This week: concerts in New York (April 17, 2017 – April 23, 2017)

Trios Album Release | Bearthoven

Bearthoven will celebrate the release of Trios with a performance of works from the album. The night will feature an opening set by Fjóla Evans, a cellist and composer featured on the album.
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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ACFNY 15th Anniversary | Talea Ensemble

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s landmark Manhattan building, Talea Ensemble performs a marathon six-hour program of new works by Austrian and American composers.
Wednesday, April 19 at 5:00 PM
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY
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Nordic Affect


Nordic Affect performs a selection of works that features the intimate and unique music that has emerged from the Icelandic scene in recent years. The performance coincides with the release of their album, Raindamage, and will feature works from the album by Valgeir Sigurðsson and Úlfur Hansson, as well as music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and María Huld Markan Sigfúsdottir.
Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Three Generations: David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon

Julia Wolfe - Photo by Peter Serling

Music by David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon is featured in a performance that’s part of Three Generations, a Steve Reich-curated exploration of the changing direction of concert music from the mid-20th century to the present day.
Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $64-$76
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Generations VII

Composers Concordance, in conjunction with Goddard Riverside Community Arts, presents its 7th annual Generations concert, featuring the music of acclaimed composers Sean Hickey, Melissa Grey, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, Igor Vorobyov, Daniel Schnyder, Kaoru Watanabe, Faye Ellen Silverman, and Craig Pallett, as well as competition winners in two categories: 25 or younger and 65 or older.
Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $12 students/seniors
Goddard Riverside, Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY
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East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO)

ECCO makes its Great Music at St. Bart’s debut with a program featuring music by Suk, Lutoslawski, André Caplet, and the New York premiere of A Thousand Cranes by Christopher Theofanidis.
Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35, $25 students/seniors
St. Bart’s, 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Explorations Vol. 2 | New Thread Quartet


Saxophone quartet New Thread Quartet performs works by Max Grafe, Taylor Brook, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, and Adam Mirza.
Thursday, April 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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When Words Fail

Reena Esmail

Reena Esmail

Cantata Profana is a vocal and instrumental chamber ensemble that performs a wide range of baroque and contemporary music. This program explores the struggle to express the inexpressible: from Handel’s cantata La Lucrezia to Shostakovich’s Song of Ophelia, plus new works by Tonia Ko and Reena Esmail.
Friday, April 21 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $35, $30 alumni, $25 staff, $15 students
Baruch Performing Arts Center, The Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
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Late Night at National Sawdust: Chaos Theory

Podcast and live radio collide in an evening of music inspired by fractals, dynamic systems, feedback loops and nature. Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music present Caroline Mallonee’s Butterfly Effect, Chin Ting Chan’s Fractals, Lyudmila German’s Six Fragments, David Glaser’s Moonset No. 1, and two world premieres written for soprano Sharon Harms and clarinetist Mark Dover of Imani Winds.
Friday, April 21 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Premieres – Vol. 7 | loadbang

A continuation of loadbang’s ongoing project to expand the repertoire for their unique instrumentation (trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, baritone voice), this concert will feature four world premieres by Zak Argabrite, Kevin Baldwin, William Lang, and ZongYun We, a 1962 work for voices by Joseph Byrd, and a selection of favorites written for the group by Chris Cerrone, Scott Wollschleger, and Ioannis Angelakis.
Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 PM
National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall, 330 7th Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY
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