Recent concerts

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Louisville Symphony Orchestra

Teddy Abrams, conductor
Louisville, KY

 

Big Beautiful Dark and Scary is one continuous and compelling swell that lives up to every adjective in the title. Wolfe’s music is constantly pushing forward through waves of tension and tremolo until it finally releases a scant 10 seconds before the end of the piece.

— Sequenza21

 


Anthracite Fieldstours Pennsylvania

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[Anthracite Fields] captures not only the sadness of hard lives lost…but also of the sweetness and passion of a way of daily life now also lost. The music compels without overstatement. This is a major, profound work.

— Mark Swed
Los Angeles Times

 

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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Penn State Concert Choir

Christopher Kiver, conductor
with the Bang on a Can All-Stars
State College, PA

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Bucknell University Camerata

Beth Willer, conductor
with the Bang on a Can All-Stars
Lewisburg, PA

 

Friday, April 21-22, 2017
Westminster Choir

Joe Miller, conductor
with the Bang on a Can All-Stars
Trenton, NJ

 


Drew Universitycomposer-in-residence

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Steel Hammer

Thursday, April 26, 2017
Bang on a Can All-Stars

Drew University
Madison, NJ

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The special brilliance of 'Steel Hammer' is the way in which the whole exceeds the sum of its parts. As complex and perplexing music...for complex and perplexing times, [Steel Hammer} makes our social concerns no less monumental, just more exciting, which may be the greatest form of activism.

— Mark Swed
The LA Times