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Things to do this week in NYC Dec 26-Jan 2: Music

December 26, 2009 - by CG Directory Editor

Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Metropolitan Opera
December 26, 2009 -

A powerhouse team joins forces for Offenbach's psychological fantasy. James Levine conducts, and Tony Award winner Bart Sher (South Pacific) returns after the triumph of his Met Barber of Seville to direct. Joseph Calleja sings the tour-de-force title role, opposite Anna Netrebko as the tragic Antonia and Alan Held as the demonic four villains.

Elektra - Metropolitan Opera
December 26, 2009 -

Richard Strauss's blazing score stars Susan Bullock as the demented princess. Deborah Voigt plays her devoted sister, Chrysothemis, and Fabio Luisi conducts.

Joby Rogers Is the Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience - Mohegan Sun
December 26, 2009 -

Joby Rogers, the number one Michael Impersonator in the world brings you "The Ultimate Michael Experience" which features themed LIVE dancers,laser light show, pyro-technics, video and much more. A must-see event, the best Michael Experience to ever be shown on stage. Joby Rogers is the only MJ Impersonator to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In 2005, Joby was honored by being personally approved in a signed statement by Michael Jackson as the best Michael Jackson Impersonator.

3 Mo' Divas - Apollo Theater
December 27, 2009 -

Marion J. Caffey's celebrated production returns to the Apollo by popular demand. Starring Nova Payton, Laurice Lanier and Jamet Pitman, 3 Mo' Divas is a musical extravaganza that captivates audiences with thrilling performances that include soul, opera, jazz, blues, rock, gospel, and much more. The show begins with the classical sounds of Puccini then segues into tunes that span 233 years and three languages. Recently televised, this smash hit returns to the Apollo Theater for one performance only.

Hansel and Gretel - Metropolitan Opera
December 28, 2009 -

Haunting, charming, and a little wicked, the Met's production returns as the season's special holiday presentation for families. Miah Persson and Angelika Kirchschlager are the lost siblings. Philip Langridge reprises his outlandish portrayal of the Witch in Humperdinck's take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Sung in English and conducted by Fabio Luisi.

Elektra - Metropolitan Opera
December 29, 2009 -

Richard Strauss's blazing score stars Susan Bullock as the demented princess. Deborah Voigt plays her devoted sister, Chrysothemis, and Fabio Luisi conducts.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Metropolitan Opera
December 30, 2009 -

A powerhouse team joins forces for Offenbach's psychological fantasy. James Levine conducts, and Tony Award winner Bart Sher (South Pacific) returns after the triumph of his Met Barber of Seville to direct. Joseph Calleja sings the tour-de-force title role, opposite Anna Netrebko as the tragic Antonia and Alan Held as the demonic four villains.

Hansel and Gretel - Metropolitan Opera
December 30, 2009 -

Haunting, charming, and a little wicked, the Met's production returns as the season's special holiday presentation for families. Miah Persson and Angelika Kirchschlager are the lost siblings. Philip Langridge reprises his outlandish portrayal of the Witch in Humperdinck's take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Sung in English and conducted by Fabio Luisi.

Gov't Mule - Beacon Theatre
Through December 31, 2009 - Manhattan

The New Year's tradition continues as Gov't Mule returns to the Beacon Theatre for "2 Nights of Peace & Mule" on December 30 & 31. Don't miss your opportunity to ring in 2010 with Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, and Jorgen Carlsson.

Mariah Carey - Madison Square Garden
December 31, 2009 - Manhattan

The #1 most successful female recording artist of all time returns to Madison Square Garden for a special New Year's Eve performance.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
December 31, 2009 -

Elina Garanca sings Carmen for the first time at the Met. Roberto Alagna and Jonas Kaufmann share the role of the obsessed Don Jose, Barbara Frittoli is Micaela, and Mariusz Kwiecien is the matador Escamillo. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.

New Year's Eve: Hampson, Gershwin, Copland & Broadway - New York Philharmonic
December 31, 2009 -

Ring in the New Year with this glittering evening of all-American favorites, starring Alan Gilbert, Thomas Hampson, and, of course, the one-and-only New York Philharmonic.

Der Rosenkavalier - Metropolitan Opera
January 01, 2010 -

Renee Fleming and Susan Graham reign supreme in Richard Strauss's masterpiece. Kristinn Sigmundsson is Baron Ochs.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Metropolitan Opera
January 02, 2010 -

A powerhouse team joins forces for Offenbach's psychological fantasy. James Levine conducts, and Tony Award winner Bart Sher (South Pacific) returns after the triumph of his Met Barber of Seville to direct. Joseph Calleja sings the tour-de-force title role, opposite Anna Netrebko as the tragic Antonia and Alan Held as the demonic four villains.

Hansel and Gretel - Metropolitan Opera
January 02, 2010 -

Haunting, charming, and a little wicked, the Met's production returns as the season's special holiday presentation for families. Miah Persson and Angelika Kirchschlager are the lost siblings. Philip Langridge reprises his outlandish portrayal of the Witch in Humperdinck's take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Sung in English and conducted by Fabio Luisi.

Flamenco Guitar Group Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through January 15, 2010 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES on Wednesday nights at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Level 2-Beginner (Spanish guitar facility and/or some flamenco background required. Audition may be necessary.), Wed. 7-8:30 pm -Technique, technique, technique -Basic compas patterns in various toques -Basic letra accompaniment, chords, in some toques -Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm Level 1-Introductory/Basic Beginner (Some knowledge of chords very helpful), Wed. 8:30-10 pm -Slow-paced class -Essential hand positions -Basic Technique -Basic Flamenco forms Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually. Credits can also be applied to Mon. Cante class, 8:30-9:45 pm. Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 to reserve. Classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (between B-way and 8th Ave.) NY,NY 10019 www.flamencolatino.com

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