1. “One Dollar Concert”
January 6 at Carnegie Hall
Brazilian pianist João Carlos Martins—once considered second only to Glenn Gould for his Bach performances—leads his Bachiana Chamber Orchestra in Villa Lobos’s Preludio Bachiana Brasiliera #4, one of the composer’s many Brazilian interpretations of Johann Sebastian.
2. Chiara String Quartet
January 11 at Merkin Concert Hall
If you missed composer-of-the-moment Osvaldo Golijov’s stunning Ainadamar last year, catch this chamber group’s performance of the Argentine composer’s string quartet Yiddishbuk.
January 6 and 7 at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park
A cello-clarinet-and-piano trio perform chamber music by Paquito D’Rivera and Argentine great Astor Piazzolla.