Tribute to John Adams
Saturday, July 23, 2011, 8:00 pm
$24 / Day pass $35 includes afternoon talk and gallery recital
The New Yorker calls him “the most vital
and eloquent composer in America” and his
opera, Nixon in China, was recently revived at the Met
this spring to rave reviews. Bang on a Can
devotes a full day to saluting Massachusetts-born composer John Adams
starting with an afternoon talk with Bang
on a Can co-founder David Lang followed by
a gallery recital and capping it off with an evening concert in
including Adams’ Gnarly
Buttons, his tuneful and lush masterwork for strings, Shaker Loops, the explosive electro-acoustic large
ensemble work Scratchband, his early experimental hit, American Standard, in which Adams merges kaleidoscopically the minimalism of Riley and Reich with America's great tradition of vernacular songs, marches, and Protestant.
Late Night at MASS MoCA: Galleries are open until 7:30 for this performance!