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Thursday, May 13, 7:30 pm ET: Bang on a Can, BOMB Magazine & the Jewish Museum present Steve Reich & Amy Sillman. A conversation between the composer and the Brooklyn-based painter—who happen to be cousins—plus performances of two Reich classics. Guitarist Mark Stewart, a longstanding member of Reich’s touring ensemble, will perform Electric Counterpoint, for solo electric guitar and 12 backing pre-recorded guitar tracks. Percussionist David Cossin, also a veteran of Reich’s touring ensemble, offers his treatment of Reich’s Piano Phase(redubbed Piano Phase/Video Phase), in which Cossin performs the two piano parts with percussion midi-triggers, allowing us to see the actual structure of the piece as it unfolds. View here.
Saturday, May 15, 7:30 pm ET: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents Truth is of No Color. Paying tribute to the art of music and spoken word, with poems written by Langston Hughes weaved into two works by composers Valerie Coleman and RPO’s own Herb Smith. In partnership with Avenue Blackbox Theatre. View here until June 27.
Monday, May 17, 5:30 pm ET: American Symphony Orchestra presents ASO Salutes NYC/USA, Jazz Ensemble. Live from Bryant Park Fountain Terrace, a jazz ensemble salutes U.S. healthcare workers who have made it possible for New Yorkers to experience live music once again. The program, including works by Gershwin, Bernstein, Ellington, and Chick Corea, among others, celebrates composers who have defined the sound of this vibrant city. View here. LIVE