Kronos Quartet, tenor Rinde Eckert, and Vietnamese musician Vân-Áhn Võ perform Jonathan Berger’s monodrama My Lai at BAM’s 2017 Next Wave Festival for the work’s East Coast premiere. The libretto by Harriett Scott Chessman is a character study of Army Warrant Officer Hugh Thompson Jr., who tried to intervene during the infamous Vietnam War massacre at My Lai in 1968, in which American soldiers slaughtered more than 500 Vietnamese citizens, nearly all of them women, children, and the elderly.
Wednesday, September 27 to Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 PM
BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
BEING & BECOMING
Trumpeter and composer Peter Evans debuts a new ensemble featuring Joel Ross on vibraphone, Jordan Morton on bass and Max Jaffe on drums. Being & Becoming marks a new chapter in Evans’ work as a player and composer. The evening will open with Tom Blancarte premiering a new piece for solo bass following the success of his new album, The Shortening of the Way.
Wednesday, September 27 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
OPENING NIGHT: BACH + GLASS
Boston-based chamber orchestra A Far Cry makes their Miller debut, joining pianist Simone Dinnerstein for the New York premiere of Glass’s Piano Concerto No. 3, written for them.
Thursday, September 28 at 8:00 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
PHILIP CORNER: 2 CHORDS OF THE ROSE+CROSS BY SATIE…AS A REVELATION | BLANK FORMS
This Blank Forms concert features the music of Philip Corner, a composer, performer, and visual artist whose work explores the intermedia between music and philosophy in the pursuit of an ultimate simplification of musical material.
Thursday, September 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 members
San Damiano Mission, 85 North 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY
ADJACENCIES | BLANK FORMS
Adjacencies is a graphic score for two percussionists and electronics written in 1965 by Maryanne Amacher. The work directs performers in sending their microphone signals to a changing array of speakers surrounding the audience, combining otherwise distinct worlds of sound. Though the piece has not been performed since 1966, Blank Forms has collaborated with Amy Cimini and Bill Dietz to unpack and analyze the score for its posthumous realization.
Friday, September 29 & Saturday, September 30 at 8:00 PM
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY
LONGLEASH ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT
Longleash will perform a concert celebrating the September 22 release of their debut album, Passage, on New Focus Recordings. The evening will feature selections from the album, including Francesco Filidei’s Corde Vuote, Clara Iannotta’s Il colore dell’ombra (Movt. 1), and Christopher Trapani’s Passing Through, Staying Put, as well as solos and duos by Suzanne Farrin and Anthony Cheung. Longleash will be joined by guest pianist/composer Nils Vigeland.
Sunday, October 1 at 5:00 PM
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
AIR FROM ANOTHER PLANET | MOMENTA FESTIVAL
This concert assembles six introspective works that manipulate our sense of time and space—using the force of memory, imagination, or emotion to render what was once familiar strange and unearthly. Works include the U.S. premiere of Michael Small’s White Space; a world-premiere version of Entrückung (“Rapture”), the finale of Arnold Schoenberg’s second quartet, with theremin replacing the usual soprano; and Elizabeth Brown’s Piranesi, as well as works by Alyssa Weinberg, Biber, and Kee Yong Chong.
Sunday, October 1 at 7:00 PM
Dixon Place Theater, 161 A Chrystie Street, New York, NY