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Photo by Jay Blakesberg.
Tomorrow, at the PEN World Voices Festival’s featured event at the Met Museum, Kronos Quartet will provide musical accompaniment to writers Tony Kushner, Marjane Satrapi, and Rula Jebreal as they read from selections of their own work. The authors will then listen and respond to pieces in which recorded voices are juxtaposed with music. It promises to be an intriguing colloquy of literary and musical leading lights.
The Kronos Quartet: Exit Strategies
The Kronos Quartet (David Harrington, violin; John Sherba, violin; Hank Dutt, viola; Jeffrey Zeigler, cello) in performance with Tony Kushner, Marjane Satrapi, Rula Jebreal.
Works by Laurie Anderson, Hamza El Din, Morton Feldman, Ram Narayan,
Terry Riley, Omar Souleyman, and Ramallah Underground
When: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7pm
Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
4, 5, 6 trains to 86th Street, walk west
Tickets: $30/$20 students and available at www.metmuseum.org/tickets or (212) 570-3949
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: Babbitt, chamber music, clarinet, Elliott Carter, flute, marimba, New York, percussion, Susman, vibraphone, world premiere
Principal Percussionist of the Met Opera Greg Zuber and Flutist Patricia Zuber host a concert at the New York Chamber Music Festival
Sunday, September 18 at 8:00 pm at Symphony Space
Symphony Space, Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
NEARBY SUBWAY STOPS: 1, 2, 3 at 96th St.
Tickets $20; Members, Students, Seniors $15; Day of Show $25
Greg Zuber, marimba and vibraphone
Patircia Zuber, flute
Denis Bouriakov, flute
Maron Khoury, flute
Bart Feller, flute
Lino Gomez, clarinet
Tomoya Aomori, double bass
Derrick Inouye, conductor
Milton Babbitt When Shall We Three Meet Again?
Elliot Carter Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux II
Teruyuki Noda Mattinata
William Susman Seven Scenes for Four Flutes (2011) World Premiere
Written at the behest of a commissioning consortium headed by Patricia Zuber
MAY 28, 8 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute
On Saturday, May 28th at 8PM, TRANSIT presents the latest installment of the DoubleBill Series. This innovative project presents new music from around the world alongside the work of young composers from NYC, giving listeners a wide-raging experience that would otherwise incur jetlag. The program on May 28 focuses on emerging composers from London and New York City.
Line Telling ***
by Christopher Mayo
by Charlie Piper
by Mark Bowden
by Daniel Wohl
by Jason Cady
Headless Monkey Attack ***
by Ryan Carter
*** designates a WORLD PREMIERE
TRANSIT DoubleBill: London / NYC
Tenri Cultural Institute
34A W. 13th St NYC
(near 6th Ave)
Tickets available at the door:
$15, 12 for students, seniors
TRANSIT is the fresh face of new music. For too long, musicians have been isolated from each other into narrow categories that have diminishing relevance to a digital society in a quickly globalizing world. Taking their cues from the slapdash diversity of the city around them, the artists of TRANSIT seek to create bridges between and among the various schools and styles of music being written and performed today, while embracing innovative projects that are relevant to contemporary culture. Their goal is not to achieve an international style or to promote a particular “sound.” Rather, they champion experimental music from a wide range of influences with the conviction that the music of today is inherently meaningful to audiences and vital to social progress. Paired with superior artistry, shrewd programming, and radically open ears, this determination keeps TRANSIT firmly rooted at the cutting edge of new music.
TRANSIT was founded by an idealistic bunch of like-minded musicians at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute. Since 2007, the TRANSIT collective has commissioned composers from around the world, and premiered new works in affordable concerts in New York City. In addition to the DoubleBill Series, TRANSIT pursues other projects focusing on new and experimental music, most recently including a three-part event at Galapagos Art Space featuring So Percussion and Tristan Perich, a large-scale multimedia project with Daniel Wohl, and a sound installation residency at Diapason Gallery. TRANSIT has performed in established new music series and venues (MATA Interval Series, Darmstadt at Issue Project Room, Detour at Le Poisson Rouge, CUNY Grad Center residency) as well as in events that bring new music to diverse audiences (March is Music at Pregones Theater in the Bronx, Astoria Music Society Series, ImagineScience Film Festival). Its individual members have performed in the US and abroad with preeminent groups including the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the NOW Ensemble, newspeak (the Harry Partch Ensemble), Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Composers Orchestra, Anti-Social Music, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, NJ Percussion Ensemble, and Sequitur, among others.<
Mellissa Hughes and Lorna Krier
Brooklyn Heights-based Music at First Series announces its second concert of 2011, featuring sets from “dazzling diva” (Time Out New York) Mellissa Hughes and synthesizer player Lorna Krier. Mellissa Hughes, accompanied by pianist Timo Andres, will perform works that explore topics such as death, sexuality, and Craigslist, by Jacob Cooper, Corey Dargel, Ted Hearne, Gabriel Kahane, Matt Marks, and Eric Shanfield. Lorna Krier continues to “break down the boundary between new classical and indie rock” (Lukas Ligeti) with Selected Saccharine Songs Without Words featuring special guests Dream Massage (Peter Pearson, Derek Muro, Stephen Griesgraber) and bassist Eleonore Oppenheim. Videographer Jon Williams complements the new wave-meets-minimalism songs with video projections processed in real time.
WHAT: Must at First Series featuring Mellissa Hughes & Lorna Krier
WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2011, 7:30pm
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn Heights)
124 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY
2/3 to Clark St.; A/C to High St.; R/4/5 to Borough Hall
MUSIC AT FIRST is a monthly new music series at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights. It features a diverse mix of some of New York City’s best new music ensembles, performers, and composers, accessible to a wide audience of both community members and seasoned new music listeners. All concerts begin at 7:30 with a $10 admission.
APR 8 – Janus Trio & Mantra Percussion
MAY 20 – Margaret Lancaster & The Deprivation Choir
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: "Chiara String Quartet", brooklyn music, chamber music, classical, Daniel Ott, Lutoslawski, new music, New York, new york city, string quartets
Chiara String Quartet by Liz Linder
Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 8pm
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York
The Chiara Quartet has been called “truly breathtaking” by The Washington Post. Their Creator/Curator series commissions composers to write new works as well as curate the concert program. This final installment features Daniel Ott, who has recently written scores for ballet choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Ott’s new string quartet includes Odes to two composers who lost children – Liszt and Mahler – and he’s chosen to pair it with Polish composer Lutoslawski’s aleatoric string quartet.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call (718) 222-8500 or visit www.galapagosartspace.com.
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: chamber music, classical, Franck, Harumi Rhodes, Hsin-Yun Huang, Le Chimay, Manhattan, March 11, Music of the Spheres, New York, Reicha, Sophie Shao, Stephanie Chase, William Wolfram, Ysaye
On March 11, 2011 the Music of the Spheres Society will present a chamber music concert featuring works by César Franck and his circle, including music by his teacher Anton Reicha and friends Gabriel Fauré, Ernst Chausson, and Eugène Ysaÿe.
The concert will take place on at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, which is located near Lincoln Center at 120 West 69th Street in New York City. The heart of the program features Franck’s compelling Piano Quintet, along with a piano trio (Opus 101, No. 3) by Reicha, short works by Chausson and Fauré, and Ysaÿe’s String Trio.
The String Trio (Le Chimay, which is also the name of a Belgian Trappist ale brewed in that city), was composed in 1927 by Eugène Ysaÿe but never published. It was discovered in manuscript form only about ten years ago and first performed by the Gaede Trio. In a review of a 2004 performance, Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed wrote that
‘Le Chimay’ might be described as French Expressionism with a bit of Surrealism thrown in. It also might be described as just plain weird. It is full of extravagant string writing, which is to be expected, but not the seemingly incompatible influences of Debussy, Franck and Schoenberg, who get along just fine here. Agitated melodramatic passages half resolve into intoxicating lyricism. Storm clouds come and go, propelled by unpredictable breezes. Nothing ever settles for long.
Violinist and Artistic Director Stephanie Chase will be joined by violinist Harumi Rhodes, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, ‘cellist Sophie Shao, and pianist William Wolfram.
The concert starts at 8:15 p.m. A pre-concert talk bill be given at 7:30 p.m. by organologist and author Stewart Pollens and is included in concert admission: “Francois-Xavier Tourte and the Invention of the Modern Violin Bow.”
Admission at door: $30 adult, $15 student/senior requested contribution. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
Visit www.musicofthespheres.org for more information.
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: brooklyn, daniel wohl, Diapason, Lesley Flanigan, Meet the Composer, new music, New York, Sergei Tcherepnin, Sound Installation, TRANSIT
TRANSIT presents an inventive evening featuring new works by Lesley Flanigan, Sergei Tcherepnin, and Daniel Wohl:
The Diapason Gallery is renowned for its exceptional capabilities in facilitating world-class sound installations. In this project, 3 NYC-based emerging composers take advantage of these resources by creating experimental new works for TRANSIT that blend elements of sound installation and live performance.
Funding for this project is provided by Meet the Composer.
TRANSIT @ Diapason
January 28, 8PM
882 3rd Ave (btw 32/33 St.)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
D, N, R train to 36th St.-4th Ave.
Lesley Flanigan is renowned for her innovative performances utilizing the human voice and hand-built feedback electronics. At Diapason, she brings her estimable talents as vocalist, instrument-builder, and sound sculptor to a collaborative performance with the members of TRANSIT.
Sergei Tcherepnin is a Brooklyn-based composer and performer whose music has been performed at major venues around the world. For this project, he takes full advantage of the multi-channel sound system at Diapason in an intricate work for the ensemble.
Daniel Wohl is a co-founder of TRANSIT and has worked closely with the ensemble from its inception. Tonight, he capitalizes on his intimate working history with the group to create a specially tailored set of chamber pieces that highlights individual players in an electro-acoustic soundscape.
Andie Spring, violin
Evelyn Farny, cello
Sara Budde, clarinets
Joe Bergen, percussion
David Friend, piano
Sounds New Concert Series
Baruch Performing Arts Center launches SOUNDS NEW concert series at The Engelman Recital Hall.
Baruch Performing Arts Center announces the launch of a new concert series entitled SOUNDS NEW. This new contemporary classical concert series aims to celebrate and promote contemporary classical music by established as well as up-and-coming composers with performances of 20th century and contemporary music.
SOUNDS NEW is curated by flutist Laura Falzon and produced by John Malatesta, managing director of Baruch Performing Arts Center.
The inaugural season of SOUNDS NEW will kick off on Friday Oct 29th, followed by two further concerts; on Friday November 12th and Friday December 3rd.
Bringing together the haunting memories of Hiroshima (Fujikura), cumulative dimensionality (Babbitt), fiery tension (Saariaho), irregularity (Volans), and regressive memory (Du Yun), the opening concert on Oct 29th presents a compelling program that includes two works with electronics and works for string quartet, flute, cello and piano. This concert features the performance of Du Yun’s work for string quartet, narrator and electronics—A Cockroach tarantella, commissioned through a Chamber Music America commissioning grant with funding generously provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund. Described by The New York Times as “electrifying“ and “cutting-edge”, Du Yun’s work is an exploration of the physical reality of sound. Dai Fujikura’s work Poison Mushroom for flute and electronics and Kaija Saariaho’s trio Cendres, also probe into diverse realms of sound. The program also features Kevin Volan’s Walking Song and Milton Babbitt’s Dual.
Featured artists include composer Du Yun (narrator), the iO quartet, flutist Laura Falzon, cellist Chris Gross and pianist Steve Beck.
The second concert in SOUNDS NEW’s three-concert inaugural season will be on Friday November 12th. This concert will feature pianist Steve Beck, “one of the city’s most admired young pianists” (The New Yorker). Sought after for his interpretation of contemporary works, Steve Beck will perform an eclectic program of modernist masterworks for piano ranging from Schoenberg and Boulez to Babbitt, Glass and Cage.
The first season of SOUNDS NEW concludes with a concert on Friday December 3rd entitled Voices! Voices! featuring contralto Christina Ascher, who has made an international name for herself as an interpreter of modern music and modern music theatre; flutist Laura Falzon, lauded as an “excellent instrumentalist” by London’s Music & Musicians; and pianist Laura Barger who is very much sought after for her dedication to contemporary music. Voices! Voices! brings together a varied program of works from Berio to Wiprud in a vibrant program of compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries where voices and ever more voices — earthly, ethereal, mythical, narrating, singing, laughing, chirping and always full of life — call to one another, lure, narrate and reflect human and animal experience. Snail meets Siren, Water Spirit meets Sparrow, Voice meets Voice. Featured in this program is the World premiere performance of a new work, Sirens’ Song, based on The Odyssey, written by New York composer Theodore Wiprud for Christina Ascher and Laura Falzon.
Friday Oct 29th, 8pm
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Du Yun narrator
IO string quartet
Laura Falzon flute
Chris Gross cello
Steve Beck piano
Dai Fujikura Poison Mushroom, flute & electronics
Babbitt Dual, cello & piano
Saariaho Cendres trio for flute, cello & piano
Volans Walking Song, flute & piano
Du Yun A Cockroach’s Tarantella*, narrator, string quartet and laptop
About the Artists
iO Quartet is an emerging NYC based ensemble interested in finding a common aesthetic vision between the works of the past and the works of today. They were the 2006 – 2008 Billy Joel Graduate String Quartet in Residence at SUNY Purchase, among other fellowships. They have recorded works of Poul Ruders for Bridge Records and will be recording works of Tod Machover for Bridge in December. Recent appearances include performances at Merkin Hall, Monadnock Music, Scandinavia House, Symphony Space, Bargemusic, and throughout Europe. The iO Quartet consists of Christina McGann, violin; Stephen Miahk, violin; Elizabeth Weisser, viola; and Christopher Gross, cello. www.myspace.com/chrisgrosscellist.
Composer Du Yun is an internationally-performed composer and musician. Hailed by the New York Times as “cutting-edge… to whom the term ‘young composer’ could hardly do justice’’; “re-invents herself daily… so does her music,” (TimeOut-NYC) she is equally adept at writing for concert halls, art shows, experimental theatres, modern dances and pop songs. Du Yun has received a myriad of commissions including the Meet the Composer Commissioning/USA, the Jerome Foundation, and many others through the US and Europe. Highlights of recent seasons include international premieres in Switzerland, Finland, France, Canada, Norway, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, The Netherlands, and China. Last season her opera, Zolle, was featured at the VOX by the New York City Opera, among many other works and premieres. www.myspace.com/duyun
Flutist Laura Falzon has performed throughout the US, Europe and Asia as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She was praised by the Musical Times magazine for her “versatile technique,” by the British Flute Society’s PAN Magazine for her passionate interest in contemporary flute music describing her as “fearless in tackling and promoting it,” and hailed by the Music & Musicians as “an excellent instrumentalist.” She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, and has commissioned and premiered many new works including works by Robert Helps, Shirish Korde, Alvin Singleton, Geoff Poole, Eric Moe and Halim El-Dabh. http://www.laurafalzon.com
Following Cellist Chris Gross’s performance of Brian Ferneyhough’s Time and Motion Study II at the Lincoln Center Festival, the New York Times wrote: “…for 20 minutes this skinny young cellist with a punkish hair cut seemed like a musical master of the universe…” Gross has performed numerous solo and chamber performances of contemporary music throughout the US and in Europe. He is a founding member of The iO Quartet, the Billy Joel Graduate String Quartet in Residence at SUNY Purchase from 2006-2008. As a soloist, Gross premiered Milton Babbitt’s piece More Melismata for solo cello on the 2006 Focus! Festival. www.myspace.com/chrisgrosscellist.
Pianist Steve Beck, “…one of the city’s most admired young pianists…” (New Yorker), is a graduate of the Juilliard School. He made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, among others. Mr. Beck has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Miller Theater, as well as on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Series and WNYC; and a myriad of other festivals. His recordings are on the Albany, Bridge, Boston Records, Monument, Mulatta, and Annemarie Classics labels.
Friday Nov 12th 2010, 8pm
Pianist Steven Beck plays eclectic modernist masterworks
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Boulez: Incises (1994/2001)
Babbitt: Tutte le Corde (1994)
Glass: Mad Rush (1979)
Cage: Dream (1948)
Cage: Etudes Australes I and VII (1974)
Schoenberg: Suite for Piano, op. 25
About the artist
Pianist Steve Beck, “…one of the city’s most admired young pianists…” (New Yorker), is a graduate of the Juilliard School. He made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, among others. Mr. Beck has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Miller Theater, as well as on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Series and WNYC; and a myriad of other festivals. His recordings are on the Albany, Bridge, Boston Records, Monument, Mulatta, and Annemarie Classics labels
Friday Dec 3rd 2010 8pm
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Berio Luciano: Sequenza III for solo voice
Dmitri Smirnov: Six Haiku
Theodore Wiprud: Sirens’ Song*
Mark Carlson: Night Will Blossom
Toru Takemitsu: Voice for solo flute
John Cage: Sonata for two voices
Bojidar Spassov: Otletela preperuga—The Pierides VI
Christina Ascher contralto
Laura Falzon flutist
Laura Barger pianist
About the artists
Contralto Christina Ascher, born in New York, studied at the Oberlin Conservatory and the Juilliard Music School. Opera engagements: Chicago Lyric Opera, Dallas Civic Opera, Karlsruhe, Zurich, Bonn, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Graz, Oldenburg. As a singer of contemporary music guest with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Holland Music Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Wien Modern, Dresdner Tage fuer zeitgenoessische Musik, Bonner Tage fuer Neue Musik, Berliner Festwochen, Berliner Biennale, Frankfurter Feste, Styrian Autumn, Styriarte, Warsaw Autumn, Sofia International New Year’s Festival, Darmstaedter Ferienkurse, Wittener Tage fuer neue Kammermusik, Musica in Strassbourg, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, etc. See also www.VoiceStudioCA <http://www.VoiceStudioCA> .com
Flutist Laura Falzon has performed throughout the US, Europe and Asia as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She was praised by the Musical Times magazine for her “versatile technique,” by the British Flute Society’s PAN Magazine for her passionate interest in contemporary flute music describing her as “fearless in tackling and promoting it,” and hailed by the Music & Musicians as “an excellent instrumentalist.” She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, and has commissioned and premiered many new works including works by Robert Helps, Shirish Korde, Alvin Singleton, Geoff Poole, Eric Moe and Halim El-Dabh.http://www.laurafalzon.com
New York-based pianist Laura Barger has performed internationally both as a soloist and chamber musician including at The Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), The National Gallery of Ireland, Västerås Konserthus (Sweden), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Darmstadt International Summer Festival for New Music (Germany), The Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Bang on a Can Marathon at Mass MOCA and The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. She has premiered numerous works by composers from around the world, working with composers such as Philippe Leroux, Augusta Read-Thomas, Dai Fujikura, David Lang, and Terry Riley.
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Enter on E. 25th St. bet. Lexington & 3rd Aves.
Box Office: (646) 312-4083
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The Chiara Quartet presents Creator/Curator, vol. 1, featuring the New York premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank’s new work Milagros, October 17 at (le) Poisson Rouge.
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Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: Banglewood, Christopher Marianetti, daniel wohl, David Friend, Joe Bergen, New York, nyc, percussion, piano, ted hearne, Tenri, TRANSIT, Tristan Perich, Yale
On May 22nd, 2010 (8PM) at Tenri Cultural Institute in NYC, TRANSIT presents a recital featuring soloists Joe Bergen (percussion) and David Friend (piano) in a program of works by some of New York’s leading young composers including Ted Hearne, Christopher Marianetti, Tristan Perich, and Daniel Wohl.
About the performers:
NYTIMES: ‘finely polished’
GRAMOPHONE: ‘This is a disc to treasure…’
Joe Bergen is an active performer, an advocate of new music, and a co-founder of several ground-breaking groups including TRANSIT (Voice of America: ‘…expertly played…’) and Mantra Percussion (New York Times: ‘…a fresh source of energy.’). Joe also performs with numerous other groups including Beaten Path Percussion Duo, Fragile, and Kyklos, and has collaborated extensively with Newband (the Harry Partch Ensemble), New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, the Crossmen Drum Corps, S.E.M. Ensemble, Blarvuster, Aaron Siegel Ensemble, Mad Coyote Group, Jason Cady and the Artificials, Samba NY! and the Instruments. In the fall of 2010, Mantra Percussion will give the U.S. premiere of Michael Gordon’s latest work Timber, for percussion sextet. Joe can be heard on Innova, Shsk’h, Peacock, Equilibrium, and Atma Classique record labels as well as playing timpani on the new release of the RockStar video game: Red Dead Redemption.
NYTIMES: ‘enlivening vigor’
GUARDIAN (UK): ‘streamlined virtuosity’
David Friend has performed new and experimental music around the world in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Royal Festival Hall (London), the Chan Centre (Vancouver), and the Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid) and in alternative spaces such as Issue Project Room, Le Poisson Rouge, the World Financial Center Winter Garden, the Players Theater, and New York art galleries. He has performed with artists including the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Talujon Percussion, Trio Mediaeval, Bill Frisell, Red Light New Music, and Ensemble Pamplemousse; and worked with composers including Julia Wolfe, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Charles Wuorinen, and Steve Reich. As a founding member of the TRANSIT collective, Mr. Friend works with young composers from around the world and performs the latest music from emerging composers. He also enjoys working with artists from other disciplines, such as contemporary dance-theatre troupe Dance Imprints. Recently, Mr. Friend created a multimedia installation in conjunction with the QAS initiative involving found sounds, a live choir, video art, and modern dance.
Daniel Wohl: Ritual (2009)
Christopher Marianetti: Trench Hero Aria (2010)
Tristan Perich: Observations (2008)
Ted Hearne: One of us, One of them (2005)
Tristan Perich: Month (2000)
Christopher Marianetti: Y (2005)
Daniel Wohl: Aorta (2010)
Saturday May 22, 8 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W. 13th St.
4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W, or L to Union Square
$15/10 student, senior
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