Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

John Cage
John Cage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


John Cage Centennial Celebration (Saturday) The lively Arts at the Park series opens its fourth season with a contribution to the John Cage centenary deluge, including one especially uncommon offering: selections from Cage’s “Some of ‘The Harmony of Maine,’ ” for organist and assistants, with Paul Vasile at the console. Further performers include the pianist Vicky Chow, the cellist Jay Campbell and the percussionist Payton MacDonald. At 8 p.m., Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street, Manhattan, (212) 288-3246,; $25 to $50, or $20 for students and 65+. (Smith)

TACTUS (Thursday) The students of Tactus, the Manhattan School of Music’s contemporary music ensemble, directed and conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, always seem to come up with interesting programs. This free concert looks particularly enticing, with works by David Lang, Luciano Berio, Bun-Ching Lam and the brilliant Dutch modernist Louis Andriessen, who is represented by two pieces, including “Workers Union,” composed for “any loud sounding group of instruments.” At 7:30 p.m., Greenfield Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue, at 122nd Street, Morningside Heights, (917) 493-4996,; free. (Tommasini)

TwoSense (Thursday) The brilliant and searching Lisa Moore was the founding pianist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars (she left that ensemble in 2008), and Ashley Bathgate is the group’s current cellist. The two came together in 2010 as a commissioning and performing duo devoted to pairing new works and the classics. This program features premieres by Ryan Brown, Daniel Felsenfeld and Hannah Lash as well as works by Samuel Barber and Timothy Andres. At 8 p.m., Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, near Third Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, (917) 267-0363,; $15, $10 students/65 +. (Woolfe)