Classical Music in NYC Tonight

Source: The New York Times.

CONTACT! at National Sawdust (Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.). The New York Philharmonic’s new-music series was very nearly cast aside last year, and it took personal support from Alan Gilbert, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jaap van Zweden and Matthew VanBesien to save it. Conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, this wide-ranging program shows why it deserved to carry on. Expect music by Elliott Carter, David Lang, Zosha Di Castri, Alexandre Lunsqui and Steven Mackey.

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE at the Underground Theater at Abrons Arts Center (Jan. 23, 8 p.m.). ICE just presented the music of Ashley Fure in a free concert. Free next week is Wolfgang Rihm’s “Musik für drei Streicher,” an hourlong string trio from 1977 of high difficulty and deep expression. Josh Modney, Kyle Armbrust and Michael Nicolas are the players.