Source: Bang on a Can.
On August 16, Bang on a Can returns with 6 hours of nonconformist, noncommercial, boundary-smashing music. We kick off at 3pm with the singular and extraordinary Wu Man, one of the world’s foremost Pipa players and close off with György Ligeti’s diabolical etude The Devil’s Staircase, performed by piano superstar Jeremy Denk. Don’t miss a rare solo performance by jazz legend Oliver Lake, 11 world premieres commissioned especially for the day, and a baker’s dozen more New Music Superheroes.
This is a free concert! But please consider purchasing a ticket just the same. Doing so will help us to do more performances, pay more players, commission more composers, and share more music worldwide.
We continue to support the work to eradicate racism and to create equal justice for all. Bang on a Can is donating 10% of all tickets purchased to the Equal Justice Initiative in support of their “commitment to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting the basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.”
PROGRAM (SCHEDULE TBA)
GYÖRGY LIGETI’S The Devil’s Staircase performed by JEREMY DENK
ANNEA LOCKWOOD’S RCSC performed by SARAH CAHILL
ANNIKA SOCOLOFSKY New Work (world premiere) performed by ARLEN HLUSKO
BRAD LUBMAN New Work (world premiere) performed by LAUREN RADNOFSKY
DOBRINKA TABAKOVA New Work (world premiere) performed by VICKY CHOW
FJÓLA EVANS New Work (world premiere) performed by KENDALL WILLIAMS
JACOB COOPER’S Expiation performed by JODIE LANDAU
JEFFREY BROOKS New Work performed by MARK STEWART
MARCOS BALTER …and also a fountain performed by REBEKAH HELLER
MISSY MAZZOLI Vespers for Violin performed by OLIVIA DE PRATO
NICK DUNSTON New Work (world premiere) performed by ROBERT BLACK
NICOLE MITCHELL New Work (world premiere) performed by KEN THOMSON
PAOLA PRESTINI From the Bones to the Fossils performed by JEFFREY ZEIGLER
PHIL KLINE performed by THEO BLECKMANN w/TODD REYNOLDS & DAN TEPFER
RAJNA SWAMINATHAN New Work (world premiere) performed by herself
SAMSON YOUNG New Work (world premiere) performed by DAVID COSSIN
SCOTT WOLLSCHLEGER’S Tiny Oblivion performed by KARL LARSON
SHARA NOVA New Work (world premiere)
TEDDY ABRAMS New Work (world premiere)