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Sufjan Stevens premiering ‘Round-Up’ at BAM, playing Cyndi Lauper’s holiday show w/ 50 Cent, Emily Haines & more

Sufjan Stevens at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens will be presenting the world premiere of his new piece, Round-Up, in Brooklyn at BAM from January 20-25, part of BAM’s 2015 Winter/Spring Season. Here’s the premise:

In this BAM commissioned work, shown on the Steinberg Screen, Stevens turns his gaze to the rodeo, in all its bull-riding, calf-roping, and barrel-racing glory. With slow-motion footage shot by sibling filmmakers Aaron and Alex Craig at the 2013 Pendleton Round-Up in Oregon–and featuring Stevens on electronics and new-music ensemble Yarn/Wire performing piano and percussion–Round-Up is a musical and cinematic portrait of a classic American tradition.

Subscriptions are on sale now to Friends of BAM and go on sale Monday (11/17) to the general public. Single tickets go on sale December 1 to Friends of BAM and December 8 to the general public.

Sufjan also appears in NYC sooner than that for Cyndi Lauper‘s ‘Home for the Holidays’ show at Beacon Theatre on December 6 which also includes Cyndi herself, 50 Cent, Patty Griffin, Salt N Pepa, STRFKR, Metric singer Emily Haines and more. Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Cyndi Lauper & Friends: ‘Home For the Holidays’ Lineup
Cyndi Lauper
50 Cent
Sufjan Stevens
Natalie Maines
Patty Griffin
Salt N Pepa
Liv Warfield
STRFKR
Emily West
Rob Thomas
Emily Haines

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