This week: concerts in New York (June 18, 2012 – June 23, 2012)

So Percussion’s International Night Of (Awesomeness)

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 18th at 8 PM
Tickets $15
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Matt Mark’s Shame Remixes

A composer of serious skill, vivid imagination and chutzpah (as proved by his sensational musical-theater work-in-progress, The Little Death) Matt Marks oversees an evening of pieces from an ongoing series inspired by guilty pleasures—his, and others’. Expect to hear strains of Madonna, Sade, Taylor Swift and various Disney ditties as rendered by Marks’s funky bunch—Kathleen Supové, James Moore, Gareth Flowers, Kelli Kathman and Andie Springer—then bolster your snob quotient by pretending you didn’t recognize anything.

Tuesday, June 19th at 8 PM
Tickets $10
The Stone, East 2nd Street & Avenue C, New York, NY
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Hilary Hahn & Hauschka (New Music Seminar)

The intrepid, highly acclaimed concert violinist Hilary Hahn and imaginative German prepared pianist Hauschka (a.k.a. Volker Bertelmann) perform pieces from their evocative debut album together, Silfra.

Wednesday, June 20th at 8 PM
Tickets $45 – $55
City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York, NY
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Face the Music performs Philips Glass’ Glassworks + Philip Glass Ensemble’s Retrospective

Face the  Music performs Glassworks an a bill with the Philip Glass Ensemble in a concert celebrating Glass’s 75th birthday. This FREE concert in Rockefeller Park is part of the River to River Festival. Their 40min set will be followed by a retrospective concert by the Philip Glass Ensemble.

Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00 PM
Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City at the corner of River Terrace and Warren Street
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Make Music New York

Make Music NY is an annual (bi-annual if one considers Make Music Winter) festival celebrating musicians of all types held throughout New York City. Check out Satie’s Vexations on Wall Street (an 18-hour composition), Philip Glass’ Mass Appeal Mass in Time Square (you can go and sing it too) or massive concerts per instrument. Not to be missed…

Thursday, June 21 – All day long
Pretty much everywhere in New York, NY
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ACA Celebrates 75 Years of American Concert Music

To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the American Composers Alliance presents a concert of intriguing music by American composers that illustrates significant achievements in the history of the organization. The Orchestra of the League of Composers will be joined by world-renowned solo artists in this once-in-a lifetime ACA event.

Saturday, June 23rd at 8 PM
Tickets in Advance $25; Tickets Day of Show $30; Symphony Space ACA Members, and seniors $20; Students and Children $15
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre At Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway  New York, NY
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