The Bang on a Can Sound @ Beijing Modern Music Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2013

* China premiere
Beijing Modern Music Festival
China National Center for the Performing Arts
Beijing, China

Bang on a Can brings its polyrhythmic virtuosity and all-world versatility to the Beijing Modern Music Festival, celebrating the breadth of the genre-busting Bang on a Can sound with two boundary bending programs of music by co-founders and artistic directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe

Performed by the Bang on a Can Festival Ensemble, a veritable who’s who roster of cutting-edge performers on the New York new music scene from the annual Bang on a Can Summer Festival @ MASS MoCA, the first concert on May 18 features the Festival Ensemble joining forces with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra for David Lang's pierced, Michael Gordon's Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, and a world premiere arrangement of Julia Wolfe's Big Beautiful Dark and Scary for six soloists and orchestra.