The “extraordinarily skilled, passionate musicians” (NY Times) in ETHEL perform the complete string quartets of Julia Wolfe: Dig Deep, early that summer, Four Marys, and Blue Dress for String Quartet. This is the first ever performance of ALL of Julia Wolfe's string quartets at one time, on one stage.  Julia Wolfe's string quartets, as described by The New Yorker, "combine the violent forward drive of rock music with an aura of minimalist serenity [using] the four instruments as a big guitar, whipping psychedelic states of mind into frenzied and ecstatic climaxes." This performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition of fellow New York City cultural icon Martha Rosler: Irrespective. 

World premiere of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my Mouth performed by the New York Philharmonic, The Crossing Choir, and Young People’s Chorus of NYC, with projections/scenography by Jeff Sugg.

Jaap van Zweden conducts Julia Wolfe’s immersive visual and musical event — featuring lights, chamber choir, video, and projection — that explores a seminal event in New York City, the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 that killed more than 100 young immigrants.

Julia Wolfe and Bang on a Can salute EILEEN FISHER for their dedication to fair labor practices and for generously contributing wardrobe to the performances.

January 24-26

The All-Stars are back in Europe for performances in Wroclow, Poland, and in Brighton and London in the UK! 

Jan 12, 13 - Anthracite Fields in Wroclow

Jan 15 - All-Stars at the Brighton Dome

Jan 18, 19 - All-Stars at Kings Place in London, incl a performance of Anthracite Fields

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Apply for the 3-week musical utopia we call the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA.

Musical America names Julia Wolfe "Composer of the Year"! 

The All-Stars and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Julian Wachner, director, perform Julia Wolfe's Antracite Fields at Zankel Hall, Dec 1!


Music Future is a concert series started in 2014 by composer, conductor, and pianist Joe Hisaishi. Intended to introduce the latest in contemporary classical music, Music Future includes works from composers Arnold Schoenberg, John Adams, David Lang, Philip Glass, and Bryce Dessner performed by the Future Orchestra. In addition, Hisaishi presents a newly composed work each year. This year, David Lang will join Music Future at Carnegie Hall.