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This week: concerts in New York (January 21 – January 27, 2013)

coLABoratory: Playing It UNsafe (Workshop III) | 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.
Tuesday, January 22 at 10 AM
FREE
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY
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Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant

Patrick Grant

Con Edison Composer-in-Residence Patrick Grant presents a concert of works created and developed during his Fall 2012 residency at Turtle Bay Music School.
Friday, January 25 at 7:30 PM
FREE
Turtle Bay Music School in the Em Lee Auditorium, 244 East 52nd, (btwn 2nd & 3rd Aves.), New York, NY
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Music at First | Iktus Percussion

Iktus Percussion

Iktus Percussion

On Friday January 25th, Iktus will be premiering seven new pieces written for the group for the Music at First Concert Series at the First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn. The concert was originally supposed to take place on Nov. 9th, but because of hurricane Sandy, they had to postpone it until January.
Friday, January 25 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10
First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 124 Henry St, Brooklyn Heights, NY
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FOCUS! 2013 Festival | New Juilliard Ensemble

The New Juilliard Ensemble, led by Joel Sachs, opens the FOCUS! 2013 Festival. Juilliard’s FOCUS! 2013 Festival, The British Renaissance, celebrates the new flowering of British composers while simultaneously saluting the centennial of one of its most important and renowned members of the small group that came into its own before the Second World War, Benjamin Britten.
Friday, January 25 at 8 PM
FREE
Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, 1941 Broadway (on 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam)
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Fake Book | Alvin Curran

Alvin Curran

Alvin Curran

The Alvin Curran Fake Book is a solo performance – a culminating project of sounds from everywhere spontaneously played with musical sketches, modules and compostions from 1965-to the present. Realized with 1000′s of digital samples played from a keyboard, a piano, voice, shofar, harmonica, and found objects.
Friday, January 25 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, members/students/seniors $10
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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String Theories | Uri Caine and Sirius Quartet

The program includes the Boston premiere of Caine’s String Theories piano quintet, written for the Sirius Quartet. The composition had its world premiere in April 2012 at the Theaterhaus Jazz Festival in Stuttgart and the US premiere at the Tribeca New Music Fest in New York City. Both concerts will also feature original music by members of Sirius Quartet including works by Fung Chern Hwei, Gregor Huebner, and Jeremy Harman, as well as some free improvisations by the 5 musicians.
Friday, January 25 at 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Tickets $12
Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
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Mozart’s Birthday Celebration

Performed on the actual anniversary of his birth, 257 years to the day, Yale celebrates Mozart in the context of composers he both influenced and was influenced by, with a program packed with variations and reinterpretations. Works by Mozart, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Beethoven.
Friday, January 25 at 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Tickets $20
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue New York, NY
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Ecstatic Music Festival | Shara Worden & The Brooklyn Youth Chorus

The acclaimed Brooklyn Youth Chorus will perform three songs – including two premieres – written for them by Shara Worden and will perform additional songs with Worden.
Friday, January 25 at 7 PM
$15
The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY
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Ecstatic Music Festival | Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Causing a Tiger, & Face the Music

Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer Carla Kihlstedt joins the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) to premiere Kihlstedt’s new ICElab commission, At Night We Walk in Circles and Are Consumed by Fire. Written for nine members of ICE plus Kihlstedt, the song cycle is based on images, impressions and textures taken from dreams from various sources, including the players themselves. Also on the bill are Kihlstedt’s band, Causing a Tiger, and teen alt-classical sensations Face the Music, who will join ICE in performing George Lewis’s Artificial Life 2007.
Saturday, January 26 at 7 PM
$25, $15 students, $150 festival pass
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York , NY
Sam Reising

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Sam Reising is a composer living in New York City.
http://www.samreising.com



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