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This week: concerts in New York (September 9, 2019 – September 15, 2019)

Looking at You

HERE and Opera on Tap in association with Experiments in Opera presents the world premiere of Looking at You by composer Kamala Sankaram, librettist Rob Handel, and director Kristin Marting. Looking at You is an immersive techno-noir operatic experience that confronts surveillance capitalism and the erosion of individual privacy in a digitized world.
Monday, September 9 at 7:30 PM and Wednesday, September 10 to Sunday, September 15 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15-$50
HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY
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Zeena Parkins The Stone Residency

Zeena Parkins

Zeena Parkins

Over the course of five performances, Zeena Parkins will be sharing the stage with major artists including Ikue Mori (DNA, John Zorn), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), William Winant (Roscoe Mitchell, Mike Patton, John Zorn), Ingrid Laubrock and Tom Rainey, Myra Melford and Miya Masaoka, Tilt Brass Ensemble, Maggie Parkins (Eclipse Quartet, The Smudges), and James Fei (Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier).
Tuesday, September 10 to Saturday, September 14 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $20
The Stone, The New School Glass Box Theatre, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY
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Season Opener: Celebrating Ten Years of Musical Innovation

This concert looks back over some of the works Trinity has recorded and/or helped to pioneer and develop over the years, including excerpts from three Pulitzer Prize winners: Ellen Reid’s opera p r i s m, Julia Wolfe’s oratorio Anthracite Fields, and Du Yun’s opera Angel’s Bone.
Thursday, September 12 at 7:00 PM
Free
St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York, NY
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Explorations Vol. 4: Attacca

Amy Beth Kirsten

Amy Beth Kirsten–Photo by J. Henry Fair

New Thread Quartet performs works by James Ilgenfritz, Len Tetta, Jude Thomas, and the world premiere of Chamber Music America commission by Amy Beth Kirsten.
Thursday, September 12 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $10
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY
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The National Ballet of Canada: Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet and Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli – Photo by Stephen Taylor

Missy Mazzoli– Photo by Stephen Taylor

Orpheus Alive retells the tragic myth of Orpheus, casting the titular character as a woman; Eurydice, Orpheus’ fallen lover, as a man; and audience members as gods of the underworld who hold Orpheus’s fate in their hands. Choreographed by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate of the National Ballet of Canada, and featuring a commissioned score by composer Missy Mazzoli, Orpheus Alive is a story of love, loss, and an extraordinary artist facing the limits of his mortality. Company dancers and the Mivos Quartet perform excerpts, and New York City Ballet Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan moderates the discussion with dramaturg Rosamund Small, Binet, and Mazzoli before the ballet’s world premiere in Toronto.
Sunday, September 15 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $45
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY
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Concept Lab: Volume Vlll

Concept Lab: Volume VIII features works inspired by thinking machines, a defrosting refrigerator, parlor diplomacy, 5 and 7 beat rhythmic cycles in 18th-century performance practice, an imagined soundtrack for a hallucinogenic video game, and a preview of a memorial concert for Mario Davidovsky. Music by Peri Mauer, Seth Boustead, Mario Davidovsky, Ted Hearne, Will Rowe, Frank J. Oteri, Werner Thomas-Mifune, and Aaron Wyanski.
Sunday, September 15 at 5:30 PM
Tickets $10
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street, New York, NY
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