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May 2017

An Evening of Chamber Music & CD Release Concert

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tenri Cultural Institute,
43 West 13th Street
New York, 10011 United States

Open Gate presents An Evening of Chamber Music & CD Release Concert featuring: Molly Barth, flute, Gregory Hesselink, cello, Adrienne Kim, piano, and Kenneth Meyer, guitar performing works by: Gregory Mertl, Nicolas Scherzinger, Claude Debussy, & Toru Takemitsu. Tickets: $20…

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American Composers Alliance Celebrates 80th Anniversary Year with Counter)Induction, May 13

May 13 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway
New York City, NY 10025 United States

A fiery ensemble of virtuosity... counter)induction plays with an uncommon combination of precision, suppleness and an almost choreographed interpretive approach. New music by Ross Bauer, Barbara Jazwinski, Elizabeth Bell, Matthew Greenbaum, Martin Boykan, and Robert Carl.

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Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
ISSUE Project Room,
22 Boerum Place, ground floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Tuesday, May 16th, ISSUE presents jazz leaders Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley in duo performance, returning together to 22 Boerum for the first time since ISSUE’s 10 Years Alive On The Infinite Plane in 2013. Since that period, they have…

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May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Usine C,
1345 ave LaLonde
Montreal, Quebec Canada

An exceptional multidisciplinary event: Sandeep Bhagwati — composer, poet, director — creates a ritual performance for 10 singers and musicians, live-electronic sounds, ambient light and new technologies. Based on 13 poems in which he explores no man’s lands of different…

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World Music Institute
Rajeev Taranath

May 18 @ 7:30 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center,
61 West 62nd Street
New York City, 10011 United States
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World Music Institute continues its Masters of Indian Music series with a concert by Rajeev Taranath. Rajeev Taranath is one of the world’s leading exponents of the sarod. A distinguished disciple of Ali Akbar Khan, his performances masterfully combine the…

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Arts Brookfield
New York Guitar Festival
Raga Marathon

May 19
Brookfield Place Winter Garden,
230 Vesey Street
New York, NY United States
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Visit the Winter Garden at Brookfield place for a daylong Raga Marathon—free performances celebrating the vibrant sounds of South Asia as part of the 2017 New York Guitar Festival, the annual festival that explores virtually every aspect of the guitar’s…

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Ecce Ensemble Culminates Le Lab Residency with May 19th Concert

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Le Laboratoire,
650 East Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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As the 2016-17 contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Cambridge’s Le Laboratoire, the Ecce Ensemble completes its French-inspired season with a diverse program juxtaposing American and French music. The concert features chamber performances of masterworks by French composer Philippe Hurel and by…

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$10 - $15

Electric Diamond performs “Impressions” based on Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”.

May 20 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
121 Ludlow street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Electric Diamond will be performing the New York premiere of “Impressions of an Exhibition” on May 20th at Spectrum. When: May 20th, 9:00 PM. Where: Spectrum New Music Center, 121 Ludlow Street, NY, NY We are describing it as: ELECTRIC…

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May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway
New York City, NY 10025 United States

Will the statue of Venus come alive? Can the vagabond find a travel companion? Sign & Sing’s Explorations examines three stories of love and travel, reimagining great works of classical music in sung English and American Sign Language.   When…

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$10 - $15

Meditation: Scott Miller, Dan Lippel, and Laura Cocks

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
121 Ludlow street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Scott Miller (Kyma), Dan Lippel (guitar), and Laura Cocks (flute) present a concert of Miller's immersive yet delicate electroacoustic music in the intimate Spectrum setting.   When & where Sunday May 21, 2017 @ 3pm Spectrum, 121 Ludlow street New…

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$15 - $35

The Dessoff Choirs in Concert: A New Amorous World

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity,
10 Trinity Square
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs completes its 92nd season with an unforgettable concert dedicated to utopian visions. The…

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Rocco Di Pietro’s Cyborg
from “Symphony-Art of Imaginal Listening”

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilliard Presbyterian Church,
3600 leap road
Hilliard,, OH 43026 United States

The fourth movement of the cello Symphony-The Art of imaginal Listening will be performed for the first time,by Luis Biava cellist (Columbus Symphony Orchestra) and Olev Viro conducting The Greater Columbus Community Orchestra under the auspices of the Johnstone Fund…

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$5 - $15

The Göz/Kurtág Jr./Lukács Trio
Moment’s Notice

May 22 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Le Poisson Rouge,
158 Bleecker St
New York City, NY 10012 United States
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Balassi Institute/Hungarian Cultural Center in New York and Le Poisson Rouge together present Moment’s Notice. Moment’s Notice is a rare encounter between three leading experimentalists from different corners of new music — jazz trombonist and stalwart of the Hungarian neo-avant-garde…

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$15 - $25

[RESIDENCY] Val Jeanty: AfroElectronica Dancing The Divine

May 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States

Val Jeanty – Musician Ra Nubi – Fire Dancer For her first residency of the 2017 season, Haitian composer Val Jeanty will explore the correlation of sound, body and spirit in a collaborative sound + dance performance with fire dancer…

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North/South Consonance
Nothing Forgotten

May 22 @ 8:00 pm
Christ & St Stephen’s Church,
120 West 69th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Max Lifchitz

On Monday evening May 22, violinist Claudia Schaer and cellist Marisol Espada will join forces with pianist Max Lifchitz for a free-admission concert featuring alluring and refreshing chamber works by composers from Mexico, Puerto Rico and the US. The program…

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$22 - $25

Anjou & High Plains

May 22 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Le Poisson Rouge,
158 Bleecker St
New York City, NY 10012 United States

For the first time since 2001, Labradford’s Mark Nelson and Robert Donne are back together as Anjou. Joined by percussionist extraordinaire Steven Hess (Fennesz, Cleared, Locrian). Anjou’s sonic bedrock largely consists of wavering ribbons of syrupy synth pads. But where…

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€10.00 - €15.00

Il Re Cervo, Opera By Angelo Inglese, On Tour In Europe

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - May 24 @ 7:00 pm
Théâtre des Carmes,
6 Place des Carmes
Avignon, Avignon 84000 France

The European Tour of "Il Re Cervo" started on Sunday 14th May, in Galati, Romania. It is a work in three acts composed by the Italian musician Angelo Inglese. The show has been performed at The Nae Leonard Theatre. The…

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$20 - $50

Symphony Space
American Composers Orchestra Parables

May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025 United States

American Composers Orchestra continues its 40th Anniversary Season with ACO Parables, led by guest conductor Rossen Milanov. Exploring music's incredible ability to tell stories and weave tales, ACO Parables features the world premiere of Carlos Simon's Portrait of a Queen…

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Maryanne Amacher’s Petra

May 24 @ 8:00 pm
St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea,
346 W 20th
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Blank Forms presents the American premiere of Petra in New York with Marianne Schroeder, who originally performed the piece alongside Amacher in 1991, and Stefan Tcherepnin, who performed it alongside Shcroeder in 2012 at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Like much of…

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$15 - $25

Joan La Barbara
The Wanderlusting of Joseph C.

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States

Inspired by the obsessions, visions, and dreams of the American visual artist Joseph Cornell, The Wanderlusting of Joseph C. This is a new song cycle composed by Joan La Barbara with lyrics by Monique Truong. A word coined by Cornell…

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$20 - $30

Tribeca New Music 2017 Festival
Wunderkammern LIVE – The Secret Life of Objects

May 24 @ 8:00 pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music,
450 West 37th St.
New York, NY 10018 United States
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A film by Erika Suderburg, with live music by Eleonor Sandresky. Tribeca New Music presents the New York premiere of Wunderkammern LIVE - The Secret Life of Objects, a 92 minute film with live music that questions, celebrates, and examines…

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CT:SWaM: [5]
A Spatial Sound Session for the 5th Anniversary

May 25 @ 7:00 pm
Knockdown Center,
52-19 Flushing Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378 United States
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For its 5th anniversary celebration CT::SWaM is proud to be presenting collaborations, compositions and cookies! A special spatial sound session will be held and for the occasion we'll be setting up a 12.3 channel sound system in the main room.…

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Orchestra of the League of Composers
Season Finale: Bielawa, Clement, Lerdahl, Pärt

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Miller Theatre,
2960 Broadway at 116th Street
New York, NY United States
League Season Finale May 25

The League of Composers/ISCM, the nation's oldest organization devoted to contemporary music, presents the Orchestra of the League of Composers in its Season Finale.   The program features Lisa Bielawa's Start for piano and chamber orchestra; a world premiere by…

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Issue Project Room
Antenes: New Works

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Unitarian Congressional Society,
116 Pierrepont St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Thursday, May 25th, Antenes opens her 2017 residency with new work incorporating research on the unique audio terrain of early, analog telephone pioneers and hackers. The performance features found field recordings threaded into the electro-acoustic qualities and electronic signals from…

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Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas Buckner & Scott Robinson

May 25 @ 8:00 pm
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States

Roscoe Mitchell and Thomas Buckner’s seminal improvising trio returns in a new formation to present new works, and Reggie Nicholson brings new percussion-centric works for ensemble. The seminal improvising trio SPACE was originally formed in 1979 by Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas…

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