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BAM winter/spring 2017 season (Tom Ze, Stephin Merritt, Devendra Banhart, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, more)

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BAM has announced its 2017 winter/spring season, which runs from January 11 – June 10 and features theater, dance, music, and opera.

Among the music events is a celebration of Nonesuch Records on April 1. That includes “Eleven Pieces for Bob” (aka Nonesuch’s Bob Hurwitz), which features the world premieres of piano works by John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Timo Andres, Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Philip Glass, Adam Guettel, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny, Randy Newman and Steve Reich, “performed by the composers themselves and others.”

There will also be performances by Kronos Quartet, k.d. lang, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Thile, Dawn Upshaw, Stephin Merritt, Devendra Banhart, “and others who have worked closely with Bob during his tenure.” This is in addition to Stephin Merritt doing two nights of Magnetic Fields shows at BAM in December.

Philip Glass also helped compose the music for Doug Varone‘s dance show on March 29-April 1 at BAM, along with Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe.

Also during this season, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus will celebrate their 25th anniversary with the world premiere of Silent Voices on May 12 and 13.

Brazilian Tropicália musician Tom Zé — who was on the 1968 album Tropicália: ou Panis et Circencis with Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Os Mutantes and Gal Costa; and has more recently released music on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label — will play on June 3.

Other music events include Japan’s Kodo making the New York premiere of Dadan from March 1-4, and Pakistani folk and sufi singer Sanam Marvi on April 5.

Subscriptions (four or more shows) for the 2017 winter/spring season go on sale November 7 at 10 AM to members and patrons, and November 14 at 10 AM to the general public. Single tickets go on sale November 7 at 10 AM to patrons, November 30 at 10 AM to members, and December 7 at 10 AM to the general public.

Get more info on each event HERE, and check out the full schedule:

BAM: 2017 Winter/Spring Season
Jan 11-Feb 5: The Beauty Queen of Leenane (theater)
Feb 1-4: Last Work (dance)
Feb 15-19: A Man of Good Hope (theater)
Feb 15-26: Escape Alone (theater)
Mar 1-4: Dadan (music)
Mar 1-5: Dreaming of Lions (dance)
Mar 15-19: Mark Morris: Two Operas An Evening of Britten and Purcell (opera)
Mar 16-26: 887 (theater)
Mar 29-Apr 1: Doug Varone and Dancers (dance)
Apr 1: A Nonesuch Celebration (music)
Apr 6: Sanam Marvi (music)
May 12-13: Silent Voices (music)
May 26-29: DanceAfrica 2017 (dance)
Jun 3: Tom Zé (music)
Jun 7-10: Circus Cirkor: Limits (physical theater)

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