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Things to do this week in NYC Jan 16-Jan 23: Music

January 16, 2010 - by CG Directory Editor

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

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
January 16, 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.

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
January 16, 2010 -

Franco Zeffirelli's breathtaking production stars Maria Guleghina in the title role of the ruthless princess. As Calaf, Marcello Giordani sings "Nessun dorma." Andris Nelsons conducts.

'Wahoo Skiffle Crazies' Tavern Concert - Historic Richmond Town
January 16, 2010 - Staten Island

Hailing from our very own swampy shores, Staten Island's Premier Jug Band is, in fact, the Island's only jug band. But that doesn’t stop these eight zany musicians from creating wildly fun music -- ragtime, blues, & many originals -- on their homemade instruments. There are two shows every Saturday night at 7:30 and 9:00 PM. Pre-paid reservations only with credit card.

Musical Tales and Adventures: Peter And The Wolf & The Voyage in the New World - World Financial Center Winter Garden
January 16, 2010 -

World Financial Center, New York City's leading year-round showcase for free visual and performing arts, will present a free performance of the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra on January 16, 2010, featuring special guest Neil Gaiman narrating Peter and the Wolf. In a rare New York appearance, the Newbery Award winner and author of Coraline will give new life to Sergei Prokofiev's children's classic as part of "Musical Tales and Adventures: Peter And The Wolf & The Voyage in the New World," an evening of music by the Lower Manhattan-based chamber orchestra set in the World Financial Center’s glass-vaulted Winter Garden Theater. The concert will also feature acclaimed Broadway tenor Jason Danieley in ...And Bold to Fall Withal (The Voyage in the New World), a world premiere composition by Knickerbocker founder and conductor Gary S. Fagin. Commissioned by The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, the work celebrates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's sail into New York Harbor. The evening will also include a performance of Charles Ives' haunting The Unanswered Question and Duke Ellington's playful Up and Down, Up and Down, from Such Sweet Thunder. At the end of the one-hour concert, the audience will be invited to dance to Tchaikovsky's irresistible Waltz from Eugene Onegin, transforming the Winter Garden into a ballroom. Now in its 22nd season, arts>World Financial Center is the East Coast's largest presenter of free, year-round performing and visual arts. Other season highlights include a weeklong celebration of Chopin's 200th birthday, with 200 hours of the composer's works performed by such pianists as NPR host Christopher O'Riley; Sounds from the Black Box, animations by South African artist William Kentridge paired with new scores by South African composer Philip Miller; and a three-week run of New York Classical Theatre's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark to be performed throughout nearly 3.5 acres of the sprawling World Financial Center.

Handel's Oratorio Susanna - Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch
January 16, 2010 -

Handel’s Oratorio Susanna, a gripping tale of blackmail and lies set to glorious music, comes to Manhattan courtesy of the Hudson Valley Singers directed by Eugene Sirotkine and accompanied by the New York Metamorphoses Orchestra and soloists Rebbeca Ringle, Matthew Curran, Elizabeth De Trejo, Ian Howell and Kannan Vasudevan. Purchase tickets online at www.HudsonValleySingers.org or by calling (914) 674-2865

NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players - NY City Center
Through January 17, 2010 -

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players makes a triumphant return to City Center with an exciting season of G&S favorites.

Simon Boccanegra - Metropolitan Opera
January 18, 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.

The Swell Season - Radio City Music Hall
January 19, 2010 - Manhattan

Following a SOLD OUT performance last May, The Swell Season returns to Radio City Music Hall with special guest Josh Ritter.

Stiffelio - Metropolitan Opera
January 19, 2010 -

Bravura tenor Jose Cura leads an accomplished cast in Verdi's powerful drama that contrasts faith and doubt. Sondra Radvanovsky is Lina and Placido Domingo conducts.

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
January 20, 2010 -

Franco Zeffirelli's breathtaking production stars Maria Guleghina in the title role of the ruthless princess. As Calaf, Marcello Giordani sings "Nessun dorma." Andris Nelsons conducts.

Aventura - Madison Square Garden
Through January 21, 2010 - Manhattan

The Latin chart-toppers return to Madison Square Garden.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
January 21, 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.

New York Guitar Festival: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver & Steve Kimock - Merkin Concert Hall
January 21, 2010 -

During each night of the New York Guitar Festival, an artist or ensemble gives the world premiere of a New York Guitar Festival-commissioned score for early silent classic films by Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Tonight, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver performs to Charlie Chaplin's One A.M. (1916), and Steve Kimock performs to Buster Keaton's Cops (1922). 8pm. $40/$45.

Simon Boccanegra - Metropolitan Opera
January 22, 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.

DJ E.M.'s VIP Birthday Bash f/ Vic Latino, Black Point, Precise, C-Lo, Antlive, Abrupt, & more - TOUCH
January 22, 2010 -

Also Celebrating a VIP Birthday Bash for Ruperto Vanderpool & La Bruja. Live Performances by: Black Point, "Watagatapitusberry" and hosted by Talentino. Music by Heavy Hitters & A-List Radio's DJ Precise & DJ C-Lo; Party 87.7FM's Vic Latino; Urban Latino Radio's DJ Abrupt & Beyondrest; A-List Radio's DJ Antlive, DJ Cheeky Star & DJ Blazin B along with DJ Cys, DJ G-Kidd, DJ Danny Boy. Admission ladies free until 12AM; guys $10 until 12AM. Must say Lower Deck Productions Guest List Copy & Paste the Link Below into your Browser for a VIP Pass http://www.lowerdeckproductions.com/djembday2010nyvip.html Doors open @ 10pm 21 & Over | ID a Must | Dress Code: Trendy & Sexy – STRICT Button Down Shirts a MUST for Guys No Hats, Boots, Athletic, or Baggy Attire Door Has A Right To Be Selective For Guest List or Bottle Reservations, Call: Lower Deck Productions: 646-210-8044 or email nena@lowerdeckproductions.com Or visit www.lowerdeckproductions.com Special Birthday & Table Packages are available. Email nena@lowerdeckproductions.com Birthday Reservations Celebrate Your Birthday @ TOUCH * Customized HTML Birthday Page for your guests to View &/or Print. * Birthday Guest List in the Birthday Person's name. * Birthday Person + 1 receive FREE Admission all night * Guests receive Reduced Admission: * Ladies Free til 12am | Guys $10 til 12am – Reduced After * Shout Outs from the DJ * Reserved Tables Require Bottle Purchases. * Reserved Tables receive Balloons Email nena@lowerdeckproductions.com for Birthday Reservations

Stiffelio - Metropolitan Opera
January 23, 2010 -

Bravura tenor Jose Cura leads an accomplished cast in Verdi's powerful drama that contrasts faith and doubt. Sondra Radvanovsky is Lina and Placido Domingo conducts.

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
January 23, 2010 -

Franco Zeffirelli's breathtaking production stars Maria Guleghina in the title role of the ruthless princess. As Calaf, Marcello Giordani sings "Nessun dorma." Andris Nelsons conducts.

'Vincent Cross & Good Company' Tavern Concert - Historic Richmond Town
January 23, 2010 - Staten Island

Having emigrated from his native Ireland to New York City, Vincent Cross performs his original bluegrass-inspired songs, as well as classics by the Osborne Brothers, Bill Monroe, & the Stanley Brothers. His high lonesome vocals leave audiences wondering whether he may from Kentucky instead of Killarney. Pre-paid reservations only with credit card.

Lady Gaga - Radio City Music Hall
Through January 24, 2010 - Manhattan

Don't miss pop sensation Lady Gaga when she brings her Monster Ball to the stage of Radio City Music Hall. Lady Gaga will be joined by special guests Kid Cudi and Jason Derulo.

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