This Week in New York 

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OPENING NIGHT CONCERT RECEPTION AT WHITEBOX | MATA FESTIVAL
Join the composers and performers of MATA Festival 2017 for an evening of Californian wine, Danish spirits, music, and conversation.
Monday, April 24 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $75
WhiteBox Gallery, 329 Broome Street, #1, New York, NY

PIANIST TAKA KIGAWA AND THE STRING ORCHESTRA OF NEW YORK CITY | CUTTING EDGE CONCERTS NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017
The second concert of the 2017 Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival features pianist Taka Kigawa performing works by Richard Carrick, Sean Sheppard, and a world premiere by Zosha Di Castri, along with the String Orchestra of New York City playing pieces by Lisa Bielawa and Victoria Bond.
Monday, April 24 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

THE ORCHESTRA OF THE S.E.M. ENSEMBLE
The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble presents a marathon program which uniquely combines composers from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) – Muhal Richard Abrams, George Lewis, and Roscoe Mitchell – with those associated with the New York avant-garde tradition – Christian Wolff, Petr Kotik, Jackson Mac Low, and Czech composer Petr Bakla.
Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 PM
Free
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY

SCENATET: WOW AND FLUTTER | MATA FESTIVAL
Denmark’s SCENATET makes its official New York debut with a potent program that belies the cozy Danish stereotype of ‘Hygge.’ Along with the twitchy improvised grooves of Yu Oda and the strobe-funk theatrics of Kaj Duncan David’s Computer Music, highlights include the first of this year’s MATA commissions, a world premiere by Eric Wubbels. Also on tap: Daniel Tacke’s musica ricercata | musica poetica, Murat Çolak’s Orchid, an octet by Christian Winther Christensen, and German composer Martin Grütter’s Messer Engle Atem Kling (Cleaver Angel Breathing ‘Ding’).
Tuesday, April 25 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

SPECTRAL STREAMS | ICE AND ITINÉRAIRE
ICE and the French new-music group Ensemble Itinéraire investigate what the Spectralism movement has to teach composers today. In a program featuring recent pieces and a new commission from Christopher Trapani, both ensembles honor the tradition of Spectralism with a bi-continental, virtuosic perspective that opens doors of creative collaboration.
Tuesday, April 25 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors
Roulette 509, Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

THREE GENERATIONS: BRYCE DESSNER AND NICO MUHLY
Music by Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly is featured in a performance that’s part of Three Generations, a Steve Reich-curated exploration of the changing direction of concert music from the mid-20th century to the present day.
Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $64-$76
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

ICE AT NYPL WITH CHAYA CZERNOWIN
A premiere by Chaya Czernowin is the main event of this portrait concert. Czernowin’s new work for solo singer, consisting almost entirely of breathing sounds, features Tony Arnold.
Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
Free
New York Public Library, Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY

PLUS 1 | MATA FESTIVAL
Thursday’s MATA Festival concert opens with Oleg Elagin’s The Formation of New Sensual Experience, followed by Samuel Cedillo’s Monólogo III. Daniel Lippel then performs Karin Wetzel’s Amorphose II and Basque composer Mikel Urquiza’s Belarretan. The evening concludes with Nikolet Burzyńska’s Cold burning out, played by TIGUE’s Matt Evans, and Liisa Hirsch’s Cloud Tones.
Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

KLAS TORSTENSSON | COMPOSER PORTRAITS
Sweden’s Ensemble SON teams up with Either/Or to introduce to New Yorkers the Swedish-born, Netherlands-based composer Klas Torstensson. This program features recent chamber music works, including a new octet composed especially for Either/Or and Ensemble SON.
Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

MADRIGAL OPERA | PHILIP GLASS
Written in 1980 and commissioned by the Holland Festival, Philip Glass’s Madrigal Opera is a chamber opera written for 6 voices, violin, and viola. Written for Dutch theater artist Rob Malasch, the opera is conceived as an artful paradox: a music theatre work with no specific theatrical content. It was commissioned with the intent for creative interpretations by a theatrical director at hand, therefore differing itself from traditional opera form as it has no predetermined theatrical narrative.
Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $35
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

STENCILS AND SHADOWS | MATA FESTIVAL
Performing as Friends of MATA, nine of NYC’s new-music interpreters – including violinist Miranda Cuckson, cellist Mariel Roberts, and pianist Isabelle O’Connell – play works that explore what remains unsaid.
Friday, April 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

DANGEROUS CURRENTS | MATA FESTIVAL
Novus NY makes its MATA Festival debut in an evening of large-ensemble works.
Saturday, April 29 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

WALL TO WALL STEVE REICH
Symphony Space brings together leading ensembles to pay tribute to legendary American composer Steve Reich as part of his 80th birthday celebrations. The marathon includes Reich himself in conversation, as well as a program spanning more than four decades of his work, culminating in a rare performance of Reich’s The Desert Music for chorus and orchestra. ***3 PM, 5:30 PM, 8 PM***
Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM & 8 PM
Free
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

CLASSICAL INTERLUDES | COUNTER)INDUCTION
counter)induction visits the stately Dweck Center of the Brooklyn Public Library as part of the Classical Interludes series. For this program c)i will lend its signature virtuosity to a uniquely lyrical (and for us, rare) program of both standard and new repertoire, featuring works by Gabriel Fauré, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, Huang Ruo, Andrew Rudin, and a world premiere by c)i violist Jessica Meyer.
Sunday, April 30 at 4:00 PM
Free (reservations required)
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

BRIDGING THE GAP IV
Music by and conversation with composers from the Yale School of Music: William Gardiner, Paul Kerekes, David Lang, Hannah Lash, Daniel Schlosberg, and Christopher Theofanidis. Moderated by Robert Sirota.
Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

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