This week: concerts in New York (October 8 – October 14, 2012)

The Satie-Cage Connection | Red Light New Music


The composer collective Red Light New Music performs a program that explores the relationship between Erik Satie and John Cage. Music by Satie and Cage will be interspersed with world premieres, all accompanied by the silent films of French illusionist Georges Méliès.

Tuesday, October 9 at 8 PM
Tickets $10 for members/students/seniors. Tickets $15 for general admission.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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Concerts at One | West Point Woodwind Quintet

The West Point Woodwind Quintet performs at Trinity Wall Street’s Concerts at One series.

Thursday, October 11 at 1 PM
Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street, New York, NY
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From Brahms to Klezmer | David Krakauer, Phoenix Chamber Ensemble

David Krakauer – Photograph by Jean-Marc Lubrano

The concert features the world premiere of Inessa Zaretsky’s Six Poems for Tamar for clarinet and piano, as well as Brahms’ Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor, Op. 114; Debussy’s Rhapsody, Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint for clarinet and ten pre-recorded clarinets; excerpts from Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time; and Krakauer’s selection of traditional Klezmer tunes and improvisations spotlighting circular breathing.

Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 general; $10 students, seniors, & CJH/LBI members
Concert Hall at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street New York, NY
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Folk Inflections | Angela and Jennifer Chun

Angela and Jennifer Chun perform Eastern European and other folk sources with music for two violins by Béla Bartók and Luciano Berio, and, joined by pianist Nelson Padgett, perform the rarely heard Phantasy for two violins and piano by British composer Edmund Rubbra.

Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30; Members $25; Under 30 $15
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Eternal Lights | Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

On its season-opening program, Orpheus celebrates 40 years of music-making with its first performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and the World Premiere of Earth Echoes by Pulitzer Prize-finalist composer, Augusta Read Thomas.

Thursday, October 11 at 8 PM
Tickets from $14.50
Stern Auditorium/Perlman Stage, Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh AvenueNew York, NY
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Virgil Moorefield

Post-minimalist composer Virgil Moorefield performs at ShapeShifter Lab.

Thursday, October 11 at 8 PM
Tickets $10
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, New York
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Juilliard’s AXIOM | Oliver Knussen, Charles Wuorinen, Arnold Schoenberg

Oliver Knussen - Photograph by Clive Barda

Oliver Knussen – Photograph by Clive Barda

Conductor Jeffrey Milarsky leads AXIOM in the opening concert featuring Oliver Knussen’s Coursing, Op. 17 (1979); Charles Wuorinen’s Cyclops 2000; and Arnold Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (1906).

Friday, October 12 at 8 PM
The Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School, 65th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
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Stone | Akio Suzuki

Audio Visual Arts (AVA) presents a solo exhibition of past and recent works by Japanese sound art pioneer Akio Suzuki (b 1941). A series of silent objects that invite viewers to imagine their sounds will populate the front room at AVA. Works on paper, drawings and graphic scores will be on display in addition to a sculpture and instrument made out of Japanese bamboo. Two performances will take place at the opening on October 13th, in the gallery and vacant lot across the street from AVA.

Saturday, October 13 at 4 PM
Tickets $15, $12 members/students, $25 Series Pass/$20 members
Audio Visual Arts, 34 East 1st Street, New York, NY
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Mirage: Music Inspired by Visual Art | Momenta Quartet

Momenta Quartet  performs works by Kee Yong Chong, Huang Ruo and Elizabeth Brown, and video artist Lothar Osterburg with Elizabeth Brown, theremin. A panel discussion with Brown, Osterburg, and leading composer Huang Ruo will take place at intermission.
Saturday, October 13 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students and seniors
Brooklyn Conservatory, 58 7th Ave. Brooklyn, NY
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