On Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can will present the 2016 Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall.
This year the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give the world premieres of works by four PCF-commissioned composers: Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Zhang Shouwang of the Beijing band Carsick Cars and René Lussier. The concert will also include Julia Wolfe’s “Reeling” from Field Recordings and “Breaker Boys” with Trinity Choirled by Julian Wachner from Wolfe’s 2015 Pulitzer-prize winning work Anthracite Fields, also nominated for a Grammy this year.
John Schaefer of WNYC-FM will host the evening for future radio broadcasts on his program, “New Sounds Live;” the concert will be webcast live on Q2 Music and will be available for on-demand listening at Q2Music.org. Listen to last year's concert here.
More information and tickets to the concert on February, 6, 2016.