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Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend - May 24-May 26

Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend
The Metropolitan Opera is world-class and world famous, and it's among the comprehensive weekend opera listings you can find on City Guide's calendar. In addition to the famous season of the Met Opera, we’ve also got all the great classical performances going on in the city, from string quartets to piano recitals to full orchestras. Get inspired for your next musical outing to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, or even one of the Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks.

Melanie Fiona - Sony Hall
May 24, 2019 - New York

Just like the powerful music itself, Melanie Fiona exudes a soulful charm, wit and a genuine story-telling ability that expresses both vulnerability and strength. Her distinctive and powerful voice has captivated the hearts and minds of countless souls domestically and internationally. In 2009, Melanie released her debut album, "The Bridge". It was the formal introduction of what would become her classic and diverse soulful signature: melodic tales of empowering and emotional truths. The NY Times named the album one of the year's best R&B releases and iTunes named her Best New R&B/Soul Artist. The album's breakthrough ballad, "It Kills Me", topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop song chart for nine weeks and earned the songstress her first Grammy nomination. In 2012, the singer released her sophomore project "The MF Life", which featured fan favorite track "4 AM" and housed collaborations with artists NaS, John Legend, J. Cole and B.o.B.

Masterworks Series: Bach, Ordway, Cassado - Bargemusic
May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 Scott Ordway Nineteen Movements for Unaccompanied Cello (*NY Premiere) Gaspar Cassado Suite for Solo Cello (1926) Julian Schwarz, cello

The John Patitucci Remembrance Trio - Birdland Theater
May 24, 2019 - New York

Join us for the John Patitucci Remembrance Trio with Chris Potter on sax and Brian Blade on Drums

American Composers Orchestra Presents the Underwood New Music Readings - NYU Frederick Loewe Theatre
May 24, 2019 - New York

May 23 & 24, 2019; Thursday 10:30am-1:30pm; Friday workshop 10am-3pm, performance 7:30-9pm American Composers Orchestra presents the 28th Annual Underwood New Music Readings on May 23 and 24, 2019. ACO continues its commitment to the creation and development of new orchestral music by giving audiences a chance to look behind the scenes of bringing new music to life. This year, six of the nation's most promising composers in the early stages of their careers were selected. The first day of Readings, an open rehearsal, is May 23, 2019 at 10:30am; the second day of Readings is May 24, 2019 at 7:30pm, during which the new works will be polished and performed. ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel directs the Readings; Music Director of the Seattle Symphony Ludovic Morlot conducts. $10. Presented by American Composers Orchestra. https://www.americancomposers.org/2018/07/31/may-23-24-2019-underwood-new-music-readings/

GEORGE GEE Swing Dance Band - Swing 46 Jazz and Supper Club
May 24, 2019 - New York

GEORGE GEE Swing Dance Band

An Evening of Piano Quartets - the cell
May 24, 2019 - New York

Join us at the cell (338 W 23rd St, New York, NY) at 7pm on May 24th for a stormy and passion-filled evening of chamber music. Violinist Madeleine Jansen, violist Laura Manko-Sahin, cellist Molly Aronson & pianist Kyungmi Nam will perform the iconic Mozart piano quartet in g minor, K. 478 and Brahms piano quartet in c minor, Op. 60. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.

The The Band Band: Bob Dylan Birthday Bash - Daryl's House Club
May 24, 2019 - Pawling

Join us for a special tribute to The Band and their mentor and long-time collaborator, Bob Dylan, in honor of his 78th Birthday! There is perhaps no more influential, profound, successful, or enigmatic songwriter in history than Bob Dylan. From the "protest songs" of his early years to his introspective, sometimes caustic commentary on love and humanity, his songs are the cornerstone of the soundtrack of his generation, and have garnered countless awards and honors around the world. In 2016, he added the Nobel prize for literature to his resume. Dylan and The Band will forever be remembered as one of the most creative and influential musical partnerships in rock and roll history, from Dylan's first world tour after "going electric" in 1965 to his roof-raising performance at The Last Waltz, The Band's farewell concert in 1976, and beyond. For this special show, The THE BAND Band will celebrate Dylan's birthday, performing Dylan classics such as "Like A Rolling Stone," "All Along The Watchtower" and "Just Like A Woman," as well as Band favorites such as "The Weight," "Up On Cripple Creek," and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

Luc Moutin Trio - Rue B
May 24, 2019 - New York,

Luc Moutin Trio

C.C. & the Boys - Skinny Dennis
May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

C.C. & the Boys

The Jungle Giants Bathe - Baby's All Right
May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Listen to The Jungle Giants third studio album Quiet Ferocity and one thing becomes clear: they've found their sound. The band – featuring Sam Hales on vocals/guitar, Cesira Aitken on lead guitar, Andrew Dooris on Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals and Keelan Bijker on drums/trombone – met in Brisbane at Mansfield State High, and since their first performance in 2011, they've released two EPs (The Jungle Giants, 2011 and She's a Riot, 2012) and two studio albums (Learn to Exist, 2013 and Speakerzoid, 2015).

Distinguished Concerts Singers International Great Bend Chorale - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
May 24, 2019 - New York

DCINY presents Vocal Colors as a celebration of choral arts. Highlights include composer and conductor Alexander L'Estrange leading the Distinguished Concerts Singers International in his original work Zimbe! Conducted by Matthew Melendez, the Great Bend Chorale performs the world premiere of the group's commissioned work Borders by composer John Muehleisen. Director Kurt Eckhardt leads the Newtown High School Wind Ensemble in a program of instrumental music.

Ray Gallon Trio - Fat Cat
May 24, 2019 - New York

Ray Gallon Trio

Antione Drye Group - Fat Cat
May 24, 2019 - New York

Antione Drye Group

Jsq Seminar Recital - The Juilliard School
May 24, 2019 - New York

Performances by students participating in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar.

114th Commencement Ceremony - The Juilliard School
May 24, 2019 - New York

114th Commencement Ceremony

A Drinking Game NYC Presents Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - The Bell House
May 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and ove Classic movies – shaken, not stirred, and with a twist. What's "A Drinking Game"? Well, take your favorite 80s or 90s flick, mix in a live staged reading, add a dash of your favorite beverage, and you've got one hell of a cocktail. Talented actors perform cult classics for a live audience. One night only. A new show every month–comedies like The Princess Bride, Back to the Future, and Ghostbusters. Each movie comes with a list of buzzwords and phrases–when you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks! The actors are in on the fun, too. Plus, when someone says a name, the actor playing that character has to drink. So as the evening progresses, the show's bound to get a little wacky."

American Composers Orchestra Presents the Underwood New Music Readings - Frederick Loewe Theater
Through May 24, 2019 - New York

American Composers Orchestra presents the 28th Annual Underwood New Music Readings on May 23 and 24, 2019. ACO continues its commitment to the creation and development of new orchestral music by giving audiences a chance to look behind the scenes of bringing new music to life. This year, six of the nation's most promising composers in the early stages of their careers were selected. The first day of Readings, an open rehearsal, is May 23, 2019 at 10:30am; the second day of Readings is May 24, 2019 at 7:30pm, during which the new works will be polished and performed. ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel directs the Readings; Music Director of the Seattle Symphony Ludovic Morlot conducts.

Pre-College Orchestra - The Juilliard School
May 25, 2019 - New York

Xian Zhang, Conductor Peng-peng Gong Commissioned Work Mahler Symphony No. 1 In D Major ("Titan") Part Of The Juilliard Pre-college Centennial Celebration

Masterworks Series: Mozart, Beethoven - Bargemusic
May 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Mozart String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387 Beethoven String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp" Semplice Players: Adelya Nartadjieva, violin; Caeli Smith, viola; Julian Schwarz, cello; with Mark Peskanov, guest violinist

The John Patitucci Remembrance Trio - Birdland Theater
May 25, 2019 - New York

Join us for the John Patitucci Remembrance Trio with Chris Potter on sax and Brian Blade on Drums

Eric Comstock - Birdland Jazz Club
May 25, 2019 - New York

ERIC COMSTOCK & SEAN SMITH with special guest BARBARA FASANO Smart, suave & utterly delightful … an ingenious musical wit … a dispenser of cabaret caviar. The New York Times Erudite … Expert musicianship & joie de vivre in equal measure." – The New Yorker Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great.

The Legendary Johnny O'Neal - Ginny's Supper Club
May 25, 2019 - New York

The eminent pianist and vocalist, Johnny O'Neal, brings his trio uptown for one special evening The eminent pianist and vocalist, Johnny O'Neal, brings his trio uptown for one special evening. With his subtle touch and virtuosity, its not a surprise that he's compared to the greatest of them all, Art Tatum. Join us as his trio offers some of the best jazz in all of New York City.

Blkgirlmagicmusic Showcase - SVA Theatre
May 25, 2019 - New York

4 young girls perform their original songs for the first time in front of a live audience after two years of creating music. BLKGIRLMAGICMUSIC showcase will premiere their never before seen music videos after their performance. Join us for our first annual BLKGIRLMAGICMUSIC showcase. Come enjoy and support the inspirational music created by Destiny, Jordan, Tyiana, and Savannah.

Burgers, Bourbon, & Beethoven - String Orchestra of Brooklyn
May 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ticketholders must be 21 years or older. We'll be launching Season 2 of The Angel's Share with the first-ever "Burgers, Bourbon & Beethoven Festival." What's that, you ask? Oh no big deal, just literally **the best event ever conceived in the history of humanity.** It starts with Burgers – two different slider recipes, served up to you straight from the grill, which you'll rate on the Burger Club (www.brgrclub.com) website. Then it goes to Bourbon – tasting a generous spread of top-notch spirits from some of the area's finest purveyors. And it finishes, as all good parties must, with a rousing performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, performed by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn.

New England Symphonic Ensemble - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
May 25, 2019 - New York

MidAmerica Productions presents an evening of choral works including a New York premiere by William Menefield.

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
May 25, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Harlem Gospel Choir - Sunday Gospel Brunch - All You Can Eat Buffet - Sony Hall
May 26, 2019 - New York

All Brunch prices do not reflect applicable gratuity or additional beverages. Each guest will be presented with a bill for the optional 18% gratuity. 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.

The Anderson Brothers Play Gershwin - Birdland Jazz Club
May 26, 2019 - New York

"The Anderson Brothers play Gershwin" Peter Anderson - tenor & soprano sax, clarinet Will Anderson - alto sax, clarinet, flute Steve Ash - piano Neal Miner - bass Phil Stewart - drum set Molly Ryan - vocals "Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" (New York Times), identical twins Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary musical acts today performing captivating, classic jazz. Born and raised in Washington D.C., and moved to New York City to attend The Juilliard School have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D'Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and can be heard on the Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO's Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. They've headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein's 54 Below, Arizona Music Festival, The Louis Armstrong House Museum and live on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion. Vanity Fair magazine listed their debut album alongside Miles Davis in "Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz," and the Washington Post called their music "imaginatively unfolding in ways that... (read more)

Masterworks Series: Mozart, Beethoven - Bargemusic
May 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Mozart String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387 Beethoven String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74, "Harp"

TAP DANCE Family Jam 12 Noon to 6pm followed by GEORGE GEE 17piece Orchestra - Swing 46 Jazz and Supper Club
May 26, 2019 - New York

TAP DANCE Family Jam 12 Noon to 6pm followed by GEORGE GEE 17piece Orchestra

New York Philharmonic Ensembles - Kaufman Music Center
May 26, 2019 - 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 SCHUBERT - Notturno Na Sun, violin; Qiang Tu, cello; Hélène Jeanney*, piano Sofia GUBAIDULINA - Piano Quintet Qianqian Li, Marié Rossano, violins; Peter Kenote, viola; Eileen Moon-Myers, cello; Eric Huebner, piano POPPER - Requiem Blake Hinson, Satoshi Okamoto, Rion Wentworth, basses; Steven Beck*, piano

Piano Duos: Georgia Mills and Daniel Schreiner - ShapeShifter Lab
May 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Pianists Daniel Schreiner and Georgia Mills present a riveting program of late 20th and early 21st-century works for solo piano and two pianos. Pieces include: John Adams' Hallelujah Junction (1996), Nina C. Young's Kolokol (2010), Donnacha Dennehy's Reservoir (2007), and Tigran Hamasyan's Markos and Markos (2017). The program explores the effect of dense, polyphonic musical layers and how they progress over time.

Ehud Asherie Trio - Fat Cat
May 26, 2019 - New York

Ehud Asherie Trio

Alexi David's Three or Four Shades of Mingus - Fat Cat
May 26, 2019 - New York

Alexi David's Three or Four Shades of Mingus

New York Philharmonic Ensembles - Merkin Hall
May 26, 2019 - New York

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 SCHUBERT - Notturno Na Sun, violin; Qiang Tu, cello; Hélène Jeanney*, piano Sofia GUBAIDULINA - Piano Quintet Qianqian Li, Marié Rossano, violins; Peter Kenote, viola; Eileen Moon-Myers, cello; Eric Huebner, piano POPPER - Requiem Blake Hinson, Satoshi Okamoto, Rion Wentworth, basses; Steven Beck*, piano SHOSTAKOVICH - Piano Trio No. 2 Yulia Ziskel, violin; Nathan Vickery, cello; Jonathan Feldman*, piano

Guitarist Greg Ruggiero - Mezzrow Jazz Club
May 26, 2019 - New York

Join guitarist Greg Ruggiero & friends for our after-hours set.

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Quartet Featuring Frank Sr - Rue-B Jazz
Through May 27, 2019 - New York

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Quartet Featuring Frank Sr

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