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This week: concerts in New York (February 18, 2019 – February 24, 2019)

Lux et Amor: The Music of Dan Forrest and Ola Gjeilo

DCINY conductor James Meaders leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra in Dan Forrest’s LUX: The Dawn from On High. DCINY guest conductor Gary Weidenaar leads the choir and orchestra in Ola Gjeilo’s music with Gjeilo, DCINY’s composer-in-residence, on piano. Doug Martin directs the Langley High School Concert Band (VA).
Monday, February 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20-$100
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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SANCTUM – A Ballet In The Round

Kaija Saariaho – Photo by Priska Ketterer

Kaija Saariaho– Photo by Priska Ketterer

Miro Magloire’s New Chamber Ballet continues its series with the world premiere of Sanctum, set to music by two major composers, Kaija Saariaho, and Karin Rehnquist, with guest singers Charlotte Mundy, Mary Mackenzie, and Elisa Sutherland of Ekmeles joining the resident Magloire ensemble of dancers and musicians. Also on the program is Magloire’s Morning Song, a solo to music by John Cage.
Monday, February 18 & Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $33, $19 students/seniors
City Center Studio 5, 130 West 56 Street, New York, NY
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Cutting Edge Concerts

The program includes Philip Glass’s Annunciation Quintet, Victoria Bond’s Simeron Kremate, Maria Newman’s Pennipotenti, and a preview performance of Victoria Bond’s new opera, The Adventures of Gulliver.
Monday, February 18 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 advance, $30 day of show
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Zlatomir Fung

Katherine Balch

Katherine Balch

Cellist Zlatomir Fung debuts with pianist Tengku Irfan in the Young Concert Artists Series at Merkin Concert Hall. The program includes the premiere of a work written for Zlatomir and Tengku by YCA composer-in-residence Katherine Balch.
Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10-$45
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
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Horst Rickels with Shelley Hirsch // Crystal Penalosa: Sources of Power

Mixology kicks off with an evening featuring Shelley Hirsch reviving Host Rickels’s instrument, The Mercurius Wagon, and Crystal Penalosa‘s new piece, Sources of Power for electronics, voice, and movement.
Tuesday, February 19 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 222

Anthony Braxton

Anthony Braxton

Wet Ink’s Josh Modney (violin) and Eric Wubbels (piano) perform an evening-length rendition of Anthony Braxton’s Composition No. 222 for violin and piano, from Braxton’s Ghost Trance Music series.
Tuesday, February 19 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Jon Satrom: Prepared Desktop / Ali Santana: Boombayé

Jon Satrom pushes of his limits in Prepared Desktop while multi-media artist Ali Santana explores rhythm, identity, community, nature, abstraction, and displacement through hard-knocking beats and synchronized projections in Boombayé.
Wednesday, February 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Hyphenated-Americans | New York Festival of Song

Clarice Assad

Clarice Assad. Credit: Amara Photos.

With this new program, NYFOS honors composers from abroad who have based their musical lives in the U.S. along with first-generation American composers whose close links to their parents’ homelands can be heard through their compositions. The concert features works by Bright Sheng (Chinese-American), Daniel Sabzghabaei (Persian-American), Roberto Sierra (Puerto Rican-American), Clarice Assad (Brazilian-American) and others.
Wednesday, February 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$62
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
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Wang Lu | Composer Portraits

Yarn/Wire

Yarn/Wire

International Contemporary Ensemble and Yarn/Wire perform the music of composer and pianist Wang Lu.
Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Lily Jue Sheng: Five Movement / Matt Romein: In Triplicate

Multimedia artist Lily Jue Sheng performs Five Movements, a diaristic interpretation of the Chinese system of energies Wu Xing, while Matt Romein presents his custom audio/visual instrument In Triplicate.
Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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The Living Dying Opera

Voice artist Ju-eh and composer Hwarg present a brand-new work with powerful singing and delicate electronics that makes the art of opera directly relatable to your emotions and experiences: The Living Dying Opera.
Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 PM
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY
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Michele Mercure // 51717

Roulette, with RVNG Intl. and Freedom To Spend, presents minimal synthesist and experimental composer Michele Mercure‘s long-overdue New York City debut.
Friday, February 22 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Aperghis Recitations

Stephanie Lamprea performs Georges Aperghis’s 14 Recitations at ShapeShifter Lab.
Friday, February 22 at 8:15 PM
Tickets $10
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
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M. Lamar’s Lordship and Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman

M. Lamar

M. Lamar

Drawing on the writings of Hegel, Nietzsche, and Sun Ra, Lordship and Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman is a staged song cycle with spoken text, synthesizing classical opera, Negro spiritual, Afrofuturism, and doom metal to bring to light the African American experience of enslaved and liberated consciousness. The work is composed and performed by M. Lamar and San Francisco–based The Living Earth Show.
Saturday, February 23 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
The Met Cloisters, The Fuentidueña Chapel, New York, NY
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Ned Rothenberg: Beyond C with David Bloom and Contemporaneous

Composed by Ned Rothenberg, Beyond C is a concerto for improvising woodwind soloist—Ned Rothenberg —and an ensemble of varied instruments—Contemporaneous. Inspired by seminal minimalist composer Terry Riley’s landmark composition In C (1964) which first introduced the musical style now known as Minimalism to a mainstream audience, Rothenberg’s Beyond C expands the harmonic, timbral, and rhythmic world of that work. It retains the modular structure of Riley’s original piece, but the progression through the work is formed by the conductor who, in partnership with the soloist, shapes each performance in a unique way.
Sunday, February 24 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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