Classical Music Listings From The New York Times


American Modern Ensemble and Talujon (Friday) These two first-rate new-music groups join forces for a concert titled “The End of the World,” featuring music by composers including Hannah Lash, Eric Nathan and George Rochberg. Complimentary wine will accompany the performance. At 8 p.m., DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan,; $10 in advance, $25 day of show. (Vivien Schweitzer)

The Crossing (Sunday) In front of the Metropolitan Museum’s Christmas tree, this innovative choir, which devotes itself to new and recent music, performs David Lang’s acclaimed “Little Match Girl Passion” as well as works by James MacMillan, Gabriel Jackson, Bo Holten, Kenneth Leighton, Jonathan Dove, Andrew Gant and Robert Convery. At 6:30 p.m., Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 570-3949,; $60. (Zachary Woolfe)

Make Music New York (Friday) This adventurous organization, which entices music lovers with a wide range of al fresco performances each June, returns for its second winter celebration. Twelve fun parades are on the lineup in neighborhoods in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Events include a bell ringing parade in the East Village; a High Line Soundwalk; Phil Kline’s popular “Unsilent Night” in Fort Greene; and Bach on the G train — during which string players will step in and out of train cars to create a tag-team rendition of the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1. More details, including times, can be found at; free. (Schweitzer)

SO Percussion (Friday and Saturday) An exercise in collaboration and structured improvisation, “Where (We) Live” pairs this searching ensemble with other artists — including a painter on Friday and a woodworker and furniture maker on Saturday — to explore the nature of the spaces we call home. At 7:30 p.m., Harvey Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 651 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (718) 636-4100,; $16 to $40. (Woolfe)