This Week in New York

English: Muhal Richard Abrams, moers festival 2009

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

A JOHN DUFFY CELEBRATION
John Duffy, who passed away in December 2015, was one of the great heroes of American music. New Music USA, in partnership with the Duffy Estate and Roulette Intermedium, is honored to present A John Duffy Celebration, an evening of music and remembrances. The event will feature remarks by John Corigliano, Robert Cross, Tania Leon, Annette Duffy Odell, Steve Reich, and Fran Richard. There will also be performances by Muhal Richard Abrams, Fred Sherry, Miranda Cuckson with Aaron Wunsch, and the Cassatt String Quartet with Glenn Morrissette and Tomoya Aomori.
Tuesday, May 3 at 7:30 PM
Free
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

THIRD SOUND
Following an historic debut at the Festival de Música Contemporánea de La Habana, NYC-based chamber ensemble Third Sound performs highlights from its Havana residency as part of National Sawdust’s In Situ series.
Tuesday, May 3 at 9:30 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawudst, 80 N 6th Sreet, New York, NY

JONATHAN FRANZEN + MYRA MELFORD
Roulette presents Myra Melford and Jonathan Franzen, an evening of solo piano and readings. One of the threads that runs through the creation of Myra Melford’s work is the inspiration that she gets from other art forms including literature, architecture, and visual art: the idea is one of responding to or having a dialogue with another work of art, versus translating or making a sonic equivalent/translation. Life Carries Me This Way is a suite of pieces for solo piano inspired by or in dialogue with 11 drawings by the late Sacramento-based artist, Don Reich.
Wednesday, May 4 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

BAC SALON: MUSIC BY KEERIL MAKAN AND DVOŘÁK | AEOLUS QUARTET
The Aeolus Quartet performs Keeril Makan’s Washed by Fire paired with Dvorak’s String Quartet in A-flat Major.
Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

MIRAH AND JHEREK BISCHOFF
The night will feature sets from both Mirah and Bischoff, with an euphonious string quartet rounding out the band.
Thursday, May 5 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $18 at door
BRIC House Ballroom, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

VIDEO OPERAS | EXPERIMENTS IN OPERA
Building on the pioneering work of composer Robert Ashley, Experiments in Opera presents a collection of five original operas created specifically for the screen. These works, commissioned from a wide range of composers/artists, were conceived of as a unique way to tell compelling stories through music in a format that is most relevant to our multi-screen culture. The videos, ranging from 10-20 minutes, will be screened as one continuous program. The commissioned artists are Jason Cady, Emily Manzo, Anna Mikhailova, Aaron Siegel, and Dorian Wallace/David Kulma.
Friday, May 6 & May 7 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $11
Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY

CONCERT 3 | LOOK & LISTEN FESTIVAL
The Look & Listen Festival closes as Phyllis Chen curates an evening around the theme of “unusual spaces.” The program features Chen performing two world premieres: a solo work by Jo Kondo and a new original work featuring Chen and the JACK Quartet. The JACK Quartet also performs John Luther Adams’s The Wind in High Places. The program also includes bassoonist Rebekah Heller performing Nathan Davis’s On speaking a hundred names, and scientist/musician/instrument-builder Daniel Jodocy presenting his musical suitcases.
Friday, May 6 at 8:00 PM
Free
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY

FELIPE LARA: MEDITATIONS, TRANSLATIONS, AND CALLIGRAPHY
Music of the Americas presents a portrait concert of Brazilian composer Felipe Lara, whose electroacoustic solos and chamber music span over a decade, featuring musicians from ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) and JACK Quartet with guest violist Elizabeth Weisser.
Saturday, May 7 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20, free for members
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY

SONGS OF LOVE AND VIOLENCE: THE MUSIC OF MATT MARKS | HOTEL ELEFANT
Contemporary music ensemble Hotel Elefant partners on composer Matt Marks’ first acoustic album for their own full-length recording debut. The concert features selections from the album.
Sunday, May 8 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY