Classical Music Listings From the New York Times


Ecstatic Music Festival (Saturday and Wednesday) On Saturday, the beguilingly quirky instrumental quartet Clogs and the consistently impressive Brooklyn Youth Chorus perform separately and together, offering new works by the Clogs members Bryce Dessner and Padma Newsome. On Wednesday, Shara Worden, an operatically trained indie-rock singer who performs under the name My Brightest Diamond, is featured in “Penelope,” a rapturous song cycle by Sarah Kirkland Snider; providing accompaniment is the versatile ensemble yMusic, which will unveil a new work by Ms. Worden. At 7:30 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan , (212) 501-3330,; $25, $15 for students. (Smith)

Todd Reynolds (Wednesday) Think of “Outerborough,” an engrossing new two-CD set by the violinist Todd Reynolds on the Innova label, as your road map through the wilds of contemporary-classical New York. Beyond demonstrating Mr. Reynolds’s skills as a fiddler, electronics programmer and composer, the album also highlights works by a range of vital composers, including Michael Gordon, David Lang, Phil Kline, David T. Little and Paula Matthusen. At 8 p.m., Issue Project Room, 232 Third Street, at Third Avenue, third floor, Gowanus, Brooklyn , (718) 330-0313,; $10, with CD $20. (Smith)

Signal (Sunday) This contemporary-classical all-star squadron made its initial splash with a piece by Steve Reich at the 2008 Bang on a Can Marathon and sold out two performances of Mr. Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” at Le Poisson Rouge just months later. The ensemble returns to that mesmerizing composition twice on Sunday night with the help of Third Coast Percussion, a noteworthy Chicago quartet. At 7:30 and 10 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 505-3474,; $25 at 7:30 p.m., $20 at 10 p.m. (Smith)

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