Jenny Q Chai

This week: concerts in New York (October 29 – November 4, 2012)

Because of Hurricane Sandy, please double check each website to see if the events actually happen, at least until November 1 or 2.

Note that the 2012 Vital Vox Vocal Festival, which was scheduled to take place October 29 and 30 at Brooklyn’s Roulette, has been postponed to an undisclosed, later date.

Ostravská banda & Talujon Percussion

Ostravská banda gives the first U.S. staged production of Salvatore Sciarrino’s chamber opera Infinito nero, a “One act Ecstasy” on text by Maria Maddalena de’Pazzi (ca. 1600).  Talujon Percussion will perform a broad range of Cage’s percussion pieces from 1939 to 1986, one of James Tenney’s “Postcard Pieces”, as well as Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Kreuzspiel in a joint effort with Ostravská banda.
Tuesday, October 30 at 8 PM
Tickets $20, $15 Festival Pass, Students
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street New York, NY
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Hotel Elefant | Dia de los Muertos

Hotel Elefant rehearses Michael Gordon's "For Madeline"

As part of their first season focusing on Remembrance, Hotel Elefant will perform music by Michael Gordon, Michelle Lou, and Angélica Negrón.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, at the door

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
Mary Flagler Cary Hall
450 West 37th Street @ 10th Avenue
New York, NY
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Jeffrey Milarsky Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra

Jeffrey Milarsky

Jeffrey Milarsky

Jeffrey Milarsky leads the Juilliard Orchestra in a program of major 20th-century and recent works, beginning with Arvo Pärt’s Cantus (1977), continuing the Juilliard School’s 2012-2013 season celebration of the centenary of Benjamin Britten. Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celeste (1936) explores the interplay between polytonality and the composer’s love for traditional folk rhythms and melodies. Pärt’s Symphony No. 4, Los Angeles premiered and commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2008, features elements of early music, including chant, modality, and the composer’s own bell-like tintinnabulation compositional style.
Thursday, November 1 at 8 PM
FREE tickets available at box office
Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, 1941 Broadway (on 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam), New York, NY
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Many Many Women | Petr Kotik, S.E.M. Ensemble

The S.E.M. Ensemble perform’s Petr Kotik’s Many Many Women as part of the Beyond Cage Festival.
Friday, November 2 at 7 PM
Tickets $15, $10 Festival Pass, Students, Seniors
Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, New York, NY
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Carol Robinson and Frances-Marie Uitti

ISSUE Project Room presents two evenings of performances with Carol Robinson and Frances-Marie Uitti: the opening night includes US Premieres by Giacinto Scelsi, Eliane Radigue, Annie Gosfield and Robinson/Uitti, with work by Jonathan Harvey and John Cage rounding out the program. On the second evening, Robinson and Uitti are joined by Nate Wooley (trumpet) and Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) for a series of improvisations.
Friday, November 2 at 8 PM and Saturday, November 3 at 5 PM (includes free lecture)
Tickets $15 / $12 members+students
Brooklyn Zen Center, 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn (Gowanus)
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Cage & Kubera: Grand Piano Solos – with solos by Conrad Harris, Petr Kotik, and Roscoe Mitchell

The evening showcases the pianist Joseph Kubera in Cage’s epic solos, Music of Changes and Concert for Piano and Orchestra, with Ostravská banda. Other soloists include Kotik in his flute solos from There is Singularly Nothing, Conrad Harris in Cage’s amazing and nearly impossible to perform Freeman Etudes, and Roscoe Mitchell, premiering Red Flower On A Bamboo Pole on soprano saxophone.
Sunday, November 4 at 5 PM
Tickets $15, $10 Festival Pass, Students, Seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
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Jenny Q Chai, piano | Satie, Schoenberg, Stockhausen, Scarlatti, Stroppa, Cage, Vigeland, Boucourechliev and Chopin

Jenny Q Chai

Jenny Q Chai

Jenny Q Chai performs the music of Satie, Schoenberg, Stockhausen, Scarlatti, Stroppa, Cage, Vigeland, Boucourechliev, and Chopin at Le Poisson Rouge.
Sunday, November 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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