This Week in New York 

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THE BRASS PROJECT | MUSIC MONDAYS
The Brass Project includes the New York premieres of pieces by Gabriella Smith, Reena Esmail, and Michael-Thomas Foumai, and the world premiere of a revised version of a piece by Kinan Abou-Afach.
Monday, November 18 at 7:30 PM
Free
Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway, New York, NY

PERMUTATIONS112019: SPLINTER REEDS
Permutations returns to its original Harlem speakeasy venue for an eclectic set of contemporary works for reed quintet performed by Splinter Reeds. Complimentary cocktails and light bites will be served by their co-presenter, Uptown Spirits, and all ticket proceeds will go towards supporting Splinter Reeds.
Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15
Uptown Underground, 201 West 113th Street, New York, NY

CONRAD TAO
Conrad Tao performs music by David Lang, Bach, Elliott Carter, Julia Wolfe, Rachmaninoff, Jason Eckardt, and Schumann.
Wednesday, November 20 at 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

MATTHEW MCCRIGHT
Composer’s Voice presents pianist Matthew McCright performing piano works from a diverse set of living composers: Kirsten Broberg, Kyong Mee Choi, Christopher Coleman, Sean Friar, Dorothy Hindman, Mike McFerron, Ingrid Stölzel, and Robert Voisey. Composer’s Voice showcases the works of living composers and its concert series has premiered over a thousand new works in New York City performed by hundreds of musicians.
Friday, November 22 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

THE PROCESSING SERIES PART I: MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WORDS CAN TELL | LUCY DHEGRAE
The first concert in Lucy Dhegrae’s The Processing Series, More Beautiful Than Words Can Tell, addresses the struggle to articulate an experience after trauma. It features the world premiere of Osnat Netzer’s Philomelos, which explores the “unspeakable” residual effects of trauma through the lens of Shakespeare’s character Lavinia, from Titus Andronicus. This premiere is accompanied by a collection of works that speak to these themes of communicative paralysis and explore the body’s ability to communicate beyond language: Jason Eckardt’s Dithyramb, Bethany Younge’s Her Disappearance, Maria Stankova’s Rapana, Vinko Globokar’s ?Corporel, and Caleb Burhans’s No.
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

NATE WOOLEY: SEVEN STOREY MOUNTAIN VI | BLANK FORMS
Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain is a seven-part song cycle for large ensemble intended to transmit a state of what Wooley has called “ecstaticism,” or a secular sense of communal emotional release and ecstatic joy tied to the experience of musicians completely engaged in their practice. Named after Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s 1948 autobiography (itself a reference to the mountain of purgatory in Dante’s Inferno), the piece echoes the struggles that led Merton to abandon a life of scholarship for spiritual matters, embracing the elation and eventual peace achieved through failure.
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10, $7.50 members
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 346 West 20th Street, New York, NY

HYPERCUBE + ICEBERG
Hypercube will join forces with composers from ICEBERG New Music for an hour-long pop-up concert featuring music by Drake Andersen, Victor Baez, Stephanie Ann Boyd, Alex Burtzos, Derek Cooper, Will Healy, and Harry Stafylakis.
Saturday, November 23 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3, 185 Orchard Street, New York, NY