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15
Sep

This week: concerts in New York (September 15 – September 21, 2014)

Heart & Breath

Amy Beth Kirsten

Amy Beth Kirsten

A 21st-century fantasia on 17th-century Italian music and theater, Heart & Breath combines modern arrangements of music by Gesualdo and Monteverdi with contemporary works that blend music, dance, and theater, including composer Amy Beth Kirsten’s Colombine’s Paradise Theatre.
Thursday, September 18 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25-$40
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Tokyo To New York

Tokyo To New York is series of concerts in Tokyo and New York City to celebrate, honor, and recognize the connections between Tokyo and New York City. Since 2012, Tokyo to New York concerts have presented over 50 world premieres. The concerts feature new works composed for Western classical instruments as well as traditional Japanese instruments.
Friday, September 19 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $35, $30 seniors, $15 students
Bargemusic, Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY
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Coding of Evidentiality Ensemble

Coding of Evidentiality Ensemble performs at Spectrum.
Friday, September 19 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, New York, NY
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New Juilliard Ensemble

Harrison Birtwistle

Harrison Birtwistle

The concert features the world premiere of Alessandro Annunziata’s Ritrovare as well as Bernd Franke’s Veil 1, Shulamit Ran’s Fault Line, and Harrison Birtwistle’s Cantus Iambeus in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday.
Saturday, September 20 at 8:00 PM
Free
Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 155 W 65th St, New York, NY
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8
Sep

This week: concerts in New York (September 8 – September 14, 2014)

The Philip Glass Ensemble & Steve Reich and Musicians

Steve Reich and Philip Glass

Steve Reich and Philip Glass

For the first time in over 30 years, Philip Glass and Steve Reich reunite, joining their respective ensembles, as well as Nico Muhly, Timo Andres, Synergy Vocals, and others for a three-program retrospective of their inestimable collective legacy.
Tuesday, September 9 to Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30
Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, NY
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Brad Mehldau

Brad Mehldau performs an evening of music which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure.
Tuesday, September 9 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, NY
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Strange and Beautiful | Ensemble LPR

Ensemble LPR

Ensemble LPR

Ensemble LPR performs string quartets by John Lurie and his compositions re-imagined for string quintet.
Tuesday, September 9 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $18 day of show
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Il Grosso Nuovo | New York Baroque Incorporated

New York Baroque Incorporated performs the music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Stradella, and Huang Ruo.
Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15-$25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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An Evening of Music by Conrad Cummings

The performance features premieres of two commissioned works: the theatrical song cycle Thoroughfare, written for Metropolitan Opera tenor Keith Jameson with lyrics by Mark Campbell; and the virtuoso concert piece Golden Gate Fantasy, written for award-winning violinist Gregory Fulkerson.
Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 at the door, $15 online
The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
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Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau Duo

Brad Mehldau - Photo by Michael Wilson

Brad Mehldau – Photo by Michael Wilson

Nonesuch Records label-mates Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau play as a duet, with repertoire including classical transcriptions, pop covers, and original songs. Longtime admirers of each other’s work, mandolinist and singer Thile and pianist Mehldau first performed together in September 2011 as part of Mehldau’s residency at London’s Wigmore Hall before going on a brief tour in 2013.
Wednesday, September 10 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, NY
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Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish

The musically diverse vocalist performs works by iconoclastic American composers George Crumb and Charles Ives, with Gilbert Kalish on the piano.
Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, NY
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Guitar Plus: Sonic Stories

Ned Rorem

Ned Rorem

The program includes works by Golijov, Rorem, Piazzolla and Rossini. This program of four works that each tell a story – one surreal, another dramatic, one historic and the last operatic – promises to be a delightfully varied evening of music.
Friday, September 12 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20; Seniors, Students $10; Day of Show $25
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Alarm Will Sound

Alarm Will Sound performs two distinctive programs, featuring music by Steve Reich and others.
Friday, September 12 & Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, NY
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Composers & the Voice: Six Scenes

A concert of world premiere scenes from operas by emerging composers Guy Barash, Avner Finberg, Jeremy Gill, Andreia Pinto-Correia, Gity Razaz, Joseph Rubinstein and librettist Jason Kim created during AOP’s latest season of its Brooklyn-based training program Composers & the Voice.
Friday, September 12 & Sunday, September 14 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY
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@TignorTronics presents: Christopher Tignor, Hubble, Sontag Shogun

Christopher Tignor - Photo by Marilis Cardinal

Christopher Tignor – Photo by Marilis Cardinal

Featuring Christopher Tignor, Hubble, and Sontag Shogun.
Friday, September 12 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $8
The Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave. Brooklyn, NY
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Kettle Corn New Music

Sandbox Percussion

Sandbox Percussion

Up-and-coming percussion quartet Sandbox Percussion, comprised of Jonny Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum and Terry Sweeney will play a program of modern percussion quartet classics by David Lang and Steve Reich, recent works by David T. Little and Jonny Allen, as well as world premieres from Thomas Kotcheff and Kettle Corn composer Alex Weiser.
Saturday, September 13 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Minor Music Marathon

Jesse Krakow hosts the Minor Music Marathon at Spectrum.
Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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speakOUT | Hotel Elefant

Hotel Elefant

Hotel Elefant

Hotel Elefant enters its third season, speakOUT, focusing on music of personal or political nature. Anchoring the opening concert is the music of Iranian-born composer Sahba Aminikia, providing a snapshot of tensions in Iran. The evening will include a world premiere and Hotel Elefant commission by noise enthusiast Hannis Brown. Selections from the folk-influenced Mary Kouyoumdjian (executive director), an arrangement created especially for Hotel Elefant by pop-culture savant Matt Marks, and a piano trio elegy by Artistic Director Leaha Maria Villarreal round out the program.
Sunday, September 14 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series with Caleb Burhans

Multi-instrumentalist and singer Caleb Burhans will close out the series on Sunday, September 14 performing selections from his 2013 album, Evensong and more.
Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 PM
Free with museum admission
The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, NY
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Carolyn Enger

Carolyn Enger will be presenting the concert premiere of Sean Hickey’s Reckoning, dedicated to the memory of one of Sean’s dearest friends, Peter Moss. The piece has been given to his children, Lucy and Gideon, in honor of their father.
Continuing with The Birds of Barclay Street also by Hickey, dedicated to all those who lost their lives on the 11th of September, this is Sean’s most performed work.
Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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1
Sep

This week: concerts in New York (September 1 – September 7, 2014)

Karl Larson

Karl Larson

Karl Larson

Karl Larson (piano) returns to Spectrum with a program featuring works by David Lang, Scott Wollschleger, Beat Furrer, and Matt Evans.
Tuesday, September 2 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Resonant Bodies Festival

Lucy Dhegrae

Lucy Dhegrae

Resonant Bodies Festival features experimental vocal music by a variety of composers over three exciting nights at JACK in Brooklyn.
Tuesday, September 2 to Thursday, September 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students, $35 festival pass
JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, New York
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As One

As One is a new chamber opera—created by composer Laura Kaminsky, librettist Mark Campbell, and librettist/filmmaker Kimberly Reed—that relates the experiences and inner life of a transgender person moving toward self-realization.
Thursday, September 4 & Friday, September 6 at 7:30 PM; Saturday September 7 at 3 PM
Tickest $25
BAM Fisher, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY
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25
Aug

This week: concerts in New York (August 25 – August 31, 2014)

Taka Kigawa

Taka Kigawa

Taka Kigawa

Pianist Taka Kigawa performs Pierre Boulez’s complete solo piano music.
Sunday, August 25 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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LA CHAMBRE DES JEUX SONORES: Graphic scores for electric guitar

CD release concert for guitarist Alessandra Novaga’s album LA CHAMBRE DES JEUX SONORES.
Tuesday, August 26 at 8:15 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Labor Day Festival | Bargemusic

David Del Tredici

David Del Tredici

The Bargemusic Labor Day Festival features world premieres by Elizabeth Adams, Michael Brown, David Del Tredici, David Shohl, Hsueh-Yung Shen, David Taylor, and Randall Woolf.
Wednesday, August 27 to Saturday, August 30 at 7 PM; Sunday, August 31 at 4 PM
Tickets $35, $30 seniors, $15 students
Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY
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20
Aug

Kettle Corn New Music Satisfies Audience’s Sweet Tooth

kettle-corn-new-music-logoOn Saturday, June 14, 2014, I made the journey over to The DiMenna Center for Classical Music to hear Kettle Corn New Music’s concert featuring the piano trio Typical Music. Typical Music—consisting of Todd Reynolds (violin), Ashley Bathgate (cello), and Vicky Chow (piano)—played a wonderful and diverse program featuring the music of co-founder of Kettle Corn New Music Alex Weiser as well as music by Andy Akiho, Emily Cooley, David Lang, Donnacha Dennehy, and Todd Reynolds. Under the influence of Brooklyn Brewery beer and multiple bags of Kettle Corn NYC kettle corn (both offered at no expense to audience members), I relaxed in my chair and prepared myself for a chill and exciting concert experience.

Typical Music

Typical Music

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