P R E S S R E L E A S E S 2003
June 5, 2003
World-Class Musicians Work with Kids at MASS MoCA
(North Adams, Mass.) In an encore of last year's well-received Kids Can Too! event, Bang on a Can Summer Institute for New Music co-founders and instructors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe will offer a session just for kids at MASS MoCA. They will introduce children to a world of music and instruments far beyond the ordinary. Although the event on Saturday, July 19, 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 second 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 a concert with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore on July 19 and the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon on July 26.
Kids' events at MASS MoCA are co- sponsored by Berkshire Bank and WNAW/WMNB in North Adams and WSBS in Great Barrington.
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 at the event 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 Marshall Street in North Adams on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings.
For Immediate Release