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21
Apr

This week: concerts in New York (April 21 – April 27, 2014)

The Business of Being a Composer Part 2 | MATA Festival

MATA Festival

MATA Festival

The legendary Ralph N. Jackson will host a workshop on the business of being a composer. The second of two such workshops during this year’s festival, this one will focus on how to present yourself and interact with existing classical music institutions. Guests will include BMI’s VP of Classical Music Deirdre Chadwick who will discuss licensing your music, and others.
Monday, April 21 at 11 AM
RSVP to info@matafestival.org
BMI, 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY
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Music in the Afternoon | MATA Festival

Two snare drummers 150 yards apart turn the High Line into a giant monochord; what you hear will depend on where you stand.
Monday, April 21 at 1:30 PM
Free
The High Line, Between 19th and 21st Street, New York, NY
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Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2014

The second program in Victoria Bond’s Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival features Margaret Brouwer’s Blue Streak Ensemble in its New York debut. The April 21st performance includes the world premiere of Brouwer’s Inner Voices and the New York premiere of her Shattered Glass. Blue Streak also performs selections from Victoria Bond’s opera Clara (featuring soprano Sarah Beatty and baritone Branch Fields) and the world premiere of Oscar-winning composer Jonathan Tunick’s Trio.
Monday, April 21 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Man Forever and So Percussion

So Percussion (photo credit: Janette Beckman)

So Percussion (photo credit: Janette Beckman)

Man Forever and So Percussion will perform their new collaborative album Ryonen in its entirety at Le Poisson Rouge in New York on April 21st to celebrate its release.
Monday, April 21 at 8 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $17 day of show
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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14
Apr

This week: concerts in New York (April 14 – April 20, 2014)

Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble

Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble on tour, 1/2

Americas Society will host a concert by the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble (ICCE).
Monday, April 14 at 7 PM
Free for Americas Society members, $20 for nonmembers, $10 for students with ID
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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On The Art Of Curation | MATA Festival

A panel discussion on the art of curating a concert program led by MATA’s outgoing Artistic Director Yotam Haber with special guests Melissa Smey, Chris McIntyre, Amelia Lukas, Mark Peskanov.
Wednesday, April 16 at 7 PM
RSVP to info@matafestival.org
BMI, 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY
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Voices Up! New Poems Set to Music

Tigue

Music by TIGUE Percussion, Kyle Vegter, and Lawrence Kramer.
Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 PM
Free
Fordham University—Lincoln Center, NW Corner 60th St. and Columbus Ave., 12th Floor Lounge, New York, NY
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7
Apr

This week: concerts in New York (April 7 – April 13, 2014)

Cymbeline | Metropolis Ensemble

Metropolis Ensemble

Metropolis Ensemble

New Music by David Bruce, Chris Cerrone, Jakub Ciupinski, Vivian Fung.
Monday, April 7 at 7 PM
Tickets $15-$75
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Imani Winds | Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2014

Imani Winds - Photo by Chris Carroll

Imani Winds – Photo by Chris Carroll

Grammy-nominated Imani Winds opens Victoria Bond’s Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival with a program of music by Valerie Coleman (who is also flutist of the ensemble). Along with Da Capo Chamber Players, Imani Winds presents an array of Coleman’s unique compositions which incorporate jazz, Afro-Cuban traditions, and various distinct sonorities found within the African continent, including three world premieres and one New York premiere.
Monday, April 7 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, students $15
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Music of Grigory Smirnov

The concert presents new works by Grigory Smirnov featuring stellar performers of the new generation from the NYC area.
Monday, April 7 at 8 PM
Tickets $20-$30, $25 seniors, $10 students
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th Street, New York, NY
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31
Mar

This week: concerts in New York (March 31 – April 6, 2014)

Musica Sacra and Kent Tritle present Meredith Monk and the NY Premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s amass

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk along with Katie Geissinger will present Nightfall, written for Musica Sacra and performed in concert for the first time by the chorus. Selections from ATLAS, Part III: Invisible Light and Facing North will also be performed. The New York Premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s amass will be presented on the second half of the program. Traditional texts from the Roman Catholic mass provide the framework for the composition, along with poetry from Saint John of the Cross, medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, and Eastern texts from the Hindu poet Tukaram.
Monday, March 31 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30-$50
Alice Tully Hall, Adrienne Arsht Stage, 1941 Broadway, New York, NY
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Pop-Up Concerts | Tony Arnold and Jacob Greenberg

Harawi, a 12-part song cycle, is the first part of Olivier Messiaen’s “Tristan Trilogy,” a series in which he explores the themes of love and death, particularly in relation to the myth of Tristan and Isolde. The French composer is revered as one of the pioneers of modern music and serialism, and was a longtime professor at the Paris Conservatoire, where his pupils included Boulez and Stockhausen.
Tuesday, April 1 at 6 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Cypress String Quartet

Cypress String Quartet - Photo by Gregory Goode

Cypress String Quartet – Photo by Gregory Goode

Cypress String Quartet performs works by Dvořák, Tsontakis, and Schubert.
Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30-$35
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs, New York, NY
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24
Mar

This week: concerts in New York (March 24 – March 30, 2014)

Kronos Quartet 40th Birthday Celebration

Kronos Quartet - Photo by Jay Blakesberg

Kronos Quartet – Photo by Jay Blakesberg

One of the most renowned and influential new-music groups of our time, the Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary with an exclusive evening of music and conversation at The Greene Space.
Monday, March 24 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $40
The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY
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Intersections: An Evening with Build, itsnotyouitsme, Empyrean Atlas, and Special Guests

Build - Photo by Jen McManus

Build – Photo by Jen McManus

A mini-fest of music at the intersection of composition and a band aesthetic features ensembles Build, premiering new works that will be a part of their forthcoming third album; itsnotyouitsme, performing material from their 2013 New Amsterdam Records release This I; and Empyrean Atlas, who will celebrate the release of their second album at Roulette. Special guests to be announced.
Monday, March 24 at 8 PM
General Admission $15, Members/Students/Seniors $10, FREE for All Access Members
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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The Well-Extended Piano

Reinier van Houdt will present the piano in its own expanding and often ephemeral universe. In his program the piano is featured as the protagonist in a fragmentary collection of journal-entries (Ferrari), as a solitary ear exploring tones within a rotating field (Pisaro), as an audioscanner highlighting the outlines of an evolving structure (Adriaansz), or finally as an endangered species, time and again surviving its own extinction (Curran).
Tuesday, March 25 at 8:45 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, New York, NY
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So Percussion & Buke and Gase | Ecstatic Music Festival

So Percussion (photo credit: Janette Beckman)

So Percussion (photo credit: Janette Beckman)

An essentially Ecstatic collaboration between two Ecstatic Music Festival alumnae groups, this concert brings together innovative percussion quartet So Percussion with master instrument builders and Brassland artists Buke and Gase, one of the most talked-about bands touring today. The two groups will perform new work together featuring new instruments built by Aron Sanchez from Buke and Gase, alongside So’s regular mess of traditional percussion instruments, electronics, toys and other noise-generating objects, plus Buke and Gase’s homemade instruments including the “buke,” a six-string former-baritone ukulele; and the “gase,” a guitar-bass hybrid.
Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th Street New York, NY
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17
Mar

This week: concerts in New York (March 17 – March 23, 2014)

A Tribute To Robert Ashley

Robert-Ashley

With the sudden passing of Robert Ashley, Dorian Wallace’s The Free Sound Ahn-somble presents a tribute to the master composer.
Tuesday, March 18 at 9 PM
Tickets $12
SOMETHIN’ Jazz Club, 212 E 52nd St, New York, NY
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Tentative Armor

Dixon Place is presenting the premiere of Michael Harren’s new solo work, Tentative Armor. Equal parts music and monologue, Tentative Armor is a darkly comedic collection of the performer’s first­-person stories of grief, sexuality and self-­discovery.
Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 at the door, $12 advance, $10 students/seniors
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
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Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens, & Nathan Koci | Ecstatic Music Festival

Timothy Andres - Photo by Jonathan Waiter

Timothy Andres – Photo by Jonathan Waiter

Timo Andres offers a new song cycle specifically created for fellow rising-star composers and multi-instrumentalists Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens and Nathan Koci. A multi-movement work inspired by old fashioned American parlor songs, Andres has invented his own set of “work songs” set to texts having to do with facets of professions, jobs and labor. The song arrangements are tailored to the unique strengths of the group, with the singers joining in on guitars, keyboards, accordion and banjo. The program will also include individual work by each of the other gifted composers in the collective, all arranged for the quintet to perform together.
Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th Street, New York, NY
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