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Things to do this week in NYC Jan 2-Jan 9: Music

January 2, 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.

Les Contes d'Hoffmann - Metropolitan Opera
January 02, 2010 -

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.

Hansel and Gretel - Metropolitan Opera
January 02, 2010 -

Haunting, charming, and a little wicked, the Met's production returns as the season's special holiday presentation for families. Miah Persson and Angelika Kirchschlager are the lost siblings. Philip Langridge reprises his outlandish portrayal of the Witch in Humperdinck's take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Sung in English and conducted by Fabio Luisi.

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
January 04, 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.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
January 05, 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.

Der Rosenkavalier - Metropolitan Opera
January 06, 2010 -

Renee Fleming and Susan Graham reign supreme in Richard Strauss's masterpiece. Kristinn Sigmundsson is Baron Ochs.

'String Fever' Tavern Concert - Historic Richmond Town
Through January 06, 2010 -

A band with bluegrass at its heart, this talented quintet plays folk, country & swing, featuring three and four part harmonies. Their musical virtuosity is matched only by their sense of humor and love of performing. There are two shows every Saturday night at 7:30 and 9:00 PM. Pre-paid reservations only with credit card. Call 718-351-1611, ext. 281.

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
January 07, 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.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
January 08, 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.

Der Rosenkavalier - Metropolitan Opera
January 09, 2010 -

Renee Fleming and Susan Graham reign supreme in Richard Strauss's masterpiece. Kristinn Sigmundsson is Baron Ochs.

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
January 09, 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.

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

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.

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