All-Stars American UnPop Review — New York Times

by Anothony Tommasini
December 7, 2006

Concert Review, Published in the December 7, 2006 issue of the New York Times

“Bang on a Can, the collective of composers, performers and activists who champion hip contemporary music, began almost 20 years ago with an all-inclusive festival. Marathons and festivals are still the main attractions of this enterprising outfit.

But the festivals are sometimes inclusive to a fault. Concerts by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, a roster of six elite performers, tend to be more discriminating, the classy events. The All-Stars program on Tuesday night at Zankel Hall was no exception. Four of the six new and recent works performed were inventive and captivating, a high satisfaction quotient in any field of art.”


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