More than 60 performers in more than 20 performances made up 6 hours of magical music and mayhem. Patrons came early and stayed long — the Hunter was flowing with familiar and just-composed music, while the courtyard was full of friends and food. One of our favorite and most lively days of the year, it featured works by another favorite, guest composer Steve Reich.
Pre-show Fanfare with Mark Stewart and the Orchestra of Original Instruments
in the front courtyard
Iannis Xenakis – Akanthos
Jonathan Bailey Holland – His House is Not of This Land
Julia Wolfe – Cha
Pamela Z – Attention
Steve Reich – Radio Rewrite
Dobrinka Tabakova – Such Different Paths
Andy Akiho – NO one To kNOW one
György Ligeti – Ramifications
Gregg August – Trio for violin, bass, piano
Missy Mazzoli – Vespers for a New Dark Age
Finola Merivale – Emma are Eye
David Lang – how to pray
Steve Reich – Sextet
Michael Gordon – Yo Shakespeare
Steve Reich – Runner
*(set times are approximate)
What to Expect
The Marathon begins at 4pm and you’re welcome to come and go as you please throughout the 6-hour performance. Preferred seating is located at the front of the venue. All preferred ticket holders receive free museum admission on the day of or day after the show. A full bar serves Bright Idea Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.
Planning on dinner before the show? Our museum café Lickety Split rolls out a menu of favorites including Vermont black bean burgers, angus burgers, tasty paninis, quiche, and an array of fresh salads featuring field greens, goat cheese, and grilled pineapple.
Support is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Porches Inn.
Photo by Jean-Baptiste Millot for Qobuz