My beat this week:
9/28: Music of Phil Kline and Scott Johnson at Merkin Hall. Includes Kline's Zippo Songs and Rumsfeld Songs.
9/29: Michael Webster's workshop opera Hell, with libretto by poet Eileen Myles, at St. Marks Church.
9/30: Augusta Read Thomas' new work Gathering Paradise at the New York Philharmonic. Emily Dickinson settings.
10/2: Mr. Sasha Frere-Jones pimps a panel on pop and politics.
10/2: Frederick Renz leads a 60-piece original-instrument orchestra in Handel's Royal Fireworks and Water Music.
10/3: Pomerium sings sacred music of Gombert and Ockeghem at Corpus Christi Church.