David Lang, Composer

This week: concerts in New York (October 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018)

The Mile-Long Opera

The Mile-Long Opera, a citywide public engagement project, brings together 1,000 singers from across New York for free performances on the High Line
Monday, October 8 at 12:00 PM
Standby only
The High Line, New York, NY
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Anthony Vine

An evening of world premiere performances of new compositions by San Diego-based composer and guitarist Anthony Vine.
Monday, October 8 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY
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The Angel’s Share

Gregg Kallor

Gregg Kallor

The Angel’s Share presents the world premiere of Gregg Kallor’s Sketches from Frankenstein, as well as his setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart.
Wednesday, October 10  to Friday, October 12 at 6:30 PM
Tickets $80
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
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The Universe Is Pulling Apart | Anne Hege and Jen Baker

Vocalist/composer Anne Hege and trombonist/composer Jen Baker will perform an evening-length work created from the inaugural MAMA residency, supporting creativity, art making, and musical excellence while parenting young children. This work explores the connection between listening, movement, improvisation, and instrument building.
Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Freedom is Around the Corner

Blank Forms presents Freedom is Around the Corner, a Henning Christiansen retrospective marking the first institutional survey of his work in America. Henning Christiansen (1932-2008) was a Danish composer, musician, and artist best known as a pivotal member of the Nordic avant-garde.
Thursday, October 11 to Friday, November 2 from 11:00 AM to 7 PM (Wednesday to Sunday)
Blank Forms, 55 Walker Street, New York, NY
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Music Without Borders | Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi

Sphinx Virtuosi–Photo by Kevin Kennedy

Sphinx Virtuosi performs music by Kareem Roustom, Shostakovich, Casado, Terence Blanchard, Derrick Spiva Jr., Joel Thompson, and more.
Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $12.50-$80
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Place | Ted Hearne

Ted Hearne – Photo by Timo Andres

Ted Hearne– Photo by Timo Andres

Inspired in part by Ted Hearne’s time in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Place roams from his Chicago childhood to deconstructing theories of manifest destiny and modern appropriation to consider how staking a claim always implicates others. Six vocalists and 18 instrumentalists perform an arresting score with nods to R&B, indie rock, gospel, experimental, and other music, helping to cast the ramifications of gentrification in a new light.
Thursday, October 11 to Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $24-$50
BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Convergences I | Liederkreis (Judith Berkson) // Oscar Noriega

Convergences brings together musicians from divergent scenes and communities on shared bills, with the aim of opening up new lines of dialogue and interaction between these practices and their audiences and community members.
Thursday, October 11 at 8:00 PM
Tickets 415
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Crossing the Rubicon | Hotel Elefant

Leaha Marie Villarreal

Leaha Marie Villarreal

Hotel Elefant launches its with a program exploring form, negative space, and personal narrative. The evening brings together music by Chaya Czernowin and Philip Glass, and offers the world premiere of artistic director Leaha Maria Villarreal’s Crossing the Rubicon.
Friday, October 12 at 7:00 PM
Pay what you want
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
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A Room of One’s Own: Victoria Cheah | MATA

MATA’s A Room of One’s Own series returns with composer-performer Victoria Cheah performing works from her Tell series, plus live-processed covers of Barry Manilow songs.
Friday, October 12 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
Project Q, 1850 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
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Canciones | Momenta Festival

Momenta Festival IV opens with Canciones, a celebration of the voice and the people. The concert also features soprano Lucy Shelton and works by Anna Clyne, Cristobal Halffter, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Beethoven.
Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 PM
Free
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY
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La Noche Pura: Canciones Hispanas y Españolas

Gabriela Lena Frank (photo: Sabina Frank)

Gabriela Lena Frank (photo: Sabina Frank)

La Noche Pura: Canciones Hispanas y Españolas pays tribute to the beautiful poetry that the Spanish language has produced through the lens of three works by composers of the Americas: Alberto Ginastera’s String Quartet No. 3, Peter Dayton’s Si Solamente… 3 Songs on Poems by Pablo Neruda, and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Iberian Songs.
Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY
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En Root

En Root is a collective of Black and Latinx classical musicians that work to transform American classical music into a culturally diverse and vibrant community. En Root aims to inspire both youth and cultural institutions by celebrating the multiplicity of voices in America through its educational programming, collaborations, and dynamic performances. The performance will include two world premiere works commissioned by Sebastian Garzon and Lucas Ranieri and other works by Black and Latinx composers.
Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 PM
$15 suggested donation
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Unheard-of//Ensemble performs works by NY Women Composers, Inc.

Unheard-of//Ensemble

Unheard-of//Ensemble

Unheard-of//Ensemble performs works by members of the New York Women Composers, Inc., including Eleanor Aversa’s Victory at Arnot and Marilyn Bliss’s Under the Azure Sky, as well as Flannery Cunningham’s Say-So. The concert includes guests Amber Evans, soprano, and Francesca Ferrara, flute.
Saturday, October 13 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY
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The Chamber Music of Dana Dimitri Richardson

Tenri Cultural Institute presents The Chamber Music of Dana Dimitri Richardson, featuring world premieres and recent works performed by pianists Craig Ketter, Simon Mulligan, and Cathy Callis, soprano Jacqueline Milena Thompson, saxophonist Mark Engebretson, and Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble.
Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $30
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY
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