This week: concerts in New York (October 28 – November 3, 2013)

The Pit Stop Players and the Pendulum

Kenji Bunch - Photo by Erica Lyn

Kenji Bunch – Photo by Erica Lyn

The selections for the concert include themes from film (David Shire’s score to George Romero’s Monkey Shines), opera (Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon), TV (Danny Elfman’s theme to Tales From the Crypt), musical theater (Rosenblum’s overture to his forthcoming musical The Haunted Hotel) and the concert hall (Kenji Bunch’s Arachnophobia). In addition, the concert will feature the concert premiere of The Pit and the Pendulum by Nox Arcana, the self-described American Neoclassical darkwave/dark ambient musical duo, and Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals, by American composer/inventor Raymond Scott.
Monday, October 28 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $15 students, children in costumes free
Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York, NY
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An Evening with Bedroom Community: Valgeir Sigurðsson, Nadia Sirota, Paul Corley, and special guests

The music of Valgeir Sigurðsson and Paul Corley is featured at (le) poisson rouge.
Monday, October 28 at 8 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Holocaust 1944

Bass/baritone Dashon Burton and and bassist Logan Coale will perform Lori Laitman’s Holocaust 1944, a deeply moving work for baritone voice and double bass.
Monday, October 28 at 9 PM
Tickets $15
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, Second Floor, New York, NY
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The Horszowski Trio | Pop-Up Concert

Horszowski Trio

Horszowski Trio

The Horszowski Trio makes their Miller debut examining the myriad ways composer use music not just to evoke a feeling, but to tell a story. Pairing Joan Tower’s moving and personal work for her late nephew with John Harbinson’s playful Piano Trio No. 2. and other works, the Horszowski Trio takes the audience through the spectrum of emotions with this program.
Tuesday, October 29 at 6 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Emmanuel Chabrier: Impressionism in Music, Painting and Life | Mirror Visions Ensemble

A portrait in music of Emmanuel Chabrier, featuring a program of works by Chabrier and his composer friends such as Vincent d’Indy, Henri Duparc and Ernest Chausson (Chabrier’s friends and contemporaries), as well as a commission of texts from Chabrier’s known correspondence set by Christopher Berg.
Tuesday, October 29 at 8 PM
Tickets $10
NYU Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street, New York, NY
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Cochlea Freedom Ensemble and ensemble, et al.

ensemble, et al. - Photo by Thomas Deneuville

ensemble, et al. – Photo by Thomas Deneuville

For its second concert of the season 2013-14, Contagious Sounds moves back to the Gershwin hotel to present two album previews of two New York based ensembles: Cochlea Freedom Ensemble’s ‘Animal Songs’ and ensemble, et. al’s ‘Present Point Passed’. Discover a track from ensemble, et al.’s upcoming release on our Fall 2013 Mixtape!
Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10 and $15
Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th Street, New York, NY
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New Juilliard Ensemble

The New Juilliard Ensemble, led by Joel Sachs performs works by Grazyna Bacewicz, Stefano Gervasoni, Sukhi Kang, Betty Olivero, and Roberto Sierra. The program features Sukhi Kang’s The Myth (2008); Stefano Gervasoni’s Froward (2011, first performance outside Europe); Betty Olivero’s Zimaar II (2009) with Juilliard soprano Raquel González; Grazyna Bacewicz’s Incrustations for Horn and Chamber Ensemble (1965, first performance outside Europe); and Roberto Sierra’s Concierto da Cámara (2008).
Friday, November 1 at 8 PM
Juilliard School, Paul Hall, 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY
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ACME: American Contemporary Music Ensemble with Barbara Sukowa

ACME - Photo by Ryuhei Shindo

ACME – Photo by Ryuhei Shindo

ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble will perform Arnold Schoenberg’s seminal work Pierrot Lunaire from 1913 featuring acclaimed actress and concert artist Barbara Sukowa, alongside selections from 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw’s new piece Ritornello.
Saturday, November 2 at 7 PM
Tickets $40
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
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Quiet City Presents Iktus Percussion with Andy Kozar and Will Lang

Quiet City is a network of composers and performers based in New York City. With a focus on the dialogue between determinate and improvised music, the collective hosts artists that produce adventurous works, cross genres, and challenge musical expectations. On November 2nd, they will present Iktus Percussion with Andy Kozar (trumpet) and Will Lang (trombone) and Iktus+ percussionist Fred Trumpy and Adam Forman at Spectrum, featuring works by 5 composers: Daniel Iglesia, Quinn Collins, Brooks Frederickson, Luke Schwartz and Adam Scott Neal.
Saturday, November 2 at 8 PM
Tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of show
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, Second Floor, New York, NY
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Kamala Sankaram | Rétes

Rétes is a new collaborative series on the first Sunday of each month. Curated by composer and choreographic pianist, Eleonor Sandresky, the series will feature collaborations with fellow composer/performers. Leading up to each concert, she will rehearse and create a new program with each featured guest showcasing her music, their music, and collaboratively-made pieces as well culled through the creative process of exchanging ideas, arranging, improvising and rehearsing. This concert features the music of Kamala Sankaram.
Sunday, November 3 at 7 PM
Tickets $15
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, Second Floor, New York, NY
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