May 5May 7, 2023

Long Play Festival

Long Play Festival is Bang on a Can’s Supercharged Musical Ride through Right Now

 50+ concerts throughout Brooklyn, New York

Long Play showcases a dense network of innovative music venues in Brooklyn – with performances at Pioneer Works, Roulette, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Public Records, Littlefield, BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Center, The Center for Fiction, plus outdoor events and more.

Friday, May 5, 20237:30pm

Bang on a Can and Meredith Monk: MEMORY GAME

Brooklyn, NY

This event is part of the Long Play Festival

Meredith Monk’s MEMORY GAME, as its title implies, is both a look back at a pivotal point in her storied career, and a richly layered portrait of how vocal music, under the guidance of an indefatigable master, can play with our expectations in poignant and compelling ways.

Meredith teams up for a live performance in NYC with her renowned Vocal Ensemble (featuring Theo BleckmannKatie Geissinger and Allison Sniffin) and  the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Thursday, May 18, 20237:30pm

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Sarah Serpa with Erik Friedlander and Ingrid Laubrock

New York, NY

Sara Serpa’s distinctive new trio presents a contemporary approach in writing for the voice, challenging traditional roles and highlighting pristine textures in jazz and improvisational music. Never losing track of the common bond that brings these musicians together, Serpa features two extremely innovative improvisers, Erik Friedlander and Ingrid Luabrock, who have a precise sound and particular musical personalities. Collectively, they create a detailed and exposed portrait of her musical world, featuring wordless compositions and texts by Virginia Woolf, Luce Irigaray and Ruy Bello in concert echoing the movement of people and art across borders central to the museum’s current exhibition The Sassoons.

May 25May 27, 20237:30pm

Julia Wolfe’s Her Story with the San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco, CA

Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero conducts the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Lorelei Ensemble in Julia Wolfe’s Her Story, a new work that captures the passion and perseverance of women who have led the fight for representation and gender equality. A 40-minute theatrical experience, the piece is the latest in a series of compositions by Wolfe that highlights monumental and turbulent moments in American history.

July 10July 30, 2023

Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute at 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 dedicated entirely to adventurous contemporary music. Thirty early career composers and performers will gather to create, rehearse, and perform new music in the gallery and performing arts spaces, as well as in the North Adams community. The residency culminates in a 3-day festival: LOUD Weekend!

Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute at MASS MoCA - Residency program North Adams Massachusetts

July 27July 29, 2023

LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA

North Adams, MA

LOUD Weekend at MASS MoCA is a fully loaded, three-day, eclectic super-mix of creative, experimental and unusual music taking place throughout the museum’s vast galleries and its stunning collection of indoor and outdoor performing arts venues.

LOUD Weekend kicks off  with Love in Exile – featuring Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily plus Catalan folk duo Tarta Relena. Highlights of the weekend include multiple concerts by the singular legendary Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Klang (from Holland), Theo Bleckmann, Jeff Zeigler; visiting composers Andy Akiho, Nicole Lizée, Pete Harden, David Sanford, Joan Tower, performers and composers from the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, and much more.