For our project “Bang on a Can @ Villa Musica”, the All-Stars will be cooperating with the Stiftung Villa Musica, which is dedicated to promoting young talent especially in the area of chamber music.
As part of a one-week festival, we will gather, rehearse and perform together with a group of young musicians from Germany. All of the musicians will appear in twelve concerts in various arrangements at the Frankfurter Hof in Mainz (Nov 19 and 26) and the Baroque Castle Engers in Neuwied (Nov 20-25). The festival will conclude with a 4-hour-long concert marathon.
Bang on a Can All-Stars program:
Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint
David Lang: sunray
Julia Wolfe: Believing
Michael Gordon: For Madeleine
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union
Philip Glass: Closing
Nov 21-25 at Castle Engers
daily recitals at 5pm:
Nov 21 – Robert Black, (double bass)
Nov 22 – Ashley Bathgate (cello), Kai Schumacher (piano)
Nov 23 – Vicky Chow (piano), Nora Krahl (cello)
Nov 24 – David Cossin and Jonathan Shapiro (percussion)
Nov 25 – Mark Stewart (multi-instrument), Adrian Sandi (clarinet)
Nov 26 at Frankfurter Hof
Residency finale Marathon concert! Performance will include two world premieres by composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Felipe Waller and the following program (order tba): Florent Ghys – Etudes for 11 Faces, Michael Gordon – gene takes a drink, Judd Greenstein – Change, David Lang – these broken wings, Nicole Lizee – Hitchcock Etudes, Rene Lussier – Nocturne, Meredith Monk – PandaChant II, Frederic Rzewski – Coming Together, Gabriella Smith – Number Nine, Julia Wolfe – early that summer.