4 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend06/27/2019
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
ELISSA CASSINI AND ASHLEY BATHGATE at National Sawdust (June 29, 7 p.m.). A program made up of music mostly by female composers performed by these two excellent artists, not least the New York premiere of Helena Winkelman’s “Rondo With a Janus Head.” The exception is Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello.
DORIAN WIND QUINTET AND OLGA VINOKUR at Bargemusic (June 28, 7 p.m.). Whatever you choose to see on Brooklyn’s concert hall barge, you’re assured of a unique atmosphere and a pretty good view. On Friday evening, hear Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452; Roussel’s Divertissement; Messiaen’s “Le Merle Noir”; and transcriptions of organ works of Bach, by Mordechai Rechtman. If that doesn’t float your boat, on Sunday at 4 p.m. there’s a clever program from the pianist Jeffrey Swann, with nature-themed works by Mahler, Liszt, Messiaen and Debussy.
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NEW YORK BAROQUE INCORPORATED at Caramoor in Katonah, N.Y. (June 30, 4 p.m.). The summer season has begun at this arts center in Westchester, and this conductorless period-instrument ensemble is as good an excuse as any to head out of the city. As well as playing instrumental works by Corelli, Geminiani and Vivaldi in the Venetian Theater, they are joined by the mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux for Broschi, a spot more Vivaldi and Handel, including the cantata “Armida abbandonata.”
‘STONEWALL’ at the Rose Theater (June 27-28, 7:30 p.m.). The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising has been a focus of a welcome number of concerts in New York over the past few months, but the world premiere of “Stonewall,” by the composer Iain Bell and the librettist Mark Campbell, may be the most important. Catch the last of the performances here, which on Friday will be hosted by Bob the Drag Queen, in a Leonard Foglia production conducted by Carolyn Kuan.
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