Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival Turns 11 at Mass MoCA July 11-28 [Berkshire on Stage]

Bang on a Can rolls into MASS MoCA on Wednesday

Bang on a Can rolls into MASS MoCA on Wednesday

From Wednesday, July 11, through Saturday, July 28, 2012, MASS MoCA explodes with the sounds of the 11th Annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, part of Bang on a Can’s 25th birthday year. The Festival is dedicated entirely to today’s most exciting, fresh, and innovative new music and includes public performances, recitals,
and lectures.

As PBS’s NewsHour reported, “If Tanglewood – classical music’s far better known summer festival, just 30 miles down the road – is the bastion of tradition, ‘Banglewood’ – as the folks here like to call this gathering – is home to the experimental, with everything from a contemporary duet to a Balinese monkey chant.”

Festival highlights this year include daily gallery recitals at 1:30 PM (Monday through Friday) and 4:30 PM (Monday through Saturday), free with museum admission; a performance of Philip Glass’s music featuring Symphony No. 3 arranged for string sextet, on July 21 (4:30 PM); a concert by the inimitable Bang on a Can All-Stars as they perform their brand new evening length masterpiece Field Recordings with guests Nick Zammuto and Todd Reynolds, on July 21 (8 PM).

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