Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA Present Two Live, In-Person Concerts on July 31 and August 1

July 23, 2020

 

Bang on a Can and MASS MoCA announce Bang on a Can & Friends – two nights of LIVE in-person music under the Berkshire stars – on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8:30pm, at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. With a maximum capacity of 100 people, the concerts will be held outside in MASS MoCA’s spacious Courtyard D and concert goers will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Bang on a Can Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe say:

 

MASS MoCA is now reopened to the public and we are ecstatic!  For the 21st year in a row, Bang on a Can is thrilled to be partnering with MASS MoCA, bringing our boundary-busting concerts to the Berkshires.

 

We've got the ever-dedicated and dynamic Bang on a Can All-Stars, with special guests Don Byron, Zoë Keating, Gregg August and Todd Reynolds and music by Louis Andriessen, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Thurston Moore, Steve Reich, and Julia Wolfe. Hope to see you there!  

 

Bang on a Can & Friends Programs:

 

Friday, July 31, 8:30pm 

Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, performed by Mark Stewart

Todd Reynolds’ Outerborough, performed by Todd Reynolds

Gregg August’s Trio for Violin, Piano and Bass (with acknowledgements to Yambú, Guaguanco and Abakua), performed by Gregg August, Vicky Chow, Todd Reynolds

Philip Glass’ Piano Etudes (selections), performed by Vicky Chow

Zoë' Keating, solo set

 

Saturday, August 1, 8:30pm 

Robert Black, Possessed solo improvisation

Julia Wolfe’s Compassion, performed by Vicky Chow

Michael Gordon's Light Is Calling, performed by Arlen Hlusko

Don Byron, solo set

Louis Andriessen's Workers Union, performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars

Thurston Moore's Stroking Piece #1, performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars

 

For artist bios and program notes, visit: friends2020.bangonacan.org

 

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