This Week in New York 

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CUTTING EDGE CONCERTS
The February 25 program will begin with pianist Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman performing works from her recently released CD, The Poetry of Places. Composers represented on the CD, all who will be present include: Lewis Spratlan, Harold Meltzer, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Amy Beth Kirsten, Jack Van Zandt, and Victoria Bond. The second half of the program features Japanese-American composer Paul Chihara’s Amatsu Kaze, performed by mezzo-soprano Sophia Maekawa; clarinetist Alan Kay, flutist Elizabeth Mann, violinist Jesse Mills, cellist Paul Wiancko, and pianist Rieko Aizawa.
Monday, February 25 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 advance, $30 day of show
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

THIRD SOUND | POP-UP CONCERTS
Third Sound ensemble in Plaza de San Francisco, in Havana, CubaThird Sound ensemble in Plaza de San Francisco, in Havana, Cuba (photo: Tristan Cook)
Third Sound, the New York-based collective of chamber music superstars, makes its Miller debut with an eclectic program of pieces spanning a century. Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony, Op. 9, anchors two more recent creations, including one by Third Sound Director Patrick Castillo.
Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS, AMINA CLAUDINE MYERS & NICOLE MITCHELL | ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
The performance features Irreversible Entanglements in a first-time collaboration with two Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians members: the pianist/vocalist/improviser Amina Claudine Myers and the composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell.
Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

MUSICAL ECOLOGIES: PAMELA Z – OTHER ROOMS
The 2018-19 season of Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, February 28 with San Francisco-based composer/performer Pamela Z. Well-known for her mixed-media solo performances that incorporate voice, electronics, video, found objects and midi-based gesture controllers, Z will perform a selection of short works and excerpts from her extensive solo repertoire, using processing on her voice, and manipulating live and sampled sounds with her gestures.
Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
Old Stone House of Brooklyn & Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY

INBAL SEGEV: 21ST CENTURY WOMEN
Inbal Segev performs solo cello works by five of today’s prominent female composers: Missy Mazzoli, Reena Esmail, Anna Clyne, Gity Razaz, and Kaija Saariaho. The program’s focal point, Legend of Sigh, is a new multimedia, immersive piece for cello and electronics written for Segev by Razaz with video and projection design by filmmaker Carmen Kordas.
Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

~NOIS
This features three world premieres by New York-based composers Nathan Hudson, Howie Kenty, and Ed Rosenberg III. The other pieces on the program are Gemma Peacocke’s Dwalm, Pauline Oliveros’s Thirteen Changes, and Georg Friedrich Haas’s Saxophonquartett.
Friday, March 1 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY

DENSITY 2036, PART VI | CLAIRE CHASE
Claire Chase at Ojai Music Festival 2017Density 21.5 with Claire Chase at Ojai Music Festival 2017–Photo by David Bazemore.
For the sixth year of Density 2036, her 23-year project to commission an entirely new body of repertory for solo flute each year until the 100th anniversary of Edgard Varèse’s groundbreaking 1936 flute solo, Density 21.5, Claire Chase premieres new works by Olga Neuwirth, Phyllis Chen, Pamela Z, and Sarah Hennies, featuring Constellation Chor. She will also be joined by instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey for a reprise of their collaboration from Density, part iv.
Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25 general, $20 members
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

JAPANESE COMPOSERS INFLUENCED BY JOHN CAGE | MUSIC FROM JAPAN
On Saturday, March 2nd, Japanese Composers Influenced by John Cage, curated by musicologist Miyuki Shiraishi, will feature six composers. A highlight of the program will be the world premiere of a new piece by Takahiro Kuroda, commissioned by Music From Japan. The concert will be preceded by a lecture by the curator, and followed by an open forum with a question and answer session.
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY

~NOIS
This features three world premieres by New York-based composers Nathan Hudson, Howie Kenty, and Ed Rosenberg III. The other pieces on the program are Gemma Peacocke’s Dwalm, Pauline Oliveros’s Thirteen Changes, and Georg Friedrich Haas’s Saxophonquartett.
Sunday, March 3 at 4:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street, New York, NY