This week: concerts in New York (October 15, 2018 – October 21, 2018)

Ocean Breakup | Momenta Festival

Ocean Breakup explores the literary connection between tales of heartbreak and tales of the sea. Soprano Ariadne Greif joins Momenta and friends in the world premiere of Stephanie Griffin’s chamber arrangement of the “Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde, with additional works by Alba Potes, Carl Bettendorf, Guy Barash, and Stephanie Griffin.
Monday, October 15 at 7:00 PM
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Bryce Dessner

Bryce Dessner– Photo by Shervin Lainez

yMusic gives the NY premiere of Bryce Dessner’s People Variations and Nico Muhly’s Clip. Also on the program is music by Gabriel Kahane, Gabriella Smith, and Andrew Norman.
Monday, October 15 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street #501, New York, NY
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Will Lang’s Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts

At 7 PM is a solo violin recital by Shannon Steigerwald featuring the premiere of Anna Heflin’s The Garden of Live Flowers. At 9 PM, vocalists Gelsey Bell, Amirtha Kidambi, Anais Marviel, and Megan Schubert take the stage.
Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM
$10 for 7 PM and $15 for 9 PM
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY
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The Grey Land | Joseph C Phillips Jr & Numinous

Roulette presents the world premiere of Joseph C. Phillips’s mono-opera The Grey Land, which explores themes of humanity and identity in relation to race, class, and power through the lens of a black mother’s experiences navigating American society with her son.
Tuesday, October 16 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Points of Departure | Momenta Festival

Roberto Sierra - Photo by Ellen Zaslaw

Roberto Sierra – Photo by Ellen Zaslaw

In addition to three solo violin works by Nicola Matteis, Jean Martinon, and Kaija Saariaho, Points of Departure features Roberto Sierra’s String Quartet No. 2, Song of the Varied Thrush by Winnipegian Ann Southam, and Aaron Copland’s Sextet.
Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 PM
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Piano+ #10 – piano+visuals

New works by Evelyn Emile (piano+video), Jesse Greenberg (piano+movable score), Sarah Friedland+Teodora Stepancic (piano+electronics+video), and Anton Lukoszevieze’s piece Mapping Amnon for video, soundtrack, and piano.
Wednesday, October 17 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY
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Belcea Quartet

Late string quartets by Mozart and Mendelssohn frame a new work by Joseph Phibbs, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall.
Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $45-$55
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Her Voice

Her Voice is a concert curated by Anna Heflin featuring works for the female voice written by women and nonbinary composers.
Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $12
Greenpoint Gallery, 390 McGuinness Blvd, New York, NY
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ROCO | The Crypt Sessions

In their NYC chamber music debut, five musicians from the Houston-based ensemble will perform works commissioned by the orchestra, including Anthony DiLorenzo’s Anthem of Hope: Houston Strong, written in response to Hurricane Harvey
Thursday, October 18 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $80
The Church of the Intercession Crypt, West 155th and Broadway, New York, NY
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The Power of Four | Momenta Festival

The program opens with Four to One (2011), a work written for Momenta Quartet by composer Eric Nathan. The program also includes Fourth String Quartet (1928) and Enescu’s Octet for Strings, Op. 7, featuring Argus Quartet.
Friday, October 19 at 7:00 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY
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Firehouse Collective

With a new Sunset Park home set to begin renovation, The Firehouse Collective, a fixture of the New York City arts scene, is back. The Firehouse Collective Fundraising Concert Oct. 19 at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music kicks off the Firehouses newest phase as a 501( c )3 nonprofit. All proceeds will fund the conversion of a vacant 5,000 square foot building in Sunset Park into a new home: an energy-efficient venue with state-of-the-art facilities for emerging, experimental and under-represented artists, plus resources for underserved communities.
Friday, October 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra

WHCO’s 2018/19 season opens with a program that includes Jessie Montgomery’s Records from a Vanishing City, John Corigliano’s early song-cycle The Cloisters featuring mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert, selections from Richard Strauss’s opera Ariadne auf Naxos, and Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony.
Saturday, October 20 at 3:00 PM
Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 West 181st Street New York, NY
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Quartet Variations

Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet celebrates the 80th birthday of William Bolcom with a performance of Bolcom’s Piano Quintet No. 1. Also on the program is music by Mozart and Dvorak.
Sunday, October 21 at 5:00 PM
Tickets $45-$102
Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY
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Outskirts Piano Series I: Tendler, Zucker, Morris, Wallace

Outskirts Piano Series is an offshoot of Outskirts Music Series, and is curated by Eli Wallace. The series focuses on pianists working in different mediums: performances of well known 20th Century composers, new music compositions, sound installations, and improvisation all centered around the piano.
Sunday, October 21 at 7:00 PM
Outskirts Music Series, 254 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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