Thursday, February 15, 20247:30pm

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present: Bang on a Can All-Stars play Philip Glass

1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128 map

At the same time that artists such as Marta Minujín and her New York Pop Art contemporaries were challenging the art establishment of the 1960s, there were also composers using ideas from popular culture to take on the institutions of serious music. With “Bang on a Can All-Stars Play Philip Glass,” a program including Glass’s iconic late 1960s works Music in 5ths and Two Pages, the All-Stars play music that reflects the time and ideals of Pop Art—experimental versus classical, high versus low—the time Minujín first broke into New York and ideals that remain evident in her work today.

This event is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Marta Minujín: Arte! Arte! Arte!

Saturday, May 18, 20247:30pm

“Anthems” – music by David Lang and Julia Wolfe at the May Festival

Cincinnati, OH

May 18: Anthems  (link to Live Stream)
Julia WOLFE: All that breathes (May Festival Commission; World Premiere)
David LANG: the national anthems
Julia WOLFE: Pretty
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Dona nobis pacem

Stephanie Childress, conductor
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Daniel Okulitch, bass-baritone
May Festival Chorus
May Festival Youth Chorus
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, June 9, 20243:30pm

Bang on a Can at The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum
Long Island City, New York map

David Grubbs and Wendy Eisenberg

Guitarists Wendy Eisenberg and David Grubbs go head-to-head in a rare meeting of these two mercurial and influential musicians.

Wendy Eisenberg is an improviser and songwriter who uses guitar, pedals, tenor banjo, computer, synthesizer, and voice. Their work spans genres, from jazz to noise to avant-rock to delicate songs. Though often working solo as both a songwriter and improviser, they also perform in the rock band Editrix, and in endless other combinations of their heroes and peers including Bill Orcutt, Caroline Davis, Carla Kihlstedt, John Zorn, Billy Martin, and Allison Miller.

David Grubbs has released fifteen solo albums and was a member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait. He has performed with Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Luc Ferrari, Susan Howe, Will Oldham, the Red Krayola, and many others.