This week: concerts in New York (April 22, 2019 – April 28, 2019)

Amber Evans + Lena Vidulich

Amber Evans and Lena Vidulich perform a varied program showcasing the possibilities of the timbral meldings of the voice and violin.
Monday, April 22 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors, $10 early bird
St. John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, New York, NY
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PUBLIQ Access 4.0: Our Environment


In Access 4.0: Our Environment, PUBLIQuartet presents three world premieres responding to the crisis facing our environment.
Monday, April 22 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Lev Sivkov, Cello

Lev Sivkov and Nikita Mndoyants perform the world premiere of Yu-Hui Chang’s Alter Ego, the New York premiere of Nikita Mndoyants’s Ambered, and more.
Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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New York Philharmonic

The New York Philharmonic performs the U.S. premiere of Thomas Larcher’s Symphony No. 2 (“Kenotaph”).
Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 PM & Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $33-$130
Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall, New York, NY
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A Thousand Thoughts | Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet (photo: Jay Blakesberg)

Kronos Quartet (photo: Jay Blakesberg)

A new live multimedia performance piece that explores the power of music through the lens of Kronos Quartet’s past, present, and future.
Thursday, April 25 at 8:00 PM
Tickets from $47
The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY
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Place+Hall, Varispeed (Ashley), Gelsey Bell

Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley (photo credit: Robert Ashley, 2010, Courtesy of Lovely Music)

Set in a former Santander Bank Branch in Alphabet City, Varispeed will perform their arrangement of Robert Ashley’s “The Bank” from his masterpiece Perfect Lives. Vanessa Place and Alec Hall present their latest collaborative work. In the spirit of unwellness, composer-performer Gelsey Bell will perform a solo from her current piece-in-development Within, which explores themes of embodiment, pain, disease, and uteri.
Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
Santander Bank, 172 East 4th Street, New York, NY
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Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs | Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

Composer/Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith (courtesy of

Wadada Leo Smith’s Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs pays tribute to Rosa Parks for an action that, in Smith’s own words, “generated a movement worldwide for liberty and justice for human beings.” Embedded in the oratorio are brief excerpts from early recordings by Smith, Anthony Braxton, Leroy Jenkins, and Steve McCall, the four musicians who made up the legendary ensemble known as the Creative Construction Company. The oratorio is concerned with Smith’s ideas and meditation on the Civil Rights movement, reconnecting history to the present through lighting, photographs, and video images.
Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM & Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $35, $25 members
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY
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The Rhythm Method

The Rhythm Method

Permutations returns to NYC and The DiMenna Center to present this double bill of some of their favorite performers: Byrne:Kozar:Duo + Rhythm Method.
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Jarvis @ 60! Birthday Concert

Composers Concordance throws Peter Jarvis a musical party with the program Jarvis @ 60! Birthday Concert. Composer colleagues have been asked to perform one of Pete’s compositions, or to write music about or for Pete while using his music as inspiration for their compositions. Jarvis has been a performer-composer with Composers Concordance since its inception in the 1980s and continues to remain active.
Sunday, April 28 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10
Michiko Rehearsal Studios, 149 West 46th Street, New York, NY
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Anjna Swaminathan’s WOVEN: Entangled Memorabilia\

For her Commission at Roulette, composer, violinist, vocalist and theatre artist Anjna Swaminathan presents WOVEN: Entangled Memorabilia—a multidisciplinary work that brings together original music, poetry, and improvisation to meditate on personal, cultural, and artistic rituals of nostalgia, loss, and mourning.
Sunday, April 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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The Music of Eric Whitacre

Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre conducts a variety of his original compositions with the Distinguished Concerts Singers International featuring Kelly Yu-Chien Lin on piano.
Sunday, April 28 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $10 to $100
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
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