Bang on a Can: Beauty Is Power


Thursday, January 29, 2015
7:30 – 9 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Featuring Maya Beiser

Inspired by Helena Rubinstein – the fascinating, self-made beauty-industry powerhouse ­­– the celebrated cellist Maya Beiser asks: Is beauty powerful? For this concert, held in conjunction with the exhibition currently on view at the Jewish Museum, Beiser has chosen to perform beautiful music by powerful women. From Hildegard von Bingen to Janis Joplin to Imogen Heap, this program explores themes of beauty, spirituality, and ritual. The concert features the U.S. premiere of Anna Clyne’s Rest These Hands and the world premiere of Emunah by Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe.

Maya Beiser was raised in the Galilee Mountains in Israel, surrounded with the music and rituals of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Beiser studied classical cello repertoire and has dedicated her work to reinventing solo cello performance in the mainstream classical area. She was a founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, has collaborated with Steve Reich, Brian Eno, and Shirin Neshat, and has performed in stage shows at BAM and other top venues around the world.

$18 General | $15 Students and Seniors | $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can List Members.

Maya Beiser,

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