Bang on a Can All-Stars in NY Reviewed

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A recent BOAC performance gets reviewed.

Le Poisson Rouge, the West Village club that opened in the summer, has fast become one of the city’s main alternative spaces for classical music events, with many presented by the Wordless Music series, an inventive venture that programs rock, classical and indie music together.
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Terry Riley, left, and Evan Ziporyn of Bang on a Can All-Stars, at Le Poisson Rouge.

On Saturday a well-attended concert there by the Bang on a Can All-Stars — the genre-blurring group that meshes elements of jazz, rock, classical and world music — fell into the classical camp. But were it not for the music on the musicians’ stands, you might at times have assumed it was an impromptu jam session by the sextet of clarinet, cello, keyboards, electric guitar, bass and percussion.

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