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Classical Music in New York City This Week - May 20-May 27

May 20, 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.

Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas - Queens Bontanical Garden
May 20, 2018 - Flushing

QBG welcomes back the Quintet of the Americas for their seventh annual concert at the Garden. Their 2018 performance, "Americans in Paris and Back Again" will feature selections from American composers, including George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Quincy Jones.

NYC's 2nd Annual NF Hope Concert - SubCulture
May 20, 2018 - New York

The successful annual concert founded in 2011 in Las Vegas is making it's way back to New York City. The NYC's 2nd Annual NF Hope® Concert will be held on Sunday, May 20 at 7:30pm (the evening will start at 6:30pm for drinks and our silent auction) in Manhattan and will feature cast members from some of Broadway's biggest shows.

Grace Gotham's 'Peel Me A Glove' - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 22, 2018 - New York

Expect the unexpected cabaret set – ranging from Cole Porter and The Sex Pistols to Grace originals – at this show where whimsy and sophistication collide and elegance mingles with naughty. Starring (and produced by) your host for the evening, burlesque artist and chanteuse Grace Gotham, this monthly show at Sid Gold's Request Room brings back the banter to burlesque a la Gypsy Rose Lee, Sophie Tucker, and Fannie Brice — with a little Lucille Ball and Grace Kelly mixed in. Always the gracious host, Grace emcees the evening accompanied by pianist Chris Johnson and treats you to two top-drawer burlesque guest stars each month. And – golly gee – it's only 10 Clams ($10) at the door for a pearl of a show! After the show, hang out with the performers, sip expertly-made cocktails, and indulge in the fabulous live piano karaoke where any and all are welcome to take a turn or two at the mic. Grace Gotham is an Upper East Sider and NYC-based burlesque performer, producer, and chanteuse who is currently featued in the new Dove beauty campaign, "My Beauty My Say." She has performed internationally and stars in her own monthly cabaret and burlesque show, "Peel Me a Glove," at Sid Gold's Re... (read more)

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 23, 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.

Israeli Chamber Project: Schubert & Barber with Soprano Susanna Phillips - Kaufman Music Center
May 24, 2018 - New York

Celebrated American soprano Susanna Phillips is the Israeli Chamber Project's special guest in an evening that explores the lush lyricism, both vocal and instrumental, of Franz Schubert and Samuel Barber. PROGRAM SCHUBERT/ARIBERT REIMANN - Mignon-Lieder for Soprano and String Quartet SAMUEL BARBER - String Quartet, Op. 11 SCHUBERT - The Shepherd on the Rock, D. 965 SCHUBERT - String Trio in B flat Major, D. 471 SCHUBERT - Notturno in E flat Major, D. 897 SAMUEL BARBER/YUVAL SHAPIRO - Knoxville: Summer of 1915 ARTISTS Susanna Phillips, soprano Yehonatan Berick, violin Kobi Malkin, violin Mark Holloway, viola Michal Korman, cello Tibi Cziger, clarinet Assaff Weisman, piano

Happy Hour Karaoke with John Khoury! - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 24, 2018 - New York

Singer/Musician/Author John Khoury brings his extensive song book to Sid Gold's. Influenced by the likes of Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and his father, who sang in a local Doo Wop group, The Deans, John has been performing around the tri-state area for years. A native New Yorker, John authored and published "Go Sit on Your Own Stoop!", a collection of stories about growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970's. He has the unique ability to tell a story and connect people both on the page and on the stage. When he's not performing or writing, John can be found at his day job at AMC Networks, rooting for the Mets, and expanding on his knowledge of useless trivia.

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 25, 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 Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 26, 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/

New York Philharmonic Ensembles - Kaufman Music Center
May 27, 2018 - New York

Up Close and Personal 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. PROGRAM VIVALDI - Trio Sonata, Op.1, No. 3 Duoming Ba, violin; Peter Kenote, viola; Satoshi Okamoto, bass; TBD, piano KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI - Duo concertante for Violin and Double Bass Kuan Cheng Lu, violin; Rion Wentworth, bass REINECKE - Trio for Oboe, Horn, and Piano Liang Wang, oboe; Howard Wall, horn; Zhen Chen, piano BRAHMS - Piano Trio No. 1 Hannah Choi, violin; Patrick Jee, cello; Steven Beck*, piano * Guest Artist

Tina Baptist-Church Presents 'Tina Tributes' - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 27, 2018 - New York

The 4th Sunday every month, Tina Baptist-Church presents Tina Tributes, an ongoing tribute series of female artists.

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Vela - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through May 30, 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.

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