Events Archive - 2016

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - Sunday, January 24, 2016

Prague, Czech Republic
* Czech Republic premiere
Czech National Theatre
Prague, Czech Republic
work being performed: Lost Objects

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016 - Sunday, January 10, 2016

Lewiston, Maine
Figures of Speech Theatre
Schaeffer Theatre -- Bates College
Lewiston, Maine
work being performed: the little match girl passion

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Boston, Massachusetts
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, Massachusetts
work being performed: love fail
Ensembles:  Lorelei Ensemble 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Eindhoven, Netherlands
Muziekgebouw
Eindhoven, Netherlands
work being performed: touch not the cat

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - Monday, January 25, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bellingham, Washington
Make.Shift Artspace
Bellingham, Washington
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing

Friday, January 29, 2016

Wingate, North Carolina
The Batte Center
McGee Theatre
Wingate, North Carolina
work being performed: manifesto
Ensembles:  Cantus 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Spinedale, North Carolina
The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center
Spinedale, North Carolina
work being performed: manifesto
Ensembles:  Cantus 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Durham, North Carolina
Duke Performances
BALDWIN AUDITORIUM
Durham, North Carolina
work being performed: manifesto
Ensembles:  Cantus 

Monday, February 1, 2016

New York, New York
* World premiere
* NYC premiere
Symphony Space
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
New York, New York
work being performed: just (after song of songs)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
work being performed: again (after ecclesiastes)
Ensembles:  Meesters&Gezellen 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Maastricht, Netherlands
Sint-Jansker
Maastricht, Netherlands
work being performed: again (after ecclesiastes)
Ensembles:  Meesters&Gezellan 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Laurenskerk
Rotterdam, Netherlands
work being performed: again (after ecclesiastes)
Ensembles:  Meesters&Gezellan 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dalfsen, Netherlands
Grote Kerk
Dalfsen, Netherlands
work being performed: again (after ecclesiastes)
Ensembles:  Meesters&Gezellan 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Groningen, Netherlands
Der Aa-Kerk
Groningen, Netherlands
work being performed: again (after ecclesiastes)
Ensembles:  Meesters&Gezellan 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Orgelpark
Amsterdam, Netherlands
work being performed: again (after ecclesiastes)
Ensembles:  Meesters&Gezellan 
Danville, Kentucky
NORTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Newlin Hall
Danville, Kentucky
work being performed: manifesto
Ensembles:  Cantus 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Nijmegen, Netherlands
Stevenskerk
Nijmegen, Netherlands
work being performed: again (after ecclesiastes)
Ensembles:  Meesters&Gezellan 
Maryville, Tennessee
Clayton Center for the Arts
Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre
Maryville, Tennessee
work being performed: manifesto
Ensembles:  Cantus 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Utrecht, Netherlands
Geertekerk
Utrecht, Netherlands
work being performed: again (after ecclesiastes)
Ensembles:  Meesters&Gezellan 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Turin, Italy
In Scena
Museo Ettore Fico
Turin, Italy
work being performed: dance/drop
Ensembles:  Fiarí Ensemble 
Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
work being performed: i live in pain
Ensembles:  The Crossing 
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Muziekgebouw
Eindhoven, Netherlands
work being performed: again (after ecclesiastes)
Ensembles:  Meesters&Gezellan 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Calvin College
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium
Grand Rapids, Michigan
work being performed: manifesto
Ensembles:  Cantus 
Fullerton, California
Cal State Fullerton
Meng Concert Hall
Fullerton, California
work being performed: gravity
Ensembles:  ZOFO DUO 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
work being performed: wed

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Holland, Michigan
Jack H. Miller Performance Hall
Holland, Michigan
work being performed: sunray
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Columbus, Ohio
Weigel Auditorium
Columbus, Ohio
work being performed: sunray
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

York, United Kingdom
Late Music Concerts YORK
Unitarian Chapel
York, United Kingdom
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Dr K Sextet 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

York, United Kingdom
St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel
York, United Kingdom
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Dr K Sextet 
Muskegon, Michigan
The Block
Muskegon, Michigan
works being performed: cage, wed
Soloists:  Conrad Tao, piano 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Washington, District Of Columbia
Kennedy Center
Terrace Theater
Washington, District Of Columbia
works being performed: grind, diet coke, wed

Saturday, March 12, 2016

New York, New York
10th Floor Performance Space, Riverside Church
New York, New York
Ensembles:  Locrian Chamber Players 
Helsinki, Finland
* Finland premiere
Our Festival
The Finnish National Theatre
Helsinki, Finland
work being performed: death speaks

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Berea, Ohio
FOCUS Fesitval
Baldwin-Wallace College
Berea, Ohio
works being performed: statement to the court, pierced
Ensembles:  Baldwin Wallace College 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Berea, Ohio
Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, Ohio
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  Baldwin Wallace College 
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Little St Mary’s Church,
Trumpington Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom   map
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  Cambridge Chorale 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Durham, North Carolina
Duke Performances
Baldwin Auditorium
Durham, North Carolina
work being performed: cage

Sunday, March 27, 2016

New York City, New York
Advent Lutheran Church
New York City, New York
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble 
San Francisco, California
1469 McAllister St, San Francisco, California   map
work being performed: gravity
Ensembles:  ZOFOrbit 

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Malaysian Philharmonic
Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
works being performed: cage, wed
Soloists:  Conrad Tao, piano 

Monday, April 4, 2016

New York, New York
The Juilliard School
New York, New York
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  Juilliard Percussion 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Netherlands
HKU Faculteit Muziek
Netherlands
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  HKU Faculteit Muziek 
Conductors:  Karin van de Poel 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Chicago, Illinois
Visceral Dance
Chicago, Illinois
work being performed: the anvil chorus
Ensembles:  Visceral Dance 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan
Bienen School of Music
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ensembles:  University of Michigan 
Brooklyn, New York
n/a
Brooklyn, New York
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  The Curiosity Cabinet 
New Haven, Connecticut
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
work being performed: pierced

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Tampere, Finland
Tampere Biennale
The Old Church
Tampere, Finland
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  Hit Ensemble 
Edmonton, Canada
Winspeare Centre
Studio 96
Edmonton, Canada
work being performed: love fail
Ensembles:  Pro Coro Canada 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Evanston, Illinois
* World premiere
Northwestern University
Bienen School of Music
Evanston, Illinois
works being performed: a house, forced march, increase, where you go
Conductors:  Donald Nally 
London, United Kingdom
Barbican Centre
London, United Kingdom
work being performed: unused swan
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  Temple University 

Friday, April 22, 2016

South Melbourne, Australia
ANAM Orchestra
South Melbourne, Australia
work being performed: are you experienced?
Ensembles:  ANAM Orchestra 
Sante Fe, New Mexico
Sante Fe ProMusica
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Sante Fe, New Mexico
work being performed: cage
Soloists:  Conrad Tao, piano 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Rotterdam, Netherlands
De Doelen
Rotterdam, Netherlands
work being performed: sunray
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Brooklyn, New York
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, New York
Ensembles:  1B1 Orchestra 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Lublin, Poland
* Poland premiere
Codes Festival
Lublin, Poland
work being performed: love fail

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Harrisburg, Virginia
James Madison University
Duke Hall
Harrisburg, Virginia
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  The Valley 7 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hannover, Germany
* Germany premiere
KunstFestSpiele 2016
Hannover, Germany
work being performed: the whisper opera

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Brooklyn, New York
* World premiere
NYPhil Biennial
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, New York
work being performed: low resolution
Soloists:  Jennifer Koh 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New York, New York
NYPhil Biennial
The Greene Space
New York, New York
work being performed: where you go
Ensembles:  Yale Choral Artists 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Miami, Florida
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

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

Milan, Italy
Teatro Elfo Puccini
Milan, Italy
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Sentieri Selvaggi 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Kew, Australia
Hawthorne Arts Centre
Kew Court House
Kew, Australia
work being performed: death speaks
Ensembles:  Rubiks Collective 

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

Los Angeles, California
* 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

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

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Seattle, Washington
Benaroya Hall
Seattle, Washington
work being performed: simple song #3
Ensembles:  Seattle Symphony 
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
* 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

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

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
City Theatre
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Pittsburgh New Music 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
City Theatre
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Pittsburgh New Music 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

North Adams, Massachusetts
Mass MoCA
main gallery
North Adams, Massachusetts
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

North Adams, Massachusetts
Mass MoCA
main gallery
North Adams, Massachusetts
works being performed: cage, beach
Soloists:  Vicky Chow - piano 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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

Saturday, July 30, 2016

North Adams, Massachusetts
Mass MoCA
Hunter Center
North Adams, Massachusetts
work being performed: ark luggage

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Baltimore, Maryland
MSB Summer Series
MSB Center for the Arts
Baltimore, Maryland
work being performed: the little match girl passion

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Annandale-on-the-Hudson
Bard Music Festival
Spiegeltent
Annandale-on-the-Hudson
Ensembles:  Contemporaneous 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

New York, New York
Mostly Mozart Festival
Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center, New York, New York   map
work being performed: the public domain
Conductors:  Simon Halsey 
Breckenridge, Colorado
Breckenridge Music Festival
Breckenridge, Colorado
work being performed: concerto (world to come)
Soloists:  Maya Beiser 
Conductors:  Steven Schick 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

San Francisco, California
SFJAZZ
Miner Auditorium
San Francisco, California
works being performed: world to come, the day
Soloists:  Maya Baiser, cello 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sydney, Australia
University of Sydney
Old Darlington School
Sydney, Australia
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Kinderhook, New York
Jack Shainman Gallery
Kinderhook, New York
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  IlluminArts 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Skaneateles, New York
Skaneateles Festival
First Presbyterian Church
Skaneateles, New York
Skaneateles, New York
Skaneateles Festival
Skaneateles, New York
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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

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

Friday, September 9, 2016

Calgary, Canada
* Canada premiere
Royal Canadian Legion No. 1
Calgary, Canada
work being performed: death speaks
Ensembles:  New Works Calgary 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Wien, Austria
LEGEARTIS Festival
ST. NIKOLAUS Kirche
Wien, Austria
work being performed: for love is strong
Ensembles:  Philharmonia Chor Wien 
Copenhagen, Denmark
The Black Diamond
Copenhagen, Denmark
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  The Black Diamond 
Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton University
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton, New Jersey
work being performed: the so-called laws of nature
Ensembles:  So Percussion 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Detroit, Michigan
New Music Detroit
Trinosophes
Detroit, Michigan
work being performed: are you experienced?
Ensembles:  New Music Detroit 
Soloists:  Dennis Nulty - tuba 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

San Francisco, California
Caroline Hume Hall
San Francisco, California
work being performed: questionnaire

Saturday, September 24, 2016

New Haven, Connecticut
St. Mary's Church
New Haven, Connecticut
work being performed: statement to the court
Ensembles:  Yale Choral Artists 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

New York, New York
Trinity Church
New York, New York
work being performed: statement to the court
Ensembles:  Yale Choral Artists 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Adelaide, Australia
Oz Asia Festival
Nexus Arts
Adelaide, Australia
work being performed: miracle ear

Friday, September 30, 2016

Austin, Texas
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Austin, Texas
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  Conspirare 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella
Disney Hall
Los Angeles, California
work being performed: sleeper's prayer
Ensembles:  Jacaranda 
Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
work being performed: increase
Conductors:  David Becker 
Austin, Texas
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Austin, Texas
work being performed: the little match girl passion
Ensembles:  Conspirare 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Austin, Texas
Austin Chamber Music Center
Austin, Texas
work being performed: light moving
Paris, France
Cercle militaire des Armées
Paris, France
work being performed: statement to the court
Ensembles:  Ensemble Vocal Chesnay 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Austin, Texas
Austin Chamber Music Center
Austin, Texas
work being performed: light moving
Overland Park, Kansas
Trinity Lutheran Church
St. Michael the Archangel Church
Overland Park, Kansas
work being performed: the little match girl passion

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Venice, Italy
Venice Biennale
Teatro alle Tese
Venice, Italy
work being performed: unused swan
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Haven, Connecticut
* United States premiere
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Marquand Chapel
New Haven, Connecticut
work being performed: last spring
Ensembles:  Edvard Grieg Kor 
Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte Symphony Chorus
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
work being performed: the little match girl passion

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
St. Andrew's Church
Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Ensembles:  Tallis Vocalis 
Akron, Ohio
Akron Symphony
EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall
Akron, Ohio
work being performed: man made
Ensembles:  Akron Symphony Orchestra 
Soloists:  So Percussion 
Berkeley, California
First Congregational Church
Berkeley, California
work being performed: battle hymns
Ensembles:  Volti 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Columbia, Missouri
Whitmore Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, MU Campus
Columbia, Missouri
work being performed: cheating, lying, stealing

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

San Francisco, California
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, California
work being performed: battle hymns
Ensembles:  Volti 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Brooklyn, New York
Roulette
Brooklyn, New York
works being performed: cage, beach, bell
Soloists:  Vicky Chow - piano 
Iowa City, Iowa
University of Iowa
Hancher Auditorium
Iowa City, Iowa
work being performed: the day
Soloists:  Maya Beiser - cello 

Friday, October 28, 2016

San Francisco, California
Dan Kryston Memorial Theater
San Francisco, California
work being performed: statement to the court
Conductors:  Tristan Arnold 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cincinnati, Ohio
Xavier University
Long Recital Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio
work being performed: these broken wings
Ensembles:  Aota Ensemble 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
work being performed: death speaks
Ensembles:  New Music New Mexico 
Albuquerque, New Mexico
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
work being performed: death speaks
Ensembles:  New Music New Mexico 
Soloists:  Lauren Breden 
Hamburg, Germany
Kampnagel
Hamburg, Germany
work being performed: unused swan
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Brussels, Belgium
Les Halles de Schaerbeek
Brussels, Belgium
work being performed: unused swan
Ensembles:  Bang on a Can All-Stars