This Week’s Concerts in New York

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THE CURIOSITY CABINET
The Curiosity Cabinet presents composer Whitney George’s The Strange Library, for narrator and quartet, inspired by the illustrated novella by Haruki Murakami of the same title.
Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $12 students/seniors
The Center for Fiction, 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY

NATIONAL SAWDUST WINTERREISE FESTIVAL
Baritone David Adam Moore performs the New York premiere of David T. Little’s multimedia Winterreise, which draws the audience into the emotional journey of the poet. The production includes moving images created for the show by GLMMR, a new collective founded by artists Vita Tzykun and Moore. Curated by David T. Little.
Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $35
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

NATIONAL SAWDUST WINTERREISE FESTIVAL
Theo Bleckmann – Photo Amanda StockwellTheo Bleckmann – Photo Amanda Stockwell
National Sawdust curator Theo Bleckmann and pianist Uri Caine join forces to create their own take on Winterreise, featuring voice, toys, piano and electronica, with new lyrics, harmonies, and languages including French, German, Yiddish and English.
Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $35
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

FOUR PIANOS FESTIVAL AT JACK | CORY SMYTHE AND CRAIG TABORN
JACK’s first-ever Four Pianos Festival offer a rare opportunity for musicians and audiences to be a part of a three-day piano overload, with several of the city’s great improvising pianists playing simultaneously on four pianos. This special performance includes new works written and performed by pianists Cory Smythe and Craig Taborn, in a collaboration commissioned by ICE.
Friday, December 18 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

VOLT: AN ELECTROACOUSTIC PERCUSSION CONCERT
Composer Tristan Perich (photo credit: © d. yee / Cantaloupe Music)Composer Tristan Perich (photo credit: © d. yee / Cantaloupe Music)
The program consists of music for percussion and electronics and includes works by John Luther Adams and Tristan Perich.
Friday, December 18 at 8:30 PM
$10 suggested donation
Amos Eno Gallery, 1087 Flushing Ave, Ste 120, Brooklyn, NY

S.E.M. ENSEMBLE
The S.E.M. Ensemble, led by conductor, composer, and flutist Petr Kotik, returns to the Paula Cooper Gallery’s main space for its annual holiday concert. A tradition started in 1984, the evening will feature contemporary works, along with music by one early-music composer.
Saturday, December 19 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, NY

AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE
ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, a National Sawdust Group-in-Residence, will have its first residency in the space from December 14-20, 2015. On December 20, they will present their new works and works-in-progress – a mix of composition and improvisation incorporating percussion, electric guitar, bass, and electronics – to the public for the first time.
Sunday, December 20 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

WHERE THE SKY MEETS THE EARTH | FLOW STATE
Flow State celebrates the release of their album, Where the Sky Meets the Earth.
Sunday, December 20 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $12 advance, $15 at door
Center for Performance Research, 361 Manhattan Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, NY