This week: concerts in New York (February 4 – February 10, 2013)
Kevin Puts & Friends | NYFOS Next
An evening of music curated and hosted by composer Kevin Puts. Including arias from his 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night. Also featuring music from the new Opera America Songbook by David Lang, Christopher Theofanidis, Christopher Cerrone, & Ricky Ian Gordon.
Tuesday, February 5 at 7 PM
Jerome Robbins Theater at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, New York, NY
Ecstatic Music Festival | Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider, & Orchestra For The Next Century
Sarah Kirkland Snider presents her new work for seven vocalists and chamber orchestra, Unremembered, a 13-song cycle set to poetry (and with accompanying projected artwork) by New-York-based poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows, featuring vocal performances by DM Stith, Shara Worden and Padma Newsome. Orchestra for the Next Century, directed by Gary Schneider, will present Snider’s work along with new works and arrangements by Newsome, Worden and Stith.
Wednesday, February 6 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
The Knights and Wu Man
Renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man performs classic and contemporary chamber orchestra works with progressive New York classical ensemble The Knights.
Thursday, February 7 at 8 PM
Tickets $22 members; $26 students/seniors; $30 nonmembers
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Composer Portraits | Sofia Gubaidulina
Sofia Gubaidulina is featured at this Miller Theatre Composer Portrait concert.
Saturday, February 9 at 8 PM
Tickets $25 – $30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street), New York, NY
Fred Ho and the Green Monster Big Band
This special performance will feature Fred Ho leading his 18-piece Green Monster Big Band and will present world premiere works composed by Ho. He’ll debut his newest composition, “Rompin’, Rumpin’ and Roastin’ at the Red Rooster (Afro Asia Fantasia #1),” complete with a special Chinese menu prepared by chef Marcus Samuelsson. This occasion will also see the world premiere of “Iron Man Meets the Black Dog Meets David Taylor,” a tribute to Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and veteran virtuoso bass trombonist David Taylor.
Saturday, February 9 at 8 PM & 10 PM
Red Rooster Jinny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Ave (125 & 126 Streets), Harlem, New York
Issue Project Room Presents: New Shorts by Experiments in Opera
Experiments in Opera— a composer-led community of artists and musicians— has commissioned ten composers to each write a ten-minute opera to be premiered by the contemporary music ensemble Hotel Elefant.
Saturday, February 9 at 8 PM
Tickets $15 / $12 members+students
The Actor’s Fund Arts Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn
Billband Album Release Concert
Billband celebrates the release of its album “Towards Daybreak” with an evening of music by Bill Ryan at Le Poisson Rouge.
Sunday, February 10 at 7:3o PM
Tickets $13 advance, $15 day of show
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY