July 13 - July 30
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Concerts $24, Talks $5
For over 10 years the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA has presented
thousands of hours of music and hosted hundreds of multi-talented musicians. Join us for
a three week long birthday party featuring live music every day: daily gallery recitals, free
community performances, kids events, two major concerts, and more.
New this year!
Become a Contemporary Music Member of MASS MoCA and get FREE gallery
admission during the festival, FREE admission to gallery talk, one concert of your choice and
Inspired by the art on display the Festival’s
faculty and fellows perform in the galleries
twice a day. The earlier recitals at 1:30 can
pop up anywhere, prepare to be surprised!
The 4:30 recitals are more structured
but still casual and fill the galleries with
extraordinary music. You can take in the
whole performance or just a portion.
Make sure to put the special festival composer recital held in the Hunter Center at 4:30 PM
on Monday, July 25, on your calendar. .
Daily Gallery Recitals at 1:30pm (M-F) & 4:30pm (M-Sat)
Wednesday, July 13, 4:30pm
Evan Ziporyn, clarinets
Music by Evan Ziporyn
Thursday, July 14, 4:30pm
Todd Reynolds, violin, honoring Steven Bodner
Friday, July 15, 4:30pm
Uzbek Fellows in Recital
Monday, July 18, 4:30pm
Nick Photinos, cello
Music by Anna Clyne, Matthias Pintscher, and more
Tuesday, July 19, 4:30pm
Derek Johnson, guitar
Wednesday, July 20, 4:30pm
Vicky Chow, piano
Michael Gordon's Sonatra plus more!
Thursday, July 21, 4:30pm
Ken Thomson & Gregg August, clarinets & double bass
Music by Louis Andriessen, Pat Muchmore, Ken Thomson & more with guests Derek Johnson and Melanie Sehman
Friday, July 22, 4:30pm
Ashley Bathgate, cello
Monday, July 25, 4:30pm
Composers Premiere Concert featuring world premieres by our 7 international composer fellows Elizabeth Bayer, Wally Gunn, Ivana Jokic, David Little, Paul McGuire, Angelica Negron, & Lachlan Skipworth.
Tuesday, July 26, 4:30pm
Music by Julia Wolfe & David Lang performed by festival ensembles.
Wednesday, July 27, 4:30pm
Music of John Cage performed by festival ensembles
Thursday, July 28, 4:30pm
Music by Nik Baertsch (arr Evan Ziporyn), and more, performed by festival ensembles
Friday, July 29, 4:30pm
Summer Festival composition fellows in performance.