BAM - the Brooklyn Academy of Music
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.
Join the BAM Young Producers at Kings County Distillery on Nov 6 for an intimate performance by singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane offering a sneak peek of his new work chronicling his off-the-grid train ride across the country. 8980: Book of Travelers makes its world premiere this fall as part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival. Dinner provided by Pies'n'Thighs and open bar included, with specialty cocktails crafted by New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since Prohibition. Optional distillery tour available after the set. Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 7pm The Gatehouses, Kings County Distillery 299 Sands St, Brooklyn Free to current Young Producers, $75 for general public. Call 718.636.4182 to RSVP or purchase tickets. Includes dinner and open bar. Young Producers are members of the BAM Patron Program, whose mission is to support artists and foster a network of young arts lovers. More info: https://goo.gl/U4C1gL
NY PREMIERE Road Trip OCT 27—OCT 28, 2017 Tickets start at $25: https://goo.gl/Gz7imy Peter Jay Sharp Building BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217 Bang on a Can All-Stars Music by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe Directed by Michael Counts The tank is full, the top is down, and three composers have their collective hand on the dial in this euphoric musical road trip celebrating 30 years of downtown music collective Bang on a Can. Returning to the collaborative spirit of the group’s origins, founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe flood the waves with an original mash-up of wind-in-your-hair tunes that capture the sublime exhilaration of freedom and possibility. Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, with stunning scenic design by projection artist CandyStations (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent) and stage direction by Michael Counts, Road Trip is a tribute to journeys of all sorts, and the people who make them. There is a road, but it is no simple highway. Part of 2017 Next Wave Festival.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph spoke with us today about soccer, the politics of joy, working with young people, and his new work /peh-LO-tah/, which comes to the BAM Harvey Theater Oct 18—21: https://goo.gl/m1cFep