joan-labarbara-photograph-by-mark-mahaney

This week: concerts in New York (May 22, 2017 – May 28, 2017)

Maithuna: Portrait of Mario Lavista

In collaboration with the Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón, Music of the Americas presents the U.S. premiere of Mexican composer Mario Lavista’s Maithuna, after the eponymous poem of Octavio Paz, as well as his Salmo for soprano and double bass, and other works.
Monday, May 22 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Nothing Forgotten

Violinist Claudia Schaer and cellist Marisol Espada will join forces with pianist Max Lifchitz for a free concert featuring chamber works by composers from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States.
Monday, May 22 at 8:00 PM
Free
Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York, NY
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Bang on a Can: Music Among Friends

Bang on a Can All-Stars (photo: Peter Serling)

Bang on a Can All-Stars (photo: Peter Serling)

In conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, Bang on a Can presents a pair of two concerts exploring artistic exchanges and their legacy for contemporary music. Part I explores Rauschenberg’s idea of the “Combine” and will feature Christian Wolff in conversation with David Lang and a performance by the Bang on a Can All-Stars.
Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Titus Theater 1 at The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
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Aeriality | Anna Thorvaldsdottir

Anna-Thorvaldsdottir

The New York Philharmonic premieres Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Aeriality on a concert that also includes the New York premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Wing on Wing featuring sopranos Anu Komsi and Piia Komsi and Brahms’s Violin Concerto performed by Leonidas Kavakos.
Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $19-$104
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
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Radicals in Miniature | Ain Gordon with Josh Quillen

Radicals in Miniature is a series of textual-sonic odes to personal icons of 20th century “alternative” culture that lost their toehold on immortality and (in the pre-Internet era) their place in public memory. Radicals is performed by 3-time Obie Award winner Ain Gordon and So Percussion’s Josh Quillen.
Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space, 450 West 37th Street, Suite 501, New York, NY
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Parables | American Composers Orchestra

Nina C. Young

Nina C. Young

American Composers Orchestra returns to the Sharp Theatre with special guests Rossen Milanov (conductor), Sharon Isbin (guitar), Meaghan Burke (vocals & cello), David Tinervia (baritone), and R. Luke DuBois (video), for evening of works by current composers known for stretching the limits of new classical music. Featuring world premieres from Alex Temple, Nina C. Young, and Carlos Simon alongside a classic by John Corigliano.
Tuesday, May 23 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $26 to $40
Symphon Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Bang on a Can: Music Among Friends

In conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, Bang on a Can presents a pair of two concerts exploring artistic exchanges and their legacy for contemporary music. Part II celebrates Rauschenberg’s collaborations with John Cage and David Tudor through immersive works by both composers, reimagined for today by David Lang, audio engineer and sound artist Jody Elff, and violinist Todd Reynolds.
Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Titus Theater 1 at The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
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Duo Noire

Mary Kouyoumdjian2 – Photo by Dominica-Eriksen

Mary Kouyoumdjian2– Photo by Dominica-Eriksen

The program will include world premieres by Gabrielle Herbst (“GABI”) and Golfam Khayam (ECM records). It will feature East Coast premieres by the composers Clarice Assad, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Gity Razaz, Gabriella Smith, and Courtney Bryan.
Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors/members
The Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 East 95th Street, New York, NY
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The Wanderlusting of Joseph C. | Joan La Barbara

Inspired by the obsessions, visions, and dreams of the American visual artist Joseph Cornell, The Wanderlusting of Joseph C. is a new song cycle composed by Joan La Barbara with lyrics by Monique Truong. The performance features Lauren Flanigan, baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco, soprano Julia Meadows, vocal innovator Joan La Barbara, and Ne(x)tworks.
Wednesday, May 24 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Currents | Nouveau Classical Project

Nouveau Classical Project--Photo by Julia Comita

Nouveau Classical Project–Photo by Julia Comita

Currents is an electro-acoustic concert that juxtaposes contrasting compositional styles in an eclectic program, celebrating the marriage of tradition and technology. Nouveau Classical Project will premiere new electro-acoustic works by composers who thrive in both the classical and pop worlds, including Olga Bell, Gabrielle Herbst, David Bird, and Isaac Schankler. VJ Mamiko Kushida will create ambient video projections for the performance, and musicians’ costumes will be styled by members of the NYC indie fashion collective Flying Solo.
Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Clíodna Shanahan / David Whitwell Duo – with Mark Kostabi & Swarmius

In their U.S. debut as a duo, American trombonist and countertenor David Whitwell and Irish pianist Cliodna Shanahan bring a program of premieres to NYC, featuring music by Hannah Kendall, Richard Causton, Gerald Barry, Girolamo Deraco, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Mark Kostabi, and the duo members.
Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Kostabi World Uptown, 357 East 62nd Street, New York, NY
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Season Finale | League of Composers

The Orchestra of the League of Composers performs a world premiere by Sheree Clement, a New York premiere by Fred Lerdahl, and works by Lisa Bielawa and Arvo Pärt.
Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $15 students/seniors
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Sound, Space, Simulation: Myth

Myth is the first of two events curated by Qubit New Music that highlight the intricate relationships between architecture and music. This event will explore the role of Myth and the Mythic in contemporary music, architecture, and design and will feature a visual exhibition from MIT’s architecture journal Thresholds, sculptures from the Boston-Based design firm WOJR, and music by David Bird performed by Laura Cocks, Meaghan Burke, and andPlay. The event will feature craft beer from Lagunitas Brewery, who have generously offered to sponsor the event.
Friday, May 26 at 5:00 PM
$15 suggested donation
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Yarn/Wire: New Music from Colombia

Yarn|Wire--Photo by Ed Lefkowicz

Yarn|Wire–Photo by Ed Lefkowicz

Two-piano, two-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire has their Americas Society debut in a program focusing on living composers from Colombia, including Ricardo Gallo, Carolina Noguera, and Damián Ponce de León. The performance also features a recent work by Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri.
Friday, May 26 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Dark Full Ride | Talujon Percussion

Talujon Percussion performs as part of the Rite of Summer Music Festival on Governors Island.
Saturday, May 27 at 1:00 PM
Free
Governors Island, Colonels Row, New York, NY
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Cosmology

Pianists Sylvie Courvoisier, Taka Kigawa, Tristan McKay, and Shira Shaked join Blueprints Piano Series directors Daniel Anastasio and Erika Dohi for an evening of cosmic music, spanning from the French Baroque to today.
Sunday, May 28 at 5:00 PM
Tickets $15
Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St, New York, NY
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Sound, Space, Simulation: Zone

Zone is the second and last event of Sound, Space, Simulation, and features a collaborative multi-media installation by Alec Hall and the New York architecture collective c-o-l-o-n, musical performances by Carolyn Chen with Weston Olencki, and a panel discussion with the artists following the event. The performance, discussion, and installation will merge to theorize and aestheticize the concept of the Zone as it relates to composition, design, and architecture.
Sunday, May 28 at 7:00 PM
$15 suggested donation
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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