Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

counter)induction (Sunday) This distinctively named new-music ensemble focuses on the intersection of words — both audible and unspoken — and music, performing Schoenberg’s “Ode to Napoleon” (with the guest narrator Paula Robison), Nono’s “Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima” and Helmut Lachenmann’s “dal Niente.” At 6 p.m., Teatro of the Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, at 117th Street, Morningside Heights, (212) 854-2306, counterinduction.com; free. (Steve Smith)

Barbara Hannigan (Monday) A superb, stylish soprano closely associated with the avant-garde, Ms. Hannigan demonstrates something of her range in a pairing of Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 and Chausson’s “Chanson Perpetuelle,” with a striking team of collaborators that includes the cellist Anssi Karttunen and the pianist Pedja Muzijevic. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $20 in advance or $25 at the door. (Smith)

Making Music: Kaija Saariaho (Monday) Carnegie’s Hall’s Making Music programs feature music by and conversations with a selected composer. The next one presents Ms. Saariaho, the acclaimed Finnish composer who has lived in Paris since 1982, in the program “Voix, Espace” (Voice, Space). All of the works involve the combination of voices from the Solistes XXI ensemble and electronic sounds. Visualizations by the video artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière will highlight the palpably visual overtones and colors of Ms. Saariaho’s sensual music. At 6 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800, carnegiehall.org; $30. (Tommasini)

Ursula Oppens and the JACK Quartet (Sunday) The fine pianist Ms. Oppens, long a champion of new music, joins the virtuosic young JACK Quartet, also vigorous promoters of contemporary fare, for Nancarrow’s “Two Canons for Ursula” and String Quartet No. 3, as well as two works by Charles Wuorinen: his “Oros” (in its New York premiere) and Piano Quintet. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com; $20. (Schweitzer)

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