Kahane & Tiffany's THE AMBASSADOR, Philip Glass, Nonesuch Records and More Set for BAM's 2014 Next Wave Festival

Kahane & Tiffany's THE AMBASSADOR, Philip Glass, Nonesuch Records and More Set for BAM's 2014 Next Wave Festival

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, today announced programming for the 2014 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 9 through December 20 and comprises theater, music, dance, film, humanities, and visual art events in the institution's three venues: the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, the BAM Harvey Theater, and the BAM Fisher.

BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo said, "The 2014 Next Wave Festival offers outstanding global artistry presented in a wide variety of forms. We are proud to feature seven world premiere productions this season and to include BAM commissions of new work by Gabriel Kahane, Vijay Iyer, the Andy Warhol Museum and Dean Wareham, Ivy Baldwin, Big Dance Theater, and a co-commission of Bryce Dessner with our partners Brooklyn Youth Chorus. We are also thrilled to celebrate 50th anniversaries with our colleagues at Nonesuch Records and with Meredith Monk."

BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins said, "We are extremely grateful to Time Warner for its sponsorship of the 2014 Next Wave Festival. Time Warner has generously supported a wide variety of BAM's artistic programming to date and we appreciate and recognize its longstanding commitment to our mission. I am especially proud that this edition of the Next Wave is truly a salute to both longstanding iconic artists who are closely aligned with BAM as well as new discoveries from around the world who will be introduced to fabulous BAM audiences for the first time."

2014 Next Wave Festival subscriptions and single tickets to BAM Fisher presentations go on sale June 23 to the general public (June 16 to Friends of BAM). Single tickets for all other Next Wave engagements go on sale Aug 18 (Aug 11 for Friends of BAM). To purchase tickets visit BAM.org or contact BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100.

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announces 2014 Next Wave Festival -- September 9 through December 20 -- featuring 30 theater, music, dance, and film productions plus 13 concert engagements honoring Nonesuch Records. Highlights below!

BAM 2014 Next Wave Festival:


Musical Theater



  • Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films, The Andy Warhol Museum, Dean Wareham


  • Black Mountain Songs, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Bryce Dessner
  • On Behalf of Nature, Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble
  • The Etudes, Philip Glass
  • VIJAY IYER: Music of Transformation, Vijay Iyer, Prashant Bhargava, International Contemporary Ensemble, Steven Schick

Nonesuch Records at BAM (previously announced):

Sep 9-11: The Philip Glass Ensemble & Steve Reich and Musicians

Sep 9: Brad Mehldau

Sep 10: Brad Mehldau & Chris Thile

Sep 11: Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish

Sep 12 & 13: Alarm Will Sound

Sep 12 & 13: Youssou N'Dour

Sep 18: Rhiannon Giddens

Sep 19: Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, and Iron and Wine

Sep 20: Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Amidon, and Olivia Chaney

Sep 23-27: Landfall, Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet

Sep 24: Rokia Traoré, Toumani Diabaté, and Sidiki Diabaté

Sep 25 & 26: Caetano Veloso

Sep 27 & 28: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters

The 2014 Next Wave Festival is dedicated to the late Hamish Maxwell--a corporate visionary at Philip Morris, a dedicated BAM trustee, a valued advisor, and a generous BAM supporter together with his wife Georgene.

Watch a promo for the festival below!

Photo Credit: Josh Goleman