The Fourth Biennial Rubin Institute for Music Criticism at the San Francisco Conservatory
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Fourth Biennial Rubin Institute for Music Criticism at the San Francisco Conservatory

Situated within the artistic and intellectual vibrancy of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Stephen and Cynthia Rubin Institute for Music Criticism brings together leading music journalists, renowned musicians, and aspiring young writers, combining the wisdom and insight of today's highly esteemed critics, the artistry and daring of acclaimed musicians, and the energy and promise of tomorrow's music journalists.

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Alvin Lucier and Seth Cluett at NYPL
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Alvin Lucier and Seth Cluett at NYPL

  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Vincent Astor Gallery (map)
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International Contemporary Ensemble launches the Library’s celebration of bold musical invention. Join us for a program of exhilarating sound experimentation, tracing a music lineage from the earlier computer works of Charles Dodge, through the pathbreaking installations of Alvin Lucier, on to a new generation of music innovators, led by Nokia Bell Labs artist in residence, Seth Cluett. An installation highlighting electronic music innovations will continue into the spring.

This event takes place in the Library for the Performing Arts' Vincent Astor Gallery, at the Amsterdam Avenue entrance.

Photo: Krisanne Johnson

Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

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Du Yun Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Du Yun Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

  • Miller Theatre at Columbia University (map)
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The 2017 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera Angel’s Bone, Du Yun is a multifaceted artist—composer, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, and curator. Her music is adventurous and daring; it embraces orchestral, theatrical, pop music, storytelling, cabaret, and visual arts influences, and reflects her social activism.

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the whisper opera in Belgium
Nov
26
to Nov 28

the whisper opera in Belgium

  • Centre for Fine Arts, Belgium (map)
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ICE brings David Lang's acclaimed the whisper opera to Belgium! As part of the Festival Ars Musica celebration at the Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, soprano Tony Arnold and three members of ICE bring this most intimate of operas, a repertoire staple of the ensemble.

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Wang Lu Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Wang Lu Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

  • Miller Theatre at Columbia University (map)
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Born in Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, composer and pianist Wang Lu writes music that is dramatic, lyrical, and powerful. Brought up in a musical family with strong Chinese opera and folk music traditions, her works reflect a very natural identification with those influences, through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic possibilities.

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Big Ears Festival 2019
Mar
21
to Mar 24

Big Ears Festival 2019

  • Various venues, Knoxville, TN (map)
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The mission of the Big Ears Festival is to create, nurture, and support artistic expression and cultural education that transcends traditional boundaries, strengthens and builds relationships, and connects across communities through genre-defying music, film, arts programming, and interactive experiences presented in Knoxville, TN. At Big Ears 2019, ICE will perform a program featuring the work of four daring women composers: Ellen Page, Carla Kihlstedt, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Ashley Fure.

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Tyshawn Sorey Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Tyshawn Sorey Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

  • Miller Theatre at Columbia University (map)
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Tyshawn Sorey is a visionary artist who is erasing the lines of musical preconceptions. The 2017 MacArthur Fellow has a wide-ranging creative practice, embracing the roles of composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, scholar, and educator. This Portrait features two new works, written for ensembles with which Sorey has close ties.

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ICE and The Crossing: The National Anthems
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

ICE and The Crossing: The National Anthems

  • Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University (map)
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Where does patriotism end and nationalism begin? Are there universal values that transcend national borders? The Crossing, hailed as an “ardently angelic” chamber choir by The Los Angeles Times, and the acclaimed International Contemporary Ensemble consider these difficult questions with works by three powerhouse composers: Pulitzer Prize winners David Lang and Caroline Shaw and Pulitzer Prize finalist Ted Hearne.

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Missy Mazzoli's Proving Up at Miller Theatre
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Missy Mazzoli's Proving Up at Miller Theatre

  • Miller Theatre at Columbia University (map)
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Composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek thrilled audiences and critics alike in 2016 with the premiere of their opera Breaking the Waves. This dynamic creative duo reunites for Proving Up, a harrowing tale of a family's pursuit of the American Dream set in post-Civil War Nebraska.

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In Plain Air at Christ Church Philadelphia
Sep
22
to Sep 23

In Plain Air at Christ Church Philadelphia

  • Christ Church Philadelphia (map)
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A 3,000-pipe organ, centuries-old bells as they are heard in the belfry, an orchestra of pipe whistles, community-built music boxes: the sounds of In Plain Air, with music by Phyllis Chen and Nathan Davis, carry the audience through the campus and history of one the nation's most historic sites.

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