P R E S S R E L E A S E S 2002
June 21, 2002
World Class Musicians Work with Kids at MASS MoCA
(North Adams, Mass.) As part of the Bang on Can Summer Institute for New Music at MASS MoCA the co-founders of Bang on a Can, Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, joined by their own children and special guests create a session just for kids entitled Kids Can Too! At the workshop, they will introduce children to a world of music and instruments far beyond the ordinary. Although the event on Saturday, July 20, at 10:30 A.M. is free with museum admission, space is limited and advance reservations are required.
The kids' workshop is part of the first annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Institute and Festival at MASS MoCA. For the institute, some of the best emerging musicians in the world, hand-picked by Bang on a Can, will spend two weeks playing, writing, talking about, and performing contemporary music in North Adams. In addition to Kids Can Too, the festival which starts July 13 and concludes on July 27 will include free daily recitals and open rehearsals throughout the MASS MoCA complex as well as an opening concert and closing celebration with Steve Reich.
Kids' events at MASS MoCA are sponsored by Berkshire Bank.
Admission for Kids Can Too! is free with museum admission. Museum admission is $9 for adults, $3 for kids between six and sixteen, and free for children under six. Admission is free for members. Space is limited, so advance reservations are required (even for members and children under six). Reservations can be made through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street in North Adams from 10 A.M. until 6 P.M. daily. Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 413.662.2111 during Box Office hours or purchased on line at www.massmoca.org.
MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located on a 13- acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings. MASS MoCA focuses on the work of visual and performing artists charting new territory.
For Immediate Release