Archive for the ‘Recommended Concerts’ Category

29
Aug

Madame X: A New Opera With Old Charm in London

arcola-theatre-logoA new production with libretto and music by Tim Benjamin, Madame X premiered in London on Tuesday, August 25 at the Arcola Theatre, an intimate industrial space that almost lent itself to this small chamber opera.

The premiere was well-attended, with a sizable audience packed into a house where the front row is about 11 inches from the cramped stage – though you won’t notice the tight space when you see the brilliant set design by Lara Booth. With empty frames hung above the stage, blank canvases, sparse furniture, and a frame on the grounding marking the set dimensions, the design is clean, modern, and relevant to the opera: a take on Don Giovanni, featuring a poor painter and his fiancée, the greedy art dealer, a wealthy patron, a slimy art collector, and a party of drunken revelers.

Madame X - Photo credit Radius

Madame X – Photo credit Radius

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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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18
Aug

This week: concerts in New York (August 18 – August 24, 2014)

Steven Schick | Mostly Mozart Festival

John Luther Adams

John Luther Adams

Percussionist Steven Schick performs John Luther Adams’s The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies.
Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30 PM
Limited Availability
Clark Studio Theater, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
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International Contemporary Ensemble | Mostly Mozart Festival

ICE - Photo by Chad Batka

ICE – Photo by Chad Batka

International Contemporary Ensemble performs music by Alvin Lucier and premieres by Dai Fujikura, John Zorn, and Olivier Messiaen (arranged by Cliff Colnot).
Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 PM
Limited Availability
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave, New York, NY
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Mick Rossi: Outliers Series

3k3 is an improvising trio that is featured on this installment of Mick Rossi’s Outliers Series.
Saturday, August 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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International Strange Music Day 2014 Performance Soiree

August 24th is International sTRANGE mUSIC Day. To celebrate, some of the NYC area’s best and brightest composers and performers are getting together to have a very unserious session of music making. This as an opportunity to for them to share unusual sounds, unusual instrumentation,and unusual compositions rarely heard or new ones that will never be heard from again.
Sunday, August 24 at 7 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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11
Aug

This week: concerts in New York (August 11 – August 17, 2014)

Amernet String Quartet plays the music of Steven R. Gerber

Steven Gerber - Photo by Robin Holland

Steven Gerber – Photo by Robin Holland

The Amernet String Quartet plays the music of Steven R. Gerber at (le) poisson rouge.
Monday, August 11 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Lisa Bielawa: Residency at The Stone

At the invitation of John Zorn, composer and vocalist Lisa Bielawa will curate and perform in a series of eight concerts over six nights at The Stone. The series, which Zorn conceived as a retrospective, features different performers and music each night and showcases the rich set of friends and fellow musicians with whom Bielawa, known for taking inspiration for her work from literary sources and close artistic relationships, has collaborated over the years.
Tuesday, August 12 to Sunday, August 17 at 8 PM
Tickets $15 advance
The Stone, Corner of Avenue A and 2nd Street, New York, NY
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Recital Featuring All American Composers by Up and Coming American Group: Duo FAE

John Adams - Photo by Margaretta Mitchell

John Adams – Photo by Margaretta Mitchell

This recital features young performers Charlene Kluegel, violin and Katherine Petersen, piano who comprise Duo FAE. The duo will present works by contemporary composers Jared Miller, Christa Marie Emersen,  John Adams, Ives, Gershwin/Heifetz, and William Bolcom.
Wednesday, August 13 at 9 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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4
Aug

This week: concerts in New York (August 4 – August 10, 2014)

Prague Symphony | Mostly Mozart Festival

Composer Alfred Schnittke (photo credit: KEYSTONE)

Composer Alfred Schnittke (photo credit: KEYSTONE)

Christian Tetzlaff joins the Festival Orchestra to perform Mozart’s First Violin Concerto, written when the composer was still a teenager. Louis Langrée conducts the program, which also includes Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony, a Haydn overture, and Alfred Schnittke’s contemporary mash-up of the two masters.
Wednesday, August 5 & Thursday, August 6 at 8 PM
Tickets $35-$85
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
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Karl Larson plays piano music of Alex Weiser and Scott Wollschleger

Pianist Karl Larson plays the piano music of composers Alex Weiser and Scott Wollschleger.
Friday, August 8 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students
Scholes Street Studio, 46 Scholes St Brooklyn, NY
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Pam Goldberg, Esther Noh, Caitlin Sullivan and Allison Charney | Rite of Summer Music Festival

Rite of Summer’s very own, pianist and ROS co-director Pam Goldberg, will collaborate with Esther Noh, Caitlin Sullivan and Allison Charney in a program titled American and Argentine Sounds from Bolcom to Piazzolla.
Saturday, August 9 at 1 PM & 3 PM
Free
Governor’s Island, New York, NY
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ICN International Music Festival

Lukas-Foss-by-Co-Broerse-600w

The program features music by Franz Liszt, George Gershwin, Maurice Ravel, Jules Massenet, Lukas Foss, Georges Bizet, Zheng Qiu Feng, Li Ying hai, Wang Jian Zhong, and Frederic Chopin.
Saturday, August 9 at 6 PM
Tickets $35-$85
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
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