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Things to do this week in NYC Feb 6-Feb 13: Music

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.

La Fille du Regiment - Metropolitan Opera
February 06, 2010 -

New king of the high Cs Juan Diego Florez reprises his headline-grabbing performance in the comic hit from the 2007–08 season. Diana Damrau makes her Met role debut as Marie. Kiri Te Kanawa returns to the Met stage in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna

Simon Boccanegra - Metropolitan Opera
February 06, 2010 -

Five decades into a legendary Met career, Placido Domingo makes history singing the baritone title role. With James Levine on the podium, Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani, and James Morris star in Verdi's gripping political thriller.

'Songs of the Sea & Taverns' Tavern Concert - Historic Richmond Town
February 06, 2010 - Staten Island

Known by the local Townspeople as the "Richmond Tavernacle Choir," this motley assortment of performing groups annually fill the tavern with great sailor sing-alongs, heart wrenching ballads, and tales of life at sea and ashore. Landlubbers welcome. Pre-paid reservations only with credit card.

The St. Olaf Choir in Concert - Carnegie Hall - Isaac Stern Auditorium
February 07, 2010 -

With a legacy spanning nearly a century, the renowned St. Olaf Choir is internationally recognized as a creative force behind America's a cappella choral tradition. Under the direction of conductor Anton Armstrong, the St. Olaf Choir will present an eclectic program of sacred and secular masterpieces past and present during its 2010 national tour, including global expressions in praise of God drawn from European, Jewish, Arab, Latin American, and North American cultures. This tour program also features folk songs, African American spirituals, as well as Johann Sebastian Bach's stirring motet Furchte dich nicht with a chamber ensemble of strings and winds.

An Hour of Music & Dance from the Court of Louis XIV - Our Savior’s Atonement Lutheran Church
February 07, 2010 -

BALAM Dance Theatre’s artistic director Carlos Fittante and BALAM guest artist Leah Gale Nelson, a violinist with FOLIA and a resident of Washington Heights, will appear in a special performance, An Hour of Music & Dance from the Court of Louis XIV. The program is presented by MOSA and will be performed at Our Savior’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennettt Avenue at 189th Street, in Manhattan on Sunday February 7, 2010 at 5:00 P.M. The FREE event is open to the public

Ariadne auf Naxos - Metropolitan Opera
February 08, 2010 -

Strauss's dual gifts for groundbreaking modernity and classical elegance come together in a smart and fanciful production. The great Swedish diva Nina Stemme makes a rare appearance in the title role and Sarah Connolly as the Composer. Kirill Petrenko conducts.

Strad For Lunch - WMP Concert Hall
February 08, 2010 -

Free 45 minute violin-piano recital during lunch break at 12:30pm on Monday, February 8. Works by Bach and Prokofiev with violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Juliana Han. Program: JS Bach - Sonata for Violin and Continuo in G major, BWV 1021 Prokofiev - Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in F minor, Op 80 Akiko Kobayashi, violin Juliana Han, piano Admission: free and open to the public (suggested donation $10)

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
February 09, 2010 -

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.

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space: Music of Steffani & Bach - Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
February 10, 2010 -

STEFFANI: Stabat Mater BACH: Cantata No. 12, "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" BACH: Cantata No. 4, "Christ lag in Todesbanden" Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola Kent Tritle, conductor Jamet Pittman and Michele Eaton, sopranos Katie Geissinger and Ory Brown, mezzo-sopranos Steven Fox and Michael Steinberger, tenors Peter Stewart, baritone Steven Hrycelak, bass 7:00pm pre-concert organ recital by Renee Anne Louprette, Associate Director of Music, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola Works of Bach and Liszt For additional information and tickets, visit www.smssconcerts.org or call 212-288-2520.

La Fille du Regiment - Metropolitan Opera
February 10, 2010 -

New king of the high Cs Juan Diego Florez reprises his headline-grabbing performance in the comic hit from the 2007–08 season. Diana Damrau makes her Met role debut as Marie. Kiri Te Kanawa returns to the Met stage in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna

Apollo Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
February 10, 2010 -

A phenomenal success since its founding, Amateur Night has always lured audiences with the thrilling prospect of discovering new talent. At 75, Apollo Amateur Night continues to demand and reward greatness, as performers vie to become the next Apollo legend.

Starlight Music Series: Beledo Jazz Trio - Top of the Rock
February 10, 2010 -

Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center hosts its celebrated live music program, the Starlight Music Series, on Wednesday evenings, February 10th - February 24th, from 6-8 PM. Access to the musical event is included with the purchase of a Top of the Rock ticket. Visitors can enjoy live music and a glass of wine or refreshing beverage provided by Rock Center Caf� as they take in the stunning, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine and other beverages will be available for purchase.

Ariadne auf Naxos - Metropolitan Opera
February 11, 2010 -

Strauss's dual gifts for groundbreaking modernity and classical elegance come together in a smart and fanciful production. The great Swedish diva Nina Stemme makes a rare appearance in the title role and Sarah Connolly as the Composer. Kirill Petrenko conducts.

Jane Birkin in Concert - French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Through February 12, 2010 -

Two performances! Feb. 11 & 12, 2010. Accomplished singer and actress Jane Birkin returns to FIAF for two wonderful evenings of song. Birkin, who began her career in the 1960s with singer Serge Gainsbourg, will perform songs from her most recent album, Enfants d'hiver, as well as old favorites from her days with Gainsbourg. Enfants d'hiver marks Birkin's first foray into songwriting and features the singer’s penchant for nostalgia, her breathy voice, and musings on the passage of time. Don’t miss the chance to see this icon live in concert in New York! A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Mae Tao Clinic, which provides free health care for Burmese refugees on the Thai border.

La Fille du Regiment - Metropolitan Opera
February 13, 2010 -

New king of the high Cs Juan Diego Florez reprises his headline-grabbing performance in the comic hit from the 2007–08 season. Diana Damrau makes her Met role debut as Marie. Kiri Te Kanawa returns to the Met stage in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna

Spirit of New York Smooth Valentine's Cruises with Phil Perry - Spirit of New Yofk
Through February 13, 2010 -

Enjoy Valentine's Day all weekend long, beginning with New York's favorite Jazz series aboard the Spirit of New York Friday, February 12th, 2010. There's no better way to celebrate your love than out on the water with this very special, romantic cruise event. The Smooth Jazz Cruise has evolved into one of New York's most popular attractions. Cruises start from only $55.00 per person! Departing from Chelsea Piers, New York and Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey Smooth Sunset: Friday, February 12th Board 6:00pm Cruise 6:30 - 8:30pm Smooth Moonlight: Friday, February 12th Board 9:00pm Cruise 9:30 - 11:30pm Call now as seats may be limited. Prices do not include taxes and fees.

Concierto Del Amor - Madison Square Garden
February 13, 2010 -

El Concierto del Amor is an annual Valentine's tradition at Madison Square Garden. Don't miss this year's lineup featuring Marco Antonio Solis, Antony Santos and Miriam Hernandez.

Stars of the Bolshoi Opera - Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
February 13, 2010 -

International Concerts is proud to present the Stars of the Bolshoi Opera on February 13th at 7:30 pm at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York. Singers include Makvala Kasrashvili, Soprano; Oleg Kulko, Tenor; Anna Aglatova, Soprano; and Dmitry Beloselski, Bass. Also featuring in the concert are Russia's renowned pianists Alexander Ghindin, and Nikolay Petrov. Both have been named "Honored Artist of Russia" and received Russia's highest honor, the Gold Medal of Russia.

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