Classical Music Listings From the New York Times


International Contemporary Ensemble (Friday) The Music of the Americas series turns its spotlight on the Argentine composer Mario Davidovsky with a program of works mixing acoustic instruments and electronics, including a world premiere. The impeccable International Contemporary Ensemble is conducted by David Fulmer. At 7 p.m., Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, between 68th and 69th Streets, 212-277-8359, (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Johann Johannsson (Tuesday) The American Contemporary Music Ensemble and the outstanding vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth give the world premieres of two pieces by this Icelandic composer. Most exciting is “Drone Mass,” an oratorio for string quartet, vocals and electronics that’s based on the Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians. Naturally, then, the work will be heard in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At 7 p.m., 212-570-3949, (Allen)

The Knights (Thursday) Backstabbing and betrayal are the unusual themes of this Brutus-inspired program of chamber music presented by members of the orchestral collective the Knights. The program includes music by Haydn, Schnittke, Timo Andres, Fred Lerdahl and Thomas Adès. At 8 p.m., SubCulture: Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker Street, near Lafayette Street, East Village, 212-533-5470, (da Fonseca-Wollheim)