Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

The image of Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu ...
The image of Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Bang on a Can (Sunday) This dynamic and eclectic collaborative continues its summer series in the Noguchi Museum’s sculpture garden with music by Michio Kitazume, Dai Fujikura, Kazuo Fukushima and Toru Takemitsu. At 3 p.m., 9-01 33rd Road, at Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, Queens, 718-204-7088,; free with museum admission ($10, or $5 for students and seniors). (Schweitzer)

Rite of Summer (Sunday) Every summer Governors Island offers a fresh perspective on New York City. A different musical take on the city is offered at this Rite of Summer, when the intrepid new-music specialists Ethel (a string quartet) and Iktus Percussion perform works written by children participating in the New York Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program. Two premieres by the teaching artist-composers Justin Hines and Angélica Negrón round out the program. At noon and 2 p.m. (rain date: July 19), Colonels’ Row, Governors Island,; free. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)