This week: concerts in New York (September 18, 2017 – September 24, 2017)

SIX. TWENTY. OUTRAGEOUS. | American Opera Projects

When an oddball couple, their sassy housekeeper, a sewing machine, and a deranged radio all start singing, Gertrude Stein’s playful language is transformed into the new opera from composer Daniel Thomas Davis, librettist Adam Frank, and director- designer Doug Fitch. From a shopping expedition that turns into an erotic adventure to a presidential election party that goes prophetically and horribly wrong, Stein’s genius for upending convention is made relevant to our own cultural and political moment. The concert features a musical preview of the opera with an artist discussion and reception.
Monday, September 18 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $10 advance, $15 at door
South Oxford Space, The Great Room, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Skewed Acuity: words of warped reality

Departure, a duo consisting of contrabass and soprano, present an evening of works by Furrer, Lerdahl, Amar, Kurtág and Liberatore
Wednesday, September 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Tokyo to New York

Thomas Piercy

Thomas Piercy

This concert features six world premiers and two recent works with clarinetist and hichiriki player Thomas Piercy performing each composition with the composers. The premiers composed specifically for Piercy are by composer/pianists Trevor Bachman, Yihan Chen, Melissa Grey, David Morneau, Alon Nechustan, and David Wolfson. Other music on the concert is by composer/pianists Reiko Fueting and Fernando Otero.
Friday, September 22 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $40, $35 seniors, $20 students
Bargemusic, 1 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt

A world premiere site-specific opera for families with music by John Musto & libretto by Eric Einhorn. Co-commissioned and co-produced with Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lyric Unlimited and Pittsburgh Opera, Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt is based on the real-life experiences of 8-year-old Rhoda Knight Kalt and her trips to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) with her grandfather Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist artist who was commissioned to create paintings and sculptures of prehistoric creatures – many still on display at the AMNH today.
Saturday, September 23 at 12:00 PM & 2:30 PM
Free with museum admission
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY
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ACLU/NYCLU Benefit: Abraham Inc and Friends

David Krakauer - Photograph by Jean-Marc Lubrano

David Krakauer – Photograph by Jean-Marc Lubrano

Table Pounding Music is presenting a second concert at Symphony Space to benefit the ACLU & NYCLU spearheaded by Kathleen Tagg and David Krakauer and co-sponsored by JFREJ (Jews for Racial and Economic Justice). This concert features Abraham Inc. co-led by David Krakauer, Fred Wesley (James Brown/Parliament Funkadelic) & Socalled, Members of the Silk Road Ensemble, Marc Ribot, the Tagg-Petersen Piano Duo, special guest: Frank London of the Klezmatics and speaker Donna Lieberman, head of the NYCLU.
Sunday, September 24 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $45, $35 members and seniors, $15 under 18
Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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