This Week in New York 

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WILL MASON QUARTET
Composer and drummer Will Mason debuts new compositions for a new quartet featuring Ned Rothenberg, Kris Davis, and Greg Chudzik.
Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

NYU EXTENDED STRING SEXTET PRESENTS: NEW SOUNDS
The NYU Extended String Sextet performs works by Louis Andriessen, Marcos Balter, Michael Bies, Garth Knox, Alfred Schnittke, Caroline Shaw, and Yasunao Tone, as well as premieres of new works by the performers. NYU Extended String Sextet is: Debora Bang, Kate Bartomina, Tyler James, Daelyn Kauffman, Robert Pile & Kyle Stalsberg.
Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00 PM
Free
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY

CHAMBER PEOPLE | COMPOSERS CONCORDANCE
Composers Concordance will co-present, with the Hudson Heights Community Music Program, a program entitled “Chamber People,” at Fort Washington Collegiate Church in NYC. The concert will feature compositions by Valerie Coleman-Page, Mark Kostabi, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Tasos Papastamou, and Jay Kauffman.
Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 PM
Free
Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 West 181st Street, New York, NY

STORY BINGE II
Experiments in Opera and Kaufman Music Center present Story Binge II, a single evening event featuring semi-staged and concert versions of five works in progress. The composers featured are Roddy Bottum, Jason Cady, Lainie Fefferman, Nick Hallett, and Matthew Welch.
Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Kaufman Music Center, Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

GHOST ENSEMBLE
Over the course of the past year, Ghost Ensemble’s 2016 commissioning project has developed five new works written for the ensemble by emerging composers of consistently original, exciting music. The project will culminate in an evening of world premiere performances on December 15 at Invisible Dog Arts Center in Brooklyn.
Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 artists/students
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY

A NOTABLES-EXCLUSIVE EVENT: SO PERCUSSION
The Carnegie Hall Notables—a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s—presents Sō Percussion in an exclusive concert in Zankel Hall for Notables members featuring the acclaimed percussion quartet alongside special guests Steven Mackey on electric guitar and drummer Bobby Previte. The new music program features Andrea Mazzariello’s Babybot, Bobby Previte’s Terminal 4 with the composer on drums, Caroline Shaw’s Taxidermy, and Steven Mackey’s Blue Notes and Other Clashes with the composer on electric guitar.
Thursday, December 15 at 8:30 PM
For reservations, please call the Notables Office at 212-903-9734
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC YEARBOOK
Indexical & The Experimental Music Yearbook present four artists whose work resonates with language and movement in the context of musical practice. The Experimental Music Yearbook turns its focused Westward this year, and is featuring experimental minds who create on the left. Andrew C. Smith & John Hastings deviate from linguistic sense with a simultaneity of voices, both computer-generated and live. Jessie Marino and Natacha Diels (of Ensemble Pamplemousse & On Structure) perform solo pieces involving video, context, and movement.
Friday, December 16 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 artists/students
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY

ARI STREISFELD
For his first solo show in New York City, founding JACK Quartet violinist Ari Streisfeld is presenting a program highlighting the incredible expression and immense sonic capabilities of the contemporary solo violin. The concert includes Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VIII, Salvatore Sciarrino’s Six Caprices, the New York premiere of Robert Morris’s Variations with Aria, and Kaija Saariaho’s Nocturne.
Saturday, December 17 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

UNSILENT NIGHT
Composer Phil Kline will lead a massive chorus of boomboxes from the West Village to the East Village in the 25th annual holiday presentation of Unsilent Night. People gather at the arch in Washington Square Park, and less than an hour and mile later, end up in Tompkins Square Park.
Sunday, December 18 at 6:00 PM
Free
Washington Square Park, New York, NY

EAVESDROPPING: WASHINGTON SQUARE WINDS
The Washington Square Winds will perform an array of works written this decade, many of which they commissioned themselves. The program will include A Better Collapse by Thomas Deneuville, and Wayne Alpern’s Serenade for Winds, and feature guest soprano, Alexandra Fees, who will perform Elizabeth Egan’s piece for wind quintet and soprano based off of Victor Hugo’s dark poem, Demain.
Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

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