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This week: concerts in New York (April 30, 2018 – May 6, 2018)

Cutting Edge Concerts: Cygnus Ensemble

The final concert of Cutting Edge Concerts 21st season features the Cygnus Ensemble. The program includes a world premiere by David Del Tredici, as well as pieces by Morris Rosenzweig, Richard Festinger, and Anna Weesner.
Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Relevant Tones Live at LPR: Modern Mexico

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early with a private guided tasting of rare Mezcales, followed by a concert of contemporary classical music from some of Mexico’s most exciting modern composers. The tasting is from 5:30-7:00 PM at The Bowery Electric, guided by renowned expert and master distiller Alejandro Aispuro offering samples from his private collection. The concert is at (le) poisson rouge from 7:30-9:00PM and includes New York City premieres of works by Gabriela Ortiz, Felipe Peréz Santiago, Ana Lara, and Mario Lavista.
Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20-$35
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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María Grand: Revés/Rêves: Dreams of a Departed Maestra // Magdalena Album Release Show

The composer on sax and voice with ensemble in two sets: first the premiere of Revés/Rêves: Dreams of a Departed Maestra and then the Magdalena Album Release show performed by DiaTribe, the group with whom Maria Grand has been playing since 2015.
Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Okkyung Lee: Yeo-Neun Quartet

Okkyung Lee at Big Ears 2018

Okkyung Lee at Big Ears 2018–Photo by Johnson Giles

Cellist, composer, and improviser Okkyung Lee is featured at this iteration of Blank Forms along with the Yeo-Neun Quartet, an experimental chamber music ensemble featuring harpist Maeve Gilchrist, pianist Jacob Sacks, and bassist Eivynd Opsvik.
Tuesday, May 1 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
San Damiano Mission, 85 North 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Jason Treuting: Nine Numbers, Vol. 1 with So Percussion, Tigue, Adam Groh, Ji Hye Jung

Jason Treuting

Jason Treuting

Nine Numbers, Vol. 1 features a program of modular “Sudoku” works, written by composer/performer Jason Treuting. Performed by Treuting with his ensemble Sō Percussion, the program also features percussionists Ji Hye Jung, Adam Groh, and TIGUE.
Wednesday, May 2 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Opera Showcase: Works-in-Progress | Sophia Brous and Yuka C. Honda, with special guest Khemia

This performance provides a rare, behind the scenes look at early stages of artistic productions. Sophia Brous and Yuka Honda, two National Sawdust Artists-in-Residence, refresh operatic traditions by presenting two large-scale works for the stage in the early stages of their development. Audiences will have a unique opportunity to witness a “first look” at these projects with ambitions to be presented in front of a global audience, and meet and ask questions of the brilliant creators behind those projects. This showcase will feature opera as you have never seen it before, completely reimagined for the modern audience.
Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Laureates of the Sphinx Competition

Xavier Foley

Xavier Foley

The Detroit-based Sphinx Organization is dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Featuring three of the nation’s leading black and Latino artists—violinist Elena Urioste, cellist Gabriel Cabezas, and bassist Xavier Foley—this program includes dynamic solo and chamber works including the world premiere of Divertimento by Gabriella Smith and the New York premiere of Xavier Foley’s Cranberry Juice.
Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25-$35
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Portrait of Dániel Péter Biró: Ethica

Music of the Americas presents a portrait concert of Canadian composer Dániel Péter Biró, which expands upon the research he conducted as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and as a Guggenheim Fellow.
Friday, May 4 at 7:00 PM
Free
St Peter’s Episcopal Church, 346 West 20th Street, New York, NY
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The Struggle To Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America

Tackling the impact of gun violence in the United States, The Struggle To Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America is a new musical dramatic work that gives voice to the victims of gun violence. The libretto is based on audio, video, and written accounts of those living with the aftermath of gun violence or the loss of a loved one. The evening also includes The Unanswered Question by Charles Ives and Prayer for Mary by Gary S. Fagin and dedicated to the memory of a Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra violinist who lost her life to gun violence.
Friday, May 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $29
Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce Street, New York, NY
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Premieres: Vol. 9 | loadbang

loadbang

loadbang

A continuation of their ongoing project to expand the repertoire for loadbang’s unique instrumentation (trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, baritone voice), this concert will feature the world premiere of a Chamber Music America commission by Mark Applebaum, world premieres by William Dougherty and Eric Richards, and a recent work for loadbang by Jen Baker.
Friday, May 4 at 7:30 PM
The National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY
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Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Music from Mexico and the Americas

The concert features songs and music by Brian Banks, Manuel Enríquez, Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino, Max Lifchitz, Raymond Torres-Santos, Silvestre Revueltas, and Lilia Vázquez-Kuntze.
Friday, May 4 at 8:00 PM
Free
Christ and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York, NY
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Fair Trade Trio

Kaija Saariaho – Photo by Priska Ketterer

Kaija Saariaho– Photo by Priska Ketterer

The program includes Kaija Saariaho’s 2009 composition Cloud Trio, which draws on different types of clouds as inspiration; Emily Doolittle’s Field Guide, which is inspired by the songs of birds native to North Americal and Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor.
Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $15-$25
Bloomingdale School of Music, David Greer Recital Hall, 323 West 108th Street, New York, NY
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9th Annual Comp-Play-Comp Marathon | Art of Sound

Composers Concordance’s 9th Annual Comp-Play-Comp Marathon features no fewer than 25 art-inspired pieces performed by the composers themselves. An array of styles and composition approaches will be presented on a program including: David Saperstein, Joe Pehrson, Carolyn Steinberg, Jay Rodriguez, Machiko Ozawa, Angela Babin, Howie Kenty, Andrew Violette, Peter Jarvis, Richard Sussman, Hye-Jeung Kang, Daniel Palkowski, Melissa Grey, Svjetlana Bukvich, Nicole Brancato, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, Joe Fee, Jane Getter, Dick Griffiin, Laurence Goldman, Lori Bingel, Audible Abstraction Trio, Gregory Hammontree, Barry Hartlgass, David Morneau, Roger Tréfousse, and Stefan Zeniuk.
Sunday, May 6 at 6:30 PM
Tickets $15
DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY
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Experiments in Opera presents Matthew Welch’s And Here We Are

And Here We Are is a 90-minute work scored for 4 vocal soloists, choir and mixed ensemble. The premiere production will be staged using an updated take on traditional Southeast Asian shadow puppetry. The music is written for a combination of Blarvuster’s hybrid sound mixing Eastern and Western musics and Mantra Percussion’s approach to percussive music. The production will feature lighting design and shadow puppetry by visual artist Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.
Sunday, May 6 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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