Koto visionary Yumi Kurosawa presents original and classic Japanese music on Japan’s traditional instrument. Every era does something different with its musical traditions, and each moment considers its music “new.” Kurosawa is devoted to creating her own music, combining the spirit of the traditional with music of the larger world. This program includes works entitled GreenPt; Rapture 1, 2, 3; JBTransfer (with electronics); One Droplet; Takeda Lullaby; Inner Space; The Harvest Moon + Looking up at the sky (with electronics). yumikuro.com

Noguchi Museum, Sept 9, 3pm

This performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries. Free with Museum admission. Limited seating is available on garden benches and floor mats on a first-come, first-served basis

The Bang on a Can All-Stars head to Australia Aug 25-30 with stops in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast! More info on our events page

On Sunday August 12, at 3pm, Bang on a Can and the Noguchi Museum present String Noise!

Blurring the lines of classical and avant-garde, the “trailblazing” (Time Out New York) duo String Noise (Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris) will perform music by Georg Friedrich Haas (Fuga), David Lang (Warmth), Pauline Kim Harris (Sugar), Jessie Cox (Dark, Light), Paul Reller (Piss Rows) and Richard Carrick (Phosphene). The performance also features punk covers and the title work of their debut album on Northern Spy Records, The Book of Strange Positions, by 2018 Guggenheim fellow Eric Lyon. stringnoiseduo.com

Honoring PAULA COOPER and

Monday, September 17, 2018
The Lepercq Space at BAM
30 Lafayette Street, Brooklyn, NYC
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6pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner & Concert
8pm Awards & More Music
You're warmly invited by:

Jeffrey Bishop, Paula Cooper, Hal Foster, Philip Glass, Joan Jonas, Christian Marclay, Steve Reich, Richard Serra, Sandy Tait, Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe and the entire Board of Bang on a Can cordially invite you to an evening of food, music and celebration, featuring performances by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Special Guests.

We save the very best for last. Roam the grounds and museum. Come and go. Eat and drink. Listen to music new and newer and newest. Challenge your ears and fill your brain with bold ideas. Hang with old friends and meet some new ones. If this isn't an optimistic mini-festival and world-view, then we don't know what is!

The program has been finalized, and it looks like this:

Bang on a Can Marathon at MASS MoCA 2018

3:30 pm
Pre-show Fanfare with Mark Stewart and the Orchestra of Original Instruments
in the front courtyard

[set times are approximate]


Iannis Xenakis Akanthos
Jonathan Bailey Holland His House is Not of This Land
Julia Wolfe Cha
Pamela Z Attention
Steve Reich Radio Rewrite


Dobrinka Tabakova Such Different Paths
Andy Akiho NO one To kNOW one
György Ligeti Ramifications
Gregg August Trio for violin, bass, piano
Missy Mazzoli Vespers for a New Dark Age


Finola Merivale Emma are Eye
David Lang how to pray
Steve Reich Sextet
Michael Gordon Yo Shakespeare
Steve Reich  Runner

The Bang on a Can All-Stars reunite with the Choir of Trinity Wall St, conducted by Julian Wachner, for this performance of Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer-winning Anthracite Fields at MASS MoCA. The projections by Jeff Sugg add a powerful immediacy to the text. This is a piece you will take with you when you leave the theater.



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Four moons of Pluto by Miya Masaoka
Rebecca Lawrence, Will Yager, and Gregg August (double bass)
Gallery: Lewitt 1st Floor

Deep Flowers by Evan Chambers
Susan Summers (saxophone)
Gallery: Lewitt 3rd Floor

Four Miniatures for Alto Saxophone by Timothy Peterson
Dylan Ward (alto saxophone)
Gallery: Spencer Finch

Glint by Roshanne Etezady
Dylan Ward (alto saxophone) and Luke Carbon (clarinet)
Gallery: Spencer Finch

4:30pm -  Daugherty / Gordon / Corigliano

In the Wardwell Gallery

John Corigliano - Stomp
Yi-Chun Lin, solo violin

Michael Gordon - The Low Quartet
Dylan Ward and Luke Carbon (alto saxophones)
Susan Summers (alto and tenor saxophone)
Ken Thomson (baritone saxophone)

Michael Daugherty - Firecracker
Shoshana Klein (oboe soloist)
Jennifer Timmins (flute/piccolo)
Ryan Schmidt (bass clarinet)
Joyce To (percussion)
Maire Carroll (piano)
Stephanie Liu (violin)
Nick Photinos (cello)

10:00 (at the Chalet)

Party Night at the Chalet

Live Band, Anything Can Happen, Dancing and Carrying On

Mark Stewart and a Cast of Thousands

Thursday, July 19, 2018
7:30 – 9:30 pm

The William Petschek Family Music Program

The utterly unique composer, pianist, and vocalist Judith Berkson performs a dynamic set featuring her unique blend of cantorial music, Hebrew liturgy, and her innovative indie-contemporary composed songs,  in conjunction with Chaim Soutine: Flesh.

Tickets: $20 General; $16 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum Members

Includes Museum Admission