Classical Music From The New York Times


Bargemusic (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Thursday) This intimate floating concert hall is one of the best places in New York to hear chamber music. On Friday, Ensemble East performs music for Japanese instruments. On Saturday the pianist Vadim Rubinsky offers a program of Liszt, Schubert and his own work. On Sunday the cellist Matt Haimovitz, the pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn and the violinist Andy Simionescu perform Mozart, Brahms, Shostakovich and the premiere of Adrian Pop’s “Tiituru” for violin and cello. There’s more new music on Thursday, when the pianist Lisa Moore plays the premiere of Tamar Muskal’s “Fur Elisa” and pieces by Ives, Ligeti, Schumann, John Adams and Martin Bresnick. Friday, Saturday and Thursday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing next to the Brooklyn Bridge , (718) 624-2083,; $35; $30 for 65+; $15 for students. (Schweitzer)

Composer Portrait: Chaya Czernowin (Friday) The exemplary new-music group Either/Or, conducted by Richard Carrick, provides a concise introduction to this Israeli composer now teaching at Harvard University. Ms. Czernowin’s lovely, uncompromising works have drawn international attention; included among a clutch of recent pieces here is “Dam Sheon Hachol,” a substantial, gripping string sextet. At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights , (212) 854-7799; $25. (Smith)

International Contemporary Ensemble (Tuesday) This innovative new-music group constantly seeks out both fresh repertory and novel situations in which to showcase it; ICELab, a new incubation program, culminates in free events at a cozy, snazzy Greenwich Village nightclub. This concert features the premiere of “Impossible Flow” by Steve Lehman, a saxophonist and composer whose substantial modern-jazz credentials inform his brainy concert-music creations. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village , (212) 505-3474,; free with reservations via e-mail to (Smith)

Making Music (Friday) Christopher Rouse’s music has both brains and brawn, and he was weaving references to 1960s rock stars into his complex scores long before genre-crossing was fashionable. He will be on hand to discuss his works during a program that features a solid ensemble of young musicians performing his “Ku-Ka-Ilimoku,” “Rotae Passionis,” “Compline” and String Quartet No. 3. At 7 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall , (212) 247-7800,; $32 . (Kozinn)

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