Bang on a Can All-Stars
Photo by Peter Serling
The Hartt School and Real Art Ways co-present a performance by the Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Hartt School’s Lincoln Theater as part of their Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series.
Bang on a Can are legends of contemporary music. Founded in 1987 by Julia Wolfe, David Lang, and Michael Gordon, Bang on a Can pioneered experimental mixed-instrumentation composition and performance. In 1992, the Bang on a Can All-Stars came together as an internationally renowned category-defining amplified ensemble.
Freely crossing between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, the All-Stars have worked in close collaboration with some of the most important and inspiring musicians of our time, including Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Burmese circle drum master Kyaw Kyaw Naing, Tan Dun, DJ Spooky, and many more.
As part of their United States tour, the All-Stars will perform at the Hartt School’s Lincoln Theater. This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
The program will include:
Tan Dun: Concerto for Six
Julia Wolfe: Believing
Kate Moore: The Hermit Thrush and the Astronaut
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink
Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction
Philip Glass: Closing
The Bang on a Can All-Stars are Ashley Bathgate, cello; Robert Black, bass; Vicky Chow, piano; David Cossin, percussion; Mark Stewart, guitars; and Ken Thomson, clarinets.
Preview a piece the All-Stars will be performing on the 20th:
Collaboration and Support
This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, established in 1925, is the community foundation for 29 communities in the Hartford region. It is dedicated to putting philanthropy into action to create lasting solutions that result in vibrant communities within the Greater Hartford region. For more information, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888.