Classical Music Listings From the New York Times

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21C Liederabend Op. 2 (Friday and Saturday)This multimedia festival of what its producers are calling “postclassical song” is devoted to genre-straddling contemporary works, accompanied by video and ambitious lighting design. The Friday night installment includes works by Paola Prestini, Douglas J. Cuomo, Kamala Sankaram, Missy Mazzoli, Peter Golub and Milica Paranosic. The composers featured in the Saturday evening performance are Ms. Prestini, Du Yun, Sarah Kirkland Snider, John Zorn, David T. Little, Lev Zhurbin (known as Ljova) and Daniel Felsenfeld. The performance roster includes ACME, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Bielawa, Corey Dargel, Martha Cluver and Glen Velez. At 8 p.m., the Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, Chelsea , (212) 255-5793, Ext. 11,; $15, or $25 for two nights. (Allan Kozinn)

Alarm Will Sound and Ethel (Monday) Two hot contemporary-music ensembles share an evening at Le Poisson Rouge. Alarm Will Sound, fresh from presenting its ambitious “1969” program at Zankel Hall, plays music by Ken Ueno. Ethel’s contribution includes Terry Riley’s “Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector,” Hafez Modirzadeh’s “Hot Time in the Ol’ Town” and works by Dohee Lee and Pamela Z. At 7 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 505-3474,; $20. (Kozinn)

Concert for Japan (Saturday) The Japan Society presents a 12-hour event to benefit the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. The lineup includes performances by Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Lou Reed, Ryuichi Sakamoto and John Zorn, as well as traditional Japanese music. There will also be arts and crafts activities for adults and children throughout the day. Beginning at 11 a.m., Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, Manhattan , (212) 715-1258,; $5 admission; the gala block is sold out. (Schweitzer)

Cutting Edge New Music Festival (Monday) The composer and conductor Victoria Bond presides over an adventurous four-concert festival that touches on several currents of contemporary style. At this third of the festival’s four concerts, the Da Capo Chamber Players and the Argento Chamber Ensemble offer a program that includes Jeffrey Mumford’s “Through a Stillness Brightening,” with the extraordinary violinist Miranda Cuckson as the soloist, and Harold Meltzer’s “Exiles,” Brian Ferneyhough’s “Chute d’Icare” and Ms. Bond’s “Instruments of Revelations.” At 7:30 p.m., Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street , (212) 864-5400,; $20, or $15 for students and 65+ . (Kozinn)

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