From July 17- August 3 we return to MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) for our 12th Annual Summer Music Festival, a utopian residency program dedicated entirely to the creation, study, and performance of the most adventurous music of our time.
Performance highlights of the three-week intensive include Bang on a Can All-Stars and special guests performing Julia Wolfe’s mesmerizing evening-length art ballad Steel Hammer on Saturday, July 27; the Composer Premiere Concert on Monday, July 29 showcasing brand new works written by the Summer Festival composition fellows; and the 12th annual Bang on a Can Marathon at MASS MoCA, featuring more than fifty musicians and composers in six hours of non-stop, boundary smashing music, which closes the Festival on Saturday, August 3.
Check out the performance calendar here.
This summer we're thrilled to be partnering once again with the Noguchi Museum on the Music in the Garden Series! Through its Second Sundays program, the Noguchi Museum assembles renowned experts in the arts, architecture and design fields to engage in dialogues that complement the Museum's mission and exhibitions.
Begun on June 9 featuring Yungchen Lhamo and Anton Batagov, the series continues on July 14 with Kyaw Kyaw Naing; August 11 with Vicky Chow; and September 8 with Mantra Percussion.
Thank you to all who joined us on June 11 for our annual Bang on a Can Benefit! This year we honored David Bither, Executive Vice President of Nonesuch Records with an intimate once-in-a-lifetime concert featuring our very own Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Star David Cossin with Glenn Kotche (of Wilco fame), virtuoso violinist Todd Reynolds performing Michael Gordon's Light is Calling, sublime folksters Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the wildly creative singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart.
Stay tuned for photos coming soon!
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