CHARLES IVES CONCERT SERIES
The Charles Ives Concert Series, presented by the Danbury Music Centre in Danbury, CT, regularly features the music of Charles Ives and other American composers. This event is the NY debut of the series, consisting of works by Ives, previous composers-in-residence Justin Dello Joio and Nina C. Young, current composer-in-residence Robert Paterson, and the series’s artistic directors, Paul Frucht and Jon Cziner.
Monday, May 13 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25; $20 advance; $10 seniors, students, and children
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
TIGUE: THIS NEW FOREST
This New Forest is an evening-length performance inspired by ecological speculations fusing nature and machine; translating authentic and imagined biological systems into a musical world that is rhythmic, immediate and physical. The evening combines two NYC premieres of works by Paula Matthusen and Elori Kramer with Tigue’s original music.
Monday, May 13 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
YARN/WIRE/CURRENTS: OLIVIA BLOCK, SARAH HENNIES
Now in its seventh iteration, Yarn/Wire continues its collaboration with Blank Forms to present large-scale works commissioned by the ensemble. This year’s Currents will feature a new work by Sarah Hennies and the NYC premiere of Olivia Block’s Calibration Circle (2016).
Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15, $11.25 members
Zürcher Gallery, 33 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
Devoted to the concept of reductionism, German composer Carsten Nicolai strips music down to its fundamental components of sound. His video work provides a ghostly, digital atmosphere for the personification of data and information as noise. Bits and bytes come to life in this hallucinatory experience.
Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 PM
Tickets from $45
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY
REMIX OF THE ANIMALS | COMPCORD FESTIVAL
Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals is the impetus for this program, for which composers were asked either to provide electronic remixes or to write original electronic compositions.
Thursday, May 16 at 9:00 PM
Symphony Space, Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
Celestial Journey features a multi-disciplinary collaboration with the New York City Master Chorale, Yarn/Wire, and the 17th Street Dance from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC. The program will include music by New York composers Jonathan Leshoff, Abraham Kaplan, and Tarik O’Regan.
Friday, May 17 at 8:00 PM
Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY
THE CONNECTING VINE: LEGACY OF NADIA BOULANGER
In collaboration with Suite Française and Dr. Philip Lasser, we present a special salon lecture-concert on the profound and lasting influence of one of the greatest musical pedagogues of the 20th century, Nadia Boulanger. The Strings of Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra will take you inside works by Bach, Ravel, David Diamond, Virgil Thomson, and more.
Saturday, May 18 at 3:00 PM
Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 West 181st Street, New York, NY
SECULAR SACRED MUSIC
The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research presents for the first time a concert on secular sacred music featuring performances of two choral masterworks, Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel and David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion.
Sunday, May 19 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 members/students
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY