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Classical Music in New York City This Week - October 7-October 14

October 7, 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.

Sunday Gospel Brunch with the World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir All You Can Eat - Sony Hall
October 07, 2018 - New York

The Choir brings their experience of Harlem and the Black Church to Times Square in a foot stomping, hand clapping show for fans from around the world. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage. See more info on the B.B. King Blues Club website!

Ukrainian Stars in America 'Glory to Ukraine Gala - Merkin Hall
October 07, 2018 - New York

A concert of classical arias, duets, Ukrainian folk songs, and dances to promote Ukrainian culture in America.

Lang Lang International Music Foundation 10th Anniversary Gala - Cipriani
October 10, 2018 - New York

Alec Baldwin will host the Lang Lang International Music Foundation™ 10th Anniversary Gala on October 10th, chaired by John Paulson and co-chaired by Judith-Ann Corrente, David M. Hryck, Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo, Bruno Wang, Joan and Sandy Weill, Shirley Young and Ann Ziff. The evening will honor two remarkable people, Joan and Irwin Jacobs with the Foundation’s Lifetime Philanthropy Award. The evening will feature performances by Roberto Alagna, Lang Lang, Ledisi, and Wyclef Jean. Proceeds from the evening will expand the Foundation’s Keys of Inspiration™ (KOI) which delivers a structured music curriculum to over 6,000 children in underserved elementary schools across the USA. In the KOI piano lab, students build self-confidence, a sense of achievement, and a drive towards excellence. By 2020 they project over 30,000 students in 80 schools participating across the country. Guests are asked to wear black tie.

The Guilty Pleasures Cabaret Sirens - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 12, 2018 - New York

Guilty Pleasures Cabaret, NYC's premier song and dance variety show, proudly presents The Sirens, a fierce trio of female singers. With tight harmonies and leading lady vocals they seamlessly blend retro vibes, pop tunes, and musical theatre stylings to deliver a star-quality show. Audiences will even catch cameos from the high-kicking and hair-flipping dance troupe The Fishnet Follies. First making appearances in Guilty Pleasures Cabaret productions, The Sirens will debut their own spinoff show in the summer of 2018. $15 Ticket in Advance & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre* $20 Ticket at the Door (plus service fee) & a 2 Drink Minimum in the Cabaret Theatre* *Drinks Must be purchased In the Cabaret Theatre to count towards the Minimum. No One Under 21 Allowed Doors open 30 minutes before show time. There is a 2 Drink Minimum per Person in the Cabaret Theatre

Martin Hayes Quartet - Highline Ballroom
October 13, 2018 - New York

Martin Hayes - Violin Dennis Cahill - Guitar Liz Knowles - Viola Doug Wieselman - Bass Clarinet Martin Hayes is known worldwide for his soulful interpretations of traditional Irish music. NPR calls him "one of the best fiddlers on the planet." His ability to convey the relevancy of an old form with emotion and urgency has made him an undisputed master of Irish music. Hayes has collaborated with Paul Simon and Sting, the jazz world's Cassandra Wilson and Bill Frisell, viola da gamba player Jordi Savall, and with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble on the Grammy-winning album "Sing Me Home." He is a founder of the award-winning Irish-American group The Gloaming. The Martin Hayes Quartet opens up and explores the Irish tradition with music that resonates as both venerable and strikingly new. The new group expands upon many of the musical ideas Martin has pursued in his renowned and longstanding partnership with guitarist Dennis Cahill. The melody remains central with an added range of sonic possibilities provided by new instrumentation: the deep mellow sound of bass clarinet, played by the virtuosic Doug Wieselman (Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Antony & the Johnsons), and the warm ton... (read more)

Sudden Departure Day - Music of the Leftovers - The Town Hall
October 14, 2018 - New York

A rare performance of Composer Max Richter's emotive score for Damon Lindelof's cult HBO series The Leftovers. Richter approaches the show's themes of departure and loss with intimate and achingly beautiful melodies that travel through a psychological and tempestuous landscape with instrumentation of sustained tones, piano, harps and celesta. "Musically incredible and conceptually spot on. Max Richter is truly a modern day musical genius." The Line Of Best Fit Max Richter stands as one of the most prolific figures on the contemporary music scene today with ground-breaking work as a composer, pianist, producer, remixer and collaborator. From synthesizers to full symphony orchestra, Richter has spun a web of innovation to compose music for solo albums, ballets, concert hall performances, film and television scores, video art installations and theatre works.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella - Landmark Theatre
Through February 17, 2019 - Syracuse

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®-winning musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music that's delighting audiences with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible" and "Ten Minutes Ago" in this hilarious and romantic experience for anyone who's ever had a dream. Audience: Recommended for 6+

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