WiFi signal is dire where I am right now, but I want to get something posted quickly in order to get word of tonight's events circulated. I'll come back to this later in the day to flesh out the list.
Wednesday, April 2: Unsound Festival New York 2014
Issue Project Room; 8pm; $25, members and students $18
Having bypassed New York last year, Poland's groundbreaking Unsound Festival returns for five days and nights of sonic intrigue. The opening-night concert brings together guitarist-composer Oren Ambarchi with members of Sinfonia Cracovia and other guests for a live version of Ambarchi's Knots, and also features Spanish "post-rave" duo EVOL in music by Hanne Darboven – whose fascinating work I just learned about last year in an Eyvind Kang concert.
Friday, April 4: American Composers Orchestra
Zankel Hall (at Carnegie Hall); 7:30pm; $43–$50
George Manahan conducts the world premiere of Marcos Balter's Favela and Luciana Souza sings a new Derek Bermel song cycle; the program also includes a rarity by Silvestre Revueltas, a New York premiere by Gabriela Lena Frank and one more piece, by Gunther Schuller.
Saturday, April 5: Music for Contemplation
Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; 8:05pm; $15
Trombonist and Wandelweiser Group composer Craig Shepard, saxophonist Ty Wilcox and hammered-dulcimer player Dan Joseph — three of the four founders of this welcome new Brooklyn series — play Wandelweiser Group founder Antoine Beuger's hushed, mysterious Peckinpah Trios.
Elsewhere and -when
Monday, March 31: Ilana Davidson, Jing Li and Mikhail Korzhev perform Ernst Krenek at the Austrian Cultural Forum (more) FREE
Monday, March 31: Musica Sacra performs Meredith Monk and Jocelyn Hagen at Alice Tully Hall (more)
Tuesday, April 1: Tony Arnold and Jacob Greenberg perform Olivier Messiaen at Miller Theatre (more) FREE
Tuesday, April 1–Sunday, April 6: JACK Quartet residency at the Stone (more)
Tuesday, April 1: New Juilliard Ensemble plays Molly Joyce, Robin de Raaff, Michael Ippolito and Valentin Bibik at Alice Tully Hall (more) FREE
(more to come…)