Versipel New Music returns to the Marigny Opera House with a program showcasing recent chamber music by composers from the United States, Canada, England and Austria. Two spatial, open score works by Vancouver composer Jordan Nobles will bookend the concert, creating an immersive sonic experience showcasing the resonant space of the venue. The program will also include works by HK Gruber, Katherine Hoover and selected works from Versipel New Music’s Annual Call for Scores. Free; donations graciously accepted.
The New Orleans premiere of a disturbing new documentary that investigates “competitive endurance tickling.” New Zealand-based journalist David Farier dives into this strange world by visiting the secret tickling facilities in Los Angeles, uncovering intimidation and criminal activity. The more Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve dig in, the more sinister the discoveries about the company and their tactics become. Tickets: $7.00, cash or credit card only (no checks). Doors open 7:30pm each night.
In its debut concert, the New Orleans Chamber Orchestra will feature local favorite, soprano Phyllis Treigle, in works by Jerry Sieg, Sibelius, and Purcell. Conducted by Phillip Larroque, the orchestra will also perform premieres from local composers Timothy Robertson and Ryan Harrison alongside Mozart’s timeless Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) and Boccherini’s Night Music on the Streets of Madrid. Tickets: $25/$10 Students & Seniors. Available online and at the door.
New Orleans tenor Frederick George performs a program of songs by Franz Schubert and American spirituals, accompanied by pianist Violeta del rio Castillo. Free to the public; donations happily welcomed.
Helen Jane Long is an award-winning film composer whose musicology brings indie culture to classical and soundtrack music. This one-time Warner Bros. composer left it all behind to create her own record label, publishing company and destiny. Her signature sound is cinematic classical and she’s kicking and dragging it into the future with her stunning fourth release, “Identity”. Tickets: $30/$20 Students & Seniors, available online now.