This week: concerts in New York (March 18, 2019 – March 24, 2019)

Cecilia Lopez: Dos (tres) / Bifurcations with Aki Onda

For the first concert of her 2019 Roulette residency, artist/composer Cecilia Lopez will present a two-part program, which explores different scales of sound spatiality in Roulette’s theater. The program will begin with Dos (tres) written for brass trio and electronics. The second part of the evening will feature Bifurcations, the first collaboration between Lopez and composer and artist Aki Onda.
Monday, March 18 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Talking Gong: Alex Peh, Claire Chase, Kyaw Kyaw Naing, Susie Ibarra

Claire Chase at Ojai Music Festival 2017

Density 21.5 with Claire Chase at Ojai Music Festival 2017–Photo by David Bazemore.

Pianist Alex Peh teams up with percussionists Susie Ibarra, Kyaw Kyaw Naing, and flutist Claire Chase to perform new works inspired by rhythm—both interior and exterior, ancient and contemporary—written for percussion, piano, and flute by composers Susie Ibarra, Kit Young, Kyaw Kyaw Naing and Phyllis Chen.
Tuesday, March 19 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Forward Music Project 2.0: in this skin

Shelley Washington

Shelley Washington–Photo by Peter Yankowsky

Comprising six new works from five female composers — Alex Temple, Shelley Washington, Kamala Sankaram, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and National Sawdust Co-Founder and Artistic Director Paola Prestini — for solo cello, Forward Music Project 2.0 highlights issues of sex positivity, trans rights, pleasure and pain, gender nonconformity, fashion and dignity, hysteria, BDSM, and more. These new compositions push the boundaries of traditional cello writing, and incorporate an array of special tools and effects to heighten the cello’s expressive potential.
Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Boston Symphony Orchestra

Kirill Gerstein gives the New York premiere of a new piano concerto composed for him by Thomas Adès, on commission from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which performs the work under the baton of the composer, who is the BSO’s Artistic Partner.
Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$161
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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Wye Oak & Brooklyn Youth Chorus | Ecstatic Music Festival

Brooklyn Youth Chorus - Photo Elizabeth D. Herman

Brooklyn Youth Chorus – Photo Elizabeth D. Herman

Wye Oak join the Brooklyn Youth Chorus for the premiere of a new set of songs. The Brooklyn Youth Chorus will also premiere a new work by Owen Pallett, and will be joined by Alev Lenz for a set of her songs
Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
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New American Opera Previews: From Page to Stage 2019

Featuring staged excerpts from two new operas—Lord Byron by composer Virgil Thomson and librettist Jack Larson  and The Interaction Effect by composer Pamela Stein Lynde and Librettist Laura Barati—followed by in-depth interviews with the creative teams.
Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $10-$20
The National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY
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