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This week: concerts in New York (March 2, 2020 – March 8, 2020)

Asian Sound Revolution: Jin Hi Kim, Min Xiao-Fen, and Susie Ibarra

Roulette welcomes Asian Sound Revolution, a new group featuring Jin Hi Kim, Min Xiao-Fen, and Susie Ibarra. The group uses traditional Asian instruments to create new sounds while referencing ancient aesthetics. Asian Sound Revolution will perform all original music, including solos, duos and the world premiere of three pieces: Meditation, Souk al Henna, and JIN Opera.
Tuesday, March 3 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Dai Fujikura | Composer Portraits

Dai Fujikura

Dai Fujikura

International Contemporary Ensemble performs a selection of recent chamber works by Dai Fujikura, including Minina—inspired by the birth of his daughter—and abandoned time written for electric guitar and ensemble.
Thursday, March 5 at 8:00 PM
Tickets starting at $20
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Songs of Hope

The Chelsea Symphony performs music by three contemporary composers whose work captures the American experience. Missy Mazzoli’s River Rouge Transfiguration draws inspiration from the dynamic landscape of Detroit. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Elegía Andina explores the composer’s multicultural (Lithuanian-Jewish-Chinese-Peruvian-Spanish) identity. Joan Tower’s Made in America is an uplifting meditation on how we can keep our country beautiful, even in times of uncertainty and turmoil.
Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$25
St. Paul’s Church, 315 West 22nd Street, New York, NY
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Manual Eardrums | Judy Dunaway

Manual Eardrums is about seeing sound with your hands, via holding an inflated latex balloon. In this interactive sound installation, listening with the ears is not the intention, but rather surfing the sound waves by feeling them as they mutate, shift and change through the space. The gallery is stripped bare of visual material, save for the bodies of the installation visitors moving freely through the space as they explore the ever changing acoustic patterns. Each visitor will be provided an inflated latex balloon and instructions for how to participate.
Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 between 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM
ChaShaMa, 675 3rd Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York, NY
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Toshio Hosokawa--Photo by Kaz Ishikawa

Toshio Hosokawa–Photo by Kaz Ishikawa

Talea Ensemble, Kerstin Avemo, Ryoko Aoki, Charlotte Mundy, and Lucy Dhegrae give the US premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s Futari Shizuka (The Maiden from the Sea) and perform George Benjamin’s Into the Little Hill.
Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets from $35
92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
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Elegies and Ecstasies: The Music of Robert and Jonah Sirota

Jonah Sirota

Jonah Sirota–Photo by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

New York-based composer Robert Sirota and Los Angeles-based composer Jonah Sirota present individual works and a world premiere collaboration at The New School’s Ernst Stiefel Hall. This concert is part of the “Sirota @ 70” season, marking Robert Sirota’s 70th birthday with concerts across the country. In addition to a new collaboration between the two composers, the concert will include Robert Sirota’s Elegy for a Lost World and Compendium de Lumine, as well as Jonah Sirota’s FlutterFingers, and Jonah Sirota/Kurt Knecht’s CURRENTly.
Sunday, March 8 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, students free
The New School, Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY
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Go: Organic Chamber Ensemble

Mu Wi (natural action) is the latest project of composer Adam Rudolph and his Go: Organic Chamber Ensemble. This world premiere piece for the musicians in the ensemble feature guest soloists performing on traditional Korean and Japanese instruments. Using a non-linear score with his unique approach to rhythm as the seed material, Rudolph spontaneously conducts the musicians in concert creating spontaneous orchestrations which serve as both context and inspiration for the musicians improvisational dialogue.
Sunday, March 8 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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