by Peter Aaron
Devoted “entirely to adventurous contemporary music,” the event allows aspiring composers to
will spend three musically immersive weeks, during which their own new works will be performed. Players will perform in ensembles sitting alongside their teachers, and the festival includes daily performances in the museum galleries, free with museum admission, and will culminate with a six-hour blow-out marathon concert performed by the festival ensembles and special guests. Also included are African and Latin music workshops, electronics and music business seminars, free events in the community, and more.
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The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival will take place July 13-August 2 at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. For ticket prices and more information, call (413) 662-2111 or visit http://www.massmoca.org/.