NYC calendar February 2018

Highlight of the month: The Stone’s last month at Ave C and 2nd street

48227_original Rothenberg, Parker, Zorn at The Stone 2009 (photo: Alex Minkin)

Lou Reed at the Stone, 2008 Lou Reed at the Stone, 2008 (photo: Alex Minkin)

Carla Kihlstedt , Shahzad Ismaily, Matthias Bossi at The Stone, October 3, 2012

Pauline Oliveros, The Stone, February 26th 2012


FRIDAY, February 2
7 PM Benjamin Sung, violin: Schnittke, Berio, Maderna; 6 Caprices by Sciarrino

VENUE: Spectrum

SATURDAY, February 3
8PM Julius Eastman: Trumpet (1970)
7PM  pre-show talk at 7pm with Mary Jane Leach, Christopher McIntyre, Clarice Jensen and Julian Otis on Eastman’s scores.
TILT Brass with Christopher McIntyre
Gareth Flowers, Jaimie Branch, Wayne du Maine, Sam Jones, Tim Leopold, Hugo Moreno, Nate Wooley, Chris McIntyre (director)
Score transcribed by Chris McIntyre.
Julius Eastman: Macle (1971)
Julius Eastman: Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc (1981)
Julian Terrell Otis
Julius Eastman: The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc (1981)

American Contemporary Music Ensemble
Clarice Jensen (director)
Score transcribed by Clarice Jensen.
VENUE: The Kitchen

FRIDAY, February 2 – SUNDAY, February 4
3:00 and 7:30 PM
the whisper opera by David Lang
performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
VENUE: Skirball Center at NYU

MONDAY, February 5
7: 30 PM Ecstatic Music Festival: Kronos Quartet & Face The Music
Kronos Quartet and youth new music ensemble Face the Music
new works written for Kronos’ “Fifty for the Future” project
VENUE: Kaufman Music Center

TUESDAY, February 6
8:30 PM Mike Nicolas (cello), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Ches Smith (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, February 6
9:30 PM Premature Burial, Chadbourne/Walter/Dahl Trio, Jaimie Branch
Premature Burial: Peter Evans (trumpet), Matt Nelson(tenor sax), Dan Peck(tuba)
Chadbourne/Walter/Dahl trio- Eugene Chadbourne (guitar), Weasel Walter (drums), Tim Dahl (bass)
Jaimie Branch solo
VENUE: Muchmore’s

WEDNESDAY, February 7
8:30 PM Chris Corsano (drums), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, February 8
7:30 PM Nico Muhly and Friends Investigate the Glass Archive
Nico Muhly, Piano
Estelí Gomez, Soprano
Caroline Shaw, Vocals and Violin
Laurie Anderson, Vocals
Nadia Sirota, Viola
Alex Sopp, Flute
Lisa Kaplan, Piano
Chris Thompson, Percussion
VENUE: Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
ADMISSION: From $66 to $76

THURSDAY, February 8
8 PM The Brecht Series: Nate Wooley/ Chris Pitsiokos/ Brandon Lopez/Dre Hocevar
VENUE: Vital Joint, Brooklyn, 109 Meserole St

THURSDAY, February 8
8:30 PM Mark Feldman (violin), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, February 9
7PM PM Schubert’s song cycle “Die Winterreise reimagined

Theo Bleckmann voice, Uri Caine, piano, Ice Theatre of New York
Theo Bleckmann, performs Schubert’s song cycle “Die Winterreise” as reimagined by himself and pianist Uri Caine. In a first for National Sawdust, the venue will be turned into an ice skating rink, as ice skaters from the Ice Theatre of New York complement the music with a wintry experience over synthetic ice, led by their artistic director Moira North.
VENUE: National Sawdust

FRIDAY, February 9
8:30 PM Mephista
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Ikue Mori (electronics), Susie Ibarra (drums), special guest Jim Staley (trombone)
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, February 9
8:30 & 10:00 PM  Bassdrumbone
Mark Helias, bass; Gerry Hemingway, drums;  Ray Anderson, trombone
VENUE: Cornelia Street Cafe
ADMISSION: $10 cover plus $15 minimum

SATURDAY, February 10 
8 PM Jim Black Trio plays Greenwich House Music School
Jim Black (percussion), Elias Stemeseder (piano), Thomas Morgan (bass)
Feb. 10: Jim Black Trio
VENUE: Greenwich House Music School
ADMISSION: $20 ($15 for students & seniors)

SATURDAY, February 10
9PM Eugene Chadbourne, Shelley Hirsch, David Watson + Talibam!
VENUE: Wonders Of Nature, 131 Grand Street, Brooklyn

SATURDAY, February 10, SUNDAY, February 11
8:30 PM Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Kenny Wollesen (drums), Drew Gress (bass), special guest Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) on 2/11
Album Release Concert – D’ AGALA-on Intakt Records
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, February 13
10:30 PM Michael Formanek Quartet
Tony Malaby, saxophone; Kris Davis, piano; Michael Formanek, bass/compositions; Ches Smith, drums
VENUE: Korzo

THURSDAY, February 15
7:30 PM Ecstatic Music Festival: Bang On A Can
People’s Commissioning
Fund Concert
World premieres by George Lewis and Angélica Negrón, plus a new look at “historic” PCF-commissioned pieces by Pamela Z, Annea Lockwood, Lukas Ligeti and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore
VENUE: Kaufman Music Center

THURSDAY, February 15
8:00 PM Laurie Anderson
VENUE: The Town Hall

THURSDAY, February 15
8:30 PM LES Elegy 3: Oriental Shtetl — Shekhina Big Band
Anthony Coleman (piano), Michael Winograd (clarinet), Steve Dalachinsky (poet), Justin Mullens, Pamela Fleming, Steve Gluzband, Rob Henke (trumpets) Brian Drye, Matt Haviland, Curtis Hasselbring, Reut Regev (trombones), Matt Darriau, Lynn Ligammari, Greg Wall, James Brandon Lewis, Norbert Stachel (saxes) Ches Smith (drums) Mathias Kunzli (percussion) Brian Glassman (bass)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, February 15
8:30 PM Craig Taborn and Kris Davis: pianos
VENUE: Issue project room

FRIDAY, February 16
8PM  Philip Glass Ensemble: Music with Changing Parts
Program: Philip Glass, Music with Changing Parts
Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble
Michael Riesman, Conductor
San Francisco Girls Chorus
Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Conductor
Students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
VENUE: Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage)
ADMISSION: $14.50 – $95

FRIDAY, February 16
John Zorn’s Bagatelles Double Bill
8:30 PM Harris Eisenstadt Trio — Chris DIngman (vibes), Trevor Dunn (bass), Harris Eisenstadt (drums)
and ASMODEUS — Marc Ribot (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (drums), John Zorn (conductor)
VENUE: The Stone at The New School

SATURDAY, February 17
John Zorn’s Bagatelles Double Bill
8:30 PM Hollenberg – Millevoi Quartet
Matt Hollenberg (guitar), Nick Millevoi (guitar), Johnny DeBlase (bass), Kenny Grohowski (drums)
and ASMODEUS — Marc Ribot (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums), John Zorn (conductor)
VENUE: The Stone at The New School

WEDNESDAY, February 21
7:30 pm Talea Ensemble
Luigi Nono’s “La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura” (1988-1989) for violin and 8-channel electronics
Karen Kim, violin,
David Adamcyk, live electronics
with a newly commissioned essay by Paul Griffiths
VENUE: The Italian Academy

THURSDAY, February 22
7: 30 PM Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
Program: O. Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time (1941)
Joshua Rubin, clarinet,
Geoff Nuttall, violin,
Christopher Costanza, cello,
Sarah Rothenberg, piano
Conceived and Directed by Sarah Rothenberg
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
VENUE: Baryshnikov Art Center
ADMISSION: Tickets: $25

THURSDAY, February 22
8:00 PM Erik Friedlander
VENUE: Russ And Daughters Cafe

THURSDAY, February 22
8:30 PM John Zorn Improv Night — A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax), Joe Morris (guitar), Nels Cline (guitar), Laurie Anderson (violin, electronics), Jeff Ziegler (cello), Mike Nicolas (cello), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Laura Ortman (violin), Anthony Coleman (piano) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, February 23
8:30 PM John Zorn Improv Night — A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax), Kris Davis (piano), Okkyung Lee (cello), Ches Smith (vibes), Tim Keiper (percussion), Wendy Eisenberg (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass), Mark Helias (bass), Susie Ibarra (drums) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone

SATURDAY, February 24
8:30 PM John Zorn Improv Night — A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax), Erik Friedlander (cello), Uri Caine (piano), Louie Belogenis (sax), Jim Staley (trombone), Ned Rothenberg (reeds), Jay Campbell (cello), Brian Chase (drums), Billy Martin (percussion) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone

SUNDAY, February 25
8:30 PM John Zorn Improv Night — A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax), Marty Ehrlich (reeds), Maria Grand (sax), Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet), Taylor Levine (guitar), Miles Okazaki (guitar), Zeena Parkins (harp), Sam Kulik (trombone), Will Greene (guitar), Simon Hanes (bass), Aaron Edgcomb (drums) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone

WEDNESDAY, February 28
7PM PM John Zorn Presents The Stone Commissioning Series: Craig Taborn
VENUE: National Sawdust


Quintavant in New York

THURSDAY, January 11, 2018
7 PM, Spectrum
Admission: $15

~first set~
A leading experimental guitarist from Rio de Janeiro Marcos Campello and New York avant-garde poet Steve Dalachinsky celebrate their LP release.

~second set~
Marcos Campello (guitar), Aaron Novik (reeds), Max Johnson (bass), Dina Maccabee (voice/violin)
Brazilian spirit possession documentary from Híbridos project by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon

Campello’s main project Chinese Cookie Poets is at the center of a new experimental-music scene in Rio de Janeiro, associated with the label Quintavant / QTV and the club Audio Rebel. As music critic Clifford Allen noted, their Danza Cava album is “a wonderful, cherished document of genre-busting brazilian free music.”

Poet Steve Dalachinsky occupies a unique place in the jazz firmament: he writes poetry inspired by jazz, he performs and records with jazz musicians and he has supplied liner notes for numerous artists including multi-intrumentalist Anthony Braxton, drummer Rashied Ali and pianist Matthew Shipp.

American composer, clarinetist and bandleader based in San Francisco. Novik’s album Secrets of Secrets was released on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records as part of the Radical Jewish Culture Series and was hailed by The Jewish Week as “richly textured and eclectic avant-klez” for its use of the 13th century sacred Kabbalah texts of Rabbi Eleazar of Worms.

DINA MACCABEE (voice/violin)
Dina uses experimental, traditional, and improvisational approaches to viola and violin and creative songwriting. She worked with Julia Holter, Carla Bozulich, Vienna Teng, Ramon & Jessica, Beth Custer, and Real Vocal String Quartet and recorded three albums of original music.

Max Johnson is a bassist, composer and bandleader based in New York City. Known for his big sound, eclectic style and prolific output, Johnson has made a name in both the jazz and improvised music world, playing with legendary luminaries Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Muhal Richard Abrams, among others. “The deep, rattling sound that Max Johnson elicits from an upright bass is more than a calling card” – Nate Chinen, The New York Times.


Poster by Aaron Novik

QUINTAVANT (Portuguese – avant-garde on Thursdays) is a weekly series of Brazilian experimental music in Rio De Janeiro.

Past events

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Captured by the Spirit: Reflections on Trance Experience
7 PM, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop


Photo by Konstantine Lunarine

Steve Dalachinsky (poetry),  Aaron Novik (clarinet) 
Asmaa Guedira (words), Vincent Moon (films), Konstantine Lunarine (photography)
In cooperation with Ticún Brasil

Saturday, August 6, 2016
Marcos Campello, Okkyung Lee
7:30 PM, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts


Photo by Alex Minkin

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Simon Nabatov and Gerald Cleaver
7 PM, Spectrum

photo © Peter Gannushkin

Saturday, August 3, 2013
Soema Montenegro
10:30 PM, Nublu
Jorge Sottile – drum and bandoneon
Marcos Cifuentes – bass
Edu Herrera – guitar
US debut of Argentinean singer Soema Montenegro, known for an intense, dramatic, and innovative style that has drawn comparisons to Yma Sumac and Meredith Monk. Her music is so sensual and overwhelming, that it sometimes seems perilously close to madness.
Soema is a nerd. A magician. A wise woman. A child. A surrealistic poet. A healer.’ – Vincent Moon.

Sunday, September 9, 2012 
Axel Dörner, Okkyung Lee, Phil Minton, C Spencer Yeh
8 PM, FB Gallery


NYC Calendar January 2018

Highlights of the month:
our special event on January 11 – Campello/Dalachinsky/Novik/Maccabee/Johnson
Ken Vandermark’s Stone Residency January 2-7, and Audrey Chen Duo: Voices January 20

TUESDAY, January 2
8:30 PM Ken Vandermark, Solo reeds
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, January 2
9 and 10:30 PM Broken Shadows w/ TIM BERNE, saxophone; CHRIS SPEED, saxophone; REID ANDERSON, bass; DAVE KING, drums
VENUE: Korzo

WEDNESDAY, January 3
8:30 PM Ikue Mori (laptop, electronics) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, January 4
8:30 PM Kris Davis (piano) Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) Ken Vandermark (reeds)

VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, January 4
9 PM Wooley/Lopez/Foster /Bennett
Nate Wooley – trumpet
Brandon Lopez – bass
Michael Foster – saxophone
​Ben Bennett – drums
VENUE: Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Center
ADMISSION:$15- $25

FRIDAY, January 5
8:30 PM Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Tom Rainey (drums) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
VENUE: The Stone

SATURDAY, January 6
8:30 PM William Parker (bass) Ken Vandermark (reeds)
VENUE: The Stone

SUNDAY, January 7
8:30 PM Terrie Ex (guitar) Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) Norwegian guest (bass) Ken Vandermark (reeds)

VENUE: The Stone

WEDNESDAY, January 10
9 PM Songs for a free world
William Parker – bass
Rob Brown – alto sax
Jason Kao Hwang – violin
Melanie Dyer – viola
Gerald Cleaver – drums
​Fay Victor – voice
VENUE: Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Center
ADMISSION:$15- $25

THURSDAY, January 11
7 PM Campello/Dalachinsky/Novik/Maccabee/Johnson
First set:
Marcos Campello guitar, Steve Dalachinsky – poetry
Second set:
Marcos Campello, guitar + Aaron Novik, reeds + Max Johnson, bass + Dina Maccabee, voice/violin + Brazilian spirit possesion videos (Vincent Moon:
VENUE: Spectrum

THURSDAY, January 11
7:30 PM Roomful of Teeth
Caroline Shaw Partita for 8 Voices
Ambrose Akinmusire  a promise in the stillness (NY Premiere)
Tigran Hamasyan  Ser Aravote(NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
VENUE: Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall)
ADMISSION: $35 to $45

FRIDAY, January 12
7:40 PM Ches Smith’s We All Break (a part of Winter Jazz Fest, January 12 Marathon)
VENUE: New School Jazz Building 5th Floor Theater (55 West 13th Street)
ADMISSION: $175 for festival pass

SATURDAY, January 13
7:40 PM  Sylvie Courvoisier Mark Feldman DUO
(a part of Winter Jazz Fest, January 13 Marathon)
VENUE: New School Jazz Building 5th Floor Theater (55 West 13th Street)
ADMISSION: $175 for festival pass

SATURDAY, January 13
8:30 PM Okkyung Lee (cello) Chris Corsano (drums) Ches Smith (drums)
VENUE: The Stone at New School

SUNDAY, January 14
7 PM Ravi Coltrane presents Universal Consciousness: Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane
a part of Winter Jazz Fest
VENUE: Le Poisson Rouge
ADMISSION: $35- $45

TUESDAY, January 16
7:30 PM Anton Batagov + Attacca Quartet
Anton Batagov: Different Things for piano, string quartet, double bass, and four voices (2017) (World Premiere)
L. van Beethoven: String Quartet op. 18 no. 6 (1800)
VENUE: Baryshnikov Arts Center

FRIDAY, January 19
7:30 PM Four Simultaneous Soloists
Maria Chavez – Turntables
David Grubbs – Electric Guitar
Sarah Hennies – Vibraphone
C. Spencer Yeh – Violin and Voice
VENUE: Pioneer Works

FRIDAY, January 19
9 PM  Kronos Quartet
Steve Reich  Pendulum Music
Smith “The Star-Spangled Banner” (arr. Stephen Prutsman and Kronos Quartet)
Trad. “The House of the Rising Sun” (arr. Jacob Garchik)
Stacy Garrop  Glorious Mahalia (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Ken Benshoof  Odds and Ends
Gershwin “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess (arr. Jacob Garchik)
Zachary J. Watkins  Peace Be Till (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
VENUE: Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall)
ADMISSION: $62 to $72

SATURDAY, January 20
8 PM Audrey Chen Duo: Voices
minton.chen_.warsaw-1-780x525Audrey Chen, Voice + Suprise guest, Voice
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $15/$20
SATURDAY, January 20
7.30 PM + 9.30 PM Tom Rainey Obbligato Album Release Concert
Ralph Alessi – trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock – saxophone
Kris Davis – piano
Drew Gress – bass
VENUE: Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $10 -$35

SUNDAY, January 21
4 PM ICE Presents: The Music of Nicole Mitchell, Lu Wang, Okkyung Lee, and More!
VENUE: National Sawdust
ADMISSION: $25-$35

TUESDAY, January 23
6 PM Pop-Up Concerts: Eric Huebner and Steven Beck
György Ligeti  Three Pieces for two pianos (1976)
Steve Reich Piano Phase (1967)
Pierre Boulez Structures I (1952)
Eric Huebner piano
Steven Beck piano
VENUE: Miller Theatre at Columbia University

THURSDAY, January 25
8 PM Trio Klaritas: Voices in Common Time
Nico Muhly Common Ground
Anna Pidgorna Like doves with grey wings embracing
Pierre Jalbert Piano Trio No. 1
Martin Bresnick Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano
VENUE: Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall)

THURSDAY, January 25
8:30 PM Tony Malaby (sax) Kris Davis (piano) Eric Revis (bass) Chad Taylor (drums)
VENUE: Stone

SATURDAY, January 27
9 PM Matthew Shipp Trio, Roscoe Mitchell: The Free Jazz Movement
Matthew Shipp Trio
Michael Bisio, Bass
Newman Taylor Baker, Drums
Matthew Shipp, Piano
Roscoe Mitchell, Saxophone
VENUE: Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall)
ADMISSION: $32 to $52

Sunday, January 28
2 PM American Symphony Orchestra
Hollow Victory: Jews in Soviet Russia after the World War
WEINBERG  Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes
WEINBERG Symphony No. 5
FLEYSHMAN  Rothschild’s Violin (completed by Shostakovich)
VENUE: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage (Carnegie Hall)
ADMISSION: $12.50 to $55

SUNDAY, January 28
4 PM Fresh Squeezed Opera Presents: Kate Soper’s Here Be Sirens
Victoria Benson, soprano, “Polyxo”
Claire Myers McCormick, soprano, “Peitho”
Devony Smith, soprano, “Phaino”
VENUE: National Sawdust
ADMISSION: $25-$35

SUNDAY, January 28
8PM Julius Eastman: Crazy Evil Gay
Julius Eastman: Evil Nigger (1979)
Adam Tendler, Dynasty Battles, Michelle Cann, and Joseph Kubera, pianos
Julius Eastman: Gay Guerilla (1979)
Version for electric guitar ensemble scored by Dustin Hurt.
Julius Eastman: Crazy Nigger (1979)
Adam Tendler, Dynasty Battles, Michelle Cann, and Joseph Kubera, pianos
VENUE: The Knockdown Center

TUESDAY, January 30
10:30 PM Ethan Iverson, piano
VENUE: Korzo

NYC Calendar December 2017

Highlights of the month: The Stone Residencies – NED ROTHENBERG and MAKIGAMI KOICHI

SATURDAY, December 2
7PM Konceptions Music Series 500th Show and Fundraiser
Nine Doors – Jen Shyu: vocals, Taiwanese moon lute, Korean gayageum and soribuk drum, Japanese biwa, piano, dance, sound design, choreography, Timorese gong and Korean gong (gwaenggwari)
Ravi Coltrane Trio:
Ravi Coltrane, saxophone
Leon Boykins, bass
Allan Mednard, drums
Sun Of Goldfinger:
Tim Berne, saxophone
David Torn, guitar
Ches Smith, drums
VENUE: The Auditorium (66 West 12th Street, New York)
ADMISSION: $25-125

SATURDAY, December 2
8PM Fragility: An Exploration of Polyrhythms
A live work-in-progress and interactive game that explores interpretations of polyrhythms through music, dance, physics, and technology, created by composer/drummer Susie Ibarra.
VENUE: Pioneer Works

SATURDAY, December 2
8:30PM Too Many Guitars
Jon Madof (guitar) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Ty Citerman (guitar)
VENUE: Stone

SUNDAY, December 3
7 PM Aaron Novik / Patrick Holmes / Thomas Heberer (Clarinet / B-flat Clarinet / Trumpet)
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery

SUNDAY, December 3
8 PM ACFNY Presents: Ensemble SD’s Breaking News
Johannes Kreidler (1980) – Charts Music
George Lewis (1952) – New Work
Oxana Omelchuk (1975) – wow and flutter
Caitlin Smith (1983) – Wie schön ist es zu leben
Christoph Walder (1967) – vozmozhnost
John Zorn (1953) – Ceremonial Magic
VENUE: Roulette

TUESDAY, December 5
8PM Jeremiah Cymerman: Systema Munditotius
Jeremiah Cymerman – Clarinet
Patrick Holmes – Clarinet
Matt Bauder – Clarinet
Aaron Novik – Clarinet
Brian Chase – Percussion
Russell Greenberg – Percussion
VENUE: Roulette

TUESDAY, December 5
8:30 PM Ned Rothenberg with MIVOS QUARTET
Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, sax) MIVOS QUARTET Olivia De Prato, Lauren Cauley (violins) Victor Lowrie (viola) Mariel Roberts (cello)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, December 7
7:30 PM Janine Jansen and Friends
Janine Jansen, Violin
Lucas Debargue, Piano
Martin Fröst, Clarinet
Torleif Thedéen, Cello
BARTÓK  Contrasts
MESSIAEN  Quartet for the End of Time
VENUE: Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall)
ADMISSION: $50 – $60

THURSDAY, December 7
8PM From Monteverdi to Bergman
TENET will perform works by Monteverdi, and soprano Lucy Shelton will perform a work by Luciano Berio, followed by a short dance film collaboration by Ingmar Bergman and Donya Feuer, “De Fördömda Kvinnornas Dans”
A part of Monteverdi at 450: Experiments in Sound, Image, and Movement
VENUE: The Italian Academy

THURSDAY, December 7
8PM The S.E.M. Ensemble  presents Music by Cage, Kotik, and Eastman: 1972-2017
John Cage: Song Books I, II (1970)
Petr Kotik: There is Singularly Nothing (1971-72)
Julius Eastman: Macle (1971-72)
Kamala Sankaram, Jeffrey Gavett, Jake Ingbar, Adrian Rosas, Nathan Repasz (voice soloists); Petr Kotik (flute, voice); Christopher McIntyre (trombone, voice); Will Lang (trombone, voice)
VENUE: Paula Cooper Gallery (NYC) (521 West 21st Street)

THURSDAY, December 7
8 PM Triumph of Art
American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, Conductor
Grażyna Bacewicz – Music for Strings, Trumpets, and Percussion
Bohuslav Martinů – Symphony No. 6, Fantaisies symphoniques
Grażyna Bacewicz – Violin Concerto No. 7
Alfred Schnittke – Symphony No. 5
Conductor’s Notes Q&A at 7 PM
VENUE: Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
ADMISSION: $25-$40

FRIDAY, December 8
7:30 PM Reflected in Glass—Philip Glass and the Next Generation
American Composers Orchestra
Pauchi Sasaki Gama Xvi for Orchestra and Electronics (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Bryce Dessner  Réponse Lutosławski(NY Premiere)
Philip Glass Violin Concerto No. 2, “The American Four Seasons”
VENUE: Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall)
ADMISSION: $41- $51

FRIDAY, December 8
8:30 PM Ned Rothenberg and John Zorn—SOLOS AND DUOS

Ned Rothenberg, John Zorn (saxes)
VENUE: The Stone

SATURDAY, December 9
7 PM Tanya Tagaq and Jeffrey Zeigler
Tanya Tagaq (voice), Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)
VENUE: National Sawdust

SATURDAY, December 9
7PM  Kamikaze Ground Crew
8PM  The Jazz Passengers

9pm  The Microscopic Septet
VENUE: The Kitchen

SATURDAY, December 9
8PM Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa: Celebrating Philip Glass
Two of Philip Glass’ closest collaborators and friends, Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa, perform an all-Glass recital of music for two pianos and piano four-hands.
The program includes the two-piano suite from Glass’ opera Les Enfants Terribles, a selection of music for piano-four hands including “The Chase” from Orphée, the New York premiere of the musical interlude from The Voyage, and “Stokes,” as well as Glass’ dynamic “Four Movements for Two Pianos.”
VENUE: Roulette

SATURDAY, December 9
8:30 PM Oscar Noriega Quartet
Oscar Noriega- drums
Eva Novoa- piano
Simon Willson- bass
Tim Berne- alto sax

VENUE: Ibeam

SUNDAY, December 10
8:30 PM Ned Rothenberg with Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier
Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, sax) Mark Feldman (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, December 12
8:30 PM Mark Feldman, Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier, Tom Rainey
Mark Feldman (violin), Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Sylvie Courvoisier (piano), Tom Rainey (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

WEDNESDAY, December 13
7 PM Nels Cline – Larry Ochs – Gerald Cleaver

VENUE: National Sawdust

WEDNESDAY, December 13
8PM UnCaged Toy Piano Festival: Automotoy
Margaret Leng Tan – Piano
Phyllis Chen, Adam Tendler, Tristan McKay – Toy Piano
Alexa Dexa – Toy Instruments
Automotoy showcases a variety of works incorporating mechanical musical instruments with live performers, as well as John Cage‘s Music for Amplified Toy Pianos.
VENUE: Roulette

THURSDAY, December 14
8 PM Hypercolor – James Ilgenfritz, Lukas Ligeti and Eyal Maoz
VENUE: Spectrum

FRIDAY, December 15
8:30 PM, 10 PM Sara Serpa and City Fragments with Sofía Rei, Aubrey Johnson, André Matos, Erik Friedlander, Tyshawn Sorey
VENUE: Cornelia Street Cafe

SUNDAY, December 17
3 PM The Light Matter Trio: Karl Larson, et al.
Adrian Knight – Death of Paneloux (solo piano)
Adrian Knight – trio (piano trio)
Scott Wollschleger – Brontal Symmetry (piano trio)
Garth Knox – Ten Fingers (solo violin)
Kaija Saariaho – Sept Papillons (solo cello)
Kaija Saariaho – Light and Matter
VENUE: Spectrum

SUNDAY, December 17
5 PM Quad Listening Event: The Immersive Early Music of Joan La Barbara

TUESDAY, December 19
9 PM Richards, Courvosier, Takeishi, Cleaver
Stephanie Richards, trumpet / compositions; Sylvie Courvosier, piano; Stomu Takeishi, bass; Gerald Cleaver, drums
VENUE: Korzo
ADMISSION: $10 donation / $10 suggested cover

WEDNESDAY, December 20
Big Fat Music Wednesdays at happylucky no.1
Wednesday, December 20 at 8 PM
8pm: Andrew Lamb Trio
Andrew Lamb – tenor saxophone / William Parker – bass / Michael Wimberly – drums
9:15pm: Joe McPhee || Trio X Legacy
Joe McPhee – tenor saxophone / Dominic Duval Jr. – bass / Jay Rosen – drums / Rosie Hertlein – violin
VENUE: happylucky no.1

WEDNESDAY, December 20
8:30 PM Ches Smith Trio
Ches Smith (drums, percussion) Craig Taborn (piano) Mat Maneri (viola)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, December 21
7 PM JACK Quartet performs Haas in the dark
Georg Friedrich Haas, “String Quartet No. 9”
JACK Quartet
VENUE: National Sawdust

TUESDAY, December 26
8:30 PM Chris Pitsiokos, Tim Dahl and Makigami Koichi
Chris Pitsiokos (sax), Tim Dahl (bass), Makigami Koichi (voice, theremin)
VENUE: The Stone

WEDNESDAY, December 27
8:30 PM Ned Rothenberg, Shelley Hirsch, Billy Martin, Makigami Koichi
Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, shakhachi) Shelley Hirsch (voice) Billy Martin (drums) Makigami Koichi (voice, theremin)
VENUE: The Stone

THURSDAY, December 28
8 PM Steve Dalachinsky (poetry), Michael Bisio (bass), Avram Fefer (saxophone)
followed by an evening of music

VENUE: The Clemente (107 Suffolk Street, New York)
ADMISSION: $10 per set

THURSDAY, December 28
8:30 PM Agra Darma
Ikue Mori (laptop) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Makigami Koichi (voice,theremin)
VENUE: The Stone

SUNDAY, December 31
John Zorn (sax) Chris Speed (sax) Makigami Koichi (voice) Ikue Mori (electronics) Brian Marsella (piano) Jim Black (drums) Chris Tordini (bass) Okkyung Lee (cello) Jad Atoui (electronics) and many special guests
VENUE: The Stone