This week: concerts in New York (December 2, 2019 – December 8, 2019)

Jennifer Koh & Davóne Tines: Everything That Rises Must Converge | Music Mondays

Violinist Jennifer Koh partners with bass-baritone Davóne Tines for a new program entitled Everything That Rises Must Converge, an exploration of parallels in their family histories, told through music. The program features music for violin and voice by J. S. Bach, Gustav Holst, Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli, Andrew Norman, traditional hymns and songs, and a world premiere by Du Yun.
Monday, December 2 at 7:30 PM
Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway, New York, NY
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Gaby Moreno with LADAMA & Metropolis Ensemble: “¡Spangled!” | Ecstatic Music Festival

The women of Latin Alternative quartet LADAMA open the set with their own music and then join the Guatemalan-born singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and the chamber orchestra Metropolis Ensemble (Andrew Cyr, conductor) to perform music from ¡Spangled!.
Monday, December 2 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
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Berrow Duo: Four New Works

Berrow Duo performs music by James Hamilton Lowrie, Emily Praetorius, Anthony J. Stillabower, Michal Raymond Massoud, and Christopher Adler.
Monday, December 2 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $10-$15
The National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY
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NationalSawdust+ presents “Inside Juggling”

Caroline Shaw

Caroline Shaw–Photo by Kait Moreno

Take a deep dive into the art of juggling with Sean Gandini and his troupe, Gandini Juggling. In this NationalSawdust+ program, Gandini will join Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/singer Caroline Shaw and multi-instrumentalist/instrument inventor Mark Stewart in a conversation moderated by NationalSawdust+ curator Elena Park. The evening will be punctuated by juggling excerpts performed by several members of the London-based company, in town for the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, who sings the title role of the Egyptian sun god, will make a special appearance with pianist David Moody.
Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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NY Phil

Steve Reich - Photograph by Jeffrey Herman

Steve Reich – Photograph by Jeffrey Herman

Jaap van Zweden conducts the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of Steve Reich’s Music for Ensemble and Orchestra . The program will also feature Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.
Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 PM, Friday, December 6 at 11:00 AM, and Saturday, December 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $32-$168
Lincoln Center, David Geffen Hall, New York, NY
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Frances White, Elizabeth Brown, Momenta Quartet | Interpretations

Momenta Quartet

Momenta Quartet performs The Lost String Quartet

The Momenta Quartet joins forces with composers Elizabeth Brown and Frances White in a multimedia evening fusing Western contemporary music with Japanese aesthetics, literary references, and a video/sculpture installation by artist Lothar Osterburg.
Thursday, December 5 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 members/students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Bright Sheng | Composer Portraits

Composer Bright Sheng returns to Columbia, where he received his DMA in composition, for this Portrait of recent works featuring the composer as pianist and conductor, as well as the marimba concerto, Deep Red, performed by the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble.
Thursday, December 5 at 8:00 PM
Tickets starting at $20
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Dark Circuits Bunker Orchestra & Friends

This concert features the Aži Trio, Bunker, and Dark Circuits Orchestra conducted by Hans Tammen.
Friday, December 6 at 8:00 PM
$10 suggested donation
NYU, Room 220, 24 or 32 Waverly Place, New York, NY
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Essential Repertoire: The Music of Sylvano Bussotti

As part of Brooklyn’s mercurial Darmstadt series, the composer and pianist Luciano Chessa has organized an evening of Sylvano Bussotti’s music with two fellow longtime Bussotti collaborators: cellist Frances-Marie Uitti and bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood. The program will feature realizations of some of Bussotti’s graphic scores, from Sette Fogli to Fogli d’Album to Autotono, and will include the NYC premiere of Bussotti’s Variazioni Chessa (2011).
Friday, December 6 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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