Classical Music From The New York Times

Evan Ziporyn
Cover of Evan Ziporyn


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (Saturday) The compelling American conductor Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, bring this impressive ensemble to Carnegie Hall for a typically adventurous program. Arvo Pärt’s hypnotic “Fratres” and the suite from Bartok’s crazed ballet score “The Miraculous Mandarin” will be performed. After intermission comes Janacek’s seldom-heard “Glagolitic Mass,” with a quartet of vocal soloists and the orchestra’s excellent chorus. Saturday at 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800,; $15.50 to $90. (Tommasini)

Met Chamber Ensemble (Sunday) James Levine conducts members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in a typically adventurous program: Satie’s “Socrate” — a cantatalike setting of texts by Plato — and Pierre Boulez’s “Sur Incises.” Vocal soloists include the sopranos Erin Morley and Susanna Phillips and the mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford. At 5 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall , (212) 247-7800,; $58 and $74. (Schweitzer)

Evan Ziporyn (Saturday) The clarinetist and composer Mr. Ziporyn, whose 2009 opera, “A House in Bali,” was just staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is the subject of a Making Music program in which he will discuss some of his music and oversee performances of works that combine Western and Balinese influences. The program includes his “Tsmindao Ghmerto,” “Hive,” “In Bounds” and “Bayu Sabda Idep,” in performances by the clarinetists David Krakauer, Carol McGonnell, Theodore Schoen and Mr. Ziporyn himself, with Vicky Chow, pianist, Gamelan Galak Tika, an ensemble directed by Mr. Ziporyn, and Signal, a new-music group conducted by Brad Lubman. At 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall , (212) 247-7800,; $32. (Kozinn)

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