On March 4 Bang on a Can presents the second of a pair of concerts in conjunction with the MoMA exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, revealing how pioneering European composers of 100 years ago forever changed music in New York. Curated by Bang on a Can co-founder and artistic director David Lang, each concert pairs two composers— an early-20th-century innovator, and a New Yorker he influenced— and is performed nearly exclusively by alumni and faculty of the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, a veritable who’s who roster of cutting-edge performers on the New York new music scene.
The first concert, Consonant Abstraction: Claude Debussy and Steve Reich, was on February 26 (hear the show here!); the second, Dissonant Abstraction: Arnold Schoenberg and Morton Feldman, on March 4.
More information and tickets here.