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This week: concerts in New York (April 15 – April 21, 2013)

Music of Chinary Ung | New York New Music Ensemble

Chinary Ung - Photo Larry Dunn

Chinary Ung – Photo Larry Dunn

The New York New Music Ensemble performs the music of Chinary Ung at (le) poisson rouge.
Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Contrasts #1

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Alexander Lonquich return to 92Y with composer-clarinetist Jörg Widmann, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Cristina Barbuti for three nights of boldly contrasting chamber music. This concert features music by Widmann, Mozart, and Bartok.
Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 PM
Tickets from $36
92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York, NY
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MATA Festival | MATA’s Quinceanera Celebration

Ensemble Meitar - Photo by Noa Dolberg

Ensemble Meitar – Photo by Noa Dolberg

MATA celebrates its Quinceañera with an evening of fun and surprises. Featuring performances by the 2013 MATA Festival ensemble-in-residence Meitar as well as special guests.
Wednesday, April 17 at 7 PM
$50 General Admission, Free to Holders of Festival Passes
Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, NY
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Stravinsky in Paris

The concert will begin with an introduction in English about Stravinsky’s life in Paris by conductor Leon Botstein, President of Bard College and Artistic Co-director of the Bard Music Festival. The concert will include Prokofiev’s Quintet in G Minor, Stravinsky’s Three Piece for Clarinet Solo, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (piano duet), and songs by Ravel, Poulenc, and Messiaen
Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $40, $15 for students, and $30 for FIAF members
Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), 55 East 59th Street, New York, New York
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Alan Gilbert, Joshua Bell, Bernstein, Ives, and Rouse Premiere

Joshua Bell - Photo by Bill Phelps

Joshua Bell – Photo by Bill Phelps

Alan Gilbert conducts the NY Philharmonic and Joshua Bell in a performance of Prospero’s Room by Christopher Rouse (World Premiere), Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”) by Leonard Bernstein, and Symphony No. 4 by Charles Ives.
Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 PM | Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 8 PM
Tickets $41 – $123
Avery Fisher Hall, Broadway, between West 62nd and West 65th Streets, New York, NY
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MATA Festival | The Lions of Tel Aviv

Meitar, Israel’s leading new music ensemble, comes to us direct from Tel Aviv for their American debut. The concert will feature a world premiere MATA commission by Bryan Jacobs; a world premiere by Israeli composer Ofer Pelz; Enda Bates’s crepuscular Calls from the Fog for flute and electronics; Marcin Stancyzk’s alien solo for cello and electronics Mosaique; and direct from Mercury, a brand new arrangement of Christopher Bailey’s microtonal hymn of self-immolation, performed in the Mercurian language by the mesmerizing duo of Sukato and Meredith Borden and accompanied by live video by Charles Woodman.
Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 PM
$20 General Admission, $10 Students (at door with ID), $100 Festival Pass (entry to all events)
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Contrasts #2

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Alexander Lonquich return to 92Y with composer-clarinetist Jörg Widmann, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Cristina Barbuti for three nights of boldly contrasting chamber music. This concert features music by Widmann and Mozart.
Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 PM
Tickets from $36
92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York, NY
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Chamber Masterpieces by Weinberg, Shostakovich and Gorecki | American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)

ACME - Photo by Ryuhei Shindo

ACME – Photo by Ryuhei Shindo

American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) pays homage to the late, largely unsung Polish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg with an elegiac chamber music program that includes his exquisite Piano Quintet Op. 18, plus works by Henryk Gorecki and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35, $25 for Morgan members
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY
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Oliver Knussen

The music of Oliver Knussen is performed as part of Miller Theatre’s Composer Portraits series.

Thursday, April 18 at 8 PM
Tickets $25 – $30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street), New York, NY
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MATA Festival | Mechanical Turks

MATA presents an evening of works that stand at the intersection of new music, performance art and sound art. Known for her work with concrete sounds, Dutch-Welsh composer Jobina Tinnemans follows the lead of the late Cornelius Cardew incorporating nonmusicians into a new music context. Her MATA commission, a concerto grosso for solo knitters, instrumental ensemble and a ripieno orchestra of knitters, visualizes the passage of time through its trace in fibre. In addition MATA presents Henry Vega’s ritualistic invocations for vocalist and electronic sounds performed by American expat vocalist Stephanie Pan accompanied by video projection, Jessie Marino’s performance art piece written for the two performers of On Structure, and Seth Cluett’s enactment of weather patterns on a metal tray of water activated by electronic sounds and three clarinets.
Friday, April 19 at 7:30 PM
$20 General Admission, $10 Students (at door with ID), $100 Festival Pass (entry to all events)
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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They’re Alive! 2.0 | Washington Square Winds

Washington Square Winds

Washington Square Winds

Washington Square Winds woodwind quintet presents a program consisting entirely of music written by living composers, including Matt Frey, Charley Gerard, Derek Jenkins, Sonia Megías López, and Dean Rosenthal. A free reception will follow the performance, where those in attendance will have the chance to meet the composers themselves.
Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 PM
$10 suggested donation
Studio 353, located at 353 W 48th Street, New York, NY
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Ayumi Okada Recital

Program includes In the Ancient Forest for cello (2011), Daydreams for flute (2010), Piano Trio No. 1 (2009), and String Quartet No. 1 (2009).
Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 PM
FREE
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 20 Cumming Street, New York, NY

MATA Festival | Magellan Modern

Talea Ensemble - Photo by Beowulf Sheehan.

Talea Ensemble – Photo by Beowulf Sheehan.

Talea performs works by young composers from six countries culled from the more than 600 submissions to our annual call for scores. Evan Antonellis’s MATA commission sets the stage with a poetic series of miniature journeys for ensemble. David Fennessy takes us on a journey of memory, inspired by the “Thirteen Factories of Canton.” Taylor Brook presents a memory of the summer morning on the lake of Schoenberg’s “Farben.” The remaining journeys are more internal: Milica Djordjevic’s moves into the subconscious, while Hugo Morales continues the inward motion, releasing the sounds inherent in objects. Mauro Lanza allows those objects to move on their own and settle, as ashes, into shapes.
Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 PM
$20 General Admission, $10 Students (at door with ID), $100 Festival Pass (entry to all events)
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Contrasts #3

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Alexander Lonquich return to 92Y with composer-clarinetist Jörg Widmann, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Cristina Barbuti for three nights of boldly contrasting chamber music. This concert features music by Widmann, Mozart, and Messiaen.
Saturday, April 20 at 8 PM
Tickets from $36
92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, New York, NY
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Brooklyn Babylon CD Release Party | Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Darcy James Argue’s 18-piece ensemble Secret Society (2011 Next Wave Festival) blends progressive jazz, early Americana, Balkan folk music, and indie rock into a genre-defying, era-shifting modern reinvention of the big band. The Grammy-nominated group takes the stage at BAMcafé in advance of its upcoming sophomore album, Brooklyn Babylon.
Saturday, April 20 at 10 PM
FREE
Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY
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The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner CD Release Party | Jace Clayton

Known for his work as DJ /rupture, Jace Clayton’s most recent live project–presented at MoMA PS1 on the occasion of the launch of his album, The Julius Eastman Memory Depot (New Amsterdam)—hones its focus on the life and music of gay African-American composer, pianist, and vocalist Julius Eastman (1940-1990.)
Sunday, April 21 at 4 PM
FREE
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave Long Island City, NY
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Sam Reising

Sam Reising | Twitter @samreising

Sam Reising is studying music composition at New York University.
http://www.samreising.com

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