Performance Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Three Generations: David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon

Zankel Hall
A group of composers associated with the revolutionary Bang on a Can collective are featured in this event that is part of the Steve Reich–curated Three Generations exploration of the changing direction of concert music. Impossible to pigeonhole, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon eschew the familiar “isms” of the day by creating music that is deeply moving and always surprising.


  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
    ·· Ashley Bathgate, Cello
    ·· Robert Black, Bass Guitar
    ·· Vicky Chow, Piano
    ·· David Cossin, Percussion
    ·· Mark Stewart, Electric Guitar
    ·· Ken Thomson, Saxophones
  • Todd Reynolds, Violin
  • Kelli Kathman, Flute
  • Peter Hess, Saxophones
  • David Friend, Keyboard
  • Michael Gordon, Keyboard
  • Nathan Koci, Accordion
  • JACK Quartet
  • Additional artists to be announced


  • DAVID LANG cheating, lying, stealing
  • JULIA WOLFE Early that summer
  • MICHAEL GORDON Yo Shakespeare
  • Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon
Public support for Three Generations is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Part of Three Generations, curated by Steve Reich.
Steve Reich is the holder of the 2016–2017 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall.
This performance is part of Zankel Sampler II.