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This week: concerts in New York (May 8, 2017 – May 14, 2017)

Matthew Goodheart + Matthew Ostrowski: Action at a Distance

Matthew Goodheart (piano, computer-controlled metal percussion) and Matthew Ostrowski (electronics, fluorescent lights) perform solo compositions based on computer control of musical and non-musical objects, while also performing together as an improvising duo for the first time.
Monday, May 8 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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John Luther Adams and Barry Lopez

Longtime collaborators John Luther Adams and author Barry Lopez discuss their work, which explores environmental concerns and the relationship between the physical landscape and human culture. With a performance of Among Red Mountains by pianist Lisa Moore and a reading of Lopez’s essay “The Invitation” by James Naughton.
Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $21 members, $15 30 and under (with ID)
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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loadbang Plays ICEBERG

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loadbang

loadbang premieres works by ICEBERG composers Drake Andersen, Alex Burtzos, Yu-Chun Chien, Will Healy, and Jonathan Russ. Also on the program is a work by a winner of ICEBERG’s 1st 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.
Wednesday, May 10 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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Miya Masaoka: A Line Becomes a Circle

Miya Masaoka presents A Line Becomes A Circle, a Shomyo-Noh chamber opera featuring a libretto with Haiku fragments written by the composer’s ancestor, the poet Shiki Masaoka (1867-1902). Inspired by a Fulbright trip to Japan in 2016 to study Noh, the piece is both sparse and rich, weaving together bel canto opera with Shomyo and Noh vocalizations and percussion.
Wednesday, May 10 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Glimpse | Daniel Zlatkin

This concert features six original compositions by Daniel Zlatkin. The program includes Glimpse II for solo viola, Prisoner’s Cinema for five cellos, Clifton Songs for mezzo-soprano and piano, Guardian for bass flute and piano, Fades for solo flute, and Revenants for brass sextet.
Wednesday, May 10 at 9:30 PM
Tickets $15-$25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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The Chiara String Quartet

Chiara Quartet - Photo Liz Linder

Chiara Quartet – Photo Liz Linder

The Chiara String Quartet performs the New York Premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s String Quartet No. 6 and Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet with Clarinetist Todd Palmer.
Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $50
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY
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Steinway Salon: Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore, pianist

Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore performs a special program, The Pleasure of Being Lost, curated by John Luther Adams. The program features piano works by composers who have influenced and informed his work. Composers include Peter Garland, Lois V Vierk, Jim Fox, Michael Byron, David Mahler, Lou Harrison, and Adams himself.
Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Guy Klucevsek: Bellows Brigade

Accordionist Guy Klucevsek presents Bellows Brigade, the most recent in a series of all-accordion groups that Klucevsek has put together over the decades. The repertoire features tunes and compositions by all the members of the band: Guy Klucevsek, Will Holshouser, Nathan Koci, and Kamala Sankaram.
Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Hunter Opera Theater presents: Lady Bird & Fireworks

Hunter Opera Theater presents the NYC Premieres of Henry Mollicone’s Lady Bird: First Lady of the Land and Kitty Brazelton’s Fireworks: An American Opera Buffa.
Thursday, May 11 & Friday, May 12 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15, $5 students/seniors,
Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, New York, NY
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Meaghan Burke: Creature Comforts Album Release

Singing cellist Meaghan Burke returns to Joe’s Pub to celebrate the release of her second album, Creature Comforts. Meaghan will be joined by The Rhythm Method string quartet, steel-string guitarist Zeke Healy, bass clarinettist Carlos Cordeiro, and drummer-percussionist Peter Wise.
Thursday, May 11 at 9:30 PM
Tickets $16
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY
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Exceptet

Exceptet

Exceptet

Exceptet performs premieres by Scott Wollschleger and Ben Brody, plus previously commissioned works by Fay Wang, Brooks Fredrickson, and Brian Petuch.
Friday, May 12 at 7:00 PM
Tickets ?
Metropolis, 1 Rivington Street, 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1), New York, NY
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Canticles of the Holy Wind

The Crossing performs John Luther Adams’s Canticles of the Holy Wind, a concert length work for 32 singers, to celebrate the CD release on Cantaloupe Music.
Friday, May 12 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35, $30 members, $25 30 and under (with ID)
St. Michael’s Church, Amsterdam Avenue near W 100th Street, New York, NY
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Silent Voices

Mary Kouyoumdjian2 – Photo by Dominica-Eriksen

Mary Kouyoumdjian2– Photo by Dominica-Eriksen

Hosted by Q2 Music’s Helga Davis, Silent Voices features new compositions from eight composers—Jeff Beal, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Nico Muhly, Shara Nova, Toshi Reagon, Kamala Sankaram, and Caroline Shaw—who boldly unpack their social experiences, observations, and questions about “otherness” in America.
Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 PM
Tickets from $20
BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Memes, Mimes & Moms

This concert features compositions by Melissa Grey, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, Mark Belodubrovsky, Douglas DaSilva, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mark Kostabi, and Richard Rodgers.
Friday, May 12 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $30, $15 students/seniors
Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal Street, New York, NY
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Sound of Silent Film Festival

The Sound of Silent Film Festival features newly commissioned scores performed live to modern silent films. This year’s program features films by Martin Scorsese, Guy Maddin, Jos Stelling, Martin Pickles and others.
Friday, May 12 at 10:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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David Lang, Jeffrey Zeigler & Molly Barth

David Lang

David Lang

Flutist Molly Barth and friends play music by composer David Lang from their upcoming CD on Cantaloupe Music. Performers joining Molly Barth are Jeffrey Zeigler, Matt Albert, David Riley and Stuart Gerber.
Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Ten Thousand Birds

An outdoor performance of John Luther Adams’s Ten Thousand Birds, in its New York premiere by the commissioning ensemble, Alarm Will Sound with music director Alan Pierson. For this immersive work, performers are situated throughout Morningside Park, playing material based on the songs of birds native to the eastern hardwood forest.
Sunday, May 14 at 7:30 PM
Free
Morningside Park, W 114th Street and Morningside Avenue, New York, NY
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