This week: concerts in New York (December 10 – December 16, 2012)
Juilliard’s AXIOM | Toru Takemitsu, John Adams
Conductor Jeffrey Milarsky leads AXIOM in a program featuring Toru Takemitsu’s Archipelago S for 21 players (1993) and John Adams’ Grand Pianola Music (1982).
Monday, December 10 at 8 PM
Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway, New York, NY
coLABoratory: Playing It UNsafe (Workshop II) | American Composers Orchestra
This season, coLABoratory will include a unique incubation process of workshops, public readings, collaborative feedback, and laboratory performances of music, open to the public, taking place from November 2012 through April 2013. Each composer’s work is developed with the orchestra over the course of the season in a process that includes ACO’s Music Director George Manahan, ACO’s artistic leadership Robert Beaser and Derek Bermel, mentor composer Morton Subotnick, plus ACO advisors and members of the orchestra.
Tuesday, December 11 at 2 PM
Mannes College, The New School, 150 W. 85th St., New York, NY
Zorn for Strings | John Zorn
John Zorn’s music is back at Miller, pairing his quartet The Alchemist with the world premiere of a new violin duo for David Fulmer and Stefan Jackiw. In a unique twist, the performers will play the quartet twice — once at the beginning of the program, and once following the premiere — allowing audiences a repeat hearing of the same work in the unique intimate setting of Miller’s Pop-Up series.
Tuesday, December 11 at 6 PM
Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 116 Broadway Manhattan, NY
Columbia Composers is a student-run group dedicated to the promotion and organization of concerts featuring students currently completing their DMA at Columbia University’s Music Department. They are pleased to return to Roulette to kick-off our 2012-2013 season, featuring the Mivos Quartet and freelance musicians performing new chamber works by Ashkan Behzadi, David Bird, Mahir Cetiz, Mario Diaz de Leon, Yoshi Onishi, Tyshawn Sorey, and Roberto Toscano.
Wednesday, December 12 at 8 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY
Eavesdropping Presents: Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry
Australian-American violinist Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry performs music by Elliott Carter, Hilda Paredes, Ursula Mamlok, Augusta Read Thomas, and Guy Barash as part of the Eavesdropping series at The Tank.
Thursday, December 13 at 7 PM
The Tank, 151 w. 46th St. (b/t 6th and 7th Ave) 8th Floor New York, NY
The Cage Concert | American Symphony Orchestra
At a concert in 1949, legendary American composer John Cage heard a piece by Anton Webern that moved him so much he had to leave the hall. On the way out, he found composer Morton Feldman doing the same, and the two became fast friends and collaborators. For his 100th birthday, ASO features some of Cage’s important later works, as well as works by Webern, Feldman, and another Cage inspiration, Erik Satie.
Thursday, December 13 at 8 PM
Tickets $25 to $50
Carnegie Hall, 57th St. & 7th Ave., New York, NY
Michael Gordon’ Timber by Mantra Percussion
The New York premiere of Michael Gordon’s evening-length percussion sextet, Timber, for six amplified 2x4s.
BAM Fisher, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn.
Cosi Faran Tutti
Seductive sisters, brazen soldiers, a meddling maid, and a self-proclaimed master of the science of love provide the power play of Cosi faran tutti (or They’ll All Do It). What really happened in the days leading up to Mozart’s and da Ponte’s Cosi fan tutte? What yearnings, what disguises, and what passions? With hilarious twists and sexy turns, Jonathan Dawe’s new opera premieres at The Italian Academy and celebrates multiple permutations of love by pulling the covers off the seemingly random combinations of desire to which all are subject.
Thursday, December 13 to Saturday, Decemer 15 at 8 PM
Tickets $40, $20 students (Purchase online here)
Teatro Theatre at the Italian Academy of Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue at 118th Street, New York, NY
SPAM v. 3.0
Gelsey Bell, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, Dave Ruder and Jeffrey Young will host a party of world premiere chamber scores, devised theatrical work, scripts, graphic scores, songs, sounds, snacks, drinks and discussion. All 60-something new works and 100-something emails will be performed in some manner around the space (sometimes simultaneously and sometimes more than once).
Saturday, December 15 at 7 PM
Tickets $15 (door), $10 (Students, seniors and FCCA members) Discount advance tickets.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing