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May

This week: concerts in New York (May 13 – May 19, 2013)

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) 25th Anniversary Celebration

The program will feature South American songs (“Odeon” by Nazareth, “Pra que discutir com Madame” by Haroldo Barbosa, “Carinhoso” by Pixinguinha); American popular song (“I’m Going to Make You Beautiful” by Maltby and Shire, “Just Like a Man” by Vernon Duke); and vocal music by Spanish, Russian, and German composers, ranging from Montsalvatge to Kurt Weill.

Monday, May 13 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $25
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues
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Music for Guitar and Organ

The first half of the program will include solos and duos for acoustic guitar and portative organ (a miniature pipe organ), including the Concerto for Lute in F Major by Karl Ignaz Augustin Kohaut the Austrian lutenist and composer of Czech descent who is considered one of the last important composers for Baroque lute. The second half of the concert will offer new works and transcriptions featuring the weightier combination of electric guitar and organ. Performers: Mak Grgic, acoustic and electric guitar, and Paul Vasile, organ.
Tuesday, May 14 at 8 PM
Tickets $25, $20 Students/Seniors
Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street, New York, NY
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Original Music Workshop (OMW) presents Strings and Borders

Cornelius Dufallo - Photo by Jill Steinberg

Cornelius Dufallo – Photo by Jill Steinberg

Featuring experimental violinists Dr. Johannes Rosenberg (Australia), Cornelius Dufallo (US) and Mari Kimura (japan). The concert will begin with brief solo performances by Dufallo and Kimura, followed by a trio improvisation featuring them and Rosenberg. Rosenberg will also perform an approximately 40-minute set accompanied by video of his Great Fences of Australia project.

Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM
Free but reservations must be made via email at rsvp@o-m-w.org.
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR, 44 Charlton Street, Manhattan
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Julio Estrada

Julio Estrada

Julio Estrada

The music of Julio Estrada is featured as part of Miller Theatre’s Composer Portraits series.
Thursday, May 16 at 8 PM
Tickets $25 – $30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street), New York, NY
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Queens New Music Festival | Periapsis Music and Dance

Artistic Director of Dance Leigh Schanfein is joined by guest choreographers Sarah Mettin (Mettin Movement), Lorena Egan (LorenaEganDance), and Yesid Lopez. Each choreographer will display his or her unique styles of movement, setting music by Artistic Director of Music Jonathan Howard Katz, Mary Kouyoumdjian, James Holt, Frederic Rzewski, and others.
Thursday, May 16 at 8 PM
Tickets $20
The Secret Theatre Main Stage, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY
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C4 & Friends

C4 joins with MATA and Contemporaneous in an evening of new music presented by Galapagos Art Space featuring C4 on Brent Michael Davids’ The Un-Covered WagonHee oo oom ha by Toby Twining and Contemporaneous on Bryce Dessner’s O Shut Your Eyes Against the Wind, and Big Dig by Ryan Brown.

Thursday, May 16 at 8 PM
Tickets $20
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street (Dumbo), Brooklyn
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Cadillac Moon Ensemble & Circles and Lines at Tenri

As part of a yearlong collaborative project, Cadillac Moon Ensemble presents an evening of pieces from composer collective Circles and Lines. Music by Eric Lemmon, Dylan Glatthorn, Angélica Negrón, Conrad Winslow, Noam Faingold.

Friday, May 17 at 5 PM
Tickets are: $15 general; $10 students and seniors
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, Manhattan
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Crash Ensemble at Carnegie Hall

Crash Ensemble (photo credit: Sophie Dennehy)

Crash Ensemble (photo credit: Sophie Dennehy)

Donnacha Dennehy’s haunting, lyrical That the Night Come anchors this concert that features Crash Ensemble, an Irish group that plays “with the energy and spirit of a rock group” (The New York Times), and soprano Dawn Upshaw, who has a special ability to bring an emotional immediacy and timelessness to new music.

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Friday, May 17 at 6 PM
Tickets from $36 – $50
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall
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Queens New Music Festival | Face The Music

Music by Steve Reich, Tristan Perich, San Francisco-based composer Dan Becker, and David Crowell. The program also includes the world premiere of Crossing by twelve-year-old, Russian-born composer Sofia Belimova. Ms. Belimova, who is enrolled in the Special Music School at the Kaufman Music Center, was named an Emerging Composer by the 2012 Tribeca Young Composer Competition.

Friday, May 17 at 8 PM
Tickets $20
The Secret Theatre Main Stage, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY
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Queens New Music Festival | Two Sides Sounding

New music ensemble TWO SIDES SOUNDING presents BROOKLYN QUEENS EXPRESSWAY, a concert featuring vocalists Daniel Neer and Eleanor Taylor and pianist Mila Henry in works that explore life in Brooklyn and Queens through snapshots of New Yorkers’ everyday modes of transportation. The program includes the premiere of BQE, an urban cantata by composer Robinson McClellan and lyricist Daniel Neer. Also featured are two world premieres inspired by the recent destruction to the Queens and Brooklyn coastline by the effects of Hurricane Sandy; Chandler Carter’s “Far Rockaway” and Patricia Burgess’ “Red Hook”, set to poems by Daniel Neer. Tom Cipullo’s “G is for Grimy: An Ode to the G Train” (with special guests mezzo-soprano Hayden DeWitt and tenor Brandon Snook), Eric Moe’s “Rapid Transit” and Gabriel Kahane’s “Coney Island Avenue” round out the program.
Saturday, May 18 at 1 PM
Tickets $20
The Secret Theatre Main Stage, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY
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Washington Square Winds celebrate National Chamber Music Month

As part of National Chamber Music Month, WSW will be performing a program of works composed within the past 100 years. The concert will be held at LIC Bar in its beautiful backyard area.
Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 PM
LIC Bar, 45-58 Vernon Blvd
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Queens New Music Festival | Thomas Piercy

A concert of new music by contemporary Japanese composers based on their thoughts about NYC and works by non-Japanese composers influenced/inspired by Japan (“Nihon no shiten” – “Japanese perspective”). This concert will be visually backed by projections of photos of New York City by photographer Christina Boers and photos of Tokyo by Thomas Piercy. Many of the pieces have been composed for and premiered by Thomas Piercy. Some of the pieces include the combination of Western classical instruments with traditional Japanese instruments (shakuhachi and hichiriki).
Saturday, May 18 at 3 PM
Tickets $20
The Secret Theatre Main Stage, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY
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Queens New Music Festival | Hans Tammen & The Third Eye Orchestra

Hans Tammen uses Earle Brown’s open form composition idea as a starting point to create a large multimovement piece for string and wind quartets, keyboards, rhythm section, voice and live sound processing. The composer has gathered a dream-team of some of the most virtuosic instrumentalists to ever elude labels or boundaries for the premiere of his new work PIKAIA, which combines composed material with extemporization to create a score whose modus operandi is constant change on every level. All About Jazz called the music “nothing short of breathtaking”, and “a masterpiece of musical evocation”.
Saturday, May 18 at 5 PM
Tickets $20
The Secret Theatre Main Stage, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY
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Queens New Music Festival | Kate Dillingham & Amir Khosrowpour

The Random Access Music composers’ collective presents Kate Dillingham and Amir Khosrowpour. Dillingham (Vc.) and Khosrowpour (Pno) will perform 6 new works—5 world premieres—by the composers of RAM and the Pittsburgh-based collective, Alia Musica, in this collaboration of artists from multiple locales. Included on the program will be works by B. Allen Schulz, David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, Wang Jie, Kerrith Levingood, and Federico Garcia.

Saturday, May 18 at 8 PM
Tickets $20
The Secret Theatre Main Stage, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY
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Season Finale: Sibelius, Debussy, Mauer

Violinist Airi Yoshioka and the New York Repertory Orchestra perform Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, Nocturnes by Debussy, and give the premiere of Illuminations of the Night by Peri Mauer.
Saturday, May 18 at 8 PM
FREE ($10 suggested donation)
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.) New York, NY
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I am Looking for a Sun | Tempus Continuum

Tempus Continuum Ensemble

Tempus Continuum Ensemble

The Tempus Continuum Ensemble will be premiering new works by emerging New York composers Anne H. Goldberg, Kevin Baldwin, and Alex Burtzos.
Saturday, May 18 at 8 PM
Tickets $8 to $10
The Cell, 338 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
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Queens New Music Festival | Kim-Castillo-Evol Trio

Violinist Karen Kim, composer Patrick Castillo, and poet Keno Evol present a program of contemporary solo violin music with the added dimensions of electronics and spoken word. The program revisits an experimental salon evening presented at The Third Place Gallery in Minneapolis on the occasion of the John Cage centenary—a meditation on Cage’s legacy, featuring a spoken word remix of Cage’s “The Future of Music: Credo” and the world premiere of Music for the Third Place: an aleatoric work for violin and electronics comprising pre-composed fragments, found sounds, field recordings, synthesizers, and live audio processing systems. Alongside these, the program incorporates music for solo violin by Jörg Widmann, John Harbison, and a newly commissioned work by Craig Woodward.
Sunday, May 19 at 1 PM
Tickets $20
The Secret Theatre Main Stage, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY
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Why Am I Hearing Rock in my Classical Music? | Face The Music

In Face the Music’s program, jazz and rock meet contemporary classical music in Andy Didorenko’s Concerto for Two Violins, featuring two of Face the Music’s longtime violin virtuosi; hip-hop violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain’s La La La La for chamber orchestra; and Face the Music’s own Ethan Cohn’s Lionfish for jazz combo. The concert will also include two classic works by Bang on a Can rock stars: Michael Gordon’s Yo Shakespeare and Julia Wolfe’s Lick.
Sunday, May 19 at 2:30 PM
Tickets $15 (all ticket sales benefit P.S. 142)
P.S. 142, 100 Attorney St., New York, NY
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Queens New Music Festival | Duo Sonidos

In the first half of this program, Duo Sonidos presents two commissioned scores: Volaverunt: Homage to Francisco Goya by the Spanish-Cuban composer Eduardo Morales-Caso, and the New York premiere of Jardin Bajo La Luna (Moonlight Garden) Suite by Spanish composer David Del Puerto. The program also includes the New York premiere of Tre Divertimenti by Catalan composer, Salvador Brotons. In the second half of the program, guitarist Adam Levin presents several new solo works dedicated to him from four generations of Spanish composers, which are also featured on his newest Naxos release, 21st Century Spanish Works for Guitar, Volume 1. The works presented on this program explore the diversity of Spanish repertoire written for solo guitar over the last five years. Selections include the US premiere of Two New Suggestions by Salvador Brotons, and the New York premieres of Handeliana by Ricardo Llorca, Caprichos No.8: Abstractions of Albeniz by Leonardo Balada, and Nostos: Suite for Guitar by Octavio Vazquez.
Sunday, May 19 at 3 PM
Tickets $20
The Secret Theatre Main Stage, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY
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Queens New Music Festival | Mantra Percussion

Mantra Percussion presents selections of their 3Nights portrait concerts (Music at First in Brooklyn Heights) of music by Paula Matthussen, Daniel Wohl, and Zs.

Mantra Percussion :: 3Nights :: May 16-18 :: Matthusen 5/16 :: Wohl 5/17 :: Zs 5/18

Sunday, May 19 at 6:30 PM
Tickets $20
The Secret Theatre Main Stage, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, 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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