Past concerts

Past concerts:

Summer 2016

Jennifer Koh's Shared Madness at NY PHIL BIENNIAL
May 31, 2016 at 7pm
National Sawdust
80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY
The New York Philharmonic and National Sawdust present violinist Jennifer Koh in world premieres of more than 30 short works for solo violin, including Lisa Bielawa's Vireo Caprice, commissioned by Jennifer Koh with the generous support of Justus Schlichting.

San Francisco Girls Chorus at Trinity Church
June 5, 2016
Trinity Church
75 Broadway, New York, NY
The San Francisco Girls Chorus will sing at two masses at Trinity Church, including the new arrangement of “Father Death Blues” that Lisa Bielawa created with Philip Glass.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus at NY PHIL BIENNIAL
June 9, 2016 at 7pm
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus perform the new arrangement of “Father Death Blues” that Lisa Bielawa created with Philip Glass, plus world premieres by Carla Kihlstedt, Theo Bleckmann, Caroline Shaw, and Gabriel Kahane.

The Knights with Brooklyn Youth Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus at NY PHIL BIENNIAL
June 9, 2016 at 8:30pm
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
The Knights join the Brooklyn Youth Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus for the world premiere of Lisa Bielawa's "My Outstretched Hand," plus world premieres by Aaron Jay Kernis, Colin Jacobsen, and Timo Andres, and a US premiere by Nico Muhly.

San Francisco Girls Chorus – Luminous Premieres
June 12, 2016 at 7pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Girls Chorus will perform Lisa Bielawa's My Outstretched Hand in a chamber version with pianist Paul Vasile.

Paul Dresher Ensemble & Amy X Neuburg: “They Will Have Been So Beautiful”
June 24 and 25, 2016
Z Space
450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA
They Will Have Been So Beautiful features new works by composers Lisa Bielawa, Jay Cloidt, Conrad Cummings, Fred Frith, Guillermo Galindo, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Ueno, Pamela Z, Dresher and Neuberg, creating an electroacoustic song cycle inspired by a little-known text by photographer Diane Arbus.

Catherine Gallant/DANCE and Dances by Isadora: Retrograde Universe
June 23–25, 2016 at 8pm
St. Mark’s Church
131 East 10th St, New York, NY
New works by choreographer Catherine Gallant on this program include Finally with music by Rome prize winning composer, Lisa Bielawa and text from Franz Kafka; the premiere of Retrograde Universe, a work using indeterminate structures to investigate the nearly lost sensate world of skin and paper; and Meeting #12, which is danced by Michelle Cohen and Alvaro Gonzalez.

Jennifer Koh's Shared Madness at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
July 30, 2016 at 5pm
Saint Francis Auditorium at New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Ave., Santa Fe, NM
Violinist Jennifer Koh performs excerpts from her Shared Madness program, featuring Lisa Bielawa's Vireo Caprice for solo violin. Shared Madness premiered at the NY PHIL BIENNIAL and features new works for solo violin by more than 30 composers.

Time Pieces at Bay Chamber Concerts
August 19, 2016 at 9pm
Union Hall
24 Central St, Rockport, ME
New music and multi-disciplinary performance program performed by violinist Rebecca Fischer, visual artist Anthony Hawley, and pianist Pedja Muzijevic includes the world premiere of Lisa Bielawa's "One Atom of Faith."

Koyaanisqatsi with the Philip Glass Ensemble
August 19, 2016
Heineken Music Hall
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Koyannisqatsi with the Philip Glass Ensemble
August 21, 2016
Lowlands Music Festival
Walibi Holland
Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands

2015-2016 Season

Cracking the Music Ceiling: Why Women Matter
August 7, 2015 at 6pm
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post St, San Francisco, CA
Lisa Bielawa's speaks at the Commonwealth Club of California's series to explore why music, and why women musicians, matter.

Public Taping Session for Vireo: Episode 4
August 15, 2015 at 4pm
The Actors' Gang
9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA
Behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Vireo. Two sessions for Episodes 3 and 4 are open to the public to attend, free of charge. Reservations required.

Public Taping Session for Vireo: Episode 3
August 16, 2015 at 5pm
The Actors' Gang
9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA
Behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Vireo. Two sessions for Episodes 3 and 4 are open to the public to attend, free of charge. Reservations required.

Conference on Women and Leadership
September 11, 2015 at 11am
Boise State University
1910 University Dr, Boise, ID
The Andrus Conference on Women and Leadership features successful women from the worlds of business, government, academia, literature and media. In keynote speeches and conversations, these women inspire, encourage and educate attendees of all ages, career paths and gender.

Your Music Bus
September 20, 2015 at 2pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St, San Francisco, CA
Under the baton of composer, vocalist and conductor Lisa Bielawa, Soprano and composer Pamela Stein Lynde and some of San Francisco's leading young new music performers from Wild Rumpus will read works by composition students of the Bay Area.

John Zorn Festival: Madrigals Books I-II
October 9, 2015 at 8pm
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
Vocalists Lisa Bielawa, Jane Sheldon, Sarah Brailey, Mellissa Hughes, Rachel Calloway, and Kirsten Sollek perform the world premiere of John Zorn's Madrigals Books I-II.

Synopsis #5 for solo trumpet
October 18, 2015 at 12pm
Williams Hall at New England Conservatory
30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA
Recital performance at New England Conservatory's Williams Hall, no charge, performed by Eric Rizzo.

Einstein on the Beach in South Korea
October 22-25, 2015 at 6:30pm (Oct 22-24), 2pm (Oct 25)
Asian Arts Theatre
38 Munhwajeondang-ro Dong-gu Kwangju, 501-050, South Korea
First performed in 1976 "Einstein on the Beach" breaks all rules of convention: instead of a traditional orchestral arrangement, Philip Glass has composed his non-narrative opera for synthesizers, woodwinds and voices. Instead of narration, Robert Wilson’s stage craft focuses on a series of powerful recurrent images, shown in juxtaposition with abstract dance sequences choreographed by Lucinda Childs.

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances
November 3, 2015 at 8pm
Studio 700
700 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC
Cri selon cri is Lisa Bielawa's and Ensemble Variances' North American tour, featuring Bielawa's Gargoyles for solo flute and Incessabili Voce for voice, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello, plus works by Thierry Pécou (pianist and Artistic Director for Ensemble Variances) and more.

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances
November 4, 2015 at 7:30pm
Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, WA
Cri selon cri is Lisa Bielawa's and Ensemble Variances' North American tour, featuring Bielawa's Gargoyles for solo flute and Incessabili Voce for voice, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello, plus works by Thierry Pécou (pianist and Artistic Director for Ensemble Variances) and more.

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances
November 9, 2015 at 7:30pm
Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech
349 Ferst Dr, Atlanta, GA
Cri selon cri is Lisa Bielawa's and Ensemble Variances' North American tour, featuring Bielawa's Gargoyles for solo flute and Incessabili Voce for voice, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello, plus works by Thierry Pécou (pianist and Artistic Director for Ensemble Variances) and more.

Cri selon cri (Cry by Cry) with Ensemble Variances
November 11, 2015 at 8pm
Bargemusic
42 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY
Cri selon cri is Lisa Bielawa's and Ensemble Variances' North American tour, featuring Bielawa's Gargoyles for solo flute and Incessabili Voce for voice, clarinet, saxophone, violin and violoncello, plus works by Thierry Pécou (pianist and Artistic Director for Ensemble Variances) and more.

Day for Night Festival with the Philip Glass Ensemble
December 19 and 20, 2015
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX

La Belle et la Bête with the Philip Glass Ensemble
March 22 and 23, 2016
LG Arts Center
Seoul, South Korea

La Belle et la Bête with the Philip Glass Ensemble
March 25 and 26, 2016
Tongyeong International Music Festival
Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea

Insights at the Atrium – "NY PHIL BIENNIAL: A Player's Guide"
May 11, 2016 at 7:30pm
David Rubenstein Atrium
New York, NY
Free Biennial Preview Night hosted by Music Director Alan Gilbert with speakers including Lisa Bielawa, cellist Jay Campbell, violinist Jennifer Koh, composers Martin Bresnick, John Corigliano, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Hilary Purrington, composer and violinist Colin Jacobsen, and Choral Director Dianne Berkun Menaker.

Paul Creston Award Celebration Concert
May 20, 2016 at 7:30pm
Church of St. Malachy - The Actors' Chapel
239 West 49th Street (between Broadway and 8th Ave)
New York, NY
Organist Bruce Neswick performs Lisa Bielawa "Neumark Dances" in a program honoring Jennifer Higdon titled "American Ingenuity."

Music in Twelve Parts with the Philip Glass Ensemble
May 20, 2016
CLICK Festival
Elsinore, Denmark

Powaqqatsi - Life in Transformation with the Philip Glass Ensemble
May 25 and 26, 2016
Bergen International Festival
Bergen, Norway

Philip Glass Ensemble Retrospective Concert
May 27, 2016
Bergen International Festival
Bergen, Norway