ESTONIAN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR: ARVO PÄRT
One of the leading proponents of Arvo Pärt’s music in the world,the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will present Pärt’s music in New York City.
Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, New York, NY
JOHN ZORN: CANDLEMAS EVE AND THE HERMETIC ORGAN
John Zorn returns to St. Bart’s with a performance of The Hermetic Organ Office Nr. 15 (2017), a new chapter in his epic organ improvisation. His Candlemas Eve for two flutes and vibraharp will be offered on the eve of the church’s feast day of Candlemas.
Wednesday, February 1 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $25, $15 students/seniors
St. Bart’s, 325 Park Avenue, new York, NY
BEAT FURRER | COMPOSER PORTRAITS
This program focuses in on more intimate works by composer Beat Furrer from the last two decades, including a U.S. premiere. Richard Carrick conducts Either/Or.
Thursday, February 2 at 8:00 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
SOUND FROM THE BENCH
The centerpiece of the program is Hearne’s Sound from the Bench, a setting of deft appropriations by Philadelphia poet Jena Osman which repurpose the words of ventriloquism handbooks and Supreme Court justices. Philadelphia’s contemporary music chamber choir, The Crossing, performs the piece on a program with three other topical works from Hearne, produced by Beth Morrison Projects, featuring Taylor Levine, James Moore (electric guitars), and Ron Wiltrout (drums/percussion).
Friday, February 3 at 7:00 PM
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
IPSA DIXIT | WET INK ENSEMBLE
IPSA DIXIT (“she has said it”) is an evening-length work by Kate Soper of theatrical chamber music that explores the intersections of music, language, and meaning through blistering ensemble virtuosity and extended vocal technique. Drawing on texts by Lydia Davis, Freud, Plato, and Aristotle, and developed over six years of intense collaboration by the members of the Wet Ink Ensemble, IPSA DIXIT blends elements of monodrama, Greek theatre, and screwball comedy to skewer the treachery of language and the questionable authenticity of artistic expression.
Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 at door, $15 advance, $12 students/seniors
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY