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22
Dec

This week: concerts in New York (December 22 – December 28, 2014)

Not much is happening this week because of Christmas. What can you do instead? Take a second to peruse our New Music Holiday Gift Guide, and stay tuned for more exciting NYC shows in the coming weeks! Happy holidays!

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15
Dec

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

Blood Makes Noise | Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon (photo credit: Suzy Poling)

Holly Herndon (photo credit: Suzy Poling)

Holly Herndon presents two special evening concerts in the Guggenheim Museum’s Tower Gallery Level 5. Performing in collaboration with guest dancers and vocalists, the concerts highlight musical works written for a multichannel ambisonic speaker system, creating a uniquely immersive audience experience.
Monday, December 15 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Tickets $25, $20 members
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY
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Preformances with Allison Charney

Featuring the world premiere of a new setting of Kim D. Sherman’s Prairie Diaries for soprano, cello and piano, Chopin’s B-Minor Sonata and Barcarolle, and Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz.
Monday, December 15 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 members, $5 seniors
The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
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World Interpretations | Ensemble Pi

Laura Kaminsky

Laura Kaminsky

For their annual Peace Project’s ninth installment, music collective Ensemble Pi performs new commissions and other works, which examine the relationship of language, truth and politics – and how words change meaning when used in contexts different than the ones intended. The program will feature world premieres by Laura Kaminsky and Susan Botti, followed by the music of Jason Eckart, Byrant Kong, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs, New York, NY
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Master-Pieces | S.E.M. Ensemble

The S.E.M. Ensemble premieres the American/Czech composer Petr Kotik’s Master-Pieces (2014). The staged, 60-minute chamber opera features a libretto by Kotik, based on writings by Gertrud Stein and adapted to the stage by director Michael Rau.
Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, NY
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8
Dec

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

Face the Music: TAKE OFF!

Face the Music - Photo by Meg Goldman

Face the Music – Photo by Meg Goldman

Face the Music will feature two of its enembles: Face the Music Symphony will perform Symphonic Greek Dances by Paris Lavidis and Ravi Shankar’s rarely performed collaboration, Passages. Sound Bite Orchestra, which specializes in forms of creative improvisation, will perform an original work inspired by Walter Thompson’s Sound Painting.
Monday, December 8 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 members/students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Svjetlana Bukvich: Works from EVOLUTION and other stories

Bosnian-New Yorker Svjetlana Bukvich (minimoog, piano, voice) brings her signature sound to Roulette in a boundary-defying set featuring compositions from EVOLUTION, her recent release on PARMA’s Big Round Records.
Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 members/students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Adrianna Mateo

Adrianna Mateo

Adrianna Mateo

New music violinist Adrianna Mateo presents original songs with Stitch, her baby blue Tele, and various other instruments in tow.
Wednesday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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New and Old Music for Baroque Violas

Violists Kristina Giles and Jessica Meyer team up for an evening of duos and solos on gut-stringed violas. Baroque and classical works by LeClair and Campagnoli will be performed alongside the premiere of a duo by Jessica Meyer and a collection of duets by Luciano Berio. Meyer will also perform her solo loop of Dido from her new album, Sounds of Being.
Wednesday, December 10 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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1
Dec

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

John Stulz: Spectral Music for Viola

Composer Gyorgi Ligeti (photo credit: H.J. Kropp)

Composer Gyorgi Ligeti (photo credit: H.J. Kropp)

An evening of compositions exploring the contingency of composition and deconstructing the myth of the finished work. featuring compositions by Gyorgy Ligeti, Bruno Maderna, Horatiu Radulescu, and John Stulz.
Sunday, December 1 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Excelsis Percussion Quartet

The program will feature world premieres of pieces by Nadav Amir-Himmel, Avner Finberg, and Alex Nante as part of the joint call for scores between Excelsis and Bachovich Music Publications. The evening will also feature works by Paul Lansky, and original compositions and arrangements by friends and members of Excelsis.
Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 PM
The Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal Street, New York, NY
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On Behalf of Nature | Next Wave Festival

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk returns to BAM with her nimble vocal ensemble to present this mesmerizing hymn to compassion.
Wednesday, December 3-6 at 7:30 PM, December 7 at 3 PM
Tickets $20-$40
BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY
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24
Nov

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

AXIOM

John Cage - Photo by Steven Gunther

John Cage – Photo by Steven Gunther

AXIOM performs Cage’s Third Construction for percussion quartet with the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble, Nancarrow’s String Quartet No. 3, Nancarrow’s Three Movements for Chamber Orchestra, and Cage’s Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra with Juilliard pianist Han Chen.
Monday, November 24 at 8:00 PM
Free
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
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Masterworks Series | Bargemusic

Featuring music by Mozart, Poulenc, Shostakovich, Byron Adams, Alicia Jonas, and Dvorak.
Friday, November 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $35, $30 seniors, $15 students
Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY
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With Grace: The Music of Gwyneth Walker | DCINY

Gwyneth Walker

Gwyneth Walker

Featuring the music of Gwyneth Walker for women’s voices.
Saturday, November 29 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20-$100
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
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Composers Concordance Anniversaries Festival

Composers Concordance launches its Anniversaries Festival with the 6th Annual Composers-Play-Composers Marathon.
Saturday, November 29 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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