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Bang on a Can Gallery Concerts 2021

  • Bang on a Can, Live Music

  • Weekdays July 16 – 28
  • Free with gallery admission

Leading up to the finale of Bang on a Can: LOUD Weekend, Bang on a Can fellows and faculty let loose throughout the galleries. Join us for some of today’s most exciting new music performed on most weekdays at 1:30pm and 4:30pm.

Gallery concerts are free with museum admission, which can be purchased here. Museum admission is always free for members. Not yet a member? Become one here.


Weekdays July 19–July 28 at 1:30pm
Lunchtime concert series

Friday, July 16, 4:30pm
Senegalese Drumming with Lamine Toure and Bang on a Can Fellows

Saturday, July 17, 2pm
Bang on a Can Festival Faculty and Fellows play Community Day

Monday, July 19, 4:30pm
Nick Photinos, cello

Aphex Twin: Avril 14 (arr. Nick Photinos 2020)
Susanna Hancock: EVERYTHING IN BLOOM (2020)
Spencer Arias: The stars that shine brightest in our eyes (2020, world premiere)
Dayton Kinney: September Red (2020, world premiere)
Alex Burtzos: PWr CHRDs (2020, world premiere)
Monty Adkins: Winter Tendrils (2014, rev. 2020)
Leanna Primiani: Anxiety (2021, cello version world premiere)
Dolly Parton: Light of a Clear Blue Morning (arr. Nick Photinos 2021)
Svante Henryson: Figure 8’s from Suite Off Pist (2019, w/Ken Thomson, clarinet)

Tuesday, July 20, 4:30pm
Mark Stewart and special guests

(fretted and feral instruments)
Music for Barn Instruments — Mark Stewart
Music for Gunnar Instruments — Mark Stewart (ft. David Cossin, percussion)
Subaquatic Meditation — Jonathan Bailey Holland
To Whom it May Concern: Thank You — Mark Stewart
Gallery: 6.3 Outside Gunnar Schonbeck

Wednesday, July 21, 4:30pm
Karl Larson plays Scott Wollschleger

Dark Days
Tiny Oblivion
Blue Inscription
Lyric Fragment
Brontal 4 “Holiday”
Brontal 6
Brontal 11 “I-80”
Secret Machine no. 4
Secret Machine no. 6
**Please Note** This program comprises Dark Days, a new solo piano album released on New Focus Recordings in April 2021. It is available in the MoCA store and online, and it would be great if the website copy could include a link to the album.

Thursday, July 22, 4:30pm
Todd Reynolds, violin

Saturday, July 24, 4:30pm
Vicky Chow, piano

Caroline Shaw – Gustave Le Gray (2012)
Felipe Lara – Injust Intonations (#BLackLivesMatter) (2016)
Tomeka Reid – Lamenting G.F., A.A., B.T., T.M. (2020)
Tania León – Rituál (1987)

Monday, July 26, 4:30pm:
Festival Ensemble

Steve Martland – Horses of Instruction (1994)
Louis Andriessen – Workers Union (1975)
Saxophone, Julian Velasco
Percussion, Riley Palmer
Piano, Andrew Anderson
elec guitar, MARK STEWART
bass/bass guitar, GREGG AUGUST

Tuesday, July 27, 4:30pm
Gregg August, bass

Wednesday, July 28, 4:30pm
Festival Composers World Premieres – Short Works

World premiere performances of short works composed during the Bang on a Can Festival by composer fellows Brian Krock, Lila Meretzky, Christian Quinones, Nathan Bales, Erich Barganier, Melika Fitzhugh, and Theo Baer.
Performed by:
Ken Thomson, saxophone
Julian Velasco, saxophone
Nick Photinos, cello
Karl Larson, piano
Adam Holmes, percussion