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FRIDAY, October 17, 2014

7 p.m. Pre-performance Discussion

8p.m. Performance

Helen Filene Ladd Recital Hall

Arthur Zankel Music Center


MOZART Quartet for Flute and Strings in D Major, K. 285

DAVID LANG these broken wings

BEETHOVEN Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20


 Presented by the Department of Music and the Office of Special Programs

Residency made possible by generous support from Beverly Sanders Payne '59 and David B. Payne


David Lang Copyright 2009 Peter Sterling
     Photo © 2009 Peter Serling

David Lang (b. 1957) is a New York-based composer who is active in many genres and media.  His piece the little match girl passion, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 and a Grammy award in 2010. Lang is Musical America's 2013 Composer of the Year and recipient of Carnegie Hall's Debs Composer's Chair for 2013–14. An active collaborator, he has worked closely with a diverse group of artists including Peter Greenaway, Benjamin Millepied, Susan Marshall, Darren Aronofsky, Ann Hamilton and Mark Dion. Lang is co-artistic director of New York's Bang on a Can, which he founded in 1987 with composers Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, and he is professor of music composition at the Yale School of Music.

Hear more of David Lang's compositions in his co-curated multimedia exhibit, I was a double, featured at Skidmore's Tang Teaching Museum from July 5, 2014, through January 4, 2015.