Events Archive - 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014 - Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Chatter Sunday
The Kosmos
1715 5th St. NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico   map
work being performed: frag
Ensembles:  Chatter Ensemble 
Soloists:  Molly Barth, flute 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Williamstown, Massachusetts
Williams College
The '62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Williamstown, Massachusetts
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  I/O Ensemble 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts
Boston University
Marsh Chapel
Boston, Massachusetts
works being performed: i live in pain, i lie, evening morning day
Ensembles:  Lorelei Ensemble 
Conductors:  Beth Willer 
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Singers' Resource
Marsh Chapel -- Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Ensembles:  Lorelei Ensemble 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Orlando, Florida
The Accidental Music Festival
The Space
1206 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida   map
work being performed: the anvil chorus

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sage Gateshead

Wednesdays from 15th January - 27th March

Project: Singing
Gateshead Old Town Hall, 7pm

Spring term for this a cappella ensemble will look at 20th century American music, focusing on David Lang’s ‘Little Match Girl Passion’ and culminating in a concert in Sage Gateshead’s HallTwo. 

 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Union Quay, Ireland
Cork Orchestral Society
CIT Cork School of Music
Union Quay, Ireland
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  Cork New Music Ensemble 

Friday, January 17, 2014 - Saturday, January 18, 2014

Chicago, Illinois
TBD
Chicago, Illinois
work being performed: the little match girl passion

performance details TBA

Ensembles:  North American New Opera 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Los Angeles, California
LA Dance Project
Residency Theatre at Ace Hotel
Los Angeles, California
works being performed: this was written by hand, memory pieces
Ensembles:  LA Dance Project 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New York, New York
Lincoln Center
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage
New York, New York
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Eighth Blackbird 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  University of Michigan 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Evanston, Illinois
Northwestern University: Bienen School of Music
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, Illinois   map
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Collage New Music
Edward Pickman Hall -- Longy School of Music
27 Gordon St., Cambridge, Massachusetts   map
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Collage New Music 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Storoni Festival -- Muziekgebouw
Kamermuziek | Kleine Zaal
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Ensembles:  Asko Schoenberg Ensemble 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - Sunday, February 2, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Kansas City, Missouri
UMKC
White Recital Hall
Kansas City, Missouri
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  So Percussion 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Haven, Connecticut
Yale School of Music
Morse Recital Hall
New Haven, Connecticut
work being performed: for love is strong
Ensembles:  Yale Baroque Ensemble 

Friday, February 7, 2014

St. Louis, Missouri
UMSL
Touhill Performing Arts Center
St. Louis, Missouri
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  So Percussion 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Boulder, Colorado
University of Colorado
Macky Auditorium
Boulder, Colorado
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  ars nova singers 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Columbia, Missouri
University of Missouri
Missouri Theatre
Columbia, Missouri
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  So Percussion 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

St. Paul, Minnesota
The Schubert Club
Courtroom 317, Landmark Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
works being performed: i lie, i live in pain
Ensembles:  Lorelei Ensemble 
Conductors:  Beth Willer 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
Swarthmore College
LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
work being performed: play/pause
Ensembles:  Susan Marshall & Co. 
Collaborators:  Susan Marshall, choreographer 
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm Concerthouse
Grünewaldsalen
Stockholm, Sweden
work being performed: my very empty mouth
Ensembles:  Norbotten NEO 
New Haven, Connecticut
Lyric Hall
New Haven, Connecticut
work being performed: i live in pain
Ensembles:  HOWL 
Rome, Italy
American Academy in Rome
Villa Aurelia
Rome, Italy
work being performed: wed

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rochester, New York
Eastman School of Music
Kodak Hall
Rochester, New York
Ensembles:  Eastman Wind Ensemble 
Conductors:  Mark Davis Scatterday 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon
Beall Concert Hall
160 Music Bldg., 961 East 18th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon   map
works being performed: frag, burn notice

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Berkeley, California
Trinity Chamber Concerts
Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana St., Berkeley, California   map
work being performed: sunray

Monday, February 24, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

San Diego, California
The San Diego Museum of Art
The San Diego Museum of Art
San Diego, California
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  Art of Elan 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Winchester, Virginia
Shenandoah University
Bright Box
Winchester, Virginia
work being performed: killer
Soloists:  Todd Reynolds 
New York, New York
Carnegie Hall's Vienna: City of Dreams festival
Alice Tully Theatre
1941 Broadway, New York, New York   map
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  AXIOM 
Conductors:  Jeffrey Milarsky 
Moscow, Russia
National Center for Contemporary Arts
Strasnoy Theater
Moscow, Russia
work being performed: these broken wings

Friday, February 28, 2014

Winchester, Virginia
Shenandoah University
Armstrong Concert Hall
Winchester, Virginia
work being performed: orpheus over and under
Ensembles:  EDGE Ensemble 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Waukesha, Washington
Carroll University
Waukesha, Washington
work being performed: i want to live
Ensembles:  Carroll University Choir 
Moscow, Russia
National Center for Contemporary Arts
Alexandrinsky Theatre
Moscow, Russia
work being performed: sweet air

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New York, New York
Miller Theater -- Pop-up Concert
Columbia University -- Miller Theater
New York, New York
works being performed: unchained melody, scraping song
Ensembles:  Ensemble Signal 
Soloists:  Doug Perkins 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Houston, Texas
Da Camera Society
Grand Foyer, Wortham Theater Center
Houston, Texas
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  Da Camera Young Artists 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dublin, Ireland
* Ireland premiere
National Concert Hall
Dublin, Ireland
work being performed: man made

Friday, March 7, 2014

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Grand Teton Winter Chamber Series
Jackson Hole Presbyterian Church
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  Da Camera Young Artists 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Houston, Texas
Da Camera
Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St, Houston, Texas   map
work being performed: the little match girl passion

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - Sunday, March 9, 2014

Seattle, Washington
Seattle Pro Musica
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Ave, Seattle, Washington   map
work being performed: the little match girl passion

The season of Lent has inspired composers to write some of their most beautiful and poignant works, plumbing the depths of human emotion. This concert presents a meditative collection of musical expressions of the Passion story, from the recently rediscovered Passion Week by Gretchaninov, to the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Little Match Girl Passion by David Lang - a modern-day allegorical take on Medieval mystery plays, in a format inspired by Bach.

Ensembles:  Seattle Pro Musica 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Dublin, Ireland
New Music Dublin
National Concert Hall :: Engineering Library
Dublin, Ireland
works being performed: memory pieces, this was written by hand
Soloists:  Andrew Zolinsky 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
University of Edinburgh
Reid Concert Hall
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Montpellier, France
OPÉRA BERLIOZ / LE CORUM
Esplanade Charles de Gaulle
Montpellier, France
works being performed: this was written by hand, memory pieces
Ensembles:  LA Dance Project 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Cowdray Hall
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  London Percussion 

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014 - Sunday, March 23, 2014

works being performed: thorn, lend/lease

Performances

Coffs Harbour Jetty Memorial Theatre, 2pm Sunday 16th March (workshop 10.30am)
Parramatta Raffertys @ Riverside Theatres, 7.30pm Tuesday 18th March
Brisbane Judith Wright Centre, 7:30pm Friday 21st March
Gosford Central Coast Con, 2:30pm Sunday 23rd March (workshop 12pm)

Tickets

$7 jettytheatre.com
$32/$27/$23 riversideparramatta.com.au
$20/$12 judithwrightcentre.com
$35/$30/$10 centralcoastconservatorium.com.au

Ensembles:  Ensemble Offspring 

Monday, March 17, 2014

New York, New York
Ecstatic Music Festival
Merkin Hall
New York, New York
work being performed: death speaks
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 
Soloists:  Shara Worden 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Rome, Italy
Musica per Roma Foundation :: Contemporanea Festival
Auditorium Parco Della Musica Sala Sinopoli
Rome, Italy
work being performed: the little match girl passion

Friday, March 21, 2014 - Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beijing, China
Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM)
Beijing, China
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Greenville, South Carolina
East Carolina State Univ
Greenville, South Carolina
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  East Carolina State Univ 
Cincinnati, Ohio
* World premiere
Cincinnati Symphony -- MusicNow
Music Hall
1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio   map
work being performed: mountain
Ensembles:  Cincinnati Symphony 
Conductors:  Louis Langrée 

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mexico City, Mexico
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Anfiteatro Simón Bolívar
Mexico City, Mexico
work being performed: orpheus over and under

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temple Performing Arts Center
Lew Klein Hall
1801 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   map
Conductors:  Emily Threinen 
New York, New York
Carnegie Hall
Weill Hall
New York, New York
work being performed: pierced
Ensembles:  Ensemble ACJW 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Rome, Italy
Fondazione Musica per Roma
Auditorium Parco Della Musica Studio 2, ore 21
Rome, Italy
work being performed: warmth
Soloists:  Luca Nostro 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tongyeong , South Korea
* South Korea premiere
Tongyeong International Music Festival
Tongyeong, South Korea
works being performed: cheating, lying, stealing, unused swan
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tongyeong , South Korea
Tongyeong International Music Festival
Tongyeong, South Korea
work being performed: sunray
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 
Cleveland, Ohio
Neosonicfest
Harkness Chapel || Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
work being performed: little eye
Ensembles:  Ensemble HD 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Adrian Boult Hall
Birmingham, United Kingdom
work being performed: the passing measures
Herts, United Kingdom
Haileybury School
Herts, United Kingdom
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  Synergy Vocals 
Evanston, Illinois
Northwestern University: Bienen School of Music
Regenstein Recital Hall
Evanston, Illinois
work being performed: the anvil chorus

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New York, New York
* United States premiere
Opera America's
National Opera Center
New York, New York
work being performed: ark luggage
Seoul, South Korea
Kumho Art Hall
Seoul, South Korea
work being performed: sunray
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Los Angeles, California
Minimalist Jukebox Festival
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California   map
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  LA Master Chorale 
Conductors:  Grant Gershon 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Porto, Portugal
Casa da Musica
Room 2
Porto, Portugal
work being performed: the anvil chorus
Soloists:  ANDRÉ DIAS 
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella
Disney Hall
Los Angeles, California
work being performed: death speaks
Ensembles:  Los Angeles Philharmonic 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 2014

Syracuse, New York
The Connective Corridor
UVP Everson, Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
work being performed: table of contents
Ensembles:  Pendulum Percussion Duo 
Collaborators:  Anne Hamilton, artist 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New York, New York
Manhattan School of Music
Greenfield Hall
New York, New York
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  MSM Percussion Ensemble 

Friday, April 11, 2014 - Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ireland
* World premiere
University Church, Dublin (4/11); St. Thomas Parish Church, Belfast (4/12)
Ireland
work being performed: when we were children
College Park, Maryland
University of Maryland
Kogod Theatre
3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, Maryland   map
work being performed: how to pray, for chamber ensemble

Friday, April 11, 2014

Washington, District Of Columbia
Boosey and Hawkes
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Lang Theater
Washington, District Of Columbia
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vancouver, Canada
Chor Leoni Men's Choir
Chan Centre For The Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, Canada   map
Ensembles:  Chor Leoni Men's Choir 
Regensburg, Germany
Cantemus Neo
Dominikanerkirche
Regensburg, Germany
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  Cantemus Neo 

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Monday, April 21, 2014

Australia
Song Company
Australia
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Sun 13 April, 5.00pm
Wollongong
Wollongong ART Gallery
 
Wed & Thurs 15 & 16 April, 7.30pm
Sydney
St Mary’s Crypt
 
Thurs 17 April, 7.00pm
Newcastle
Tantrum Theatre
 
Tues 22 April, 6.00pm
Melbourne
Melbourne Recital Centre
 
Mon 21 April, 6.00pm
Blue Mountains/Western Sydney
St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta
Ensembles:  Song Comany   Theatre Cryptic 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Seoul, South Korea
Korea Music Service
Seoul, South Korea
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Leiden, Netherlands
Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden
Aalmarkt Hall
Leiden, Netherlands
work being performed: sweet air
Ensembles:  LUNA PARK 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Chelyabinsk, Russia
Philharmonics Organ Hall
Chelyabinsk, Russia
work being performed: sweet air
Ensembles:  reMusik 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Santa Clara, California
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara Mission Church
Santa Clara, California
work being performed: how to pray, for orchestra
Conductors:  John Kennedy 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Los Angeles, California
Boston Court
Los Angeles, California
work being performed: child
Ensembles:  What's Next? 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Davis, California
UC Davis
Mondavi Center
Davis, California
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Empyrean Ensemble 
Davis, California
UC Davis
Mondavi Center
Davis, California
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Empyrean Ensemble 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New York, New York
* World premiere
Carnegie Hall
Zankel Hall
881 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York   map
work being performed: mystery sonatas
Soloists:  Augustin Hadelich 

Friday, May 2, 2014

New York, New York
Carnegie Hall
Zankel Hall
New York, New York
work being performed: vent

Saturday, May 3, 2014

New York, New York
Kettlecorn New Music
New York, New York
work being performed: wed
St. Paul, Minnesota
Studio Z
St. Paul, Minnesota
work being performed: revolutionary etudes
Ensembles:  ANCIA Saxophone Quartet 

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Monday, May 5, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Weisman Art Museum
Minneapolis, Minnesota
work being performed: revolutionary etudes
Ensembles:  ANCIA Saxophone Quartet 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Chicago, Illinois
Frequency Series
Constellation
3111 N. Western, Chicago, Illinois   map
work being performed: unchained melody
Soloists:  Doug Perkins 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

San Francisco, California
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, California   map
work being performed: the anvil chorus
Soloists:  Divesh Karamchandani 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Penarth, United Kingdom
* United Kingdom premiere
Vale of Glamorgan Festival of Music
All Saints Church
Penarth, United Kingdom
work being performed: when we were children
Conductors:  Paul Hillier 
Evanston, Illinois
Northwestern University: Bienen School of Music
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Evanston, Illinois
work being performed: the anvil chorus
London, United Kingdom
Acoustic Figures
Hackney Attic
London, United Kingdom
work being performed: press release
New York, New York
Intrepid Museum of Sea, Air and Space
New York, New York
work being performed: battle hymns
Ensembles:  The Collegiate Chorale 
Conductors:  James Bagwell, conductor 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hamilton, New Jersey
The Grounds for Sculpture
Hamilton, New Jersey
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  So Percussion 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Long Island City, New York
Queens New Music Festival
The Secret Theatre Main Stage
Long Island City, New York
work being performed: vent
Ensembles:  Duo RoMi 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New York, New York
* NYC premiere
Carnegie Hall
Weill Hall
881 Seventh Ave., New York, New York   map
work being performed: child
Ensembles:  Mimesis 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 2014

Paris
Festival of Dance
Bercy Village
Paris
work being performed: warmth
Collaborators:  Juho Marsalo, choreographer 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Chicago, Illinois
Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
DePaul Art Museum
Chicago, Illinois
work being performed: warmth
Soloists:  Luca Nostro, guitar 

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wollongong, Australia
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia
work being performed: i lie
Ensembles:  University of Wollongong 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa Camerata
108 Contemporary
108 E M Brady St, Tulsa, Oklahoma   map
work being performed: the anvil chorus

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Greenville, South Carolina
Nief Norf @ Furman University
Daniel Recital Hall
Greenville, South Carolina
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  Nief Norf 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - Friday, June 6, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

Rome, Italy
Fondazione Musica per Roma
Auditorium Parco Della Musica Studio 2, ore 21
Rome, Italy
Ensembles:  Blow Up percussion 
Soloists:  Flavio Tansi 
Rome, Italy
Fondazione Musica per Roma
Auditorium Parco Della Musica Studio 2, ore 21
Rome, Italy

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Berkeley, California
Trinity Chamber Concerts
Trinity Chapel
Berkeley, California
work being performed: breathless
Ensembles:  Splinter Reeds 

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - Sunday, June 8, 2014

Birmingham, United Kingdom
* World premiere
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Millennium Point
Birmingham, United Kingdom
work being performed: crowd out

Influences for Lang’s Crowd Out encompass a wide range of public singing and vocalising, including the excitement created by football chanting – a common theme being the sense of community created through ‘performance’. The result is an entirely new kind of piece and a serious musical work that anyone can perform! A BCMG Sound Investment, Spitalfields Music and Berlin Philharmonic co-commission,

Crowd Out will be performed in Birmingham, Berlin and London in June 2014 under the baton of internationally renowned choral conductor Simon Halsey – with each organisation building its own ‘home-grown’ community to rehearse and perform the piece. Crowd Out has been written so that anyone can take part, including those with no musical background or training, and for the world premiere performances at Millennium Point BCMG will be recruiting 1000 voices from across Birmingham from early November 2013.

For more information on how to get involved sign up to receive mailings and emails from BCMG and follow the Group on Facebook and Twitter.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Los Angeles, California
* World premiere
Walt Disney Hall
111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California   map
work being performed: the national anthems
Ensembles:  LA Master Chorale 
Conductors:  Grant Gershon 

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Sunday, June 15, 2014

Berlin, Germany
* Germany premiere
Berline Philharmoniker
Kulturforum
Berlin, Germany
work being performed: crowd out

The institutions at the Berlin Kulturforum developed the idea to jointly celebrate a big party for two days to which all Berliners and guests from outside the city are cordially invited. It will be happening on this June weekend: the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation and the Foundation of Prussian Cultural Heritage are staging their first joint summer fest. On both days the most varied places in the Kulturforum will be played in manifold ways, and the audience will be inspired to join in: dance, theatre and music, fashion, architecture, photography and film, as well as graphic design and painting, can be experienced in exhibitions, concerts, performances, workshops and tours. The Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle will, together with the Rundfunkchor Berlin and Berlin children and young people, perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, one of the most successful music theatre compositions of the 20th century, on the large open space of the Forum. Furthermore, the organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter will explore the various worlds of sound of “his” instrument, on the Karl Schuke organ in the great concert hall of the Philharmonie, at St. Matthäikirche, in the Museum of Musical Instruments and at an open air concert. One of the many high points is provided by the German premiere of the new choral work Crowd Out! contributed to the event by New York composer and Pulitzer prize winner David Lang. The work is presented by the Education department of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the scope of their project “Berlin sings!”: a work for which 1,000 performers – musicians and laymen – will transform the entire Kulturforum into a soundscape. “The idea for the piece,” Lang says, “came to me about 20 years ago: I was in London, had some time and went to an Arsenal game. It was very loud – everybody sang together and I felt part of a community. Some had nice voices, others didn’t, some were singing separately, others in groups. At that moment, all of these people, singing or yelling, formed a community. I loved it …”

Monday, June 16, 2014

New York, New York
Miller Theatre
New York, New York
work being performed: pierced

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cologne, Germany
Collegium Musicum of the University of Cologne
Trinity Church
Cologne, Germany
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  Cologne vocal soloists 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pocantico, New York
Pocantico Center
Pocantico, New York
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  So Percussion 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Present Music
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
work being performed: Shelter
Ensembles:  Present Music 

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Sunday, June 22, 2014

Haarlem, Netherlands
Adelbertuskerk
Haarlem, Netherlands
work being performed: again (after ecclesiastes)

June 21 concert is at:

Waalse Kerk
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 159
AMSTERDAM

Ensembles:  Kamerkoor Vocoza 
London, United Kingdom
Spitalfields Music Festival
Arnold Circus, Boundary Estate in Tower Hamlets
London, United Kingdom
work being performed: crowd out

1000 East Londoners to star in CROWD OUT by Pulitzer Music Prize-winning American composer David Lang. The Tower Hamlets and City of London Music Hub, in partnership with Spitalfields Music, has been awarded a prestigious grant from Arts Council England to bring CROWD OUT, a major international community vocal event to the borough in June 2014 – one of the largest vocal projects ever staged in East London.

Spitalfields Music and lead partner for the Hub Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES) have joined forces to secure a grant to stage the only London performances of CROWD OUT in Tower Hamlets’ Boundary Estate, Arnold Circus on 21 and 22 June 2014 (part of a series of high-profile international performances also taking place in Birmingham and Berlin).

Spitalfields Music will be launching a hunt for local people of all ages and abilities to form a 1000 strong, all-singing, all-shouting super group in late 2013. CROWD OUT will also involve collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra’s LSO Discovery programme and their Choral Director, Simon Halsey. No singing or musical experience is required, just a desire to be part of a truly extraordinary international event and to make your voice heard.

Abigail Pogson, Chief Executive of Spitalfields Music comments: “The grant from Arts Council England is a major endorsement of the partnership between Spitalfields Music and Tower Hamlets, particularly THAMES. More than that, it’s a vote of confidence for one of London’s most creative and dynamic boroughs. CROWD OUT will be a fantastic event both for participants and for audiences and we’re looking forward to giving 1000+ East Londoners something special to shout about in 2014.”

Karen Brock, Head of Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service comments: “Over the next three years THAMES is determined to get every child in Tower Hamlets singing, as part of the fulfilment of the National Music Plan. This project gives us real momentum, bringing both parents and children together with the phenomenal partnership of some of our world class music partners in Tower Hamlets.”

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman said: “Arts and Music education is a big priority in Tower Hamlets and our award winning THAMES service provides hundreds of children with high quality music education. We are excited to host such a great event in Tower Hamlets and look forward to seeing our talented children and young people take part.”

‘Earlybirds’ wishing to be first on the list to take part in CROWD OUT can email crowdout [at] spitalfieldsmusic [dot] org [dot] uk

CROWD OUT is a new work by the American composer David Lang commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Spitalfields Music and the Berlin Philharmonic for 1,000 ‘whispering, singing, chanting’ participants, drawn from a wide community.

The world premiere performance, produced by BCMG, will take place in Birmingham over the weekend of 7-8 June 2014 followed by performances in London (21 & 22 June 2014) produced by Spitalfields Music with partners THAMES and LSO Discovery, and in Berlin by the Berlin Philharmonic (14 & 15 June 2014).

Crowd Out is commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with financial Assistance from Arts Council West Midlands and individuals through BCMG’s Sound Investment scheme; Spitalfields Music, with major funding support from Arts Council England and financial assistance from its New Music Commission Fund, and Berlin Philharmonic.

The London premiere of Crowd Out will be a free public performance taking place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June 2014 at Arnold Circus, Boundary Estate in Tower Hamlets. Crowd Out is the closing performance of Spitalfields Music Summer Festival 2014, and a gala event of the Spitalfields Music Learning & Participation Programme’s 25th Anniversary.

Ensembles:  Spitalfields 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New York, New York
Bang on a Can
Winter Garden
New York, New York
work being performed: love fail
Ensembles:  Anonymous 4 

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - Sunday, June 29, 2014

Long Beach, California
Long Beach Opera
Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California   map
Ensembles:  Long Beach Opera 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - Saturday, June 28, 2014

St. Louis, Missouri
Gesher Music Festival
various
St. Louis, Missouri
work being performed: child
Soloists:  Matt Haimovitz, cello 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

New York, New York
ICI
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
New York, New York
work being performed: warmth
Soloists:  Luca Nostro, guitar 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Rome, Italy
Fondazione Musica per Roma
Auditorium Parco Della Musica Studio 2, ore 21
Rome, Italy
work being performed: cage
Soloists:  Tonino Battista