Winter Garden, 2009 Bang on a Can Marathon – Photo by Stephanie Berger

This week: concerts in New York (June 12, 2012 – June 18, 2012)

Just another week of concerts in New York City. Ubiquity not required but it could help… This post was prepared by the awesome Sam Reising.

New Amsterdam Presents Michael Mizrahi and Nadia Sirota

To celebrate the release of his new album The Bright Motion, pianist Michael Mizrahi will take the stage at (Le) Poisson Rouge on June 12. Mizrahi will perform from Motion (out May 29 on New Amsterdam Records), which includes pieces by Ryan Brown, Patrick Burke, Mark Dancigers, Judd Greenstein, John Mayrose, and will feature a live premiere of William Brittelle’s piece on the record, “Computer Wave.” Nadia Sirota will join to debut work from her forthcoming sophomore album, out fall 2012 also on New Amsterdam Records. Nadia will perform the New York premiere of Judd Greenstein’s In Teaching Others We Teach Ourselves for multi-tracked viola, in addition to other works from the forthcoming album, which will include pieces by Missy Mazzoli, Shara Worden, Daniel Bjarnasson, and more.
Tuesday, June 12 at 7 PM
Tickets $15
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
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Build and Empyrean Atlas

On June 12 two composer-led bands share a bill at Drom. Build (led bycomposer/violinist Matt McBane) and Empyrean Atlas (led by composer/saxophonist David Crowell) are instrumental ensembles that draw influences from across genres.
Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10 Advance, $15 Door
Drom, 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th)
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The ensemble will perform eight works by Sideband members Michael Early, Lainie Fefferman, Anne Hege, Daniel Iglesia, Konrad Kaczmarek, Jascha Narveson, Jeff Snyder, and Dan Trueman. Each of the evening’s composers mixes and recombines the roles of composer, programmer, instrument builder, and performer; this yields results well beyond the bounds of existing software applications or musical models, into a realm where nearly any musical idea can be realized.
Friday, June 15 at 8 PM
Tickets $12 Public, $8 Museum Members
Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria
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Ear to Mind Presents This Is Just To Say: Live Art II

Features works by Inhyun Kim, Judith Ring, Nomi Epstein, and Sonia Megias, and performance by soprano, Megan Schubertand Pianist, David Kalhous. This interdisciplinary concert, which also features works by Naho Taruishi, video artist and dancers/choreographers Coco Karol and Luke Gutgsell.
Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 Members, $10 Students and Seniors, Free for children
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
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Winter Garden, 2009 Bang on a Can Marathon - Photo by Stephanie Berger

Winter Garden, 2009 Bang on a Can Marathon - Photo by Stephanie Berger

Bang on a Can Marathon

Twelve hours of new music, free for all in the beautiful Winter Garden of the World Financial Center. Come for an hour, come for two, come for twelve. Just come.
Sunday June 17 from 12 noon – 12 midnight
World Financial Center Winter Garden | 220 Vesey Street
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(between North End Ave. and West St.)

So Percussion’s International Night of Awesome(ness)

For one incredible night at LPR in New York City, So Percussion brings together multiple generations of percussionists to celebrate our community. The event features headlining ensembles Nexus Percussion Ensemble from Canada (original members of Steve Reich and Musicians), and Amadinda Percussion Group (Budapest, Hungary). Other groups on the night include So Percussion, the MP Duo, Mantra Percussion, the Akros Percussion collective, Tigue, and Siren. The evening culminates in an “all-play” of Terry Riley’s In C!
Monday, June 18 at 8 PM
Tickets $15
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
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