This week: concerts in New York (September 24, 2018 – September 30, 2018)

Big Dog Little Dog / itsnotyouitsme / The Hands Free

Big Dog Little Dog (Jessie Montgomery and Eleonore Oppenheim), itsnotyouitsme (Caleb Burhans and Grey McMurray), and The Hands Free (James Moore and Caroline Shaw) perform at Threes Brewing.
Monday, September 24 at 7:30 PM
Threes Brewing, 333 Douglass Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Proving Up

Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek

Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek

Composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek reunite for Proving Up, a tale of a family’s pursuit of the American Dream set in post-Civil War Nebraska.
Wednesday, September 26 and Friday, September 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $40-$75
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Episodes et Mutations | Leila Bordreuil

French-born Brooklyn-based composer, Leila Bordreuil creates an immersive new performance and light installation exploring perceptual intersections between sound and light. The piece is a unique multidisciplinary work synthesizing Bordreuil’s myriad interests and aesthetic concerns, spanning neuro-somatic imperfection, the thresholds of perception, and quiet gestures expanded and magnified through spatialization and extreme amplification.
Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $12
ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY
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New York Philharmonic

Conrad Tao

Conrad Tao–Photo by Brantley Gutierrez

The New York Philharmonic gives the world premiere of Conrad Tao’s Everything Must Go.
Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 PM and Friday, September 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $33-$105
Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall, New York, NY
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Reidemeister Move | Miya Masaoka

The Berlin-based Reidemeister Move (Robin Hayward – tuba; Christopher Williams – contrabass) perform Arcanum 17: a 45-minute piece composed by Christopher Williams & Charlie Morrow, with texts from André Breton’s book of the same name, set in the 8.1-channel immersive sound environment. Composer Miya Masaoka‘s Four Moons of Pluto—a piece which explores deep and relational resonances—will be performed by all-star cohort of 5 contrabass players Robert Black, Shayna Dulberger, Rebekah Griffin-Greene, James Ilgenfritz, and Zach Rowden. Masaoka also presents a new piece for string quartet, with a quartet featuring Stephanie Griffin (viola), Alex Shiozaki (violin), Michael Haas (cello) and violinist TBA.
Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Love, Crystal and Stone

TAK Ensemble--Photo by David Bird

TAK Ensemble–Photo by David Bird

Qubit presents the world premiere of Weston Olencki’s new work for solo trombone, Capacity, and the U.S. premiere of Ashkan Behzadi’s song cycle Love, Crystal and Stone performed by TAK ensemble.
Thursday, September 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10-$15
Project Q, 1850 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
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Album Release Show for Scott L. Miller’s Raba featuring Estonia’s Ensemble U:

Raba (which means bog in Estonian) is an immersive audio-visual concert piece inspired by the Marimetsa Raba, located about an hour drive from Tallinn. Scott L. Miller’s Raba was created for Ensemble U:, and is experienced by the audience seated in swiveling chairs and wearing VR headsets. In addition to Raba, Ensemble U: will premiere a new VR work by Estonian composer Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes, and present the NY premiere of Millers Accretion, also written for U:. VR headsets are limited, and therefore each performance will be limited to 20 audience members only.
Friday, September 28 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY
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Composers & the Voice: Six Scenes 2018

AOP previews the future of opera with an evening of scenes developed during AOP’s latest season of Composers & the Voice, a Brooklyn-based fellowship training program that has launched the careers of some of today’s top opera creators.
Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Piano+ #9

The program features works for piano and keyboards by Assaf Gidron performed by Teodora Stepančić.
Sunday, September 30 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY
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