OF BEASTS AND BRUTES
Of Beasts and Brutes playfully and seriously shines light on the human and animal traits that might emerge in an uprising against totalitarianism, as seen in Orwell’s Animal Farm. The songs reference animalized brutes since the early Romans, up to and including modern times. Curated by Richard Lalli, this concert includes three newly-commissioned world premieres from Francine Trester, Scott Wheeler, and Christopher Berg, along with Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Hanns Eisler, among others.
Monday, March 12 at 8:00 PM
Sheen Center, Loreto Theater, 18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
STREYA ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT
Olivia De Prato (co-founder and first violinist of the Mivos Quartet) performs works from her debut solo album, Streya. Olivia will perform works by Missy Mazzoli, Samson Young, Victor Lowrie, Ned Rothenberg, Taylor Brook, and Reiko Füting.
Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students
Metropolis Ensemble, 1 Rivington Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
Violinist Janine Jansen joins The Philadelphia Orchestra for the New York premiere of Dutch composer Michel Van der Aa’s Violin Concerto.
Tuesday, March 13 at 8:00 PM
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
LAVUTA: VIOLIN BEYOND THE PALE | THE CRYPT SESSIONS
Violinist Lara St. John and pianist Matt Herskowitz perform their program Lavuta: Violin Beyond the Pale. The music incorporates folk melodies from Eastern Europe and the Jewish Diaspora, re-imagined by contemporary composers like Serouj Kradjian, Milica Paranosic, John Kameel Farah, and more. The evening will feature a pre-concert reception included in the ticket price, with a tasting of food and wine that is paired to the themes and moods of the music.
Wednesday, March 14 & Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 PM
The Church of the Intercession Crypt, West 155th and Broadway, New York, NY
LIMITLESS | JENNIFER KOH
Through duo commissions performed by violinist Jennifer Koh and the composers themselves, Limitless celebrates the collaborative relationship between composer and performer, while also exploring the historical role of the composer as performer. This spirit of collaboration contrasts with the conventional notion that composition and performance are discrete and detached parts of the musical process. The composers include Zosha di Castri, Missy Mazzoli, Qasim Naqvi, and Lu Wang.
Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 PM
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
THIS MUSIC SHOULD NOT EXIST | ALARM WILL SOUND
György Ligeti’s life was filled with drama. He escaped Nazi extermination in a Jewish labor camp and eventually fled totalitarian oppression at the hands of the liberating Soviets in Hungary. His music’s dense melodic webs and conflicting rhythms—along with a host of other experimental sounds, shapes, and forms—embody the dreams, fantasies, and nightmares of a life lived on the edge. Alarm Will Sound tells Ligeti’s story through a blend of music and recorded sounds in a concert that resembles a live podcast.
Friday, March 16 at 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC AND ART
Ensemble Échappé will play contemporary classical works by recent award winners Lisa Bielawa, Yu-Hui Chang, Jan Krzywicki, and Andrew Norman. A reception will follow in the Academy’s galleries where the 2018 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, with works by 35 contemporary artists, will be on view.
Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 PM
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Library and Galleries, 633 West 155 Street, New York, NY
CompCord Ensemble takes the stage at Cornelia Street Café to present an eclectic program of new chamber compositions for clarinet, electric guitar, electric bass, and drum set. The concert includes works by Lukas Ligeti, Erwan Borek, Ginka Mizuki, and Dan Cooper, as well as new compositions written especially for the event: Citi-zen by Debra Kaye, and Pilgrimage by Gene Pritsker.
Sunday, March 18 at 6:00 PM
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY