BAM has announced the lineup of the 2017 Next Wave Festival which takes place September 14 - December 16, featuring 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements. 2017 Next Wave Festival subscriptions are on sale June 19 (June 5 for BAM Members). Single tickets for all Next Wave Festival shows go on sale Aug 7 (July 24 for BAM Members).

The festival includes John Cale's 50th anniversary tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico (November 16 & 17) as well as a John Cale 75th Birthday concert on November 18.

Other musical programs at 2017 Next Wave:

Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife
The alter-ego of French artist Olivier Py an evening of original avant-cabaret, featuring a different surprise New York guest each night.

"My Lai" featuring Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Vân-Ánh Võ, Jonathan Berger, and Harriet Scott | SEP 27—SEP 30, 2017
Composer Jonathan Berger and Kronos Quartet present a fevered character study of the US Army pilot who attempted to stop the civilian massacre in South Vietnam, with tenor Rinde Eckert in the lead role.

"Road Trip" ft. Bang on a Can All-Stars, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe | OCT 27—OCT 28, 2017
Composers Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe celebrate 30 years of downtown music collective Bang on a Can with this euphoric musical road trip.

Gabriel Kahane - Book of Travelers | NOV 30—DEC 2, 2017
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane chronicles his recent two-week train trip across the US in this hymn to the analog intimacy of American rail culture.

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia | DEC 15—DEC 16, 2017
Two survivors of the Khmer Rouge, composer Him Sophy and filmmaker Rithy Panh, attempt to return dignity to their country’s fallen with this musical ritual remembering the Cambodian genocide.

There's lots more at BAM Next Wave -- check out the full lineup here.

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