Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Ecstatic Music Festival (Friday and Saturday) The scintillating, shape-shifting world of indie classical music convenes for its annual love fest, which continues through March 29. Events kick off on Friday with a live webcast (the show is sold out) of the indie-rock trio Hospitality and the teenage whiz-kids Face the Music at 7 p.m. at the Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, at Varick Street, SoHo, 866-811-4111, thegreenespace.org. On Saturday two ensembles, Dawn of Midi and Bright Wave, blur the lines between electronic and acoustic sound. At 7:30 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch, 212-501-3330; $25 for single tickets, $150 for a festival pass. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Music of Now Marathon (Saturday) This valuable, sprawling annual new-music event returns for a fifth time. This year’s theme, “Rapid Ear Movement (REM),” suggests the program’s interest in sleep and dreams. Among the offerings are electrical-acoustic pieces by Du Yun and Angélica Negrón; a helping of works inspired by Shakespeare; and a performance by Meredith Monk and her ensemble. At 2 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, 212-864-1414, Ext. 289, symphonyspace.org; $20. (Woolfe)

Steven Schick (Saturday) One of the foremost percussionists of his generation, Steven Schick turns 60 this year, and it’s cause for the Miller Theater to celebrate his artistry and commissioning zeal. After performing a survey of the solo percussion repertory of the second half of the 20th century on Thursday, Mr. Schick turns to more recent compositions — by Kaija Saariaho, David Lang, John Luther Adams and others — with the program “Responses” on Saturday. At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, 212-854-7799, millertheatre.com; $25 to $35. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

 

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Jazz Listings From The New York Times

From NYTimes.com:

Henry Grimes
Cover of Henry Grimes

Michaël Attias’s Renku (Friday and Saturday) Mr. Attias, a saxophonist, develops compositional fragments into compact expeditions with Renku, a working trio featuring John Hébert on bass and Satoshi Takeishi on drums and percussion. The group is recording a live album during this engagement, and will host a master class on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. At 7:30 and 9 p.m., Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, West Village, 212-242-4770, greenwichhouse.org; $15, $12 for students; master class, $10. (Chinen)

Marc Ribot at the Stone (Friday through Sunday) Marc Ribot, whose persuasively prickly guitar playing has long been a protean feature of the downtown scene, has been in residence at the Stone this week, seeking revelation with a series of partners. On Friday, he plays an 8 p.m. set with voice and guitar, featuring a full band, and at the same time on Saturday he will perform a solo set for voice and guitar. A 10 p.m. set on Friday will feature the bassist Henry Grimes, the drummer Chad Taylor and his fellow guitarist Mary Halvorson; at 10 p.m. on Saturday he’ll work with Mr. Grimes, Mr. Taylor and the multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore. Sunday’s early set will be outsourced to a John Zorn improv party (with a $25 cover charge); at 10 p.m. that night, Mr. Ribot will play Mr. Zorn’s “Book of Heads” and John Cage’s “Some of the Harmony of Maine.” The Stone, Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com; $15 per set, $10 for students. (Chinen)

Matt Wilson Quartet with John Medeski (Friday through Sunday) The drummer and bandleader Matt Wilson has long held fast to a value system that prizes simplicity and sincerity, rugged effort and sturdy design. He has a new album, “Gathering Call,” that augments his quartet — featuring the cornetist Kirk Knuffke, the saxophonist Jeff Lederer and the bassist Chris Lightcap — with a guest pianist, John Medeski, who fits right in, just as he should here. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, 60th Street and Broadway, 212-258-9595, jalc.org; $35 to $45 cover, with a $10 minimum; $20 to $25 for students. (Chinen)

Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

From London’s Vortex Jazz Club:

Evan Parker, saxophonist, picture taken in Jaz...
Evan Parker

THU 30 JAN • 20.00 • £12
Evan Parker‘s Might I Suggest Festival
TONY HYMAS DUO + BENOIT DELBECQ / EVAN PARKER

FRI 31 JAN • 20.00 • £12
Evan Parker’s Might I Suggest Festival
TRANCE MAP with special guest PETER EVANS

SAT 1 FEB • 20.00 • £14
Evan Parker’s Might I Suggest Festival
WHAHAY (Paul Rogers, Robin Fincker, Fabien Duscombs) + Paul Rogers and Guests

MON 3 FEB • 20.00 • £8 adv / £10 door • MD
DEAD NEANDERTHALS + DEAD DAYS BEYOND HELP WITH ALAN WILKINSON

SAT 8 FEB • 20.00 • £12
LOOP COLLECTIVE CLUB NIGHT: STROBES + BYRAMART PLUS HUTCHINGS / LEAFCUTTER / ROCHFORD / GOLLER

A Homage to Alfred Schnittke at Juilliard Reviewed

From NYTimes.com:

Russian and Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke, ...
Russian and Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke

This year the festival is observing the 80th anniversary of Alfred Schnittke’s birth, juxtaposing him with composers in his circle like Arvo Pärt and Sofia Gubaidulina. Tuesday’s panel brought together a group of people for whom “Arvo and Sofia and Alfred,” as they were referred to at one point, remain personal touchstones, from the Russian pianist Vladimir Feltsman to the music publisher Hans-Ulrich Duffek.

Cornelia Street Cafe in February

From New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe:

Mark Helias
Cover of Mark Helias

Tuesday, Feb 04 – 6:00PM
DIALOGUES
Warren Smith, percussion; Steve Dalachinsky, poetry; Edith Lettner, alto & soprano saxophone, duduk

Thursday, Feb 06 – 8:30PM
SANCHEZ, LASPINA, NORTON TRIO
Angelica Sanchez, piano; Steve LaSpina, bass; Kevin Norton, drums
Sanchez, LaSpina, Norton Trio image

Friday, Feb 07 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
MARK HELIAS-QUARTET MUSIC
Mark Helias, bass; Quinsin Nachoff, tenor saxophone; Mark Ferber, drums; Dave Ballou, trumpet

Monday, Feb 10 – 8:30PM
CLASSICAL AT THE CORNELIA (CONTEMPORARY): THE SAM YULSMAN GROUP
Sam Yulsman, piano; Colin Stranahan, drums; Roman Filiu OReilly, alto saxophone; Greg Gisbert, trumpet; Dion Keith Kerr IV, bass; Armand Hirsch, guitar; Jean-lous Treboux, vibraphone

Wednesday, Feb 12 – 8:30PM
BARRY ALTSCHUL‘S 3DOM FACTOR
Jon Irabagon, tenor sax; Joe Fonda, bass; Barry Altschul, drums

Saturday, Feb 15 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
TOMAS FUJIWARA & THE HOOK UP

Wednesday, Feb 19 – 8:30PM
MATT BAUDER AND DAY IN PICTURES
Matt Bauder, tenor sax; Nate Wooley, trumpet; Kris Davis, piano; Jason Ajemian, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums

Portland in February

From Portland’s Creative Music Guild:

Its ok Girl, Catherine Lee & Matt Hannafin
February 5, 2014 — 8PM (ends by 10PM)
Revival Drum Shop
1465 NE Prescott Ave

February 7th, 2014
CD Release for the new RH4 CD “The Wisdom of Rocks”. Rich Halley – tenor, Michael Vlatkovich – trombone, Clyde Reed – bass, Carson Halley – drums. Admission is $7 at the Camelia Lounge

Turtle & Pinkish
February 19, 2014 — 8PM (ends by 10PM)
$5 – 15, sliding scale
Revival Drum Shop
1465 NE Prescott Ave