And just to fill your mind with trivia, our excellent performing arts intern Simon noted this morning that not only is this the 25th anniversary of the release of Purple Rain, but that the exact date of the release was the day Michael Jackson died these 25 years later.
Greg Haymes from Albany Times Union loved the All Stars concert on Saturday. We hope you did too.
AND a note about the Marathon this Saturday. We’ve been promoting the performance of the mixed media oratorio Shelter in conjunction with Ridge Theater but we should make it clear that the films for the work are by Bill Morrison and the projections are by Laurie Olinder. Don’t miss this great weekend of music.
I will be posting a short highlight video from the Bang on a Can gallery recitals everyday. If you like what you see, consider joining us for these performances everyday (except Sundays) in the galleries at 1:30 and 4:30 through July 26, or go visit the MASS MoCA YouTube page for more information about the performances and higher quality videos of the 4:30 performances from each day.
Speaking of YouTube, I noticed this morning that we are ranked as the #40 most viewed non profit YouTube page of the day, and #53 of the week! We are going to be adding new video everyday while Bang on a Can is here, so keep visiting and help us move up the list.
If this was today, imagine what tomorrow will be like. (7/14/08)
Clips include Sean Conway (film, Scribble II), Bill Soloman (wood blocks), Rachael Hands (french horn), and Todd Reynolds (violin), Andrew Russo (piano), and Evan Ziporyn (clarinet) performing Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat.
If this was today, imagine what tomorrow will be like. (7/15/08)
Clips include student directed chamber orchestra and Throw Back, Undo, and kleine helmet composed by Ken Thomson.
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Kolok Gallery, Eclipse Mill, and Beaver Mill Gallery, all in North Adams within a mile or so of MASS MoCA, will all have openings from 5 – 8 PM on Saturday, August 18. People can visit all three before the Laurel & Hardy films with live music from Steve Bernstein and the Millenial Territory Orchestra.