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This week: concerts in New York (July 15 – July 21, 2013)

At the Other Side of the Earth (A Riot Girl Opera)

Marie Incontrera

Marie Incontrera

At the Other Side of the Earth is a modern-day lesbian punk opera about love in an oppressive nation, and how one girl learns to break the rules in order to find happiness. Aurora is forced to face who she truly is when she meets Layla, an out-and-proud “riot grrrl” with a bold and brazen demeanor. Layla’s radical political activism and boyish charm cause Aurora great inner turmoil and conflict until she comes out, gaining confidence and proudly declaring herself. When the two women begin their affair, their love clashes with an oppressive, conservative society where same-sex relationships are against the law. Their struggle with a George Orwellian law enforcer, appropriately named The Man, proves to be both terrifying and hilariously futile, as the two women attempt to follow their hearts to great risk.
Monday, July 15 at 9 PM
Tickets $18
The Wild Project 195 East 3rd street New York, NY
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Yoshiko Klein, recorders

This concert features music for recorders by Fausto Romitelli, Roderik de Man, Calliope Tsoupaki, Emanuele Casale, and a world premiere by Brad Henkel.
Tuesday, July 16 at 8 PM
Tickets $15
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY
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Music of Contemporary Spanish Composers, Concert 1 | Jose Menor

This concert features music by Joan Albert Amargos, Benet Casablancas, Octavio Vazquez, José Menor, Ramon Paus, Hector Parra, and Joan Guinjoan.
Wednesday, July 17 at 6 PM
Tickets $15
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY
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Music of Contemporary Spanish Composers, Concert 2 | Jose Menor

Angel Illarramendi

Angel Illarramendi

This concert features music by Angel Illarramendi, Ramón Paus, José Zárate, Gabriel Erkoreka, Benet Casablancas and Joan Guinjoan.
Thursday, July 18 at 7 PM
Tickets $15
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY
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Matsukaze

Inspired by a popular 15th-century play crafted in part by Noh master Zeami, the opera features a spare, ethereal score by Toshio Hosokawa, one of Japan’s most prominent living composers of contemporary classical music. Matsukaze tells the story of two sisters, two lingering spirits, who wander the porous boundary of the living and the dead in hopes of being freed from a former mortal lover. John Kennedy conducts the Talea Ensemble and a cast of soloists and chorus in this arresting, dreamlike performance set in the shadowy place where the wall between the ephemeral and the corporeal disappears.
Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35 – $75
Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W 59th St New York, NY
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Michaels Reise um die Erde

Avery Fisher Hall is set to be transformed in the overdue American premiere of this seminal instrumental opera by 20th-century musical visionary Karlheinz Stockhausen in a production from the Wiener Taschenoper. Michaels Reise um die Erde (“Michael’s Journey Around the World”) is the second act of his opera Donnerstag (“Thursday”), part of his monumental career-capping seven-opera cycle titled Licht, only portions of which have ever been produced. The musicians of Cologne-based Ensemble musikFabrik provide the propulsive sonic background of this unforgettable event.
Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 20 at 8 PM
Tickets $25 – $110
Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Square #132, New York, NY
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[email protected]: The Holy Visions

John Zorn

John Zorn

The first night of [email protected] consists of two lyrical works for a cappella female voices: Shir Ha-Shirim (“Song of Songs”), inspired by one of the Hebrew scriptures’ most enigmatic texts, and Zorn’s mystery play The Holy Visions, based on the work of 12th-century mystic Hildegard von Bingen. The evening concludes with Zorn himself at the controls of Alice Tully Hall’s Kuhn organ performing a wild recital of improvisations called The Hermetic Organ.
Thursday, July 18 at 8 PM
Tickets $25 – $50
Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage, 1941 Broadway (on 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam), New York, NY
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Red Desert

Red Desert plays an evening of sounds floating between lines of modernity: birds, lovers, gongs, war drums, waves, sleeping, baseball and ancient lakes. Red Desert is Katie Porter (clarinet, bass clarinet) and Devin Maxwell (percussion, electronics).
Thursday, July 18 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, NY
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Terry Riley’s In C in Fort Greene Park

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn and Fort Greene Park Conservancy present an open-invite performance of Terry Riley’s In C. The concert is free and open to all – bring your picnic blankets!
Saturday, July 20 at 6 PM
Free
Martyrs Monument, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY
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[email protected]: The Complete String Quartets

The second evening turns the focus to Zorn’s six powerful works for string quartet, performed together in a single evening for the very first time, featuring three of New York’s boundary-pushing ensembles: the JACK Quartet, the Alchemy Quartet, and Brooklyn Rider.
Saturday, July 20 at 8 PM
Tickets $25 – $50
Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage, 1941 Broadway (on 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam), New York, NY
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