More than 60 performers in more than 20 performances make up 6 hours of magical music and mayhem. Come early and stay long — the Hunter will be flowing with familiar and just-composed music, while the courtyard is full of friends and food. One of our favorite and most lively days of the year, this year features works by another favorite, guest composer Steve Reich.
The eclectic program includes:
Andy Akiho – NO one To kNOW one
Gregg August – Tribute to Guaguanco
Michael Gordon – Yo Shakespeare
Jonathan Bailey Holland – His House is Not of This Land
David Lang – How To Pray
Gyorgy Ligeti – Ramifications
Missy Mazzoli – Vespers for a New Dark Age
Finola Merivale – Emma Are Eye
Steve Reich – Runner
Steve Reich – Radio Rewrite
Steve Reich – Sextet
Dobrinka Tabakova – Such Different Paths
Julia Wolfe – Cha
Iannis Xenakis – Akanthos
Pamela Z – Attention
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