Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

John Zorn (cropped version)
John Zorn (cropped version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Michaels Reise um die Erde’ (Friday and Saturday) Stockhausen’s esoteric testament, a seven-day opera called “Licht” (“Light”), has never been staged in its entirety. The Lincoln Center Festival presents a production by the Wiener Taschenoper of the second act of “Thursday,” a mesmerizing instrumental work featuring one of the seminal trumpet solos of the 20th century. Members of the Cologne-based Ensemble musikFabrik perform, but audience members are invited to become part of the immersive experience by wearing the color blue to performances. At 8 p.m., Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, (212) 721-6500,; $25 to $110. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Bang on a Can Music Institute (Friday through Aug. 3) The new-music collective Bang on a Can is firmly rooted in downtown New York culture. But every July, it decamps to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for a residency program devoted to creative experimentation and play. In addition to special events and performances, there are twice-daily gallery recitals, at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., through Aug. 3. Performers this week include the violinist Todd Reynolds, the pianist Vicky Ray, and the cellists Nick Photinos and Ashley Bathgate. Mass MoCA, 87 Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.,,; free with museum admission. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Zorn@60 (Saturday) Lincoln Center Festival’s two-concert celebration of the 60th birthday of the omnivorous composer and musician John Zorn concludes with a concert of his six works for string quartet played by local groups: the JACK Quartet, the Alchemy Quartet and Brooklyn Rider. At 8 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, (212) 721-6500,; $25 to $50. (Woolfe)