Monday, July 9, 2018 - Sunday, July 29, 2018


North Adams, MA

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA is a 3-week residency and festival of today's most exciting new music. We invite 40 performers and composers from all over the world to learn from and play alongside our faculty, the world's most accomplished contemporary musicians. The public performances include free performances in the community, recitals in the gallery and a blowout festival finale on July 28. 

July 12-27: Daily (Mon-Sat) recitals in the galleries at 1:30 and 4:30

July 21: Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields with the Bang on a Can All-Stars and The Choir of Trinity Wall St, Julian Wachner, conductor

July 23: Ten world premieres by our festival composers

July 28: Marathon Concert with Steve Reich. 6 hours of non-stop music performed by our festival fellows and faculty.