Classical Music in N.Y.C. This Weekend 

Source: The New York Times.

CALIDORE STRING QUARTET at the Rose Studio (May 16, 6:30 and 9 p.m.). The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center continues steadily to increase the amount of new music in its diet, and this excellent quartet should prove strong advocates for Wolfgang Rihm’s String Quartet No. 3, Joan Tower’s “Red Maple” and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s “Massarosa,” which receives its world premiere and, like the Tower, is written for quartet and bassoon, here played by Peter Kolkay.
212-875-5788, chambermusicsociety.org

‘KOPERNIKUS’ at the Issue Project Room (May 15-16, 7 p.m.). The International Contemporary Ensemble and the choral group Meridionalis join forces to perform the only completed opera by Claude Vivier, a composer who was murdered at 34 in 1983 and who remains “more heard about than heard,” as my colleague Zachary Woolfe has aptly put it. Sergio Policicchio provides the video for what the composer called a “ritual opera of death,” and Sebastián Zubieta conducts, under the auspices of the Americas Society.
212-249-8950, as-coa.org/events/kopernikus