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No Cover Live Music in NYC This Week - February 11-February 18

February 11, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Say no to cover charges the next time you're in New York City and looking for live music. From bars to clubs to museum shows, you can catch all kinds of great music without having to pay for a ticket. City Guide's calendar has all the no cover live music in NYC this week rounded up below.

Santiago Cruz 'Tour Interplanetario' - Kupferberg Center Performances
Through January 17, 2018 - Flushing

Due to matters of visa control Santiago Cruz, the main artist, is unable to travel to the US, therefore incapable of performing tonight. To everyone who purchased a ticket for "Santiago Cruz – Tour Interplanetario" concert, scheduled for December 2nd, 2017; we encourage you to save it and present it on the new concert date scheduled on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 8:00pm. In exchange for the inconvenience for the postponement you will have access to autographed CDs on…

Leah Tash - Pete's Candy Store
February 11, 2018 - Brooklyn

Alex2e - Acoustic Pop / Folk / Hip Hop - Silvana
February 11, 2018 - New York

Massachusetts based Acoustic Pop-Folk artist.

What-The-Funk! Monthly Residency - Silvana
February 11, 2018 - New York

WHATTHEFUNK! is a Funk/Soul band founded in Vancouver, Canada.

Rhythm & Brunch: The All R&B Brunch & Day Party Pre-Valentine's Day Edition - MIST Harlem
February 11, 2018 - New York

You know The Alumni Group for throwing the best trap music brunches and day parties in the city. We have a reputation for turning up on a Saturday. But this week, we'll be "Easy Like Sunday Morning" at our Rhythm & Brunch All-R&B brunch and day party. Rhythm & Brunch will feature a live performances from the R&B Boys and some others who'll belt out soulful covers of your favorite slow jams while you enjoy the brunch food and drink specials you've come to love at our events. It's all going down on Sunday, at Mist Harlem. Don't miss out! $35 Prix Fixe Brunch Includes an Appetizer, Entree, and 1.5 Hours of Bottomless Brunch Cocktails (This Price DOES NOT include Tax & Gratuity which comes out to $45 total) $55 Prix Fixe Brunch includes an Appetizer, Entree and Bottomless Drinks for the duration of the event. (This Price includes Tax & Gratuity)

It's Sunday: David Briggs - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
February 11, 2018 - Upper West Side

Artist in Residence David Briggs performs three innovative transcriptions of orchestral music by Maurice Ravel, including the premiere of his new transcription of the "Mother Goose Suite." Kaleidoscopic and ravishingly impressionistic, this music will illustrate the Great Organ's dramatic range of tone and color. In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong, featuring guest recitalists from around the country. Great Organ: It's Sunday concerts are held on Sundays at 5 pm in the fall and spring seasons. These recitals are free to the public.

Broadway 92Y Chorus – Winter Concert - 92nd Street Y
February 11, 2018 - New York

Join us for the Winter concert of the Broadway at 92Y Chorus - founded by Robbie Capp in 1994, it remains the only community chorus in New York devoted to classic repertory from the American musical theater, stage and screen. This event is free to attend. Click "Buy Tickets" to reserve your seat.

On Ezra Pound - 92nd Street Y
February 11, 2018 - New York

with Daniel Swift In The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, Daniel Swift writes an unconventional biography through the stories of Pound's visitors at St. Elizabeths Hospital, among them T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Charles Olson and William Carlos Williams. A captivating look at the most controversial of poets through the eyes of others at a critical moment in Pound's own life and twentieth-century art and politics.

Il Trovatore - Lincoln Center
February 12, 2018 - New York

Sir David McVicar's production of Verdi's thrilling depiction of life on the edgeexhilarating production features Jennifer Rowley as the noble heroine, Leonora, Yonghoon Lee as the troubadour who loves her, Quinn Kelsey as his rival, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the Gypsy Azucena, whose bloodthirsty curse propels the story.

ReMu Talks: Arlissa – 'Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie' Singer-Songwriter - Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
February 12, 2018 - New York

Join us for ReMu Talks: Arlissa – singer-songwriter whose breakthrough track "Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie," depicts the reality of truth always peeking through in life and love. It's a mantra that the 25-year-old German-born, south London-bred siren has maintained throughout the entirety of her journey in music. As Arlissa enters the next phase of her career—armed with a dancey reboot of her viral hit thanks to Jonas Blue—she continues to promote honest music on her own terms. Moderated by the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music's very own Kerry Ann Mothersille, Arlissa will talk about her influences, musical journey, and the importance of being an artist with an entrepreneurial DIY spirit. Arlissa piqued on the UK Pop radar, making the BBC's Sound Of 2013 poll alongside acts like Laura Mvula, Haim, AlunaGeorge, Savages, The Weeknd, and CHVRCHES with no formal album or single release. Arlissa then continued on a DIY mission, releasing music via the internet and rebuilding her buzz. She took to the Internet to release original songs, along with a YouTube cover as a litmus test. She dropped the acoustic version of "Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie," which yielded over a million views in less... (read more)

The Planets - Arlene's Grocery
February 12, 2018 - New York

Rockin' the NYC area since the '70s, The Planets pound out a mix classic, roots, and punk rock at each show.

Great Organ: Midday Monday - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
February 12, 2018 - Upper West Side

Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral's unparalleled Great Organ.

Music by Glass, Bielawa, Zorn, Kihlstedt, Welch and Bleckmann - Le Poisson Rouge
February 13, 2018 - New York

The GRAMMY Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus, led by Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa and Music Director & Principal Conductor Valerie Sainte-Agathe, celebrates the release of Final Answer, the group's debut album on the Orange Mountain Music label with a concert featuring works from the album by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa, John Zorn, Carla Kihlstedt, Matthew Welch, and Theo Bleckmann. SFGC comes to Le Poisson Rouge in advance of its performance at Carnegie Hall on Friday, February 16, when the group joins the Philip Glass Ensemble in the composer's Music With Changing Parts. $15 - $20 (advance) or $20 - $25 (on the door). Presented by San Francisco Girls Chorus http://www.sfgirlschorus.org info@sfgirlschorus.org 415-863-1752 x333

Griffin House - City Winery
February 13, 2018 - New York

Griffin House’s songs infuse roots, rock, blues and country to create a blend of songs and images that set him apart from other songwriters. His intelligent, heart-felt lyrics and melodies in such songs as “The Guy Who Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind” and “Better Than Love" are radio mainstays. His 8th album “Balls” went on to garner even more critical and commercial success. While House makes plans for recording his next album in the new year, he tours in support of his current release SO ON AND SO FORTH – a collection of original tunes that are considered some of his best yet and sure to please both old and new fans.

Parsifal - Lincoln Center
February 13, 2018 - New York

Met Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Wagner's transcendental score, in François Girard's remarkable production, a mystical theatrical journey. Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt, renowned across Europe, returns to the Met following his appearances in the 2016–17 season as Florestan in Fidelio. Evelyn Herlitzius is Kundry, and Peter Mattei and René Pape bring back their highly praised interpretations of Amfortas and Gurnemanz, respectively.

Beat Music Series - Showcase - Jazz / Soul / R&B / Folk - Silvana
February 13, 2018 - New York

This two-hour set promises to feature an eclectic mix of hip hop, jazz, soul, poetry, folk, and spoken word artists. The event is hosted by composer/producer Eric Joseph Meyer and poet/emcee Melissa Czarnik.

Stomp, Clap & Sing with Conroy Warren - Central Library, Dweck Center
February 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

Feeling the beat! Enjoy the power and pleasure of Jazz, Calypso and Reggae through singing and dancing in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren. It's fun! It's exciting! Families will be given seating priority. Seating is limited. First come, first served. Stomp, Clap & Sing programs are made possible through generous support from the Estate of Pearl S. Reuillard in memory of her parents Yetta and Louis Schwartz.

The Albertine Book Club Reads 'the End of Eddy' by Edouard Louis - Albertine
February 13, 2018 - New York

Cécile David Weill and Caroline Weber will moderate our group discussion on Edouard Louis's international bestseller The End of Eddy, translated from the French by Michael Lucey (FSG). Édouard Louis' sharp, precise, and concise narrative lets the reader into a world that is barely explored in contemporary French fiction: the disenfranchised working class. The End of Eddy is an unflinching account of growing up gay in a region where 80% of the population is unemployed; and where reading a book in public is perceived as an act of aggressive rebellion that results in mockery and rejection. The Albertine Book Club is free and open to Albertine members and students with a valid student ID card! Join the Albertine community and engage with French culture at a whole new level! Here is a unique opportunity to meet and talk with other French culture lovers over a glass of French wine ! French and English speakers are welcome ! Please find more info on how to become an Albertine member here. CECILE DAVID-WEILL is a French and American author. She published her first novel, Beguin (Grasset, 1996) under the name of Cécile de la Baume, which was released in English translation as Crush ... (read more)

Jiji, Guitar - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 13, 2018 - New York

Guitarist Jiji performs a wide range of acoustic and electric music, from traditional and contemporary classical to free improvisation. In 2016, Jiji won first prize at the Concert Artists Guild Competition.

Elise @ The Inspired Word: Songs & Reflections on Love, Life & Valentine's Day - Parkside Lounge
February 13, 2018 - New York

Singer/Songwriter Elise Wiener will be the FEATURED ACT at 9:00 PM at the coolest show in town, Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word. Come out an hear Elise perform a set of heartfelt and inspiring originals from her newly released CD. Bring your valentine!! Tickets Listen on Spotify

Tal National - Littlefield
Through February 13, 2018 - Brooklyn

World Music Institute is thrilled to present Tal National at Brooklyn's Littlefield on February 23, two weeks after the release of the band's newest album Tantabara on Fat Cat Records. By the time Tal National reached international acclaim with 2013’s Kaani, the band’s first release outside of Niger, they had spent more than a decade crisscrossing Niger, usually on dirt pathways through the Sahara, playing epic five-hour sets, seven days a week, selling their CDs on street corners. In the process, they became Niger’s most popular band. Audiences in the West and critics quickly embraced the band’s singular and well-honed sound.

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 14, 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.

Ignorance Is No Excuse, Reno - Dixon Place
February 14, 2018 - New York

Reno is an opinionated, radical feminist alternative voice who creates heavily improvised stream-of-consciousness topical monologues with incredible wit, political consciousness and common sense. Starting with her first HBO comedy hour, Reno In Rage And Rehab through her HBO feature film, Reno Finds Her Mom, her Bravo series, Citizen Reno, to her live show commissioned by Hartford Stage, The God Show, Reno wrestles with the "way it is" and points to the "way it's supposed to be." Reno is an opinionated, radical feminist alternative voice who creates heavily improvised stream-of-consciousness topical monologues with incredible wit, political consciousness and common sense. Starting with her first HBO comedy hour, Reno In Rage And Rehab through her HBO feature film, Reno Finds Her Mom, her Bravo series, Citizen Reno, to her live show commissioned by Hartford Stage, The God Show, Reno wrestles with the "way it is" and points to the "way it's supposed to be."

L'Elisir d'Amore - Lincoln Center
February 14, 2018 - New York

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing "Una furtiva lagrima." Bartlett Sher's production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Lizz Wright - Lincoln Center
February 14, 2018 - New York

The last time Lizz Wright performed as a part of American Songbook in 2009, the New York Times described the Georgia-born singer-songwriter as "an awesome talent [who] stands in a direct line of descent from Odetta through Tracy Chapman, singers whose source of sustenance is the African-American spiritual tradition." A lot of life has happened for Wright since then, and her latest album, 2017's "potent, sanctified" Grace (Guardian, U.K.), a New York Times Best Album of the Year, reveals a new register that lends an affecting vulnerability to her sensual contralto voice and regal poise. Spurred by the divisiveness of the 2016 election, Wright felt compelled to reconnect with her Southern heritage both physically and artistically. The resulting sound boosts the down-home blues and gospel elements of her musical style that also traverses jazz, folk, and confessional singer-songwriter traditions, arriving at a place where all are welcome.

Wednesdays at One: Music for Piano - Alice Tully Hall, The Juilliard School
February 14, 2018 - New York

Jazz+Wednesdays - American Folk Art Museum
February 14, 2018 - New York

Each Wednesday, from 2 to 3 pm, the Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. Info: publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org Read the Q&A with Bill Wurtzel in the New York Times.

The Poet will be Televised- Poetry Showcase - Silvana
February 14, 2018 - New York

For three years running, The REC (Royaltie Entertainment Company) has hosted the best poetry jam session in New York City! "The Poet WILL Be Televised!" will hold a special event on every second Wednesday at Silvana! Hosted by hip-hop artist Baxter P Wordsworth, "The Poet WILL Be Televised" pays homage to Gil Scott Heron, iconic for the world-renowned poem "The Revolution Will Not be Televised." We allow poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers to come together with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way.

Mid-Day Music at Columbia - Faculty House, Columbia University
February 14, 2018 - New York

Music Performance Program at Columbia University presents Mid-Day Music concert featuring Jennifer Chen, Heather Chang, and David Newtown as piano trio. 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.

Maxim Rubtsov, Flute Sergei Kvitko, Piano - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 14, 2018 - New York

Maxim Rubtsov has been principal flute of the Russian National Orchestra since 2003, and pianist Sergei Kvitko performed his solo debut concert at Weill Recital Hall in 2013. Together, they released the CD Russian Romance featuring scores from the Russian Imperial Collection of the U. S. Library of Congress.

Kerin Macguire, Gabriella Marlena, Elliot Lee, Chloe Lilac, Julez, Ariah&, Carol Borges - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 14, 2018 - New York

VERN hosts: Musical Improv Jam - PIT Striker Mainstage
February 14, 2018 - New York

At the Musical Jam you'll get an opportunity to improvise musical scenes on The Striker Stage! Open to everyone; improvisors, students, house team performers and community members. Hosted by a cast member of #sfw team, VERN, the Musical Jam boasts the musical talents of Dan Reitz on the keys and an hour of fun and laughter. No singing experience needed, come ready to sing your heart out!

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 15, 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.

Cold Fujon Funk/Jazz Live Performance - Pinks
February 15, 2018 - New York

Cold Fujon, funk/fusion jazz ensemble with a driving beat at Pinks in the East Village. No cover. Bar menu. Jammy award-winning Cold Fujon features touring artists coming together to perform up-tempo and hard-hitting fusion jazz with a driving beat. ColdFujon.com.

Il Trovatore - Lincoln Center
February 15, 2018 - New York

Sir David McVicar's production of Verdi's thrilling depiction of life on the edgeexhilarating production features Jennifer Rowley as the noble heroine, Leonora, Yonghoon Lee as the troubadour who loves her, Quinn Kelsey as his rival, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the Gypsy Azucena, whose bloodthirsty curse propels the story.

Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer - Lincoln Center
February 15, 2018 - New York

Join legendary downtown performance artist, actress, poet, and theater maker Penny Arcade, a.k.a. Susana Ventura, for a night of word-driven entertainment showcasing her highly quotable wit and authentic spirit. Penny Arcade debuted in 1968 at age 18 with New York's Play-House of the Ridiculous, the seminal rock 'n' roll, queer, glitter/glam political theater. She became a Warhol Superstar at 19 and was featured in the 1972 Warhol/Morrissey comedy Women in Revolt. She is the author of ten full-length works and hundreds of solo performance pieces. Her text-based work has always focused on the other and the outsider, on individuality and authenticity. Her focus on community building as the goal of performance, and performance as a transformative act, marks her as an original on the world stage. Since 1992 she has collaborated with former architect and video producer Steve Zehentner in all her theater work, and since 1999 they have co-helmed The Lower East Side Biography Project, an oral history video project. www.pennyarcade.tv

Flute Competition Finals - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 15, 2018 - New York

Sylvia Qianhui Jiang, Piano - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 15, 2018 - New York

Bang on a Can - 2018 People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall
February 15, 2018 - Upper West Side

Bang on a Can presents its annual People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival. This year the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give world premieres by PCF-commissioned composers George Lewis and Angelica Negron. Additionally, the program will raid the archive of PCF commissions and feature The Schmetterling by Pamela Z (with Pamela performing), all the way back from the first annual PCF concert in 1998, plus Vortex (2003) by Annea Lockwood, Glamour Girl (2007) by Lukas Ligeti, and Stroking Piece #1 (2003) by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. This concert will be a New Sounds Live co-presentation with host John Schaefer and streamed live at www.newsounds.org.

Prateek Poddar - Pine Box Rock Shop
February 15, 2018 - Brooklyn

Prateek is a singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts. He first picked up the guitar in middle school, and began writing songs in college influenced both by classic folk artists such as Simon and Garfunkel and contemporary artists such as Jason Isbell and Ryan Adams. After releasing an EP, "Walking in my Sleep," in 2016, Prateek has finally released his debut single "Emma," available on Spotify, iTunes, and all other platforms where fine music is sold.

Bang on a Can - 2018 People's Commissioning Fund Concert - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
February 15, 2018 - New York

Bang on a Can presents its annual People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival. This year the Bang on a Can All-Stars will give world premieres by PCF-commissioned composers George Lewis and Angelica Negron. Additionally, the program will raid the archive of PCF commissions and feature The Schmetterling by Pamela Z (with Pamela performing), all the way back from the first annual PCF concert in 1998, plus Vortex (2003) by Annea Lockwood, Glamour Girl (2007) by Lukas Ligeti, and Stroking Piece #1 (2003) by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. This concert will be a New Sounds Live co-presentation with host John Schaefer and streamed live at www.newsounds.org. $25. Presented by Bang on a Can http://bangonacan.org info@bangonacan.org 718-852-7755

Bold Brilliant Beats - Barnard College, Diana Center
February 15, 2018 - New York

Breaking musical boundaries, Student Life's annual concert features performers of non-dominant identities. Past performers include: Princess Nokia, Awkwafina, and Quay Dash. It is THE musical experience at Barnard! Stay tuned for more info about this year's performers.

Basic Pitch - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 15, 2018 - New York

Basic Pitch is a New York City based a cappella group made up of 9 women that believe fiercely in the power of sisterhood and song. Hailing from a range of musical backgrounds that includes both professional a cappella and musical theater, the women of Basic Pitch founded the group in 2015 not just as an outlet for their mutual passion for singing, but to build a collective of strong women who share a love of music. They've taken their fun and boisterous live show to classic New York venues like the Bitter End, Cake Shop, and Arlene's Grocery, and their unique and diverse roster includes covers by everyone from Stevie Nicks, to Kendrick Lamar, to the Spice Girls.

Ike Release and Solpara - Nowadays
February 15, 2018 - Ridgewood

Indoors at Nowadays is a gathering place with an amazing analog soundsystem and wood dance floor. The room was dreamt up and brought into being by the Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday guys. We're on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. We throw parties on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and we do immersive listening sessions called Planetarium on Sundays. In mid-January we'll open with food, drinks and good tunes playing on the hi-fi pretty much every day of the year.

Rush Hour Romance - Brookfield Place New York
Through February 15, 2018 - New York

Does your rush hour need a little more pizazz? Join us for two lively concerts sure to create a true rush hour romance just in time for Valentine's Day! February 14: Classical music with a piano quintet Chelsea Smith, violin Doori Na, violin Jeremy Kienbaum, viola/group leader Khari Joyner, cello Adam Rothenberg, piano February 15: Jazz music with the Alexa Tarantino Quartet Alexa Tarantino, saxophone/group leader Now in its 16th season, Juilliard Jazz offers bachelor's and master's degrees and the Artist Diploma. The curriculum combines classroom, private studio, and performance ensemble courses with substantial interactions with jazz masters and multiple performance opportunities in diverse venues around New York city and the world. The repertoire studied covers the entire jazz continuum, highlights its American vernacular roots, and emphasizes the social and cultural vitality of the music. The 2017-2018 season sees the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in six concerts, Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in eleven performances and the Artist Diploma Ensemble in three concerts. The program engages students in the global jazz scene with residencies in Bolivi... (read more)

Carla Bruni Live In Concert at Town Hall - Town Hall
February 16, 2018 - New York

Singer, songwriter, and former first lady of France Carla Bruni is coming to New York City to perform at Town Hall on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $59, $79, $119 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale on Friday, October 27 at 10:00 AM through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com/ 1-800-745-3000). Bruni is touring in support of her latest release, French Touch, a covers record produced by legendary composer, musician and producer David Foster. French Touch includes sultry interpretation of Bruni’s all-time favorite pop songs, including Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence,” The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You,” Lou Reed’s “A Perfect Day,” and old standards like “Moon River,” “Stand by Your Man,” and “Crazy.” Carla Bruni has been writing and performing music since 1997, with her first album, Quelqu’ un m’a dit (Someone Told Me), being released in 2002. Since then she has had 3 more critically acclaimed releases, selling over 3 million albums worldwide, including 2007’s, No Promises, which set English poems to music, 2008’s Comme si de rien n’était (As If Nothing Happened), and 2013’s Little French Songs. For more information on French Touch, please visit http://w... (read more)

Live Music with The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - Walker Hotel | The Parlour at Society Cafe
February 16, 2018 - New York

Michael Sheelar is a pianist and composer based in New York City, he is completing his undergraduate degree at The New School for Jazz. Michael primarily works with original and improvised music. During his time in New York he has begun working in the field of cross- disciplinary collaboration, collaborating with the Joffrey School of Ballet, the Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts, and Visual artist John Zinsser. He plans to continue his studies here in New York after he completes his undergraduate degree this Spring. Originally from Maine, Hattie Simon is a New York-based jazz vocalist and student at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Hattie spends her time developing her craft, leading a neo-soul collective, and working with various artists throughout the city. She has a passion for composing, as well as interpreting jazz standards and the original works of others.

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 16, 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 16, 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.

¡VAYA! 63: Tito Puente Jr. - Lincoln Center
February 16, 2018 - New York

An incomparable mambo legacy lives on with Tito Puente Jr. and his band, who will keep the dance floor jumping all night long. Determined to nurture the musical legacy left by his father, Tito Puente Jr. has become an audience favorite across the world, performing more than 300 shows over the past five years. On his critically acclaimed new album, Got Mambo?, Tito Jr. uses the music of the past to inspire a new creative direction. Opening set by DJ Bongohead Presented in collaboration with the NYU Music and Social Change Lab Connect to the Facebook event page for extra insights on this program.

La Bohème - Lincoln Center
February 16, 2018 - New York

The world's most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.

Kevin Quill, Trumpet - Morse Hall - The Juilliard School
February 16, 2018 - New York

Tristan Teo, Piano - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 16, 2018 - New York

Yilan Zhao, Piano - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 16, 2018 - New York

PAT'S HOUSE PARTY - The Bell House
February 16, 2018 - New York

This event is 21 and over Brooklyn Live presents a House Music Dance Party hosted by DJ Pat with special guests DJ Rachel Diaz and Sandcastles with Preston and Friends.

French Music for Winds and Piano - Bloomingdale School of Music
February 16, 2018 - New York

BSM bassoon faculty member Gili Sharett performs a concert of French music for winds and piano featuring members of the Ariel Winds Quintet and BSM piano faculty member Tania Tachkova.

Blue Circus, Raised by Tigers, The Ziggernauts, Powdermaker - MAIN FLOOR - The Delancey
February 16, 2018 - New York

Kendra Black EP Release Show - Mercury Lounge
February 16, 2018 - New York

Join us for Kendra Black's EP Release Show at NYC's famous Mercury Lounge on Feb. 16th! Kendra will also officially debut her new KB Sports Apparel. This is the Latest says about Kendra, "Black is sure to be one of the hottest and most talked about in the coming months." Attendees also will have a chance to win one of Kendra's limited edition cropped hoodies! For more info: KendraBlackMusic.com

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Alphonso Horne - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through February 16, 2018 - New York

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

LATE NIGHT DANCE SESSION: Alphonso Horne - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
February 17, 2018 - New York

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Live Music with The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music - Walker Hotel | The Parlour at Society Cafe
February 17, 2018 - New York

Michael Sheelar is a pianist and composer based in New York City, he is completing his undergraduate degree at The New School for Jazz. Michael primarily works with original and improvised music. During his time in New York he has begun working in the field of cross- disciplinary collaboration, collaborating with the Joffrey School of Ballet, the Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts, and Visual artist John Zinsser. He plans to continue his studies here in New York after he completes his undergraduate degree this Spring. Originally from Maine, Hattie Simon is a New York-based jazz vocalist and student at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Hattie spends her time developing her craft, leading a neo-soul collective, and working with various artists throughout the city. She has a passion for composing, as well as interpreting jazz standards and the original works of others.

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 17, 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/

Parsifal - Lincoln Center
February 17, 2018 - New York

Met Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Wagner's transcendental score, in François Girard's remarkable production, a mystical theatrical journey. Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt, renowned across Europe, returns to the Met following his appearances in the 2016–17 season as Florestan in Fidelio. Evelyn Herlitzius is Kundry, and Peter Mattei and René Pape bring back their highly praised interpretations of Amfortas and Gurnemanz, respectively.

HARMON Soundcheck Series: Samira Gibson (Soul Singer) - Harman NYC Store
February 17, 2018 - New York

International recording artist Samira Gibson is a soul singer from Newark NJ, where singers like Whitney Houston and Lauryn Hill, to name a few are also from. By way of South Carolina on to New York, Samira has worked with artist such as Trey Songs, Mary J Blige, and Vic Mensa to name a few. She recently released her new single called #PWER; The anthem for women. Samira Gibson is currently working on her debut album, set to release later this year. Come see what the industry's best

Jazz for Kids Oran Etkin's Timbalooloo Duo Workshop - National Sawdust
February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Have you tried Jazz for Kids? Timbalooloo strives to fundamentally reimagine the way music is taught and language is formed. The Timbalooloo Method was developed by internationally renowned musician Oran Etkin. Through the Timbalooloo Method, children learn to express themselves by making instruments come alive and speak the language of music. The method adds character, humor and emotion to music. Through fun games, stories, songs and movements, children engage with rich musical and cultural heritage – from Tito Puente to Mozart, Willie Nelson to Herbie Hancock. "Our son was talking about Herbie Hancock, Mozart, Samba and African music – and he knew the difference!." – Harvey Keitel

Community Spiritual Sing - St. George's Episcopal Church
February 17, 2018 - New York

Celebrate Black History Month at the 2nd Annual Community Spiritual Sing on Saturday, February 17th at 2pm at St. George's Church. All are welcome to a communal sing of timeless and powerful songs such as "O, Freedom," "Steal Away," "Deep River" and many more. The tradition of singing spirituals at St. George's began with African-American composer, arranger and baritone Harry Thacker Burleigh (1866-1949), a soloist at St. George's for over fifty years. His appointment was the "first known instance of an African American being admitted to a vested choir of a white parish." Burleigh went on to become the first African-American composer acclaimed for his art songs, and for his arrangements of spirituals. See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkgHpQ7zMmE&feature=youtu.be

New Music XIII: Ensemble Pi at Adelphi University on February 17 at 8:00 p.m. - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
February 17, 2018 - Garden City

Ensemble Pi is a socially conscious new music group that has collaborated with numerous artists, writers, actors and journalists over the years to premiere over 50 works by American composers. As part of the New Music concert series, Ensemble Pi will perform on Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Adelphi PAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. Founded in 2002, Ensemble Pi has performed in a variety of collaborations and venues that bring together music and ideas on important contemporary issues of social justice and political activism. They have worked with artists and activists from all over the world, such as South African artist William Kentridge, Iraqi actress Namaa Alward and Israeli philosopher/activist Anat Biletzki. This special program will include works by all three of our Department of Music faculty composers - Sidney Marquez Boquiren, Christopher Lyndon-Gee and Paul Moravec - as well as composer and human rights activist Laura Kaminsky. The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale for $2... (read more)

Pre-College Orchestra - Peter Jay Sharp Theater/the Juilliard School
February 17, 2018 - New York

LC Kids Storytime at the Atrium: Hey Black Child by Bryan Collier - Lincoln Center
February 17, 2018 - New York

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins: Hey black child, Do you know who you are? Who you really are? Do you know you can be What you want to be If you try to be What you can be? This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals. AGES 2–5 Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Connect to the Facebook event page for extra insights on this program. LC Kids members at the $125 level or higher can reserve a spot in advance for these events. Join now and reserve your seat.

'1964' The Tribute - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
February 17, 2018 - New York

1964 The Tribute replicates a live Beatles concert featuring songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, including the suits, boots, and hairstyles made famous by the Beatles. The concert features Mark Benson as John, Mac Ruffing as Paul, Tom Work as George, and Bobby Potter as Ringo, as well as a 15-piece orchestra conducted by Robert Miller.

DJ Jeremy Bastard, Wastrul, Too Good For Tuesday, Karma Darwin - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 17, 2018 - New York

Top 40 DJs - Downstairs Lounge - The Delancey
February 17, 2018 - New York

ASK YOUR MAMA: TWELVE MOODS FOR JAZZ - Jamaica Performing Arts Center
February 17, 2018 - Jamaica

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite, Ask Your Mama – Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. Ask Your Mama is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy, West Indian calypso, and African drumming — a creative masterwork left unperformed at his death.

Tainted Love - 80's Dance Party with Dj Jane Elizabeth - February Edition! - The Bell House
February 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

Soft Cell's pioneering 1981 cover of the Northern Soul classic, "Tainted Love," is the inspiration for this awesome 80s dance party. Building on a solid foundation of New Wave, we'll dig deeper into the catalog of massive hits and overlooked misses from the late 70s through the early 90s - pivotal years in musical history that blurred the lines between Analog and Digital, Disco and Synthpop, Funk and Hip-Hop. A time when Alternative was called Post-Punk, Indie actually meant independent, and Throbbing Gristle's "Hot on the Heels of Love" surely could have been alongside Blondie's "Heart of Glass" on the charts...with today's perspective. Other passions include CBGB-era New York, Batcave-era London - Punk Rock, Glam Rock, Kraut Rock, Girl Rock, Dad Rock, Rockabilly, Ska, Machine Soul, Blue-Eyed Soul, Darkwave, Coldwave - plus some guilty pleasures in the (strictly) Old-School Rap department.

Bunny Michael - Rough Trade NYC
February 18, 2018 - Brooklyn

Born in Texas, Bunny Michael moved to New York City just in time for 9/11. Beginning with a collegiate study in acting and performance, music became the most obvious vehicle for the young artist's need for expression. They created the rap project Bunny Rabbit, a louder and more beat based response to the DIY anti-folk movement of the early 00s. Dancing the line between profundity and raucous humor, their lyrics began to point toward a new agenda: universal healing, self love, and psychedelic wisdom. These principles began to consolidate into clear messaging, bleeding out into works of visual art, hand painted clothing, and meditative practices. Since the discontinuation of Bunny Rabbit in 2010, and a short lived collaborative project by the name of Twin Gemz, Michael has been working and performing solo. The debut record Rainbow Licker 2014, and the recently completed yet to be released follow up, Afterlyfe show a maturation of Michael's artistic practice and new depths of inspiration and skill. In the past year Bunny has taken to new realms to deliver their gifts with a widely celebrated "meme project" on Instagram, wherein Bunny converses with their "Higher Self" and we are given... (read more)

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)

Yuko Kudo & Friends - Symphony Space
February 18, 2018 - New York

Come celebrate life. There's no specific genre, categories, limitation. celebrate songs of "Freedom" and what it means to us. I am native Japanese, transfered to LA then to NY. I celebrate life with full LOVE. Singing is one way of expressing my love for life. My mission is to unleash your inner celebrity, a person who celebrate your life. Let's create the Tribe that thrive. besides that I'm a yoga teacher, healer, pianist, Essential Oil educator. My childhood dream was to be a Disney Princess, Next Mariah Carey, then do a cartoon voice.

Romeo + Juliet - Lincoln Center
Through February 23, 2018 - New York

In defiance of its tragic ending, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet remains the greatest romance of all time, demonstrating the power of love in its many forms. Peter Martins' staging of this eternal classic, set to Prokofiev's glorious accompaniment, embraces naïve excitement, betrayal, despair, and steadfast resolution, emphasizing the innocence and youthful optimism of its two heroes while proving that even in death true love cannot be overcome.

The Brobot Johnson Experience - The Bushwick Starr
Through March 17, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Bushwick Starr and All For One Theater present THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE, playing at The Bushwick Starr Theater (207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY) from February 14 until March 17. The Brobot Johnson Experience is the culmination of The Brobot Johnson Project, bringing together writer and performer Darian Dauchan’s hip hop album and sci-fi web series into a solo theater piece through multimedia and performance. Using live looped vocals, rhymes, and beatboxing, THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE is a sci-fi hip hop origin story that defies both space and time. One hundred years from now, a race of hip hop androids known as Brobots will form a unit, The Tribe Called Space Quest, to spread their message of peace, love, and dopeness all over the universe. The production is directed by Andrew Scoville. Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased online at www.thebushwickstarr.org. For more information, visit www.afo.nyc

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

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 w... (read more)

Queens - Lincoln Center
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

In queens, the lives of two generations of immigrant women collide in a basement apartment. When the choices they've made about their security, dignity, and desires come back to haunt them, they must ask: what cannot – and should not – be left behind?

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)

Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound - Lincoln Center
Through April 08, 2018 - Bronx

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)

National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction - National Chorale’s 50th Anniversary Online Auction
Through April 12, 2018 - NYC

National Chorale's 50th Anniversary Online Auction is live now through April 12, 2018, with new items added weekly! Bidding is now open at www.nationalchorale50thanniversary.org. Some highlights from the auction include: Private Lodge for one week in the Poconos (sleeps up to 14) 1914 Adirondack style house with six bedrooms and a sleeping porch that sleeps 14 on the three mile long Pocono Lake located in a private community. Accommodations include week long stay between Labor Day and June 15, and use of private boat located on private dock. Children and pets welcome. Value $3,000 Six ON STAGE Tickets to Handel's Messiah Sing-In on December 15, 2017 This is a once-in-a -lifetime "bucket list" experience! You and five lucky friends will get Stage Seating at National Chorale's 50th Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-In David Geffen Hall Lincoln Center as you attend the National Chorale's Holiday Season event on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm. These tickets will provide seating for you and 5 of your guests ON STAGE at Lincoln Center to sing in a chorus of almost 3,000 voices. Sit with Sing-In conductors and professional singers to celebrate the Chorale's 50th Anniversa... (read more)

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