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February 18, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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From the New York Philharmonic to churches and smaller concert halls, you'll find the best of New York's classical music in City Guide's calendar. When it comes to acoustics, famous destinations like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center are world-class attractions and we've got every upcoming performance listed in our system.

Classical Sundays: Ian Rosenbaum Presents Liberty Rose Weeping - National Sawdust
February 18, 2018 - Brooklyn

Classical Sundays is a National Sawdust curated series that handpicks the most innovative performers in the classical and new music scene. With renowned artists that perform composed works both storied and vitally new, Classical Sundays keeps tradition alive while incubating the voices of now and the future. This edition of Classical Sundays features the unique trio of percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, violinist Emily Daggett Smith and cellist/composer Andrea Casarrubios. Music is by three of today's most exciting living composers: Osvaldo Golijov, Andy Akiho, and Casarrubios herself, who gives the world premiere of Liberty Rose Weeping. These carefully selected works offer their own perspectives on freedom: from technology, from war, or even from oneself.

Bridget Fitzgerald, violin - 92nd Street Y
February 18, 2018 - New York

Bridget Fitzgerald, violinist and 92Y School of Music string faculty member, presents a recital in the Weill Art Gallery.

Jesse Krakow Presents The Krak House - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 18, 2018 - New York

Jesse Krakow is a multi-instrumentalist who currently plays in the cult 1960's avant-garde band THE SHAGGS, with Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas in THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, and the all-male Madonna tribute MANDONNA. He has worked with Shudder To Think, Julee Cruise, Nina Persson, Robyn Hitchcock, Kate Pierson, Gene Ween, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Dr. Know, Gail Ann Dorsey, The Loser's Lounge, Joy Askew, and a zillion others. He has hosted his own show on NJ's legendary radio station WFMU, been a professor at Bootsy Collins' online "Funk University" – alongside bassists such as Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, & Jack Bruce, been commissioned by The Brooklyn Philharmonic, recorded for Sony, Team Love, Alternative Tentacles, & Tzadik, and toured the country more times than he remembers.

Piano Karaoke with Drew Blood - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 18, 2018 - New York

From Toronto Canada, Drew comes to Sids after being a longtime stalwart of the NYC music community as a singer/songwriter, releasing 4 EPs fronting his own rock band THEDREWBLOOD(AUCOIN/GLOBE) touring and playing live on American & Canadian Television. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhWN7v8R2kM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMjqojS697Y He is currently the keyboardist for popular bicoastal southern rock band BROTHERS NYC (featured on VH1's BIG MORNING BUZZ)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNYbEPdGnQk Most recently he played in the pit band for smash off broadway production of Bayside: Saved By The Bell; The Musical, and was also the music director for Live Band Karaoke at The Ganesvoort Hotel ( 2013-2014), and has since curated similar events all over NYC.Drew works as a freelance composer, and can be found playing and recording with numerous local NYC projects, including (F BOMB tribute series, Dr Johnny Fever) and has had his work featured on network television (NBC, VH1, CTV,) Drew is constantly challenged and amazed by the creative energy of NYC, and is currently writing songs for a new original music project.Drew is new to the world of live piano bar karaoke, and is ... (read more)

New York Philharmonic Ensembles - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
February 18, 2018 - Upper West Side

An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event. BEETHOVEN - String Trio, Op. 9, No. 1 Shanshan Yao, violin; Rémi Pelletier, viola; Nathan Vickery, cello DEBUSSY - Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp Yoobin Son, flute; Vivek Kamath, viola; Nancy Allen, harp FIBICH - Quintet, Op. 42 Anthony McGill, clarinet; Howard Wall, horn; Lisa Kim, violin; Eileen Moon, cello; John Novacek*, piano * Guest Artist

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra Of Sweden - Lehman Center For The Performing Arts
February 18, 2018 - New York

The Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra is one of Sweden's oldest Symphony Orchestras – founded in 1912. Today it consists of 51 musicians and gives about 75 concerts a year in Helsingborg and around southern Sweden. Since 1988 the HSO has been on a number of tours abroad, visiting among other countries France, Germany, Austria, Poland, the USA and Spain with great success. In 1991 Okku Kamu took over the post as principal conductor after Hans-Peter Frank, and over the last few years the orchestra has experienced a strong growth in audiences.

Perpetual Light: The Requiems of Mozart & Duruflé - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
February 19, 2018 - Midtown

Despite unique differences in their composition, the Requiems of Mozart and Duruflé have one thing in common: they are both undeniable masterpieces. Sublime, introspective, and thrilling ... these are the words most closely associated with Durufle's Requiem Mass. This French masterwork for organ and choir intertwines ancient Gregorian chant melodies with impressionistic 20th-century harmonies for an evening of music sure to transport audiences to an ethereal plane. Just before completing his Requiem Mass, Mozart died, leaving the world one last, if unfinished, masterpiece. Tender melodies, powerful choruses, exquisite arias -- Mozart includes it all in this rapturous summation of his art and life. You may have heard it in Amadeus, The Big Lebowski or countless other movies, but nothing quite prepares you for a live performance. Maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Choir in this soul-stirring performance of these two seminal masterworks at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

Perpetual Light: The Requiems of Mozart and Duruflé - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
February 19, 2018 - New York

Maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Head of Choral Studies at McGill University, leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Choir representing five countries in Maurice Duruflés greatest choral masterpiece, Requiem, Op. 9. DCINY Conductor James Meaders conducts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s legendary Requiem with choir and orchestra. PROGRAM: MOZART: Requiem, K. 626 DURUFLÉ: Requiem, Op. 9 PERFORMERS: Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Guest Conductor James M. Meaders, DCINY Conductor Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International Tickets $20-$100! On Sale Now! Visit CarnegieHall.org or call 212-247-7800 Box Office: 57th Street and Seventh Avenue Senior and Student Discounts Available at the Box Office with ID For Group Tickets, VIP Packages, Discounts, and More, e-mail boxoffice@DCINY.org

Strictly Sinatra - A Tribute To Frank Sinatra Starring Michael Dutra - BB King Blues Club & Grill
February 19, 2018 - New York

Michael Dutra is a man living a very large dream. After just four short years as a professional in the entertainment industry, he takes to the stage more than 300 nights per year, stunning audiences along the East Coast with his dead-on renditions of Frank Sinatra classics. Wearing Sinatra's signature fedora, bathed in expressive stage lighting, and singing his heart out at a vintage microphone, Dutra brings a luxurious supper-club elegance to any venue. "Sinatra sang more than 2400 songs," Dutra marvels, "and my repertoire features at least 500 of those." He finds that My Way and Summer Wind are runaway favorites with audiences everywhere.

Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 19, 2018 - New York

Maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée, head of Choral Studies at McGill University, leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Choir representing five countries in Maurice Duruflé's choral masterpiece, Requiem, Op. 9. DCINY conductor James Meaders conducts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's legendary Requiem with choir and orchestra.

Golden Lady Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 20, 2018 - New York

A monthly Burlesque/Variety Show hosted by Essence Revealed. With special guests, piano bar singalongs and more!

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 20, 2018 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Adrienne Danrich & Dave Hall's "Love & Trouble" - Feinstein's/54 Below NY
February 20, 2018 - New York

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Adrienne Danrich in Love & Trouble: Five Personas ~ One Voice on February 20, 2018. In collaboration with classical and musical theater composer Dave Hall. Danrich has created a unique, toe-tapping, emotionally riveting, and uplifting concert honoring the stories of five different women. Danrich seamlessly transforms from one character to the next with quick-witted, lively dialogue and songs that will transport you from the jazz and blues lounge to the gospel revival to the opera house. The music for Love & Trouble was written by Hall and Danrich with lyrics and poems by Danrich. For this celebration of her solo album debut (produced by Roven Records), Danrich will be joined by guest artists, who will perform beloved songs and American standards throughout the evening: New Yorker of the Year violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins (Broadway’s “Fiddler” violin soloist in Fiddler on the Roof); multi-genre recording artist Candice Hoyes (TED Talk, Music at Google) and sensational divas Olanna Goudeau & Ashley Renée Watkins (Acte II, “America’s Got Talent”). As musical director and pianist for Love & Trouble, Mila Henry (The Apollo, Lin... (read more)

Polina Kulikova, Piano - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 20, 2018 - New York

Anna Caterina Antonacci, Soprano - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 20, 2018 - New York

Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci performs a program with pianist Donald Sulzen in her only U.S. appearance of the season. Ms. Antonacci is a noted interpreter of diverse and challenging operatic roles.

Broadway Classics in Concert - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 20, 2018 - New York

Bound for Broadway - The West End Lounge
February 21, 2018 - New York

The staple of JDProductions, Bound for Broadway is a weekly showcase of talent that takes place on Wednesday nights at 8pm. Started in 2009 by John Forslund, Bound for Broadway was created as a way for up and coming singers who wanted an outlet to perform for an audience in an intimate cabaret setting. $15 Cover, 2 Drink Min.

Jovan Alexandre - After-Hours Jam Session - Smalls Live
February 21, 2018 - New York City

Tradiciones Dominicanas - City College Center for the Arts
February 21, 2018 - Harlem

Our upcoming concert titled "Tradiciones Dominicanas" is a fundraising and silent auction concert celebrating, Will be featuring music written on the line of the "musical nationalism movement" by dominican composers such as Bienvenido Bustamante, Toño Abreu, Luis Dias and Julio Alberto Hernandez. Performed by an orchestra of more than forty musicians "La Camerata Washington Heights". La Camerata Washington Heights is a group of musicians formed by the faculty members of The Washington Heights Community Conservatory of Fine Arts. Its repertoire, range from traditional classical composers from Europe and Latin America, to folkloric and popular music from the Latin American heritage. The goal of the group is to bring chamber music to the community of Washington Heights serving as a model for underprivileged youngsters in NYC.

Rémi Geniet - The Morgan Library & Museum
February 21, 2018 - New York

Young Concert Artists This popular lunchtime series features some of the most exciting young musicians performing today. Rémi Geniet, piano J.S. Bach/Busoni, Chaconne in D minor Beethoven, Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 Stravinsky, 3 Movements from Petrushka* ??The young French pianist is an instinctive and profoundly cultivated musician. —Pianist Magazine?

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 21, 2018 - New York

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

Mid-Day Music at Columbia - Faculty House, Columbia University
February 21, 2018 - New York

Music Performance Program at Columbia University presents Mid-Day Music concert featuring Lucia Ticho on cello. Come join us in the Garden Room, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series. This event is sponsored by Columbia University and is FREE AND OPEN to the public. 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027. Nearest public transportation is the 1 stop at 116th.

Young Concert Artists Series at The Morgan Library & Museum presents French pianist Remi Geniet - Morgan Library & Museum
February 21, 2018 - New York

Special one-hour midday concert with French pianist Rémi Geniet on the Young Concert Artists Series in collaboration with The Morgan Library & Museum. Works by Bach/Busoni, Beethoven and Stravinsky. Tickets include concert plus museum admission.

Anna Caterina Antonacci, Soprano - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 21, 2018 - New York

Ignacy Paderewski Gala Concert Kevin Kenner, Szymon Nehring, ?ukasz Krupi?ski, and Marek Bracha - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 21, 2018 - New York

This evening's performance features a program of Chopin and Paderewski as four pianists gather on the anniversary of Ignacy Paderewski's last concert at Carnegie Hall 85 years ago. The prize-winning pianists include Kevin Kenner, a winner of the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw and the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow; Szymon Nehring, winner of the Arthur Rubinstein International Master Competition in Tel Aviv; ?ukasz Krupi?ski, grand prize-winner of the International Piano Competition in San Marino; and Marek Bracha, finalist of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Tomas Kaco, Piano - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 22, 2018 - New York

Berklee College of Music graduate Tomáš Ka?o makes his Carnegie Hall debut. As a solo pianist, his style is a fusion of classical, jazz, and gypsy music. One of 12 children from a Czech Roma family, Mr. Ka?o brings his roots to classical and contemporary music.

Jonathan Thomas - 'After-Hours' Jam Session - Smalls Live
February 22, 2018 - New York City

Claffy Special Edition - Smalls Live
February 22, 2018 - New York City

Flanders Recorder Quartet - The Morgan Library & Museum
February 22, 2018 - New York

Flanders Recorder Quartet ? Boston Early Music Festival Series? Cécile Kempenaers, soprano?? A Song for All Seasons—Instrumental Music and Songs from the Renaissance For three decades the virtuoso instrumentalists of the Flanders Recorder Quartet have earned a peerless reputation for brilliant clarity, technical perfection, and sensitive musicianship, and in late 2018 they will perform their final concerts. Join these exceptional musicians — and dazzling soprano Cécile Kempenaers — during their farewell year. Their program will feature instrumental music and songs of Italy, Flanders, and England inspired by the eternal changing of the seasons. Experience these legendary artists performing captivating music by Byrd, Dowland, Parsons, Giamberti, de la Rue, and others.

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 22, 2018 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Baryshnikov Arts Center: Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time - Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater
February 22, 2018 - New York

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg with lighting designed by Jennifer Tipton. An all-star ensemble of instrumentalists - Joshua Rubin, clarinet; Geoff Nuttall, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello; and Sarah Rothenberg, piano - bring to life this timeless work, which Messiaen wrote and premiered in 1941 while in confinement at a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during World War II. Quartet for the End of Time is the second work by Olivier Messiaen on which lighting designer Jennifer Tipton and director/pianist Sarah Rothenberg are collaborating. $25. Presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center http://bacnyc.org/ info@bacnyc.org 646-731-3200

Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time - Baryshnikov Arts Center
February 22, 2018 - Manhattan

Olivier Messiaen expresses his deep faith in a timeless musical composition, which he wrote and premiered while in confinement at a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. An all-star ensemble of instrumentalists and illustrious lighting designer Jennifer Tipton create a theatrical rendition of the iconic work. Joshua Rubin, clarinet Geoff Nuttall, violin Christopher Costanza, cello Sarah Rothenberg, piano

Bang on a Can: Iva Bittova at The Jewish Museum - The Jewish Museum
February 22, 2018 - New York

Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum's 2017-18 concert season, which focuses on pioneering female artists, continues with a performance by Iva Bittova. Bittova is known foremost as a violinist-vocalist whose distinct music blends styles from many global music cultures - eastern European folk, western classical, Indian, Middle Eastern, and American rock 'n roll. Her solo performance at the Jewish Museum will reflect the central themes of cultural exchange and influence present in the exhibition Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Members. Presented by Bang on a Can http://bangonacan.org info@bangonacan.org 718-852-7755

Baryshnikov Arts Center presents Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time - Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater
February 22, 2018 - New York

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg with lighting designed by Jennifer Tipton. An all-star ensemble of instrumentalists - Joshua Rubin, clarinet; Geoff Nuttall, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello; and Sarah Rothenberg, piano - bring to life this timeless work, which Messiaen wrote and premiered in 1941 while in confinement at a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during World War II. Quartet for the End of Time is the second work by Olivier Messiaen on which lighting designer Jennifer Tipton and director/pianist Sarah Rothenberg are collaborating.

Aizuri Quartet: Immigration/Migration - The Met
February 23, 2018 - New York

This program features music inspired by the immigrant experience. Composers Bright Sheng (Chinese-American), Lembit Beecher (first generation Estonian-American), and Béla Bartók (Hungarian-American), all left their homeland for the U.S., thus infusing our culture with their experience. Bring the Kids for $1. Click for more times. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission. Enjoy a pre-performance drink in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event and you may purchase a drink prior to the show.

Ji Yung Lee, Collaborative Piano - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 23, 2018 - New York

Deep fried Cello with steamed Voice - MIRROR Tea House
February 23, 2018 - New York

Conceptual countertenor Juecheng Chen, cellist Amy Tcheupdjian and chef Samuel Adedipe present: Deep fried Cello with steamed Voice - a fulfilling guaranteed multisensory three-course concert in Gowanus, Brooklyn Upcoming performance: 8pm Friday, February 23, 2018 Venue: Mirror In The Woods, 575 Union Street, Brooklyn, between Union Street & 3rd Avenue Tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-fried-cello-with-steamed-voice-tickets-42731794949 Deep fried cello with steamed voice is an experimental classical music performance with food created to compliment each set. When classical music is really cooked up, the fire in the music can warm you up deep in your soul. It is kind of like consuming a bowl of warming Ramen on a New York winter's night. Mannes alumni Juecheng Chen and Amy Tcheupdjian got together on such a night wanting to find out how classical music can redefine a New Yorker’s night out. That evening culminated in the making of this concert. “2018 marks a decade of my classical music journey abroad. I think now is the time to really dig into what classical music means to me, and the city that I love the most.” - Juecheng Since ... (read more)

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 23, 2018 - New York

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys! Check out Mark's song list!

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 23, 2018 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Japan Across the World - The Met Fifth Avenue
February 23, 2018 - New York

The Aizuri Quartet offers a sampling of Japanese composers who have developed distinct musical voices in different parts of the world. Japanese-Danish performer and composer Kojiro Umezaki, a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Grammy Award–winning Silk Road Ensemble, joins the quartet on shakuhachi—a traditional Japanese bamboo flute—for a fascinating look at the diversity of Japanese music around the globe. Program includes string quartets by Akira Nishimura and Paul Wiancko.

Andrew Hammond - Pete's Candy Store
February 23, 2018 - Brooklyn

Every artist is in search of a voice and Andrew Hammond has found a vast array. A dynamic storyteller and vocal powerhouse, Hammond is a Soul singer grounded in Folk roots. Years of vocal experimentation as a voice artist and poet, have bred a unique delivery, a massive range and an immersive live performance. Hammond is back by drummer and percussionist, Kevin O'Conner of Portland's Talkdemonic.

Demir Demirkan Album Release Concert - Drom NYC
February 23, 2018 - New York

After studying English Literature and Humanities in Ankara, Demir Demirkan moved to Los Angeles and studied at the world renowned Musician's Institute. Returning to Istanbul in 1996, he produced, wrote songs, composed orchestral music for TV and Film while pursuing his singer/songwriter/guitarist albums and stage work.He appeared on several Future films and TV Shows as he is an established veteran rock-star/multi talented musician and an artist. Their partnership in love and music, with singer/musician Sertab Erener for over 15 years has placed them on highly cherished celebrity couple status in Turkey.Apart from his solo career, he formed the band Painted on Water. He had made the debut album of Painted On Water collaborating with musicians like, Dave Weckl, Trilok Gurtu, Alan Pasqua, Al Dimeola and Kai Eckhart. He tours with Painted On Water in USA and Europe.

Ethel, the String Quartet Redefining Concert Music, Continues Popular Met Museum Concert Series - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 23, 2018 - Upper East Side

Since 2012, ETHEL, the acclaimed string quartet that Pitchfork.com described as "a necessary jet of cold water in the contemporary classical scene," has been serving as resident ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Balcony Bar. Marking the first time that a prominent musical group has been featured in that venue, ETHEL will performs there on a regular basis, sometimes with friends and collaborators, throughout the year. To enliven the Balcony Bar programming, the quartet also selects musical groups from ETHEL's expansive list of notable colleagues to perform when the group is on the road. This new programming initiative provides a variety of musical experiences to Met audiences delivered by a range of ensemble types and compositions. The Balcony Bar serves appetizers and cocktails on the second floor balcony overlooking the Great Hall. The performances, consisting of three sets between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., are free with Museum admission. ETHEL + Friends @ Met Museum Performances at a Glance January 26-27 Loggins-Gookin Duo February 2-3 | Mivos Quartet February 9-10 | Laurence Hobgood Trio February 16-17 ETHEL February 23-24 ETHEL About... (read more)

Open Working Rehearsal: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 24, 2018 - New York

Mahler didn't live to complete anything more than the opening Adagio of his Symphony No. 10, but what he left takes the audience on a powerful voyage filled with pathos, including one of the most truly heart-wrenching and terrifying moments in all symphonic music. Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique takes the listener on a compelling journey as well—what Bernstein called the first psychedelic music trip. Berlioz uses kaleidoscopic orchestral colors in a phantasmagoric tale of madness to depict an opium overdose, hallucinations of murder and execution, and a macabre Witches' Sabbath.

Eric Comstock - Birdland
February 24, 2018 - New York

Singer/pianist Eric Comstock has been called "a song's best friend," and the jazz and pop songbooks are in great hands when he is onstage at Birdland. Whether the song is by Rodgers and Hart or Ellington and Strayhorn, Paul Simon or Bob Dylan, you'll hear the lyric as if for the first time. Joining Eric will be eminent bassist/composer Sean Smith -- in all, a perfect winter Saturday supper!

Mohsen Namjoo and Ensemble featuring Faraualla - Symphony Space
February 24, 2018 - New York

Each ticket subject to a $5 service fee. Mohsen Namjoo and his ensemble, featuring the Italian female quartet Faraualla, will play songs from his new album, On the Bowstring of a Teardrop, in addition to many of his classic, most beloved songs. Namjoo is a songwriter, singer, music scholar, and setar (traditional Persian lute) player. His unique musical style resembles a patchwork of Persian classical poetry of Hafez, Rumi or Saadi with western music - namely rock, blues, and jazz. Seamlessly blending the classical with the modern, the ancient and the current, Namjoo has been hailed by The New York Times as the "Bob Dylan of Iran." He is a visionary artist and a true musical maverick.

Beatriz Ferreyra / Eric Frye: Obfuscation Morphologies - ISSUE Project Room
February 24, 2018 - Brooklyn

Saturday, February 24th, ISSUE presents Argentine acousmatic composer Beatriz Ferreyra and Obfuscation Morphologies, a new work by Eric Frye. Though they differ in generation, both composers employ kindred methods for orienting sonic surfaces with signature intensity and precision across electroacoustic and computer music. Both Ferreyra and Frye present their work specifically for an eight-channel sound arrangement, a rare listening opportunity. Beatriz Ferreyra began her composing career incidentally, having been exposed to the musical methods of Pierre Schaeffer and the Groupe de Recherches Musicales, shortly after moving from her native Argentina to Paris in the 1960s. Ferreyra's passion for unusual sounds organic jump-started an education that led to the creation of her own entrancing electroacoustic works, as well as collaborations with alternative instrument inventors like Bernard Baschet and assisting roles in the realization of compositions by Schaeffer himself. Ferreyra has remained active in the five decades since her initial experimentations, including work at the Institute for Electroacoustic Music in Bourges and in the field of music therapy, but official release... (read more)

Brooklyn Circle - Smalls Live
February 24, 2018 - New York City

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 24, 2018 - New York

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshko has been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway. https://www.lesliegoshko.com/

Chinese New Year Spectacular IV - Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall
February 24, 2018 - New York

World-Renowned Steinway Pianist Jiaxin Tian to Ring in the Year of the Dog with Annual Chinese New Year Spectacular IV at Carnegie Hall on February 24th. Tian will be joined by Violinist Deni Bonet, Pianist Simon Mulligan and Tenor Singer William Cai for a Medley of Musical Talents. The Chinese New Year Spectacular IV is presented by Premier Event Management, Inc.

Ethel, the String Quartet Redefining Concert Music, Continues Popular Met Museum Concert Series - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 24, 2018 - Upper East Side

Since 2012, ETHEL, the acclaimed string quartet that Pitchfork.com described as "a necessary jet of cold water in the contemporary classical scene," has been serving as resident ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Balcony Bar. Marking the first time that a prominent musical group has been featured in that venue, ETHEL will performs there on a regular basis, sometimes with friends and collaborators, throughout the year. To enliven the Balcony Bar programming, the quartet also selects musical groups from ETHEL's expansive list of notable colleagues to perform when the group is on the road. This new programming initiative provides a variety of musical experiences to Met audiences delivered by a range of ensemble types and compositions. The Balcony Bar serves appetizers and cocktails on the second floor balcony overlooking the Great Hall. The performances, consisting of three sets between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., are free with Museum admission. ETHEL + Friends @ Met Museum Performances at a Glance January 26-27 Loggins-Gookin Duo February 2-3 | Mivos Quartet February 9-10 | Laurence Hobgood Trio February 16-17 ETHEL February 23-24 ETHEL About... (read more)

Immanuel Wilkins Quartet - Smalls Live
Through February 24, 2018 - New York City

Immanuel Wilkins is an American Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, and Band Leader. While growing up in the Philadelphia area, he played in his church and programs dedicated to teaching jazz music such as the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts. Immanuel has had the opportunity to play in Japan, Europe, South America, The United Arab Emirates, and the United States, working and/or recording with Jason Moran, the Count Basie Orchestra, Gretchen Parlato, Solange Knowles, Bob Dylan, and Wynton Marsalis. He also leads his own band, composing and performing new music. Immanuel currently attends The Juilliard School where he studied with saxophonists Bruce Williams and the late Joe Temperley. By being emerged in the scene at a young age around various masters, he continues to pursue his goals of being a force in music and society today. His mission is to create a sound that has a profound spiritual and emotional impact and to become a great leader in the lineage of jazz musicians throughout history. Through studying the human pathos of the music and the culture of jazz, he aspires to bring people together through the commonality of love and belief in this music.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra - Brooklyn Museum
February 25, 2018 - Brooklyn

Conductor Felipe Tristan showcases the woodwinds and brass of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra in Strauss's delicate Serenade for Winds, followed by the rhythms of Leonard Bernstein's 1957 hit musical West Side Story. The strings of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra play the evocative "Adagio" by American composer Samuel Barber. The concert ends with Respighi's exhilarating depiction of four of Rome's magnificent baroque fountains.

Contemporaneous: And Flowers Showered - National Sawdust
February 25, 2018 - Brooklyn

This performance features Contemporaneous, Artists-in-Residence for the 2017-2018 season. And Flowers Showered is part of Classical Sundays, a National Sawdust series that presents the cutting-edge of contemporary classical music. Hear renowned artists from the classical tradition perform music both storied and vitally new, combining tradition with modernity in a way that is quintessential Williamsburg. Unplug and unwind as we curate the industry's most compelling performances. Contemporaneous, the 21-piece ensemble lauded as "ferocious" by the New York Times, performs And Flowers Showered, an immersive evening-length exploration of the self through music, movement, and visual art. Created by visionary Latvian composer Krists Auznieks and designer Magnus Pind, And Flowers Showered asks us to examine the nature of the voice within the self, while transforming National Sawdust into a vast natural environment. Through words, music, and the transfiguration of physical space, And Flowers Showered allows us to investigate the constituent parts of the indigenous voice — what is the self, and what makes us each an individual? And Flowers Showered offers a variety of perspectives, ... (read more)

Voices in Motion - All Souls Church
February 25, 2018 - New York

Voices in Motion returns! Hear the Musica Viva NY choir reprise some of its most cherished works by Allegri, Palestrina, Holst, A. R. Rahman, Tormis, Paulus, Tavener, Gorecki and more, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary and welcomes back its founder Walter Klauss as guest conductor and organist, together with Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez and organist Trent Johnson.

Nick Hempton Band - Smalls Live
February 25, 2018 - New York City

Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument like Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, etc, and informed by a youth misspent playing R&B and ska in his native Australia, Hempton's jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging.In demand as a sideman as well as a leader, Nick has performed with some of the top names in Jazz and popular music and has been featured on dozens of albums encompassing the full range of popular music styles. He has made numerous television and radio appearances, and has also developed an excellent reputation as a music educator, holding private lessons and masterclasses for school and mature-age students.The Nick Hempton Band was formed in 2005. As a group, they have played most of the major New York venues, and toured both regionally and internationally. Many years of collaboration have made the group a sharp, cohesive unit, and 2015 sees the release of their fourth studio album, Catch A... (read more)

Piano Karaoke with Rashonda Reeves - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 25, 2018 - New York

RaShonda "Shon" Reeves is originally from Saginaw, MI. A graduate of Howard University and NYU, RaShonda moved to New York to pursue her Masters of Arts in 2006. During her studies, RaShonda interned for several major labels including Def Jam and Columbia Records before accepting a position at Afropop.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing American audiences to the pop music of Africa and the Caribbean. RaShonda later decided to return to her earlier career aspirations of working for a major label. She is currently a Copyright Analyst at Sony Music's RCA Records as well as a church accompanist for the 10am mass at Resurrection Catholic Church in Harlem. An accomplished pianist, composer and singer, she has recently performed at MOMA PS1, Joe's Pub, Below 54, The Bitter End, and BB Kings. Her musical interests range from Electronic, Experimental, Soul and Funk to Jazz and European classical music.

Riverside Symphony Presents: Strings Attached - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
February 25, 2018 - New York

Strings Attached SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2018, 3pm With Robert Rogers Puppets Featuring Riverside Symphony principal players SAINT-SAENS Carnival of the Animals STRAVINSKY l’Histoire du Soldat Camille Saint-Saëns’s disarming classic and Igor Stravinsky’s urbane chamber masterpiece are transformed through the magical melding of virtuoso musicianship and exquisite puppetry. Renowned for more than thirty years, Robert Rogers Puppets has appeared at performing arts centers, universities, museums and schools across the country. Internationally, they have performed at the Neopolis Children’s Theater Festival in Tunisia; the Global Puppet Theater Festival in Taiwan; the World Puppet Festival in Prague; the Puppets Up! Festival in Almonte, Canada; the Children’s Palace in Beijing; and FANA, the Foundation for the Assistance of Abandoned Children in Bogota, Colombia.

Falkner Evans & Belden Bullock - Mezzrow
February 25, 2018 - New York

Pianist Falkner Evans has a florid touch and wonderful musical sensibility. Joining him is the wonderful Belden Bullock on bass.

John Merrill & Friends 'After-hours' - Mezzrow
February 25, 2018 - New York

Guitarist John Merrill hosts the after-hours with his invited guests.

Science! The Musical - Department of History (Fayerweather)
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

"Science! The Musical" is a new musical about life in the lab written by Presidental Scholar in Society and Neuroscience scholar Andrew Goldman and directed by Jenna Hoffman. Follow the story of Janice, a first-year Ph.D. student, who has just had her first paper accepted to an academic conference. The only problem is, she hasn't written the paper yet! In the few short weeks before the conference, Janice must learn to do interdisciplinary science. Will she publish, or will she perish!? Andrew Goldman (Writer) joined the inaugural Presidental Scholars in Society and Neuroscience class after receiving his PhD in Cognition of Musical Improvisation from the University of Cambridge. His research explores the subtle effects of improvisation in music and daily life. A pianist since the age of five, Andrew has extensive classical musical training. Jenna Hoffman (Director) is a Chicago native and proud graduate of New York University. She is thrilled to be working with Andrew and the Center for Science and Society on this project! Recent New York directing credits include Jesus, Violet, Hedda Gabler, Alkestis, and Jack or the Submission. Currently, Jenna is working on her upcoming sho... (read more)

Science! The Musical - Department of History (Fayerweather)
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

"Science! The Musical" is a new musical about life in the lab written by Presidental Scholar in Society and Neuroscience scholar Andrew Goldman and directed by Jenna Hoffman. Follow the story of Janice, a first-year Ph.D. student, who has just had her first paper accepted to an academic conference. The only problem is, she hasn't written the paper yet! In the few short weeks before the conference, Janice must learn to do interdisciplinary science. Will she publish, or will she perish!? Andrew Goldman (Writer) joined the inaugural Presidental Scholars in Society and Neuroscience class after receiving his PhD in Cognition of Musical Improvisation from the University of Cambridge. His research explores the subtle effects of improvisation in music and daily life. A pianist since the age of five, Andrew has extensive classical musical training. Jenna Hoffman (Director) is a Chicago native and proud graduate of New York University. She is thrilled to be working with Andrew and the Center for Science and Society on this project! Recent New York directing credits include Jesus, Violet, Hedda Gabler, Alkestis, and Jack or the Submission. Currently, Jenna is working on her upcoming sho... (read more)

Leonard Bernstein at 100 - Lincoln Center
Through March 24, 2018 - New York

Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebrates the centennial of America's greatest classical composer and conductor. Drawing from more than 150 photographs, personal items, papers, scores, correspondence, costumes, furniture, and films, Leonard Bernstein at 100 marks the official exhibit of the centennial and is the most comprehensive retrospective of Bernstein's life and career ever staged in a museum setting. Items on display will include Bernstein's conductor baton; his first childhood piano; the desk used to compose West Side Story; handwritten score sheets for songs from West Side Story, including "America," "Tonight," and "Maria"; Bernstein's handwritten Harvard study notebook from 1939; and more. In addition to the objects and the multi-media presentations, the exhibit includes a number of interactive displays, designed to allow the museum visitor deep access into Bernstein's creative mind and music legacy. A listening bar will enable visitors to explore some of Bernstein's most noted works; and a vocal booth gives visitors the chance to sing lead in West Side Story. Another interactive breaks down the parts of a symphony for greater understanding of Bernstein's greatest orchestral... (read more)

Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound - Lincoln Center
Through April 07, 2018 - New York

Arturo Toscanini (1867 - 1957) remains among the most revered figures in classical music, due in large part to the dissemination of his work through hundreds of commercially produced recordings and wide-reaching radio broadcasts, which helped to define and perpetuate his cultural significance during the second half of his meteoric career. This exhibition explores the iconoclastic yet beloved conductor's legacy through the very medium in which he worked: sound. With a particular focus on his 17-year career with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound draws foremost upon the Toscanini Legacy collection of sound recordings, the single largest collection held by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The over 43,000 items represent the full array of audio formats in use during Toscanini's lifetime, including lacquer, shellac, and vinyl discs, tape reels, cylinders, and wire recordings as well as the more obscure selenophone recordings and the metal parts used in the production of 78 rpms discs. As one of the world's leading sound archives, the Library for the Performing Arts will plac... (read more)

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