Source: The New York Times.
Bargemusic (Friday) As part of this floating concert hall’s important Here and Now series, the pianist Jeffrey Swann celebrates the work of David Del Tredici and Charles Wuorinen, including the latter’s Second Sonata. At 8 p.m., Fulton Ferry Landing, next to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, 800-838-3006, bargemusic.org. (Allen)
Jay Campbell (Sunday) This gifted young cellist, currently in Juilliard’s Artist Diploma program, offers a program dedicated to contemporary music. The lineup includes Elliott Carter’s “Figment I” for solo cello, David Fulmer’s “Original Wood,” Matthias Pintscher’s “Janusgesicht,” the premiere of Jason Eckardt’s “Practical Alchemy” and Charles Wuorinen’s “An Orbicle of Jasp.” Mr. Campbell will be joined by Conor Hanick, the pianist, and Mr. Fulmer, the violinist and violist. (Free tickets available at the box office at 6:30 p.m. on day of concert.) At 7:30 p.m., Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org. (Schweitzer)
Pacifica Quartet (Wednesday) The dynamic Pacifica Quartet calls this intriguing program “Last Words.” The ensemble plays late works like Elliott Carter’s fifth (and final) quartet, along with his Fragments for String Quartet; Janacek’s “Intimate Letters” Quartet; and Beethoven’s final work in the genre, Quartet No. 16 in F (Op. 135). At 7:30 p.m., 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, 212-415-5500, 92y.org. (Tommasini)
‘Steel Hammer’ (through Sunday) Julia Wolfe’s “Steel Hammer,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s meditation on the John Henry folk myth, receives a staged reimagination from the director Anne Bogart and SITI Company, with new texts by four playwrights. The Bang on a Can All-Stars are joined by three singers and a battery of Appalachian instruments. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 651 Fulton Street, near Rockwell Place, Fort Greene, 718-636-4100, bam.org. (Allen)
Talea Ensemble (Saturday) In Steven Kazuo Takasugi’s theatrical “Sideshow” for amplified octet and electronic playback, the members of the Talea Ensemble are characters in a freak show. This imaginative five-movement work, inspired by texts by the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus, is billed as a “meditation on virtuosity, freak shows, entertainment, spectacle, business and the sacrifices one makes to survive in the world.” At 9 p.m. (preconcert reception with free beer starts at 8 p.m.), DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, taleaensemble.org. (Schweitzer)