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December 2017

Creative Music Studio
Billy Martin’s Omnispheric Orchestra

December 2 @ 8:00 pm
Greenwich House Music School,
46 Barrow Street
New York, NY United States
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On Saturday December 2, CMS at Greenwich House Music School will feature Billy Martin’s Omnispheric Orchestra, an improvising ensemble that weaves prose and sound into a dynamic musical and literary experience. The ensemble includes Billy Martin (percussion), Marty Ehrlich, Ned…

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Byron Westbrook: Interval/Forum

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Irondale,
85 South Oxford Street Brooklyn
New York, United States
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Saturday, December 2nd, Byron Westbrook premieres Interval/Forum, his third and final piece as a 2017 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence. The work completes a series of conceptual environments that collaborate with audience perception and participation, making use of the theatrical setting of Irondale…

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$10 - $15

Yarn/Wire/Currents: Klaus Lang, Michelle Lou

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
524 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 8:00 PM First Unitarian Congregational Society 119-121 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 $15 General / $10 Members Yarn/Wire is a New York-based percussion and piano quartet comprised of Ian Antonio, Laura Barger, Russell Greenberg, and Ning…

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$25

Sharon Isbin and Colin Davin, guitar

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
92nd Street Y,
Lexington Avenue & 92th STreet
New York, NY United States
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Now in its seventeenth season, 92nd Street Y’s acclaimed Art of the Guitar series has become one of the most revered, “consistently satisfying series” (The New Yorker) in New York to champion classical guitar repertoire and the instrument's foremost artists.…

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$25

Dawn Upshaw Makes Rare 92Y Appearance, Joins Brentano String Quartet

December 3 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
92nd Street Y,
Lexington Avenue & 92th STreet
New York, NY United States
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Founded in 1992, the Brentano Quartet recently celebrated its 25th anniversary season. Praised by the Independent (London) as “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” and The New York Times for its “luxuriously warm sound yearning lyricism,” the Brentano String Quartet succeeded…

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New Music Concerts
Concertos

December 3 @ 8:00 pm
Betty Oliphant Theatre,
404 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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New Music Concerts continues its 2017-2018 Season with Concertos Artists Ryan Scott percussion Max Christie clarinet Eve Egoyan piano NMC Ensemble directed by Robert Aitken   When & where Sunday December 3, 2017 @ 8pm Introduction @ 7:15pm Betty Oliphant…

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$20

ACFNY Presents: Ensemble SD’s Breaking News

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette,
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States
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Austrian ensemble Ensemble SD presents an evening of US premieres and performances of commissioned pieces by George Lewis and Oxana Omelchuk, followed by works by Johannes Kreidler, John Zorn, and others. The key work for the concert is George Lewis’…

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$20

Jeremiah Cymerman: Systema Munditotius

December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette,
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States
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Jeremiah Cymerman – Clarinet Patrick Holmes – Clarinet Matt Bauder – Clarinet Aaron Novik – Clarinet Brian Chase – Percussion Russell Greenberg – Percussion Composed in 2017, Jeremiah Cymerman’s Systema Mundtitotius is a hypnotic and mysterious concert length piece written…

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$25 - $40

Other Minds Presents Philip Glass: Music for Two Pianos

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
524 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019 United States
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It is our great pleasure to announce that on December 6, 2017, duo pianists Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa will return for a benefit concert for Other Minds, in celebration of Phillip Glass’ 80th year. The event will feature…

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$20

Darius Jones: Samesoul Maker

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette,
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States
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Samesoul Maker explores the commitment of the father figure during the process of childbirth on the planet Or’gen. The father figure becomes the Samesoul Maker through a daily mantra performed in a 15-part cycle using an ancient instrument to embroider…

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Raba, an immersive audio-visual concert piece inspired by the Marimetsa Raba

December 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Cloud State University,
Performing Arts Center, 720 4th Ave. S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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Scott L. Miller, with support from a St. Cloud State University 2017 Research Faculty Improvement Grant, has created Raba, a virtual reality concert piece. This work was created in collaboration with Mark Gill of the SCSU Visualization Lab, Rein Zobel…

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World Music Institute
Anewal (Etran Finatawa)

December 7 @ 7:00 pm
Le Poisson Rouge,
158 Bleecker St
New York City, NY 10012 United States
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World Music Institute continues its Desert Blues series with Anewal (Etran Finatawa). WMI’s Desert Blues series features artists from the Saharan region of Africa who are torchbearers of an African musical tradition, traced by ethnomusicologists as having existed there for…

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$10

Art Note Ensemble Album Release Concert at Club Bonafide

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
524 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019 United States
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‘Art Note Ensemble’ is a music ensemble that creates cross-stylistic and cross-cultural music by way of exploring beyond the fringes of conventional compositional and improvisational techniques, instrumental techniques, timbre, performance practice and electronics. The music, best described as Cosmic Music…

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$30

Ô Bali

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salle Pierre-Mercure Centre Pierre-Péladeau,
300 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est
Montréal, Canada
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Played with western instruments, Ô Bali is a work designed according to the principles of Balinese music. In Concerto Kebyar, the ondes Martenot dialogues with an orchestra of the gamelan gong kebyar genre. Classic works of Balinese composers complete this…

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$15 - $20

The S.E.M. Ensemble: Music by Cage, Kotik and Eastman – 1972-2017

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Paula Cooper Gallery,
521 West 21st Street
New York, NY United States
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PROGRAM: John Cage: Song Books I, II (1970) Petr Kotik: There is Singularly Nothing (1971-72) Julius Eastman: Macle (1971-72) PERFORMERS: Kamala Sankaram, Jeffrey Gavett, Jake Ingbar, Adrian Rosas, Nathan Repasz (voice soloists); Petr Kotik (flute, voice); Christopher McIntyre (trombone, voice);…

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$20

Evolving Free Jazz FestivalTaylor Ho Bynum & Kris Davis / Fay Victor

December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center,
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Arts for Art presents the opening night of its Evolving Free Jazz series with a can’t miss duet between Taylor Ho Bynum and Kris Davis, and a new trio helmed by Fay Victor, Luke Stewart, and Michael Vatcher. 8pm: Taylor…

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$20

Kirk Knuffke / Steve Swell / Daniel Levin & Joe Morris

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center,
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Kirk Knuffke and Steve Swell lead trios, and Daniel Levin and Joe Morris duet as part of Arts for Art’s Evolving Free Jazz series. 7pm: Kirk Knuffke - cornet / Stomu Takeishi - bass / Bill Goodwin - drums 8pm:…

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$41 - $51

American Composers Orchestra performs Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Pauchi Sasaki at Carnegie Hall

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall,
881 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY United States
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American Composers Orchestra (ACO) presents Reflected in Glass: Philip Glass and the Next Generation. Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2, "The American Four Seasons," featuring violinist Tim Fain, is paired with two composers Glass has mentored and inspired - Bryce Dessner…

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CMS Improvisers Orchestra & Min Xiao Fen at El Taller

December 9 @ 8:00 pm
El Taller Latino Americano,
PS 109 Artspace 215 East 99th St
New York, NY United States
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CMS’ NYC Fall Performances Feature Orchestras, Ensembles, Poets, Unusual Instruments & More. The Creative Music Studio™ has announced its Fall 2017 series of concerts in New York City with four performances by the CMS Improvisers Orchestra (CIO) conducted by artistic…

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$20

Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa: Celebrating Philip Glass

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette,
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States
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Two of Philip Glass‘ closest collaborators and friends, Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa, perform an all-Glass recital of music for two pianos and piano four-hands. The program includes the two-piano suite from Glass’ opera Les Enfants Terribles, a selection…

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$15

MSU Opera Workshop

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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Jeffrey Gall, Director MSU Opera Workshop investigates opera’s lens on transgression and retribution in an evening of staged scenes with piano, centered around Benjamin Britten’s searing The Rape of Lucretia.

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Antenes: Artifacts

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ISSUE Project Room,
22 Boerum Place, ground floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Saturday, December 9th, Antenes’ 2017 ISSUE residency culminates in the presentation of a time-based “audio museum” reflecting her frequent visits to the NOKIA Bell Labs Archives this year -- a research process that has run parallel to her practice of…

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$25

Jeremy Denk Returns to 92Y

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
92nd Street Y,
Lexington Avenue & 92th STreet
New York, NY United States
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The extent of Jeremy Denk’s accomplishments as a pianist and singularly thoughtful artist cannot be understated; Denk was a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and the Avery Fisher Prize, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and…

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MSU Symphony Orchestra

December 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater,
Montclair State University
Montclair, NY United States
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Markand Thakar, Conductor, with the Shanghai Quartet The 2017 Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert features Discovery, a newly commissioned work by South Carolina composer Edward Hart, written especially for the Shanghai Quartet and the MSU Symphony Orchestra, as well as Haydn’s…

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$15

All About India

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goddard Riverside, Bernie Wohl Center,
647 Columbus Avenue (91st & 92nd Streets)
New York, NY United States
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On Sunday, December 10th, Composers Concordance presents, in association with Goddard Riverside Community Arts, the program 'All About India,' featuring performances by CompCord Ensemble, Grammy winner Neela Vaswani, and Raga Massive Duo, among others. Compositions by Lukas Ligeti, Milica Paranosic,…

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