This Week in New York

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BANG ON A CAN PEOPLE’S COMMISSIONING FUND CONCERT | ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

This year the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give U.S. premieres of works by three PCF-commissioned composers: Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Fields, Felipe Waller’s Hybrid Ambiguities, and Nico Muhly’s Comfortable Cruising Altitude. The All-Stars will also perform “St. Remy,” an excerpt from Michael Gordon’s chamber opera Van Gogh; plus Philip Glass’s Closing and “Bed,” an excerpt from his opera Einstein on the Beach; David Lang’s sunray; and Julia Wolfe’s Believing
Monday, January 9 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

ANATOMY THEATER | PROTOTYPE

Inspired by actual medical texts from the 17th and 18th century, anatomy theater follows the progression of a convicted murderess from her confession to execution, to denouncement, and finally to dissection, including an anatomy lesson for curious onlookers. It is a moral dissection that seeks to discover how the insides of evildoers are different from those of righteous citizens. Music by David Lang and libretto by Mark Dion and Lang.
Tuesday, January 10 to Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $30
BRIC House, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

SECONDARY DOMINANCE | PROTOTYPE

In 13 micro-movements, Sarah Small synthesizes genres from Balkan folk to contemporary chamber, industrial, renaissance, rock, rap, and punk, while interweaving live and recorded electronics, Chinese sheng, strings, winds, and densely packed vocals. The music is complemented by gestural choreography and projections, including the world premiere of Black Sea Hotel’s first music video. Created, written, and composed by Sarah Small.
Wednesday, January 11 to Saturday, January 14 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $30
HERE, 145 6th Avenue, New York, NY

FUNERAL DOOM SPIRITUAL | PROTOTYPE

Funeral Doom Spiritual, a new monodrama composed by M. Lamar and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix draws on themes of apocalypse, end times, and rapture found in Negro Spirituals, what Lamar calls “Doom Spirituals.” It explores radical historical expressions and futuristic longings for destruction of the white supremacist world order. Taking place a century into the future, the piece features the male soprano Lamar on piano, accompanied by two basses, two contrabasses, and electronics, enveloped in immersive light and video. Music by M. Lamar and Hunter Hunt-Hendrix and libretto by Lamar and Tucker Culbertson.
Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM
Tickets $30
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

SILENT VOICES | PROTOTYPE

This PROTOTYPE/FIAF concert will focus on the voices of African-American and immigrant men and women in America today, with commissioned music by Sahba Aminikia, Jeff Beal, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Shara Nova, Toshi Reagon, and DJ Spooky and texts by Hilton Als, Michelle Alexander, Samad Behrangi, and Pauli Murray. Helga Davis hosts.
Saturday, January 14 & Sunday, January 15 at 5:00 PM
Tickets $30
French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY
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SATURDAY NIGHT SOIRÉE

Join Chamber Music America for an evening of music and celebration! Connect with colleagues from around the country, enjoy a performance by new music sextet yMusic, and applaud as CMA presents its inaugural Visionary Award to Eighth Blackbird. Nadia Sirota, violist and host of Q2’s Meet the Composer, and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler will host. Open bar and hors d’oeuvres included with admission. Event is part of CMA’s National Conference; Conference registration not required to attend.
Saturday, January 14 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $50
The Westin New York at Times Square. 270 West 43rd Street, New York, NY

ECHO | GLASS FARM ENSEMBLE

Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire is the main work of this evening. The performers are Charlotte Mundy, voice; Martha Cargo, flute; Eileen Mack, clarinet; Leah Asher, violin/viola; Mariel Roberts, cello; Yvonne Troxler, piano. This major chamber work of the 20th century is framed with works by Willy Burkhard, Michel Jarrell, György Kurtag, and Roland Moser.
Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 seniors/students/children
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

JAMES JOHNSTON

Pianist James Johnston performs music for piano by James T. Little, James Johnston, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Missy Mazzoli, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Marc Mellits, Johann Johannson, Max Richter, Eve Beglarian, and Radiohead.
Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 PM
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY

CIPHER DUO

Cipher Duo performs works by Rebekah Driscoll, Sarah Goldfeather, Veronika Krausas, Kaija Saariaho, and Kate Soper.
Sunday, January 15 at 7:00 PM
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY

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