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February 25, 2012 - 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.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
February 25, 2012 -

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful staging returns with Patricia Racette and Liping Zhang alternating as the tragic heroine. Robert Dean Smith and Marcello Giordani share the role of the faithless Pinkerton and Placido Domingo conducts.

Pacifica Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 25, 2012 -

Pictures at an Exhibition - New York Philharmonic
February 25, 2012 -

Prima Donna - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 25, 2012 - Fort Greene

Rufus Wainwright makes his first foray into opera with Prima Donna, a meditation on the fine line between fame and failure. "[A] love song to opera, soaked in the perennial operatic themes of loss, betrayal, delusion and nostalgia, and saturated in the musical styles of opera's golden age" (The Times, London), this work is presented by City Opera in its US premiere after thrilling audiences at the Manchester International Festival, Sadler's Wells, and Toronto's Luminato Festival.

Rising star Melody Moore sings the tour-de-force role of a once-acclaimed soprano, haunted by her past success and her present reality as she seeks to return to the spotlight. Director Tim Albery leads this new production featuring a French language libretto by Wainwright and Bernadette Colomine.

András Schiff, Dénes Várjon - Carnegie Hall
February 25, 2012 -

András Schiff's Carnegie Hall Perspectives residency focuses on Bartók, and on this concert he teams up with Dénes Várjon to perform the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion—one of the composer's most popular works. In addition, Schiff and Várjon perform Debussy's En blanc et noir, which alternates between passionate extroversion and somber reflection.

Berliner Philharmoniker - Carnegie Hall
February 25, 2012 -

In 1894, Mahler took the stage with the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first performance of his new "Resurrection" Symphony. Today, under Sir Simon Rattle, this illustrious orchestra's Mahler is "incisive and impassioned" (The New York Times). On this concert, they are joined by the Westminster Symphonic Choir and soloists to perform the grand, dramatic symphony premiered over a century ago.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
February 25, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
February 25, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

Buckwheat Zydeco - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 25, 2012 - New York

American musical legend Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. - along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco, one of the greatest party bands in America - is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. 2009 marked Buckwheat Zydeco's 30th anniversary, and Buckwheat celebrated with the release of his Grammy Award-winning CD (and Alligator Records debut), Lay Your Burden Down. This Grammy Award was the band's first, although it had previously been nominated five times in three different categories. The band has appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News, and many other TV programs. Buckwheat's music has also been featured in films ranging from The Water Boy and The Big Easy to Fletch Live and Hard Target. Now, with his new relationship with the Alligator label and Lay Your Burden Down, his massive instrumental and vocal talents, and his boundless energy, Buckwheat, already the most popular zydeco artist in the world, will find the largest and most enthusiastic audience of his long and storied career.

Teitur - Marit Larsen - Highline Ballroom
February 25, 2012 -

Look out, the musician's favorite singer-songwriter is coming to a place near you with a new album. Says KT Tunstall: "He is the sound of melting ice, haunted woods, and beautiful honesty." He is Teitur (Tie-tor), a man from the Faroe Islands who turns music into magic beautifully and effortlessly. In 2002, Teitur was signed by the legendary Doug Morris to Universal Records in the US. He soon released his first album Poetry & Aeroplanes (2003), which became a critical hit with its simple, sincere songs. Teitur's popularity ballooned as he toured the US and Canada extensively, performed on American chat shows, watched as his songs got snapped up for film soundtracks, and garnered the attention of respected singer-songwriters like Rufus Wainwright, Aimee Mann, KT Tunstall, Ron Sexsmith, and John Mayer, all of whom took him on tour.

Stravinsky Violin Concerto - New York City Ballet
February 26, 2012 -

In 1941, Balanchine choreographed Balustrade for the Ballet Russe to Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D. When he returned to the score three decades later, he could no longer remember his original choreography. But Balanchine was not at all disturbed by the loss. "What I did then was for then," he said, "and what I wanted to do to this music for our Stravinsky Festival... represented more than 30 years' difference." The new choreography follows the score directly: An opening "Toccata" and a final "Capriccio" enclose two central "Arias," which form contrasting pas de deux for two different couples.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 26, 2012 -

Two-time Grammy Award–winning violinist Hilary Hahn appears with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a program that includes a new work by American composer Steven Stucky, paired with Tchaikovsky's beloved Fifth Symphony.

Ma'alot Quintett - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 26, 2012 -

Sunday Morning Coffee Concerts are a wonderful tradition: some of today's most capitvating performers giving intimate one-hour concerts followed by complimentary coffee and refreshments with the artists.

Mary/Magdalene: Sacred Discoveries from the Age of Revolution - The Church of the Epiphany
February 26, 2012 - New York

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts presents Mary/Magdalene: Sacred Discoveries from the Age of Revolution.

Jessica Gould, soprano & Meg Bragle, mezzo; Marika Holmqvist & Joan Plana, violins; Ezra Seltzer, cello; Gabe Shuford, harpsichord.

The passion story as told by its female protagonists, as heard through recently discovered eighteenth-century repertoire by Ferrandini, Pergolesi, and Ristori. The program will include Ferrandini's Marian cantata, "Il Pianto di Maria", long misattributed to Handel, and the recently discovered Pergolesi work, "La Maddalena al Sepolcro", which comes to us from the Biblioteca del Sacro Convento di Assisi. The ten-movement Lenten duet, "Canto Divoti Affetti" by Giovanni Alberto Ristori, was discovered by Timothy Burris in 1995 in Dresden, having miraculously survived the Allied bombing which destroyed so many other musical treasures. Ristori was born in Venice, flourished in Dresden, and introduced Italian opera to the court at Moscow.

Program

Giovanni Battista Ferrandini (1710 – 1791), Il Pianto di Maria Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 – 1736), La Maddalena al Sepolcro Intermission Giovanni Alberto Ristori (1692 – 1753), Canto Divoti Affetti Tickets $25/$15 students, seniors, EMA & Columbia University http://www.salonsanctuary.org/ orders@gemsny.org (212) 866-0468

Tickets for both this event and the 2/24 Juilliard415 concert are $30 with a "Weekend in Italy Pass," which can be purchased online or by phone.

The 3rd Annual GEORGE HARRISON Birthday Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 26, 2012 - New York

George Harrison was admired for his commitment to spirituality, which he believed could improve lives and protect the planet. His post-Beatles songs reflect that conviction and are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago. Through music, visuals, and commentary about his journey of self-discovery, these tribute events honor George Harrison, his music, and his principles. Join narrator for the night Joshua M. Greene, an acclaimed writer and author of the bestselling book Here Comes The Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison, Guitarist and vocalist Godfrey Townsend and Tommy Williams, bassist and vocalist John Montagna, and drummer Mike Bellusci to celebrate George Harrison�s birthday bash!

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
February 26, 2012 - New York

Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs.

Game Rebellion With Oxymorons - Highline Ballroom
February 26, 2012 -

Game Rebellion has been making waves on the New York scene since 2006, when the group's members found common ground after playing a gig together at Irving Plaza in NYC. These musicians-for-hire soon became a band on fire! Since then, Game Rebellion has ventured across the country and overseas to slam heads, rock houses, and muddy the lilywhite waters of hip-hop and rock. They've performed coast to coast in the US, made rounds in the Caribbean, and rocked Europe. They've released a well-received mixtape, Searching for Rick Rubin (2008), and following the success of that project, they launched their first critically acclaimed EP, Sounds Like a Riot (2010). With a strong fan base and an innovative HD video for the EP's first single Blind, the band has catapulted towards the next phase of its career. Since the release of Sounds Like a Riot, the band has successfully toured nationwide and is now gearing up for a new album release. Stay tuned for the Rebellion.

Khovanshchina - Metropolitan Opera
February 27, 2012 -

Mussorgsky's other great Russian epic features an ideal Russian and Georgian cast: Olga Borodina, Vladimir Galouzine, Ildar Abdrazakov, Anatoli Kotscherga, and George Gagnidze. Kirill Petrenko conducts.

Gerald Finley, bass-baritone - Julius Drake, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 27, 2012 -

This great bass-baritone, recently heard as Elijah with the New York Philharmonic and as J. Robert Oppenheimer in the Metropolitan Opera's Doctor Atomic, takes the stage to perform works by Schumann and Britten.

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow - Beethoven 'Pathétique' Sonata - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 27, 2012 -

Composer, conductor, commentator, and author Rob Kapilow makes music appreciation inevitable in the beloved What Makes It Great? series, now in its fifteenth season, which features performances by some of today's leading artists illuminated by Kapilow's lively, insightful discussion.

Simon Trpceski - Carnegie Hall
February 27, 2012 -

From Macedonia to the world, Simon Trpceski has established himself as one of the most remarkable young pianists to emerge in recent years, performing with the greatest orchestras and delighting audiences across the globe. With impeccable technique and delicate expression, he performs a virtuosic program that includes Schubert's epic "Wanderer Fantasy."

Run the Night NYC's Most Explosive Dance Competition - Highline Ballroom
February 27, 2012 -

New York City dancers need their big break. Connections and callbacks don't always equal work and money. Run the Night is NYC's most explosive dance competition. Join big industry judges and a live audience to decide who wins Run the Night. Featuring hip-hop, jazz, tap dance, contemporary, stepping, and more, Run the Night is sure to be a joyous experience with innovative acts, popular music, and loads of dance.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
February 28, 2012 -

Verdi's vision of ancient Egypt is grandly realized with the help of the Met's unparalleled musical forces -- and every one of its stage elevators. Violeta Urmana and Marcelo Álvarez star as the ill-fated lovers. Stephanie Blythe sings Amneris for the first time at the Met.

Pictures at an Exhibition - New York Philharmonic
February 28, 2012 -

LETHILLWEAPON CD Release Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 28, 2012 - New York

LethillWeapon is a rap and hip-hop group from Long Island, NY. Childhood friends Edward JJ Jones, Terrence G-LA Stroude, and Ram R.A.M. Caruso, along with Freddie DJ Epic Thompson, have been tearing up the Long Island hip-hop scene for the last couple of years with their high-energy beats, catchy hooks, inspirational raps, and breathtaking stage presence. Join the band as it celebrates the release of its latest album tonight at B.B. King Blues Club, with supporting performances by Prophet, Menace, S-WORDS, Ant Matos, and Sons of 84.

Robert Glasper Experiment With Special Guests Chrisette Michele, Lalah Hathaway & More - Highline Ballroom
February 28, 2012 -

Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz and the other in hip-hop. His gig at the Blue Note Jazz Club earlier this year became a freestyle jam session when Kanye West, Mos Def, and Lupe Fiasco crashed the stage. The Los Angeles Times once wrote that "it's a short list of jazz pianists who have the wherewithal to drop a J Dilla reference into a Thelonious Monk cover, but not many jazz pianists are Robert Glasper," adding that "he's equally comfortable in the worlds of hip-hop and jazz" and praising the organic way in which he "builds a bridge between his two musical touchstones." After releasing his debut album Mood on the Fresh Sound label in 2003, followed by two buzzed-about Blue Note albums with his acoustic Trio - Canvas (2005) and In My Element (2007) - Glasper perfectly captured his unique musical duality with Double-Booked (2009), an album that juxtaposed his Trio and Experiment bands and earned the keyboardist his first Grammy nomination. Now, on February 28th, 2012, the Robert Glasper Experiment will release Black Radio (Blue Note Records/EMI), a future landmark album that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip hop, R&B, and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. The first full-length album from the Grammy-nominated keyboardist's electric Experiment band - saxophonist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Chris Dave - Black Radio also features many of Glasper's famous friends from the spectrum of urban music, seamlessly incorporating appearances from a jaw-dropping roll call of special guests including Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Stokley Williams (of Mint Condition).

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
February 29, 2012 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Amateur Night at the Apollo: Show Off! - Apollo Theater
February 29, 2012 - New York

For the first time this season, all the winners of recent Amateur Night shows come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog semi-finals on May 16, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000!

Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!

Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Ellen Kaye Sings Sensuous 'Ice WIne' to Metropolitan Room - The Metropolitan Room
February 29, 2012 - New York

Singer Ellen Kaye is a revelation on stage: a gutsy hybrid of blues, rock and folk who lays her own bold spin on favorite 20th and 21st Century songwriters. She brings her trademark, unusual repertoire, and ebullient personality to the Metropolitan Room on February 29th at 7p. The shows feature music from her recently released albums, "Ice Wine: songs for Christmas & dark winter nights" and "3AM - the dogs, the milkman and me". With Musical Director and arranger, Ethan Fein and a hot band, Kaye navigates both the dark and lighter side of life, genre and gender-bending the work of Annie Lennox, Dar Williams, Bruce Springsteen and Rickie Lee Jones among others. This dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker's sense of humor, irony and outrage was born in the nooks and crannies of The Russian Tea Room, which her family owned in its heyday from 1947 to 1996. Kaye works a showroom like she's at a party with old friends.

Almost Queen - A Tribute to Queen - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 29, 2012 - New York

Almost Queen is the most authentic Queen live show since the days of Queen itself. This four-piece band boasts an undisputed live show consisting of four-part harmonies and genuine costumes, capturing the live energy that is the bona fide Queen experience. Almost Queen boasts an unbroken string of sold-out theaters from New York to San Diego, while headlining major rock festivals in a number of foreign countries as well as the U.S. The group's showmanship on stage is reflected by the extensive resumes of the band members, who have toured with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Dee Snider, and Angel.

Meany USA Presents The Disappointment, The Gypsy West, Marco, la Sara & More - Highline Ballroom
February 29, 2012 -

Meany USA presents a night of performances by outstanding NYC artists, featuring The Disappointment, The Gypsy West, Marco, la Sara, and more. The night will begin with progressive rock sounds from The Disappointment and The Gypsy West and continue on to the pop side with Marco, la Sara and more! You will not want to miss this night. Now, on February 28th, 2012, the Robert Glasper Experiment will release Black Radio (Blue Note Records/EMI), a future landmark album that boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip hop, R&B, and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. The first full-length album from the Grammy-nominated keyboardist's electric Experiment band - saxophonist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge, and drummer Chris Dave - Black Radio also features many of Glasper's famous friends from the spectrum of urban music, seamlessly incorporating appearances from a jaw-dropping roll call of special guests including Erykah Badu, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), KING, Ledisi, Chrisette Michele, Mos Def, Musiq Soulchild, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Stokley Williams (of Mint Condition).

Khovanshchina - Metropolitan Opera
March 01, 2012 -

Mussorgsky's other great Russian epic features an ideal Russian and Georgian cast: Olga Borodina, Vladimir Galouzine, Ildar Abdrazakov, Anatoli Kotscherga, and George Gagnidze. Kirill Petrenko conducts.

NiT GriT & Two Fresh - Highline Ballroom
March 01, 2012 -

NiT GriT - San Jose dubstep producer NiT GriT (Danny Beall) casts feelings of rage, passion, betrayal, uncertainty, and other meaningful elements of the human experience which are all distinctly present in the dark and brooding melodies woven from the very fabric of NiT GriT's imagination. He boldly demolishes the genre norms, demonstrating beyond any doubt the even an over-used formula can yield phenomenal results when imbued with deep personal honesty and a devout attention to the most minute details. His profound success as a self-built independent musician, coupled with his heartfelt, soulful compositions, serve as an inspiration to fans and fellow musicians alike. Two Fresh - Combining an array of influences and a diverse musical background, Two Fresh's sound is difficult to describe but impossible to ignore. Built on a foundation of instrumental hip-hop, their music seamlessly incorporates elements of sampling, a tight low end, and catchy synth lines, with a strong beat always at the cornerstone. On stage, audiences are treated to the addition of Colby Buckler, regarded as one of the strongest drummers in the live electronic music scene today. This energetic trio continues to bring exciting new performances to crowds across the country as their sound naturally evolves.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
March 02, 2012 -

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful staging returns with Patricia Racette and Liping Zhang alternating as the tragic heroine. Robert Dean Smith and Marcello Giordani share the role of the faithless Pinkerton and Placido Domingo conducts.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
March 02, 2012 -

In his native Finland, Sibelius is a cultural icon; worldwide, music lovers recognize him as among a handful of great 20th-century symphonists. His single-movement Seventh Symphony is a breathtaking work of vast musical vistas, and you can hear it with Lorin Maazel and the storied Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Also on the program: Sibelius's First Symphony, with its echoes of Tchaikovsky, and the distinctively uplifting, grandly heroic Fifth.

Eddie Trunk/Q104.3-FM Present Y&T - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 02, 2012 - New York

Before Motley Crue, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. Many of the biggest acts of the '80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Motley Crue. Whether performing to a festival crowd of 50,000 or in an intimate nightclub, Y&T's high-energy set still captivates legions of fans around the globe, proving the band's music timeless.

Aziatix - Highline Ballroom
March 02, 2012 -

In an industry where artists barely achieve local notoriety, Aziatix has already conquered globally. The trio comprised of Eddie Shin, Flowsik, and Nicky Lee (along with producer Jae Chong) has touched on all corners of the world, and the United States is next. With four power players and loads of talent, Aziatix is geared for a worldwide takeover. Just shy of two years together, the group's accomplishments are endless. They were the first Asian-American group featured on AOL, while Myspace, Windows Media, and MSN homepages have all featured the group. Their YouTube page broke records with the most subscriptions (over 800,000) by a group, and their self-titled debut EP reached No. 4 on the iTunes R&B charts. The band is on the road to superstardom, and this is just the beginning. Having just released their debut full-length album Nocturnal in 2011, the stage is now set. Get ready.

Daniel Nardicio and Thirsty Girl present SSION - Highline Ballroom
March 02, 2012 -

Daniel Nardicio and Thirsty Girl present Ssion, live in concert with special guests K-Holes, House of Ladosha, Alexis Penney, Mykki Blanco, and Backspace. The group has gained notoriety not only for its gay-disco-meets-punk-rock musical stylings, but also for its outrageous stage shows and videos, which incorporate a harem of dancers and backup singers, comically cheap homemade props, supersized video projections, over-the-top costumes and makeup, and a visual sense of wonder recalling something between the twisted humor of Pee Wee's Playhouse and Madonna's Blond Ambition. A departure from the group's previous ultra-distorted B-52s-meets-Pussy Galore sound, Ssion's latest release Fool's Gold (2008) fuses new wave synth-pop, glam, punk, classic rave, and Italo-disco to create a true sleaze-pop masterpiece: 10 unstoppably catchy (and surprisingly witty) tracks alternating between raunchy dancefloor anthems and heartbreakingly sincere confessional pop.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
March 03, 2012 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
March 03, 2012 -

Verdi's vision of ancient Egypt is grandly realized with the help of the Met's unparalleled musical forces -- and every one of its stage elevators. Violeta Urmana and Marcelo Álvarez star as the ill-fated lovers. Stephanie Blythe sings Amneris for the first time at the Met.

The Modern Beethoven: Symphonies No. 2 and 7 - New York Philharmonic
Through March 03, 2012 -

David Bromberg Big Band - The Town Hall
March 03, 2012 -

For forty years David Bromberg has artfully interpreted blues, folk, rock & roll, jazz, pop, bluegrass & gospel. A gifted session musician, songwriter and Grammy nominated recording artist, Bromberg has collaborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead and dozens more.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
March 03, 2012 -

Wagner's Ring cycle comprises 17 hours of opera. Lorin Maazel assembled his Ring Without Words as a way to provide fans with a new—decidedly shorter, entirely orchestral—perspective on the music they love, but also, as he puts it, to "bring some of the magic of this monumental work a mite closer … to a new audience of music-sensitive people." Whether you know the Ring or not, this will be one massive night.

Carnegie Hall Family Sing: Songs of Solomon - Carnegie Hall
March 03, 2012 -

Come sing with New York City's hottest student choir, the group that "positively brought down the house" (The New York Times) at Carnegie Hall's 2009 HONOR! festival.

Pawkar Raymi Spring Celebration with the Kichwa Nation - American Museum of Natural History
March 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

11 am-2 pm. $12. Celebrate the music and dance of the Andes with Sinchi Kuna, who will share the cultural traditions and heritage of the Ecuadorian people as they prepare for the Pawkar Raymi, the celebration of the spring equinox.

Jay and the Americans - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 03, 2012 - New York

Very few bands have ever reached the musical heights of Jay and the Americans. From 1962-1971, this group charted an unprecedented 12 Top 10 records. With three original band members - founding member Sandy Yaguda (a.k.a. Deane), original member Howie Kirschenbaum (a.k.a. Kane), and original member Marty Kupersmith (a.k.a. Sanders) - plus the addition of "Jay" Reincke (the third Jay and probably the best yet), the group has recreated the authentic sound of all their great hits that everyone remembers.

Jay and the Americans have toured with such legendary artists as Roy Orbison, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Today, Jay and the Americans stand more than worthy of tribute themselves - they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, placing them among the greatest vocal groups in rock 'n' roll history.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
March 03, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

Lez Zeppelin Performing Led Zeppelin IV in its entirety & other Zep classics - Highline Ballroom
March 03, 2012 -

Lez Zeppelin, the New York City-based all-girl band, has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion, and gender-bending audacity it brings to the music of Led Zeppelin. Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist Steph Paynes, the group didn't take long to acquire a reputation for playing Zeppelin's music with a kind of passion and force beyond anyone's expectations, quickly attracting industry attention. In June 2005, Chuck Klosterman wrote an article for Spin magazine that featured Lez Zeppelin as a leading protagonist in a trend of all-female hard rock tribute bands. The fortunes and notoriety of the group surged, and Lez Zeppelin became a provocative subject for the news media across the world. Lez Zeppelin continues to deliver a musical experience that not only exceeds expectations, but serves as the authentic female counterpart to one of the greatest rock groups of all time.

THE DESSOFF CHOIRS CONCLUDE REFRACTED BACH: MID-WINTER FESTIVAL WITH J. S. BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR - Church of St. Mary the Virgin
March 03, 2012 - New York City

J. S. Bach’s monumental and beloved masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor, will be performed by the combined forces of The Dessoff Choirs and the Arcadia Players, led by Dessoff’s Music Director Christopher Shepard, on Saturday, March 3 at 8pm at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street. They will be joined by vocal soloists Susan Consoli and Sabrina Learman, sopranos; Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Anderson, tenor; and Thomas Jones, baritone. The concert is the culmination of Dessoff’s first-ever Midwinter Festival entitled Refracted Bach.

Of his approach to this Dessoff performance, which employs chamber choirs, soloists, and full choir plus a periodinstrument ensemble, Mr. Shepard says: “Performing this work in the 21st century brings with it the challenge of dealing not just with the intricacies of Bach’s style, but also with the rich history of performers who have preceded us since the work’s 1900 New York premiere. From the unabashedly Romantic early 20th-century performances to the more recent historically informed interpretations, this legacy has provided me with many masters to learn from — starting with Bach himself.”

Musical Performance: Ahmad Gamal sings Sayyed Darwish - Alwan for The Arts
March 03, 2012 - New York

This concert will feature recently arrived Egyptian singer Ahmad Gamal performing works of the legendary Sayyed Darwish, who is considered by many to be the father of Egyptian popular music.

http://alwanforthearts.org/event/827

Doors open at 8:30pm Tickets: General - $20 (*buy online) | Members, Students, Seniors - $15 (*buy online) available at the door or online*.

(*A small online fee is applied - use printout as your ticket.)

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About the Musicians:

Ahmad Gamal, an Egyptian singer and actor, has been a solo vocalist of the Arabic Music Orchestra of the Opera House in Cairo, Egypt since 2001. Ahmad earned a Bachelor’s degree in Greco-Roman Archeology & Civilization from the University of Alexandria, Egypt and worked in the art center at the Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt. His professional career as an artist began in the early 90’s. Since then, Ahmad has taken part in multiple Egyptian TV series and performed in national and international concerts, world summits, and Festivals around the Arab world, Europe, and the United States. He has performed in several celebrations of historical events including the 50th anniversary of the July 23rd Egyptian Revolution at the Opera House in Cairo, the opening of the Library of Alexandria in front of 32 world leaders, and The International Women’s Day in Amman, Jordan. Since recently coming to the United States, he has performed with the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble in New York City and plans to continue as a solo vocalist with the recently established and soon to be debuted musical ensemble, “Awtar.” Ahmad performs songs from the classical as well as modern Egyptian repertory, and has written and produced a few of his own songs. He is especially passionate about the musical works of the amazing Sayed Darweesh and is adamant about maintaining a unique, refined, and genuine artistic persona.

The Modern Beethoven: A Philharmonic Festival - New York Philharmonic
Through March 20, 2012 -

"Exhilarating" is how Gramophone magazine describes conductor David Zinman's approach to the masterpieces of Beethoven. Hear for yourself in this three-week festival featuring David Zinman conducting six Beethoven symphonies, as well as 20th-century concertos -- featuring Gil Shaham, Peter Serkin, and Alisa Weilerstein -- which provide a modern perspective on them.

David Zinman, music director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, brings a fresh vitality to the masterpieces of Beethoven, unveiling new secrets in music you know and love. Don't miss this special three-week Philharmonic Festival.

Blessed are the Peacemakers- A Lenten Tribute - St. Paul's Chapel
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

A Lenten Tribute Featuring Storytelling and Jazz Meditations by THEODICY JAZZ COLLECTIVE.

Celebrate the lives of men and women of faith and courage with stories, prayers, and jazz meditations by Theodicy Jazz Collective at St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan (Broadway at Fulton Street) on Sunday afternoons during Lent. This year’s reflections honor Mahatma Gandhi (02/26), Wangari Maathai (03/04), Martin Luther King, Jr. (03/11), Oscar Romero (03/18) and Nelson Mandela (03/25). For more information, visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org. Theodicy Jazz Collective is a group of musicians committed to ministry through the creative, spiritual power of music. The collective has a unique sound influenced by the spirituals and gospel music of the African-American church, as well as progressive jazz and world music.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.


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