Ecstatic Music Festival: Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert

  • Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform world premieres of new works by Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Shou Wang & René Lussier
A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer

The Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) concert is one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for emerging composers in New York and beyond. Founded in 1997, long before crowd-funding became the norm through Kickstarter and the like, Bang on a Can’s PCF has pooled contributions of all sizes from hundreds of friends and fans and since its inception has commissioned over 40 works of music. This year, the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give the world premieres of works by four PCF-commissioned composers: Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, Zhang Shouwang of the Beijing band Carsick Cars and René Lussier.