This Week in New York 

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NINA BERMAN & STEVE BECK
Soprano Nina Berman and pianist Steve Beck perform Arnold Schoenberg’s Acht Lieder, Milton Babbitt’s Du, and Dvorak’s Pisne Milostne, as well as give two premieres: Theodore Wiprud’s For Allegra and Galen H. Brown’s Darkness.
Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 PM
Free
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the New York premiere of Tod Machover’s Philadelphia Voices for chorus and orchestra with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and Community Voices of Philadelphia.
Tuesday, April 10 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $22-$140
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

LIMINAR: OUT OF BOUNDS | MATA FESTIVAL
On Tuesday April 10th, the 20th MATA Festival mainstage kicks off with Out of Bounds, featuring the East Coast debut of Mexico’s only independent new music ensemble, Liminar. Beginning with Sergey Khismatov’s D-musik for soprano broadcast from within a shower in the offices of the Kitchen, the evening edges toward the stage by way of Carlos Iturralde’s Fata Morgana, for offstage and onstage ensembles, and Juro Kim Feliz’s Pangkur for two spatially separated groups culminating in the world premiere of Joseph Bates’s a noise so loud, alongside newly commissioned works from Daniel Silliman and Annie Gosfield.
Tuesday, April 10 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

STATES OF UNION | MATA FESTIVAL
On Wednesday April 11th Liminar returns to join forces with the Friends of MATA (FOM) ensemble and vocalists Carmina Escobar, Jeffrey Gavett and Steven Hrycelak in a clamorous celebration of sound. The program will include works by Kristin Boussard, Sky Macklay, Valentin Pelisch, Alessandro Perini, and Michael Winter, and the premiere performance of a newly commissioned work from David T. Little.
Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

JOHN ZORN’S MASADA – BOOK 3 THE BOOK B’RIAH
John ZornComposer John Zorn (photo credit: macfound.org)
This special concert featuring John Zorn and three bands from the extended Masada family (Secret Chiefsb 3, Banquet of the Spirits, Zion80) will be an unforgettable evening of new Jewish music that runs the gamut of emotions, influences, and styles.
Thursday, April 12 at 8:00 AM
Tickets $25-$85
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, 196 Allen Street, New York, NY

BAD ROMANCE | MATA FESTIVAL
MATA delves into a world of dreams and nightmares, probing the depths of self and other in an evening of newly commissioned work from composer-performers Erin Rogers and a performance by Ken Ueno together with Du Yun. Also featured are works from Egyptian new music Bahaa el-Ansary (Nightmare), Aaron Graham’s scena “Old Voltage” for six-hand piano, Jenny Hettne’s While She Was Dreaming performed by Pauline Kim Harris, and Steven Blake Whiteley’s psychodrama for performer featuring Charlotte Mundy. Finally, Chris Perren repeats a suspended moment of dramatic recognition with his Samurai Loops, scored for two pianos and video projection.
Thursday, April 12 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

FLOATING BORDERS | LOOK + LISTEN FESTIVAL
The Look + Listen Festival opening concert features performances by composer Susie Ibarra alongside pianist Alex Peh and Claire Chase. They will perform the NYC premiere of the 2018 L+L commission Talking Gong. The program will also feature Claire Chase performing Du Yun’s Empty Garlic for bass flute and electronics. Kaoru Watanabe will perform selections from his album Néo alongside Fumi Tanakadate and Alicia Hall Moran.
Friday, April 13 at 8:00 PM
Free
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

MATA’S GREATEST HITS | MATA FESTIVAL
Missy MazzoliMissy Mazzoli– Photo by Stephen Taylor.
The evening will celebrate the festival’s most meaningful pieces, selected by some of those who have shaped MATA’s 20-year history, including Du Yun (artistic director, 2015-2018), Yotam Haber (artistic director, 2011-2015), Missy Mazzoli (executive director, 2007-2010), David T. Little (executive director, 2010-2012), and Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky (founders and directors, 1998-2005). The evening will center around a reconstruction of composer Randy Hostetler’s P(l)aces. Also on the program, composer Carlos Gutierrez Quiroga’s Jintili will be performed. The program will also feature encores of composer Kate Moore’s Sensitive Spot and Eric Wubbels’s Viola Quartet (IJVER).
Friday, April 13 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

PIANO+ #6
Piano+ is a monthly concert series at Spectrum curated by composer and pianist Teodora Stepančić, dedicated to new and recent piano music. Works for piano, electronics, other instruments, voices and objects. Solo and with great guest musicians. This concert features Luc Ferrari, Jasna Veličković, John Lely, Ana Gnjatović, Coleman Zurkowski.
Friday, April 13 at 9:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY

CONTEMPORANEOUS: STOP MOTION | MATA FESTIVAL
Contemporaneous brings the 20th MATA Festival’s mainstage series to a close with a celebration of the future directions of new music, from Lasse D. Hansen’s Face the Music, Andreas Eduardo Frank’s Samouraï Progressif, David Kirkland Garner’s DwnByThRckyMntns, to William Dougherty’s a stillness of zero sensation. The evening also features the world premiere of a new arrangement of Jennifer Higdon’s DASH, as well as a newly-commissioned work by Jenna Lyle, whose choreography combines performers gestures and interactions with sound-emitting fans.
Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

DISSECTIONS
NY-based composer-performer ensemble Invisible Anatomy will celebrate the release of its debut album, Dissections, on April 15 at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall as part of the LPR: Presents series, with Lisel (the recording project of Eliza Bagg) opening. Dissections will be released March 30 through New Amsterdam Records, and features five new works by the group’s members.
Sunday, April 15 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, 196 Allen Street, New York, NY

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