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This week: concerts in New York (January 20, 2020 – January 26, 2020)

The Music of Sir Karl Jenkins | DCINY

DCINY presents the 20th Anniversary of The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace by Sir Karl Jenkins. Maestro Jonathan Griffith leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International in The Armed Man with film as well as the North American premiere of Jenkins’ latest work, Miserere: Songs of Mercy and Redemption commissioned by Decca Records.
Monday, January 20 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20-$100
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Lauren Cauley | Pop-Up Concerts

Violinist Lauren Cauley performs a program of recent works for solo violin that shows the breadth of sonic potential of her instrument. Composers featured include Richard Carrick, Piyawat Louilarpprasert, Clara Ionnatta, Jessie Montgomery, Dai Fujikura, and Timothy O’Dwyer.
Tuesday, January 21 at 6:00 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Radically Playful | Decoda

Missy Mazzoli – Photo by Stephen Taylor

Missy Mazzoli– Photo by Stephen Taylor

Beginning one hour prior to the concert and during intermission, audience members will have the chance to discover the context and inspiration for this “Radically Playful” program of folk music for an imaginary culture, a kitchen romance, and modern-day “musical offering” with Decoda musicians in the Jacobs Room at Carnegie Hall. Works to be performed include Missy Mazzoli’s Ecstatic Science, three Rags by William Bolcom, Indigenous Instruments by Steve Mackey, the world premiere of Brad Balliett’s Ice Princess (Suite from an Imaginary ballet; after Rameau), and La revue de cuisine by Bohuslav Martinu. A post-concert reception for all ticket holders will also be held in the Jacobs room.
Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 PM
$32-$38
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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You Are Under Our Space Control | Object Collection

The Brooklyn-based performance group Object Collection returns to La MaMa for the world premiere of the utopian “space-opera,” You Are Under our Space Control (YAUOSC). Fusing experimental music, political activism, and theater, this new production draws from space travel, transhumanism, astronautics, and the resurrection of the dead to re-envision the future of our daily lives.
Thursday, January 23 to Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 PM; Sunday, January 26 at 5:00 PM
Tickets $25, $20 students/seniors
La MaMa, 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY
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Three’s Keys | Composers Concordance

Kathleen Supové--Photo by Karjaka Studios

Kathleen Supové–Photo by Karjaka Studios

Pianists Laura Ahumada, Carl Patrick Bolleia, and Carlton Holmes perform works by Seth Boustead, Dan Cooper, Masatora Goya, Peter Jarvis, Tamar Muskal, Gene Pritsker, Will Rowe, David Saperstein, Dave Soldier, Kathleen Supové, Richard Sussman, Alicia Terzian, Jessica Wells, and Randy Woolf.
Friday, January 24 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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The Noble Spirit | The Chelsea Symphony

Part of the fourteenth season RISE UP, this concert features the Fifth Symphony by Sergei Prokofiev, written during one month in the summer of 1944. Also on this concert series: TCS’s first drumset concerto presentation, Just Say Yes, by Alexandra Gardner featuring Michael Blancaflor and Milhaud’s first cello concert with Kurt Behnke, both on Friday night’s performance. Saturday’s concert welcomes TCS board member Sara Dudley’s soloist debut on the William Walton viola concerto. Both concerts open with Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral, commissioned by the Curtis Institute of Music to commemorate their 75th anniversary.
Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$25
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Orpheus performs the world premiere of Jessie Montgomery and Jannina Norpoth’s arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons. This collection of piano miniatures is paired with Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, performed by violinist Vadim Gluzman.
Saturday, January 25 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25-$122
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Fair Trade Trio

The Fair Trade Trio

The Fair Trade Trio

The Fair Trade Trio will present a varied program of music including New Zealand composer Natalie Hunt’s Clarinet Quartet featuring guest clarinetist, Bixby Kennedy.
Sunday, January 26 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15-$25
SAJ, 15 West 86th Street, New York, NY
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