American Brass Quintet
The American Brass Quintet makes their annual Juilliard appearance, featuring a world premiere by Juilliard faculty member Philip Lasser; a New York premiere by Steven Franklin; and works from Renaissance Venice, performed with student brass players from Juilliard.
Monday, November 6 at 7:30 PM
The Juilliard School, Paul Hall, 155 West 65th Street, New York, NY
Mari Kimura: Mugic in Hues
Violinist Mari Kimura’s Mugic in Hues comprises of two world premieres — Ao-Hagi (Blue ‘Hagi’), inspired by the work of Japanese master ceramic artist Susumu Notomi, and Rossby Waving, taken from Rossby waves, a natural atmospheric phenomenon relating to rotation of the planet. Kimura will perform using Mugic (Musical Gesture Interface Control), a motion sensor expanding the expressive capabilities of instrumental performance, developed in conjunction with physicist Liubo Borissov. The Mugic sensor tracks the intrinsic musical gestures and physical gestures of the performer, interacting with interactive processing of audio and video.
Monday, November 6 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Thomas Paine in Violence | Paul Pinto
Simultaneously set in the mind and afterlife of the revolutionary activist and political philosopher, Thomas Paine in Violence is a new work of opera theater, setting the Founding Father in a cosmic radio station, struggling to organize and communicate a message of economic justice amidst a whirlwind of strange figures, audio speakers, microphones and electronic gadgetry orbiting around the space, enveloping the audience in a whirlwind of sound and text.
Monday, November 6 to Tuesday, November 7 & Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 12 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $25 to $45
HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY
American Composers Orchestra: 40th Birthday Concert & Gala
ACO’s 40th Birthday Concert celebrates ACO’s legacy and future, and includes the U.S. premiere of Elizabeth Ogonek’s Sleep and Unremembrance; Leonard Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata; Paola Prestini’s Prelude and Aria from Gilgamesh; Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown & Beige; selections from the American songbook including works by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, and Harold Arlen; and ACO co-founder Francis Thorne’s Fanfare, Fugue and Funk.
Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30 PM
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY
The Animal Show | Michael Harren
In the latest installment of composer-performer Michael Harren’s multi-media performance, The Animal Show, Harren blends humor with candor to convey the importance of keeping all animals safe from harm. Through stories, music, and video from his residency at Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary and activism on the road, The Animal Show is a thoughtful exploration of humans’ relationships with non-human animals.
Wednesday, November 8 & Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $18, $15 students/seniors
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
Eclectic Bands/SWARMIUS Meets Opera | CompCord Ensemble & SWARMIUS
CompCord Ensemble will perform a program of new music written for an exciting instrumentation, featuring countertenor Juecheng Chen, tap dancer/percussionist LeeAnet Noble, classical guitarist Sean Satin, electric guitarist Gene Pritsker, pianist Jai Jeffryes, and conductor Charles Coleman. The performance will include the premiere of Gene Pritsker’s Dowland Meditations, Joseph Water’s Gratitude, as well as compositions by Dan Cooper, Dylan Maulucci, Matt Herskowitz, Anton Rovner, and P. Kellach Waddle. In the second set, SWARMIUS Meets Opera will feature selections from Joseph Martin Waters opera-in-progress, Saint Francis De Los Barrios, as well as new repertoire.
Friday, November 10 at 6:00 PM
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY
Narveson/Volness | Hotel Elefant
Hotel Elefant presents its second show of the 2017-18 season, featuring ensemble members Jascha Narveson and Kirsten Volness. The program will center on music for piano and electronics, with special guest appearances by saxophonist Shelley Washington and laptop ensemble Sideband.
Friday, November 10 at 7:30 PM
Pay What You Want
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY
Takemitsu, Ives, Ysaÿe, Pärt & Debussy
Violinist Marie Oka and pianist Mayuko Yamashita perform Takemitsu’s Distance de Fée, Ives’s Violin Sonata No. 4, Ysaÿe Violin Sonata No. 3, Pärt’s Fratres, and Debussy’s Images.
Saturday, November 11 at 4:00 PM
The National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY
TROIKA | Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O’Riley
Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley return with TROIKA, a new album to explore music of the Slavic soul. Anchored by the cello sonatas of the iconic triumvirate of Russian composers – Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich – and inspired by the subversive irony of Shostakovich’s Sonata, TROIKA also delves into more recently-written, unexpected, and popular works. Whether subtle or blatantly rebellious, each work potently reveals the strength of the artistic voice in the face of political repression in mother Russia.
Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 PM
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
The Wheel and the Sphere
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana kicks off Musica Viva NY’s 40th season. Also on the program is the New York premiere of Sphaera by French composer Guillaume Connesson.
Sunday, November 12 at 5:00 PM
All Souls Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY