In Thursday’s (6/23) New York Times, music critics and reporters chronicle selected performances on Tuesday of the “more than a thousand free concerts that are part of Make Music New York.” Corinna Fonseca-Wollheim went to Battery Park to hear TILT Brass and Iktus Percussion perform Guerrilla Fanfare, “a work by the composer Kevin James that uses spatial and processional elements in a kind of asymmetric warfare.” In Greenwich Village, Anthony Tommasini listened to a four-hour performance featuring music for four pianos, including “John Cage’s undulant, exotic ‘‘Mysterious Adventure’ for prepared piano … works by Morton Feldman, David Lang … and Philip Glass’s hard-driving, austere ‘Music in Fifths.’ ” Andrew R. Chow sampled “the adventurous PUBLIQuartet playing quintessential New York songs rearranged by high schoolers” at the World Trade Center. Vivien Schweitzer traveled to Queens to hear “loud, joyous sounds produced by a small procession of Highland bagpipers and bass woodwinds” in a new piece called Windchime, “the brainchild of three composer-performers,” plus a performance of “Amazing Grace” by the fountain at Court Square. In Riverside Park, James Oestreich listened to Philip Glass’s 20 Études for piano, featuring “the composer himself, in a star turn … [and] 40 youngsters.”

Posted June 24, 20216