Bang on a Can All-Stars


NYU Abu Dhabi Saadiyat campus

WHEN February 2, 2017
8pm WHERE Red Theater, NYU Abu Dhabi WHO The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi
Open to the Public

Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, New York’s electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars has consistently forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories and shattering the definition of what concert music is today. With a massive repertoire of works written specifically for the group, the All-Stars have become a genre in their own right.

For their UAE debut, the All-Stars play a program including signature works by Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, plus multi-media works from the All-Stars’ Field Recordings initiative by Steve Reich, Anna Clyne, Bryce Dessner, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Christian Marclay, and more. At the center is a world premiere piece commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Festival by celebrated Emirati-American composer Mohammed Fairouz.

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