Classical Music Listings From The New York Times

Harry Partch (c. 1969), from the cover of The ...

From The New York Times:

Bargemusic (Friday through Sunday) New music for piano takes the spotlight on Friday as the pianist Edward Philip Fisher presents a program featuring music by Boulez, Ronald Stevenson and Esa-Pekka Salonen. On Saturday, Steven Beck, a formidable pianist steeped in contemporary music, begins his two-concert perusal of the complete Variations and Bagatelles by Beethoven, while Sunday is the start of the cellist Jeffrey Solow’s two-part survey of Bach’s six solo cello suites with commentary. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m. Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, 800-838-3006, bargemusic.org. (Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim)

‘Delusion of the Fury’ (Thursday and Friday) A menagerie of alien-looking instruments will fill the stage when Ensemble Musikfabrik and the director Heiner Goebbels bring to life this work by the West Coast maverick composer Harry Partch. Presented by Lincoln Center Festival, it blends elements of Japanese and Ethiopian folklore and theater with Partch’s unorthodox tuning systems and intricate rhythms. Earlier in the evening the percussionist and vocalist David Moss opens a window into Partch’s idiosyncratic art in “Bitter Music,” a lecture-performance of music written during his itinerant years in the mid-1930s, which reflects the fragmentation and uprooting of traditions of the Great Depression. “Harry Partch: Bitter Music” at Thursday at 6 p.m.; “Delusion of the Fury” at Thursday and Friday 8 p.m., City Center, 131 West 55th Street, Manhattan, 212-721-6500, lincolncenterfestival.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Secret Chiefs (through Sunday) Electronic music, rock and other traditions from around the world collide in the music of the Secret Chiefs, which wraps up its residency at the Stone with a polyglot list of guest performers. Friday’s late set features a performance of John Zorn’s “Masada Book II”; Sunday brings together the pianist Craig Taborn, the bassist Thomas Morgan and the percussionist Gerald Cleaver in performances of Zorn Bagatelles. Full details online. Avenue C and Second Street, East Village, thestonenyc.com. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)