Robert Sirota – Photo by Brian Hatton

This week: concerts in New York (October 7, 2019 – October 13, 2019)

Jessica Pavone String Ensemble: Brick and Mortar

This concert celebrates the first album release from Jessica Pavone’s newest incarnation for string ensemble, which features two violins and two violas. Brick and Mortar, to be released on Birdwatcher Records on October 4th, 2019, is her first body of string ensemble music since pausing to focus on writing for solo viola for the last six years.
Monday, October 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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HEROINE the Album Release Party: Live Concert Meditation

Pauline Kim Harris’s debut album, Heroine, is a melding of ambient and classical, and features two new works for violin and electronics: Ambient Chaconne, a reimagining of J.S. Bach’s Chaconne from the Partita in D minor; and Deo, a reimagining of Johannes Ockeghem’s Deo Gratias. Both pieces are co-composed by Harris and Spencer Topel. The New York concert is meant to be a meditative experience, and the audience is encouraged to bring their own yoga mats.
Wednesday, October 9 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $25
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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MSM Artists in Residence: American String Quartet

Vivian Fung

Vivian Fung

Manhattan School of Music presents Artists in Residence, the American String Quartet, in the New York premiere of composer Vivian Fung’s String Quartet No. 4, “Insects and Machines.” The program also includes Haydn’s String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4, “Sunrise” and Brahms’ String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 featuring guest violist Danielle Farina.
Friday, October 11 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Manhattan School of Music, Greenfield Hall, 130 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY
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TAK Ensemble

TAK Ensemble--Photo by David Bird

TAK Ensemble–Photo by David Bird

TELEGRAMS This program showcases TAK’s newest member, clarinetist Madison Greenstone, performing Telegrams, an 18-minute work for solo bass clarinet and bluetooth speakers by Michelle Lou. Lou, will be programmed alongside works by Julien Malaussena, Natacha Diels, George Aperghis, and Jessie Marino.
Saturday, October 12 at 8:00 PM
$10-$20 suggested donation
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Sirota @ 70

On his 70th birthday, composer Robert Sirota is celebrated by an all-star lineup performing a selection of his works spanning 20 years, including the New York premiere of Luminous Bodies.
Sunday, October 13 at 2:00 PM
Tickets $30
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
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