Listening to Whales at the American Museum of Natural History

From NYTimes.com:

Any musician intent on engaging a young audience could do worse than to start with the work of George Crumb. An inventive composer known for bold sounds and flamboyant effects, Mr. Crumb has fashioned an oeuvre well suited to engaging listeners with open minds and unfettered imaginations, regardless of age.

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Roulette in June

From New York‘s Roulette:

6/9: Angie Eng w/ Thierry Madiot: Rite Ways, Every Intentional Act is a Magical Act (work in progress)
6/10: Joseph Hannan: Varieties of Canine Experience
6/11: Urs Leimgruber meets Peter Evans & Okkyung Lee
6/12: Yvonne Meier: Gogolorez+
6/13: Paula Matthusen
6/16: Joel Kennedy & Ensemble
6/18: Matana Roberts‘ ILLUMINATION
6/19: ROULETE BENEFIT: DJ Olive, Okkyung Lee, Satoshi Takeishi, Elliot Sharp, Shoko Nagai + MORE. Curated by Shoko Nagai $20
6/20: David Means w/ Cyrus Pireh and Anthony Ptak: Tumbleweed

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East 3rd Street Ensemble & Nu Band at RUCMA

From Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

Start: 06/01/2009 – 7:30pm
End: 06/01/2009 – 11:00pm

first set @ 7:30

East 3rd Street Ensemble

Sabir Mateen, saxophones, clarinets, flutes
Matt Lavelle, trumpet and bass clarinet
Clif Jackson, bass
David Gould, drums

second set @ 9PM

Nu Band
Roy Campbell, trumpet, pocket trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Whitecage, alto sax, clarinet
Joe Fonda, bass
Lou Grassi, drums

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Lunatics at Large – Playing the Thorny Side of Repertory With a Smile

From NYTimes.com:

The amusingly named new-music ensemble Lunatics at Large was formed at Mannes College the New School for Music in 2007, and the players decided to remain together after finishing their degrees. To judge from their program at the Thalia Theater at Symphony Space on Monday evening, they seem drawn mainly (though not exclusively) to the thorny, post-tonal side of the repertory.

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FONT Music To Present New Trumpet Underground 2009 June 26-28th

From Improvised Communications:

The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music) is pleased to announce New Trumpet Underground 2009, the first of three forthcoming events in the organization’s 7th annual performance season. This three-day gathering, curated by Taylor Ho Bynum and Chris DiMeglio, will take place Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th at New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe.

Eight trumpeters representing a wide range of musical traditions, genres and techniques will perform with their respective ensembles, including Australian-born Nadje Noordhuis, who will present the world premiere of a piece commissioned by FONT Music for this event. These performances will be augmented by daytime educational offerings from Laurie Frink and John McNeil as part of FONT Music’s Workshop Series.

Schedule for New Trumpet Underground 2009

Friday, June 26th at 9:00 p.m.
Greg Bobulinski G-Men
Josh Berman’s Old Idea
Leron Thomas

Saturday, June 27th at 9:00 p.m.
Nadje Noordhuis Quartet
Jordan McLean’s Piano Music and Song Trio
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Sunday, June 28th at 8:30 p.m.
Clarino
Russ Johnson Quartet

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