Archive for the ‘Recommended Concerts’ Category

28
Jul

This week: concerts in New York (July 28 – August 3, 2014)

José González / yMusic

yMusic - Photo by Ilya Nikhamin

yMusic – Photo by Ilya Nikhamin

Modern-day troubadour González’s poignantly delicate voice, masterfully eloquent classical guitar, achingly emotional melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics will be reframed by new chamber orchestra arrangements by Rob Moose in a world premiere collaboration with yMusic.
Thursday, July 31 at 7 PM
Free
Damrosch Park Bandshell, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
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ensemble, et al. and the Kraken Quartet

Original music written collaboratively by the members of ensemble, et al. and The Kraken Quartet. Both groups share an interest in exploring musical techniques drawn from their love of rock, electronic music, jazz and contemporary chamber music. Blending these styles with the mindset of a more traditional percussion quartet, both groups continuously push for new and unique sonic worlds, riding the line between modern composers and garage bands. Through this music, ensemble, et al. and The Kraken Quartet strive to create live experiences that are welcome at recital halls, bars, and everything in between.
Thursday, July 31 at 9 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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John King: Born Into Flames

John King

John King

Freshly returned from her first solo European tour, cellist and singer/songwriter Meaghan Burke presents a program melding new and brand-new songs (on such topics as ornithology, dietary restrictions, and the self-perpetuating mythology of New York City) with improvisations and a few hits from the John Cage Song Books.
Friday, August 1 at 8:45 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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21
Jul

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

The Knights

The Knights

The Knights perform music by Gyorgy Ligeti, Bela Bartok, Sufjan Stevens, Ljova, and Igor Stravinsky.
Tuesday, July 22 at 7:30 PM
Free
Historic Naumburg Bandshell, Concert Ground, Central Park, New York, NY
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SoSI in NYC

So Percussion (photo credit: Janette Beckman)

So Percussion (photo credit: Janette Beckman)

So Percussion with guests Matmos, Kid Millions, and Brian Chase.
Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30 PM
Tickets $12
Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Hitomi Honda, piano

Program to include J.S. Bach English Suite No.3 in G minor (BWV 808), as well as some works by living composers, including a piece by Brian Erickson.
Wednesday, July 23 at 7 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Cliff Kerr: American Debut

Pianist/composer Cliff Kerr makes his American debut.
Wednesday, July 23 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Gold Bolus Recordings release party

Gold Bolus Recordings throws a release party with performances by the artists that will cover avant-opera, geographically generated vocal minimalism, chamber pop, immense drones with oboes, and more.
Saturday, July 26 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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She, After

Daniel Felsenfeld

Daniel Felsenfeld

Daniel Felsenfeld’s opera, She, After follows two famous literary characters: Nora from Henrik Ibsen’s iconic play, “A Doll’s House,” and Alice from Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Only, these operas start where the traditional stories – the ones we’re familiar with – end. Nora has just left her husband, and Alice has grown old and is trapped in Wonderland. What will happen next? What will become of these women, after?
Saturday, July 26 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25, $20 students/seniors
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY
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14
Jul

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

SyndaKit | Elliott Sharp

SyndaKit is an algorithmic composition, an instruction set for a self-organizing system based on bird flocking, the way RNA molecules combine and reproduce, the lateral transmission of data  in African drum choirs, and the computer game “cellular automata” also known as “artificial life.”  SyndaKit creates organisms that groove in unison, that need to mutate and transform, that become static and decay.
Wednesday, July 16 at 7 PM and 9 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Stephane Ginsburgh, piano + Kurt Ralske, video

Morton Feldman

Morton Feldman

The music of Morton Feldman.
Thursday, July 17 at 7 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Jessica Meyer, violist & composer

Spectrum presents a preview of Jessica Meyer’s solo show entitled “Sounds of Being”: a surround-sound sensory experience where the music allows the listener to access a certain series of feelings framed by personal stories and anecdotes.
Thursday, July 17 at 9:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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7
Jul

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

Michael Mizrahi + Alex Sopp at Greenwich House Music School

Troy Herion

Troy Herion

Michael Mizrahi will give the NYC premiere of pieces by Troy Herion, Patrick Burke, and Asha Srinivasan. Michael will also perform works by Mark Dancigers, Beethoven, and Bach. Alex Sopp will perform pieces Nico Muhly, and Colin Jacobson. Michael and Alex will also perform a work by Judd Greenstein.
Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $12 students with ID
Greenwich House Music School 46 Barrow St, New York, New York
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Bang on a Can at the Jewish Museum

Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum continue their season-long partnership in presenting Other Primary Structures featuring performances by Bang on a Can All-Stars Vicky Chow and David Cossin with Dither Quartet’s Taylor Levine and James Moore. This concert of music by Louis Andriessen, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, and John Zorn is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Other Primary Structures.
Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $18, $15 seniors/students, $12 members
The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY
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The Passenger

Houston Grand Opera performs Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera The Passenger as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.
Thursday, July 10 to Sunday, July 13 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $75 to $250
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave, New York, NY
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Occupy Snag Harbor | ThingNY

A day of public art programming curated by Second Saturday Staten Island, the island’s only art walk. From 7 to 8 pm, thingNY will present This Takes Place Close By as part of Art Lab After Dark.
Saturday, July 12 from 1 PM to 11 PM
Free and open to the public
Staten Island’s Snug Harbor, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
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NY Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers with ETHEL & Iktus Percussion | Rite of Summer Music Festival

Iktus Percussion

Iktus Percussion

Rite of Summer collaborates with New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program, in presenting an exhilarating afternoon of world premieres inspired by New York City and its multicultural, multifarious history. Featuring renowned ensembles ETHEL and Iktus Percussion performing seven brand new compositions by children from the Philharmonic’s VYC program, two world premieres by NY Philharmonic teaching artist-composers Justin Hines and Angélica Negrón, and a few other musical surprises along the way.
Sunday, July 13 at 12 PM & 2 PM
Free
Governor’s Island, NYC
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30
Jun

This week: concerts in New York (June 30 – July 6, 2014)

LABA Presents: New Strings Attached

Nadav-Lev

Multi-faceted guitar virtuoso and a 2013/14 LABA fellow Nadav Lev brings forth a diverse selection of pieces for guitar and various ensembles, all written for him by some of the most prominent young composers to emerge from Israel.
Monday, June 30 at 8 PM
Tickets $15
The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York, NY
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New Music for Mixed Ensembles

The New Juilliard Ensemble performs works by Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, Henrik Strindberg, Donald Crockett, and Matthew Hindson.
Sunday, July 6 at 8 PM
Free
Museum of Modern Art, Sculpture Garden gate on West 54 Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, New York, NY
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