This week: concerts in New York (April 22 – April 28, 2013)

Vicky Chow & Owen Weaver

Vicky Chow & Owen Weaver

Vicky Chow & Owen Weaver

Vicky Chow & Owen Weaver perform music by Christopher Cerrone and John Luther Adams.
Monday, April 22 at 7 PM
Tickets $10 advance, $12 day of show
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Cantaloupe Café Presents: David Lang + Shelter

David Lang discusses his newly released CD, Shelter. This casual, relaxed evening will be the first in a series of concerts and conversations hosted by Cantaloupe Music and the founders of the Bang on a Can collective. Lang will be joined by the three solo vocalists from Shelter, who will perform the choral piece “I Want to Live.”
Monday, April 22 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, which includes CD
Strand Books, Corner of 12th Street and Broadway, New York, NY
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Exploring a Musical Diaspora | Momenta Quartet

The Momenta Quartet, Bernice Diener Ensemble-in-Residence at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University will perform a program of new and 20th-century music. Featuring guest pianist Molly Morkoski; music by Stefan Wolpe, Aaron Copland and Darius Milhaud; and new compositions by David Glaser and Timothy Beyer.
Monday, April 22 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 general, $10 members/seniors/students with ID
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
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Music Mondays | Ekmeles sings Augenmusik

New Music vocal ensemble Ekmeles performs a program of modern and medieval Augenmusik or “eye music”. The program includes medieval works written in multi-colored inks, and modern works in fascinating notation, including a 16 meter-long semi-transparent scroll. These intriguing scores will be projected and presented in the space during and after the performance, in a feast for the senses.
Monday, April 22 at 7:30 PM
Advent Lutheran Church/ Broadway United Church of Christ, 2504 Broadway, New York, NY
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Amphion String Quartet

Amphion String Quartet - Photo by Janette Beckman

Amphion String Quartet – Photo by Janette Beckman

The quartet will be performing works by Wolf, Schubert, Adolphe, Janáček, and Mozart. A highlight of the program is a piece by the accomplished contemporary composer Bruce Adolphe entitled, Fra(nz)gmentation, a response to Schubert’s unfinished Quartettsatz. The quartet will also be joined by the fine clarinetist and CAG alumnus David Shifrin to perform Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major, K. 581.
Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY
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The Quest For Our Nostalgic Memories | MuSE

Violinist Iryna Krechkovsky and pianist Kevin Loucks premiere arrangements of songs from composers all over the world.
Tuesday, April 23 at 8 PM
Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door, $15 student/senior
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th St. New York, NY
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Florent Ghys + Bonjour

Bonjour – Thursday Afternoon

Florent Ghys presents music written for his ensemble Bonjour. Bonjour features Ashley Bathgate on cello, James Moore on guitar, Floren Ghys on bass, and Eleonore Oppenheim on bass.
Thursday, April 25 at 5 PM
Provincetown Playhouse 133 MacDougal Street New York, NY
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Digital Debussy

Digital Debussy is a collection of compositions riffing on Debussy with sampled sounds and beats, electro-acoustic transformation, and 21st Century virtuoso piano showpieces performed by Kathleen Supové. Digital Debussy features 3 world premiere pieces: Storefront Diva by Joan La Barbara, The Triumph of Innocence by Nick Didkovsky, and Shattered Apparitions of the Western Wind by Annie Gosfield.
Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 28 at 7 PM
Tickets $20
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, New York, NY
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The Complete Sacred Works | The Stravinsky Festival

Trinity Wall Street offers a three-day (April 26-28) festival celebrating the late sacred works of Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), ranging from his famous Symphony of Psalms to his last masterpiece, Requiem Canticles. Performed by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, NOVUS NY, and other musical guests, all conducted by Director of Music and the Arts, Julian Wachner. Prompted by the hundredth anniversary of the riot-inducingLe Sacre du Printemps, the festival will explore the works that pushed the limits of musical form and is still shaping generations of artists across every medium.
Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 8 PM, and Sunday, April 28 at 3 PM
FREE except for April 27 concert. Tickets $50 general admission, $20 students/seniors.
Trinity Wall Street, 74 Trinity Pl New York, NY
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Dan Deacon in the Charles Engelhard Court

Composer Dan Deacon (photo credit: Dan Deacon)

Composer Dan Deacon (photo credit: Dan Deacon)


Electronic composer and party instigator Dan Deacon performs in places ranging from the streets to the clubs to Carnegie Hall. His latest project, America, is a love letter and a call to action. Deacon brings his fluorescent creativity to the Met Museum with a new music/video piece, specifically created for The Charles Engelhard Court in the Met’s American Wing. This once-in-a-lifetime performance, combining audience-triggered sound and light, video projection with live and electronic sounds, explores Dan’s commitment to civic responsibility through the lens of innovative multimedia performance.
Saturday, April 27 at 8 PM
Tickets $27
Charles Engelhard Court, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave New York, NY
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Sam Reising

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Sam Reising is a composer living in New York City.

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