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This week: concerts in New York (February 25 – March 3, 2013)

Jeffrey Milarsky Conducts World Premieres by Juilliard Composers

Jeffrey Milarsky

Jeffrey Milarsky

Conductor Jeffrey Milarsky leads the Juilliard Orchestra in the School’s annual evening of world premieres by Juilliard student composers on Monday, February 25 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The program features four new works for orchestra, all composed in 2012: Stefan Cwik’s The Illusionist; Yuri Boguinia’s Margarita at the Ball; Paul Frucht’s Relic (winner of the Arthur Friedman Prize); and Peng-Peng Gong’s Death of the Honeybees – Suite No. 1 from the Two-Act Ballet.
Monday, February 25 at 8 PM
FREE
Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 West 65th Street New York, NY
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Consonant Abstraction | Claude Debussy and Steve Reich

Curated by David Lang, each concert pairs two composers—an early-20th-century innovator and a New Yorker he influenced— and is performed by alumni and faculty of the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA. This evening features works by Claude Debussy and Steve Reich. It is a rare performance of the chamber ensemble arrangement of Debussy’s landmark orchestra piece Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, which was made by one of Schoenberg’s students for his private performing society in Vienna; plus two Reich classics, Electric Counterpoint and Different Trains. Following the concert, Steve Reich joins David Lang for a conversation.
Tuesday, February 26 at 6 PM
Tickets $10; $8 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd St New York, NY
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Ecstatic Music Festival | Artist Talk with composer/performer Daniel Wohl

Composer performer Daniel Wohl, whose work intimately merges electronic and acoustic elements, will talk about his 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival collaboration with Laurel Halo and Julia Holter.
Wednesday, February 27 at 6 PM
Tickets $25, $20 for 3+ concerts, $15 students, $150 festival pass
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York , NY
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Ecstatic Music Festival | Arnold Dreyblatt & Megafaun

Megafaun

Megafaun

The psych-folk band Megafaun will join Dreyblatt for a rare performance of works created as part of an ongoing, years-in-the-making collaboration, here taking its fullest incarnation yet.
Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $20 for 3+ concerts, $15 students, $150 festival pass
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York , NY
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Aki Takahashi

Aki Takahashi performs piano music by Schubert and Barbara Monk Feldman.
Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Face The Music

Face the Music - Photo by Meg Goldman

Face the Music – Photo by Meg Goldman

Face the Music performs music by Steve Reich (Triple Quartet), Philip Glass (string quartet no. 5), Daniel Bernard Roumain (La, La, La & Fast Black Dance Machine), and 2 student works.
Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 PM
FREE
Lincoln Center Atrium, 61 West 62 St New York, NY
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Farewell Letters with soprano Lucy Shelton and the Colorado Quartet

The Colorado Quartet bids farewell after an illustrious career of 30 years with their final New York performance. Acclaimed soprano Lucy Shelton joins them in the world premiere of Tamar Muskal’s new piece based on “Farewell Letters to the Beloved One” by Hanoch Levin. The evening pairs this haunting new work with Leoš Janáček’s “manifesto on love,” the Quartet No. 2, Intimate Letters. The Muskal was commissioned by the Quartet in collaboration with Symphony Space.
Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30; Members $25; Under 30 $15
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway New York, NY
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Ear Heart Music | Aventa Ensemble: Black Box What?

Aventa Ensemble performs a percussion heavy program featuring the US premiere of Simon Steen-Andersen’s Black Box Music for percussion solo, amplified box, 15 instruments and video. In this piece, the revered young composer experiments with the stage as instrument. Black Box Music could be said to be a deconstruction of conducting and puppet theater as well as an exploration and exploitation of the audio/visual relations inherent in conducting and staging. Rolf Wallin’s masterful percussion duo Twine for xylophone and marimba also receives its US premiere. Filling out the program are additional works by Laurie Radford, Michel Gonneville, and Kaija Saariaho.
Thursday, February 28 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, 10 members/students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Concert Black, Mariel Roberts, Duo Orfeo, and Radical 2

Iktus Percussion continues The Firehouse New Music Series with four of New York’s most burning new music ensembles including Concert Black, Mariel Roberts, Duo Orfeo, and Radical 2.
Friday, March 1 at 8 PM
Tickerts $10 admission
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY
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Percussions Claviers de Lyon in Three Tales by Charles Perrault & Maurice Ravel

Les Percussions Claviers de Lyon - Photo by Ariane Mestre

Les Percussions Claviers de Lyon – Photo by Ariane Mestre

In an inventive concert featuring marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, and glockenspiel, this virtuoso ensemble re-imagines Maurice Ravel’s evocative piano duet Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose), based on the stories of Charles Perrault, father of the modern fairytale. Accompanied by mesmerizing video projections and a virtual 3D narrator, the performance brings to life three of Perrault’s best-known fairy tales,Little Red Riding HoodSleeping Beauty, and Tom Thumb. The performance will be presented in English, and is suitable for ages 8 and up.
Saturday, March 2 at 7 PM
FIAF – Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022
FIAF Members $25. Non-Members $35. Kids under 12 $15
Florence Gould Hall, 55 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022
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Fourth Annual New Music Bake Sale

Part-concert, part-social-event, part-pâtisserie, New York’s most mouth-watering new music community gathering is back at Roulette. This year’s lineup includes: Timo Andres, Exapno members (Iktus Percussion, West Fourth New Music Collective), Cadillac Moon Ensemble, ensemble, et al., Claire Chase of ICE, Newspeak’s Mellissa Hughes, Guardian Alien, ZS, plus a surprise special guest!

Watch our video of last year’s bake sale:

Third Annual New Music Bake Sale | I Care if You Listen

Sunday, March 3 from 4 to 11 PM
Tickets $10
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Sam Reising

Sam Reising | Twitter @samreising

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



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