Bang on a Can Presents: Armando Bayolo: Memorias Vagabundas
November 3, 2022 – 8PM ET
A World Premiere Commission of 11 Pianists Organized by Vicky Chow (Bang on a Can All-Stars)
On November 3, Bang on a Can brings you a world premiere video suite from All-Star Vicky Chow and Armando Bayolo, exploring Bayolo’s biography, evoking ancestral Spain, parental Cuba, native Puerto Rico and his life in the United States.
Featuring performances by:
Vicky Chow, Geoffrey Burleson, Mikael Darmanie, Erika Dohi, Timothy Hoft, Blair McMillen, Megumi Masaki, Michael Mizrahi, Winston Choi, Vicki Ray, Ju-Ping Song
From Bang on a Can All-Star pianist Vicky Chow:
“This special project came about during the pandemic, when artists were struggling to connect and be “together” in the way we know how: by making music. Armando and I asked our friends and colleagues to be a part of this commissioning project. Everyone that is involved is connected to one another; it feels deeply personal for us as performers, that we banded together to move forward from a very strange place of isolation and anxiety for the future.
Thank you Armando, for this piece, and for giving us something beautiful on which we could collaborate – and be together. To all these wonderful musicians, my friends, salut!”