This week: concerts in New York (November 4, 2019 – November 10, 2019)


Violinist Midori and pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute perform a program of works by living female composers, including Vivian Fung’s Birdsong, a world premiere by Tamar Diesendruck, Sofia Gubaidulina’s Dancer On A Tightrope, Olga Neuwirth’s Quasare/Pulsare, and Franghiz Ali-Zadeh’s Sabil Hayagi.
Monday, November 4 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25-$40
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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2019 Showcase | Fresh Squeezed Opera

An intimate evening of new chamber-vocal musical music, this year’s Showcase explores three essential American systems that challenge our cultural climate. Featuring the world premiere of Psychographics, by Kaley Lane Eaton, Song of the RedWood-Tree by Sunny Knable, and the NY Premiere of Portraits of Disquiet by Julia Seeholzer.
Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10
The National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY
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Isterica | Emily Marie Pope, Muriel Loveau, Angélica Negrón

Angélica Negrón at Look + Listen 2019--Photo by Idris Solomon

Angélica Negrón at Look + Listen 2019–Photo by Idris Solomon

Composer/multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón joins forces with singer/composer Muriel Loveau and dancer/choreographer Emily Marie Pope for a series of collaborative improvisations exploring the historical and sociocultural dynamics of hysteria.
Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Isabelle O’Connell

Dublin-born contemporary pianist Isabelle O’Connell takes audiences on an intimate journey into her repertoire of 20th and 21st-century music, including work by Irish composers Bill Whelan, Seóirse Bodley, Jane O’Leary, and Siobhán Cleary.
Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $22, $18 members
Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street, New York, NY
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Clara | Victoria Bond

Victoria Bond

Victoria Bond

The German Forum presents a concert version of the opera Clara by American composer Victoria Bond. The Libretto was done by Barbara Zinn Krieger. The opera’s world premiere took place this year at the 2019 Easter Festival in Baden Baden, Germany. This abbreviated concert version will include a reduction of the orchestral score for piano, violin, and cello.
Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $30
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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Stony Brook Premieres!

Stony Brook University Department of Music presents the 31st annual Premieres! Concert. Created in 1988 by composer John Lessard, pianist Gilbert Kalish, and percussionist Raymond DesRoches, the Premieres Series has been responsible for the creation of over 100 works by a broad spectrum of composers, including Pulitzer, MacArthur, and Guggenheim award winners.
Friday, November 8 at 7:30 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Gabriela Lena Frank

Gabriela Lena Frank at Children’s Hospital of Michigan (photo: Detroit Symphony Orchestra)

The concert seeks to celebrate composers and performers with disabilities throughout music history, from Francesco Landini in the 14th-century to the present day. In addition to classical works (including compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Gabriela Lena Frank), the program explores music by disabled performers in other musical genres, including the blues and bluegrass, as well as the minimalist songwriting of Moondog. The program also includes the world premiere of an opera scene about accessibility, particularly the phenomenon of access denial that disabled people face on a regular basis.
Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY
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Estonian Connections

Composers Concordance presents Estonian Connections, featuring flutists Maarika Järvi and Monika Mattiesen, bassoonist Martin Kuuskman, and the CompCord Ensemble, conducted by David Rozenblatt.
Sunday, November 10 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10-$20
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
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