This week: concerts in New York (October 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018)

Ensemble Connect

Ensemble Connect kicks off its 2018–2019 season by performing Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Kaija Saariaho’s Light and Matter, and Brahms’s Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114. Also featured on the program is the New York premiere of a new work by Gabriella Smith, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.
Monday, October 22 at 7:30 PM
Limited Availability
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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LP Duo: New Classics & Beyond for 2 Hybrid Pianos

LP Duo (Sonja Loncar and Andrija Pavlovic) return to New York to present the US premiere of the newly-invented “hybrid pianos.” These instruments came as a result of a collaboration between the LP Duo and quantum physicists from Oxford and Singapore. Hybrids connect acoustic pianos with retro-synthesizers and the sounds from the quantum laboratories. The concert features music by Adams, Helweg, Raickovich, Bozicevic, Meijering, and Correa.
Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25-$35
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
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Translucent Harmonies | andPlay



andPlay will perform two large-scale works: Catherine Lamb’s Prisma Interius VIII (newly arranged for violin/viola) and Kristofer Svensson’s Vid stenmuren blir tanken blomma (commissioned by andPlay). Entirely in Just Intonation, this program will allow the performers and audience to deeply explore the relationships among melody, harmony, timbre, silence, and noise.
Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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The Rensselaer Orchestra

Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli– Photo by Stephen Taylor.

The Rensselaer Orchestra is an ensemble of undergraduate and graduate students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Under the direction of Maestro Nicholas DeMaison, the ensemble will perform Missy Mazzoli’s River Rouge Transfiguration and Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82. This performance will celebrate the launch of Rensselaer’s new Bachelor of Science in Music.
Wednesday, October 24 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$100
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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New Music by Latin American Composers

Pianists Manuel Laufer and Walter Aparicio perform the works of Latin American composers.
Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 PM & 8:30 PM
Tickets $15
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich

Pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen alongside music by Ravel and Bartok. The program also includes the US premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s Keyboard Engine, Construction for Two Pianos, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall
Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $54-$65
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Paul Appleby and Natalia Katyukova

Hannah Lash

Hannah Lash

Tenor Paul Appleby, joined by pianist Natalia Katyukova, performs the world premiere of Hannah Lash’s Songs of Imagined Love, commissioned by Carnegie Hall, plus works by George Crumb, Britten, and Schubert.
Friday, October 26 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $42-$50
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Words on the Street

In this hybrid music-theatre performance, a baby is abducted, and the Seven Deadly Sins call a summit meeting at which they play out their power struggle. Pandemonium reigns in a dystopian world teaming with falsehood and plagued by threat. This book of poetry, written by Anna Rabinowitz, has been transformed into a hybrid performance event, collaboratively conceived and developed by the writer, director Kristin Marting, video designer Lianne Arnold, and the late composer Matt Marks (1980-2018). Additional compositions were provided by by Lainie Fefferman, John Glover, Mary Kouyoumdjian, David T. Little, Kamala Sankaram, Caroline Shaw, and Randall Woolf.
Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $36
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
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The Death of Oedipus

The Death of Oedipus, a chamber opera with music and libretto by Martin Halpern, will be given a fully staged production at the Loft Theatre in the Davenport Theatre Complex.
Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Davenport Theatre Complex, 354 West 45 Street, New York, NY
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DRAGUS MAXIMUS: a homersexual opera odyssey

Join Homer and Sappho in a Herculean quest to Hades and back — featuring the siren songs of Monteverdi, Handel, and Offenbach, plus a brand new number by Vavrek and Schlosberg.
Friday, October 26 at 8:00 PM & Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Tickets $25-$50
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Unraveling Beethoven

Tonia Ko

Tonia Ko

Violinist Nicholas DiEugenio and pianist Mimi Solomon celebrate the release of their album Unraveling Beethoven with performances of music by Tonia Ko, David Kirkland Garner, Jesse Jones, Robert Honstein, and Allen Anderson.
Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Jonah Bokaer Choreography with Charles Renfro

Jonah Bokaer Choreography kicks off its 15th Anniversary performing works rarely seen in the United States, including the New York premiere of Late Nights On Air, which features an original score by Nico Muhly performed live onstage in a special collaboration with violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun.
Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 PM & Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Tickets $36_46
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue, New York, NY
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Kate Soper | Composer Portraits

Kate Soper

Kate Soper–Photo by Liz Linder

Wet Ink Ensemble continues its 20th anniversary season with a staged production of Kate Soper’s IPSA DIXIT at Miller Theatre.
Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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The New York Virtuoso Singers

The New York Virtuoso Singers, with the generous support of the ASCAP Foundation, has commissioned 50 winners of the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award over the last six years. Tonight, they present numbers 41 to 45 by Natalie Dietterich, Simon Frisch, Wang Lu, Nina Shekhar, and Chen Yihan.
Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25, $20 students/seniors
Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway, New York, NY
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Aizuri Quartet

Caroline Shaw

Caroline Shaw

The Aizuri Quartet celebrates the release of their debut album, Blueprinting, on New Amsterdam Records. The group will perform a set of music from the album, featuring new works written for the Aizuri Quartet by Lembit Beecher, Yevgeniy Sharlat, Caroline Shaw, Gabriella Smith, and Paul Wiancko.
Sunday, October 28 at 4:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Ladies First – Pioneers

Ladies First–Pioneers celebrates the accomplishments of female trailblazers. Visionary artists, writers, scientists, social justice fighters, musicians, and others on the vanguard are being presented in a festive four-part event, including reception, award ceremony, concert, and after-party.
Sunday, October 28 at 6:30 PM
Ticket $35
James Cohan Gallery, 291 Grand Street, New York, NY
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