Bang on a Can 2020 Marathon will be online on May 3. from 3-9pm ET

Bang on a Can will present an ALL LIVE online Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 3pm-9pm ET. The Marathon will be streamed at marathon2020.bangonacan.org, featuring 26 LIVE performances from musicians' homes in NYC and around the country. The concert begins with a performance by Meredith Monk at 3pm and concludes with a performance by Bang on a Can All-Star pianist Vicky Chow playing John Adams’ China Gates. Additional highlights include Steve Reich’s Vermont Counterpoint performed by flutist Claire Chase, performances by Vijay Iyer, Maya Beiser, Shara Nova, Nathalie Joachim, and many more. The 6-hour live Marathon will be hosted by Bang on a Can Co-Founders andArtistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe

Set times are approximate

3:00
Meredith Monk
Cassie Wieland’s Heart performed by Adam Holmes
Robert Honstein’s Orison performed by Ashley Bathgate
Vijay Iyer
4:00
Anna Clyne’s Rapture performed by Eileen Mack
George Lewis’ Voyager
Shara Nova – New Work (world premiere)
Adam Cuthbért
5:00
Shelley Washington’s Black Mary performed by Ken Thomson
Martin Bresnick’s Ishi’s Song performed by Lisa Moore
Ken Thomson – Birds and ambulances (world premiere) performed by Robert Black
Nathalie Joachim
David T. Little’s Hellhound performed by Maya Beiser
6:00
Miya Masaoka’s music for ichi-ten-kin, or one string koto
Meara O’Reilly
Vinko Globokar’s Toucher performed by Steven Schick
Zoë Keating
7:00
Moor Mother
Philip Glass’ “Knee Play 2” from Einstein on the Beach performed by Tim Fain
Mark Stewart’s To Whom it May Concern: Thank You
Mary Halvorson
8:00
Molly Joyce – Purity (world premiere) performed by David Cossin
Ian Chang
Steve Reich’s Vermont Counterpoint performed by Claire Chase
Dai Wei’s Songs for Shades of Crimson (world premiere) performed by Todd Reynolds
John Adams’ China Gates performed by Vicky Chow

Jody Elff - Production Designer/Director
Peter Wise - Live Stream Coordinator
Denise Burt - logo design

The online Marathon is supported by ASCAP, the Howard Gilman Foundation and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

New works for the online Marathon were commissioned in part by Stephen Block and Raulee Marcus

Bang on a Can will present an ALL LIVE online Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 3pm-9pm ET. The Marathon will be streamed at marathon2020.bangonacan.org, featuring 26 LIVE performances from musicians' homes in NYC and around the country. The concert begins with a performance by Meredith Monk at 3pm and concludes with a performance by Bang on a Can All-Star pianist Vicky Chow playing John Adams’ China Gates. Additional highlights include Steve Reich’s Vermont Counterpoint performed by flutist Claire Chase, performances by Vijay Iyer, Maya Beiser, Shara Nova, Nathalie Joachim, and many more. The 6-hour live Marathon will be hosted by Bang on a Can Co-Founders andArtistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe

Applications are online now for the 2020 Media Workshop at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute at MASS MoCA. Program dates are July 25- Aug 3. Application deadline is March 26. 

Bang on a Can, our special guest faculty, John Schaefer (of WNYC's New Sounds), and 4 writers in the early stages of their careers will gather at MASS MoCA  to explore the role of criticism and journalism in today's dynamic contemporary music scene. 

February 27! Nicole Mitchell's' trio Matape, with Val Jeanty and Chad Taylor, creates ancient future soundscapes informed by the African diaspora through flute, Afro-Electronica, and percussion.

This season’s performances at the Jewish Museum celebrate the unique power of artist’s voices, and Mitchell, emerging from Chicago’s innovative music scene in the late 90s, continues that theme.

(members of Bang on a Can's email list receive the member rate ticket)

EARLY BIRD and VIP tickets now available!

Come join us for the second LOUD Weekend, featuring more than 30 performances by more than 100 musicians of the works of dozens of composers. This year our special guests are the legendary Kronos Quartet, whose career spans 9 presidents and more than 1,000 commissions for string quartet. Bang on a Can owes its spirit and entrepreneurial vision to David Harrington and company, and can't wait to team up in the Berkshires for three days of concerts and shenanigans.

And we're super proud to present Nathalie Joachim and her brilliant Fanm d’Ayiti. Plus a major new work from Michael Gordon called Field of Vision for forty (40!) percussionists. Plus you can count on our Bang on a Can All-Stars to hit a few out of the park as well, individually and as a team.

The rest of the program will be announced in the spring. In the meantime, though, you can get your tickets from MASS MoCA here.

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Hello Europe! From February 25- March 8, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are performing in Manchester, London, Dublin, Denmark, and Derry. 

The tour will feature Julia Wolfe's epic new work for the All-Stars and orchestra, Flower Power; Steve Reich's 2x5; and will include performances on the Pulsar Festival, the Walled City Festival, RCNM's Original Voices series, and more!

It's gonna take a lot of support, but we've always been able to count on you. Let's do this thing…together!

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