FESTIVAL FEVER: Bang On a Can Summer Music Festival @ MASS MoCA

May 22nd, 2015, 10:00 am by Greg

– a gallery performance from the 2014 Bang On a Can Summer Music Festival

The adventurous new music ensemble Bang on a Can returns to MASS MoCA in North Adams once again this summer for its annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival. The 2015 fest will take place from Wednesday, July 15 through Saturday, August 1, culminating with the anything-but-traditional, six-hour Bang on a Can Marathon concert.

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Set amidst the artwork in the museum galleries, recitals featuring Bang on a Can faculty, fellows and special guests will be held almost every day during the Bang On a Can festival with the fellows performing at 1:30pm and the faculty at 4:30pm. Space is limited. First come, first served.

In addition, a number of other performances are scheduled throughout the run of the fest, including the following events:

Saturday, July 18, 11:30am
KIDS CAN TOO!
in Club B-10
$8

Saturday, July 25, 4:30pm
TERRY RILEY: a giant jazzy ensemble plays “Tread on the Trail”
in the “Francesco Clemente: Encampment” exhibit, Building 5
FREE with gallery admission

Saturday, July 25, 8pm
BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS play MICHAEL GORDON’s “Van Gogh”
Gordon’s tour de force opera captures the madness and glory of artistic creation in Vincent Van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo.
in the Hunter Center
$24; $35 concert + gallery admission; $15 students

Saturday, July 25, 10pm
After Hours at The Chalet

Sunday, July 26, 4:30pm
JOHN CAGE’s “Ryoanji”
in the “Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined” exhibit

Monday, July 27, 4:30pm
WORLD PREMIERE COMPOSER CONCERT
Featuring 42 young, exciting composer and performer fellows
in the Hunter Center

Tuesday, July 28, 4:30pm
DAVID LANG’s “Darker”
with projections by Suzanne Bocanegra
in the Hunter Center

Wednesday, July 29, 4:30pm
TOY PIANO EXTRAVAGANZA
in the “Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts” exhibit

Wednesday, July 29, 7pm
CONCERT AT WINDSOR LAKE
Off-campus avant-variety show — bring your swimsuit and a picnic.
Windsor Lake, North Adams
All are welcome

Thursday, July 30, 4:30pm
ALVIN LUCIER’s “Canon and Firewood”
in the “Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined” exhibit

Thursday, July 30, 8pm
Works by ALVIN LUCIER
in the “Sayler/Morris: Eclipse” exhibit and in the “Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing 146A” exhibit

Thursday, July 30, 10pm
After Hours at The Chalet

Friday, July 31, 4:30pm
KATE MOORE’s “Stories for Ocean Shells performed by cellist ASHLEY BATHGATE
in the “Clifford Ross: Landscape Seen & Imagined” exhibit

Friday, July 31, 10pm
After Hours at The Chalet

Saturday, August 1, 4pm-10pm
THE BANG ON A CAN MARATHON
Featuring selections from composer PHILLIP GLASS’ “Einstein on the Beach,” world premier music, JULIA WOLFE’s “Singing in the Dead of Night” and PELLE GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN’s “Din Tavshed.”
in the Hunter Center
$24; $35 concert + gallery admission; $15 students

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2015:
GottaGetGon @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 5/22-24/15
SummerSound @ Tanglewood, Lenox, 5/23-24/15
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/4-7/15
Irish 2000 Summer Fun-Raiser @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 6/6/15
FLY-92 Summer Jam @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/6/15
A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/12-14/15
Capital Pride Fest @ Washington Park, Albany, 6/13/15, FREE
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, 6/20&21/15
Dad Fest @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 6/21/15, FREE
Solid Sound @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 6/26-28/15
New York State’s 4th of July Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 7/4/15, FREE
Schenectady County SummerNight @ State Street, Schenectady, 7/10/15, FREE
Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass., 7/10-12/15
CountryFest @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/11/15
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/16-19/15
The Black Arts and Cultural Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/1/15, FREE
The New York State Food Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 8/12/15, FREE
Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/12/15, FREE
The Plaza at 50 Festival @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany, 9/16/15, FREE
FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/18-20/15