Ensemble Connect kicks off its second season with a performance at Carnegie Hall, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata, Missy Mazzoli’s Still Life with Avalanche, Aaron Copland’s Sextet, and Steve Reich’s Different Trains.
Monday, October 23 at 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
In their debut concert, Berrow Duo present an evening of new works for flute and cello from around the world. Including recent works by Yair Klartag and Marcos Balter, as well as a classic of the repertoire by Kaija Saariaho and a world-premiere from emerging young composer Diana Marcela Rodriguez.
Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 PM
Metropolis Ensemble, 1 Rivington Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
CLUSTER ENSEMBLE: A TRANSATLANTIC SOMETHING
A Transatlantic Something – a program comprised of works by American composers, Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper, and a duo of Slovak contemporary composers, Daniel Matej and Martin Burlas – will present the current sound of contemporary music from opposing sounds of the Atlantic. The show’s program was curated specifically for this event as part of the Composers Cordance series for 2017 – 2018 season.
Friday, October 27 at 7:00 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
The tank is full, the top is down, and three composers have their collective hand on the dial in this euphoric musical road trip celebrating 30 years of downtown music collective Bang on a Can. Returning to the collaborative spirit of the group’s origins, founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe flood the waves with a mash-up of wind-in-your-hair tunes that capture the sublime exhilaration of freedom and possibility. Performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, with scenic design by projection artist CandyStations and stage direction by Michael Counts, Road Trip is a tribute to journeys of all sorts, and the people who make them. There is a road, but it is no simple highway.
Friday, October 27 * Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 PM
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
IARLA Ó LIONÁIRD AND CONTEMPORANEOUS
Isabelle O’Connell opens the program with curated works by Karen Power and Linda Buckley on piano and electronics. Next, the Irish vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird and NS Artists-in-Residence Contemporaneous partner for the first time to perform composer Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás, the reimagined sean-nós songs of composer Dan Trueman. Created from the oldest origins of Irish music, Dennehy’s arrangements will bring to the stage a living tradition in a modern light.
Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 PM
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
ANNEA LOCKWOOD, AKI ONDA, AND AKIO SUZUKI | BLANK FORMS
Though they differ in generation and performance practice, Aki Onda (b. 1967) and Akio Suzuki (b. 1941) share an astonishingly inventive, open-ended, and spontaneous approach to the infinite and variegated possibilities of sound as a spatial phenomenon. A composer with an unusual sensitivity to the poetic potential of untreated acoustic sound, Annea Lockwood’s fascination with timbre has yielded a range of environmental installation, performance art, text-sound work, tape music, and concert pieces that strive for “the imitation of nature in her manner of operation”. The music of all three are featured.
Sunday, October 29 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 members
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY