6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

AXIOM at Alice Tully Hall (Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.). Jeffrey Milarsky conducts this Juilliard new-music ensemble in a remarkable program that features Elliott Carter’s “Mosaic,” with Adam Phan on harp; George Lewis’s “Ikons”; Morton Feldman’s “Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety”; and an arrangement of Philip Glass’s “‘The Hours’: A Suite in Three Movements,” with Jaeden Izik-Dzurko at the piano. More new music for free in the coming week includes the TAK Ensemble at Miller Theater (Tuesday, 6 p.m.) with music by Ashkan Behzadi, Erin Gee, Taylor Brook, David Bird and Tyshawn Sorey.
212-799-5000, juilliard.edu

LUCY DHEGRAE at National Sawdust (Nov. 23, 7 p.m.). Opening her four-part “The Processing Series,” on the relationship between trauma and art, this vocalist and musical entrepreneur performs “More Beautiful Than Words Can Tell.” The program, with works by Osnat Netzer, Bethany Younge, Jason Eckardt, Vinko Globokar, Maria Stankova and Caleb Burhans, reflects on her experience of losing her voice after a sexual assault.
646-779-8455, nationalsawdust.org

MAGDALENA KOZENA at Alice Tully Hall (Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m.). Shakespeare is the inspiration behind this recital from this stylish, communicative mezzo-soprano, who is joined by a number of musicians including Mr. Kozena, better known as the conductor Simon Rattle. She sings works by Chausson, Stravinsky, Ravel, Strauss, Brahms, Janacek and Dvorak.
212-721-6500, lincolncenter.org

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LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC at David Geffen Hall (Nov. 24, 3 p.m.; Nov. 25, 8 p.m.). Gustavo Dudamel brings the one of most important orchestras in the world to Lincoln Center, though with programs that do not entirely deserve that reputation. On Monday, Ginastera’s “Variaciones Concertantes” and Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” surround the New York premiere of John Adams’s new piano concerto, “Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?” with Yuja Wang as the soloist. On Sunday, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 is the only work on the program, just two days after it also makes up the bulk of a Carnegie Hall concert given by the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (Friday, 8 p.m.), to be conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who recently renewed his contract there, for life.
212-721-6500, lincolncenter.org

MUSICAETERNA at the Shed (Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 24, 3 p.m.). Depending on your tastes, the conductor Teodor Currentzis might be classical music’s savior or perhaps its chief charlatan, but there is no denying the power of his performances. He and his handpicked orchestra and chorus make their North American debut in these performances of Verdi’s “Requiem,” accompanied here by a film commissioned from Jonas Mekas.
646-455-3494, theshed.org

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC at David Geffen Hall (Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 22, 11 a.m.; Nov. 23, 8 p.m.; Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.; through Dec. 3). Two rounds of subscription programming at the Philharmonic begin this weekend with the young hotshot Jakub Hrusa on the podium to lead Borodin’s Symphony No. 2, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 and Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto No. 1, with the soloist Alisa Weilerstein. Later in the coming week, Daniil Trifonov, a Philharmonic favorite, is at the keyboard for Scriabin’s extraordinarily lush Piano Concerto, before Jaap van Zweden conducts Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
212-875-5656, nyphil.org

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