Earnestine Rodgers Robinson

This week: concerts in New York (February 16 – February 22, 2015)

Two Cultures – One Dream

To celebrate Black History Month and Chinese New Year, DCINY presents Two Cultures – One Dream. This performance features the world premiere of Earnestine Rodgers Robinson’s oratorio, Exodus. The work utilizes biblical themes drawn from the African American gospel and choral tradition. Ringing in the Chinese New Year is Yellow River Cantata by composer Xian Xinghai, with Guest Conductor Jie Yi and an international cast of musicians.
Monday, February 16 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20-$100
Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
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Bright Sheng & Friends | NYFOS Next

Bright Sheng closes out three weeks of contemporary song and the 2014-15 NYFOS Next series. The Chinese-American composer and MacArthur Fellow hosts and curates a concert that includes a preview of the opening to his new opera Dream of the Red Chamber, written with co-librettist David Henry Hwang. The opera is set to premiere with the San Francisco Opera in fall 2016.
Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
OPERA America’s National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
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TAK Ensemble

TAK Ensemble

TAK plays new works by Taylor Brook, Natacha Diels, Halldór Smárason, and Call for Scores winners Brice Gatinet and Tristan Coelho.
Tuesday, February 17 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10 advance, $15 day of show, $12 students
Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Helado Negro & thingNY | Ecstatic Music Festival

Helado Negro (Roberto Carlos Lange) will be joined by thingNY. Lange will extend and develop his 2013 piece Brain Finger Composition, in which he controls musical parameters using yarn tethered to live musicians, to include a smorgasbord of creative material: classic Helado Negro songs, newly-written music and the wide-ranging skills of the acclaimed experimental music collective, thingNY. thingNY will also perform a set of sonically diverse text-pieces, including a preview of their upcoming opera This takes place close by.
Wednesday, February 18 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
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Stefano Gervasoni | Composer Portraits

Stefano Gervasoni

Stefano Gervasoni

Miller Theatre presents a Composer Portraits concert of the work of Stefano Gervasoni.
Thursday, February 19 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Symbiosis II

Spectrum NYC hosts Symbiosis II, the second concert in a traveling series curated by avant vocal diva Jane Sheldon. The series launched in 2014 in Sydney, Australia, and now makes its first appearance in New York.
Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Washington Square Winds

Washington Square Winds - Photo by Philip Varricchio

Washington Square Winds – Photo by Philip Varricchio

The Washington Square Winds woodwind quintet will be performing a challenging program of new works. Save the popular Three Shanties quintet by Malcolm Arnold, all of the pieces were composed recently by living composers, including Paul Moravec, Alex Weiser, Thomas Deneuville, and William Wheeler. Washington Square Winds will conclude the program by giving a sneak peak at a new composition they commissioned from Nicky Sohn, a Juilliard Composition Master’s candidate.
Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Pam Tanowitz & David Lang

A collaboration between choreographer Pam Tanowitz and composers Ted Hearne, David Lang, Hannah Lash and Caroline Shaw
Featuring FLUX Quartet.
Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Tickets $40, $35 members
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue, New York, NY
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