William Brittelle

This week: concerts in New York (June 24, 2019 – June 30, 2019)

Forbidden Colors

A walk-about concert and listening party in the style of a roving electro-acoustic music mini-festival featuring performances and hard-wired installations. The event is named for a piece on Spiritual America, the new album written by William Brittelle (featuring Metropolis Ensemble, Wye Oak, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus) and music inspired by the mosaic of sonic worlds found on this large-scale work. In celebration of the new album (released in a special partnership with Nonesuch and New Amsterdam Records), selections will be played between live performances and attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the album.
Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $11
Public Records, 233 Butler Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Leo Brouwer 80th Anniversary Celebration

During this celebration, Michael Newman and Laura Oltman will perform the world premiere of Brouwer’s new guitar duet, El libro de los seres imaginarios, for the opening of the 19th New York Guitar Seminar. Also performing on this Brouwer tribute concert will be João Luiz and Celil Refik Kaya.
Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20 non-members, free members
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Songs | Glass Farm Ensemble

Paula Matthusen

Paula Matthusen–Photo by Tomas Muscionico

Glass Farm Ensemble performs Paula Matthusen’s In Absentia, Peter Ablinger’s voices and piano, Arturo Corrales’s folk you too!, Roland Moser’s A Poem, an Anecdote and a Scene, and Jacques Demierre’s 17.
Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $20 students/seniors
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Milford Graves: Music Meets Medicine and Science

Drawing upon two decades spent developing musical elements from heart recordings, Milford Graves has produced a set of specific rhythmic structures that will serve as the compositional basis for his overlain improvisations. Using sonifications of heart data, Graves has composed electronic melodies by breaking waveforms into dozens of parts and producing melodies from their rippling sequences. In performance, Graves will embed the physiological melodies into his own live percussion, amplifying the vibrations of the body as a backdrop for his improvisation. The premiere of this new composition will flow into a talk and workshop with participants Akash Mittal, Dor Ben-Amotz, Shahzad Ismaily, and Jake Meginsky.
Thursday, June 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25, $18.75 members
Blank Forms at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, 439 W est127th Street, New York, NY
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Anaïs Maviel: Time is Due

In the second performance of her year-long Van Lier Fellowship, composer and vocalist Anaïs Maviel presents Time is Due—a musical drama designed for a multitude of textures performed by a large electro-acoustic ensemble.
Friday, June 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Summer Institute: The Concert | Choral Chameleon

An evening packed full of 12 world premieres by composers who will have just completed the pieces over the previous seven days. The premieres will be performed by Choral Chameleon’s expanded professional Ensemble of 16.
Friday, June 28 at 8:00 PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 199 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY
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The Chelsea Symphony: RAGE + REMEMBRANCE

Composer John Corigliano

Composer John Corigliano (photo credit: johncorigliano.com)

The Chelsea Symphony presents the season finale of RESOLUTION with a concert featuring John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1. Also on this finale series are the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. In Between by Aaron Israel Levin, the winning composition from the 2018-19 TCS Composition Competition, now in its fifth year, will open the performance.
Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 PM
Tickets $25
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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