This week: concerts in New York (May 27 – June 2, 2013)

New York and The Netherlands | TRANSIT’s DoubleBill Festival

Jacob Cooper

Jacob Cooper

TRANSIT’s DoubleBill Festival highlights emerging composers from New York as well as another city. This format allows our audiences to hear the latest offerings from composers in a cultural hotspot. This concert features music by Christopher Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Daniel Wohl, Kate Moore, Mayke Nas and Peter Adriaansz.
Monday, May 27 at 8 PM
Tickets $12, $10 for students. Cash only at the door.
Church of the Advent Hope, 111 E 87th St, New York, NY
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The Butchershop Quartet, Barbez, Kid Millions/Jim Sauter Duo

The Butchershop Quartet will present its rendition of Stravinksy’s Rite of Spring on the centennial of its Parisian debut. Sets by Barbez and Kid Millions/Jim Sauter Duo.
Wednesday, May 29 at 8 PM
Tickets $10
Littlefield | 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Three World Premieres by South American Composers | Momenta Quartet

Arthur Kampela

Arthur Kampela

Momenta performs world premieres by three Latin American composers, including the long-awaited complete version of Uma Faca Só Lâmina (“A Knife All Blade,” 1998) by Arthur Kampela, as well as two works written especially for the quartet.
Thursday, May 30 at 7 PM
Tickets $20 at the door; Free for Americas Society members
The Americas Society, 680 Park Ave., New York, NY
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Gregg Kallor’s CD release concert

Gregg Kallor will be celebrating the release of his highly-anticipated album A Single Noon, co-produced by two-time Grammy award-winning pianist Fred Hersch.
Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 PM
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, downstairs space
Tickets $15-$18
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Bodiless at Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy

Gabrielle Herbst

Gabrielle Herbst

Brooklyn-based composer and singer Gabrielle Herbst presents a performance of her opera-in-progress, Bodiless, for which she received a Jerome Foundation commission through Roulette. This work for three sopranos and ensemble will feature the composer joined by sopranos Ariadne Greif and Margaret Dudley with members of Contemporaneous.

Friday, May 31 at 6 PM
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy | 179 Pacific St, Brooklyn
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Hammerklavier Project | Dr. Faustus

Dr. Faustus will present world premieres of four new works for piano and percussion. For the project, Dr. Faustus has commissioned four emerging composers—Daniel Blake, Elizabeth Adams, Paul Kerekes, and Inés Thiebaut—to compose brand new works to be performed by celebrated performers pianists Steven Beck and Mirna Lekic, and percussionists Alex Lipowski and Melanie Sehman.
Friday, May 31 at 7:30 PM
Free (Suggested donation)
Benzaquen Hall, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St, New York, NY

French Music of Today | Ensemble Linea

The Linea Ensemble performs music by Tristan Murail, Bruno Mantovani, Georges Aperghis, Philippe Hurel, and Raphaël Cendo.
Friday, May 31 at 8 PM
Elebash Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

No Starch | Voxare String Quartet

Voxare String Quartet performs the music of Nico Muhly, Terry Riley, Mark Nowakowski, Led Zeppelin, Daron Hagen, and Radiohead as part of the Phoenix Concerts.
Friday, May 31 at 8 PM
$10 donation at the door. Free for students.
St. Matthew & St. Timothy 26 West 84th Street, New York, NY

Journaling (Part Five) | Cornelius Duffalo

Inaugurated in 2009, Journaling is a series of performances in which Dufallo documents his own work with extraordinary living composers while tracking various paths in twenty-first century music. The next installment is Part Five featuring a world premiere by Todd Reynolds and a U.S. premiere by Syrian composer Kinan Azmeh with works by Kinan Azmeh, Cornelius Dufallo, and New York based Israeli composer Guy Barash. Alongside Dufallo, Reynolds and Azmeh will perform in their pieces.
Saturday, June 1 at 7 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, Second Floor New York, NY
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Action Painting: the Edges of Sound | Ensemble Moto Perpetuo and Ensemble Linea

Ensemble Moto Perpetuo performs music by Brice Pauset, Raphaël Cendo, Philippe Leroux, and Franck Bedrossian. Ensemble Linea performs music by Gérard Grisey.
Saturday, June 1 at 7 PM
Tickets are $15 General Admission, $10 for students with ID and $8 per for student groups of 5 or more.
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

The Chelsea Symphony featuring Mark O’Connor

Mark O’Connor

Mark O’Connor

Violinist and composer Mark O’Connor joins The Chelsea Symphony for the finale of the orchestra’s seventh season. The performance will feature the New York City premiere of O’Connor’s The Improvised Violin Concerto, the first concerto to feature an entirely improvised solo part over a through-composed orchestral score.
Saturday, June 1 at 7 PM
Tickets $45/$35/$25; Members, Seniors, Students $40/$30/$20
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway New York, NY
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Excerpts from THE LONG WALK, an opera

A story of coming home: An Iraq veteran struggles to return to the fold of his family after serving as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist. Music by Jeremy Howard Beck, libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann.
Sunday, June 2 at 7 PM
The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium at the JCC,

334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th street
Tickets $25
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