Source: The New York Times.
Avant Festival (Saturday) “Micro-operas” and monster drone epics share billings in this ambitious new-music festival. It begins on Saturday with the 10-hour “Day Trip,” a sound installation and performance by the composer Adrian Knight with the percussion ensemble Tigue. From noon to 10 p.m., audiences are welcome to wander in and out or immerse themselves in its time-bending entirety. A full schedule for the festival, which continues through March 5, is at avantmedia.org. Wild Project, 195 East Third Street, East Village, 212-228-1195. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)
Composers Now Festival (through Feb. 29) There are plenty of alluring offerings on the lineup at this festival, which showcases a diverse range of contemporary music. On Monday, the pianist Vassily Primakov performs a work by Lowell Liebermann. On Tuesday the pianist Lisa Moore celebrates her new album of music by composers including Missy Mazzoli and Julia Wolfe. On Wednesday the Jack Quartet performs, in pitch darkness, Georg Friedrich Haas’s Quartet No. 3. At various times and locations, complete scheduling information is at composersnow.org. (Schweitzer)
JACK Quartet (Wednesday) In 2013, the intrepid JACK Quartet played the formidable Quartet No. 3 by the Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theater — in total darkness, just as Mr. Haas intended it to be. JACK brings this mystical piece, which usually lasts about an hour (the players have freedom to choose from various episodes), to the Austrian Cultural Forum for the first event in an American Immersion series devoted to Mr. Haas’s works. At 7:30 p.m., 11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan, 212-319-5300, acfny.org. (Tommasini)
National Sawdust Percussion Festival (Saturday) This five-hour percussion marathon curated by Andy Akiho and Ian Rosenbaum features works by Steve Reich, Jason Treuting, Mark Applebaum, Paul Lansky and a premiere by Mr. Akiho. The lineup of percussionists also includes other instrumentalists, including the cellist Jeffrey Zeigler. At 5 p.m., National Sawdust, 80 North Sixth Street, at Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 646-779-8455, nationalsawdust.org. (Schweitzer)