Critic’s Choice

Tue Mar 27, 2018 at 6:02 pm
Christopher Cerrone

Christopher Cerrone

Ready for an only-in-New-York new music doubleheader?  It’s happening Thursday, and all you need is two tickets and a Metrocard.

Start at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Center’s Rose Studio, where the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will present very recent music for two to four instruments by four much-lauded mid-career composers: Andy Akiho, Patrick Castillo, Carl Vine, and Pierre Jalbert. It’s hard to go wrong with a lineup like that, and the caliber of playing on CMS’s new-music series has been uniformly high.

Then run like a bunny for the uptown No. 1 train from Lincoln Center to 116th Street, and with luck you’ll pass through the doors of Columbia University’s Miller Theatre by 8 p.m., in time for the first sounds of another installment of the theatre’s Composer Portraits series. This one features the outstanding ensemble Third Coast Percussion in works by Christopher Cerrone, all composed since 2012. Mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway will join the group for Goldbeater’s Skin, and Cerrone’s A Natural History of Vacant Lots will receive its world premiere. Extra credit: to refresh your memory of that Lincoln Center program, get back on the train downtown and catch at least the tail end of the 9 p.m. repeat.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform works by Andy Akiho, Patrick Castillo, Carl Vine, and Pierre Jalbert 6:30 p.m.  and 9 p.m. Thursday in Lincoln Center’s Rose Rehearsal Studio. chambermusicsociety.org; 212-875-5788. Third Coast Percussion, with mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway, will perform works by Christopher Cerrone 8 p.m. Thursday in Miller Theatre, Columbia University. millertheatre.com; 212-854-7799.


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