Classical Music From The New York Times

John Zorn
Cover of John Zorn


Brooklyn Rider (Monday) This adventurous, energetic young quartet performs a work of its own, “Seven Steps,” along with Philip Glass’s String Quartet No. 3 (“Mishima”); Christopher Tignor’s “together into this unknowable night”; John Zorn’s “Kol Nidre”; and a work from outside the group’s normal purview, Beethoven’s C-sharp minor quartet (Op. 131). At 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800,; $25 and $37. (Allan Kozinn)

Chamber Music of Robert Ashley (Tuesday and Thursday) Even aficionados of Mr. Ashley’s seminal modern operas might know little of his chamber works, which makes this four-evening series — the start of a month filled with his works — especially inviting. Tuesday’s program includes works for violin, string quartet and voice, while Thursday brings an expansive mix of players; both evenings span five decades of idiosyncratic invention. (The series runs through Nov. 5.) At 7 p.m., Incubator Arts Project, St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, East Village, (212) 420-1916,; $15, or $30 for a three-event package. (Smith)

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