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Bang on a Can Festival of Contemporary Music 2010

July 14 - July 31, 2010
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Festival pass $60


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.

In addition to the daily gallery recitals at 1:30 and 4:30, Festival events include:

  • Late night Jam Session at Elf Parlor on Ashland Street in North Adams, Friday, July 16 10 PM. Free event.
  • Family Event. Saturday, July 17, 11:30 AM -- Kids Can Too
  • Bang on a Can fellows perform at Sundays at 6 in downtown Williamstown at 4 PM on Sunday, July 18. Free event.
  • International George Crumb Day. Saturday, July 24
    Culture Break: Closer to George Crumb, 3 PM
    Gallery Recital featuring Crumb’s music, 4:30 PM
    Concert featuring the Music of George Crumb, 8 PM
  • Fellows and faculty perform a concert at Windsor Lake, Wednesday, July 28 at 7 PM. Free event.
  • Concert. Saturday, July 31, 4-10 PM -- Bang on a Can Marathon


Tickets for these events are available on each event's webpage, but don't miss a moment by buying a Festival Pass for $60 which includes gallery admission for the recitals every day of the Festival plus all of the above.



Here's a complete listing of 4:30 daily recitals:
Wednesday July 14 World premiere written and performed by Evan Ziporyn bass clarinet, beta Gamelan, EWI, soprano saxophone and iPhone
Thursday July 15 Vicky Ray, piano. Music by Chinary Ung, Vicki Ray, Rand Steiger, David Rosenbloom
Friday July 16 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 Performances by Ashley Bathgate cello, and Vicky Chow, piano
Monday July 19 Nick Photinos, cello, with Todd Reynolds violin and Vicki Ray, piano. Music by George Crumb, Shaun Naidoo, Salvatore Sciarrino, Mischa Zupko
Tuesday July 20 Traditional music from Uzbekistan
Wednesday July 21 The Music of Martin Bresnick performed by festival ensembles
Thursday July 22 Music by Gregg August and Ken Thomson
Friday July 23 Day of Viagra A collaboration between Christine Southworth, Ken Thomson, and Evan Ziporyn. Music for Bagpipes, saxophones, and more
Saturday July 24 George Crumb, Makrokosmos III, performed by festival ensemble
Monday July 26 World premieres of music written by the festival composers, performed by festival ensembles. Music by: Sophie Cash-Goldwasser, Jeremy Howard Beck, Amanda Feery, Maria Vladimirovna Grigoryeva, Adam Haws, Robert Honstein, Ravi Kittappa, Svetlana Maraš.
Tuesday July 27 Music by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe performed by festival ensembles
Wednesday July 28 New music for Balinese Gamelan, written by the festival composers
Thursday July 29 Music performed by festival ensembles
Friday July 30 Typical Music by Evan Ziporyn, for violin, cello, piano

Pianos for the 2010 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival are from Falcetti Music (falcettimusic.com) in Springfield, Mass.

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Foundation, the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, CECArtslink, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New Spectrum Foundation, the NIB Foundation, Williamson Foundation, and Alex Rigopulos and Sachi Sato.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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