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December 4, 2010 - by CG Directory Editor

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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.

Christmas Quilt: Colonial Fuguing tunes, Jigs & Reels - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
December 04, 2010 -

Artist-in-Residence, EM/NY’s holiday event at the festooned Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is a ‘sold-out’ tradition. This season, Frederick Renz presents stirring 18th-century, New England shape-note anthems and hymns heartily sung by his men’s vocal ensemble, generously spiked with English country dance tunes played by a lively band of fiddle, flute, bass and guitar. This thoroughly engaging program was recorded on compact disc in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and complements EM/NY’s compendium of holiday CD titles of medieval, Renaissance, baroque, Dutch and Bohemian repertoire on the Ex cathedra Records label.

Red Hot + New Orleans - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through December 04, 2010 -

The Red Hot series returns to the Next Wave Festival (Red Hot + Riot, 2006; Red Hot + Rio 2, 2008) with Red Hot + New Orleans, saluting the music of the Crescent City. From its deep traditions of jazz, blues, funk, and "second line" sounds to the more raucous "bounce" music scene, an exceptional group of emerging artists and established legends assemble to celebrate the resurgent and resilient sound of New Orleans, a city whose spirit has influenced countless artists and styles. Join music director Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews (one of the many NO musicians featured in the new HBO series "Treme"), as BAM brings a little piece of The Big Easy to Brooklyn.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through December 04, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

No Rock Like You: Songs for the Jewish Soul - Congregation Ansche Chesed
December 04, 2010 -

Experience the next generation of Jewish liturgical music with Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Music. The 4th International Festival opens with a concert, featuring 22 original pieces in styles ranging from classical, jazz, pop, and Latin to klezmer and cantorial.

The Festival continues on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 10 am-4 pm with Meet the Composer workshops, the debut of 35 additional compositions, and brunch.

4th Annual Menorah Horah! - Highline Ballroom
December 04, 2010 -

Presented by The Schlep Sisters and Thirsty Girl Productions. Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. $15 adv, $20 at door. Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes. We're heating up the holidays with Hanukkah's hottest Hebrew hotties! Our evening of music, laughs and burlesque will keep your dreidel spinning all night long. Starring: The Schlep Sisters – Minnie Tonka and Darlinda Just Darlinda – along with Lady Rizo, Jonny Porkpie, Sapphire Jones, Dottie Lux, and host Seth Herzog. All that fun, for just a little gelt.

A Peter White Christmas w/ Mindi Abair + Rick Braun - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 04, 2010 -

Doors 6PM, Show 7:30PM. Doors 9:30pm, Show 10pm. $40 Adv, $45 Day * General Admission Seated Show - First Come, First Seated * Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4+6 people - $60/ticket - Must buy entire booth. Booth for 4=$240 - Booth for 6=$360. Over the past 16 years, as Peter White has kept thousands of smooth jazz fans worldwide enthralled by his spirited melodies, soulful grooves and inviting, instantly recognizable acoustic guitar tone, he's always had a blast finding unique ways to bring his modern sensibilities to cherished pop classics. Thanks to the smooth jazz format's affinity these days for instrumental cover songs, two of the incredible 13 #1 Radio & Records airplay hits he's enjoyed over the years, "The Closer I Get To You" and "Walk On By" (from 1994's Reflections), have become enduring staples of the format. But pop music fans were listening to White's classic acoustic guitar style even before the advent of the New Adult Contemporary and Smooth Jazz formats, most notably via his collaborations with British folk/pop singer Al Stewart. The Stewart-White partnership, which culminated with the dual live recording Rhymes in Rooms in the mid-90s, spanned over 20 years. White played on Stewart's landmark Year of the Cat album, co-wrote and performed on two of Stewart's biggest hits, "Time Passages" and "Midnight Rocks," and served as the Scottish singer's bandleader while playing guitar, Hammond Organ and piano. He later co-produced Stewart's Famous Last Words album. White's other major longtime association was with Basia, an early vocal star in the genre that later became known as smooth jazz. In 1984, brother Danny White and a then unknown Basia formed the band Matt Bianco; Peter performed on the group's album Who's Side Are You On as well as on the hit single "Half a Minute." When Basia and Danny left Matt Bianco to focus on her solo career, Peter White's guitar and accordian became an integral flavor in her popular sound. He played on her three bestselling albums Time and Tide, London Warsaw New York and The Sweetest Illusion, and appeared on her live performance release Basia on Broadway. Basia sang on "Just Another Day," which became a popular airplay hit from Caravan of Dreams.

Musical Performance: An Evening of Tarab with Singer George Ziadeh - Alwan for the Arts
December 04, 2010 -

Captivating singer George Ziadeh returns to Alwan with his ensemble, performing more timeless pieces from the golden age of Arab music, including Andalusian muwashshahat, Egyptian Adwaar, and the beloved songs of Umm Kulthoum.

KASKADE - Pacha NYC
December 04, 2010 -

Saturday December 4 Pacha NYC presents KASKADE! Part of the 5 Year Pacha NYC Anniversary Celebration. GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/

Hot Tuna - Beacon Theatre
Through December 04, 2010 -

In celebration of founding member Jorma Kaukonen's 70th birthday, Hot Tuna will return to the Beacon Theatre on Friday, December 3 and Saturday, December 4.

La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
December 04, 2010 -

The world's most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production. Maija Kovalevska stars as Mimi, Peter Mattei is Marcello, and four extraordinary tenors alternate in the role of Rodolfo: Piotr Beczala, Joseph Calleja, Ramon Vargas, and Vittorio Grigolo, fresh from his triumphant Covent Garden debut.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
December 04, 2010 -

The Met's thrilling new production returns with Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna reprising their sensational performances. Also featuring Kate Aldrich, Nicole Cabell, Hei-Kyung Hong, Brandon Jovanovich, John Relyea, and Paulo Szot.

The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps presents Come Follow the Band! - Peter Norton Symphony Space
December 04, 2010 -

Join us on a musical journey that will keep your toes tapping to Broadway show tunes, familiar works for band, and other favorites. Special guests include Conductor Jonathan Strasser and Host Raphael Miranda from WNBC 4. The band will also honor Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano with the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Profile in Leadership Award for his exemplary contributions to music and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. For tickets, visit www.LGBAC.org or call the Symphony Space Box Office at 212.864.5400.

Special Holiday Celebration with the Salvation Army Band - 21 Club
December 04, 2010 -

For more than 70 years, friends and families have come together at '21' to celebrate this festive season with the Salvation Army Band. Join us this year and sing along to your favorite Christmas carols and Holiday tunes with the Salvation Army Chorale while savoring a menu of '21' classics and seasonal fare. There are still some spots available for this Saturday, December 4th. Lunch Seatings: 11:30am and 2:15pm. $75 three-course prix fixe. Reservations go quickly (212 582 7200) and must be secured with a credit card. Guests are advised to allow extra time for traveling and parking in midtown Manhattan. Jackets required for gentlemen. No jeans or sneakers permitted.

Christmas Quilt: Colonial Fuguing tunes, Jigs & Reels - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
December 05, 2010 -

Artist-in-Residence, EM/NY’s holiday event at the festooned Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is a ‘sold-out’ tradition. This season, Frederick Renz presents stirring 18th-century, New England shape-note anthems and hymns heartily sung by his men’s vocal ensemble, generously spiked with English country dance tunes played by a lively band of fiddle, flute, bass and guitar. This thoroughly engaging program was recorded on compact disc in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and complements EM/NY’s compendium of holiday CD titles of medieval, Renaissance, baroque, Dutch and Bohemian repertoire on the Ex cathedra Records label.

Shalshelet Festival Workshops - Congregation Ansche Chesed
December 05, 2010 -

Experience the next generation of Jewish liturgical music, with styles ranging from ranging from jazz, pop, and classical, to klezmer and cantorial. Shalshelet’s International Music Festival on Dec. 5 is a day of intimate "Meet the Composers" workshops, with the performance of 35 original compositions. Ideal for music lovers as well as professional musicians. Includes brunch.

J. Cole - Highline Ballroom
December 05, 2010 -

With K. Michelle, CJ Hilton. BET Music Matters Tour. Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm $26 adv, $30 at door **Advance tickets are sold out. Standing room tickets will be available at doors** With such a diverse display, J. Cole is poised to wake up a dormant industry and cement his name in this game. But more than that, with his debut studio album currently in production, he hopes to change the tide of current rap music, swaying it in a more insightful, meaningful and passionate direction."

The Marshall Tucker Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 05, 2010 -

8:00PM, Doors 6PM. $27.50 Adv, $32.00 Day * General Admission Seating - First come, first seated. Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $47.50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $190 - A booth for 6 = $285. From their first LP in 1973, to their powerful stage presence today, the Marshall Tucker Band has played countless concert venues around the world. Years of rigorous tour schedules earned the band the respect of critics and countless dedicated fans. With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label. During the 90's, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard's country chart and one on Billboard's gospel chart. Their music has also been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, and Shipwrecked. The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. when Gray teamed up with Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks, borrowing the name "Marshall Tucker" from a piano tuner who's name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records, the same label that guided The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and others to national fame. The MTB opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America due to the platinum-plus sales of their debut album. In years to come, The Marshall Tucker Band would wow critics and influence major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad, and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel. Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today's music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long- that good music knows no boundaries.

Let My Song Fill Your Heart Inspired by Eileen Farrell - Merkin Hall/Kaufman Center
December 05, 2010 -

Dramatic Soprano Shirley Ritenour makes her Merkin Concert Hall debut in:“Let My Song Fill Your Heart (inspired by Eileen Farrell).Ms. Ritenour - a winner of the American Opera Scholarship- will reprise, with her own unique spin, some of the late Diva's most memorable repertoire, including classical, pop and jazz. Ted TAylor, a frequent accompanist to to Ms. Farrell, plays piano and the estimable Barry Kleinbort directs. $5.00 of every ticket sold goes to Gilda's Club NYC!

Hall & Oates - Beacon Theatre
December 05, 2010 -

Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today's popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine's read: "Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground." Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV's newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour "Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007." One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion. Recently, Daryl Hall & John Oates released their first box set, Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates. The box set marks the first comprehensive multi-CD, multi-label deluxe box set compilation ever assembled from their entire career's work, four CDs containing 74 tracks (16 of them previously unreleased) and featuring an astounding number of hit songs including "She's Gone," "Sara Smile," "Rich Girl," "How Does It Feel to Be Back," "Kiss On My List," "Private Eyes," "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" and "Maneater.

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts - Martin Frost, clarinet & Shai Wosner, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
December 05, 2010 -

DEBUSSY: Premiere rapsodie, POULENC: Sonata, FRANCAIX: Tema con Variazioni, BRAHMS: Sonata in E-flat major, Op.120, No.2. 11am.

Jazz Holiday Performance: Kelly Suttenfield - Limelight Marketplace
December 05, 2010 -

Limelight Marketplace is pleased to announce a special holiday jazz performance by Kelly Suttenfield. According to Jazz Times, “smokey, sultry fumes emanate from Kelly’s Suttenfield’s vocals like liquid fire. Here’s a gal who puts her entire being into songs cradling the lyrics in her vocals and stroking the embers with her velvety touch”. Kelly will be singing holiday favorites and tracks of her new CD called “Where is Love? A performance not to be missed. Sunday, December 5th, 2pm – 5pm , First Floor.

Khaled Live - LIC Bar
December 06, 2010 -

Khaled performs in Long Island City. An evening of eclectic and relaxing music featuring a free dinner buffet for the audience. 7 Train to 45th Courthouse Rd, G Train to 21st Van Alst.

Conductor Xian Zhang Leads the Julliard Orchestra - The Juilliard School
December 06, 2010 -

Conductor Xian Zhang leads the Juilliard Orchestra in a free concert featuring Webern’s Passacaglia, Op. 1 (1908); Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K. 364 (soloists to be announced on November 20); and Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (ed. Mahler) on Monday, December 6 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. FREE tickets will be available beginning November 22 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
December 06, 2010 -

Antonin Dvorak - Piano Quintet in A major. Daedalus Quartet, Benjamin Hochman, piano. 7:30pm.

La Fanciulla del West - Metropolitan Opera
December 06, 2010 -

Puccini's wild west opera stars all-American diva Deborah Voigt and Marcello Giordani, and is conducted by Nicola Luisotti. The performances mark the 100th anniversary of the opera's world premiere at the Met.

New York Choral Society Holiday Concert - Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall
December 07, 2010 -

A Holiday Celebration with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Dukes of September - Beacon Theatre
Through December 07, 2010 -

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs return with their "Dukes of September Rhythm Revue," and will bring their unique show to the Beacon Theatre on December 6 & 7, 2010. The three hit-making artists have assembled a stellar band for the occasion, and will bring the best of their mix of blue-eyed soul, rock, jazz and R&B to the stage in a series of collaborative concerts.

Don Carlo - Metropolitan Opera
December 07, 2010 -

"I think Don Carlo is the quintessential Verdi opera," says director Nicholas Hytner, who makes his Met debut with this new production, which was greeted with popular success when it opened in London. Roberto Alagna leads the cast in the title role. Ferruccio Furlanetto, Marina Poplavskaya, Anna Smirnova, and Simon Keenlyside also star. "Not one of these characters is prepared to accept his or her own tragic destiny," Hytner says of Verdi's epic tragedy in which romantic desire shapes the course of nations. Yannick Nezet-Seguin, back after his triumphant debut leading Carmen, conducts. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

Strawberry Fields - Special Memorial Matinee Tribute to John Lennon - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 08, 2010 -

12:00PM, Doors @ 11AM. $20.00 Advance, $25.00 Day of Show. Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
December 08, 2010 -

The world's most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production. Maija Kovalevska stars as Mimi, Peter Mattei is Marcello, and four extraordinary tenors alternate in the role of Rodolfo: Piotr Beczala, Joseph Calleja, Ramon Vargas, and Vittorio Grigolo, fresh from his triumphant Covent Garden debut.

'Juilliard Plays Reich' AXIOM conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky - The Juilliard School
December 09, 2010 -

AXIOM, conducted by Music Director Jeffrey Milarsky, celebrates Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Juilliard alumnus Steve Reich’s 75th birthday with a concert featuring two of his works on Thursday, December 9 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. “Juilliard Plays Reich” features the composer’s Triple Quartet and Music for 18 Musicians. Mr. Reich will be coaching members of AXIOM during the rehearsal period.

FREE tickets to AXIOM’s December 9 concert will be available beginning November 24 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.

Orchestra of St. Luke's - Carnegie Hall
December 09, 2010 -

The Orchestra of St. Luke's has been an essential part of the New York City music scene for more than three decades. Renowned for its skill and collaborative vitality, the group, joined by conductor de Waart, performs Adams's orchestration of Liszt's dark musical fantasy of Venice and Mendelssohn's symphonic imaginings of Scotland. Also, Susan Graham sings music by Berg. 8pm.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
December 09, 2010 -

The Met's thrilling new production returns with Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna reprising their sensational performances. Also featuring Kate Aldrich, Nicole Cabell, Hei-Kyung Hong, Brandon Jovanovich, John Relyea, and Paulo Szot.

Ingrid Michaelson's Holiday Hop - Highline Ballroom
December 10, 2010 -

Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 9:00pm. $30. With her piano-fueled songwriting, witty wordplay, and slight vocal vibrato, Ingrid Michaelson carries the tradition of the female singer/songwriter into the 21st century. Befitting a musician of the digital age, Michaelson first gained wide exposure through spots on TV soundtracks, including Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill. Born and raised on New York's Staten Island to an artist mother and classical composer father, she began exploring music through piano lessons at the age of four.

Avant - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 10, 2010 -

8:00PM, Doors @ 6PM. $26.00 Advance, $30.00 Day of Show. SRO * All Ages. Avant is a multi-platinum American R&B singer best known for hits such as "Separated," "My First Love," and "Read Your Mind". He was featured in the remix to the Lloyd Banks song "Karma" from the 2004 album The Hunger for More, and has also had a cameo appearance in the 2004 feature film BarberShop 2: Back in Business. He also did a remix of The Pussycat Dolls song "Stickwitu." Avant has also appeared on the Oxygen Network reality TV show Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency when he asked Janice to have models dance with him during the release party of the album Director. Avant has recently left Geffen Records and signed with Capitol Records. His new single, "When It Hurts", has reached number 18 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop charts. His self-titled fifth album, Avant, was released on December 9, 2008.

Luciano, Reboot, Robert Dietz | Cadenza Vagabundos - Pacha NYC
December 10, 2010 -

Friday December 10 Pacha NYC presents ... CADENZA VAGABUNDOS NEW YORK with LUCIANO, REBOOT AND ROBERT DIETZ! After a magical summer at Pacha Ibiza that brought the distinctive Cadenza sound to a whole new audience, Luciano and his Vagabundos crew are extending his association with the brand with a one-night-only, unmissable appearance at Pacha New York, kicking off week two of its 5-Year Anniversary celebration. GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/

Jazz Holiday - Dicapo Opera Theater
December 10, 2010 -

Jazz versions of Holiday and Christmas favorites. 8pm. $25.

Z100's Jingle Ball 2010: Presented by H&M - Madison Square Garden
December 10, 2010 -

Featuring Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Paramore, Justin Bieber, B.o.B, Bruno Mars,Travie McCoy, Michael Buble, Enrique Inglesias and Taio Cruz. Ring in the holiday season with Z100's Jingle Ball on Friday, December 10. Jingle Ball is the only concert where all of 2010's hottest stars will be on the same stage for One Night Only! Special Guest Hosts include Kim Kardashian, Jay Sean, Flo Rida, Jesse McCartney, Sean Kingston, Just Jared and Emily Osment! Z100's Jingle Ball is supporting the Musicians On Call. $1 per sold ticket will go to Musicians On Call and the ZJB ticket buyers will have an option to donate an additional $10 on the Ticketmaster page.

La Fanciulla del West - Metropolitan Opera
December 10, 2010 -

Puccini's wild west opera stars all-American diva Deborah Voigt and Marcello Giordani, and is conducted by Nicola Luisotti. The performances mark the 100th anniversary of the opera's world premiere at the Met.

Caroling at the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
December 10, 2010 -

Come hear traditional and popular holiday music performed throughout the Morgan by singers from Mannes College The New School for Music. Tickets are not required for this event. Friday, December 10, 2010, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Gravity Radio - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through December 11, 2010 -

Inspired by the work of physicist Raymond Chiao -- known for his experiments with superconductors and gravity waves that exist only in conjecture, eluding detection -- composer Mikel Rouse (The End Of Cinematics, 2006 Next Wave) unleashes the rollicking song cycle Gravity Radio. Acclaimed for his distinctly downtown operas, Rouse is hyper-alert to the bits and bytes that make us tick. Gravity Radio tunes in to the zeitgeist, mixing kaleidoscopic multichannel video with sounds from the AP News Wire, a string quartet, shortwave radio frequencies, and songs by Rouse's band to create an otherworldly environment. Describing the culture we live in, Rouse communicates its complexity and, like the force of gravity that keeps us grounded, evokes its intangible mystery.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through December 11, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Nellie McKay - Highline Ballroom
December 11, 2010 -

Doors at 6:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. $20 adv, $25 at door. You should know that Nellie McKay is hard to categorize. She's done Brecht on Broadway, opened for Lou Reed at Carnegie Hall, sung Woody Allen movie songs at the Hollywood Bowl, performed on A Prairie Home Companion, duetted with Eartha Kitt and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, played Hilary Swank's sister on the big screen, paid tribute to Doris Day, and released three wildly acclaimed albums of original music. Her music is as tuneful and clever as the best of the Great American Songbook—part cabaret, part sparkly pop. But beneath the charming melodic surface is a wit that cuts, and a sharply tuned social conscience.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - David Benoit Quartet - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
December 11, 2010 -

7:30PM, Doors 6PM. $35 Adv, $40 Day * General Admission Seated Show - First Come, First Seated * Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4+6 people - $65/ticket - Must buy entire booth. Booth for 4=$260 - Booth for 6=$390. DAVID BENOIT: Pianist, Composer, Conductor. Over the last quarter century, composer and pianist David Benoit (b. 1953) has been a passionate musical innovator committed to the exploration of many different art forms on the American landscape. His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown related projects (including Here's To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years and the star-studded 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas) that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi and solidify Benoit's role as his musical heir.

Erick Morillo + Fedde Le Grand - Pacha NYC
December 11, 2010 -

Saturday December 11 Pacha NYC presents ... ERICK MORILLO & FEDDE LE GRAND plus SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO! Part of the 5 Year Pacha NYC Anniversary Celebration. GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/

The New York Pops with Brian Stokes Mitchell - Carnegie Hall
Through December 11, 2010 -

Music Director Steven Reineke leads The New York Pops and Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in a program of holiday favorites in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Dubbed as "Broadway's last leading man," Stokes Mitchell is famous for his rich and commanding baritone, as well as for his memorable performances in Broadway productions of Ragtime, Kiss Me, Kate!, and Man of La Mancha. 8pm.

The New York Pops - Carnegie Hall Family Concert - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Carnegie Hall
December 11, 2010 -

A concert adaptation of the beloved children's classic by Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, narrated by Brian Stokes Mitchell with Mitchell Kilby as The Grinch, Elena Zahlmann as Max the Dog and Izzy Hanson-Johnston playing Cindy Lou Who, along with other favorite songs of the season. In addition, Essential Voices USA under the direction of Judith Clurman, children from New York Theatre Ballet and singers and dancers of Camp Broadway Chorus are also appearing. This Family Concert is presented by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. Recommended for children ages 5-12, every child receives KidsNotes, a concert program filled with activities and information about the concert. A pre-concert activity led by New York Pops Director of Education Dr. Sherrie Maricle will take place one hour before the performance and is free to all ticket holders. 2pm.

Martin Sexton Solo Holiday Show - Carnegie Hall
December 11, 2010 -

WFUV's Live at Zankel series continues with singer/songwriter Martin Sexton performing a solo show of favorites from his rich catalog along with festive holiday songs from his album Camp Holiday. Known for his powerful voice and fluid guitar sound, Sexton's music has been featured in film and television including NBC's "Scrubs" and Showtime's "Brotherhood." His latest release, Sugarcoating, was issued by his KTR record label in April 2010. The WFUV Live at Zankel series continues—curated by WFUV's Music Director, Rita Houston—on March 19 with British guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson, and concludes on April 8 with singer Edie Brickell and her new band The Gaddabouts. 10pm.

Rammstein - Madison Square Garden
December 11, 2010 -

RAMMSTEIN announced today their only U.S. live performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City is scheduled for Saturday, December 11, 2010. This will be the only US show by the Berlin-based six-piece band, who have not performed in the United States since 2001. They will joined by special guest Combichrist.

La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
December 11, 2010 -

The world's most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli's classic production. Maija Kovalevska stars as Mimi, Peter Mattei is Marcello, and four extraordinary tenors alternate in the role of Rodolfo: Piotr Beczala, Joseph Calleja, Ramon Vargas, and Vittorio Grigolo, fresh from his triumphant Covent Garden debut.

Don Carlo - Metropolitan Opera
December 11, 2010 -

"I think Don Carlo is the quintessential Verdi opera," says director Nicholas Hytner, who makes his Met debut with this new production, which was greeted with popular success when it opened in London. Roberto Alagna leads the cast in the title role. Ferruccio Furlanetto, Marina Poplavskaya, Anna Smirnova, and Simon Keenlyside also star. "Not one of these characters is prepared to accept his or her own tragic destiny," Hytner says of Verdi's epic tragedy in which romantic desire shapes the course of nations. Yannick Nezet-Seguin, back after his triumphant debut leading Carmen, conducts. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

Cantigas Women's Choir - Sounds of Harp & Hope - St. Matthew Trinity Church
December 11, 2010 -

Cantigas Women's Choir presents its ninth annual winter concert entitled SOUNDS OF HARP & HOPE. The concert features music from around the world sung in French, German, Russian, and English. Highlights include Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Johannes Brahms’ Four Songs, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Angel” and “Now the Waves are Sleeping,” Claude Debussy’s “Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons,” Léo Delibes’ “Dôme Épais,” Paul Siskind’s “Bright Morning Stars are Rising,” and Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.”

Amazigh Music of Morocco - Alwan for the Arts
December 11, 2010 -

Alwan is pleased to welcome back this unique ensemble of musicians from the Middle Atlas region of Morocco, whose repertoire will draw from the diverse repertoire of the Amazigh (Berber) tradition, culminating in a unique performance of the "ahidous" dance by the musicians.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through December 23, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Tony Middleton - Sunday Jazz Brunch - The Garden Café at The Kitano New York Hotel
Through December 31, 2010 -

The legendary Tony Middleton launched The Garden Café’s Sunday Jazz brunch on Sunday, June 6, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Joining Mr. Middleton will be a rotating trio of some of Jazz music’s most prominent musicians.

Mr. Middleton will perform every Sunday at the Garden Café located on East 38th Street off Park Avenue at the Kitano New York Hotel beginning at 11:00 a.m. An extensive brunch buffet featuring breakfast and lunch items will be available along with cocktails, wines and locally brewed beer. Cocktails are limited to Bloody Mary, Mimosa and the special Aperol Spritz made with the Italian aperitif Aperol and Spanish Cava, a sparkling wine. The price of the buffet is $29.00 per person, plus 8.875% tax and includes one cocktail per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Garden Café directly at (212) 885-7123.

Flamenco Show on Saturday Nights - Meson Asturias
Through June 15, 2011 -

See Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino at Meson Asturias restaurant on Saturday nights! Flamenco singing and dancing with LIVE music- great for the whole family. Shows at 9PM and 11PM. #7 to 82nd St. (at Roosevelt), or E, F, R to Roosevelt Ave. (at 74th). For reservations: 718-446-9154. NO COVER.

Private Lessons in Flamenco Guitar - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Study Flamenco guitar with Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino, whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking for a great teacher! His classes focus on strengthening your playing by achieving the correct right and left hand techniques, and increase your understanding of Flamenco within the context of dance and singing accompaniment. With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career. To learn more, visit http://www.flamencolatino.com/class.htm. A single one-hour class is $70. A 4-pack is $200 ($50/hour), paid in advance. If you do a trial lesson at $70, but decide to continue studying, you may upgrade to a 4-pack; however, you must pay a the prorated balance of $130 within one week of the trial lesson. Open time slots include weekday and weekend afternoons and some evening time. Also, Group Guitar classes in cante accompaniment now available for intermediate level guitarists. Tues. 8-9:30. $20 for single class, 4-pack for $70. You must interview by phone or in person, and reserve space in class.

Lessons are held at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th Street, 4th fl. Call Basilio at 212-399-8519

Flamenco Guitar Group Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

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.

Flamenco Singing Group Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino offers a group Cante Class with Alfonso Cid (mixed students). Work on forms such as tangos, sevillanas, fandangos, alegrias, bulerias. Will include review of both Manuel Gago material and Alfonso Cid material. Mondays, 8:30-9:45 pm, new 4-pack of classes for $70.00! (ONLY $17.50/class!) Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.


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