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This week: concerts in New York (June 4, 2018 – June 10, 2018)

Face the Music and Luna Composition Lab

Face the Music performs the world premieres of new works by teen composers selected to participate in the second year of Luna Composition Lab, a new program for young women composers noted in The New Yorker, The New York Times, WQXR, HuffPost and MusicalAmerica. The program also includes works by established composers.
Monday, June 4 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Ensemble Almaviva: Intime

In their New York debut, Paris-based chamber group Ensemble ALMAVIVA presents an intimate evening of music, including works by composers Daniel D’Adamo (Argentina/Italy) and Iván Solano (Spain/France).
Monday, June 4 at 7:00 PM
Free
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Glass Farm Ensemble

In the last program of the season the Glass Farm Ensemble performs Klaus Huber’s Schattenblätter (Shadow leaves), Rico Gubler’s Trio IR, Denis Schuler’s 1444, Salvatore Sciarrino’s Sonatina for violin and piano, and Alban Berg’s Adagio.
Monday, June 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Tosca Opdam, Violin

The centerpiece of the evening is the world premiere of Robin de Raaff’s North Atlantic Light, commissioned by and dedicated to Opdam and inspired by Willem de Kooning’s 1977 painting of the same name. Accompanied by pianist Victor Stanislavsky, Tosca Opdam will also perform J.S. Bach’s Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1016; selections from Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite; Debussy’s Violin Sonata; and Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94bis.
Monday, June 4 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Spektral Quartet | Pop-Up Concert

 

Spektral Quartet

Spektral Quartet

Spektral Quartet makes their Miller debut with a program of works composed in the last decade, including a quartet written for them by George Lewis.
Tuesday, June 5 at 6:00 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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New Opera: Kamchatka

In collaboration with the Centro de Experimentación del Teatro Colón, Americas Society presents the U.S. premiere production of Daniel D’Adamo’s first opera, Kamchatka, at Dixon Place.
Tuesday, June 5 & Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 PM
Free
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
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The Curved Road – New Music for Chamber Orchestra

Guitarist Jordan Dodson joins the The North/South Chamber Orchestra for the NY Premiere of Jig Variations by the young Mexican composer Alejandro Basulto. Also on the program recent works by Israeli Ofer Ben Amots; Brazilian Ricardo Coelho de Souza; and New Yorkers Oliver Caplan and Max Lifchitz.
Tuesday, June 5 at 8:00 PM
Free
Christ and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York, NY
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New Wine—Old Bottles | Riverside Symphony

Riverside Symphony opens the concert with Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” before proceeding to the world premiere of Artistic Director Anthony Korf’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “Three Epigrams.” This 25-minute work will feature Jesse Mills. Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3 in C major will conclude the concert.
Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $34-$65
Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY
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Gemma Peacocke: Erasure

Gemma Peacocke

Gemma Peacocke

Erasure explores the marginalized experiences of women through a new program of solo and chamber works. Composed by Gemma Peacocke, directed by Benita de Wit, and featuring string quartet Schiele, saxophonist Shelley Washington and a unique ensemble of performers, gender and identity themes are reflected and refracted across different instruments in a performance that blends live music and electronics, and shimmers with the potential of a new and uncharted cultural landscape.
Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Jakob Ullmann’s Müntzers stern, performed by Dafne Vicente-Sandoval

Dafne Vicente-Sandoval performs the New York premiere of Müntzers stern by Jakob Ullmann, a 2015 piece for solo bassoon and pre-recorded voice written specifically for her. The title refers to Thomas Müntzer (1489-1525), a German Reformation theologian known for his his open defiance of late-feudal authority, and is based on one of his hymns and the medieval German text of his Von dem getychten glawben der Christenheyt (On the Imaginary Belief of Christendom).
Thursday, June 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 members
San Damiano Mission, 85 North 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Chamber Music at the Met

ETHEL – Photo by Erin Patrice O'Brien

ETHEL– Photo by Erin Patrice O’Brien

The musicians of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists perform solo and chamber music in the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Balcony Bar.
Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9 at 5:00 PM
Free with museum admission
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vélez Blanco Patio, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY
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CompCord Presents Payton MacDonald – Marimba

Composers Concordance presents composer-percussionist Payton MacDonald in a program combining marimba virtuosity with a myriad of improvisational elements. MacDonald’s own compositions, as well as new music by Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Mark Kostabi, Peter Jarvis, and Carlos José Castro Mora, will be featured. Opening the concert will be a performance of electronic compositions by Jean Burden, Kirk Clarke, and Cristhopper J. Armenta, students from Pritsker’s ‘Making Music With Technology’ class at 92Y.
Friday, June 8 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10
Kostabi World Uptown, 357 East 62nd Street, New York, NY
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Festival Opening Night— There’s No Holding Bach | Chelsea Music Festival

Composer Sofia Gubaidulina (photo credit: www.remusik.org)

Composer Sofia Gubaidulina (photo credit: www.remusik.org)

The 2018 Chelsea Music Festival’s Opening Night launches nine days of celebration around the 333rd birthday of J.S. Bach and his influence on generations of musicians, composers, thinkers, worshippers, artists & listeners. Alongside Bach‘s 5th Brandenburg Concerto, the program features reflections and arrangements on Bach by Sofia Gubaidulina and Max Reger, as well as original works by 2018 Composer-in-Residence Aaron Jay Kernis. Save 10% on the price of tickets with the discount code CMFICIYL.
Friday, June 8 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $83
St. Paul’s Church, 315 West 22nd Street, New York, NY
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Heterotopia Presents: Infinite Jest

Heterotopia, in its premiere performance, explores collective improvisation in juxtaposition with written compositions for acoustic instruments and live electronics. The program seeks to embody David Foster Wallace’s magnum opus Infinite Jest, a work that confronts our addictions to the artificial life and our obsessive need to be distracted from reality.
Friday, June 8 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Ensemble Connect | Rite of Summer Music Festival

Andy Akiho

Andy Akiho

Ensemble Connect will present a newly commissioned work by composer and percussionist Andy Akiho. Written in collaboration with the 2016–2018 Ensemble Connect fellows, Akiho’s work will receive its NY premiere at the Rite of Summer Music Festival.
Saturday, June 9 at 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Free
Governors Island, Colonels Row, New York, NY
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Works in Process: Choreographers, Composers, and Performers

Open workshop, featuring works in process from the composer/choreographer workshop led by Christopher D’Amboise, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Peter Askim
Saturday, June 9 at 2:30 PM
Free
The Center for Ballet and the Arts, 16-20 Cooper Square, New York, NY
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333 Minutes of Bach— Master of the Banquet | Chelsea Music Festival

Chelsea Music Festival. Photo credit: Ryan Muir.

Chelsea Music Festival. Photo credit: Ryan Muir.

This evening features 333 Minutes of Bach‘s music including keyboard works, concertos & cantatas, as well as original arrangements & compositions of composers who continue to draw inspiration from Bach, including Kurtag, Gleichauf, Sitkovetsky, & the Barkada Quartet. Composer Eric Nathan’s two suites for orchestra, Dancing with J.S. Bach I and II, will be given their NY premiere and world premiere performances, and the evening also features an original cadenza written by 2018 Composer-in-Residence Aaron Jay Kernis for the performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. Save 10% on the price of tickets with the discount code CMFICIYL.
Saturday, June 9 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $40-$50
St. Paul’s Church, 315 West 22nd Street, New York, NY
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Live 45 Concert: L45-011

The fourth season of Live 45 concludes on June 9 with two world premieres. Aidan Cook, an artist and community organizer based in Boulder, Colorado, will be presenting Coternum Kaledia for viola and cello with the application of a computer. The second premiere will be by Michael J. Vince.
Saturday, June 9 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY
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Ten Years Together: New Amsterdam Records & Le Poisson Rouge Turn 10

Roomful of Teeth--Photo by Bonica Ayala

Roomful of Teeth–Photo by Bonica Ayala

New Amsterdam Records and (le) Poisson Rouge were both born in 2008 with the mission of promoting the New Music community. Since inception, the organizations have partnered regularly to present boundary-breaking artists, collaborations, and music. As such, they will celebrate their 10th anniversaries together through a series of adventurous, high-quality programming for which both organizations are known, featuring artists and friends in the New Amsterdam Records community. This concert features Roomful of Teeth, Arooj Aftab, and Olivia Chaney and a pre-concert talk by Will Robin.
Sunday, June 10 at 4:45 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Shawn Lawson and The Progression Ensemble

Video artist Shawn Lawson will live-code real time computer graphics with live music by The Progression Ensemble. The concert will include the world premiere of David Rothenberg’s And One Day We’ll Know Why Whales Sing for Accordion, Cello, Guitar and pre-recorded whale, and Gene Pritsker’s Traffic Signal II for accordion and cello, together with new works by Christopher Cook, Eric Despard, Michael Dilthey, Gene Pritsker, and Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred, and a new arrangement of Dan Cooper’s Lullaby.
Sunday, June 10 at 8:15 PM
Tickets $8
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
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LPR X: ACME performs the music of Jóhann Jóhannsson

Johann Johannsson

Johann Johannsson

ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) performs the music of Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, including selections from Jóhann’s first concert in New York which took place at Le Poisson Rouge with ACME in 2009. ACME artistic director Clarice Jensen also performs bc for solo cello and tape loops, which she co-composed with Jóhann last year.
Sunday, June 10 at 9:30 PM
Tickets $25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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