ACME – Photo by Ryuhei Shindo

This week: concerts in New York (September 10 – September 16, 2012)

Complete String Quartets | Steve Reich, ACME

ACME - Photo by Ryuhei Shindo

ACME – Photo by Ryuhei Shindo

ACME performs Steve Reich’s string quartets Different Trains, Triple Quartet, and WTC 9/11 at Le Poisson Rouge.

Tuesday, September 11 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
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Turntable History/Spin Ensemble | Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt’s Turntable History/Spin Ensemble and his solo work for his amplified “excited strings” bass Nodal Excitation will be performed.

Tuesday, September 11 at 8 PM
Tickets $15 / $12 members+students
Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, 113 Remsen St, Brooklyn
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Happy Birthday, Conlon! A Tribute to Nancarrow on his 100th Birthday | The Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo

The Bugallo-Williams piano duo perform a program of Conlon Nancarrow along with a few other artists at Le Poisson Rouge.

Tuesday, September 11 at 8 PM
Tickets Advance $15, Day of Show $20
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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New York Piano Quartet Performs Austrian Composers

In a program featuring Austrian composers from yesterday and today, the New York Piano Quartet performs the magnificent one-movement virtuosic “Rhapsodie” by Joseph Marx (a work, of which in 2010 the New York Piano Quartet gave the American premiere), paired with Korngold’s monumental Suite Op. 23 for piano left hand and strings, as well as with Gernot Wolfgang’s jazzy 2011 “From Vienna with Love”, which was dedicated to, and premiered and recorded by the New York Piano Quartet – this work represents a completion of the unfinished sketch for a second movement of Mahler’s own 1879 piano quartet.

Wednesday, September 12 at 8 PM
Tickets $20; Members, Students, Seniors $15; Day of Show $25
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway New York, NY
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Moving Sounds Festival | Mivos Quartet

This concert will feature works by two young composers, Reiko Fueting and Carl Christian Bettendorf. Both left their native Germany over a decade ago, and they have found new homes within a few blocks from each other, at the Manhattan School of Music (Fueting) and Columbia University (Bettendorf). After having received their doctorates from these institutions, they currently serve on the composition and theory faculties of their respective alma maters.

Mivos Quartet - Photo by Ralf Puder/Nana Fran

Mivos Quartet – Photo by Ralf Puder/Nana Fran

 

Thursday, September 13 at 6 PM
FREE but RSVP required
German Consulate General, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY
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New York Philharmonic Brass Trio

In a program running the gamut from baroque to modern times, they perform works by Bach, Boehme, Poulenc, Gershwin, Kern, Ewazen and Schnyder. Don’t miss this exciting concert!

Thursday, September 13 at 6 PM
Tickets $20; Members, Students, Seniors $15; Day of Show $25
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway New York, NY
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Touch.30 Live in NYC | Philip Jeck with Ted Riederer + Ken Montgomery

Philip Jeck performs live accompanied by Ted Riederer on electric guitar and vinyl lathe. Riederer will record and cut the performance straight to vinyl as it happens, handing these records instantly to Jeck. The process repeats continuously as the music evolves. Ken Montgomery will perform“8-Track Magic”.

Thursday, September 13 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $12 Members + Students, Festival pass: $45 / $36 Members
22 Boerum Place, Ground floor, Brooklyn, NY
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Duo Bellarosa-Vergini (Italy), saxophone/piano

New York Chamber Music Festival presents the New York Recital Debut of the Italian Duo Bellarosa-Vergini (saxophone-piano), winners of the 2012 Salieri-Zinetti international competition in Verona, Italy. Duo Bellarosa-Vergini possesses a rare combination of fabulous virtuosity and phenomenal artistry. The collaboration between the saxophonist Guerino Bellarosa and the pianist Marco Vergini is based on a shared deep interest in 20th C. music, as well as contemporary works. The ensemble combines outstanding interpretations of original chamber repertoire with special attention to the innovative harmonic tonal nuances. In this program – sonatas by Decruck, Albright, Creston, and Ravel.

Friday, September 14 at 5:30 PM
FREE
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway New York, NY
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Touch.30 Live in NYC | Eleh (US Debut) + Lary 7

ISSUE Project Room is pleased to present Eleh’s first live appearance in the US. Eleh create highly minimal and deeply spiritual pure analog electroacoustic music with emphasis on tonal juxtapositions, bass tones andvarious acoustic phenomenon. Eleh’s work emphasizes the physical presence of sound as it has been inspiredby the physical world. Eleh will be joined by Lary 7.

Friday, September 14 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $12 Members + Students, Festival pass: $45 / $36 Members
22 Boerum Place, Ground floor, Brooklyn, NY
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Touch.30 Live in NYC | Chris Watson + Marcus Davidson

ISSUE Project Room presents The Bee Symphony (US Premiere) and other works by Chris Watson and Marcus Davidson as part of the week long festival celebrating Touch’s 30th Anniversary. Comprised of field recordingsby Chris Watson and Mike Harding, presented by Harding with a vocal arrangement conducted live by MarcusDavidson, The Bee Symphony explores the vocal harmonies between humans and animals. Harding alsopresents Watson’s Forest Floor, recordings from the jungle in Borneo, and the World Premiere of a new workby Watson and Davidson, a journey from Bergen, off the coast of Norway, to Antarctica, above and below thesurface of the ocean.

Chris Watson & Marcus Davidson – The Bee Symphony [excerpt]

Saturday, September 15 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $12 Members + Students, Festival pass: $45 / $36 Members
22 Boerum Place, Ground floor, Brooklyn, NY
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The Art of American Song | Carole Farley & Friends

Legendary MET Opera star soprano Carole Farley is featured in an evening of American song, accompanied by the world-renowned composers who wrote these works: Ned Rorem, William Bolcom, David Leisner and Paul Moravec.

Saturday, September 15 at 8 PM
Tickets $20; Members, Students, Seniors $15; Day of Show $25
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway New York, NY
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Mivos Fundraising Party

Mivos Quartet welcome their new cellist, Mariel Roberts. There will also be performances by special guests.

Sunday, September 16 at 5 PM
FREE (Donation Suggested)
Spectrum NYC, 121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY
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Touch.30 Live in NYC | Touch ensemble

The Touch Ensemble performs at Phil Niblock’s Experimental Intermedia with JG.Thirlwell, Philip Jeck, KenMontgomery, Marcus Davidson, Lary 7, and Dave Knapik. Conducted by Mike Harding.

Sunday, September 16 at 7 PM
Tickets $15 / $12 Members + Students, Festival pass: $45 / $36 Members
Experimental Intermedia, 224 Centre Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY
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