Maja S. Ratkje – Photo by Maarit Kytöharju

This week: concerts in New York (July 1 – July 7, 2013)

Glass Farm Ensemble presents Dolce Tormento

Frederic Rzewski

Frederic Rzewski

The Glass Farm Ensemble presents compositions by Michael Jarrell, Paula Matthusen, Frederic Rzewski, Alfred Simmerlin. Performed by Margaret Lancaster, flute; Eileen Mack, clarinet; Bill Trigg, percussion; and Yvonne Troxler, piano.
Monday, July 1 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20; Members, Seniors, Students, Children $15
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway New York, NY
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You, My Mother: The Chamber Opera Project | River To River Festival

Yarn/Wire teams up with Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf for a short reprise run of You, My Mother: The Chamber Opera Project. These 2 one-act operas are elusive investigations into the ever-shifting relationships between mothers and their adult children.
Tuesday, July 2 at 8:30 PM and Wednesday, July 3 at 3 PM
Free (RSVP Required)
Pier 17 at South Street Seaport, New York, NY
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Maja S. K. Ratkje | Ex-Situ Series Concert

Maja S. Ratkje - Photo by Maarit Kytöharju

Maja S. Ratkje – Photo by Maarit Kytöharju

Maja S.K. Ratkje gives a quadrophonic mix of voices in site-specific sets. She improvises with the acoustics in the room using her own voice as a sound source. With the help of samplers and live electronics, she creates unique soundscapes for each set. Concerts in found spaces with acoustical design by Dave Rife. Architectural Consultant Peter Zuspan.
Sunday, July 7 at 5 PM
Cannon’s Walk, South Street Seaport, New York, NY
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Murmuration | Rétes

Classically-based Improvisation with influences ranging from Handel to Hole. Murmuration is: Eric Coyne on cello/piano, Russell Kotcher on violin/piano and Andrew Marsh on vocals/piano. In live performance, lyrics are either fully improvised, based around previously selected material or texts taken on the spot from the audience (books, journals, a few brave cell phones). The selections provided here are all Completely Improvised (often with no prior plan) except for Balance Act, which is the band’s first effort at group composition in collaboration with Mark Zelesky on Saxophone. Quintet features Kate Porter on cello and Rosie Langabeer on accordion. Septet features Misha Marks on accordion, Joshua Machiz on double bass, Chad Brown on percussion, and Rosie Langabeer on spoons.
Sunday, July 7 at 7 PM
Tickets $15
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, Second Floor, New York, NY
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