Classical Music Listings From The New York Times


Bang on a Can All-Stars (Saturday) The expressive Rinpa movement in Japanese painting inspires a multimedia program by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, including new works by the jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and the Japanese post-minimalist composer Mamoru Fujieda. Somei Satoh’s “Shu” (Spells) is accompanied by a visual landscape designed by the motionographer Nobuyuki Hanabusa. At 7:30 p.m., Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, Manhattan, (212) 715-1258,; sold out. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Mantra Percussion (Thursday through Dec. 15) This ensemble, formed in 2007, takes on Michael Gordon, who has made a name with compositions that mix electronic and acoustic instruments. In “Timber,” scored for six amplified planks of wood, he creates subtle textures and patterns that seem to ricochet around space. At 7:30 p.m., Fishman Space, Fisher Building, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 321 Ashland Place, near Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (718) 636-4100,; $20. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Voices From Venezuela (Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday) This mini-series within Carnegie Hall’s capacious, wonderful Voices From Latin America festival features Gustavo Dudamel and his youthful Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. The repertory of the orchestra’s two-night stand on the hall’s main stage on Monday and Tuesday, including works by composers like Silvestre Revueltas, Esteban Benzecry and Heitor Villa-Lobos, is almost never done here, and it is sure to be galvanizing. On Friday the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble, drawn from the orchestra’s ranks, plays blazing works in the Stern Auditorium, while on Saturday in Zankel Hall members of the orchestra will present four recent chamber works. Friday, Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800,; $15 to $80 on Friday; limited ticket availability on Monday and Tuesday. Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall; $38 to $44. (Woolfe)