This week: concerts in New York (December 17, 2018 – December 23, 2018)

Dorian Wind Quintet & Abigail Fischer: Bon Appétit!

The Dorian Wind Quintet joins forces with mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer for Lee Hoiby’s operatic portrait of Julia Child baking a chocolate cake, Bon Appétit! The Dorians also perform classic American music, including Samuel Barber’s Summer Music.
Monday, December 17 at 7:30 PM
Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway, New York, NY
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MATA CONTINUED: Aizuri Quartet and Ilari Kaila

Aizuri Quartet

Aizuri Quartet–Photo by Shervin Lainez

The Aizuri Quartet performs an evening of works by composer Ilari Kaila.
Monday, December 17 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
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Nate Wooley / Josh Sinton / William Lang

At 7 pm Nate Wooley presents a new version of Coyote (Brooklyn 2018), while at 8 pm Josh Sinton shares his new show idbrule (for b.s). At 9 pm, loadbang presents William Lang performing works by Dai Fujikura, Thanos Chrysakis, Yu Kuwabara, and Klaus Hubner.
Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10 per set or $20 for all three sets
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Looking Back & Onward: SEM in 1986 & 2018

Miya Masaoka

Miya Masaoka

The S.E.M Ensemble’s annual concert at Paula Cooper Gallery will begin this year by looking at the close collaboration between Petr Kotik and Ben Neill in the 1980s. Both Kotik’s Wilsie Bridge, and Neill’s Money Talk were staples of SEMs repertoire during that time. Next to these 80’s compositions, SEM will present a series of current works by Kotik, Neill, Miya Masaoka, and Michael J. Schumacher.
Wednesday, December 19 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15 online, $20 doors, $10 students/seniors
Paula Cooper Gallery, 524 West 26th Street, New York, NY
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Bill Frisell Solo: A Benefit for Roulette

On December 20th, in celebration of Roulette’s 40th year, legendary guitarist and composer Bill Frisell plays a benefit concert featuring new work from his recently released album Music IS, as well as vintage compositions. This is Frisell’s first solo concert since 2017 and is the only solo New York City performance since the album’s release. All proceeds from the concert will go to support Roulette’s artists and performances.
Thursday, December 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $35 online, $45 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Make Music Winter

Make Music Winter is NYC’s free, outdoor music-making celebration featuring participatory parades representing a variety of cultures and genres. All parades take place on December 21st, the winter solstice and longest night of the year. Professionals, amateurs and the curious are all welcomed and encouraged to share their love of music and transform the cityscape by joining one or more of Make Music Winter’s programs.
Friday, December 21 at All Day
Various Locations
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Phill Niblock: 6 Hours of Music and Film

As the longest night of the year unfolds and the journey of our planet nears the point when Winter commences in the Northern Hemisphere, Phill Niblock stages his annual Winter Solstice concert for the 8th consecutive year in Roulette’s Atlantic Avenue theatre space. Starting at 6:00 PM, the performance will comprise of six hours of acoustic and electronic music and mixed media film and video in a live procession that charts the movement of our planet and the progress of ourselves through art and performance at its maximal best.
Friday, December 21 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Eclectic Songs

Vocalist/composer Sophie Dunér, artist/pianist/composer Mark Kostabi, and composer/guitarist/D.J. Gene Pritsker perform a set of eclectic songs written by the three artists. The songs range from jazz-inspired, pop-influenced, contemporary classical music infused, and more.
Friday, December 21 at 9:00 PM
Symphony Space, Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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