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Jan 9: Bang on a Can's People's Commissioning Fund Concert features US Premieres by Anna Tho

On Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can will present the 2017 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 (Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th St.). This year the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give U.S. premieres of works by three PCF-commissioned composers: Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Fields, Felipe Waller’s Hybrid Ambiguities, and Nico Muhly’s Comfortable Cruising Altitude.

The All-Stars will also perform “St. Remy,” an excerpt from Michael Gordon’s chamber opera Van Gogh; plus Philip Glass’ Closing and “Bed,” an excerpt from his opera Einstein on the Beach; David Lang’s sunray; and Julia Wolfe’s Believing. 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 This concert marks the kick-off for Bang on a Can’s 30 Years celebration, and will be followed by a party for the artists and all audience members in the Merkin Concert Hall lobby!

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