This week: concerts in New York (June 12, 2017 – June 18, 2017)

Civilizations Between Heaven And Earth | Chelsea Music Festival

This evening’s concert features works that explore structural and architectural variations, from music to buildings and eventually civilizations, meeting their ultimate purpose.
Monday, June 12 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $35, $25 seniors, $20 students
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY
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Mivos Quartet | Pop-Up Concerts

Mivos Quartet - Photo by Ralf Puder/Nana Fran

Mivos Quartet – Photo by Ralf Puder/Nana Fran

Mivos Quartet presents a concert featuring music by three diverse compositional voices, highlighted by the U.S. premiere of a new quartet by George Lewis.
Tuesday, June 13 at 6:00 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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The Four Seasons And Quiet Time | Chelsea Music Festival


Sebastian Currier

Sebastian Currier

This evening’s concert features works that explore the communicative spectrum of four protagonists in dialogue with one another and their surrounding. The program features a string quartet by 2017 Festival Composer-in-Residence Sebastian Currier performed by the Verona Quartet, Telemann’s concerto for four violins and orchestra and concludes with four violinists from this year’s Festival leading audiences through the annual passage of time through Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35, $25 seniors, $20 students
General Theological Seminary, 440 West 21st Street, New York, NY
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Man Forever Record Release

Man Forever celebrates the release of their new album Play What They Want, which features collaborations with Laurie Anderson, Yo La Tengo and Mary Lattimore.
Wednesday, June 14 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $12-$15
Brooklyn Music School, 126 St Felix St, Brooklyn, New York
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Three Way

Composer Robert Paterson (photo: Daniel Dottavio)

Composer Robert Paterson (photo: Daniel Dottavio)

Sex and the City meets Black Mirror for the Tinder generation: This new opera from American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera imagines the present and future of sex and love. Featuring music by Robert Paterson and a libretto by David Cote, Three Way unfolds in three one-acts, with average heroes exploring the worlds of android lovers, BDSM, and multiple partners in their search for the ever-elusive emotional connections in today’s romantic world.
Thursday, June 15 to Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 PM; Sunday June 18 at 2:00 PM
Tickets $45, $30 for 30-and-under (with ID)
BAM Fisher, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY
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Amir ElSaffar: Rivers of Sound – Not Two

In an album-release concert for the orchestra’s debut album, Not Two, composer, trumpeter, and multi-instrumentalist Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound brings together 17 musicians from a broad spectrum of traditions, ranging from Iraqi maqam to American jazz. Using resonance as its governing principle, the music incorporates elements of maqam modal music of the Middle East with jazz and other contemporary practices to create a unique microtonal environment that moves beyond the notions of style and tradition into a realm of uninhibited musical communication.
Friday, June 16 at 6:00 PM
28 Liberty Plaza, New York, NY
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Carte Blanche To The Verona Quartet | Chelsea Music Festival

The Festival’s annual Carte Blanche event allows the 2017 Ensemble-in-Residence full artistic freedom in creating a program that highlights its reflection on the Festival theme, “Measuring Time.” At the center of the program is the World Premiere performance of a string quartet from Etudes & Lullabies by Composer-in-Residence Sebastian Currier, commissioned by the Chelsea Music Festival as part of a world-wide, multi-year commissioning project.
Friday, June 16 at 6:45 PM
Tickets $45, $35 seniors, $25 students
St. Paul’s German Lutheran Church, 315 West 22nd Street, New York, NY
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