This Week in New York

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ACQUANETTA | PROTOTYPE
Michael Gordon and Deborah Artman’s Acquanetta observes the way the cinema has shaped racial/gender stereotypes and has created public/private identities. The piece is inspired by Mildred Davenport, the African-American star of the 1943 cult classic horror flick Captive Wild Woman, who was reinvented by Universal Studios as the “Venezualan Volcano.”
Tuesday, January 9 to Saturday, January 13 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, January 14 at 6 PM
Tickets $30-$75
Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
The North/South Chamber Orchestra welcomes the New Year on Tuesday evening January 9, 2018 performing optimistic and vibrant works by four living American composers.
Tuesday, January 9 at 8:00 PM
Free
Christ and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York, NY

BISHI | FERUS FESTIVAL
The annual FERUS Festival is a showcase of untamed voices. The world’s most innovative artists perform their newest work: in music, multimedia, and beyond. To kick off this year’s FERUS Festival, the British-Bengali vocalist/composer Bishi premieres The Good Immigrant, a song cycle for voice looper, sitar, and electronics, co-produced with composer and sound designer Jeff Cook.
Thursday, January 11 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

BLACK INSCRIPTION | PROTOTYPE
Karla Kihlstedt with Erik Carlson and Bridget Kibbey of ICE at Merkin Concert Hall (photo credit: Ross Karre)
Black Inscription, from Carla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi, and Jeremy Flower, is a multimedia song cycle that follows a deep sea diver on her Odyssean journey. Written with guidance from experts at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and brought to life by a seven-piece band fronted by three singers, the immersive world premiere is a symbolic, scientific, and emotional plunge into the ocean where wonder, discovery, and reckoning entwine.
Thursday, January 11 to Saturday, January 13 at 9:30 PM
Tickets $30
HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY

NADIA SIROTA AND LIAM BYRNE | FERUS FESTIVAL
Nadia Sirota – Photo by Samantha WestNadia Sirota – Photo by Samantha West
The annual FERUS Festival is a showcase of untamed voices. The world’s most innovative artists perform their newest work: in music, multimedia, and beyond. The second night of the 2018 FERUS Festival, Peabody-winning violist Nadia Sirota joins gamba player Liam Byrne in a full performance of Tessellatum, a singular work of art that blurs the line between music album and film.
Friday, January 12 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

CONCERT 1: 21ST CENTURY UNITED KINGDOM | THE UK COMMOTION!
An entire concert of US and NY premieres of 21st century works by UK composers who have had little to no exposure in the United States.
Friday, January 12 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY

SECRETS | PROTOTYPE
As a source of inspiration for their intimate musical production Secrets, the Netherlands-based soprano Claron McFadden and Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio crowd-sourced anonymous stories from the general public. The result is a musical and visual mosaic in which Claron McFadden, singing, whispering and laughing, merges sorrowful, mischievous and cynical passages into one another.
Saturday, January 13 at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM & Sunday, January 14 at 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Tickets $30
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

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