Classical Music Listings From the New York Times


Alarm Will Sound (Friday) The name of this new-music ensemble may sound incendiary in the context of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its heavily secured treasures. Yet for the first concert of its residency with the museum, the group of composer-players treads respectfully as it assembles a “permanent collection” of works by Wagner, Ives and Ligeti, with the contemporary Thomas Adès thrown in for good measure. At 7 p.m., Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, (212) 570-3750,; $35; $15 for under 30; $1 for children ages 7 to 16, who must be accompanied by an adult. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Axiom (Friday) Jeffrey Milarsky leads Juilliard’s contemporary music ensemble in the premiere of a new arrangement of Morton Subotnick’s “Jacob’s Room,” scored for string orchestra and electronics. Joan La Barbara is the soloist in the work, a monodrama featuring texts from sources including Virginia Woolfe’s novel of the same name. The program also includes two works by the Juilliard alumnus Jacob Druckman. At 8 p.m., Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Lincoln Center, 155 West 65th Street, (212) 769-7406,; free, but tickets are required and are available at the box office. (Schweitzer)

Silk Road Ensemble (Wednesday) This brilliant, imaginative ensemble offers a broad range of cultural traditions and instruments, including folk music. There are also newly commissioned works. With the cellist Yo-Yo Ma, its artistic director, the group offers a program featuring music by John Zorn, Angel Lam, Vijay Iyer, Giovanni Sollima, Jia Daqun and David Bruce. At 8 p.m., Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, (212) 247-7800,; $20.50 to $125. (Schweitzer)