Classical Music Listings From the New York Times


Ecstatic Music Festival: Bang on a Can (Thursday) A highlight of the Ecstatic Music Festival is Bang on a Can’s annual People’s Commissioning Fund Concert, which highlights imaginative new works by a range of composers. This year the ensemble presents music by Glenn Kotche, Donnacha Dennehy, Jace Clayton, Michael Gordon, Annie Gosfield and Erdem Helvacioglu. At 7:30 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, Goodman House, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, 212-501-3330, (Schweitzer)

JACK Quartet (Tuesday) This quartet has become self-recommending in recent years, just like the Miller Theater’s early evening pop-up concerts. It’s free, and there’s beer to go with the American premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’s new String Quartet No. 8. At 6 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, 212-854-7799, (Allen)

Theater of Voices (Saturday) Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Stimmung” has a good claim to being the most brilliantly weird piece ever composed within sight of the Long Island Sound. A mesmerizing choral work of gods, erotica and chant all based on a single harmonic series (or chord), it’s the single item on the program for this team of six singers, led by Paul Hillier. At 7:30 p.m., Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, 212-247-7800, (Allen)