NYC Calendar: October 2013

Highlight of the month: Erik Friedlander residency at the Stone.

Only selected performances are listed in our calendar.

WEDNESDAY, October 2

08:30 PM Jacque Demierre with guests

VENUE: Seeds

DETAILS:  Jacque Demierre – Piano, Andrea Parkins – Accordion, electronics


WEDNESDAY, October 2

8 PM Jenny Lin plays E# piano works

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Jenny Lin (piano) plays E# piano works including Oligosono, Suberrebus, and the world premiere of IX—for Iannis Xenakis


October 3 – 19

8 PM THEATER|Hoi Polloi: Beckett Solos


DETAILS: OBIE-winning resident theater company Hoi Polloi collaborates with venerable actress Lelia Goldoni, a pairing that began after Goldoni saw Hoi Polloi’s stage adaptation of John Cassavetes’ Shadows, the 1959 film that made her a fundamental figure in the birth of American independent cinema.

The production includes Footfalls, Rockaby and the radio play Cascando, with scenic design by OBIE-winner Mimi Lien, costume design by Oana Botez, lighting design by Yi Zhao and music by Steven Leffue.


SATURDAY, October 5


VENUE: Barbes

DETAILS: Irish singer Susan McKeown and Klezmatics vocalist Lorin Sklamberg, who won Grammys for their work on The Klezmatics’ Wonder Wheel draw from a common repertoire of Yiddish and Irish songs, accompanied by Erik Della Penna.


SATURDAY, October 5

7:00 PM, 9:30 PM Sun Ra Turns 100: Sun Ra Arkestra with Marshall Allen

VENUE:  Lincoln Center, The Allen Room

DETAILS: On the centenary of Sun Ra’s birth (1914-1993), we warmly welcome The Arkestra to The Allen Room for the first time. Sun Ra organized The Arkestra sixty years ago as a platform to render a vision that simultaneously drew on the ancient and the modern, incorporating elements of black vaudeville, modern dance, Egyptian cosmology, Eastern philosophy, numerology, surrealism, kitsch, and the Bible.


SUNDAY, October 6

3 PM  David Krakauer’s Acoustic Klezmer Quartet

VENUE: Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

DETAILS: David Krakauer’s Acoustic Klezmer Quartet: David Krakauer, Clarinet, Will Holshouser, Accordion, Nicki Parrott, Bass, Michael Sarin, Drums


THURSDAY, October 10

8:00 PM Composer Portraits – Georg Friedrich Haas

VENUE: Miller Theatre

DETAILS: Atthis, for soprano and 8 instruments (2009) Tria ex uno (2001) de terrae fine (2001)

ADMISSION: $25-$35

THURSDAY, October 10

8 PM In Order to Survive

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Rob Brown (alto sax) Lewis Barnes (trumpet) Cooper-Moore (piano) Hamid Drake (drums) William Parker (bass)


WEDNESDAY, October 16

7:00 PM ICE album release event: Xenakis chamber concertos on Mode Records


DETAILS: Charisma (Joshua Rubin, clarinet, Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello) Dikhthas (Erik Carlson, violin, Jacob Greenberg, piano) Paille in the Wind (Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello, Jacob Greenberg, piano)


WEDNESDAY, October 16

8 PM Claws & Wings (premiere)

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Erik Friedlander (cello)

This new work is written in memory of Erik’s late wife. He, along with his daughter, were left to ponder how to make sense of the loss, and how to move on. The music strongly resonates with Erik’s mind-set at the time: meditating on a life lost, regaining his balance, and then moving forward with optimism.


WEDNESDAY, October 16

10 PM Mass Cello

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Erik Friedlander (cello) Jeffrey Ziegler (cello) Greg Heffernen (cello) and many special guests

New and old works for multiple celli—this will be a fun night! Guests include Jeffrey Ziegler, Christopher Hoffman, Greg Heffernen, and others! Works by Julius Hemphill, Imogen Heap, Friedlander and Verdi.


THURSDAY, October 17

8:00 PM Cage100 Party Pieces

VENUE: Miller Theatre

DETAILS: This new, evening-length work brings together 125 short compositions by 125 different composers, written according to a compositional model created by Cage in 1945.

ADMISSION: $20-$30

FRIDAY, October 18

8 PM Chimera

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Erik Friedlander (cello) Chris Speed (clarinet) Andrew D’Angelo (bass clarinet) and a special guest bass player Friedlander’s first working band.

This amazing acoustic improvising quartet will reunite to perform for the first time since the late ’90s, performing works from Chimera (Avant) and The Watchman (Tzadik)…a mesmerizing tour through the dark corridors of modern jazz.


WEDNESDAY, October 23

8:00 PM MiND GAMeS: Maroney – Ilgenfritz – Niescier – Drury 4tet

VENUE: Roulette

DETAILS: Pianist Denman Maroney, bassist James Ilgenfritz, saxophonist Angelika Niescier, and percussionist Andrew Drury make up this unorthodox quartet that blends complex time fields with unusual textures and melodies. All four members contribute compositions, balanced with extended improvisations that might at any moment turn from melodious to ethereal.


FRIDAY, October 25

7:30 PM Krzysztof Penderecki @ symphony space

VENUE: Symphony Space

DETAILS: Leonard Nimoy Thalia performs Krzysztof Penderecki

ADMISSION: $20/$32

SUNDAY, October 27

8 and 10 PM  Cantorial Brass

VENUE: The Stone

DETAILS: Steven Bernstein & Frank London (trumpets, flugelhorn, alto horn) Jamie Saft (keyboards) Kenny Wollesen (drums, vibes, percussion)


MONDAY, October 28

7:30 PM  Up-close,  White Light Festival

VENUE: Manhattan Center, Grand Ballroom (Lincoln Center)

DETAILS: Kaori Yamagami, cello, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble: David Bowlin, violin, Michael Nicolas, cello, Jacob Greenberg, piano

Program: All–Michel van der Aa Program -Memo; Oog; Transit; Up-close (U.S. premiere)

ADMISSION: from $35

WEDNESDAY, October 30

8 PM Anthony Coleman, Michael Attias and Mike Pride

VENUE: Barbes

DETAILS: Anthony Coleman; Michael Attias – alto and baritone saxes and Mike Pride – drums.


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