8:00 PM20:00

K-Factor: An Orchestral Exploration of K-Pop

K-Factor celebrates the musical vision of this global phenomenon, from the orchestral music of the early 1900s to what the New York Times has called the “mainstream avant-garde” in modern K-pop. This engaging program features a 50-piece symphony orchestra performing live in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The show's curated set of songs has been specifically arranged to capture the sonic detail present in Korean music new and old, showcasing well-known hits by K-pop artists like Blackpink, BTS, EXO, Red Velvet, and Seo Taiji, alongside deeper cuts and transformative songs less familiar to Western audiences. K-Factor provides a fresh way to hear the inventive compositions behind K-pop’s striking music videos and high-polish production.

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8:00 PM20:00

S.E.M. Ensemble: New York – Ostrava: Influences and Initiatives

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Performing with S.E.M. Ensemble. A little more about the program:

The S.E.M. Ensemble, directed by Petr Kotik, presents a program that examines the impact of one of the largest and most respected summer festivals of new and experimental music, Ostrava Days (Czech Republic), on many established and emerging American composers. The evening will include a screening of video from past festivals and a brief discussion with festival participants (6 pm), followed by a full-length concert performed by The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble, featuring works by Alvin Lucier, Lucie Vítková, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, Anna Heflin and Petr Kotik (8 pm).

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7:00 PM19:00

The Pittsburgh Collective Featuring Lara Downes, Piano

Performing with The Pittsburgh Collective at ShapeShifter Lab. A little more about the event:

Featuring the east coast (and big band) premier of Long Time Coming, a 
piano concerto commissioned through the Barlow Endowment and written for 
Lara Downes, along with other originals and arrangements by David Sanford

“To call the Pittsburgh Collective a big band is a bit like calling the New 
York Philharmonic an opera outfit…A new kind of fusion is going on in 
[their] music, but also, perhaps, a new kind of analysis, in which the 
origins of jazz – the fusion music of a century ago – are being creatively 
explored” – Paul Griffiths, Miller Theatre

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to Dec 14

The Head & The Load

Performing with The Knights Chamber Orchestra as part of a series of multi-media productions directed by William Kentridge. For more information on these performances click the link listed in the description of the event.

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