This Week in New York

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CONTEMPORANEOUS IMAGINATION PRESENTS
In a snapshot of the endlessly varied forms of musical expression throughout our community, the 22 musicians of Contemporaneous will host a non-genre musical gathering with performances by some of the most powerful artists working amongst us – daring avant-rock band Boio, the genre-obliterating Warp Trio, and Forward Music Project, Amanda Gookin’s multimedia project of solo cello works developed to empower women and girls.
Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

2019 BANG ON A CAN PEOPLE’S COMMISSIONING FUND CONCERT | ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
This year, Bang on a Can’s PCF invites all of North America to dance, with world premieres by four composers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States – Nicole Lizée, Josué Collado Fregoso, Henry Threadgill, and Trevor Weston. Each composer was asked to make his or her own idiosyncratic form of dance music, to redefine what it means to create music for dancing. The second half of the concert features three classics from Bang on a Can history by Annie Gosfield, Arnold Dreyblatt, and Glenn Branca, with a rare performance of Branca’s massive “three dimensional” Movement Within, written specifically for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, in his unique tuning system and on his own original instruments.
Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

PREMIERES VOL. 11 | LOADBANG
loadbang presents Premieres Vol 11, part of an ongoing series of concerts dedicated to commissioning and performing new repertoire for their unique instrumentation (trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, baritone voice).
Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20, $10 students/seniors
The National Opera Center, Marc A. Scorca Hall, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY

JOHN ZORN | COMPOSER PORTRAITS
John Zorn returns to Miller Theatre’s Composer Portraits series for a program of chamber music that has been written within the last three years.
Thursday, March 7 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

PIPES AT ONE | TIME’S ARROW FESTIVAL
Trinity’s Associate Organist Janet Yieh performs a recital of solo and chamber works reflecting the Time’s Arrow theme, by composers Rachel Laurin, Florence Price, Amy Beach, Clara Schumann, and others.
Friday, March 8 at 1:00 PM
Free
Trinity Church, 75 Broadway, New York, NY

LAGRIME MEI | TIME’S ARROW FESTIVAL
Lagrime Mei explores the female perspective in composition, particularly the raw evocation of emotion heard in the music of the famous baroque artist Barbara Strozzi, who broke through gender barriers to become the most successful composer of secular vocal music in Venice in her time. Works by Strozzi and several of her contemporaries are paired with world premieres of Trinity-commissioned works focusing on empowering female voices. With world premieres by Jessica Meyer, Doug Balliett, Molly Joyce, and Alyssa Weinberg.
Friday, March 8 at 8:00 PM
Free
Trinity Church, 75 Broadway, New York, NY

EKMELES PERFORMS ICEBERG
Ekmeles will perform new works by ICEBERG New Music composers Stephanie Ann Boyd, Victor Baez, Derek Cooper, Max Grafe, and Jonathan Russ. Also on the program is a work by one of the winners of ICEBERG’S third annual call for scores. Like every ICEBERG event, this concert features an open bar happy hour beginning at 7:30, and a discussion with the composers and performers after the show.
Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10-$20
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY