4.48 Psychosis
Jan
5
to Jan 12

4.48 Psychosis

January 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, and 12, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center | 55 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY
Presented by PROTOTYPE Festival in association with New Vision for Opera and Baruch Performing Arts Center
Tickets $30-75

Straight from the Royal Opera House’s sold-out production, PROTOTYPE presents the US premiere of 4.48 Psychosis, featuring Contemporaneous with a cast from the UK.

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Off the Ground: Chunk in Heat Workshop
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Off the Ground: Chunk in Heat Workshop

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm
The Flea Theater | 20 Thomas St | New York, NY
Presented by Experiments in Opera and Contemporaneous
FREE (RSVP required)

Experiments in Opera and Contemporaneous present a workshop performance of Chunky in Heat, is a multi-composer work based on a libretto by A.M. Homes and directed by Alison Moritz. The premiere will take place May 31-June 2, 2019.

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Beth Morrison Projects: Next Generation
Feb
20
to Feb 21

Beth Morrison Projects: Next Generation

February 20 and 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm
National Sawdust | 80 North 6th Street | Brooklyn, NY
Presented by Beth Morrison Projects
General Admission $25

BMP: Next Generation is a new initiative to discover the next generation of music-theatre and opera-theatre compositional voices. The two finalists chosen in the 2018 cycle, Michael Lanci and Emma O’Halloran, return to National Sawdust in February to showcase new and original 30-minute works.

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IMAGINATION Presents
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

IMAGINATION Presents

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Roulette | 509 Atlantic Avenue | Brooklyn, NY
Tickets forthcoming

A celebration of the radically diverse ways we express our lives through music, featuring sets by Boio, Forward Music Project, and Warp Trio. Contemporaneous closes with set of music by Henry Threadgill, Violet Barnum, and Sarah Goldfeather.

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Princeton Sound Kitchen
Apr
17
8:00 PM20:00

Princeton Sound Kitchen

Monday, April 17, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Taplin Auditorium | Fine Hall, Princeton University Fine Hall | Princeton, NJ
Presented by Princeton Sound Kitchen
FREE

Contemporaneous performs new works by Princeton University graduate composers Natalie Dietterich, Molly Herron, James Moore, Tom Morrison, and Annika Socolofsky along with faculty composer Dan Trueman.

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Contemporaneous plays ICEBERG
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Contemporaneous plays ICEBERG

Friday, April 26, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Cary Hall | DiMenna Center | 450 West 37th Street | New York, NY
Presented by ICEBERG New Music

Musicians from Contemporaneous will premiere works by ICEBERG composers Drake Andersen, Alex Burtzos, Yu-Chun Chien, Will Healy, and Harry Stafylakis.

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RODA
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

RODA

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Littlefield | 635 Sackett Street | Brooklyn, NY
in association with World Music Institute
Tickets forthcoming

Wild new music with Contemporaneous and berimbau sextet Projeto Acromusical. Featuring music by Alhaji Bai Konte, Joanna Newsom, and Elliot Cole and a world premiere by Ian Gottlieb.

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Chunky in Heat
May
31
to Jun 2

Chunky in Heat

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 3:00 pm
The Flea Theater | 20 Thomas Street | New York, NY
Presented by Experiments in Opera and Contemporaneous
Tickets $35 | $25 students & seniors

Chunky in Heat is an opera based on a libretto by celebrated author A. M. Homes and features music by Jason Cady, Paula Matthusen, Erin Rogers, Aaron Siegel, Shelley Washington and Matthew Welch. This production is directed by Alison Moritz.

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SANCTUARY
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

SANCTUARY

Friday, July 27, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Saint Peter's Church | 619 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
$25 General | Purchase tickets
Co-presented by The Dream Unfinished and Contemporaneous

Contemporaneous performs with New York activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished in SANCTUARY, an evening of music and dialogue that highlight TDU's season theme of immigration. Music by first and second generation American composers Vijay Iyer, Kareem Roustom, George Walker, Tania León, and Huang Ruo.

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The Sonic Great Wall
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Sonic Great Wall

Monday, July 9, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Flushing Town Hall | 137-35 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY
FREE | Register here
Co-presented by The Dream Unfinished and Contemporaneous

This collaborative performance of musicians from Contemporaneous with New York activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished features the American premiere of Huang Ruo's The Sonic Great Wall, a piece for audience and chamber ensemble.

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Season Finale: LUNA Lab, Face the Music, and Sarah Goldfeather
Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

Season Finale: LUNA Lab, Face the Music, and Sarah Goldfeather

Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 4:00 pm
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street | Brooklyn, NY
$29 | Purchase tickets

In its season finale, Contemporaneous joins forces with Face the Music to present new works by Face the Music students, alumnae of LUNA, and Sarah Goldfeather, who was commissioned by Contemporaneous as part of Contemporaneous IMAGINATION.

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Sunrise / Sunset
Jun
21
5:00 AM05:00

Sunrise / Sunset

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 5:00 am-9:00 pm
Liberty Park | 155 Cedar St, New York, NY
FREE
Co-presented by Contemporaneous, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Make Music New York

Contemporaneous IMAGINATION presents SUNRISE / SUNSET by composer Brian Petuch, a 16-hour communal performance that tracks the movement of the sun from sunrise to sunset on the longest day of the year (June 21).

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Contemporaneous on the Bang on a Can Marathon
May
13
12:00 PM12:00

Contemporaneous on the Bang on a Can Marathon

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Contemporaneous performs on the Bang on a Can Marathon:

~ 1:30 pm — Dylan Mattingly: Stranger Love: Act I, Scene 13, "Jubilee"

~ 2:30 pm — Fjóla Evans: Eroding

~ 3:50 pm —  Jeffrey Brooks: After The Treewatcher, Capriccio (with the Bang on a Can All-Stars)

~ 5:30 pm — Jeffrey Brooks: The Passion (with the Bang on a Can All-Stars)

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IRON & COAL
May
3
7:30 PM19:30

IRON & COAL

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Produced by Beth Morrison Projects
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane | North Bethesda, MD
Ticket information forthcoming

IRON & COAL is an intimate musical journey through the Holocaust's lingering emotional wounds on a survivor and his son. Contemporaneous joins composer, singer, songwriter, and lyricist Jeremy Schonfeld in his evening-length work commemorating his father, newly arranged by co-artistic director David Bloom. This staged production is directed by Kevin Newbury.

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And Flowers Showered
Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

And Flowers Showered

Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 4:00 pm
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street | Brooklyn, NY
Ticket information forthcoming

Become a part of the world premiere of And Flowers Showered, an immersive concert length exploration of the self through music, movement, and architecture by visionary Latvian composer Krists Auznieks.

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John Corigliano's 80th Birthday
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

John Corigliano's 80th Birthday

Friday, February 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street | Brooklyn, NY
Ticket information forthcoming

In celebration of Pulizer, Grawermeyer, Grammy, and Academy Award winning composer John Corigliano's 80th birthday, Contemporaneous performs his work Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan.

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Stranger Love, Act I at PROTOTYPE Festival
Jan
16
to Jan 17

Stranger Love, Act I at PROTOTYPE Festival

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Presented by PROTOTYPE Festival and Contemporaneous
Roulette | 509 Atlantic Avenue | Brooklyn, NY
Tickets and information

Contemporaneous performs on the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival, the premier opera-theater festival, with a concert presentation of the first act of composer Dylan Mattingly and librettist Thomas Bartscherer's Stranger Love.

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Iarla Ó Lionáird performs Dan Trueman and Donnacha Dennehy
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Iarla Ó Lionáird performs Dan Trueman and Donnacha Dennehy

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Presented by National Sawdust and Irish Arts Center
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street | Brooklyn, NY
General admission $29 | Tickets and information

Opening Contemporaneous' year-long residency at National Sawdust, the sensational vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird joins Contemporaneous to perform a program of music from his native Ireland.

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A Period of Animate Existence
Sep
22
to Sep 24

A Period of Animate Existence

Friday, September 22, 2017 | 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm AND 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Presented by Pig Iron Theater Company and FringeArts
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania | Zellerbach Theatre
3680 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA
General admission $39 | Tickets and Information

Witness the world premiere of Pig Iron Theater's epic synthesis of theatre, music and design that contemplates a future of ominous environmental predictions and rapid technological change.

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Exhibition Amplified: Helen Frankenthaler
Aug
19
4:00 PM16:00

Exhibition Amplified: Helen Frankenthaler

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | The Clark Art Institute
3:15 pm Musical Prelude | Thomas Schütte: Crystal
4:00 pm Concert | Spencer Terrace at Lunder Center
Presented by Clark Art Institute
225 South Street | Williamstown, MA
Free and open to the public | More information

At the lovely Clark Art Institute in Western Massachusetts, Contemporaneous celebrates the work of mid-century artist Helen Frankenthaler with a program or works by contemporaneously active American composers Frederic Rzewski, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, and Meredith Monk.

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Letters Made with Gold
Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Letters Made with Gold

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | 12:00 noon
Roscoe Brown Playhouse | Bronx Community College Campus Center
2155 University Ave, Bronx, NY

Contemporaneous performs with music by Shawn Jaeger, Katherine Balch, Brooks Frederickson, and Dylan Mattingly.

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O R B I T
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

O R B I T

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Lex54 Concerts | Saint Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street | New York, NY
Suggested donation: $15

An immersive, multimedia experience with music by Eve Beglarian, Fjóla Evans, Janice Giteck, Nicole Lizée, and Angélica Negrón.

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