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New Voices, New Music

So Percussion

Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Bang on a Can All-Stars

American Composers Orchestra

Ensemble ACJW

collected stories: hero

collected stories: spirit

collected stories: love/loss

collected stories: travel

collected stories: (post)folk

collected stories: memoir

New Voices, New Music

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Eastman BroadBand
gnarwhallaby
Hotel Elefant
Mivos Quartet

Program

DANIEL GOODE Stamping in the Dark
NICHOLAS DEYOE Lullaby 4 (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
PAULINE OLIVEROS 13 Changes
ROBERT HONSTEIN Arctic (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
CARLOS ITURRALDE Fata Morgana (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
BRUNO MADERNA Serenata per un satellite
MARY KOUYOUMDJIAN This Should Feel Like Home (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)


Featuring world premieres by young composers and performers coached by David Lang and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

So Percussion

American Patterns

Zankel Hall
Saturday, November 23, 2013 | 9 PM

Performers

So Percussion
·· Eric Beach
·· Josh Quillen
·· Adam Sliwinski
·· Jason Treuting
Bryce Dessner, Guitar
Matmos
·· Drew Daniel, Electronics
·· M.C. Schmidt, Electronics

Program

BRYCE DESSNER Music for Wood and Strings (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
MATMOS so-called remix (World Premiere)
SO PERCUSSION/MATMOS Carnegie Double Music (World Premiere)
DAVID LANG the so-called laws of nature
Of their last appearance at Carnegie Hall, The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross proclaimed that it was "one of the more entertaining and fulfilling evenings I've had in recent years ... I would have happily seen it five more times." For more than a decade, So Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble as a flexible, omnivorous entity, pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture. The group brings its adventurous spirit and “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor, and bedlam” (The New Yorker) to a program that includes a major work they commissioned from David Lang, as well as the world premiere of a new work by composer-guitarist Bryce Dessner.

This concert is part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall and My Time, My Music.

Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Bang on a Can All-Stars

Zankel Hall
Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 1 PM

Performers

Bang on a Can All-Stars
·· Ashley Bathgate, Cello
·· Robert Black, Bass
·· Vicky Chow, Piano
·· David Cossin, Percussion
·· Mark Stewart, Electric Guitar
·· Ken Thomson, Clarinets
·· David Lang, Host


Program

TAN DUN Concerto for Six
DAVID LANG Cheating, Lying, Stealing
DON BYRON "Tilted Room" from Ernie Kovac's film Eugene
Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world, and experimental music, New York's amplified ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars is recognized worldwide for its ultra-dynamic live performances of today's most innovative music.

American Composers Orchestra

Orchestra Underground: Lines on a Point

Zankel Hall
Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

American Composers Orchestra
George Manahan, Music Director and Conductor
The Crossing
Donald Nally, Conductor
Margaret Kampmeier, Piano
Stephen Gosling, Piano
Mark DeChiazza, Filmmaker
Mark Andrews, Cinematographer

Program

TED HEARNE Ripple (NY Premiere)
LISA RENÉE COONS Vera's Ghosts (World Premiere)
DAVID LANG statement to the court (NY Premiere)
AMY BETH KIRSTEN strange pilgrims (film by Mark DeChiazza) (World Premiere)
STEVE REICH Eight Lines
American Composers Orchestra concerts “are always fascinating, … frequently exhilarating forays into recent music—or music that was written decades ago but is still fresh" (Newsday). The inventive ensemble pairs Steve Reich’s influential work Eight Lines with David Lang’s statement to the court—based on Eugene Deb’s court statement after his landmark conviction in his fight for free speech—as well as world premieres from Lisa Renée Coons and Amy Beth Kirsten.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Steve Reich's Eight Lines

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London Steve Reich Ensemble
cpo

Ensemble ACJW

The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education

Weill Recital Hall
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ensemble ACJW
·· Catherine Gregory, Flute
·· Liam Burke, Clarinet
·· Nanci Belmont, Bassoon
·· Caleb Hudson, Trumpet
·· Alexandria Le, Piano
·· Tyler Wottrich, Piano
·· Ian Sullivan, Percussion
·· Clara Lyon, Violin
·· Grace Park, Violin
·· Michelle Ross, Violin
·· Megan Griffin, Viola
·· John Stulz, Viola
·· Hannah Collins, Cello
·· Alice Yoo, Cello
·· Doug Balliett, Bass
·· Tony Flynt, Bass
Case Scaglione, Conductor

Program

IVES The Unanswered Question
JOHN ADAMS Shaker Loops
DAVID LANG pierced
COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite for Thirteen Instruments
Ensemble ACJW gets patriotic with this program of works by 20th- and 21st-century masters of American music. The young musicians perform Copland’s iconic and affecting love letter to rural America on a program that also includes David Lang’s mordant and rhythmically restless pierced, an examination of the penetration of one sound world into another to decode their true meaning.

This concert is part of Salon Encores. The contemporary works on this program are part of My Time, My Music.

collected stories: hero

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

Benjamin Bagby, Storyteller and Medieval Harp
Harry Partch Institute Ensemble

Program

BENJAMIN BAGBY Scenes from Beowulf
PARTCH The Wayward
·· "
Barstow"
·· "
San Francisco"
·· "
The Letter"
·· "
U.S. Highball"
This inventive program, curated by composer-in-residence David Lang, examines the use of music to prop up a heroic character or underscore an anti-hero. Vocalist, harpist, and scholar Benjamin Bagby performs scenes from his dramatic interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, followed by the Harry Partch Institute Ensemble's performance of The Wayward, Partch’s collection of musical compositions based on the spoken and written words of hobos riding trains, hitchhiking, and searching for nourishment during the Great Depression in the Western United States.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

collected stories: spirit

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

Huun-Huur-Tu
Julian Wachner, Conductor
Nicholas Phan, Tenor
Dashon Burton, Baritone
Renée Anne Louprette, Organ
ToniMarie Marchioni, Oboe
Shelley Monroe Huang, Bassoon
Emily Popham Gillins, Violin
Saeunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Cello
TENET
Jolle Greenleaf, Artistic Director

Program

Tuvan Throat SingingARVO PÄRT Passio
From the rugged terrain of Siberia to the grand cathedrals of Europe, this program examines how different cultures approach a sacred subject. The otherworldly throat singing group Huun-Huur-Tu creates overtones, hymns, and chants that defy conceived limitations of the human voice, while offering audiences a glimpse into the remote region. Their astonishing exploration of spiritualism is juxtaposed with Arvo Pärt’s meditative and mystic Passio, a contemporary setting of the gospel according to St. John.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Arvo Pärt's Passio

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The Hilliard Ensemble
ECM

collected stories: love/loss

Zankel Hall
Thursday, April 24, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

The Uncluded
·· Aesop Rock
·· Kimya Dawson
·· with James Lynch
Ensemble Signal
Brad Lubman, Conductor
Iarla Ó Lionáird, Voice
Sam Amidon, Banjo and Voice
Nadia Sirota, Viola
Nico Muhly, Electronics and Piano

Program

Program to include:TRADITIONAL "Cruel Sister"
JULIA WOLFE Cruel Sister
NICO MUHLY The Only Tune
Hailed as “one of the most vital groups of its kind” (The New York Times), the “new-music dream team” (Time Out New York) Signal explores the duality of love and lost love in narrative music making in a concert that also features The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson), Nico Muhly, Sam Amidon, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and Nadia Sirota. Curated by David Lang—this season's holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair—as part of his collected stories series, the program includes works by Julia Wolfe and Nico Muhly that musically examine the emotional impact and intensity of intoxicating love, envy, betrayal, and devastating loss.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Julia Wolfe's Cruel Sister (Part II)

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Ensemble Resonanz | Bradley Lubman, Conductor
Cantaloupe

collected stories: travel

Zankel Hall
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

Louis Lortie, Piano

Program

LISZT Années de pèlerinage (complete)

Encore:LISZT "Isoldes Liebestod" from Tristan und Isolde (Wagner)
This musical diary is a travelogue of Liszt’s years of pilgrimage, summing up memories and visions inspired by his physical and psychic journey. It’s a work filled with some of the most stunning pieces in the Romantic piano repertoire, including Vallée d'Obermann, the “Dante” Sonata, Les jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este, and more. A complete performance of Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage is a rare event and demands extreme ranges of virtuosic fireworks and emotional commitment from the pianist. The dynamic Louis Lortie brings “brilliance and authority” (The New York Times) to this spellbinding masterwork.

Listen

Liszt's Années de pèlerinage (Troisième année, "Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este")

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Louis Lortie, Piano
Chandos

collected stories: (post)folk

Zankel Hall
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and Conductor
Iarla Ó Lionáird, Voice
Jennifer Zetlan, Soprano
Kaki King, Guitar

Program

KAKI KING Other Education (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
DONNACHA DENNEHY Grá agus Bás
KATE MOORE The Art of Levitation (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
RICHARD AYRES No. 42 In the Alps (US Premiere)
Hailed as “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene” (The New York Times), Alarm Will Sound and its fearless Artistic Director Alan Pierson uncover how composers utilize musical language to underscore factual and fictional history. The group performs Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás, which weaves traditional Irish music into contemporary forms to address the ebb of ancient morphing into the present. The program also includes the US premiere of Richard Ayres No. 42 In the Alps, incorporating yodeling and other folk idioms to articulate the tale of a young plane crash survivor, portrayed by the haunting Jennifer Zetlan, as well as the world premieres of commissions by Australian composer Kate Moore and avant-garde virtuoso guitarist Kaki King.

Please note that soprano Kiera Duffy has withdrawn from this performance due to illness. Jennifer Zetlan has graciously agreed to perform in her place.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

Listen

Donnacha Dennehy's Grá agus Bás

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Crash Ensemble | Alan Pierson, Conductor | Iarla Ó Lionáird, Voice
Nonesuch

collected stories: memoir

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 6 PM

Performers

Paul Lazar, Actor
Steven Schick, Percussion
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
David Lang, Director
Eric Southern, Lighting Designer

Program

CAGE Indeterminacy
CAGE 27'10.554" for a Percussionist
CAGE Fontana Mix
DAVID LANG mystery sonatas (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Holder of this season's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair, David Lang serves as director in this culmination of his collected stories series. The program pairs the world premiere of Lang’s mystery sonatas with John Cage’s massive percussion piece that explores the relationship between sound and silence, as well as Cage's Indeterminacy, a performance art piece where stories are recited from 90 randomly selected cue cards, each being read over the course of exactly one minute regardless of length.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.