Finnegan Shanahan Credit Jonah Rosenberg

This week: concerts in New York (November 25, 2019 – December 1, 2019)

Transformations | Face the Music

Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music kicks off their 2019-2020 season at Roulette with a program exploring the theme of TRANSFORMATION—a motif that runs continuously throughout our ever-changing world. In the evening’s centerpiece, Face the Music performs alongside violinist-composer-vocalist Finnegan Shanahan in his work The Two Halves, a song cycle tracing the flow of the Hudson River. This concert is part of Kaufman Music Center’s season-long focus on “Transformation”—the power of music to transform lives.
Monday, November 25 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15 online, $20 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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John Zorn’s Stone Commissioning Series Presents: Ben Goldberg

The John Zorn Commissioning Series celebrates The Stone, Zorn’s revolutionary venue “dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde”, which served as a vital spot for new music in the East Village for over a decade. Held on the last Wednesday of every month, National Sawdust honors the spirit of The Stone, hosting artists selected by John Zorn presenting world premieres of new works. This month’s concert features clarinet player and composer Ben Goldberg.
Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Quick Poses | Glass Farm Ensemble


Louis Andriessen

Composer Louis Andriessen (photo: Frances Capatella)

The concert features duos for violin (Pauline Kim Harris) and piano/toy piano (Yvonne Troxler) with music by Louis Andriessen, Willy Burkhard, Stefano Gervasoni, Elizabeth Hoffman, Denis Schuler, and Yvonne Troxler.
Friday, November 29 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 advance, $25 at door
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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American Quartets | Concerts on the Slope

Robert Sirota - Photo by Brian Hatton

Robert Sirota – Photo by Brian Hatton

Concerts on the Slope presents the program American Quartets, which futures string quartets by Natalie Dietterich, Robert Sirota, and Samuel Barber.
Sunday, December 1 at 3:00 PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 139 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn, NY
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Electric Sessions | Flauto d’Amore Project

Electric Sessions is a show that brings the Flauto d’Amore into the world of jazz and electronic music. The evening begins with an improvised set of electronic music featuring the Flauto d’Amore with Nathan Hudson and Ginevra Petrucci, and then new compositions and reimagined standards for jazz quartet, where Ginevra will be joined by Mikael Darmanie on piano, Keenan Zach on bass and Chris Bill on drums performing works written by Zach, Bill and Hudson.
Sunday, December 1 at 5:00 PM
Tickets $10
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street, New York, NY
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