This week: concerts in New York (November 21 – November 27, 2016)

MATA Jr. Festival

MATA presents its third annual MATA Jr. Festival in conjunction with the Kaufman Music Center’s teen new-music ensemble Face the Music, who will offer performances of newly composed music by seven pre-college composers selected from an international call for submissions. In preparation for the event, young composers were paired with MATA-alumni composer mentors Žibuoklė Martinaitytė (MATA 2008), Sam Pluta (MATA 2015), Alex Weiser (MATA 2015) and Face The Music’s Ian Munro.
Monday, November 21 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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America Again | Lara Downs

Pianist Lara Downes

Pianist Lara Downes

Pianist Lara Downes celebrates the release of her latest album, America Again, on Sono Luminus. The album’s title is taken from Langston Hughes’ poem, “Let America Be America Again,” written in 1938. America Again features nineteen pieces selected by Lara that explore the elusive but essential American dream, written by composers including Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Morton Gould, Lou Harrison, Angélica Negrón, Florence Price, David Sanford, Dan Visconti, and more.
Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Latin Landscapes/Paisajes Latinos | North South Consonance

North/South Consonance, Inc. kicks off its 37th consecutive season with a concert on Monday evening November 14 featuring clarinetist Javier Vinasco and the Q-Arte String Quartet. They will performs recent chamber works written for them by Miguel del Aguila, Blas Emilio Atehortua, Celso Garrido-Lecca, and Andres Posada.
Monday, November 21 at 8:00 PM
Christ & St Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York, NY
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Curated by Meredith Monk: Theo Bleckmann’s Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush

Theo Bleckmann - Photo Amanda Stockwell

Theo Bleckmann – Photo Amanda Stockwell

Vocalist Theo Bleckmann takes on the mysterious songbook of British pop recluse Kate Bush. This project goes beyond merely re-creating Kate Bush’s music but taking it into other realms of sound and interpretation.
Saturday, November 26 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Teodora Stepančić

Teodora Stepančić performs works for piano by Christian Wolff, Luciano Berio, Jürg Frey, and Assaf Gidron.
Sunday, November 27 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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