Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Anne-Sophie Mutter


Cutting Edge (Monday) Victoria Bond has reconfigured her imaginative Cutting Edge concert series as an expansive new-music festival, and for this installment she has turned over the stage to Sequitur, which offers a series of dramatic, psychologically pointed works. Among them are David Glaser’s “Catullus Dreams,” Daniel Godfrey’s “Noemi,” Ms. Bond’s “Frescoes and Ash,” Robert Sirota’s “Sinner’s Diary” and Armando Bayolo’s “Mix Tape.” At 7:30 p.m., Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street , (212) 864-5400,; $20; $15 for students and 65+. (Kozinn)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (Sunday) This dynamic violinist, in residence at the New York Philharmonic this season, has long been a champion of new music. She joins members of the orchestra for a program of chamber music that includes two contemporary pieces: the premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s “Dyade” for Violin and Double Bass and the United States premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s “Duo Concertante” for Violin and Double Bass. The lineup also includes Beethoven’s String Trio in G (Op. 9, No. 1) and Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings. At 3 p.m., Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center , (212) 875-5656,; $35 to $55. (Schweitzer)

New York Philharmonic (Friday through Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday) It would be hard to imagine a more eclectic week at the Philharmonic. On Friday and Saturday, the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Sofia Gubaidulina’s second violin concerto, “In Tempus Praesens,” in a program conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. On Sunday Ms. Mutter unveils new chamber works by Wolfgang Rihm and Krzysztof Penderecki. On Tuesday and Wednesday Mr. Thomas hosts “The Thomashefskys,” a multimedia event inspired by his grandparents’ lives in New York’s Yiddish Theater. And Thursday brings a star-studded concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company.” Pshew! Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center , (212) 875-5656,; $32 to $112 on Friday; $43 to $123 on Saturday; $35 to $55 on Sunday; $32 to $133 on Tuesday and Wednesday; $95 to $295 on Thursday. (Smith)

Unsound Festival New York (Wednesday and Thursday) Now in its second year, this New York outpost of a vital Polish avant-garde music festival includes several events of note for contemporary-classical partisans. On Wednesday at Lincoln Center, the Sinfonietta Cracovia presents “Music for Solaris,” a multimedia homage to Stanislaw Lem’s novel with music by Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason, and works by Krzysztof Penderecki and Steve Reich. On Thursday evening Morton Subotnick revisits his pioneering electronic work “Silver Apples of the Moon” at the Rubenstein Atrium; later, at the Judson Church, the Sinfonietta Cracovia plays works by Henryk Gorecki in a concert shared with the Norwegian duo Deaf Center. Wednesday at 8 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, (212) 671-4050,; $20 to $30. Thursday at 7:30 p.m., David Rubenstein Atrium, Lincoln Center, (212) 875-5456,; free; at 10 p.m., Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, Greenwich Village , (212) 598-0551,; $12 in advance, $15 at the door. (Smith)

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