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April 2017

Bridging the Gap: Music by composers from the Yale School of Music

April 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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$29

Bridging the Gap IV Panel discussion at 7PM, followed by concert Music by and conversation with composers from the Yale School of Music: William Gardiner, Paul Kerekes, David Lang, Hannah Lash, Daniel Schlosberg, and Christopher Theofanidis Moderated by Robert Sirota About the Series  Bridging the Gap, created by National Sawdust Curator Robert Sirota, is a series of concerts of chamber, choral, and solo compositions that explore the student/teacher and mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers. The series will emphasize the influences…

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May 2017

The Music of John Luther Adams

May 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleeker Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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$15

*Featuring a pre-concert talk with John Luther Adams* Program will feature John Luther Adams’ Among Red Mountains for solo piano; Nunataks for solo piano; Red Arc/Blue Veil for piano and percussion; and Four Thousand Holes for piano, percussion, and electronics.

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Death of Classical Music: the Crypt Sessions with Cellist Joshua Roman

May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of the Intercession, 550 W 155th St.
New York, NY 10032 United States
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$75

The Long Version: You might have been one of the millions to watch Joshua Roman’s post-election Bach Cello Suite performance (livestreamed on the Facebook page of TED, where Josh acts as a Senior Fellow). Either way, you should spend more time with this mind-boggling talented cellist/composer/curator, and we’re pleased offer you that opportunity on May 3, 2017, as Josh descends into the Crypt for a solo cello recital entitled Riding Light. The music begins in darkness with Bach’s spare, haunting…

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Bang on a Can Marathon 30th Anniversary

May 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Bang on a Can comes to Brooklyn with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2017 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 8 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists. 2017 BANG ON A CAN MARATHON SCHEDULE (subject to change): 2pm Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars 3:30pm…

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Joshua Roman, Cello

May 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Loreto Theater, Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10012 United States
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$35

Cellist Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer and curator, and was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015. with Andrius Žlabys, piano Program Debussy: SonataBeethoven: Sonata in A majorRoman/Zlabys: Only Once: An ImprovisationMessiaen: Louange à l'éternité de JésusJanacek: PohadkaPärt: Fratres Piazzolla: Grand Tango

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John Luther Adams Residency

May 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, 10025-6990
New York, 10025-6990 United States
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$15

Described by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross as “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century,” John Luther Adams is a composer whose music and cultural worldview is inspired by nature and environmental concerns. Adams curates a week-long project that draws on his broad cultural interests with performances of his music at various locations on the Upper West Side, as well as a literary event, piano recital, and documentary film screening. Lisa Moore performs a special program…

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John Luther Adams Residency

May 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Michael’s Church, Amsterdam Ave at 100th Street
New York, NY United States
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$25

CANTICLES OF THE HOLY WIND THE CROSSING & DONALD NALLY (MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR) FRI, MAY 12 | 7:30PM Presented in a beautiful, acoustically resonant sacred space on the Upper West Side, Canticles of the Holy Wind is a concert-length work for 32 singers. This concert coincides with the release of the premiere recording on Cantaloupe Records.

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FREE: Ten Thousand Birds

May 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Morningside Park, W 114th Street and Morningside Avenue
New York, NY United States
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FREE

An enchanting outdoor performance of John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds, in its New York premiere by the commissioning ensemble, Alarm Will Sound with music director Alan Pierson. For this immersive work, performers are situated throughout Morningside Park, playing material based on the songs of birds native to the eastern hardwood forest.   Alarm Will Sound is a 20-member band committed to innovative performances and recordings of today’s music. They have established a reputation for performing demanding music with energetic…

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Philip Glass

May 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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FREE

A survey of Philip Glass's iconic opera and film music, performed by one of the composer's greatest interpreters. Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of today’s most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre on select evenings. For more than 40 years, Michael Riesman has been celebrated as one of the great interpreters and performers of Philip Glass’s music, performing his works in concert and on screen. Glass himself has acknowledged Riesman as “a genius.” Joined by Doug…

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June 2017

Make Music Day!

June 21, 2017
FREE

NPR Describes it as "A sonic street party thrown on a totally outsize scale." It's a day to celebrate music in every conceivable style, created by anyone to celebrate the pleasures of music making together. There will be thousands of performances all across the city. Some are professional, others are massive participatory events (Mass Appeal) for musicians of all abilities. There have been site-specific performances (trombones on the lake in Central Park, 99 percussionists in Morningside Heights Park, percussionists using…

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