contemporary music http://wamc.org en Central Ave. Merchants Welcome The Low Beat http://wamc.org/post/central-ave-merchants-welcome-low-beat <p>With longtime Albany music club Valentine’s now shuttered, WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports the scene has shifted across town.</p><p>Howard Glassman ran Valentine’s, an important stop for local and indie rock groups, for years before an Albany Med expansion plan spelled the end for the club in December.</p><p>"There's plenty of reasons for people to come up this way, and not just to see music. They can come have dinner, and then go see music," said Glassman.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:17:33 +0000 Dave Lucas 87473 at http://wamc.org Central Ave. Merchants Welcome The Low Beat Julia Wolfe's "Steel Hammer" at the 12th Annual Bang on a Can Summer Musica Festival at MASS MoCA http://wamc.org/post/julia-wolfes-steel-hammer-12th-annual-bang-can-summer-musica-festival-mass-moca <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 12th Annual <a href="http://www.bangonacan.org">Bang on a Can</a> Summer Music Festival at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> is taking place through August 3rd. The three-week intensive residency program of public performances, recitals, and lectures will be attended by over 50 cutting-edge composers and performers from around the globe, including 37 fellows selected from a pool of over 250 applicants from 17 countries.</p><p>Festival highlights this year include the Composer Premiere Concert on Monday, July 29 showcasing brand new works written by the Summer Festival composition fellows; the 12th annual Bang on a Can Marathon at MASS MoCA, featuring more than fifty musicians and composers in six hours of non-stop, music, which closes the Festival on Saturday, August 3 and the Bang on a Can All-Stars and special guests performing Julia Wolfe’s evening-length art ballad,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=823"><em>Steel Hammer</em></a>, this Saturday, July at 8pm in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA.</p><p>Julia Wolfe founded Bang on a Can in 1987 with Michael Gordon and David Lang and she joins us to talk about the festival and about <em>Steel Hammer</em>.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 69903 at http://wamc.org Julia Wolfe's "Steel Hammer" at the 12th Annual Bang on a Can Summer Musica Festival at MASS MoCA World Premiere of Michael Gordon's Rushes at EMPAC http://wamc.org/post/world-premiere-michael-gordons-rushes-empac <p>This Saturday, September 15th at 8pm, the <a href="http://www.empac.rpi.edu">EMPAC</a> Concert Hall in Troy, NY will host the world premiere of <em>Rushes</em> by composer <a href="http://michaelgordonmusic.com/">Michael Gordon</a>.<br><br> New York City-based Michael Gordon, composer and founder of the iconic new music organization <a href="http://bangonacan.org/">Bang on a Can</a>, wraps up a recording residency with the performance of this brand new work for seven bassoons.<br> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 47750 at http://wamc.org World Premiere of Michael Gordon's Rushes at EMPAC