-Johnson Union Brass Band.

Asphalt also presents a world premiere arrangement of Daniel Read’s Cavalry and William Hauser’s Sons of Sorrow (arr. Ben Holmes)—hymns from the Shape Note singing tradition, inspired by field recordings from the 1940s-60s.

Performances are at 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm in the Charles Engelhard Court.

Asphalt Orchestra @ The Metropolitan Museum New York New York