Bang on a Can Festival of Contemporary Music @ MASS MoCA

Bang on a Can Festival of Contemporary Music

MASS MoCA
Festival pass $60
Member tickets are not available via the internet

The 9th consecutive festival of contemporary music with Bang on a Can, an organization dedicated to commissioning, performing, creating, presenting and recording contemporary music. Daily gallery recitals, free community performances, kids events, and two major concerts highlight this annual event.

Program of the first week:

Wednesday July 14
4:30 World premiere written and performed by Evan Ziporyn bass clarinet, beta Gamelan, EWI, soprano saxophone and iPhone

Thursday July 15
4:30 Vicki Ray, piano. Music by Chinary Ung, Vicki Ray, Rand Steiger, David Rosenbloom

Friday July 16
4:30 Todd Reynolds: World premieres of music from his new CD featuring Bang on a Can faculty composers. Also a performance with the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR)

Saturday July 17
11:30am Family performance – “Kids Can Too”: Learn about and make music at this festive session with the faculty and fellows of Bang on a Can. Nose harps, kazoos, drinking straws and more have been used to fashion instruments in previous years. Sells out fast, reserve in advance.

4:30 Performances by Ashley Bathgate cello, and Vicky Chow, piano


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