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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.

Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
Through December 05, 2009 -

Hip-hop savant cum shrewd cultural critic, the tireless DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid/Paul D. Miller has always kept one ear to deftly-crafted sound and the other to social concerns. In Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica, he heeds the call of a rapidly changing continent by letting it finally speak for itself.

Based around DJ Spooky's sound recordings in the Antarctic that explore the acoustic qualities of ice, Terra Nova allows us to encounter the climate crisis with unprecedented intimacy, giving voice to the groaning landscape as it undergoes irrevocable change. Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform live with DJ Spooky's hip-hop and sample-infused soundscape to create a riveting electronic symphony as live video projections reconstruct Antarctica -- the real and the imagined -- in this acoustic portrait of our embattled Earth.

Il Trittico - Metropolitan Opera
December 05, 2009 -

Patricia Racette stars in all three one-act operas of Puccini's ambitious operatic triptych. Jack O'Brien's spectacular production also features Stephanie Blythe, reprising her acclaimed interpretation from the 2007 premiere run. The stellar cast also includes Zeljko Lucic and Alessandro Corbelli, who returns to the title role of Gianni Schicchi.

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera
December 06, 2009 -

Seiji Ozawa returns to the Met after an absence of more than 15 years. He conducts Tchaikovsky's adaptation of Pushkin's engrossing tale, with heldentenor Ben Heppner, above, as the soldier whose obsession with cards leads him down a spiral of madness and murder. Maria Guleghina stars as the innocent woman drawn into his descent.

Brooklyn College Opera Theatre - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Through December 06, 2009 - Brooklyn

$5.

Paul Zunno Solo Acoustic Concert - New York City Center Studios
Through December 06, 2009 -

Following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman, Paul Zunno played lead guitar for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Wilson Pickett. His performances are a combination of 'stories behind the music' and a downright blow-the-roof-off-joint execution and technique as a guitarist. His mix of soulful singing, guitar mastery and skillful songwriting have captivated and awed audiences for years.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Metropolitan Opera
December 07, 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.

Evan Toth: Brass Tacks - Ars Nova
December 08, 2009 -

Folk rock neo-crooner Evan Toth makes a rare solo appearance featuring brand new songs and maybe even a holiday favorite or two.

Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
December 08, 2009 -

Mozart's timeless masterpiece stars Danielle de Niese and Luca Pisaroni as the servant couple who outmaneuver their bosses (and everyone else in their world) over the course of one crazy day. Ludovic Tezier is the philandering Count, and Angela Meade and Annette Dasch share the role of his long-suffering wife. Isabel Leonard upsets the household as the excitable pageboy Cherubino. Fabio Luisi conducts.

The Brooklyn College Wind Ensemble - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
December 09, 2009 - Brooklyn

7pm. $5.

'A Joyful Noise' with the New York Choral Society - Carnegie Hall
December 09, 2009 -

The New York Choral Society launches its 51st season with a festive opening night concert, "A Joyful Noise", on December 9 at Carnegie Hall, 8:00 PM. The esteemed chorus, performing under the baton of Music Director John Daly Goodwin, is joined by the Brooklyn Philharmonic and guest soloists Ellie Dehn, soprano; Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano; John Bellemer, tenor; and Brian Kontes, bass. The program of festive choral classics includes: Randall Thompson's Alleluia, a celebrated a cappella gem; Vivaldi's Gloria, a favorite of choral music lovers; the "Hallelujah! Amen" from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus; and Haydn's last major work, Harmoniemesse, a masterpiece presented this season in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Randall Thompson is one of the most celebrated twentieth century American choral composers. Alleluia, one of the most widely known and loved of all Randall Thompson compositions, was commissioned by Serge Koussevitsky for the opening of the Berkshire Music Center (Today's Tanglewood Music Center) in 1940. Thompson sat down to write the requested 'joyful choral fanfare', but his passionate concern over circumstances in Europe -- particularly the fall of France -- moved him in such a way that the final result was a masterpiece of introspection. Thompson said that his inspiration came from Job 1:21: "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."

Haydn’s Harmoniemesse or "Wind-band Mass" was written in 1802 and was the last large-scale work Haydn was to produce. It meets and often exceeds all the expectations one may have of a "final" work. As its name implies, the Harmoniemesse makes extensive use of the instruments found in the wind-band of the orchestra. Constructed on a large scale, soloists play important roles at significant textual moments, but this work of grandeur allots the bulk of its power to the chorus. Haydn biographer Elaine Rochelle Sisman describes the work’s "striking" Kyrie: "in the middle of a quiet descending sequence the entire chorus and large orchestra bust in on an unexpected diminished-seventh chord. The outburst subsides at once -- but this only enhances the sublime effect. Like Longinus's thunderbolt, it is as astonishing as it is inexplicable." (Haydn and his world, 1997)

Glint Live! - Brooklyn Bowl
December 09, 2009 -

New York's own Glint takes the stage in Brooklyn for the first time since their European tour this summer in the new venue and bowling alley Brooklyn Bowl. Glint will be playing with Phil Kuperberg on synths and samples, accompanied by a stunning multimedia show by Chris Piazza. Rock music at it's finest!

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Il Trittico - Metropolitan Opera
December 09, 2009 -

Patricia Racette stars in all three one-act operas of Puccini's ambitious operatic triptych. Jack O'Brien's spectacular production also features Stephanie Blythe, reprising her acclaimed interpretation from the 2007 premiere run. The stellar cast also includes Zeljko Lucic and Alessandro Corbelli, who returns to the title role of Gianni Schicchi.

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera
December 10, 2009 -

Seiji Ozawa returns to the Met after an absence of more than 15 years. He conducts Tchaikovsky's adaptation of Pushkin's engrossing tale, with heldentenor Ben Heppner, above, as the soldier whose obsession with cards leads him down a spiral of madness and murder. Maria Guleghina stars as the innocent woman drawn into his descent.

Elektra - Metropolitan Opera
December 10, 2009 -

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

The Fuzzy Lemons - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
December 11, 2009 -

Join The Fuzzy Lemons for a family friendly rock-n-roll extravaganza! A Fuzzy Lemons song is guaranteed to have a catchy melody, clever lyrics, and a groove that grown-ups will love as much as their kids. The band explores a wide variety of fun and unexpected musical styles, including reggae, funk, rockabilly, folk, pop, blues, surf rock, heavy metal and even ska. A Fuzzy Lemons concert will have kids and parents laughing, dancing and singing along. Toes will tap and heads will bob. The Lemons play the traditional guitars, bass guitars, drums, and keyboards essential to great rock n' roll, and season the mix with accordions, harmonicas, clarinets, saxophones, mandolins, banjos, and lots of percussion instruments, including pots and pans. Oh, and they love to harmonize. There’s a lot of audience interaction, and everyone can sing along with the simple-yet-catchy melodies. Even the lullabies are silly.

Price: $10 per child, Adults Free Group discount: 10 tickets for $80

Get tickets here: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event-details/?tfly_event_id=1785

Fuzzy Fridays Family Rock-n-Roll Show - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
December 11, 2009 -

A Fuzzy Lemons song is guaranteed to have a catchy melody, clever lyrics, and a groove that grown-ups will love as much as their kids. The band explores a wide variety of fun and unexpected musical styles, including reggae, funk, rockabilly, folk, pop, blues, surf rock, heavy metal and even ska. A Fuzzy Lemons concert will have kids and parents laughing, dancing and singing along. Toes will tap and heads will bob. The Lemons play the traditional guitars, bass guitars, drums, and keyboards essential to great rock n' roll, and season the mix with accordions, harmonicas, clarinets, saxophones, mandolins, banjos, and lots of percussion instruments, including pots and pans. Oh, and they love to harmonize. There's a lot of audience interaction, and everyone can sing along with the simple-yet-catchy melodies. Even the lullabies are silly.

Get tickets here:

http://bk.knittingfactory.com/event-details/?tfly_event_id=1785

Z100's Jingle Ball 2009 - Madison Square Garden
December 11, 2009 - Manhattan

Once again, the biggest holiday party of the season will take place on stage at Madison Square Garden. Get ready for Z100's Jingle Ball 2009. The lineup will include performances by: Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Justin Bieber, The Fray, Jordin Sparks, Kris Allen, Boys Like Girls, Pitbull, Owl City, Jay Sean.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Metropolitan Opera
December 11, 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.

Hot Tuna - Beacon Theatre
December 12, 2009 -

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady return to the Beacon Theatre for their triumphant annual fall celebration. For almost four decades, Hot Tuna has played and recorded some of the best and most memorable American blues and roots music. Formed by Jorma and Jack while they were still lead guitarist and bassist of the Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna began as an acoustic band and has morphed into masterful group which has captivated music lovers the world over. Hot Tuna's acoustic and electric concerts feature the brilliant mandolin virtuoso Barry Mitterhoff and young percussionist Erik Diaz. Fans remark how the Hot Tuna of today sounds astonishingly like the Hot Tuna of 30 years ago -- and even better!

Fun, Folk-Rockin' Concert * David Ippolito * NYC's Coolest Guitarman - Merkin Concert Hall
December 12, 2009 - Manhattan

IT'S COOL TO CARE! Folk-rock's dynamic David Ippolito kicks off an evening of musical fun and lotsa laughs with the celebratory release of his 8th CD, "Wouldn’t Want It Any Other Way." Ippolito -- known around the globe as That Guitarman from Central Park -- inspires a feel-good vibe that'll stay with you for days. You'll have a blast! "David writes incredible songs about life, love, and the world," says Sid Bernstein, the legendary music promoter who brought the Beatles and Rolling Stones to America. "You'll feel wonderful listening to him. He is amazing!" With George Wurzbach (piano), Ryan Cavan (drums), Nelson Montana (bass), and vocalists David Marcus, Teresa Reynolds, and Janet Kirker.

For more information or advance purchase, please visit http://kaufman-center.org/merkin-concert-hall/event/david-ippolito-year-end-concert

Mad Meow Music Presents Seattlites - Amber
December 12, 2009 -

Mad Meow Music Presents Seattlites, an explosive line-up from musicians all from Seattle. Dejha Colantuono, Tight White Jeans, Heather Duby, and Mayors and Warriors.

Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
December 12, 2009 -

Mozart's timeless masterpiece stars Danielle de Niese and Luca Pisaroni as the servant couple who outmaneuver their bosses (and everyone else in their world) over the course of one crazy day. Ludovic Tezier is the philandering Count, and Angela Meade and Annette Dasch share the role of his long-suffering wife. Isabel Leonard upsets the household as the excitable pageboy Cherubino. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Il Trittico - Metropolitan Opera
December 12, 2009 -

Patricia Racette stars in all three one-act operas of Puccini's ambitious operatic triptych. Jack O'Brien's spectacular production also features Stephanie Blythe, reprising her acclaimed interpretation from the 2007 premiere run. The stellar cast also includes Zeljko Lucic and Alessandro Corbelli, who returns to the title role of Gianni Schicchi.

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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