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Classical Music in New York City This Week - July 16-July 23

July 16, 2017 - 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.

Klezmer Brunch W/ Seth Kibel - City Winery
July 16, 2017 - New York

Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in jazz, swing, and more. Wowing audiences on saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond. He is the featured performer with The Alexandria Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux, and more. Winner of 28 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including "Best World Music Instrumentalist" (2003-11) and "Best Jazz Instrumentalist" (2005, 2007-8, 2011-14). His most recent recording, No Words — Instrumental Jazz & Klezmer by Seth Kibel, was released in 2015 on the Azalea City Recordings record label.

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Presents: the Masters Series: Jerome Rose - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
July 16, 2017 - New York

Program: Beethoven: Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 Liszt: Sonata in B minor For more details, please visit ikif.org. Tickets: $20 Senior/Student Tickets (must be purchased in person with valid ID): $10 Festival Concert Pass: $200 All persons entering The Kaye Playhouse must have a ticket by order of the Fire Marshal.

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Presents: the Masters Series: Ilya Yakushev - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
July 17, 2017 - New York

Program: Haydn: Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:37 Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" Schumann: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17 For more details, please visit ikif.org. Tickets: $20 Senior/Student Tickets (must be purchased in person with valid ID): $10 Festival Concert Pass: $200 All persons entering The Kaye Playhouse must have a ticket by order of the Fire Marshal.

Golden Lady Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 18, 2017 - New York

A monthly Burlesque/Variety Show hosted by Essence Revealed. With special guests, piano bar singalongs and more!

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Presents: the Masters Series: Ilya Yakushev - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
July 18, 2017 - New York

Program: Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 126 Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958 Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8 in B Flat Major, Op. 84 For more details, please visit ikif.org. Tickets: $20 Senior/Student Tickets (must be purchased in person with valid ID): $10 Festival Concert Pass: $200 All persons entering The Kaye Playhouse must have a ticket by order of the Fire Marshal.

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Presents: the Masters Series: Nikita Mndoyants - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
July 18, 2017 - New York

Program: Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 126 Schubert: Sonata in C minor, D. 958 Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8 in B Flat Major, Op. 84 For more details, please visit ikif.org. Tickets: $20 Senior/Student Tickets (must be purchased in person with valid ID): $10 Festival Concert Pass: $200 All persons entering The Kaye Playhouse must have a ticket by order of the Fire Marshal.

LPR Presents: Gracie and Rachel Record Release GOLD CHILD - Union Pool
July 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

Gracie and Rachel are a study in duality: light and dark, classical training with a pop sensibility, Californians in New York. Their music pits anxiety and tension against an almost serene self-assurance. The result is a compelling juxtaposition of Gracie's piano and lead vocals and Rachel's violin and voice, augmented with stark percussion. Like their stylized color palette of black and white, their instrumentation appears simple and spare at first glance, but there's a powerful prism effect at work that brings us back to the concept of duality: their songs are intimate and expansive, questioning and confident. The nine orchestral-pop songs on 'Gracie and Rachel' (out June 23) tell a story that's rooted in the truth —their truth — but retain an enigmatic air that makes them relatable to anyone who has ever found their heart racing with doubt and pushed forward regardless. "There's a terrific tension in the sound, an underpinning of mystery set against a baroque, but modern, pop foreground." –Bob Boilen/NPR Music;old Child is a Brooklyn-based psych-folk group fronted by singer/songwriter, Emily Fehler. Fehler moved to New York after finishing her studies at Berklee College ... (read more)

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Presents: the Masters Series: Magdalena Baczewska - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
July 19, 2017 - New York

Program: Bach: Partita No. 1 Debussy: Images, Book I Janácek: In the Mists Chopin: Nocturnes TBA Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B Flat minor, op. 31 For more details, please visit ikif.org. Tickets: $20 Senior/Student Tickets (must be purchased in person with valid ID): $10 Festival Concert Pass: $200 All persons entering The Kaye Playhouse must have a ticket by order of the Fire Marshal.

Frank Bell Live Music at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
July 19, 2017 - New York

Originally a classically-trained cellist, Frank Bell expanded his instrumental arsenal as a way to further express himself as an artist. He turned his focus inwards, stripping down his sound and rediscovering the foundation of his passion: connecting with people through song. In 2010 Frank was named the HATCH GROUNDBREAKING Musician and made appearances on MTV, at the Sundance Film Festival, a Times Square NYE Concert, IdeaJam moderated by Ashton Kutcher, and sold-out shows in Europe. In March 2014, Frank was named the official Music Brand Ambassador for Skype which led to his participation on a TED 2014 panel with fellow artists Amanda Palmer and Imogen Heap. Spending extended periods of time in NYC, Boston and at sea, Frank has been hard at work listening, building relationships and refining his voice to speak to an increasingly diverse and disparate community. Always a heartfelt, insightful lyricist, his next big challenge is finding the words to match the world we live in today. Witness Frank bring together all walks of life through music at Arlo SoHo alongside a different featured guest artist every week! See you there!

Primativa in Hi-Fi - Otto's Shrunken Head
July 19, 2017 - New York

Experience classic tiki escapism. Jack Fetterman and Gina of the Jungle spin a luscious blend of Exotica as That Hula Girl in Heat Brooklyn Babydoll�s dance moves gives new meaning to the phrase, �Shaken, not stirred

Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools - City Winery
July 20, 2017 - New York

LYON'S VOICE IS ONE OF THE FINEST INSTRUMENTS THE JERSEY SHORE HAS GIVEN TO THE MUSIC WORLD, AND ANY CHANCE TO HEAR HIM IN A NEW CONTEXT IS A JOY." – ASBURY PARK PRESS Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools embark on a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon's eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music pulled from Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band, George Jones and more, The Poor Fools will also dive into some of the legendary Asbury Jukes material–revisiting the classics as well as the underperformed deep track. Members include: Southside Johnny Lyon, Jeff Kazee, John Conte, Tommy Byrnes, and various pals from town to town.

Bang on a Can - The Jewish Museum
July 20, 2017 - New York

Performance by Kaki King Scheuer Auditorium The William Petschek Family Music Program Join us for a performance by the distinctive and exceptional indie-guitarist Kaki King. Much like Florine Stettheimer, who created her own individual universe through her unique sensibilities and playful imagery as demonstrated in the exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, King uses extended techniques to create her own musical universe outside the mainstream. About the Performer Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a genre unto herself," Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 8 albums over the past 13 years, performed multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. She has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including "August Rush" and Sean Penn's "Into the Wild", for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. Her latest work, "The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body," is King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless hum... (read more)

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Presents: the Masters Series: Alon Goldstein - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
July 20, 2017 - New York

Scarlatti: Four Sonatas Program: Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15, D. 760 Liszt: Paraphrase on "Miserere" from Verdi's "Il Trovatore", S. 433 Bartok: Suite Op. 14 (1916) Debussy: Masques Debussy: D'un cahier d'esquisses Debussy: L'isle joyeuse For more details, please visit ikif.org. Tickets: $20 Senior/Student Tickets (must be purchased in person with valid ID): $10 Festival Concert Pass: $200 All persons entering The Kaye Playhouse must have a ticket by order of the Fire Marshal.

Bobby Spellman's Revenge of the Cool Nonet - Club Bonafide
July 20, 2017 - New York

Initially assembled in 2012 to perform the timeless classics from the Birth of the Cool, Bobby Spellman's Revenge of the Cool Nonet has evolved into a vehicle for the colorful 21st century compositions of its members and collaborators. Based on the unconventional instrumentation originally conceived in Gil Evans's basement apartment in the 1940's, the nonet continues to perform compositions and arrangements by John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, and Gil Evans, as well as re-arrangements of the classic large ensemble collaborations between Evans and Miles Davis. The group also fosters new compositions by trumpeter Bobby Spellman and his collaborators, who strive to explore and expand the possibilities of Miles's instrumentation in a modern context. In particular, the group serves as an outlet for swinging and adventurous new music based on Spellman's in-depth study of George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization.

Prize Winners of Manhattan International Young Artists Music Festival - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall
July 21, 2017 - New York

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Presents: the Masters Series: Jeffrey Swann - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
July 21, 2017 - New York

Program: Beethoven: Diabelli Variations For more details, please visit ikif.org. Tickets: $20 Senior/Student Tickets (must be purchased in person with valid ID): $10 Festival Concert Pass: $200 All persons entering The Kaye Playhouse must have a ticket by order of the Fire Marshal.

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Presents: the Masters Series: Steven Mayer - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
July 22, 2017 - New York

Program: Mozart: Rondo in A minor, K. 511 Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9 Gottschalk: Symphony No. 1 "La Nuit des Tropiques" (transc. for solo piano by S. Mayer) WORLD PREMIERE James P. Johnson: Blueberry Rhyme Art Tatum: 4 Solos For more details, please visit ikif.org. Tickets: $20 Senior/Student Tickets (must be purchased in person with valid ID): $10 Festival Concert Pass: $200 All persons entering The Kaye Playhouse must have a ticket by order of the Fire Marshal.

International Keyboard Institute & Festival Presents: the Masters Series: Vladimir Feltsman - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
July 23, 2017 - New York

Program: Brahms: Ballades, Op. 10 Brahms: Rhapsodies, Op. 79 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition For more details, visit ikif.org Tickets: $20 Seniors/Students (must be purchased in person with valid ID): $10 Festival Concert Pass: $200 All persons entering The Kaye Playhouse must have a ticket by order of the Fire Marshal.

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe Mcginty - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through July 25, 2017 - 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.

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through July 26, 2017 - 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.

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through July 28, 2017 - 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!

Bargemusic - Barge Music
Through July 29, 2017 - Brooklyn

Walk across the gangplank of a renovated coffee barge for a one-hour, family-friendly concert. EVENT INFORMATION Visit Bargemusic for their free Neighborhood Family Concerts. This one-hour performance includes a Q & A session with the musicians. Doors open 15 minutes before the performance - no reserved seating is available. Visit bargemusic.org for more!

Ceg & Nolafunk Presents Shaun Martin (Of Snarky Puppy) with the Nat Adderley Jr. Trio - Iridium
Through July 29, 2017 - New York

Bonerama is: Mark Mullins – Trombone / Lead Vocals Craig Klein – Trombone / Lead Vocals Greg Hicks – Trombone / Vocals Bert Cotton – Guitar Matt Perrine – Sousaphone / Electric Bass AJ Hall – Drums Bonerama…has always been hailed as "unlike anything you've ever heard before"… As their sound evolves and changes it's still the best way to describe this 15 year old powerhouse trombone touring band from New Orleans, LA. In addition to changing the way people think about the trombone, the sound of Bonerama has become an influence and contribution to the sound of New Orleans music today. bio6 With newer acts such as Trombone Shorty and Big Sam's Funky Nation joining them on on the national music scene, it's New Orleans that has benefited with a newfound reputation as being a bonafide "Trombone Town". These bands carry the trombone like the trophy it truly is in New Orleans. The band has performed and recorded with countless national artists such as R.E.M., OKGo, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jill Sobule and so many more, all while bringing their distinctive sounds from New Orleans to a national spotlight. Festivals and events such as Monterey Jazz Fest to High S... (read more)

- Sid Gold's Request Room
Through July 31, 2017 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! https://www.facebook.com/events/1585612815045744/ The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back! Please stick around after the show to mingle with the artists and their cool friends while everyone is in... (read more)

Holly Bowling - Cutting Room
Through August 06, 2017 - New York

Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There's one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly's devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of "Tweezer" from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations. Holly's breathtaking renditions of Phish classics like "It's Ice," "The Squirming Coil" and "Harry Hood" serve not only as a tribute to the modern day kings of jam, but stand on their own as fully developed classical pieces. The past year has seen Holly expand her repertoire into the realm of the Grateful Dead, including an "Eyes of the World" based on the band's spectacular exploratory June 18, 1974 performance at Freedom Hall. Using classical piano technique to reinterpret these jamband luminaries, Holly's live performances... (read more)

The Women - The Met
Through August 18, 2017 - New York

On select Friday evenings, a lone violinist pays sonic tribute to two extraordinary women, Sara Berman and Arabella Worsham, braiding together their humanity.

Ed Palermo Big Band - Iridium
Through August 21, 2017 - New York

Palermo's Big Band has been together since 1980 and has been playing and honing the music of Frank Zappa (among other composers) for over 20 years, mainly in performance at the Iridium nightclub in New York City and The Falcon in Marlboro, NY. Their CDs have achieved rave reviews from a wide array of music magazines, including Downbeat, which did a recent 3 page story on Ed and his band. Ed was recently listed as one of the top 40 "intriguing musicians to watch out for" by the online magazine, The Daily Beast. When not playing Zappa, the Ed Palermo Big Band also pays tribute to other heroes of Ed such as Todd Rundgren and Paul Butterfield. Ed's most recent CD, "Electric Butter-a Tribute to the Chicago Blues Music of Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield" garnered yet another rave review in Downbeat Magazine. Known for his uncanny penchant to "mash up" music of disparate sources, Ed Palermo and his band often play a show he calls Zodd Zundgren-The Music of Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren. At a recent show at the Falcon, they managed to take this concept a step further by embedding this mash up into a "Wizard of Oz" storyline, calling it, "The Wizard of Zodd". With the Ed Paler... (read more)

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