Classical Music Listings From The New York Times


Axiom (Friday) Jeffrey Milarsky leads this energetic ensemble of Juilliard students in “Jagden und Formen” (“Hunts and Forms,” 1995-2001) by the imaginative German composer Wolfgang Rihm. At 8 p.m., Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Lincoln Center, 155 West 65th Street, (212) 769-7406,; free. (Allan Kozinn)

Ecstatic Music Festival (Thursday) Nick Zammuto, a talented cellist formerly of the eclectic avant-pop duo the Books, teams up with So Percussion member Jason Treuting for what’s certain to be a charming, engaging evening of original music. Pitching in are the chamber trio Janus, the soprano Daisy Press and the guitarist Grey McMurray. At 7:30 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, (212) 501-3330,; $25, or $15 for students. (Smith)

‘Kaddish’ (Thursday) The Park Avenue Armory’s Tune-In Music Festival celebrates Philip Glass’s 75th birthday this year, but it begins with a new work that is peripheral, though not entirely extraneous, to Mr. Glass’s world. The poet Allen Ginsberg collaborated with Mr. Glass on a couple of notable projects: “Hydrgen Jukebox” and Mr. Glass’s Sixth Symphony, a setting of Ginsberg’s “Plutonium Ode.” For the occasion, the armory has commissioned the jazz guitarist Bill Frisell to write a new 75-minute setting of Ginsberg’s “Kaddish.” He will perform the work with his ensemble, with Hal Wilner reading the text and with stage design by the artist Ralph Steadman. At 7:30 p.m., Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street, (212) 933-5812,; $25 and $45. (Kozinn)

Works & Process (Sunday and Monday) Brad Lubman conducts the all-star new-music ensemble Signal in the New York premiere of “It Happens Like This,” a well-regarded cantata by Charles Wuorinen based on seven poems by James Tate, first performed during last summer’s Tanglewood New Music Festival. At 7:30 p.m., Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street, (212) 423-3587,; $30, or $10 for students under 25. (Smith)