Brilliant musicians and composers inhabit the MASS MoCA campus from July 19 – August 5 for three rollicking weeks of innovative, unexpected, and ear-expanding music.
The annual festival includes daily performances in the museum galleries (free with museum admission), a concert with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and concludes with a six-hour blow-out Marathon Concert performed by the festival ensembles and special guests. The festival also features African and Latin music workshops, late-night concerts, free events in North Adams, and more. This year features special festival guest composer Louis Andriessen.
The best way to Bang is with a MASS MoCA membership, which offers free gallery admission and $5 concert tickets.
This program is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA is made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, and with support from the Amphion Foundation, ASCAP and The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Robert Black Bass Scholarship, Herb Leventer, Henry S. McNeil, and Williamson Foundation for Music. Special thanks go out to Drury High School and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Concert pianos provided courtesy of Falcetti Music in Springfield, Mass.