NYC Calendar December 2019

SUNDAY, December 1
5 PM Taka Kigawa plays Feldman’s Triadic Memories (Second Annual Modern Piano (+) Festival)
Morton Feldman — Triadic Memories (1981)
VENUE: Spectrum

MONDAY, December 2
8:30 PM James Romig’s STILL
Ashlee Mack (solo piano)
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, December 3
8:30 PM Sylvie Courvoisier and Mary Halvorson
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Mary Halvorson (guitar)
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, December 3
7 pm Resonant City: Venice
Madrigals for cello, choir, and city
by Andrea Liberovici
Wick Simmons, cello; Fractio Modi, vocal quartet
VENUE: The Italian Academy

TUESDAY, December 3
7:30 PM Kafka Fragments

Ah Young Hong, soprano
Jacob Ashworth, violin
György Kurtág (b. 1926)
Kafka Fragments, Op. 24 (1985-1987)
VENUE: Spectrum

TUESDAY, December 3
9 PM elliott sharp & frances-marie uitti
Elliott Sharp (Guitar), Frances Marie Uitti (cello)
VENUE: Bar Lunatico (486 Halsey St, Brooklyn)

WEDNESDAY, December 4
7 PM Elliott Sharp (Guitar), Frances Marie Uitti (cello), Mark Feldman (violin), Ayman Fanous (guitar)
VENUE: Spectrum

THURSDAY, December 5
8pm Composer Portraits: Bright Sheng
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
Bright Sheng piano, conductor
Clearwater Rhapsody (2018)
Deep Red (2014)
Dance Capriccio (2011)
String Quartet No. 4 “Silent Temple” (2000)
VENUE: Miller Theatre
ADMISSION: from $20

December 5–January 10
Various times: Judgment Day
A Park Avenue Armory Production
By Ödön von Horváth, Adapted by Christopher Shinn, Directed by Richard Jones
Paul Steinberg, Set Design
Mimi Jordan Sherin, Lighting Design
Antony McDonald, Costume Design
Daniel Kluger, Original Music and Sound Design
Drew Levy, Sound Design
Anjali Mehra, Movement Director
VENUE: Park Avenue Armory
ADMISSION: from $55

FRIDAY, December 6
7PM + 9PM Phyllis Chen, Work-in-Progress
This work-in-progress examines the intersection between traditional Shodo calligraphy performance and live music and is created in collaboration with shodo artist Masako Inkyo and choreographer/dancer Jodi Melnick.
VENUE: Rudolf Nureyev Studio Baryshnikov Arts Center

FRIDAY, December 6
8 PM Charmaine Lee: Laminals Iii With Tyshawn Sorey & Ikue Mori
VENUE: ISSUE Project Room
ADMISSION: Free ($10 suggested donation)

SATURDAY, December 7
7:30 PM Sō Percussion and Friends
A Percussion Century
Varèse, Ionisation
Chávez, Largo from Toccata for Percussion Instruments
Beyer, March for 30 Percussion Instruments
Cage, Third Construction
Xenakis, “Peaux” from Pléïades
David Lang Part 3 from the so-called laws of nature
Steve Reich Clapping Music
Dan Trueman “120bpm” from neither Anvil nor Pulley
Julia Wolfe Forbidden Love (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
VENUE: Zankel Hall
ADMISSION: $38-$48

TUESDAY, December 10
8:00 pm Judith Berkson and Ordinary Affects
Judith Berkson – voice, accordion, piano
Mick Barr – guitar
JPA Falzone – percussion, keyboards
Laura Cetilia – cello
Morgan Evans-Weiler – violin
Jordan Dykstra – viola
Luke Damrosch – percussion TBA

VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $18/$25

TUESDAY, December 10
8:30 PM Improvisations
Ikue Mori (solo electronics) John Zorn (sax) Zeena Parkins (harp) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) and special guests
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, December 12
7:30pm Karuna: Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph, Alexis Marcelo
Hamid Drake (percussion)
Adam Rudolph (percussion)
Alexis Marcelo (piano)
VENUE: David Rubinstein Lincoln Center Atrium (Broadway between W 62nd and W 63rd, NYC)

THURSDAY, December 12
8:30 PM Trio
Ikue Mori (electronics) Brian Marsala (keyboards) Ches Smith (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, December 13
8:30 Mahobin Trio with Nate Wooley
Ikue Mori (electronics) Satoko Fujii (piano) Kappamaki (trumpet) Nate Wooley (trumpet)

VENUE: The Stone

SATURDAY, December 14
8PM John Zorn: Heaven and Earth Magick
Steve Gosling: piano
Sae Hashimoto: vibes
Jorge Roeder: bass
Tyshawn Sorey: drums
Descent Into The Maelstrom
Acephale (World Premiere)
Konx Om Pax
VENUE: Roulette

SUNDAY, December 15
3 PM Kathleen Supové/Exploding Piano (Second Annual Modern Piano (+) Festival)
Kathleen Supové’s Exploding Piano -“No More Than A Flash Of Lightning” by Randall Woolf, for piano, shakuhachi, and banjo.
+James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi, and James Moore, banjo
VENUE: Spectrum

SUNDAY, December 15
8:30 PM Matt Mitchell (Second Annual Modern Piano (+) Festival)
VENUE: Spectrum

MONDAY, December 16
8pm Brandon Lopez: sun burns out your eyes
Brandon Lopez (bass, compositions), Gerald Cleaver (drums), Cecilia Lopez (electronics), and Steve Baczkowski (saxophone).
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $18/$25

WEDNESDAY, December 18
8 p.m. The S.E.M. Ensemble: Music As Situation
Ian Davis: Three Movements for Ensemble (2019) (World Premiere)
Petr Kotik: Tubamirum (2019) (World Premiere)
Judith Berkson: Partial Memories Part III (2019) (U.S. Premiere)
John Cage: Cheap Imitation( 1969)
Sean Kiley: ancient cascades (2019) (U.S. Premiere)
Petr Kotik: Torso (String Quartet No. 2) (2012)
VENUE: Paula Cooper Gallery (524 W 26th St, NYC)

WEDNESDAY, December 18
9PM Andrea Parkins
VENUE: Experimental Intermedia

FRIDAY, December 20
7PM Terry Riley Live at 85
Interpretations on Standards for Solo Piano
Terry Riley (piano)
Mandala Miniatures for Saxophone Quartet
Travis Laplante
Dan Blake
Caroline Davis
Scott Robinson
John Zorn and Terry Riley
Tread on the Trail
Gyan Riley (guitar)
David Cossin (drums)
Greg Chudzik (bass)
Caroline Davis (saxophone)
Travis Laplante (saxophone)
Nathan Koci (accordion)
VENUE: pioneer works

Friday, December 20
8PM The Stone Series: Ches Smith Quartet
Ches Smith Quartet:
Mary Halvorson (guitar), Liberty Ellman (guitar), Nick Dunston (bass), Ches Smith (drums, percussion, electronics)
VENUE: happylucky no.1

SATURDAY, December 21
7PM Terry Riley Live at 85
Terry Riley (piano)
Gyan Riley (guitar)
A Rainbow in Curved Air
Ensemble of special guest musicians to be announced
VENUE: pioneer works

SATURDAY, December 28
8:00 PM The Stone Series: JIM BLACK with Mazz Swift & Sylvie Courvoisier
Jim Black (drums, laptop)
Mazz Swift (violin, voice)
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
VENUE: happyluckyno1

Monday, December 30
9pm Tom Rainey, Ingrid Laubrock, Mary Halvorson
Ingrid Laubrock, saxophone
Mary Halvorson, guitar
Tom Rainey, drums
VENUE: Bar Lunatico (486 Halsey St, Brooklyn)

2 thoughts on “NYC Calendar December 2019

  1. how come you publish the calendar for a month on or after the first day of the month? no one’s getting the benefit of the dec 1 listings for this calendar, and even if it had been posted on dec 1 rather than dec 2 it would be pretty short notice. is it possible to do it the week before or something?

    • a lot of venues in brooklyn confirm their events towards the end of the month, so publishing much earlier we would miss events. we do our best with timing. thank you for reading!

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