It’s hard to believe that the Bang on a Can All -Stars haven’t performed on a New York Philharmonic bill before.
But Friday night’s New York premiere of a work by Bang on a Can cofounder Julia Wolfe was the stellar New Music sextet’s debut.
And what a way to start!
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Tagged Avery Fisher Hall, Bang on a Can, debut, Julia Wolfe, Lincoln Center, New York Philharmonic, premiere
The Englert Theatre, one of the University of Iowa's performing arts venues in Iowa City. (Photo courtesy Jacob Yarrow, Unversity of Iowa)
Weather scuttles Stew & The Negro Problem’s Iowa Omnibus show — for now
What does Mother Nature have against Iowa City, Ia.?
Stew at Joe's Pub on Jan. 23, 2012. (Photo © 2012, Steven P. Marsh)
In 2008, the Iowa River overran its banks and devastated the city, destroying much property in the city, including the notable Max Abramovitz-designed Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus.
The flood-ravaged Hancher Auditorium, designed by Max Abramovitz, the architect of Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.
The latest natural disaster didn’t cause physical damage that we know of, but the psychic damage is certainly huge. A “freak fog” closed the local airport and kept Stew and Heidi Rodewald and their band, The Negro Problem, from making it to Iowa City in time for their Feb. 2 gig.
As we reported the other day, Stew & The Negro Problem were to present Iowa Omnibus as the centerpiece of a Feb. 2 show at the Englert Theatre, a civic auditorium that is housing some of UI’s performing arts productions. It was commissioned by UI’s Hancher Auditorium, the campus performing arts presenter, inspired by Stew and Heidi’s 2010 Brooklyn Omnibus shows, as well as their hit musical, Passing Strange.
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Tagged Avery Fisher Hall, Brooklyn OMNIBUS, Cedar Rapids, Eastern Iowa Airport, Englert Theatre, Hancher Auditoriuum, Heidi Rodewald, Iowa City, Iowa City Omnibus, Joe's Pub, Making It, Max Abramovitz, Passing Strange, St. Ann's Warehouse, Stew, Stew & The Negro Problem, Strange Freak, The Negro Problem