David Lang

This week: concerts in New York (January 29, 2018 – February 4, 2018)

the whisper opera | David Lang

the whisper opera, with words and music by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and direction and design by Jim Findlay, is performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) with the musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate onstage set, and is performed almost entirely in whispers. Lang explores the question: “what if a piece were so quiet and so personal to the performers that you needed to be right next them or you would hear almost nothing. The only way this piece can be received is if you are there, in person, listening very closely.”
Tuesday, January 30 to Wednesday, January 31 at 7:30 PM & Saturday, February 3 to Sunday, February 4 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $75
NYU Skirball, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY
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Julius Eastman and Dance: Molissa Fenley, Andy de Groat and more

This evening will shed new light on Eastman’s deep and abiding work in dance with an screening of never-before-seen video and other archival material detailing Eastmans’s own work as a choreographer and his collaborations with artists including Andy de Groat. Molissa Fenley presents a reconstruction of her work Geologic Moments, created in collaboration with Eastman in 1986.
Tuesday, January 30 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY
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Relevant Tones Live at LPR: Philip Glass Birthday Bash

Philip Glass

Philip Glass

Le Poisson Rouge celebrate composer, pianist, and all around icon Philip Glass’s 81st birthday with a new album release of his piano etudes performed live by \ pianist Jenny Lin and broadcast nationally on the syndicated radio program Relevant Tones, hosted by Seth Boustead.
Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Raphael Cendo | Composer Portraits

The musicians of Either/Or and Yarn/Wire team up for this Portrait of Cendo’s chamber works, which includes the piece Direct Action, written for Yarn/Wire.
Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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The Complete Piano Works of Scott Wollschleger

Scott Wollschleger

Pianist Karl Larson performs Part II of the complete piano works of Scott Wollschleger. Larson’s February 2nd program will feature the world premiere performance of Two Pages, as well as Wollschleger’s Blue Inscription, Brontal No.2, Brontal No.6, Chaos Analog, November 29th, Secret Machine No.6, and Music Without Metaphor.
Friday, February 2 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY
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Hotel Elefant

Hotel Elefant

Hotel Elefant’s program juxtaposes music by Kaija Saariaho with the New York City premieres of new works by composers Hannis Brown, Patrick Castillo, Jascha Narveson, Leaha Maria Villarreal, and Kirsten Volness.
Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $15 students/seniors
St. Bart’s, 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Julius Eastman: Macle, Trumpet, Joan d’Arc

For the final concert, vocal ensemble Ekmeles performs Macle, TILT Brass presents the modern premiere of Eastman’s recovered work Trumpet, and American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) performs Julius Eastman’s powerful work for 10 cellos The Holy Presence of Joan D’Arc. This work is accompanied by its introspective companion vocal piece Prelude to The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc performed by soloist Julian Terrell Otis.
Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY
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