Meredith Monk News

Bang on a Can All-Stars to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

The Bang on a Can All-Stars, known for combining "the power and punch of a rock band with the precision and clarity of a chamber ensemble" (New York Times), will give a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1pm at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, complementing Bang on a Can co-founder David Lang's season-long curation as the holder of the 2013-2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall. Lang will host the program, which includes Tan Dun's Concerto for Six (2000), Don Byron's Eugene with video of American TV iconoclast Ernie Kovacs (2000), and selections from David Lang's Cheating, Lying, Stealing (1995). Before the concert at 12pm, Bang on a Can's social engagement wing Found Sound Nation will host its mobile studio, equipped for concert goers to spontaneously create and record original music, in the Parterre Lobby of Zankel Hall. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents (THREE MAN) TEMPEST, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 05, 2013

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present (Three Man) Tempest by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand, tonight, December 5 - 22, 2013. (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company to Present (THREE MAN) TEMPEST, 12/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present (Three Man) Tempest by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand, December 5 - 22, 2013. The production runs Thursdays through Saturdays, December 5 - 7, 12 - 14 and 19 - 21 at 7:30 pm and Sundays, December 8, 15 and 22 at 2 pm. All tickets are $25, or $20 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students. All Thursday evening tickets are $15. Tickets and further information may be obtained by calling 919.834-4001 or visiting www.burningcoal.org. (more...)

Rachel Rosenthal Company's Instant Fairy Tales Set for January 25-26 at Espace DbD in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2013

Rachel Rosenthal Company's Instant Fairy Tales, the latest offering in Rachel Rosenthal's remarkable career, is a brand new quarterly series of original fairy tales for the 21st century. Instant Fairy Tales: The Longest Winter, the series' inaugural offering on January 25th and 26th at Espace DbD in Los Angeles, features an allegorical tale about learning to care for the environment. This first quarterly installment features costumes and sets in a visual style based on the 'ukiyo-e' woodcuts of Hokusai and Hiroshige, which depict the Japanese 'floating world' of the theatre, restaurants, teahouses, geisha, and the natural world.? (more...)

ITSNOTYOUITSME+THE KNELLS Release New Ep's Together Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The self-titled debut from The Knells (a new ensemble formed by composer/guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee) features Mivos String Quartet and more. (more...)

Sounds of SSU Nature Preserves Featured in Fall Dance Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

Always exhilarating, unexpected, professional and thoroughly entertaining - Sonoma State University's annual Fall Dance Concert 2013 features SSU dancers performing new, cutting-edge dance works. (more...)

Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Announce PROTOTYPE: OPERA/THEATRE/NOW Lineup, Jan 8-19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

BETH MORRISON PROJECTS and HERE have announced the full lineup for the second annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, running January 8-19, 2014 at five venues across New York City: Baruch Performing Arts Center, HERE, Joe's Pub, Roulette, and Trinity Wall Street. (more...)

NPR Streams Bryce Dessner and Kronos Quartet's 'Aheym'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

NPR Music is streaming Aheym, the upcoming collaboration between critically acclaimed composer and guitarist from The National Bryce Dessner and Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet, in its entirety. (more...)

Conrad Tao Plays Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Pianist Conrad Tao, the only classical musician on Forbes' 2011 '30 Under 30' list of people changing the world, will be presented in concert by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding tonight, October 24, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Pianist Conrad Tao Performs in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Pianist Conrad Tao, the only classical musician on Forbes' 2011 '30 Under 30' list of people changing the world, will be presented in concert by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding tonight, October 24, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Works Ranging from William Byrd to Meredith Monk Set for Musica Sacra's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Musica Sacra previously announced programming for its 2013-2014 concert season. The programmed repertoire spans six centuries, and includes works by composers from William Byrd to Meredith Monk. (more...)

Nico Muhly's TWO BOYS Makes North American Premiere at the Met Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys has its North American premiere at the Met tiday, October 21, in a production conducted by David Robertson and directed by Bartlett Sher. The two-act opera, which features a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue. Alice Coote sings the role of Detective Inspector Anne Strawson and Paul Appleby sings Brian, the 16-year-old boy at the center of her investigations. Sher's staging, a co-production with English National Opera, premiered in London in 2011. (more...)

Met Museum Presents TEDxMet Speakers and Live Stream Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the list of speakers and performers who will participate in the all-day TEDxMet event scheduled for today, October 19, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Museum's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. The theme of the program is Icons. The Metropolitan Museum is the first art museum to receive a TEDx license to hold a conference in the style of the globally known TED talks. (more...)

Met Museum to Live Stream TEDxMet Event, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

The sold-out TEDxMet event to be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this Today, October 19, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., will be streamed live on the Museum's website atwww.metmuseum.org/tedxmet. (more...)

Met Museum to Live Stream TEDxMet Event, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

The sold-out TEDxMet event to be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., will be streamed live on the Museum's website atwww.metmuseum.org/tedxmet. (more...)

Nico Muhly's TWO BOYS to Make North American Premiere at the Met, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys will have its North American premiere at the Met October 21, in a production conducted by David Robertson and directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Miller Theatre Opens Composer Portraits with Austria's Georg Friedrich Haas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens its 2013-14 season of Composer Portraits with the work of Austrian composer and newly appointed Columbia University faculty member GEORG FRIEDRICH HAAS on October 10, 2013. (more...)

Miller Theatre Opens Season with COMPOSER PORTRAITS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

The music of Georg Friedrich Haas possesses “an otherworldly beauty,” writes The New Yorker. His compositional toolbox includes exotic scales and alternative tunings. He often draws on centuries past for inspiration, as in this program, which includes homages to the music of Desprez and the poetry of Sappho. Newly appointed to the Columbia University faculty, Haas will participate in an onstage discussion about his music during the performance. After his first Composer Portrait in 2009, The New York Times wrote: “One of the pleasures of frequent concertgoing is discovering an exciting new or little-known work. The American premiere of 'In Vain,' a kaleidoscopic masterpiece by Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas, proved an exhilarating experience.” (more...)

The Met Announces Speakers, Performers for TEDxMet Event, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the list of speakers and performers who will participate in the all-day TEDxMet event scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. in the Museum's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. The theme of the program is Icons. The Metropolitan Museum is the first art museum to receive a TEDx license to hold a conference in the style of the globally known TED talks. (more...)

Michael Keegan-Dolan's RIAN, Joanna Haigood's PASEO and More Top 2012-13 Bessies; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced tonight the complete list of winners for the 2012-13 season. The Bessies, produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, were held at the legendary Apollo Theater at 8:00 p.m., following red carpet interviews and photographs with the nominees in attendance. Former Cunningham dancer Gus Solomons jr. and former American Ballet Theatre principal Martine Van Hamel co-hosted the evening and also performed Paul Taylor's rarely seen 1957 Duet as part of the evening's performances. (more...)

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