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This week: concerts in New York (June 19, 2017 – June 25, 2017)

Infrequent Seams Festival

New York record label Infrequent Seams partners with S.E.M. Ensemble and Anagram Ensemble to present Infrequent Seams Festival 2017: a series of concerts that will celebrate the long history of musical experimentation in New York and beyond. With over 30 performances the festival promises to bring an expansive array of musical stylings in an informal setting. Some highlights include the S.E.M. Ensemble playing music by Petr Kotik and Philip Glass –– a series of solo sets by the members of Anagram Ensemble –– and performances by multuple artists on the Infrequent Seams roster. Furthermore, Providence Research Ensemble, James Ilgenfritz and Ben Richter will all celebrate the release of their new albums.
Monday, June 19 to June 22 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Willow Place Auditorium, 26 Willow Place, Brooklyn, NY
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DePauw School of Music’s 21CM Initiative Presents: 9 Horses with Goldfeather

DePauw School of Music invites you to join them for an evening of music at Le Poisson Rouge featuring 9 Horses – winner of DePauw’s 2016 21CM  Emerging Artist Competition – and Goldfeather.
Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Wu Man

Wu Man (photo: ⓒ Stephen Kahn)

Wu Man (photo: ⓒ Stephen Kahn)

Pipa virtuoso Wu Man and her longtime collaborators the Shanghai Quartet return to New York for a program that blends the traditional music of China with contemporary works by Chinese composers.
Tuesday, June 20 & Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $45
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave, New York, NY
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Brendon Randall-Myers: Dynamics of Vanishing Bodies

Composer Brendon Randall-Myers continues his artist residency at Roulette with Dynamics of Vanishing Bodies. Bookended with solo and duo sets by Randall-Myers and vocalist Doug Moore, Dynamics of Vanishing Bodies will premiere two large pieces by Randall-Myers written from opposing angles — first, a set of microtonal electro-folk songs for soprano Eliza Bagg, and second an electric guitar quartet for DITHER. At play are psychoacoustic effects (timbral fusion and phantom rhythms) created by overtone interaction, interlaced with gradual decay in cycles at a nearly-imperceptible scale.
Tuesday, June 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Make Music New York

Now entering its 11th year, Make Music New York is a unique festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 750 cities around the world – a global celebration of music making. From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions – from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock – perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.
Wednesday, June 21 at 10:00 AM
Free
Various Locations, New York, NY
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Nothing / Everything Changes: Petr Kotik @ 75 w/ Philip Glass, George Lewis & Alex Mincek

Petr Kotik-- Courtesy of the S.E.M. Ensemble.

Petr Kotik– Courtesy of the S.E.M. Ensemble.

Petr Kotik celebrates 75 years with special guests Philip Glass, George Lewis and Alex Mincek in conversations and performances in a retrospective program of his most iconic works. In addition to these guests, also performing will be members of the S.E.M. Ensemble, oboist Jacqueline LeClair and the Momenta Quartet.
Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 PM
Tickets $20-$25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Tragedy Opera

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wild Up

NS Artist-in-Residence Julia Holter premieres Tragedy Opera, a staging of her debut 2011 album, Tragedy, partnered with artists Yelena Zhelezov and Zoe Aja Moore. Providing the musical backdrop will be newly arranged music performed live by NS Group-in-Residence wildUp alongside Holter, Zhelezov, and Moore.
Thursday, June 22 & Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $34
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Gemma Peacocke: Waves + Lines

Gemma Peacocke presents Waves + Lines, a multimedia song cycle for soprano, electronics and chamber ensemble, adapted from Eliza Griswold‘s book, I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan.
Thursday, June 22 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Ancient Groove Music | Cantata Profana

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This show features more than a dozen works from Medieval tunes to modern trances, woven into an elaborate narrative. Works include Steve Reich’s NY Counterpoint, Henryk Górecki’s Harpsichord Concerto, David Lang’s Cheating, Lying, Stealing, John Adam’s John’s Book of Alleged Dances, Robert Honstein’s Why are you not answering?, with ancient droning songs, Schubert’s Erlkönig and Gretchen am Spinnrade, Biber’s Battaglia, and Bartok dances.
Friday, June 23 & Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
HERE Arts Center, 145 6th Avenue, New York, NY
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Between Charms | Glass Farm Ensemble

Paula Matthusen

Paula Matthusen

Glass Farm Ensemble presents its 2016-2017 finale, Between Charms. The program features music by Paula Matthusen, Luigi Laveglia, Peter Ablinger, Jose Manuel Serrano, Juraj Kojs, Balz Trümpy, and Roland Moser.
Friday, June 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickest $20, $15 students/seniors
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Underwood Readings | American Composers Orchestra

Underwood reading sessions will take place under the baton of Music Director George Manahan with an open rehearsal on June 22, 2017 and a recorded reading on June 23. Both are free and open to the public. The selected composers – James Diaz, Nick DiBerardino, Martin Kennedy, Hilary Purrington, Alexander Timofeev, and Yucong (Zoe) Wang – represent a broad spectrum of musical backgrounds and sound worlds. They will receive a reading of a new work and one composer will be selected to receive a $15,000 commission for a new piece to be performed by ACO during an upcoming season.
Friday, June 23 at 7:30 PM
Free
DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Christopher Houlihan

Hannah Lash

Hannah Lash

Organist Christopher Houlihan presents a recital featuring the New York premiere of Hannah Lash’s Ludus.
Friday, June 23 at 8:00 PM
Free
Church of the Holy Apostles. 296 9th Avenue, New York, NY
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wild Up: Future Folk

With future folk, NS Group-in-Residence wild Up creates a communal concert of sound/noise/experience that celebrates old-world ways of living in the modern era.
Saturday, June 24 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Ashley Bathgate, Cello Counterpoint | Kettle Corn New Music

In 2003 Steve Reich wrote Cello Counterpoint for cello soloist and seven pre-recorded celli. In this concert, Ashley Bathgate is premiering her own recording of Cello Counterpoint as well as new works for the same instrumentation by Kettle Corn New Music composers Emily Cooley and Alex Weiser – new works written to be paired with the iconic Reich work in concert, and for an upcoming studio album. A recent work by Icelandic Canadian composer Fjóla Evans rounds out the program.
Sunday, June 25 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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