This week: concerts in New York (October 28, 2019 – November 3, 2019)

Chris Grymes Open G Series Honors George Crumb

George Crumb

George Crumb

Chris Grymes and Open G present a concert of music by composer George Crumb in honor of his 90th birthday. The program includes the classic Night of the Four Moons, a setting of dreamlike texts by Lorca for the intriguing combination of mezzo-soprano, flute, banjo, electric cello, and percussion. Written in 1969 as a response to the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the piece unfolds in whispers and echoes, amid an enigmatic landscape peppered with the sounds of Tibetan prayer stones, Japanese Kabuki blocks, African thumb pianos, and Chinese temple gongs. The evening will also feature the premiere of a new short film about Crumb by Zac Nicholson, produced by Open G Records and National Sawdust.
Monday, October 28 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Unheard-of//Ensemble–Photo by Michael Yu

Unheard-of//Ensemble performs a program of trio works for clarinet, violin, and cello, featuring Elliott Carter’s Con Leggerezza Pensosa and Ursula Mamlok’s Five Bagatelles alongside Jeewon Kim’s Silence, written as part of Unheard-of’s recent workshop with students from Manhattan School of Music. Unheard-of also performs Du Yun’s dreams-bend with Erin Rogers narrating and Seth Boustead’s Daughters of the Moon based on an Italo Calvino short story. They perform Cirque de solfège, a seven-movement miniature work written for Unheard-of’s community engagement concerts by Queens-based composer Sunny Knable.
Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students
Metropolis Ensemble, 1 Rivington Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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John Zorn Presents: The Stone Commissioning Series

Jen Shyu premieres a new multilingual, multimedia drama, ZERO GRASSES, expressed through modern myth interfacing with ancient shamanic art forms from Timor, Korea, Indonesia, and Japan. ZERO GRASSES shows how people recount loss in disaster and how humans regain connection with nature and each other.
Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Spooky Salon | Composers Concordance

The concert features performances by Lynn Bechtold, Warren Nicholson, Erik T. Johnson, Mark Kostabi, Sean Satin, and Gene Pritsker. Compositions by Jose Ardevol, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Carlo Doneniconi, Mark Kostabi, Nick Peros, Gene Pritsker, and Joseph Waters will be performed, accoutered with masks and headpieces created by Milica Paranosic.
Thursday, October 31 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10
Kostabi World Uptown, 357 East 62nd Street, New York, NY
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Ecce Ensemble

Erin Gee

Erin Gee

Ecce Ensemble’s first concert of the 2019-20 season features exploratory works by Christophe Bertrand, Jonathan Harvey, Erin Gee, and the ensemble’s Artistic Director, John Aylward.
Friday, November 1 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $10 students
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street, New York, NY
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