Mariel Roberts

This week: concerts in New York (September 24 – September 30, 2012)

Opening Party | Ear Heart Music meets Artisanal Brooklyn

This opening night celebration features a line-up of Ear Heart Music talent. Performers include James Moore and Andie Springer playing folk-inspired new string music, On Structure creating sound and movement based performance art, and Build rocking their unique blend of minimalist, fiddle-heavy indie-classical to film landscapes. A selection of artisanal food vendors from Brooklyn will be sampling and selling food during the party. A free raffle for ticket holders will result in giveaways of I Care If You Listen tote bags filled with artisanal goodies and crafts.

Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM
Tickest $15 general admission, $10 members/students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Mariel Roberts

Mariel Roberts

Mariel Roberts

Mariel Roberts premieres new works for solo cello by Andy Akiho, Sean Friar, Alex Mincek, Tristan Perich, and Daniel Wohl.
Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $12 members/students
Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, 113 Remsen St, Brooklyn
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Concerts at One: Twelve in 12

Trinity Wall Street’s longest running series of free concerts kicks off the season with a mini-festival: Twelve in 12, featuring NOVUS NY with conductor Julian Wachner performing 12 different works by the 12 recent Pulitzer Prize winners in Music Composition. Program for September 27: John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony; Henry Brant, Four Skeleton Pieces; Steve Reich, Daniel Variations; and Ornette Coleman, Jazz TBD.
Thursday, September 27 at 1 PM
Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, New York, NY
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Voices & Echoes | Akio Suzuki, Gozo Yoshimasu, Otomo Yoshihide

“Voices and Echoes,” is a tour of pioneering Japanese artists renowned for their unique, interdisciplinary approaches to sound-based practices: Akio Suzuki, Gozo Yoshimasu, and Otomo Yoshihide. The performances will span a wide array of artistic disciplines including literature, sound art, conceptual performance, and improvisation— all converging around a theme of highly personalized, experimental approaches to sound perception, production, and presentation.
Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $12 members/students, $25 Series Pass ($20 members)
22 Boerum Place, Ground floor, Brooklyn, NY
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Mobius Percussion Quartet + Tigue

Postludes #6-8 – Elliot Cole (Mobius)
this mind made war – Suzanne Farrin
Cello – David Lang
time’s racing – Eric Richards
Piano Phase – Steve Reich
Karakurenai – Andy Akiho (Mobius + Tigue + guest)
Music for Pieces of Wood – Steve Reich
paper melodies (my music box music) – Jason Treuting
Rotation – Dave Molk
Postludes #1-5 – Elliot Cole
Friday, September 28 at 7 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students and seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, Second Floor, New York, NY
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3WEEKS, The Opera | Yoav Gal

Following his piece MOSHEH, 3WEEKS is the latest effort by composer Yoav Gal. Libretto by Ruby Numdar.
Friday, September 28 to Sunday, September 30 at various times
Tickets $25
The Theater at the 14th street Y, 344 East 14th street, New York, NY
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David T. Little’s “Dog Days” (World Premiere)

Based on a short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is a contemporary opera that investigates the psychology of a working class American family against a not-so-distant-future wartime scenario.  A collaboration with librettist Royce Vavrek, this black comedy asks: is it madness, delusion, or human / animal instinct that guides us through severely trying times?  Where exactly is the line between animal and human?  At what point must we give in to our animal instincts merely to survive?

Saturday, September 29 at 8 PM– Sunday, September 30 at 3 PM
Tickets $12. Shuttle bus to NJ available, check Peak Performances’ website.
Alexander Kasser Theatre, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, N.J.
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Tehillim | Contemporaneous

Contemporaneous presents an evening of two pieces of the music by Judd Greenstein and Steve Reich that explore compelling themes from the Hebrew Bible.
Sunday, September 30 at 5:30 PM
Tickets $10, $5 students
Van Dyke Park (98A Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, NY)
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The Festival of the New Trumpet | yMusic & No BS! Brass

yMusic is a sextet of young performers and will be premiering a FONT-Commissioned work by Andrew Norman. No BS! Brass Band is a brass band that embraces the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern funk.
Sunday, September 30 at 7 PM
Tickets $12
Stage 2, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, New York, NY
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