This Week in New York

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BANG ON A CAN: MUSIC AMONG FRIENDS
In conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, Bang on a Can presents a pair of two concerts exploring artistic exchanges and their legacy for contemporary music. Part I explores Rauschenberg’s idea of the “Combine” and will feature Christian Wolff in conversation with David Lang and a performance by the Bang on a Can All-Stars.
Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Titus Theater 1 at The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY

AERIALITY | ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR
The New York Philharmonic premieres Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Aeriality on a concert that also includes the New York premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Wing on Wing featuring sopranos Anu Komsi and Piia Komsi and Brahms’s Violin Concerto performed by Leonidas Kavakos.
Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $19-$104
David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

RADICALS IN MINIATURE | AIN GORDON WITH JOSH QUILLEN
Radicals in Miniature is a series of textual-sonic odes to personal icons of 20th century “alternative” culture that lost their toehold on immortality and (in the pre-Internet era) their place in public memory. Radicals is performed by 3-time Obie Award winner Ain Gordon and So Percussion’s Josh Quillen.
Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space, 450 West 37th Street, Suite 501, New York, NY

PARABLES | AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA
American Composers Orchestra returns to the Sharp Theatre with special guests Rossen Milanov (conductor), Sharon Isbin (guitar), Meaghan Burke (vocals & cello), David Tinervia (baritone), and R. Luke DuBois (video), for evening of works by current composers known for stretching the limits of new classical music. Featuring world premieres from Alex Temple, Nina C. Young, and Carlos Simon alongside a classic by John Corigliano.
Tuesday, May 23 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $26 to $40
Symphon Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

BANG ON A CAN: MUSIC AMONG FRIENDS
In conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, Bang on a Can presents a pair of two concerts exploring artistic exchanges and their legacy for contemporary music. Part II celebrates Rauschenberg’s collaborations with John Cage and David Tudor through immersive works by both composers, reimagined for today by David Lang, audio engineer and sound artist Jody Elff, and violinist Todd Reynolds.
Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Titus Theater 1 at The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY

CURRENTS | NOUVEAU CLASSICAL PROJECT
Currents is an electro-acoustic concert that juxtaposes contrasting compositional styles in an eclectic program, celebrating the marriage of tradition and technology. Nouveau Classical Project will premiere new electro-acoustic works by composers who thrive in both the classical and pop worlds, including Olga Bell, Gabrielle Herbst, David Bird, and Isaac Schankler. VJ Mamiko Kushida will create ambient video projections for the performance, and musicians’ costumes will be styled by members of the NYC indie fashion collective Flying Solo.
Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

CLÍODNA SHANAHAN / DAVID WHITWELL DUO – WITH MARK KOSTABI & SWARMIUS
In their U.S. debut as a duo, American trombonist and countertenor David Whitwell and Irish pianist Cliodna Shanahan bring a program of premieres to NYC, featuring music by Hannah Kendall, Richard Causton, Gerald Barry, Girolamo Deraco, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Mark Kostabi, and the duo members.
Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15
Kostabi World Uptown, 357 East 62nd Street, New York, NY

SEASON FINALE | LEAGUE OF COMPOSERS
The Orchestra of the League of Composers performs a world premiere by Sheree Clement, a New York premiere by Fred Lerdahl, and works by Lisa Bielawa and Arvo Pärt.
Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $15 students/seniors
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

YARN/WIRE: NEW MUSIC FROM COLOMBIA
Two-piano, two-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire has their Americas Society debut in a program focusing on living composers from Colombia, including Ricardo Gallo, Carolina Noguera, and Damián Ponce de León. The performance also features a recent work by Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri.
Friday, May 26 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY

COSMOLOGY
Pianists Sylvie Courvoisier, Taka Kigawa, Tristan McKay, and Shira Shaked join Blueprints Piano Series directors Daniel Anastasio and Erika Dohi for an evening of cosmic music, spanning from the French Baroque to today.
Sunday, May 28 at 5:00 PM
Tickets $15
Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow St, New York, NY

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