Pauline Oliveros

This week: concerts in New York (February 6, 2017 – February 12, 2017)

Remembering Pauline Oliveros

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the Park Avenue Armory host an open commemoration of the life and work of Pauline Oliveros on Monday, February 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. From 4pm to 8pm, there will be installations, meditations, stories, and performances followed by a concert at 8 PM.
Sunday, February 6 at 4:00 PM
Free
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave, New York, NY
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The Fool | Raúl De Nieves

From February 9-11, The Kitchen will present The Fool, a chamber opera by Raúl De Nieves and Colin Self. Scored in four acts for chorus and string ensemble, The Fool is an allegorical journey, drawing an ante-narrative around time, beauty, communion and mortality. The production stars Colin Self as the Old Woman, Raúl De Nieves as The Fool and the Dog, Alexandra Drewchin as the Child and Mehron Abdollmohammadi as the Mother.
Thursday, February 9 to Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY
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Love Every Note

RighteousGIRLS

RighteousGIRLS

The concert features new music with performances by Todd Reynolds, RighteousGIRLS, LILT, and Body Bag.
Friday, February 10 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Longleash with Anne Lanzilotti

Longleash Trio

Longleash Trio

Kettle Corn New Music presents the chamber music trio Longleash with special guest Anne Lanzilotti in a program exploring the relationships between contemporary American and Scandinavian music. The program features works by Scandinavian composers Saariaho, Abrahamsen, and Thorvaldsdottir paired with Americans Wollschleger and Marshall.
Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Kronos Quartet

Kronos returns to Zankel Hall with its next set of Fifty for the Future works. The program also includes additional works unrelated to Fifty for the Future.
Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 PM
Limited Availability
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Five Borough Songbook Volume II | 5 Boroughs Music Festival

Commissioned in honor of the 5 Boroughs Music Festival’s 10th anniversary season, the Five Borough Songbook, Volume II features music by Matthew Aucoin, Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Jonathan Dawe, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Whitney George, Marie Incontrera, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Robert Paterson, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears and Bora Yoon.
Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $30-$40, $20 students/seniors
Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 West 47th Street, New York, NY
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I ♥ Steel Pan | The Knights

Andy Akiho

Andy Akiho

This program by The Knights is an intimate performance with Rome Prize-winner, composer, and steel pan performer Andy Akiho. The program includes the world premiere of his Septet for steel pan, percussion, piano and string quartet, as well as works by Jaco Pastorius, Osvaldo Golijov, and Biagio Marini.
Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 advance, $21 at door
BRIC House Ballroom, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Lauren Ishida & Rachel Alexander Campbell

This concert features music by Holst, Vaughan Williams, Hovhannes, Cage, Juliana Hall, and Ben Yarmolinsky.
Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

Five Borough Songbook Volume II | 5 Boroughs Music Festival

Paola Prestini

Paola Prestini

Commissioned in honor of the 5 Boroughs Music Festival’s 10th anniversary season, the Five Borough Songbook, Volume II features music by Matthew Aucoin, Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Jonathan Dawe, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Whitney George, Marie Incontrera, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Robert Paterson, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears and Bora Yoon.
Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $25, $15 seniors, $10 students
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Queens, NY
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Joplin 150

In celebration of Joplin’s superlative music and its vast influence, Composers Concordance presents the program Joplin 150 at Spectrum NYC. Pianists Marija Ilic, Tristan Cano, and Jacob Rhodebeck will perform several of Joplin’s own compositions, plus contemporary compositions by Bruce Arnold, Charles Coleman, Dan Cooper, Peter Jarvis, Arthur Kampela, Gene Pritsker, Anton Rovner, and Sergio Valenzuela, among others. For a grand finale, the concert will culminate in a newly-composed suite for piano six-hands.
Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Joseph Houston + Aisha Orazbayeva: For John Cage

Morton Feldman

Morton Feldman

The piano + violin duo of Joseph Houston and Aisha Orazbayeva give a rare performance of Morton Feldman’s 1982 composition, For John Cage. The 75 minute performance will run without pause. The piece unfolds with slow, fragile gestures, often repeated with minute rhythmic variations, and always operating on the edges of audibility.
Sunday, February 12 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Unheard-of//Ensemble

Unheard-of//Ensemble celebrates the incredible impact The Firehouse Space has had on the New York new music community in a tribute to 246 Frost Street, the venue’s upcoming move, and to the Firehouse’s long future. Unheard-of performs Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time and Jesse Jone’s Snippet Variations. This concert, happening on the last day of The Firehouse Space’s performance calendar, honors the timelessness of the space where some of New York’s most innovative ensembles got their start.
Sunday, February 12 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY
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