Source: The New York Times.
Alarm Will Sound (Tuesday) One of the finest contemporary music ensembles around presents the local premiere of Scott Johnson’s “Mind Out of Matter,” based on the ideas and philosophy of Daniel Dennett, which are rooted in cognitive science and evolutionary theory. At 7 p.m., Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org/tickets. (David Allen)
Avant Festival (Saturday, through March 5) This adventurous new-music festival continues on Saturday with three chamber operas by John King. The works mesh improvisation, live electronics and “randomly controlled lighting” and are set to texts by Samuel Beckett and Thomas Aquinas; they will be performed by the vocalists Joan La Barbara and Gelsey Bell and by Mr. King on viola and live electronics. At 8 p.m., Wild Project, 195 East Third Street, East Village, 212-228-1195. (Schweitzer)
Jay Campbell (Wednesday) This brilliant young cellist has earned a reputation for innovative programs. Here, accompanied by Conor Hanick, he offers an intriguing lineup of arrangements for cello of Scelsi’s “Three Latin Prayers,” Messiaen’s “Vocalise” and “Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus,” and selections from Hildegard von Bingen’s “Symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations.” At 7 p.m., Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-854-2306, italianacademy.columbia.edu. (Schweitzer)
Composers Now Festival (through Sunday) This monthlong festival finishes up this weekend. On Sunday there’s “Music + the Mind,” for which the jazz drummer William Hooker joins David Soldier and Brad Garton to translate brain waves into sound waves. More information is at composersnow.org. (Allen)
Mivos Quartet (Wednesday) This fearless and charismatic ensemble brings new and recent music for string quartet to the Bronx in this Carnegie Hall neighborhood program featuring works by Robert Honstein, Missy Mazzoli, Mario Diaz de Leon, Felipe Lara and Philip Glass. At 7 p.m., Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, 212-247-7800, carnegiehall.org. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)
Talea Ensemble (Friday) As part of the American Immersion series, the Austrian Cultural Forum, in association with the Czech Center New York, presents the second program devoted to works of the modernist Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas, performed by the dynamic Talea Ensemble. James Baker conducts four works, all written during the last 15 years, featuring Tony Arnold (soprano) and Gareth Flowers (trumpet). At 8 p.m., Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, Manhattan, 646-422-3300, bohemiannationalhall.com. (Tommasini)