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January 8, 2011 - 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.

La Fanciulla del West - Metropolitan Opera
January 08, 2011 -

Puccini's wild west opera stars all-American diva Deborah Voigt and Marcello Giordani, and is conducted by Nicola Luisotti. The performances mark the 100th anniversary of the opera's world premiere at the Met.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
January 08, 2011 -

The Met's thrilling new production returns with Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna reprising their sensational performances. Also featuring Kate Aldrich, Nicole Cabell, Hei-Kyung Hong, Brandon Jovanovich, John Relyea, and Paulo Szot.

Marc Cohn & Suzanne Vega - The Town Hall
January 08, 2011 -

Two masterful contemporary singer/songwriters share the stage for a delightful evening of music. After winning a Grammy and composing the soulful ballad "Walking in Memphis" in the '90s, Cohn has reconnected with his songwriting muse. His new material contains complex and private emotions set to music of remarkable depth and complexity. A masterful storyteller who "observed the world with a clinically poetic eye," Suzanne Vega focuses on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects in her powerful and moving music.

Swing Remix Dance Party - The JCC in Manhattan
January 08, 2011 -

Swing Remix returns to the JCC! Whether you come for the dancing, for the newest in swing music, or for the vintage dance film, you're bound to have fun. Swing the night away to live music and some of the best DJs around.

6:20 pm, Combo Package- Take Both workshops + Dance Party $36 online; $56 at the door

6:20 pm, Intermediate Dance Workshop +Dance party, $26 online; $36 at the door

7:45 pm, Advanced Dance Workshop + Dance Party, $26 online, $36 at the door

7:30 pm - 1:00 am, Dance Party Only, $13/$14 online; $16 at the door (entrance fee includes a free beginner lesson from 7:45-8:30pm)

LAIDBACK LUKE - Pacha NYC
January 08, 2011 -

Saturday January 8 Pacha NYC presents LAIDBACK LUKE! The prolific, inventive, genre-hopping Luke’s got a style made for the big rooms of New York. We’re talking drums, synths, sirens, and syncopation. Whether he’s remixing Robyn or Tiesto; or collaborating with Diplo or Kid Sister, the high-energy producer/jock shoots a dose of nuclear power into all of his creations. And we can’t wait to hear “Hey!” (Beatport it!) on Pacha’s brand-spanking-new speakers. This is a can’t-miss night of serious dancing! GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-01/08/laidback-luke-pacha-nyc

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
January 10, 2011 -

Luc Bondy's dramatic new production returns, with Sondra Radvanovsky singing the title role for the first time at the Met. Also starring Violeta Urmana, Marcelo Alvarez, Salvatore Licitra, Falk Struckmann, and James Morris. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, and Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp - The Town Hall
January 10, 2011 -

The evening will feature the two stars performing singly and together. Rapp will specifically perform pop standards, as well as original material. Pascal will offer a segment entitled MeandLarry, featuring musical director Larry Edoff and which will include numbers form Cabaret and Chess, as well as new arrangements of "Maria," "Not a Day Goes By," and "What I Did for Love," among others. In addition the two will share stories about working on Rent and perform selections from Jonathan Larson's multi-award-winning show. Pascal's other stage credits include Aida, Cabaret and Chess in Concert. Rapp's other Broadway appearances include You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Six Degrees of Separation and Precious Sons.

Renée Fleming - Carnegie Hall
January 11, 2011 -

Soprano Renée Fleming performs a solo recital with pianist Hartmut Höll. 8pm.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
January 11, 2011 -

The Verdi favorite returns with great casts, including Christine Schafer, Diana Damrau, Joseph Calleja, Giuseppe Filianoti, Lado Ataneli, George Gagnidze, and Zeljko Lucic.

Sarah McLachlan and Friends - Beacon Theatre
January 12, 2011 -

Singer Sarah McLachlan will be performing at the Beacon Theatre on January 12 for One Night Only. On June 15, 2010, the Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan released her latest album Laws of Illusion. This is McLachlan;s first studio album of new material in seven years. Australian singer-songwriter Butterfly Boucher will be joining Sarah McLachlan on stage once again. Previously, McLachlan and Boucher toured together during McLachlan's Afterglow tour. Her last album, Scary Fragile was released in 2009. Canadian singer-songwriter Melissa McClelland will also be performing with McLachlan. Her latest album, was released in 2009.

Barbara Cook - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 12, 2011 -

This silver-voiced soprano forever changed the way we listen to the American songbook with a legendary solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 1975. After Sondheim on Sondheim on Broadway and concerts at the Metropolitan Opera House and with the New York Philharmonic, this icon returns to our intimate stage. Don't miss the one American Songbook appearance by the woman Financial Times called "the greatest singer in the world."

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
January 12, 2011 -

Willy Decker's strikingly beautiful production, a hit when it premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2005, arrives at the Met with soprano Marina Poplavskaya starring as opera's most fascinating heroine. Matthew Polenzani plays Alfredo with Andrzej Dobber as his father; Gianandrea Noseda conducts Verdi's timeless tragedy. Original production of the Salzburger Festspiele; with thanks to De Nederlandse Opera.

Hope and A Future for Haiti - Apollo Theater
January 12, 2011 -

The concert brings a dynamic group of artist together in the spirit that is community on the anniversary of the devastating earthquake to raise funds for the Community2Community Haiti Restoration and Transformation project. As "Friends of Haiti" they will present an eclectic mix of inspirational, jazz, R&B, hip-hop, rap and Haitian music, spoken word and dance along with special vignettes spotlighting Haitian culture and history. Hosted by NYC radio personality for WBLS/WLIB, Liz Black and with special performances by disco icon Gloria Gaynor, and Ronald K. Brown's Evidence Dance Company, the concert will feature DJ Harry and The Earthman Experience, Barbara King, Mecca, Curtis Haywood, C3YC, Boots, Thurston Daniel, Yaz Band, Wisdom, Wanda Nash and more. Tickets: $68.50, $78.50, $88.50 In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000 Online at ticketmaster.com

The Low Anthem - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 13, 2011 -

They're called an "indie folk" band, but that only hints at this Rhode Island–based quartet's dramatic rendering of the American roots idiom. Their sound is as expressive in its quiet moments as in its loud ones, marked by close harmonies, eclectic instrumentation, and gravelly vocals. They'll perform from their 2009 breakout album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin along with tracks from their new album, to be released in early 2011.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
January 13, 2011 -

The Met's thrilling new production returns with Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna reprising their sensational performances. Also featuring Kate Aldrich, Nicole Cabell, Hei-Kyung Hong, Brandon Jovanovich, John Relyea, and Paulo Szot.

Lance Horne: First Things Last, with special guests from Broadway and the West End, including Alan Cumming and Cheyenne Jackson - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 14, 2011 -

A composer on the rise! An arranger, songwriter and performer, Lance Horne is a musician who takes no prisoners. He composes and arranges songs for diverse talents from Broadway and the West End – many of whom will join him in The Allen Room for a night of musical theater to launch his new album, First Things Last.

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
January 14, 2011 -

Luc Bondy's dramatic new production returns, with Sondra Radvanovsky singing the title role for the first time at the Met. Also starring Violeta Urmana, Marcelo Alvarez, Salvatore Licitra, Falk Struckmann, and James Morris. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, and Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.

VIVA BRAZIL with MARIO CALEGARI & LUCIANO PARDINI - Pacha NYC
January 14, 2011 -

Friday January 14 Pacha NYC presents VIVA BRAZIL with music by MARIO CALEGARI & LUCIANO PARDINI ... FREE ADMISSION BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT: http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_011411.html | GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-01/14/viva-brazil-pacha-nyC

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 15, 2011 -

This five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter recently released The Age of Miracles, a collection of songs that she calls a personal exploration of regret and resilience. She combined folk, country, acoustic, rock and blues to craft songs that speak to life's most personal details as well as their most universal. Carpenter will perform songs from this album, as well as others, accompanied by a unique band of instrumentalists in a show created especially for the intimacy of The Allen Room.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
January 15, 2011 -

The Verdi favorite returns with great casts, including Christine Schafer, Diana Damrau, Joseph Calleja, Giuseppe Filianoti, Lado Ataneli, George Gagnidze, and Zeljko Lucic.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
January 15, 2011 -

Willy Decker's strikingly beautiful production, a hit when it premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2005, arrives at the Met with soprano Marina Poplavskaya starring as opera's most fascinating heroine. Matthew Polenzani plays Alfredo with Andrzej Dobber as his father; Gianandrea Noseda conducts Verdi's timeless tragedy. Original production of the Salzburger Festspiele; with thanks to De Nederlandse Opera.

Harumi Hanafusa - Carnegie Hall
January 15, 2011 -

The celebrated Japanese pianist makes her long-awaited American debut. This one-night-only concert features the world premiere of a major new work for piano by Japanese composer Toshi Ichiyanagi, and focuses on works by French composers, including Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit and La Valse; and Debussy's Images I and II. 8:30pm. $40; seniors/students, $20.

ROBBIE RIVERA | Rock The Disco Tour - Pacha NYC
January 15, 2011 -

Saturday January 15 Pacha NYC presents ROBBIE RIVERA's Rock The Disco Tour ... More info TBA! GUESTLIST: http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_011511.html | TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-01/15/robbie-rivera-pacha-nyc

Christine Ebersole - Cafe Carlyle
Through January 29, 2011 -

The Carlyle Hotel (Erich Steinbock, Managing Director) welcomes two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole to the legendary Cafe Carlyle for her fourth engagement in the iconic New York venue. Beginning Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 (and playing through Saturday, January 29th), Ms. Ebersole, whom Stephen Holden of The New York Times has called "a goddess formed out of the ectoplasm in screwball heaven -- a dizzy, curly headed blonde with a soprano whose wheeling vibrato evokes Jeanette MacDonald with a whiff of helium," will present an all new program -- an eclectic musical evening on the subjects of Hollywood, family, and aging. John Oddo (Musical Director) will lead a quartet. Tony Award-winner Scott Wittman directs.

Ms. Ebersole received the 2010 Nightlife Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement" for her critically-acclaimed 2009 Cafe Carlyle engagement at the 8th Annual Nightlife Awards ceremony in January. The Cafe Carlyle is located in The Carlyle Hotel - 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue. The performance schedule is: Tuesday-Friday at 8:45 PM with an additional show on Saturday at 10:45 PM. There is a $75 music charge for the Tuesday-Friday performances ($40, bar) and an $85 music charge ($50, bar) for the Friday and Saturday performances. Dinner is served from 6:30PM. For reservations please call 212-744-1600. For additional information please visit www.thecarlyle.com.

Flamenco Show on Saturday Nights - Meson Asturias
Through June 15, 2011 -

See Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino at Meson Asturias restaurant on Saturday nights! Flamenco singing and dancing with LIVE music- great for the whole family. Shows at 9PM and 11PM. #7 to 82nd St. (at Roosevelt), or E, F, R to Roosevelt Ave. (at 74th). For reservations: 718-446-9154. NO COVER.

Private Lessons in Flamenco Guitar - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Study Flamenco guitar with Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino, whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking for a great teacher! His classes focus on strengthening your playing by achieving the correct right and left hand techniques, and increase your understanding of Flamenco within the context of dance and singing accompaniment. With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career. To learn more, visit http://www.flamencolatino.com/class.htm. A single one-hour class is $70. A 4-pack is $200 ($50/hour), paid in advance. If you do a trial lesson at $70, but decide to continue studying, you may upgrade to a 4-pack; however, you must pay a the prorated balance of $130 within one week of the trial lesson. Open time slots include weekday and weekend afternoons and some evening time. Also, Group Guitar classes in cante accompaniment now available for intermediate level guitarists. Tues. 8-9:30. $20 for single class, 4-pack for $70. You must interview by phone or in person, and reserve space in class.

Lessons are held at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th Street, 4th fl. Call Basilio at 212-399-8519

Flamenco Guitar Group Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

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.

Flamenco Singing Group Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino offers a group Cante Class with Alfonso Cid (mixed students). Work on forms such as tangos, sevillanas, fandangos, alegrias, bulerias. Will include review of both Manuel Gago material and Alfonso Cid material. Mondays, 8:30-9:45 pm, new 4-pack of classes for $70.00! (ONLY $17.50/class!) Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.


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