Thirty years ago we started dreaming of the world we wanted to live in. It would be a kind of utopia for music: all the boundaries between composers would come down, all the boundaries between genres would come down, all the boundaries between musicians and audience would come down. Building a utopia is a political act – it pushes people to change. It is also an act of resistance to the things that keep us apart, and it is an act of love, bringing ideas and sounds and people together.

For our 30th(!) Anniversary Benefit Gala we're proud to honor our friend and compatriot Francisco J. Núñez, a lifelong New Yorker who had the vision and talent to create and direct one of the world's greatest youth choirs - the Young People's Chorus of NYC. His group is extraordinary for its virtuosity and diversity and energy and optimism. A youth choir is an astounding instrument unto itself, and Francisco has made commissioning new music for this instrument a key part of his mission. His Transient Glory project has commissioned more than 100 pieces from today's most forward-thinking composers. What an incredible way to ensure that young people have an opportunity to be a part of the renaissance of new music all over the world! Francisco is no less than a musical visionary, a force of nature, a cultural treasure.

We're honored to honor Francisco J. Núñez , on this, another milestone on a most fantastic journey.

-Michael, David, and Julie



September 26, 2017 @ BAM Lepercq Space (BAM Cafe)
6pm - 9pm for Dinner-Concert-Visionary Award

Donor Levels


"Bang Backer": One ticket to the dinner and concert; VIP pass for premium seating at the 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon; 2 complimentary tickets to the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon at MASS MoCA on July 28, 2018. 


"Bang Backer": One table of up to 10 guests; luxury accommodations, meals and tickets for 2 to the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon at MASS MoCA July, 2018; recognition as a lead sponsor of the Benefit; a full-page ad in the Benefit Journal; season-long recognition as a lead sponsor of Bang on a Can at all our concerts and programs.

Any and all donations to the Bang on a Can Benefit will be credited on our program and on our website, with hearty thanks!


"Bang Benefactor" All of the above, plus a premium center table near the honoree, up to 12 guests, and premium placement in the evening's Journal.

Donate and Buy Tix by Mail or Phone:

Just send us a check and a note to: 80 Hanson Place, Suite 301, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Or call us with your credit card at 718-852-7755. If you have any questions at all, please contact Tim Thomas by phone or at tim [at] bangonacan [dot] org



Minimum: $1.00