This week: concerts in New York (January 28, 2019 – February 3, 2019)


Miller Theatre’s Pop-Up Concerts continue with Either/Or performing the music of Richard Carrick.
Tuesday, January 29 at 6:00 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Nick Dunston: Atlantic Extraction/The Floor is Lava!

Nick Dunston--Photo by Zosha Warpeha

Nick Dunston–Photo by Zosha Warpeha

Bassist and composer Nick Dunston will give the first concert of his year-long Van Lier Fellowship at Roulette featuring Atlantic Extraction, a newly formed quintet, and the world premiere of The Floor is Lava!. The composition, written for five double basses, embodies its childhood game namesake, indulging imagination, obsession, devotion, and playfulness while reflecting Dunston’s high regard for asymmetry and extremity.
Wednesday, January 30 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 advance, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Composers Now Festival Opening Event

Tania Leon - Photo credit Stephanie Berger

Tania Leon – Photo credit Stephanie Berger

Hosted by Founding Artistic Director Tania León, the concert features performances of music by Balinese musician/composer Gusti Nyoman Darta, emerging composers Yusei Hata and Yuri Lee, composer Laura Kaminsky, composer/performer Joseph Keckler, composer/pianist Major Scurlock, and percussionist/composer Samuel Torres. The fourth annual Composers Now Visionary Awards will be presented to composers Laura Kaminskyand T.J. Anderson.
Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15-$25
The National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY
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SoundArt: From Costa Rica to NYC

SoundArt: From Costa Rica to NYC features rarely heard music by composers from Costa Rica, who will perform with SoundArt.NYC, a musical collaborative ensemble exploring and defining new paths for creativity and musical trends.
Friday, February 1 at 7:00 PM
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Fresh Squeezed Opera: The Female Gaze

Whitney George

Whitney George–Photo by Aleks Karjaka

Fresh Squeezed Opera premieres works by composers Whitney George, Gabi Herbst, and Gemma Peacocke for female voice, ensemble, and electronics. The ongoing project, The Female Gaze, is a feminist-take on concept of the male gaze: the creators are women, the vocalists are women, the characters are women, and the intended audience is women. This provides a unique opportunity for women composers and directors to work together to take back their perspectives, to embrace a female purview, and experiment with what a female idiom could entail. The selected women composers are given a safe space to experiment with new sounds–acoustic and electronic– and workshop with FSO’s Company members,.
Friday, February 1 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 onlines, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Ursula Oppens 75th Birthday Tribute

Ursula Oppens performs solo piano works written for her by Elliott Carter, John Corigliano, and Tobias Picker (world premiere). The program also includes Ravel’s String Quartet performed by the Cassatt String Quartet.
Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $40
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
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