Matt Marks

This week: concerts in New York (August 5 – August 11, 2013)

Neil Rolnick and Matt Marks

Matt Marks

Matt Marks

In Rolnick’s corner will be plugged-in-violinist-about-town Todd Reynolds and Bang On A Can All-Star pianist Vicky Chow. Marks’s crew will feature downtown piano diva Kathleen Supové, Alarm Will Sound violinist Courtney Orlando, trumpeter Mike Gurfield (of Signal and the Deviant Septet), and flutist Domenica Fossati (of Concert Black and Underground System). And of course, both composers will be on hand and on stage. And it’s entirely possible that the two groups will face off on stage for a free-for-all before the evening is done.
Thursday, August 8 at 8 PM
Tickets $10
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St Brooklyn, NY
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Ljova and Friends/Fireworks Ensemble | Rite of Summer

At 1pm, Ljova and Friends present The First Rite – a new suite he put together especially for this festival celebrating the folk sources of the Rite of Spring.

At 3pm, the Fireworks Ensemble presents the rock-inspired version of Stravinsky’s masterpiece that first brought the ensemble to the attention of audiences and critics worldwide. Fireworks’ version brings a creative, 21st-century sensibility to “The Rite.”
Saturday, August 10 at 1 PM and 3 PM
Rite of Summer, Governors Island, NY
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the whisper opera | Mostly Mozart Festival

David Lang’s hotly anticipated chamber opera for soprano and four instrumentalists—an intimate exploration of secrets and the tension between what we hide and what we reveal—has its New York premiere. Performed by International Contemporary Ensemble.
Saturday, August 10 to Tuesday, August 13
Limited availability, call (212)721-6500 for more information.
Clark Studio Theater, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY
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Vicky Chow | Music in the Garden

Vicky Chow performing Evan Ziporyn's "In Bounds"

Vicky Chow performing Evan Ziporyn’s “In Bounds”

The Noguchi Museum, in collaboration with Bang on a Can/Cantaloupe Music, will host a series of innovative music every second Sunday in the summer. Bang on a Can All-Star Vicky Chow will perform in the Museum’s sculpture garden. Chow will perform Tristan Perich’s Dual Synthesis for Harpsichord and 4 channel 1 bit electronics as well as Philip Glass’ Two Pages.
Sunday, August 11 at 3 PM
Free with musem admission
Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, NY
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2013 Summer Antifolk Fest

Contemporary classical chamber music is presented during the 2013 Summer Antifolk Fest. The evening will include completely acoustic, unamplified, performances in a candle-lit room. The program will include Aled Roberts’ Snake Dreams for violin and cello, Brian Fitzsousa’s Three Studies From The Société Anonyme for violin and piano, and Sam Reising’s Dear To Us for solo piano.
Sunday, August 11 at 8:30 PM
Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York, NY
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