Kraft, Transit, Talea, ACO, BAM
There are a few more concerts happening in New York this week that you should know about, and then I’ll give the concert updates a rest for a while. Promise.
Tonight (Tuesday, October 12), is your last chance to see the New York premiere of Kraft by Magnus Lindberg. 7:30pm, New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall. If you somehow haven’t heard about this, you can read the s21 posts about it here, here, and here; the New York Times articles and videos here, and here. You can even find some info over at Huffington Post. Check on ticket availability here, and see you tonight!
Thursday (October 14), like most nights here, is full of fantastic concerts to check out. Here are two that I strongly recommend: Option #1, Transit presents So Percussion, Tristan Perich, and Corps Exquis (a collaboration between Daniel Wohl and six video artists) at Galapagos (8pm). Option #2, Talea Ensemble is presenting a concert called KINETICS (also at 8pm at the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center); they will perform music by Philippe Leroux, Luciano Berio, Frank Denyer, Manfred Stahnke, and a world premiere by Alexandre Lunsqui appropriately titled Kineticstudies. Good luck choosing!
Friday (October 15) is the season opener for the American Composers Orchestra (7:30pm. Zankel Hall). Their program is called “Mystics & Magic” and they will present John Luther Adams, Jacob Druckman, Wang Jie (winner of ACO’s 2009 Underwood New Music Readings Commission), Alvin Singleton, and Claude Vivier. And they will also be welcome two truly amazing soloists: soprano Susan Narucki (for Claude’s piece), and pianist Ursula Oppens (for Alvin’s piece).
Saturday (October 16) I’ll be checking out A House in Bali over at BAM. Of course, this is actually being presented the 14-16th, so take your pick. There’s no need to go into details about it here, you can read my earlier post for more information.