Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

* World premiere
NYPhil Biennial
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, New York
work being performed: low resolution
Soloists:  Jennifer Koh 
Bergen International Festival
Bergen, Norway
work being performed: last spring
Ensembles:  Edvard Grieg Kor 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Perez Art Museum
Miami, Florida
work being performed: the little match girl passion

IlluminArts is thrilled to present David Lang's 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning piece, the little match girl passion, in a fully staged performance inspired by the highly anticipated exhibit of Colombian sculptor, Doris Salcedo at PAMM.  Renowned director R.B. Schlather will direct the performance.  The New York Times has described Schlather as "having a gift at drawing out vivid performances," and Opera News declared, "Schlather created an intense, accessible, immersive experience that illuminated the emotional heart of [the] work....the entire theatrical experience, taken as a whole, was revelatory."  Join us as he shapes this unforgettable story of hope in the midst of suffering.  

Ensembles:  IlluminArts 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Teatro Elfo Puccini
Milan, Italy
work being performed: killer
Ensembles:  Sentieri Selvaggi 
Teatro Elfo Puccini
Milan, Italy
work being performed: death speaks
Ensembles:  Sentieri Selvaggi 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - Monday, June 20, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - Sunday, June 19, 2016

* World premiere
LA Opera
Los Angeles, California
work being performed: anatomy theater

Based on actual 18th-century texts, Anatomy Theater follows the astonishing progression of an English murderess: from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers. Through the miracle of opera, she sings through it all.

Anatomy Theater conjures a time when “specialists” traveled from town to town in pre-modern Europe, conducting public dissections of the corpses of executed criminals, seeking evidence of moral corruption in the interior of the human body. Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang and world-renowned visual artist Mark Dion, Anatomy Theater is a joyous, tuneful and grisly theatrical event.

Ensembles:  LA Opera 
Collaborators:  Beth Morrison Projects   Mark Dion 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Norfolk Chamber Music Fesitval
Music Shed
New Haven, Connecticut
work being performed: unchained melody

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Benaroya Hall
Seattle, Washington
work being performed: simple song #3
Ensembles:  Seattle Symphony 
* World premiere
East Neuk Festival
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
work being performed: memorial ground

The title, ‘Memorial Ground’ has a double meaning. It refers to the battlefield itself, but a ‘ground’ in music is also a chord sequence that repeats over and over, on top of which you can add extra lines. Think of the ending of Hey Jude or Pachelbel’s Canon – they are both grounds.

David Lang’s ground will be a few minutes long and will repeat as needed, the way that hymns repeat. This will serve as a ‘bed’ for solos that will be sung or spoken over it. These solos are one place where every choir can bring their own choices to bear: David will provide melodies without words so each choir can choose and set words that reflect their own thoughts on the battle centenary. This could be a poem, a prayer, a roll call of the fallen from the local War Memorial; other texts such as letters, diaries or personal accounts.

The music is being written to be as accessible as possible to a wide ability range of singers, and performable by many different types of groups (e.g. all women or all men).

Friday, July 8, 2016

* World premiere
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
work being performed: make peace
Ensembles:  The Crossing 
Conductors:  Donald Nally 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Stimmen Festival
Stadtkirche Lörrach
Lörrach, Germany
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  Ensemble Corund 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Mostly Mozart Festival
Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center, New York, New York   map
work being performed: public domain
Conductors:  Simon Halsey 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Sunday, September 11, 2016

* World premiere
Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Brooklyn, New York
work being performed: the loser

Friday, November 18, 2016

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
work being performed: death speaks
Ensembles:  New Music New Mexico 
Soloists:  Lauren Breden 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Prototype Festival
New York, New York
work being performed: anatomy theater
Ensembles:  Prototype Festival 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

De Doelen
Jurriaanse Zaal
Rotterdam, Netherlands
works being performed: death speaks, cello

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Grote Zaal
Amsterdam, Netherlands
works being performed: death speaks, cello
Ensembles:  DoelenEnsemble 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017 - Saturday, August 5, 2017

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