Classical Music Listings From the New York Times

A building of the Brooklyn Academy of Music in...
A building of the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Ensemble LPR (Tuesday) The work of John Lurie, the ever-shape-shifting musician, actor, painter and director, undergoes one more transformation in this concert of music originally written for the Lounge Lizards. Here it will be arranged for string quartet and quintet, and performed by Le Poisson Rouge’s chamber ensemble. At 9 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, near Thompson Street, Greenwich Village, 212-505-3474,; $15 in advance, $18 at the door. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Next Wave Festival (Tuesday through Thursday) It may be oxymoronic to term a program of Minimalist music “Greatest Hits,” but that is the essence of these three evenings of music by the composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich, who will also be featured as performers in some. Among the works on offer are Mr. Reich’s “Four Organs” on Tuesday and Wednesday, performed by Mr. Reich, Mr. Glass, Nico Muhly and Timo Andres as well as the percussionist David Cossin; scenes from Mr. Glass’s “Powaqqatsi” and “Einstein on the Beach” on Wednesday; and Mr. Reich’s moving memorial “WTC 9/11” on Thursday. At 7:30 p.m., Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, at Ashland Place, Fort Greene, 718-636-4100,; $30 to $105 (limited availability). (da Fonseca-Wollheim)