Classical Music From The New York Times


American Composers Orchestra (Friday) José Serebrier conducts this adventurous ensemble, which begins its season with music inspired by the Balkans, Thailand, South America and New England. The lineup includes the premiere of Milica Paranosic’s multimedia “The Tiger’s Wife: Prologue,” based on the novel by Téa Obreht, and the premiere of Narong Prangcharoen’s “Migration of Lost Souls.” The program also features Ives’s Symphony No. 3 and Mr. Serebrier’s Flute Concerto with Tango, with Sharon Bezaly as the soloist. At 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800,; $40 and $50. (Schweitzer)

American Symphony Orchestra (Friday) This remarkable, adventurous orchestra — led by its equally remarkable, adventurous music director, the conductor and scholar Leon Botstein — celebrates its 50th anniversary with an extravagant program: Stokowski’s arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and two enormous symphonies: Mahler’s Eighth and Ives’s Fourth, whose premiere was given by the orchestra in 1965. The tickets, being sold at 1962 prices of $1.50 to $7, are understandably hard to come by. At 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall, Manhattan, (212) 247-7800,; sold out. (Woolfe)

Analog Arts (Tuesday) The percussionist Stuart Gerber and the sound projectionist Joe Drew give the New York premieres of some of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s final works, including the dream-inspired “Heaven’s Door,” which instructs a percussionist to strike a specially tuned wooden door with gradually increasing intensity, from “cautious” and “entreating” to “agitated” and “angry.” (The palate-cleansing “Friday Greeting” begins in the lobby at 6:45 p.m.) At 7:30 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, (212) 721-6500,; $25 to $60. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Argento Chamber Ensemble (Saturday) The Mozart Requiem we think we know is in fact one completed and orchestrated from fragments. In “Seven Spaces of Mozart’s Requiem,” this adventurous group presents the great Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas’ solution: a series of seven “soundspaces” that fill the gaps between the fragments that survive in Mozart’s own hand. Michel Galante conducts. At 7:30 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Church, Park Avenue at 51st Street, (212) 378-0248,; $25 and $35, $15 and $25 for students. (Woolfe)

DJ Spooky (Friday) In the inaugural artist residency of the Metropolitan Museum’s Met Reframed, Paul D. Miller, a k a DJ Spooky, opens with a screening of “Madame Freedom,” the Korean 1956 romantic melodrama that defined an era, with a live performance of Spooky’s new jazzy score with the violinist Jennifer Kim and the cellist Danielle Cho. At 7 p.m., Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 535-7710,; $30. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Flux Quartet (Saturday) The adventurous and excellent FLUX Quartet, which champions contemporary music, plays a program at the Paula Cooper Gallery in Chelsea as part of the Beyond Cage series, which, during the centennial year of Cage’s birth, examines his impact on other composers. There will be works by Cage, Petr Kotik, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, Alvin Lucier and Luigi Nono. The series is presented by the S.E.M. Ensemble. At 8 p.m., Paula Cooper Gallery, 521 West 21st Street, (718) 488-7659,; $15. (Tommasini)

‘Out Cold’ / ‘Zippo Songs’ (Friday and Saturday) One of the early offerings in the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s new BAM Fisher space, designed for intimate performances, is this program of two song cycles by Phil Kline. “Zippo Songs” (2003), based on “poetry” engraved on the sides of Zippo lighters by American soldiers in Vietnam, will be heard in an arrangement for string quintet, piano and percussion, and the new “Out Cold” has Schubert’s “Winterreise” meeting some of Frank Sinatra’s wintriest recordings for a reflection on introversion and isolation. Theo Bleckmann, a longtime Kline collaborator, sings alongside the well-regarded American Contemporary Music Ensemble in stagings directed by Emma Griffin. At 7:30 p.m., BAM Fisher, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 321 Ashland Place, near Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (718) 636-4100,; $20. (Woolfe)