This Week in New York 

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MUSIC FROM EXILE | DAEDALUS QUARTET
Israeli pianist Renana Gutman joins the Daedalus Quartet to present a sonic exploration of the human response to repression and exile. The program starts with the third string quartet of Viktor Ullman, written in Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943, prior to the Austrian-born composer’s murder at Auschwitz. This is followed by Babel, a New York premiere string quartet by the composer Gabriel Bolaños, whose family fled Nicaragua in the 1990s. The program closes with Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s piano quintet, composed in Moscow after his escape from the Nazi invasion of Poland.
Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $16-$36
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

JOURNEY’S END | NEIL ROLNICK
Neil Rolnick presents an evening of deeply personal new work thematically organized around the passing of his wife, Wendy, in 2018. Journey’s End, a New York City premiere features pianist Kathleen Supové and explores the remarkable peace Wendy achieved toward the end of her life and through her transition to the next. Messages, a solo-laptop piece accompanied by dancers Julia Bengtsson and Mauricio Vera, uses deleted voicemail messages, recovered posthumously, and integrated with the fiddle music they discuss.
Tuesday, November 12 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $18 online, $25 doors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

LINE : VOICES | NOUVEAU CLASSICAL PROJECT
The Nouveau Classical Project performs a concert of avant-garde music and performance pieces, including a newly commissioned work by Paul Pinto.
Wednesday, November 13 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY

BANG ON A CAN AND THE JEWISH MUSEUM PRESENT: THEO BLECKMANN
Jazz singer, new music composer, and long-time collaborator with Bang on a Can, Theo Bleckmann takes on the songbook of British pop icon Kate Bush in a project entitled Hello Earth! – The Music of Kate Bush that goes beyond re-creating her music to further realms of sound and interpretation. Joining him on this performance are long-time collaborators percussionist Ben Wittman, bassist Chris Tarry, and keyboardist Henry Hey, along with special guest, multi-instrumentalist Caleb Burhans on viola, guitar, and laptop.
Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 general, $16 students/seniors, $12 members
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue, New York, NY

PREMIERES VOL. 13 | LOADBANG
loadbang performs world premiers by Erik Carlson, Cristina Lord, Oren Boneh, and Yu Kuwabara and works by Daniel Bayot and Alex Mincek.
Thursday, November 14 at 7:30 PM
The National Opera Center, 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY

ANNEA LOCKWOOD | COMPOSER PORTRAITS
A tiger’s purr, burning pianos, helium balloons, and the Hudson River have all played a part in the music of Annea Lockwood. The intense focus on deep listening of sonic details from nature and electronics has formed the basis of the eclectic output of the New Zealand-born composer and sound artist. Yarn/Wire returns to perform a world premiere commission, alongside three other works, including the technically demanding Becoming Air, written for and performed by trumpeter Nate Wooley.
Thursday, November 14 at 8:00 PM
Tickets starting at $20
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

PINKNOISE
PinkNoise will present three new commissions exploring electro-acoustic sounds along with works by Zosha Di Castri and Chaya Czernowin. The multi-media performance will include video projections and improvisation with live electronics in an exploration of alternative spaces and sounds.
Thursday, November 14 at 8:00 PM
Saint John’s in the Village, 218 West 11th Street, New York, NY

MUTED BLAST/2, WORKS FOR SOLO PIANO, PIANO WITH ELECTRONICS, & TAPE
meta.ξ, a collective of Greek composer/artist/design-curators, present a concert of works featuring piano, electronics, double bass, interspersed with electro-acousmatic music. meta.ξ is bi-laterally based between the United States and Greece, with members living and working everywhere in between. The collective aims to strengthen the voice of the post-crisis generation of Greek composers, while embracing subversive and under-represented artists internationally.
Friday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Free
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

BLUEPRINT FELLOWSHIP CONCERT
The BluePrint Fellowship, a new National Sawdust initiative in collaboration with Juilliard, is a dual-track career, project mentoring, and commissioning course developed to support student composers. For the fellowship’s inaugural season, Juilliard composition students, Evan Anderson, Hannah Ishizaki, Katie Jenkins, Cheng Jin Koh, and Marc Migo will present their commissioned BluePrint projects performed by both Juilliard students and the National Sawdust Ensemble. Project mentors for the fellowship, spearheaded by Paola Prestini, include women composers such as Prestini, Claire Chase, Reena Esmail, Nathalie Joachim, Laura Kaminsky, and Alex Temple.
Sunday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY