Tonight in NYC, the Wordless Music series presents Real Quiet and the Books; ICE plays NYU composers at Merkin; and the Mannes Contemporary Music Festival opens. Tuesday night the NEC Percussion Ensemble invades Zankel, ICE presents Huang Ruo at Mo Pitkin's, a Paul Moravec piece is premiered at Mannes, and New York New Music Ensemble does Eight Songs for a Mad King. Wednesday you may choose among the LA Phil's Tristan Project, opening night of Mark Morris's Orfeo ed Euridice at the Met, Björk at Radio City, a Kyle Gann piece at MicroFest 2007, Reich's Drumming free at Mannes, ICE at the Tank, and the radically kitschy music of JacobTV at the Whitney at Altria. Thursday it's an all-Annie Gosfield program at Merkin and the opening night of the 2007 Look and Listen festival. Friday brings the Juilliard Student Composers Concert: works by Wei-Chieh Lin, Cristina Spinei, Daniel Colson, and Ryan Gallagher. Saturday night the Talea Ensemble makes its debut, with works of Anthony Cheung, Alexandre Lunsqui, Sciarrino, Harvey, and Grisey: Room 309 at Juilliard, 8PM. And on Sunday evening the excellent Jenny Lin is joined by Cornelius Dufallo and Yves Dharamraj for an all-Silvestrov program at Atrium.
— TIC: Works by the Common Sense Composers' Collective (Marc Mellits, Belinda Reynolds, Ed Harsh, Randall Woolf, Dan Becker, Carolyn Yarnell, John Halle), as played by the New Millennium Ensemble (Albany)
— Glenn Branca, Lesson No. 1, Dissonance, Bad Smells (Acute)
— Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overture; Jon Nakamatsu, piano, with Jeff Tyzik conducting the Rochester Philharmonic (Harmonia Mundi)
— Kalevi Aho, Tuba Concerto and Contrabassoon Concerto; Øystein Baadsvik and Lewis Lipnick, soloists, with the Norrköping Symphony and Bergen Philharmonic (BIS)