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This week: concerts in New York (March 18 – March 24, 2013)

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Atmospheric Shift: Music of the Elements & The Ice:STORM/The Wind:TORNADO | Two Sides Sounding & Zentripetal

TSS teams up with new music duo Zentripetal for series of musical perspectives on the climate extremes experienced globally and seen locally in Brooklyn, as heard through element-inspired chamber music of living composers. Part one of an ongoing project that explores how forces of nature affect individuals every day, from heat and humidity to winds and rain. Music by Eve Beglarian, Gloria Coates, Michael Djupstrom, Daniel Felsenfeld, Lei Liang, Gilda Lyons, and Michael Rose, plus TSS-commissioned works by Kala Pierson and Kamala Sankaram, and a world premiere by Lynn Bechtold.
Monday, March 18 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors/artists
South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY
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Those Who Do Not Move | Ensemble Sospeso and Moto Perpetuo

Nicholas DeMaison, conductor

Nicholas DeMaison, conductor

These two organizations team up to present the world premiere of Those Who Do Not Move for large ensemble of speaking musicians, live electronics, and dancers by Lewis Nielson. Sharing the program is the US premiere of Simon Bainbridge’s Garden of Earthly Delights for solo mezzo soprano and counter tenor, large ensemble, 8 voice choir, and video.
Tuesday, March 19 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, 10 members/students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Face The Music & JACK Quartet

Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music and JACK Quartet perform an evening of music by teen composers and a contemporary master. Face the Music’s Pannonia Quartet performs 19-year old Conrad Tao’s String Quartet No. 2, and JACK Quartet performs the World Premieres of compositions by Face the Music musicians Paris Lavidis and Gack Gulielmetti. The ensembles join together for a rare performance of Steve Reich’s seminal Triple Quartet.
Tuesday, March 19 at 8 PM
Tickets $10
Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W 37th St New York, NY
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Ecstatic Music Festival | Artist talk with composer/performer Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.

Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. will talk about his 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival collaboration with the globally-inspired vocalist/composer Imani Uzuri. Their March 16 Ecstatic Music Festival performance includes an original multi-voice and multi-instrument musical suite by Uzuri performed by Philllips’s 21-person ensemble Numinous as well as the premiere of Changing Same, a six-movement composition by Phillips. A sonic “memory book,” Changing Same fuses various artistic and cultural influences into one compelling vision.
Wednesday, March 20 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 | Steven Mackey & Rinde Eckert with Big Farm & Jack Quartet

Steven Mackey

Steven Mackey

Steven Mackey (composer/electric guitar) and Rinde Eckert (voice/accordion) present, for the first time, the complete set of songs from the forthcoming debut album by their band Big Farm, featuring So Percussion’s Jason Treuting on drums and Mark Haanstra on electric bass. Eckert will also debut a new work commissioned by the Festival for himself plus JACK Quartet, who will also present a rare performance of String Theory, a work by Steve Mackey. JACK will also join Big Farm in songs during their expansive, theatrical set.
Wednesday, March 20 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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San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony’s three-city East Coast tour is canceled due to musicians’ strike. Read the statement, including information for ticket holders.

The San Francisco Symphony, led by Michael Tilson Thomas, present Samuel Carl Adams’ Drift and Providence, Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 4, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1.
Wednesday, March 20 at 8 PM
Tickets $18.50 – $112
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave New York, NY
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Inaugural Concert | Kettle Corn New Music

kettle-corn-new-music-logoKettle Corn New Music is a new presenting organization devoted to bringing the best new music and the best performers to a casual, friendly environment, providing a relaxed and welcoming experience for its audience. Featuring Mellissa Hughes, soprano and Lisa Moore, piano. With premieres by Bresnick, Harper, Rogerson, and Weiser. And music by Adams, Barber, Haber, Hearne, and Kernis.
Thursday, March 21 at 7 PM
Tickets $15
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY
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Ecstatic Music Festival | Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt join forces in Night, a unique collaboration uniting folk, rock and classical worlds, exploring common terrain and uncovering new musical landscapes. Night features new songs by Brad Mehldau and Patty Griffin, Tift’s own songs, selections by Bach and Schubert, and The Cohen Variations by Daniel Felsenfeld, based on Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne.”
Thursday, March 21 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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Séverine Ballon, cello recital at the Tank | Eavesdropping

Cello extraordinaire and new music champion, Séverine Ballon presents an exciting program of canonical music from the contemporary repertoire alongside new music by emerging composers. Ballon has collaborated with many of the featured composers to expand the repertoire of music for cello. The program will include music by music by Iannis Xenakis, Rebecca Saunders, Liza Lim, and Kristian Ireland.

Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $12 @ door / $10 here
The Tank, 151 W 46th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036
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Sylvia | Julia Adolphe

Julia Adolphe

Julia Adolphe

New York City native and current Los Angeles resident Julia Adolphe brings to life a new concert production of her one-act chamber opera SYLVIA in World Premiere concert performances at New York’s Bargemusic March 21-22, 2013. In SYLVIA, a story inspired by and based on the true story of a childhood friend, Adolphe explores the use of psychodrama therapy, a unique branch of psychoanalysis where patients and doctors work together to explore past traumas through the use of theatre by acting out the scenes of one’s life.
Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22 at 8 PM
Tickets $35, $30 seniors, $15 students
Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY
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ZS + Mivos

ZS and Mivos Quartet will present an evening of new chamber music and collaboration. Music by J.S. Bach, Tristan Perich, Mario Diaz de Leon, Patrick Higgins, and ZS including their 30-minute work Xe in a new collaborative arrangement featuring Mivos.

Saturday, March 23 at 8 PM
Tickets $15 / $12 members+students
Issue Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn
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Sam Reising

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Sam Reising is a composer living in New York City.



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