General Performances

Feeding Those Young and Curious Listeners

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There are alternative sites for experimental contemporary music, like Joe’s Pub and the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, Roulette in SoHo, Barbès and the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn. But the programming of contemporary music from the classical tradition is especially lively at Le Poisson Rouge.

A “multimedia art cabaret,” as the club bills itself, Le Poisson Rouge was founded by David Handler, a violinist and composer, and Justin Kantor, a cellist, who began envisioning an alternative space for new music when they were students at the Manhattan School of Music. They were exasperated with the traditional concert setting, with its “preacher and congregation seating,” as the lanky, bearded Mr. Handler, 28, said in a recent interview.

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