Bang on a Can Marathon
April 18, 2021
1-5PM ET

New Commissions! On April 18, Bang on a Can presents its 2nd entire marathon of PREMIERES! 15 brand new works by 15 pioneering composers. Tune in to hear 4 hours of nonconformist, noncommercial, mind-blowing music.  Carman Moore! Joan LaBarbara! Matana Roberts! Kelly Moran! Rudresh Mahanthappa! and so many many more.

This concert is FREE!  But please do consider purchasing a ticket. That helps us pay more players, commission more composers, and make more music.

The pandemic is still here. An entire ecosystem of composers and performers needs our attention, our love, and our financial support!  All Marathon performers and composers are participating live and being paid by Bang on a Can.

And yes…every piece on the program is a world premiere of a newly commissioned work:

– Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe: co-founders and co-artistic directors

PROGRAM

[set times are approximate]

1pm

Michael Abels Anguish from Falling Sky (world premiere) for Vicky Chow  

Joan La Barbara ad astra…for cellist who sings (world premiere) for Iva Casian-Lakos

Anton Batagov Chaconne in A minor (world premiere) 

2pm

Rudresh Mahanthappa How Was Your Year? (world premiere) for Ken Thomson

Timo Andres House Calls (world premiere) for David Byrd-Marrow

Leyla McCalla Meditation #1 (world premiere) for Arlen Hlusko 

John Hollenbeck Persuasion (world premiere) for David Cossin

3pm

Carman Moore STALLION (world premiere) for Robert Black

Kelly Moran new work (world premiere)

Michael Fiday Song for Eric (world premiere) for Jeff Anderle

Jonathan Bailey Holland Subaquatic Meditation (world premiere) for Mark Stewart

4pm

Michael Daugherty Six Riffs after Ovid for solo oboe (world premiere) for Titus Underwood 

Soo Yeon Lyuh See You on the Other Side (world premiere) 

 

All works were commissioned by Bang on a Can with the generous support from the following people:
Joan La Barbara and Timo Andres commissioned with support from Raulee Marcus & Stephen Block
John Hollenbeck commissioned with support from Meredith Monk and Maria & Robert A. Skirnick
Rudresh Mahanthappa
and Matana Roberts commissioned with support from the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation
Leyla McCalla commissioned with support from Anonymous Donors
Kelly Moran
commissioned with support from Serena Lourie and Alan Baker of Cartograph Wines
Soo Yeon Lyuh
commissioned with support from Lisa Bauso & Joe Rojas
Michael Fiday
commissioned with support from an Anonymous Donor
Michael Daugherty
commissioned with support from David Tochen & Mary Beth Schiffman
Carman Moore commissioned with support from Alan Lewine and Beth Thoma Robinson
Jonathan Bailey Holland
commissioned with support from Jani Naverfeffer as a tribute to Charlie Fefferman

 

additional major commissioning support for 2021 from
THE HOWARD GILMAN FOUNDATION

Tickets

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A big virtual hug and thank you for helping make this and future virtual Marathons possible.

$25

We’d love to list you! For $25 or more, we’ll put your name on the Marathon 2020 website as Ticket Buyer. It’s that easy. Buy a ticket, be a supporter.

$100 and above

Receive the above and reserved seating! Okay, that’s silly. You can sit wherever you want. BUT $100 and above makes you a donor, not just a ticket buyer, and you can get a tax deduction and name on the Marathon website as a PRODUCER! Because you helped us produce the show, and that’s really, really important.

$1,500 – Commissions!

This is a very special category indeed. We are going to try to commission as many pieces as we can over the next few months, before we can all settle into a venue together to hear music together. So…for each $1,500 gift, we will apply the funds in equal parts to the composer, to the performer and to the Marathon 2020 fund that keeps this all going. If you want to know more about these commissions, just send an email to Tim Thomas, tim@bangonacan.org. Or, when you give $1,500, we’ll contact YOU with info on your composer and when the piece will be premiered. You will also receive a signed score from the composer and our undying gratitude.

 


A blast from last Marathon:

People

Jody Elff – live stream producer and engineer
Peter Wise – live stream coordinator
Denise Burt – logo design

This performance is a continuation of Bang on a Can’s online offerings during the pandemic shutdown. In 2020-2021 our Marathons have featured more than 125 performances, including 47 world premieres of new commissions and over 150 composers and performers.

Supporters

Bang on a Can is grateful for the support of these crucial 2020-21 Funders:

 

 



Commissioners of New Work at the live online Bang on a Can Online Marathons include: Alan Lewine, Anonymous,ASCAP Foundation, Charles Reade, Connie Steensma & Richard Prins, Dave Lake & Linda Wright, David Tochen & Mary Beth Schiffman, Carl Meier Family, George Lewis, Gordon Nicol, Herb Leventer, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jack Homer & Emily Hartzog, Jane & Dick Stewart, Jane & Richard Stewart, Jani Narvefeffer, Lawrence Greenfield, Lisa Bauso & Joe Rojas, Liz & Greg Lutz and Pamela Drexel, Margaret Cullum, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Meredith Monk, Michael Kushner, Oscar Gerardo, Raulee Marcus, Richard Ferrante, Rob Mason and RPM Commissioning Fund, Robert Bielecki Foundation, Russ Irwin, Stephen Block

Support of the Marathon Performers comes from the Williamson Foundation for Music. Support of Composers/Commissions comes from the ASCAP Foundation. Both funders have been key supporters of our Summer Festival at MASS MoCA, which we look forward to in 2021!

Marathon 2020-21 producers at $100 and Above: Robert Abrams, Dana & Jay Ague, Eric Anderson, Polly Apfelbaum & Stan Allen, Eric Anderson, Victoria Aschheim, Alan Baker, Katherine Barton, Carolyn Beck, Catherine Benoit, Mary & Sheldon Berlow, Robert Bielecki, Roslyn Biskin, Gina Biver, Stephen Block, Jeffrey Bishop, Susan Boiko, Bill Bragin, Jeffrey Brooks & Maura Bosch, Donald Brenneis, Elizabeth Brown, Ty Burr, Jeffrey Calman, Kathryn Camicia, Ashley Capps, Betsy Carroll, David Chase, Jennifer Choi, Galen Chuang, Mark Cohen, Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Julie Courtney, Madeleine Crouch, Roberta Cummings, Richard Cummings, Aaron Cutler, Phil D’Elia, Werner deFoe, Steven & Karen DeGennaro, Paul Dellevigne, Nina Di Leo, Robert Dickerson, Yun Du, Lynn Easley, Amy Zell Ellsworth, Christopher Evans, David Falconer, William Falls, Neil Feldman, Julia Fought, Richard Frank, Judith Friedman, Christine Garapic, Katie Geissinger, Philip George, Oscar Gerardo, Daniel Glidden, Peter and Celia Gourevitch-Falicov, Diane Guvenis, Karen Halvorson, Ann Hamilton, Adrienne Harris, Guy Hedreen, Ross Hill, Logan Holmes, Jake Holmes, Karen Holtzman, Bernard and Marilyn Horowitz, Zona Hostetler, JC & Nancy Hotchkiss, Linda Hutchins, JP Jenks, Carl Johnson, Bronwen Jones, Kris Kaiser, Gary Karr, Kent Karnofski, Gary Karr, Kevin Kennefick, Sue Killam, Christine Kim, Klimchak Music, Jason Knutson, Charles Koci, Alice Kornhauser, Richard Kuczkowski & Mia Leo, Lisa Kuneman and Chris Zappala, William Kurtzer, Linda Kussisito, Robert Kyr, David Lake, Robin Lakes, Alexandra LaMond, James Lampe, Jack Lampl, Daniel Lang, Lisa Lang,  Michele Lerner, Scott Lescher, Tommy Lind, Carla Lord, Selma Lotenberg, Addison MacDonald, William Macholdt, Steven Marsh, Paula Matthusen, Sean McCain, John McDonald, James McElwee, Ruth Meier, Christopher Michel, Jeremy Mindich, Ruben Naeff, Cooper Neil, Julia Nelson, Ken Nielsen, Jeremy Newberger, L J Newman, Ken Nielsen, Bruce Oltman, Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Luis Orozco, Steve Paxton, Elizabeth Peyton, Doug Perkins, Scott Pollard, Patricia Raley, Vyjayanthi Rao, Rachel Reichman, Sara Renar, Mark Robbins, James Rosenfield, Norman D. Ryan, Karen Sander, Tim Savinar, Marilyn Scannell, Kathleen Scharf, Diane Schelp, Ursel Schlicht, Cis and Jim Serling, Arlene Shechet, Jacob Shenker, Abby Sher, Hubertus Siegert, Clark Silcox, Mark Solomon, James Staley, Alan Stanbridge, Tom Steenland, Joel Stein, Dava Stravinsky, Robert Stein, April Stewart Klausner, Dava Stravinsky, Diana & Mike Sworakowski, Michael Thomson, Torin Thurston, Jill & Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Emily Todd, Vince Tseng, Debra Vilinsky, Andrew Wallach, Harry White, Andrew Flora Wong, Bonnie Wright, Peter Zirnite

And thank you to our Ticket Buyers at $25 and above: Mark Adams, Joseph Adelaars, Christopher Adler, Geoffrey Albert, James Alexander, Laura Alexander, Peter Allen, Simon Allen, Jim Allen, Lisa Allison, Abiud Amaro Diaz, Charles Amirkhanian, Nancy Anderson, Marc Andren, Bryan Archer, Rita Asch, Heidi Asundi, Arthur Baer, Richard Baitz,  Lawrence Banks, Robert Barber, Steve Bartek, Sharah Bassard, Ellizabeth Bassemir, Carolyn Beck, Mark Beiderbecke, Leonard Belasco, Mary Berlow, Andrea Berne, Paige and Tom Bevis, Mary Biedebach, Ted Bietz, Larry Birstock, Gina Biver, Mark Blackman, Larry Blatecky, Fred D Bogin, Mark Borg, Juli Borst, Teddy Dean Boys, Louise Bozorth, Bill Bragin, Margit Brand, Emanuele Breda, Tim Brennan, Monique Briggs, Susan Brilliant, Lisa Brinker, Scott Brinkerhoff, Joey Brown, Jon Brunelle, Pamela Buchholz, Pat Burkhard, Sharon Burklund, Dirk Buhrmann, Ty Burr, Mickey Butts, Madelyn Byrne, Vicki Cabot, Nancy Cadet, Colin Cahill, Leslie Cardell, Robert Carley, Aannette Carlozzi, Omar Carmenates, Frederick Casey, Jody Cassell, Thomas Catlaw, Daniel Chandler, Charles Chapman, Carlton Chase, David Chase, Roger Chase, Paul Chavez, Young Soon, Cho Jaquet, Tom Choi, Laura Christensen, Ty Citerman, Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, John Coldwell, Ashley Collins, Matt Comeione, Heidi Coplin, Tom Corrado, Lindsay Coughtry, Mitzi Cowell, Anthony Creamer, Jason Crimmins, Madeleine Crouch, Rodney Crumrine, Karen Cummings, Corey Curtis, Aaron Cutler, Gregory Darms, Michael Daugherty, Kim Davies, Sheila Davies Sumner, Nathan Davis, Pamela Davis, Paul Dellevigne, Paul Demosthenes, Katharine DeShaw, Patricia Deuter, Mario Diaz de Leon, Nina Di Leo, Robert Dickerson, Fiona Digney, Thomas Dolan, Sean Donovan, Jean Dowdall,  Pamela Drexel, David Drexler, John Driscoll, Janice Driesbach, Dana Duff, Gillian Dunn, Lynn Easley, Christopher Eckdahl, Elaine Edelman, Peter Eichen, Diane Eisenstat, Daniel Elias, Stephen Engelmann, Janeil Engelstad, Matthew Evangelista, Mike Evers, Mike Evers, Michael Fagan, Margery Fain, Ted and Leila Falk, William Falls, Ralph Farris, Susan Feder, Alan Feller, David Felton, Richard Ferrante, Melissa Ferreira, Thomas Field, Chris Fielder, James Findlay, Kelly Fitz, Donald Fortescue, Alice Fox, Daniel Fox, Verena Foxx, Peter Frandsen, Susan Frankel, Michael Frankhuizen, Phylis Franklin, Tovia Freedman, Ilene Furgang, Kaja Gam, Ariana Garber, Sandra Garner, Harold Garrett-Goodyear, Rex Gaskins, Alan Gaynor, Katie Geissinger, Katie Geissinger, Andra Georges, Ruth Geos, Monica Germino, Ron Gianola, Rachel Gibson, Nancy Ginter, David Gladstein, Neil Glassman, Rose Gonzalez, Brian Good, Janet & Beth Goodell-Scannell, Matthew Gordon, Jack Gorman, David Gorsline, Robert Gould, Thomas Granvold, David Graves, Abner Greene, Wade Greene, Judd Greenstein, Arwen Griffith, Gareth Griffiths, Cheri Grinnell, Sue Gronewold, Augusta Gross, Robert Grubbs, Dave Grzyb, Rhoda Gubernick, John Guppy, Donald Haig, Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Rachel Hands, Bob Harberts, Elliot Harmon, Brian Harris, Kathleen Harris, Michael Harrison, David Harlan, Elliot Harmon, Kathleen Harris, Steven Hart, Susan Hartzell, Anne Hege, Charles Hendrick, George Henik, Jerome Hentsch, Juan Herrera, Barbara Hertel, Orit Hilewicz, Christopher Hill, Christopher Hill, Lance Hodes, Richard Hoffman, Schuyler Hoffman, Vicki Holcomb, James Holt, Jeaninne Honstein, Robert Honstein, Susan Horowitz, Stephen Horton, JC Hotchkiss, Peter Houk, Robert Howell, Philipp Hullmann, Jon Hurd, Bryan Huttenhower, Mark Irwin, Ava Jacobi, Scott Jackson, Risa Jaroslow, Kelly Jarrett, Alan Jenkins, Sarah Jesudason, Carla E. 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Alex Wells, William Wells, Martha Westerdahl, Linda Westrick, Christopher White, LJ White, Audrey Williams, Ralph Wilson, Timothy Wilson, Jane Winter, Eric Winter, Jocelyn Wolfe, Flora Wong, William Worn, Bonnie Wright, Anna Wyss, Anna Wyss, Lynn Yellen, Netta Yerushalmy, Bora Yoon, Scott Yost, Tanya Young, David Young, Pamela Z, Stacia Zabusky, Jonas Zimmermann, Judith Zissman

Bang on a Can’s 2020-21 programs are made possible with generous lead support from: Amphion Foundation, ASCAP and ASCAP Foundation, Atlantic Records, Daniel Baldini, Stephen A. Block, Bishop Fund, Jeffrey Calman, Charina Endowment Fund, City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Exploring the Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jaffe Family Foundation,, Alan Kifferstein & Joan Finkelstein, Michael Kushner, Leslie Lassiter, Herb Leventer, MAP Fund, Raulee Marcus, MASS MoCA, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Jeremy Mindich & Amy Smith, Elizabeth Murrell & Gary Haney, National Endowment for the Arts, New Music USA, New York Community Trust, New York State Council on the Arts (with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature), Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Scopia Capital Management, Matthew Sirovich & Meredith Elson, Maria & Robert A. Skirnick, Jane & Dick Stewart, Sandra Tait and Hal Foster, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Williamson Foundation for Music, Adam Wolfensohn & Jennifer Small, and Wolfensohn Family Foundation.

Bang on a Can’s Board of Directors: Michael Kushner, president; Sandra Tait, vice-president; Alan Kifferstein, Treasurer; Robert A. Skirnick, secretary. Betto Arcos, Daniel Baldini, Jeffrey Bishop, Stephen Block, Jeffrey Calman, Michael Gordon, Lynette Jaffe, David Lang, Leslie Lassiter, George Lewis, Raulee Marcus, Elizabeth Murrell, Jane Stewart, Julia Wolfe, Adam Wolfensohn

Bang on a Can Staff:

Artistic Directors: Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe
Executive Director: Kenny Savelson
Development Director & OneBeat Oversight: Tim Thomas
Project Manager: Philippa Thompson
Producer: Sruly Lazaros
1Beat Co-Directors: Chris Marianetti, Jeremy Thal, Elena Moon Park
1Beat Managers: Kyla-Rose Smith and Ezra Tenenbaum
Accounts Manager: Brian Petuch
Online Store Manager: Adam Cuthbert
Archive Content Manager: Matt Evans
Assistant Store Manager: Cassie Wieland
Publicity: Jensen Artists