Bring in the New

1. “A Tribute to Steve Reich”

October 18 at The Monkey

An entire evening of minimalism can be hard to stomach. Try this concise tribute to one of the genre’s original stars, focusing on one landmark work, Music for 18 Musicians, with a couple of shorter ones tucked in.

2. “Composer Portraits”

October 18 at Miller Theatre

Dynamic German composer Wolfgang Rihm and his under-an-hour masterwork take center stage in this acclaimed series.

3. Ensemble Pi

October 21 at Tenri Cultural Institute

The innovative group always champions the work of living composers. Here’s a manageable sampling of some of the best, like Lou Harrison and Tania León.

Bring in the New