August Fires

Now that it’s fall . . . uh, the month after the hottest July ever in New York, after the hottest June-July ever, after the hottest March-July ever . . . well, the temperatures are bearable. It’s usually a vacation month too, so when it comes to recommended music and things in New York City, I have one word for you . . .

Lincoln Center Out Of Doors

As with the summer policy I’ve tried to stick to, it’s free, varied and fun. Choose what you like, but I would especially recommend any and all appearances by the Asphalt Orchestra, a New York City New Music answer to a Second Line band, and Gamelan Galak Tika appearing with the Kronos Quartet on Friday the 13th. Their performance from the Bang On a Can Marathon is still ringing in my soul, and if you’re lucky, you might see me and Jeff Ziegler get into a fist fight. Fun!

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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.