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Finnish Phenom Pekka Kuusisto at (Le) Poisson Rouge

Monday, March 04, 2013

On Mar. 3 at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto performed a set that ranged from Bach and traditional Finnish fiddle songs to drone-based music and an experimental work for "swallowed microphone."

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Gig Alert: Matmos

Monday, February 11, 2013

Experimental electronic duo Matmos plays Le Poisson Rouge Monday night. Download the track "Teen Paranormal Romance."

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Ensemble LPR and Fred Sherry: In Memory of Elliott Carter

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On Sunday, January 13, 2013, Ensemble LPR honored the late Elliott Carter with a concert featuring selections from throughout the composer's influential career. The program featured several longtime Carter collaborators, including cellist Fred Sherry, clarinetist Charlie Neidich, pianist Ursula Oppens and violinist Rolf Schulte.

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Grand Band performs Simeon ten Holt's 'Canto Ostinato'

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Grand Band – New York City-based piano sextet – honored the recent passing of Simeon ten Holt with a complete performance of the Dutch composer's epic work for multiple keyboards, Canto Ostinato.

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Gig Alert: Jenn Grant

Friday, January 18, 2013

Canadian singer-songwriter Jenn Grant plays Le Poisson Rouge Friday night. Download her track "The Fighter."

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WQXR Features

Video Webcast: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Plays Intimate Chamber Program

Monday, January 14, 2013

Tonight at 8 pm, NPR Music and WQXR present a special, free concert by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at (Le) Poisson Rouge. Watch the performance through our live webcast.

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Two Festivals, One Weekend, Plenty Of Nontraditional Sounds

Thursday, January 03, 2013

There’s a commonly held belief here in New York City that January is, well, kind of lame. The holidays are over, it’s cold, and there’s nothing to do. Yet, surprisingly enough, when it comes to music, there’s more going on than one might expect. In less than two weeks, jazz and world artists will invade Manhattan for 2013's installments of Winter Jazzfest and Globalfest.

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Gig Alert: Max Richter

Thursday, December 20, 2012

New classical composer Max Richter brings his re-imagining of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" to (le) Poisson Rouge Thursday night. Download the track "Spring 3"

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Queens Native Named Music Director of Le Poisson Rouge House Orchestra

Monday, December 03, 2012

Le Poisson Rouge has named Tito Muñoz, a Queens-born conductor, as the music director of Ensemble LPR, a flexible new in-house orchestra.

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Gig Alert: Clare and the Reasons

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Brooklyn chamber-pop band Clare and The Reasons performs at Le Poisson Rouge. Download its haunting new single "The Lake." 

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Gig Alert: Escort

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The 17-piece disco dance-pop outfit Escort performs at the CBGB Festival at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday night. Download its funky single "Makeover."

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

David Lang's Piano Competition for Wed

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang held a YouTube competition inviting pianists to interpret his composition Wed. Hear the winning performances today at 3 pm on Cued Up.

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New Sounds

New Music Youngsters

Thursday, June 21, 2012

On this New Sounds, listen to some of the central players of the indie-chamber, or indie-classical "scene."  We'll hear from yMusic, a new music group who can move between folk, classical, and indie quite effortlessly.  We'll hear music from their latest recording, a demo of Gabriel Kahane's song cycle, “For the Union Dead,” (music by Gabriel Kahane, words by Robert Lowell), along with music from the ACME ensemble, recorded live.  Plus, another live recording from the most recent New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall featuring the 8-person strong group, Newspeak.

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Gig Alert: Destroyer

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Canadian indie-rock act Destroyer performs with Sophia Knapp at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday night. Download "Chinatown." 

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Gig Alert: ESG

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The influential South Bronx post-punk outfit ESG plays Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday night. Download the group's new song "I Feel Tonight." 

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Gig Alert: Jeremy Denk

Monday, May 21, 2012

Classical pianist Jeremy Denk performs the music of Ligeti and Beethoven at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday night. Download his version of Ligeti's "Cordes à vide."

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UMKC Conservatory Composers

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

This past March, The University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory brought the music of its award-winning faculty to (Le) Poisson Rouge for Crossroads - a concert uniting Eastern and Western traditions with UMKC Conservatory composers, laureates and students. 

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Gig Alert: Khaira Arby

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Malian singer Khaira Arby performs with M.A.K.U. Soundsystem at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday night. Download her new song "Oumousall."

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Glassworks, Live

Monday, April 09, 2012

We’ll hear a quintessential Philip Glass piece, “Glassworks” (1981) from a live recording made in April of 2010 at the Manhattan venue Le Poisson Rouge.  Featuring the super-tight new music all-star ensemble, Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman with keyboardist/composer Michael Riesman, this happens to have been the New York premiere.  For this New Sounds, we’ll sample from the six-part work and listen to music by other keyboardist/composers for hybrid ensembles.

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Gig Alert: Parisii Quartet

Monday, March 19, 2012

Parisii Quartet performs the music of Haydn, Webern, and Debussy at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday. Download the French string ensemble's recording of Debussy's "Assez vif et bien rythmé."

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