This week: concerts in New York (November 19 – November 25, 2012)

Simone Dinnerstein with Pamelia Kurstin and Alvin Epstein | Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Poulenc

Simone Dinnerstein - Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Simone Dinnerstein – Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, thereminist Pamelia Kurstin, and actor Alvin Epstein join forces for the first time at Le Poisson Rouge. Together they journey from Bach, Mozart, and Chopin to Poulenc’s The Story of Babar the Elephant, weaving together disparate elements in an unusual evening of poetry, music, improvisation, and narration.
Monday, November 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25 advance, $30 day of show
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Nacht und Traüme, “Night and Dreams”

Violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern’s acclaimed Reflections Series continues the 2012-2013 season with Nacht und Traüme, “Night and Dreams.” A nocturnal journey from dusk to dawn, Nacht und Traüme creates a narrative of fantasy and nightmare through the music of Schubert (Nacht und Träume and Fantasie); Enesco (Impressions of Childhood); John Cage (Dream); and Sibelius (Nocturne). Prose and poetry of Sylvia Plath (from The Unabridged Journals, Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams, and The Wishing Box) will be read by Maryann Plunkett.
Monday, November 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35, $15 students
WMP Concert Hall, 31 East 28th Street, New York, NY
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Stasis v. Motion | Flexible Music and Cadillac Moon Ensemble

Cadillac Moon Ensemble

In its third concert of the 2012-13 season, Ear Heart Music presents two quartets of uncommon instrumentation to juxtapose factors of stasis and motion in music. Flexible Music performs a set of musical sound sculpting using static structures and gestural language, with music by Peter Adriaansz (US premiere) and Seung-Ah Oh. The Cadillac Moon Ensemble follows suit with a program exploring motion in all its forms, including world premieres by Caleb Burhans, Osnat Netzer, and Alex Weiser with additional works by Timothy Andres and Florent Ghys.
Tuesday, November 20 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $10 for members/students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Soundscape for 104 Flutes “Il Cerchio Tagliato dei Suoni” | Salvatore Sciarrino

Salvatore Sciarrino - Photo by Luca Carr

Salvatore Sciarrino – Photo by Luca Carr

The Guggenheim Museum presents the U.S. premiere of Italian avant-garde composer Salvatore Sciarrino’s soundscape Il cerchio tagliato dei suoni (Cutting the Circle of Sounds) (1997), in a site-specific performance of this immersive and challenging work for four flute soloists and one hundred migranti, or migrating flutists, in the museum’s rotunda.
Tuesday, November 20 at 8 PM
$50, $45 for members (with seating in the Rotunda), $30, $25 for members (standing room only)
Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) New York, NY
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Sam Reising

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Sam Reising is a composer living in New York City.

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