This Week in New York 

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CYGNUS ENSEMBLE “OFFBEAT OPERAS” | CUTTING EDGE CONCERTS NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017
The final concert of the 2017 Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival features the Cygnus Ensemble in a program of “Offbeat Operas” by composers William Anderson, Frank Brickle, and the world premiere of Victoria Bond’s Sirens.
Monday, May 1 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

A CONVERSATION WITH ALVIN LUCIER
Alvin Lucier will be the latest composer featured in Red Bull Music Academy’s series of talks with pioneering experimental music icons of the 20th century. Following on from conversations with Steve Reich, Philip Glass, La Monte Young, Glenn Branca and Pauline Oliveros, Lucier will sit down with RBMA’s Todd L. Burns to talk about the tenets of his vital and exploratory work.
Monday, May 1 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
Red Bull Arts New York, 220 West 18th Street, New York, NY

JOSHUA ROMAN | THE CRYPT SESSIONS
Cellist Joshua Roman performs music by Bach, Ligeti, Crumb, and the premiere of his own work Riding Light.
Wednesday, May 3 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $50 (including wine and food tasting)
Crypt Chapel of The Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th Street, New York, NY

ANNIE GOSFIELD PORTRAIT CONCERT
The culmination of months of immersion in YIVO’s collections, this concert will feature a premiere from Gosfield commissioned by YIVO for singer Rachel Calloway and violinist Ari Streisfeld about a rent strike by immigrants in the Lower East Side in 1905. The concert will also feature performances by Gosfield, guitarist Roger Kleier, percussionist Brian Chase, and pianist Kathleen Supové. A discussion with Gosfield on Jewish identity, her family history in the Lower East Side and the influence of Jewish history and culture on her work will bring the evening to a close.
Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 members/students
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY

CHIAROSCURO
This concert features music by Orlando Gibbons, Arnold Schoenberg, and Matthias Pintscher.
Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20, $10 12 and under
Eleventh Street Arts, 46-06 11th St, Long Island City, NY

FLASH OPERAS
Six world premiere, 15-minute operas are presented together for this evening-length program in the intimate Leonard Nimoy Thalia. Envisioned as a new kind of opera that embraces brevity and tackles big ideas playfully, each micro opera is connected to the next to create a fluid theatrical experience. Featured composers are Jason Cady, Aaron Siegel, Matthew Welch, Miguel Frasconi, Cristina Lord, and Nicole Murphy. Directed by Rob Reese.
Friday, May 5 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $21 Members, $20 30 and under (with ID)
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

FLASH OPERAS
Six world premiere, 15-minute operas are presented together for this evening-length program in the intimate Leonard Nimoy Thalia. Envisioned as a new kind of opera that embraces brevity and tackles big ideas playfully, each micro opera is connected to the next to create a fluid theatrical experience. Featured composers are Jason Cady, Aaron Siegel, Matthew Welch, Miguel Frasconi, Cristina Lord, and Nicole Murphy. Directed by Rob Reese.
Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $21 Members, $20 30 and under (with ID)
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

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