This Week in New York 

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WHEN ICICLES HANG BY THE WALL | MIRROR VISIONS ENSEMBLE
The program begins with a triple “mirror vision”—three different musical settings of the same text—of Shakespeare’s “When Icicles Hang by the Wall” from Love’s Labour’s Lost, by three different composers Roger Quilter, E.J. Moeran, and Richard Lalli (MVE commission). Also on the program are beloved seasonal favorites.
Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students
Loreto Theater, 18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

STEINWAY SALON: JED DISTLER
Jed Distler performs his own music from 1975 through 2016, plus works by Andrew Thomas and Frederic Rzewski.
Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

KETTLE CORN NEW MUSIC
Kettle Corn New Music presents Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, with pianist Michael McHale. On the first half of the concert, Chris Rogerson’s Four Autumn Landscapes is paired with Leonard Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano. After intermission, Loren Loiacono’s Three Tarantellas leads to the meditative repose of Johannes Brahms’s Clarinet Sonata Op. 120, No. 1.
Friday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

YOSHIMIO / SUSIE IBARRA / ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE TRIO
A first time meeting of a trio consisting of multi-instrumentalist Yoshimio (Boredoms / OOIOO), avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra, and modular synthesist Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.
Friday, December 9 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

S.E.M. ENSEMBLE
Following a tradition started more than 30 years ago, the S.E.M. Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Petr Kotik, returns to Paula Cooper Gallery to present its annual holiday concert. This year’s program features five electronic music works that explore sound in space in the gallery setting of Mark di Suvero’s abstract sculptures (on view until December 10, 2016).
Friday, December 9 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, NY

MINIATURES EXPANDED | MARIJA ILIC
Pianist Marija Ilic performs music by Svjetlana Bukvich, Michael Byron, Peter Garland, Assaf Gidron, Dean Rosenthal, Dean Rosenthal, Craig Shepard, Ernst Toch, Michael Vincent Waller, and John White.
Friday, December 9 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

STEVE REICH CELEBRATION | WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE
Ghanaian master drummer Gideon Alorwoyie—who Reich studied with on his 1970 trip to Ghana and who inspired the 1971 landmark work Drumming—performs Drumming with Mantra Percussion for Reich’s 80th Birthday (along with the Ghanaian music that influenced Reich).
Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $45
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

NOUVEAU CLASSICAL PROJECT
Classical Project–Photo by Kate Steinberg
The Nouveau Classical Project performs music by Nathan Heidelberger, Robert Honstein, and Alvin Lucier.
Saturday, December 10 at 8 PM
Tickets $10 advance
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY

THE KNIGHTS
The evening includes readings of the works of Walt Whitman and other poets, and the world premiere of Cathedral of Salt, a new poem by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon, set to music by The Knights. The ensemble also perform Astor Piazzolla’s Oblivion, Maurice Ravel’s Chansons Madecasses, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ The Jet Whistle, and Antonin Dvorak’s Going Home from Symphony No. 9. The full program will be presented on Saturday evening, December 10th, with a family performance on December 11th.
Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 advance, $21 day of show
BRIC House Ballroom, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

RECENTLY ADDED | ATTACCA QUARTET
The Attacca Quartet are excited to announce Recently Added, a new series exploring the string quartet works of contemporary composers. Each year, the Attacca will select three living composers they feel have made significant contributions to the repertoire, and will celebrate their work by performing their complete string quartets. This concert will feature the music of Caroline Shaw
Sunday, December 11 at 5:00 PM
Tickets $35
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

VICKY CHOW’S ALBUM RELEASE
To celebrate the release of her new album, A O R T A, on New Amsterdam Records, pianist Vicky Chow will perform a selection of electroacoustic works from the album. A O R T A follows Chow’s recent recordings of Steve Reich’s Piano Counterpoint and Tristan Perich’s Surface Image and features six new works written for piano by composers Andy Akiho, Christopher Cerrone, Jakub Ciupinski, Jacob Cooper, Molly Joyce, and Daniel Wohl.
Sunday, December 11 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $20
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

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