Bang on a Can All-Stars at the BBC Proms

Bang on a Can All-Stars at the BBC Proms
On Thursday, August 17 at the BBC Proms, the Bang on a Can All-Stars and the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble conducted by Rumon Gamba will give the world premiere of Big Space by Michael Gordon - a BBC commission - for amplified chamber ensemble and spatially placed brass and percussion instruments. The All-Stars will also perform the London premieres of Big Beautiful Dark and Scary by Julia Wolfe and Sunray by David Lang alongside an 80th-birthday tribute to Philip Glass.

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, David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe (pictured above), will bring their signature energy to a Late Night Prom, together with their six-piece amplified ensemble.

Michael GordonBig Space BBC commission: world premiereView the score
David LangSunrayLondon premiereView the score
Julia WolfeBig Beautiful Dark and ScaryLondon premiereView the score
Philip GlassGlassworks – Closing View the score
Louis AndriessenWorkers Union
Bang on a Can All-StarsBBC Proms Youth EnsembleRumon Gamba, conductor
Photo: David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe. Photo by Peter Serling.