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London, UK (Closing from Glassworks (Bang on a Can))
August 17, 2017
PROM 44: BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS
Thursday 17 August 2017
Bang on a Can represents all that is most gleefully non-conformist and boundary-breaking in new music.
Celebrating its 30th birthday this year, this pioneering American artistic collective and its three composer-directors, Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, bring their signature energy to this Late Night Prom, together with their six-piece amplified ensemble.
The All-Stars perform classic works by Wolfe, Lang and Louis Andriessen alongside an 80th-birthday tribute to Philip Glass and a world premiere by Michael Gordon,
performed by the Proms Youth Ensemble. Expect propulsive rhythms and plenty of big grooves.
Michael Gordon Big Space c15’
BBC commission: world premiere
David Lang Sunray 12’ London premiere
Julia Wolfe Big Beautiful Dark and Scary 9’ London premiere
Philip Glass Glassworks – Closing 6’
Louis Andriessen Workers Union 17’
BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Rumon Gamba conductor