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Things to do this week in NYC Jan 23-Jan 30: 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.

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 -

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.

Classical Interludes: Sunday Afternoon Violin Concert - Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library, Dweck Center
January 24, 2010 -

Sunday, January 24 at 4pm Classical music concert at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central library branch, featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Prokofiev with violinist Akiko Kobayashi and pianist Claudia Kobayashi. Admission free and open to the public.

Simon Boccanegra - Metropolitan Opera
January 25, 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.

Stiffelio - Metropolitan Opera
January 26, 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.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
January 27, 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.

Apollo Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
January 27, 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.

Turandot - Metropolitan Opera
January 28, 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.

Redemption - Saloon
January 28, 2010 -

Seek Redemption! Enjoy a fun night featuring an open bar, food, and live music by the Tremors! Purchase your tickets today! www.MSnyc.org

Simon Boccanegra - Metropolitan Opera
January 29, 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.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
January 30, 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.

Stiffelio - Metropolitan Opera
January 30, 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.

'This Old House' Tavern Concert - Historic Richmond Town
January 30, 2010 - Staten Island

This dynamic jazz trio playing saxophone, acoustic guitar, & stand-up bass will light up (and shake up!) the Tavern with tunes by Patsy Cline, Robert Johnson, Louis Prima, and many more. As electric as acoustic can get... Pre-paid reservations only with credit card.

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