Kevin Puts

This week: concerts in New York (April 3, 2017 – April 9, 2017)

The Eroica Trio | Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2017

The Eroica Trio opens the 20th anniversary season of Victoria Bond’s Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival (CEC) with an all-American program featuring music by Paul Schoenfield, Bruce Wolosoff, and Kevin Puts.
Monday, April 3 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Passio | Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt - Photo by Peeter Langovits

Arvo Pärt – Photo by Peeter Langovits

William Trafka conducts St. Bartholomew’s Choir in Arvo Pärt’s Passio (1982), a setting of the Passion according to St. John in Latin, inspired by the austerity of medieval monophonic settings of the Passion but infused with Pärt’s harmonic style.
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35, $25 students/seniors
St. Bart’s, 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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David Greilsammer | The Crypt Sessions

Israeli pianist and conductor David Greilsammer gives the only North American performance of his Labyrinth program. The performance centers around Leoš Janáček’s cycle On An Overgrown Path, interspersed with works by C.P.E Bach, Mozart, and Jean-Féry Rebel, as well as the North American premiere of Lost in the Labyrinth by Israeli composer Ofer Pelz.
Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $50
Crypt Chapel of The Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th Street, New York, NY
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Phil Kline with Jim Jarmusch: Not Okay | Curated by Meredith Monk

Composer Phil Kline, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner, pianist Kathleen Supové, and percussionist David Cossin perform past, present, and future work, including music from Kline’s upcoming album and two theater works-in-progress, I Am Joan Crawford and Tesla.
Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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MEGA-ORGAN

Peter Evans, Ingrid Laubrock, Travis Laplante, and Amirtha Kidambi will play a concert of improvised music with Sky Macklay’s sonic and kinetic installation of inflatable harmonica-playing sculptures, MEGA-ORGAN.
Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 PM
Free
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY
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Lou Harrison Centennial Celebration with Pianist Sarah Cahill

Sarah Cahill - Photo credit: Christine Alicino

Sarah Cahill – Photo credit: Christine Alicino

Pianist Sarah Cahill celebrates the hundredth birthday of maverick composer Lou Harrison with a wide range of his piano music including early unpublished scores, his Schoenberg-inspired Suite, and his exuberant Summerfield Set, paired with music by his friends and colleagues including Henry Cowell and Johanna Beyer and a selection of Party Pieces written in “exquisite corpse” style by Lou Harrison, John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Virgil Thomson.
Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Three Generations: Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich

Music by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich is featured in a performance that’s part of Three Generations, a Reich-curated exploration of the changing direction of concert music from the mid-20th century to the present day.
Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 PM
Limited Availability
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Contemporaneous Plays ICEBERG

Contemporaneous

Contemporaneous

Contemporaneous, led by conductor David Bloom, premiere works by ICEBERG composers Victor Baez, Derek Cooper, Max Grafe, and Harry Stafylakis. Also on the program is a work by a winner of ICEBERG’s first call for scores. Like every ICEBERG event, this concert features an open bar happy hour beginning at 7:30, and a discussion with the composers and performers after the show.
Thursday, April 6 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $10 students
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Simultaneous Duo Version

n the U.S. premiere of this collaborative project between artists John Armleder and Christian Marclay, the artists present Simultaneous Duo Version featuring seminal works by George Brecht, John Cage, Kurt Schwitters, and LaMonte Young, in addition to their own works from the 1960s onward.
Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM
Free
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY
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On Fillmore: Happiness of Living Record Release

Glenn Kotche

Glenn Kotche

On Fillmore (Glenn Kotche and Darin Gray) celebrate the release of their new album Happiness of Living.
Saturday, April 8 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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New Music from Hong Kong

Linda Chatterton (flute), Rachel Brandwein (harp) and Aristo Sham (piano) premiere works by Hong Kong composers Ka-wai So, Austin Ho-Kwen Yip, Cynthia Chi-Wing Wong, Chi-hin Leung, Donald Man-Ching Yu, Wendy Wan-Ki Lee, and Galison Lau.
Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 PM
Free
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Johannes Maria Staud | Composer Portraits

Miller Theatre continues its 2016-17 Composer Portraits series with Johannes Maria Staud, featuring Ensemble Signal. The concert includes an onstage discussion with Norman Ryan and Johannes Maria Staud.
Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Simultaneous Duo Version

John Cage, Paris 1981 / Marion Kalter

John Cage, Paris 1981 – Photograph by Marion Kalter

n the U.S. premiere of this collaborative project between artists John Armleder and Christian Marclay, the artists present Simultaneous Duo Version featuring seminal works by George Brecht, John Cage, Kurt Schwitters, and LaMonte Young, in addition to their own works from the 1960s onward.
Saturday, April 8 at 8:00 PM
Free
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY
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FlexN

Reggie Roc Gray will be composing, creating, and producing a live professional recording with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, pianist Andy Akiho, percussionist Glenn Kotche, and other special guests to combine FlexN Dance with original music for the first time. The results will be presented in a live performance on Sunday, April 9th at 4 pm.
Sunday, April 9 at 4:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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