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This week: concerts in New York (January 28 – February 3, 2013)

FOCUS! 2013: The British Renaissance Chamber Concert

George Benjamin - Copyright F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

George Benjamin – Copyright F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

British music since World War II will be performed, including one piece receiving its premiere outside of Europe. Featuring music by Richard Rodney Bennett, Brian Ferneyhough, George Benjamin, Judith Weir, Deirdre Bribbin, and Peter Maxwell Davies.
Monday, January 28 at 8 PM
Paul Hall at the Juilliard School, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, Broadway at 65th Street Manhattan, NY
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Etudes and Studies | counter)induction

counter)induction, winner of an ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming will present a concert of works by Debussy, Chopin, Paganini, Hosokawa, and Berio, including a premiere of Book of Etudes by Douglas Boyce and a new work by Ryan Streber.
Thursday, January 31 at 6 PM
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center 40 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY
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New Music in the Kaplan Penthouse

James MacMillan

James MacMillan

The CMS New Music series showcases an eclectic mix of current composers and styles with three concerts in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. This concert features music by Tower, MacMillan, and Adès.
Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
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Firehouse New Music Series hosted by Iktus Percussion: Cadillac Moon Ensemble, Iktus and New Morse Code

Firehouse New Music Series hosted by Iktus Percussion and curated by Christopher Graham begins Friday February 1 and continues the first Friday of each month through June.
Friday, February 1 at 8 PM
Tickets $10
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St. Brooklyn, NY
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The Music of Now Marathon

Kicking off the fourth annual citywide Composers Now Festival (under the leadership of composer Tania León) is Symphony Space’s genre-busting music marathon, curated by Symphony Space Artistic Director, composer Laura Kaminsky. From electronic experimentation to post-minimalism, to spectralist sonorities to Latin jazz, the marathon brings the broadest range of new music by today’s emerging and established composers and composer-performers to the stage.
Saturday, February 2 from 4 PM to midnight
Tickets $20, $15 under 30
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
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Ecstatic Music Festival | DJ /rupture & Zs

The border-crossing bass visionary and turntable artist DJ /rupture will join Zs to perform an evening of music by each artist that blends, overlaps and extends toward the other. Zs and DJ /rupture will present alternating mini-sets, with transitional collaborative works and improvisations that connect these sets to one another, varying in form and containing elements of the surrounding “solo” material.
Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $20 for 3+ concerts, $15 students, $150 festival pass
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York , NY
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Jerome Residency | Laura Andel

Laura Andel - Photo by Gerry Murphy

Laura Andel – Photo by Gerry Murphy

New York-based, Argentinean composer and conductor Laura Andel premieres new works for an eclectic instrumentation, featuring musicians of the Buenos Aires, and the New York music-scenes, creating a crossover not only of instruments, but also of geographies, and idiosyncrasies. Featuring Daniel Binelli (bandoneon), Elliott Sharp (guitars), Carl Maguire (Fender Rhodes), Andrew Drury (percussion).
Saturday, February 2 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, members/students/seniors $10
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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