Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCAMASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Monday, July 9, 2018 - Sunday, July 29, 2018
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.
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Judith BerksonThe Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:30am
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields in the Berkshires!Kennedy Center, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
All-Stars on the "Extended Play" Festival in Sydney!City Recital Hall, Sydney, Australia
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 12:00pm - 11:59pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars play the Marathon-style extravaganza "Extended Play" in Sydney! Extended Play is a 12 hour micro-festival that explores and celebrates new music in every format imaginable. From noon to midnight, music in all shapes and sizes will transform multiple spaces within City Recital Hall. Be prepared to challenge your preconceived ideas of how music can be created, performed and consumed.
This isn’t a festival where you sit and listen to music with your hands neatly folded on your lap. At Extended Play they want you to hear music, and also to see it, feel it, move with it and move around it.
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present pianist Jenny Lin
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields at Carnegie HallCarnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, New York, NY
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:00pm
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields, performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and The Trinity Choir of Wall St, Julian Wachner conductor, at Zankel Hall!
"[Anthracite Fields] captures not only the sadness of hard lives lost…but also of the sweetness and passion of a way of daily life now also lost. The music compels without overstatement. This is a major, profound work." - Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times.