Brooklyn Academy of Music 2014 Next Wave Festival

Kronos Quartet
Cover of Kronos Quartet

From the Brooklyn Academy of Music:

The Philip Glass Ensemble & Steve Reich and Musicians
Sep 9—Sep 11, 2014
For the first time in over 30 years, Glass and Reich reunite on stage, joining their respective ensembles, along with Nico Muhly, Timo Andres, Synergy Vocals, and others, for a three-program retrospective.

Alarm Will Sound
Sep 12—Sep 13, 2014
Alarm Will Sound performs two distinctive programs, featuring music by Steve Reich and others.

Kronos Quartet, Merchant, Giddens, Amidon, and Chaney
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Delving into the American and international folk songbook, Kronos Quartet teams up with four of the most celebrated roots artists in the Nonesuch family to create entirely new arrangements of classic folk songs.

Sep 23—Sep 27, 2014
Iconic storyteller and musician Laurie Anderson and groundbreaking ensemble Kronos Quartet unite for the first time ever in this evocative meditation on transience inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy.

On Behalf of Nature
Dec 3—Dec 7, 2014
Celebrating 50 years of pioneering creative work, Meredith Monk returns to BAM with her nimble vocal ensemble to present this mesmerizing hymn to compassion inspired by the Buddhist conception of oneness.

The Etudes
Dec 5—Dec 6, 2014
Philip Glass is joined by nine other pianists—including Nico Muhly, Timo Andres, Jenny Lin, and Aaron Diehl—to perform the composer’s complete piano etudes, a shining embodiment of his evolving style.

VIJAY IYER: Music of Transformation
Dec 18—Dec 20, 2014
The prodigiously talented pianist performs his recent suite Mutations I-X for piano, string quartet, and electronics; his score to the film Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi; and the world premiere of a BAM commission.