Bang on a Can Festival of Contemporary Music @ MASS MoCA

Bang on a Can Festival of Contemporary Music

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 second week:

Monday July 19
4:30 Nick Photinos, cello, with Todd Reynolds violin and Vicki Ray, piano. Music by George Crumb, Shaun Naidoo, Salvatore Sciarrino, Mischa Zupko

Tuesday July 20
4:30 Traditional music from Uzbekistan

Wednesday July 21
4:30 The Music of Martin Bresnick performed by festival ensembles

Thursday July 22
4:30 Music by Gregg August and Ken Thomson

Friday July 23
4:30 “Day of Viagara” A collaboration between Christine Southworth, Ken Thomson, and Evan Ziporyn. Music for Bagpipes, saxophones, and more

Saturday July 24 – International Crumb Day
3:00pm Closer to George Crumb: An informal, up close look at Crumb’s music-with film, projection, discussion, demonstration and performance, led by stage director and designer Jim Findlay and composer David Lang.

4:30pm Festival ensemble performs George Crumb: “Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III)”

8:00pm The Music of George Crumb: Enter the mystical world of Crumb’s music with staging by New York director Jim Findlay. Findlay uses lighting and video to seamlessly connect the stylized ritual theater of Vox Balaenae, the intense anti-war masterpiece Black Angels, the eerie lyricism of Madrigals and the mysterious and meditative Lux Aeterna for masked musicians. In the MASS MoCA Hunter Center. Tickets here

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