This week: concerts in New York (September 17 – September 23, 2012)
OPERAtion Brooklyn at The BEAT Festival
AOP and Opera on Tap’s series returns for a new showcase of operatic works from and inspired by Brooklyn. Featuring works by Daniel Felsenfeld, Sidney Marquez Boquiren, Zach Redler, and Joshua Camp.
Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, Festival passes also available
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Concerts at One: Twelve in 12
Trinity Wall Street’s longest running series of free concerts kicks off the season with a mini-festival: Twelve in 12, featuring NOVUS NY with conductor Julian Wachner performing 12 different works by the 12 recent Pulitzer Prize winners in Music Composition. Program for September 20: Kevin Puts, Einstein on Mercer Street; Christopher Burchett, baritone.Yehudi Wyner, The Second Madrigal: Voices of Women; Anne Harley, soprano.
Thursday, September 20 at 1 PM
Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, New York, NY
FONT Festival at University Settlement | TILT Brass
Dave Douglas’ Festival of New Trumpet (FONT) presents TILT Brass during its 10th anniversary festival. Program includes the world premiere of the next chapter in Nate Wooley’s on-going concept Seven Storey Mountain and the East Coast Premiere of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s de Volharding (1972).
Friday, September 21 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $10 seniors/students/FONT members
Speyer Hall, University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street NY, NY
Awakenings | Momenta Quartet
Momenta Quartet performs contemporary works by Asian American composers, and a composition by John Cage, for a program inspired by Buddhist art and thought. The performance features Kee Yong Chong‘s Clouds Surging (2011), Ushio Torikai‘s Four Teen (2003), Huang Ruo‘s The Flag Project(2009), and Jason Kao Hwang‘s If We Live in Forgetfulness, We Die in a Dream (2011). In honor of John Cage’s centenary year, Momenta closes the performance with Cage’s Quartet in Four Parts (1951), which draws from Indian philosophy. Featuring the world premiere of Canadian artist John Gurrin’s video art, created for Cage’s composition.
Saturday, September 22 at 4 PM
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY
The Piramada Concert | Efterklang and the Wordless Music Orchestra
Danish band Efterklang plays the music from its new album Piramida. For this collaboration with the 16-member Wordless Music Orchestra and guest conductor Matthew Coorey, Efterklang has engaged composers Missy Mazzoli, Karsten Fundal, and Daníel Bjarnason to create arrangements of the music of Piramida for the ensemble with orchestra. For this concert, Efterklang (Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, Rasmus Stolberg) will perform as a six-piece ensemble, augmented by Peter Broderick (piano), Katinka Fogh Vindelev (choir), and special guest Budgie (drums).
Saturday, September 22 at 7 PM
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6 East 82nd Street Manhattan, NY
New Juilliard Ensemble
The September 22nd program features three U.S. premieres – Chino Toledo’s (Philippines) Mga Sulyap sa Simbahan ng Quiapo Mula sa Kalve Echague (Glimpses of Quiapo Church from Echague Street) (2004); Andrew Ford’s (Australia): The Unquiet Grave (1998) for viola and sinfonietta; and Menachem Zur’s (Israel): Cartoons (2005-8) for voice and chamber orchestra with bass-baritone Davone Tines; the New York premiere of Chinary Ung’s (Cambodia/U.S.) Rain of Tears (2006); and Du Yun’s (China/U.S.) Impeccable Quake (2000).
Saturday, September 22 at 8 PM
Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Juilliard School, 65th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, New York, NY
Music/Words | Corigliano, Eaton and Beethoven
Pianist Inna Faliks and special guests David Adam Moore and Sandra Beasley are featured at the Music/Words 5th Season opening at Le Poisson Rouge. This performance includes the world premiere of the song cycle for baritone and piano by John Eaton, Songs of Nature … and Beyond, with baritone David Adam Moore. Faliks will play Beethoven’s Sonata opus 111 in c minor and also Fantasia on an Ostinato by John Corigliano.
Sunday, September 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 Advance, $20 Day of Show
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY