Classical Music Listings from the New York Times

Elliott Carter
Elliott Carter (Photo credit: ccho)


Bargemusic (Friday and Saturday) With his string quartet Brooklyn Rider, the violinist Johnny Gandelsman — also a Silk Road Ensemble member — spends much of his time testing musical boundaries. Here he turns inward as he joins the pianist Ethan Iverson in a program featuring all three violin sonatas by Brahms. At 8 p.m., Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, (718) 624-4924,; $35, $15 for students. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

A Memorial Concert for Elliott Carter (Sunday) The towering, influential and prolific American composer Elliott Carter died in November, a month before his 104th birthday. And almost to the end he kept composing, not just shorter works but some substantive pieces. Members of the resident ensemble of the lively Greenwich Village music club Le Poisson Rouge, joined by several distinguished artists who worked closely with Carter — the cellist Fred Sherry, the pianist Ursula Oppens, the clarinetist Charles Neidich and others — will present a memorial concert on this evening. At 7:30 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 505-3474,; $20 to $35. (Tommasini)

The Stone (Friday through Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday) This week brings a rich range of excellent performers to this tiny home for contemporary music in the East Village. (There are two shows each night, doubling the fun.) Friday features the flutist Sooyun Kim and the pianist Matt Poon. The woodwind player Ned Rothenberg and the guitarist Nels Cline and, at the late show, the cellists Fred Sherry and Meaghan Burke will all appear on Saturday. On Sunday the terrific young cellist Jay Campbell performs in the early set, and on Tuesday there will be two performances from the Jack Quartet. (The 8 p.m. show features the clarinetist Derek Bermel in his new work for clarinet quintet.) The pianist Agusti Fernandez, the guitarist Joe Morris and the avant-garde trumpet player Nate Wooley are joined by friends for four shows over Wednesday and Thursday. At 8 and 10 p.m., the Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village,; $10. (Woolfe)