Classical Music Listings From The New York Times


Calder Quartet and Andrew W. K. (Sunday) The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew W. K. joins the Calder Quartet for a wide-ranging program of works by Bach, Cage, Terry Riley and Philip Glass, as well as some of Andrew W. K.’s music. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474,; $25 at the door, $20 in advance. (Kozinn)

Jefferson Campbell (Wednesday) “New Music That’s Fun to Play” is what Mr. Campbell, a bassoonist, promises during this recital with a pianist, Tracy Lipke-Perry, and two percussionists, Gene Koshinski and Tim Brocious. A slate of New York premieres includes works by Libby Larsen and Theodor Burkali. At 7:30 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400,; free. (Smith)

New York Guitar Festival (Friday, Tuesday and Thursday) This innovative, stylistically elastic festival opens with “The Apollo Project,” a live re-interpretation of Brian Eno’s 1983 tribute to the NASA moon landings, “Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks.” Among the performers are the guitarists Larry Campbell, Jeff Parker and, from Phish, Mike Gordon. The festival, which runs through Jan. 29, continues with the first two installments of “Silent Films/Live Guitars,” in which guitarist-composers provide soundtracks for some classic silent films. On Tuesday, Dan Zanes plays his score for “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” (1928) and Gyan Riley provides music for “The Goat” (1921). The Thursday program includes scores by Lee Rinaldo, Kaki King and Buke & Gass. Friday at 8 p.m., Winter Garden, World Financial Center, West Street, south of Vesey Street, Lower Manhattan, (212) 417-7050,; free. Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, (212) 501-3330,; $25, or $15 for students. (Kozinn)