Bang on a Can Summer Festival

July 16August 1, 2009

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Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA present their 8th consecutive year of musical collaboration with a rich daily schedule of exciting performances. There will be 2 recitals daily in the museum galleries (except Sundays), free with museum admission, and concerts on the weekends in the Hunter Center Theater. Also visit the MASS MoCA website for more information.

Thurs July 16
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Todd Reynolds / Still Life with Microphone

Fri July 17
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by John Adams, Eric Chasalow, Daniel Wohl, Julia Wolfe, and Walter Zimmerman performed by Vicki Ray, piano

Sat July 18
11:00am “Kids can Too” family performance
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Performance of Olivier Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”
8:00 pm alt-cabaret performance: Babe the Blue Ox

Mon July 20
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by Art Jarvinen, Aaron Jay Kernis, Steve Mackey, Steve Reich, Jeff Stanek, performed by Nick Photinos, cello with Derek Johnson, electric guitar

Tues July 21
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music from Central Asia

Weds July 22
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by Louis Andriessen, Gregg August, Derek Johnson, Brad Lubman, and Sarah Kirkland Snider, performed by Gregg August, David Cossin, Ken Thomson, Lauren Radnofsky and members of the festival.

Thurs July 23
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by David Lang and Michael Gordon performed by festival ensembles

Friday July 24
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by Julia Wolfe performed by festival ensembles

Sat, July 25
3:00pm Reich on Lewitt: composer Steve Reich discusses artist Sol Lewitt
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Music by Steve Reich, performed by David Cossin, percussion, Nick Photinos, cello and members of the festival
8:00 pm Bang on a Can plays Steve Reich. Music for 18 Musicians, Eight Lines, and Piano Phase/Video Phase (arr D. Cossin) (Click here to purchase tickets.)

Mon July 27
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: World premieres of new works written and performed by festival fellows.

Tues July 28
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: World premieres of new works written and performed by festival fellows.

Weds July 29
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Morton Feldman’s “Why Patterns” performed by festival ensemble
7:00 pm Members of Bang on a Can perform a free concert at Windsor Lake in North Adams

Thurs July 30
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Festival ensembles perform

Fri July 31
1:30 pm Gallery recital by festival performers
4:30 pm Gallery recital: Festival ensembles perform

Sat Aug 1
Bang on a Can Summer Marathon. Program (subject to change):

TimeComposerWork
4pmMissy MazzoliStill Life with Avalanche
 Meredith MonkThree Heavens and Hells
 David M. GordonFriction Systems
 John ZornCat o’ Nine Tails
 “East meets West”Arrangements of music (including a song by Thom Yorke) for Western and Central Asian instruments
6pmDavid LangPierced
 Frederic RzewskiSong and Dance
 Lok Yin TangDistorted Indulgence
 Lisa BielawaThe Boat
 Fred FrithSnakes & Ladders
8pm Music from Kyrgyzstan
 Julia WolfeDark Full Ride
 Eve BeglarianBachFeet “Brownie you’re doin’ a heck of a job”
 John AdamsShaker Loops
  Music from Uzbekistan
 Michael GordonLight Is Calling
 George AntheilBallet Mećanique

 

(Click here to purchase tickets.)

More info at www.massmoca.org