You Know Where To Find Me

There are, of course, constant musical events in New York, and I never experience as many as I’d like. But I do have a list of upcoming events I’ll be attending, and I’m arrogant enough to think that makes them worthwhile for all! So, here’s the annotated selection:

March 31 – April 4: MATA Festival 2009

All the events are at the excellent club/space Le Poisson Rouge. There will be eleven works premiered and performers include noted ensembles like the Knights Chamber Orchestra, Ne(x)tworks and the NOW Ensemble. This year’s festival seems to be enticingly rich in works and talents. I will be missing that last night, however, because I am intrigued by . . .

April 4: Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra

Community ensembles like this are worthwhile; there’s a commitment to music-making that balances the semi-professional level and enhances the rhetoric of performance. I’m struck by the imaginative, ambitious and wide-ranging program and am excited about hearing this concert.

April 9: Interpretations Presents Teresa McCollough at Roulette

The next in this rewarding retrospective series. McCollough is an excellent pianist and this program features truly great, rewarding contemporary music along with new works written for her. Could be a stunning evening.

APril 10 – 11: So Percussion and Matmos with special guest PLOrk

New art-pop music percussion ensemble with abstract electronic dance ensemble with the Princeton Laptop Orchestra. There’s other ways to put it, but what’s not to like? I can anticipate the flavor and nothing else, which is a good sign.

Hope to see you there.


Author: gtra1n

I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.