John Zorn at Jazz Middelheim 2012 (photo credit: Bruno Bollaert, Flickr, used under Creative Commons license. Via

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


StoneFest will present and celebrate experimental, improvisatory, and avant-garde artists from across the stylistic spectrum. Continuing the great tradition of The Stone, the festival will focus on creating a platform for groundbreaking artists who are challenging traditional notions of genre, style, and the role of the artist in advancing culture today. The festival will be coming to The New School’s Tishman Auditorium (63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY) on December 17, 18, and 19.
Monday, December 18 & Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
The New School, John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 5th Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY
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Jamie Barton and Kathleen Kelly

Libby Larsen–Photo by Ann Marsden

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and pianist Kathleen Kelly give the world premiere of Iain Bell’s Of You, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project. Also on the program is Libby Larsen’s Love After 1950 as well as songs by Haydn, Ravel, Debussy, Schoenberg, and R. Strauss.
Monday, December 18 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $48-$58
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Make Music Winter

Thursday, December 21st marks the seventh annual Make Music Winter, featuring participatory music parades down and through the sidewalks, storefronts and parks of New York City.
Thursday, December 21 all day
Various Locations
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