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Prom 44: Bang on a Can All-Stars

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble and Bang on a Can All-Stars perform in premieres of Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe.

Live at BBC Proms: BBC Proms Youth Ensemble and Bang on a Can All Stars in premieres by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe, plus works by Philip Glass and Louis Andriessen.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Michael Gordon: Big Space (BBC commission: world premiere)*
David Lang: Sunray (London premiere)
Julia Wolfe: Big Beautiful Dark and Scary (London premiere)
Philip Glass: Closing from 'Glassworks'
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union

BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
Bang on a Can All-Stars
Rumon Gamba (conductor)

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.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Michael Gordon

    Big Space

    Orchestra: BBC Proms Youth Ensemble. Orchestra: Bang on a Can All-Stars. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • David Lang

    Sunray

    Orchestra: Bang on a Can All-Stars.
  • Julia Wolfe

    Big Beautiful Dark and Scary

    Orchestra: Bang on a Can All-Stars.
  • Philip Glass

    Glassworks – Closing

    Orchestra: Bang on a Can All-Stars.
  • Louis Andriessen

    Workers Union

    Orchestra: Bang on a Can All-Stars.
  • Post-concert

    • Royal Trux

      Ice Cream

      • Platinum Tips + Ice Cream.
      • Drag City.

Broadcast

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