This Week in New York

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FACE THE MUSIC AND LUNA COMPOSITION LAB
Face the Music performs the world premieres of new works by teen composers selected to participate in the second year of Luna Composition Lab, a new program for young women composers noted in The New Yorker, The New York Times, WQXR, HuffPost and MusicalAmerica. The program also includes works by established composers.
Monday, June 4 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

GLASS FARM ENSEMBLE
In the last program of the season the Glass Farm Ensemble performs Klaus Huber’s Schattenblätter (Shadow leaves), Rico Gubler’s Trio IR, Denis Schuler’s 1444, Salvatore Sciarrino’s Sonatina for violin and piano, and Alban Berg’s Adagio.
Monday, June 4 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

SPEKTRAL QUARTET | POP-UP CONCERT
Spektral Quartet makes their Miller debut with a program of works composed in the last decade, including a quartet written for them by George Lewis.
Tuesday, June 5 at 6:00 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

GEMMA PEACOCKE: ERASURE
Erasure explores the marginalized experiences of women through a new program of solo and chamber works. Composed by Gemma Peacocke, directed by Benita de Wit, and featuring string quartet Schiele, saxophonist Shelley Washington and a unique ensemble of performers, gender and identity themes are reflected and refracted across different instruments in a performance that blends live music and electronics, and shimmers with the potential of a new and uncharted cultural landscape.
Wednesday, June 6 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

JAKOB ULLMANN’S MÜNTZERS STERN, PERFORMED BY DAFNE VICENTE-SANDOVAL
Dafne Vicente-Sandoval performs the New York premiere of Müntzers stern by Jakob Ullmann, a 2015 piece for solo bassoon and pre-recorded voice written specifically for her. The title refers to Thomas Müntzer (1489-1525), a German Reformation theologian known for his his open defiance of late-feudal authority, and is based on one of his hymns and the medieval German text of his Von dem getychten glawben der Christenheyt (On the Imaginary Belief of Christendom).
Thursday, June 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 members
San Damiano Mission, 85 North 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY

COMPCORD PRESENTS PAYTON MACDONALD – MARIMBA
Composers Concordance presents composer-percussionist Payton MacDonald in a program combining marimba virtuosity with a myriad of improvisational elements. MacDonald’s own compositions, as well as new music by Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Mark Kostabi, Peter Jarvis, and Carlos José Castro Mora, will be featured. Opening the concert will be a performance of electronic compositions by Jean Burden, Kirk Clarke, and Cristhopper J. Armenta, students from Pritsker’s ‘Making Music With Technology’ class at 92Y.
Friday, June 8 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10
Kostabi World Uptown, 357 East 62nd Street, New York, NY

FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT— THERE’S NO HOLDING BACH | CHELSEA MUSIC FESTIVAL
The 2018 Chelsea Music Festival’s Opening Night launches nine days of celebration around the 333rd birthday of J.S. Bach and his influence on generations of musicians, composers, thinkers, worshippers, artists & listeners. Alongside Bach‘s 5th Brandenburg Concerto, the program features reflections and arrangements on Bach by Sofia Gubaidulina and Max Reger, as well as original works by 2018 Composer-in-Residence Aaron Jay Kernis. Save 10% on the price of tickets with the discount code CMFICIYL.
Friday, June 8 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $83
St. Paul’s Church, 315 West 22nd Street, New York, NY

HETEROTOPIA PRESENTS: INFINITE JEST
Heterotopia, in its premiere performance, explores collective improvisation in juxtaposition with written compositions for acoustic instruments and live electronics. The program seeks to embody David Foster Wallace’s magnum opus Infinite Jest, a work that confronts our addictions to the artificial life and our obsessive need to be distracted from reality.
Friday, June 8 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY

LIVE 45 CONCERT: L45-011
The fourth season of Live 45 concludes on June 9 with two world premieres. Aidan Cook, an artist and community organizer based in Boulder, Colorado, will be presenting Coternum Kaledia for viola and cello with the application of a computer. The second premiere will be by Michael J. Vince.
Saturday, June 9 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Avenue, Garage A, Brooklyn, NY

TEN YEARS TOGETHER: NEW AMSTERDAM RECORDS & LE POISSON ROUGE TURN 10
New Amsterdam Records and (le) Poisson Rouge were both born in 2008 with the mission of promoting the New Music community. Since inception, the organizations have partnered regularly to present boundary-breaking artists, collaborations, and music. As such, they will celebrate their 10th anniversaries together through a series of adventurous, high-quality programming for which both organizations are known, featuring artists and friends in the New Amsterdam Records community. This concert features Roomful of Teeth and Arooj Aftab.
Sunday, June 10 at 2:30 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

LPR X: OLIVIA CHANEY “SHELTER” ALBUM RELEASE (NONESUCH RECORDS)
Sunday, June 10 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $20-$25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

SHAWN LAWSON AND THE PROGRESSION ENSEMBLE
Video artist Shawn Lawson will live-code real time computer graphics with live music by The Progression Ensemble. The concert will include the world premiere of David Rothenberg’s And One Day We’ll Know Why Whales Sing for Accordion, Cello, Guitar and pre-recorded whale, and Gene Pritsker’s Traffic Signal II for accordion and cello, together with new works by Christopher Cook, Eric Despard, Michael Dilthey, Gene Pritsker, and Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred, and a new arrangement of Dan Cooper’s Lullaby.
Sunday, June 10 at 8:15 PM
Tickets $8
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY

LPR X: ACME PERFORMS THE MUSIC OF JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON
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Sunday, June 10 at 9:30 PM
Tickets $25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

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