Things to do this weekend in NYC May 17-May 24May 17, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
The Fall weekends are always filled with activities for New Yorkers on staycations and those visiting New York City on vacations. From music outdoors to fine art exhibits at museums, from children's activities to lectures, New York abounds with things to do! Check out what's going on in NYC this weekend, and take your pick from all of the fantastic options.
Yuja Wang, Piano - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Gifted with mind-boggling technical skill, penetrating interpretive insight, and enough charisma to light a city, Yuja Wang is a megastar pianist. As the Los Angeles Times wrote, "She eats the world's greatest keyboard challenges for breakfast with one hand tied behind her back."
The MET Orchestra - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
With a seductive whisper of winds, horns, harp, and strings, Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune ushered in a new world of music where the relationship of harmony, melody, rhythm, and orchestral color were beautifully blurred. There's nothing hazy, however, about the visceral struggle with fate that's the essence of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, nor in the work's thrilling, life-affirming finale. There's more Russian music when mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili sings Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death.
Burke & Van Heusen & Friends - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Performers Artists to be announced
MidAmerica Productions Concert Series - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Performers Ensemble(s) to be announced
Montclair Kimberley Academy Strings Program Annual Student Concert - Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
Performers Montclair Kimberley Academy Strings Dimitri Hadjipetkov, Director
IMS Members and Friends - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Performers IMS Members and Friends
Evgeny Kissin, Piano - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
A poet at heart and a virtuoso of the highest order, Evgeny Kissin is one of the most magnificent pianists of any generation. A master in the grand Russian tradition, The New York Times has lauded his "blend of technical mastery and eloquent artistry" while The Telegraph has praised the "lovely limpid clarity" of his playing. Once a prodigy, now a living legend, Kissin's recitals cannot be missed.
Performers Winners Recital
Yoko Maria, Soprano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Performers Yoko Maria, Soprano
ENSEMBLE CONNECT - Paul Hall
Performers Ensemble Connect
Baylor University's Semper Pro Musica Winners Recital - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Performers Winners' Concert