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Berkshires Multi Arts Festivals: Multi Arts Festivals Around Berkshires

Below are our Berkshires Festivals recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, festival history and other points of interest in Berkshires Art.

Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (North Adams, MA)

(July 9 – 29, 2012) Presented by the seminal new music collective Bang on a Can — founded in 1987 by contemporary composers Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, and David Lang — this July festival takes place at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art each year. As an organization that eschews stylistic genres or restrictive labels, Lang calls Bang on a Can “a place where the homeless composers could all go.” The music written and performed as part of the festival is wide-ranging — seemingly, the only stipulation is that it be contemporary music that values risk-taking. ...more...

Music Mountain (Falls Village, CT)

(June 17 – September 9, 2012) Tucked out in the Connecticut woods, the rafters of Gordon Hall have been ringing with the sounds of incredible chamber music since 1930. Home of the oldest continuous chamber music festival, Music Mountain presents a 16-concert chamber music series, a Saturday evening jazz series and several Friday night Baroque concerts throughout the summer. ...more...

The Berkshire Fringe