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Things to do this week in NYC Mar 3-Mar 10: 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.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
March 03, 2012 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
March 03, 2012 -

Verdi's vision of ancient Egypt is grandly realized with the help of the Met's unparalleled musical forces -- and every one of its stage elevators. Violeta Urmana and Marcelo Álvarez star as the ill-fated lovers. Stephanie Blythe sings Amneris for the first time at the Met.

The Modern Beethoven: Symphonies No. 2 and 7 - New York Philharmonic
Through March 03, 2012 -

David Bromberg Big Band - The Town Hall
March 03, 2012 -

For forty years David Bromberg has artfully interpreted blues, folk, rock & roll, jazz, pop, bluegrass & gospel. A gifted session musician, songwriter and Grammy nominated recording artist, Bromberg has collaborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead and dozens more.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
March 03, 2012 -

Wagner's Ring cycle comprises 17 hours of opera. Lorin Maazel assembled his Ring Without Words as a way to provide fans with a new—decidedly shorter, entirely orchestral—perspective on the music they love, but also, as he puts it, to "bring some of the magic of this monumental work a mite closer … to a new audience of music-sensitive people." Whether you know the Ring or not, this will be one massive night.

Carnegie Hall Family Sing: Songs of Solomon - Carnegie Hall
March 03, 2012 -

Come sing with New York City's hottest student choir, the group that "positively brought down the house" (The New York Times) at Carnegie Hall's 2009 HONOR! festival.

Pawkar Raymi Spring Celebration with the Kichwa Nation - American Museum of Natural History
March 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

11 am-2 pm. $12. Celebrate the music and dance of the Andes with Sinchi Kuna, who will share the cultural traditions and heritage of the Ecuadorian people as they prepare for the Pawkar Raymi, the celebration of the spring equinox.

Jay and the Americans - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 03, 2012 - New York

Very few bands have ever reached the musical heights of Jay and the Americans. From 1962-1971, this group charted an unprecedented 12 Top 10 records. With three original band members - founding member Sandy Yaguda (a.k.a. Deane), original member Howie Kirschenbaum (a.k.a. Kane), and original member Marty Kupersmith (a.k.a. Sanders) - plus the addition of "Jay" Reincke (the third Jay and probably the best yet), the group has recreated the authentic sound of all their great hits that everyone remembers. Jay and the Americans have toured with such legendary artists as Roy Orbison, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Today, Jay and the Americans stand more than worthy of tribute themselves - they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, placing them among the greatest vocal groups in rock 'n' roll history.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
March 03, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

Lez Zeppelin Performing Led Zeppelin IV in its entirety & other Zep classics - Highline Ballroom
March 03, 2012 -

Lez Zeppelin, the New York City-based all-girl band, has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion, and gender-bending audacity it brings to the music of Led Zeppelin. Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist Steph Paynes, the group didn't take long to acquire a reputation for playing Zeppelin's music with a kind of passion and force beyond anyone's expectations, quickly attracting industry attention. In June 2005, Chuck Klosterman wrote an article for Spin magazine that featured Lez Zeppelin as a leading protagonist in a trend of all-female hard rock tribute bands. The fortunes and notoriety of the group surged, and Lez Zeppelin became a provocative subject for the news media across the world. Lez Zeppelin continues to deliver a musical experience that not only exceeds expectations, but serves as the authentic female counterpart to one of the greatest rock groups of all time.

THE DESSOFF CHOIRS CONCLUDE REFRACTED BACH: MID-WINTER FESTIVAL WITH J. S. BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR - Church of St. Mary the Virgin
March 03, 2012 - New York City

J. S. Bach’s monumental and beloved masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor, will be performed by the combined forces of The Dessoff Choirs and the Arcadia Players, led by Dessoff’s Music Director Christopher Shepard, on Saturday, March 3 at 8pm at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th Street. They will be joined by vocal soloists Susan Consoli and Sabrina Learman, sopranos; Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Anderson, tenor; and Thomas Jones, baritone. The concert is the culmination of Dessoff’s first-ever Midwinter Festival entitled Refracted Bach. Of his approach to this Dessoff performance, which employs chamber choirs, soloists, and full choir plus a periodinstrument ensemble, Mr. Shepard says: “Performing this work in the 21st century brings with it the challenge of dealing not just with the intricacies of Bach’s style, but also with the rich history of performers who have preceded us since the work’s 1900 New York premiere. From the unabashedly Romantic early 20th-century performances to the more recent historically informed interpretations, this legacy has provided me with many masters to learn from — starting with Bach himself.”

Musical Performance: Ahmad Gamal sings Sayyed Darwish - Alwan for The Arts
March 03, 2012 - New York

This concert will feature recently arrived Egyptian singer Ahmad Gamal performing works of the legendary Sayyed Darwish, who is considered by many to be the father of Egyptian popular music. http://alwanforthearts.org/event/827 Doors open at 8:30pm Tickets: General - $20 (*buy online) | Members, Students, Seniors - $15 (*buy online) available at the door or online*. (*A small online fee is applied - use printout as your ticket.) ---------- About the Musicians: Ahmad Gamal, an Egyptian singer and actor, has been a solo vocalist of the Arabic Music Orchestra of the Opera House in Cairo, Egypt since 2001. Ahmad earned a Bachelor’s degree in Greco-Roman Archeology & Civilization from the University of Alexandria, Egypt and worked in the art center at the Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt. His professional career as an artist began in the early 90’s. Since then, Ahmad has taken part in multiple Egyptian TV series and performed in national and international concerts, world summits, and Festivals around the Arab world, Europe, and the United States. He has performed in several celebrations of historical events including the 50th anniversary of the July 23rd Egyptian Revolution at the Opera House in Cairo, the opening of the Library of Alexandria in front of 32 world leaders, and The International Women’s Day in Amman, Jordan. Since recently coming to the United States, he has performed with the Alwan Arab Music Ensemble in New York City and plans to continue as a solo vocalist with the recently established and soon to be debuted musical ensemble, “Awtar.” Ahmad performs songs from the classical as well as modern Egyptian repertory, and has written and produced a few of his own songs. He is especially passionate about the musical works of the amazing Sayed Darweesh and is adamant about maintaining a unique, refined, and genuine artistic persona.

Jaime Laredo, violin and Leon Fleisher, piano - The Town Hall
March 04, 2012 -

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
March 04, 2012 -

Every January since 1939, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has waltzed in the new year at the Musikverein, and today the concert is broadcast in 70 countries. But you won't have to wait until January 1 this year: Stay in New York City and hear the orchestra perform music by "the waltz king" and his father here at Carnegie Hall, along with music by Richard Strauss.

THE 6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL OLYMPUS FESTIVAL CONCERT - Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
March 04, 2012 - New York City

On March 4 at 3PM, the Musical Olympus Foundation will introduce this year’s young international classical superstars in the International Musical Olympus Festival Concert, taking place in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Under the direction of President Irina Nikitina, Musical Olympus provides a rare opportunity to listen to winners and laureates of international competitions. This year’s program features saxophonist Ashu, 2008 First Prize winner, “The International Salon de Virtuosi Career”, New York, performing Ibert and Piazzolla; cellist Christoph Croisé, 2010 winner of Grand Prix, The IBLA Foundation Grand Prize Competition, Ragusa, Sicily, performing Tchaikovsky; tenor Mario Chang, 2011 First Prize winner of The Francisco Vinas International Singing Competition, Barcelona, Spain, performing Puccini and Verdi; and pianist Alexej Gorlatch, 2011 First Prize winner, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich Germany, performing Beethoven, with Stilian Kirov conducting the Musical Olympus Orchestra.

POSSESSED - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 04, 2012 - New York

Possessed started in 1983 as a San Francisco garage band with guitarist Mike Torrao and drummer Mike Sus. When the two managed to recruit singer and bassist Jeff Becerra, they formed the band Possessed. Together with second guitarist Brian Montana, the group started perfecting its own brand of metal, which was the precursor to modern death metal - fast, savage riffs, warp-speed drums, mile-a-second solos, and raspy, growled vocals. Possessed soon took San Francisco's metal scene by storm, playing with fellow Bay Area thrashers Exodus. In 2007, original bassist and vocalist Becerra, paralyzed from the waist down as the result of a tragic shooting, reformed Possessed with another new lineup. Since then, the band has been performing its trademark death metal style in venues across the country.

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
March 04, 2012 - New York

Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs.

Jspace.com Presents Eric Berman, Shay Gabso & Yoni Bloch - Highline Ballroom
March 04, 2012 -

Jspace.com is proud to present a special one-time live performance by Eric Berman, Shay Gabso, and Yoni Bloch. A night filled with Israeli music by top performers and songwriters mixed with a few up and coming artists. With Israeli smash hits), you will not want to miss the chance to see them perform in the U.S.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
March 05, 2012 -

Donizetti's melodic classic is well served by a quartet of bel canto stars: Juan Diego Flórez and Diana Damrau are the unlikely lovers, Mariusz Kwiecien the vainglorious sergeant, and Alessandro Corbelli the dispenser of the elixir.

Making Music: Kaija Saariaho - Carnegie Hall
March 05, 2012 -

Residing in Paris since 1982, Kaija Saariaho has developed important artistic relationships that have furthered the range of her sensual, expressive musical art. Two of those partners join Carnegie Hall's composer-in-residence on a concert that highlights her solo and ensemble vocal music, performed by ensemble Solistes XXI, paired with multimedia installations by Jean-Baptiste Barrière.

THE HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS 125TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY CONCERT - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
March 05, 2012 - New York

The Villa-Lobos Music Society, in cooperation with The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, presents The Heitor Villa-Lobos 125th Birthday Anniversary Concert. Concert features a program of music from a cross-section of the composer’s works for piano, guitar, cello, solo voice and chorus, selected by Dr. Alfred Heller, a friend and protégé of Villa-Lobos.

NYU Symphony Strings - The Church of St. Joseph
March 05, 2012 - New York

After successful debuts with the NYU Symphony and NYU Philharmonia last fall, Jens Georg Bachmann returns to conduct the Strings of the NYU Symphony at the Church of St. Joseph on March 5. Maestro Bachmann hails from Germany and most notably served as Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as Resident Conductor of the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg. Program includes Ligeti Ramifications, Dvorak Serenade for Strings in E Major, and Bartok: Divertimento for String Orchestra.

Khovanshchina - Metropolitan Opera
March 06, 2012 -

Mussorgsky's other great Russian epic features an ideal Russian and Georgian cast: Olga Borodina, Vladimir Galouzine, Ildar Abdrazakov, Anatoli Kotscherga, and George Gagnidze. Kirill Petrenko conducts.

The Modern Beethoven: Symphonies No. 2 and 7 - New York Philharmonic
March 06, 2012 -

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
March 06, 2012 -

Beethoven's Missa solemnis is steeped in the sacred-music tradition, yet uniquely Beethovenian: great blocks of massive choral force, contrasting moments of sweet repose, all conveying a broader faith in humankind. Performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and a quartet of star soloists—all under the direction of Kurt Masur—it's a Carnegie Hall experience that will leave you enthralled and inspired.

The Moth GrandSLAM XXIV Hosted by Dan Kennedy - Highline Ballroom
March 06, 2012 -

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM XXIV, a battle of wits and words -- fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking, and all points between. The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. With its StorySLAM shows, The Moth seeks to accommodate all the people who ask, "When can I tell my story?" and to encourage those people who doubted they had a story worth telling. StorySLAM provides a stage and a microphone, a theme to inspire and shape the evening, a lively and supportive audience, and a host to guide the festivities. Stories are limited to five minutes, and ten stories are heard. In tonight's GrandSLAM, using words as weapons, winners of previous StorySLAMs battle it out to become The Moth's GrandSLAM Story Champion. The Moth, a not-for-profit storytelling organization, was founded in New York in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings on his native St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where he and a small circle of friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales on his friend Wanda's porch. Word of these captivating story nights quickly spread, and The Moth moved to bigger venues in New York. Today, The Moth conducts six ongoing programs and has brought more than 3,000 live stories to over 100,000 audience members.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
March 07, 2012 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Apollo Theater
March 07, 2012 - New York

The new Amateur Night season is underway with a whole new line-up of eager contestants who compete for the winning title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
March 07, 2012 -

Two vivid French masterworks, written a century apart: the first, Ravel's Piano Concerto, opens with a snap and a jazzy sparkle; the second, Berlioz's macabre Symphonie fantastique—a frightening take on lost love and the hallucinatory power of art. Hear them both with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach, featuring pianist Cédric Tiberghien.

Soulfarm & Moshav Band A Purim Party - Highline Ballroom
March 07, 2012 -

Soulfarm was founded in Israel by Grammy Award-winning lead guitarist C. Lanzbom and guitarist and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase. The group's sound has been dubbed as New American music, featuring full melodic songwriting and progressive modern arrangements. Soulfarm's live shows are full of Mediterranean flavor with captivating guitar leads, dance rhythms, and strong percussion breaks. Soulfarm's music incorporates a wide range of influences, from rock and Latin music to Hebrew and Celtic folk music. Soulfarm also regularly sells out national venues such as Whiskey-A-Go-Go, B.B. King Blues Club, the Hammerstein Ballroom, The Knitting Factory, and The Fox Theater. Moshav Band - Raised in Israel in Moshav Mevo Modiin, a musical village in the hills between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, the founding members of the Moshav Band, Yehuda (vocals and percussion) and Duvid (vocals and guitar), have learned and played music together since childhood. By 2000, Moshav had relocated to Los Angeles. Continuously touring across the United States and the world, including festivals in Australia, Canada, and Europe, the band built a large following. After releasing and selling close to 50,000 of its self-produced albums, the band eventually caught the eye of producer Ron Aniello (Lifehouse, Guster, Barenaked Ladies). Together they released the album Misplaced in 2006 to highly favorable reviews. In 2010, Moshav teamed up again with Ron Aniello and Clif Norrell (R.E.M., Jeff Buckley, Sting) to create the group's latest album, Dancing in a Dangerous World.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
March 08, 2012 -

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful staging returns with Patricia Racette and Liping Zhang alternating as the tragic heroine. Robert Dean Smith and Marcello Giordani share the role of the faithless Pinkerton and Placido Domingo conducts.

The Modern Beethoven: Symphonies No. 8 and 4 - New York Philharmonic
March 08, 2012 -

Boston Pops - Carnegie Hall
March 08, 2012 -

The Boston Pops returns to Carnegie Hall under the direction of Keith Lockhart with a program that includes the New York premiere of Chris Brubeck's Travels in Time for Three, featuring the groundbreaking Time for Three trio.

Bach In Jeans - WMP Concert Hall
March 08, 2012 - New York

This is not your typical classical music concert! Pianist and host Chip Miller shares stories and music in this informal presentation of the life and compositional styles of J. S. Bach. Visit www.bachinjeans.com to reserve your seats.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
March 09, 2012 -

Donizetti's melodic classic is well served by a quartet of bel canto stars: Juan Diego Flórez and Diana Damrau are the unlikely lovers, Mariusz Kwiecien the vainglorious sergeant, and Alessandro Corbelli the dispenser of the elixir.

Big Time Rush - Radio City Music Hall
March 09, 2012 -

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
March 09, 2012 -

The Boston Symphony Orchestra closes out its three-night stay at Carnegie Hall with the tuneful populism of Shostakovich's best-known symphony. Premiered in 1937, the Fifth put the composer back in the good graces of Stalin and the Communist government, which had banned his notorious opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk the previous year and had always viewed Shostakovich as something of a troublemaker.

Gretchen Parlato, Lionel Loueke - Carnegie Hall
March 09, 2012 -

Two of today's most innovative voices in jazz showcase a special project as they continue their journey of sharing the stage.

Phil Keaggy Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 09, 2012 - New York

Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today. His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy's mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don't play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies. Phil's solo career has spanned more than 30 years, and has included over 50 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, as well as 8 releases with his band, Glass Harp. One of the most sought after studio guitarists, Phil also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions.

A Post-Allman Brothers Show ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD ft. DEVON ALLMAN, CYRIL NEVILLE & MIKE ZITO - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 09, 2012 - New York

Since the late '60s, the names Allman and Neville have been synonymous with great music. This music is untamed and hard to categorize - a blending of rock, blues, and soul into a fusion that remains on its own and has been a staple of the blues and jam band music scenes for many years. With a bloodline and music lineage that flows from Professor Long Hair to Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell to Gov't Mule, the Allman Brothers' Southern jam rock to the Neville Brothers' Southern soul music, the Royal Southern Brotherhood keeps a long musical tradition burning bright.

Legendary Rolling Stones Saxophonist Bobby Keys & The Suffering Bastards Ft. Members of Georgia Satellites, Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd & John Fogerty - Highline Ballroom
March 09, 2012 -

Don't miss legendary Rolling Stones saxophonist Bobby Keys performing with an all-star cast of musicians, including Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites), Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes), Robert Kearns (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Michael Webb (John Fogerty, Poco) & Chark Kinsolving (Mike Farris, Spoonful). You may not know that you already love his music, but you do. Many of the greatest rock hits of the past five decades bear the unmistakable thumbprint of one of America's most accomplished rock 'n' roll icons: Bobby Keys. In fact, it's impossible that any fan of popular music could be unfamiliar with the trademark sound and swaggering soul of the Texas-born saxophone player. From humble roots as an uncredited performer with Buddy Holly and Dion ("The Wanderer") to album-defining contributions with the Rolling Stones (Sticky Fingers (1971), Exile On Main Street (1972)) and his work with each of the four Beatles and Elvis, his illustrious career has led him from studio to stage all across the globe. It's shaping up to be another incredible year for Bobby Keys, and with the help of the Suffering Bastards, it's clear that this year will undoubtedly be just another zenith in a roller coaster ride of a life that's simply too good to be true.

The Polish Ambassador - Highline Ballroom
March 09, 2012 -

The Polish Ambassador (aka David Sugalski) is a beat machine from the future. Hailing simultaneously from the far reaches of other-dimensional universes and Oakland, California, this dude drops his own unique blend of electro-funked, glitch-tweaked, wobble-freaked breakbeats that will have you dropping that bottom like it was '92 ... 3092, that is. A nationally touring artist, The Polish Ambassador builds all of his live sets from a monstrous stash of original drums, bass, synth, and vox lines. Synthesizers and a pure spirit are this ambassador's primary weapons. Join his army and help him annihilate bad beats marring the earth with shame and disgrace.

Power Slug presents Cassian - The Gallery At LPR
March 09, 2012 - New York

With the end of winter in sight, the spring of the Slug is nearly upon us. To celebrate his return, the Slug has spared no expense, bringing in red-hot Aussie sensation Cassian for his NYC debut. A pioneer of the down-under disco invasion, Cassian brings his boozy beats and luscious locks to the Slug's former stomping grounds, the Gallery at LPR. Joining the party are your sleazy residents, Headband and Hooligan. That's right kids, THAT Hooligan. After months of exile nearly 8,000 miles away, Hooligan returns to take no prisoners alive. There will be blood. On the dance floor. In the past year, Cassian has become one of Australia's hottest exports, producing a bevy of remixes and originals while touring the globe. Releasing his "I Like What You're Doing" EP and producing remixes for the likes of The Rapture, Gigamesh, and No Halo to name a few, Cassian solidified himself as a top notch producer with a distinctive disco pop sound. And as a DJ, he played the world's finest clubs everywhere from LA to Rome, Warsaw to Singapore, and big name festivals such as Creamfields and the Big Day Out. 2012 is sure to be the year of the Cass. If that wasn't enough, we're proud to announce the latest creative force to the Slug clan, Marieclaire St. John. An artist, a designer, and an illustrator, she will launch her debut eponymous collection of luxury womenswear in 2013. And on March 9, she will feature pieces of her "NY Series" throughout the Gallery at LPR. This series of paintings is an intimate collection of New York moments, windows depicting the city's nightlife in her signature minimal style. Co-hosting the event with the Slug is Glitterball NYC. Founded in late 2011 as New York's source for all things dance music, Glitterball NYC joins the Slug to usher in a new chapter in NYC nightlife. Be about it. * Cassian Headband Hooligan * What: Power Slug presents Cassian Where: The Gallery at LPR When: Friday 3/9 @ 10pm Cost: $5 advance/$7 doors Purchase your tickets at www.lepoissonrouge.com

Khovanshchina - Metropolitan Opera
March 10, 2012 -

Mussorgsky's other great Russian epic features an ideal Russian and Georgian cast: Olga Borodina, Vladimir Galouzine, Ildar Abdrazakov, Anatoli Kotscherga, and George Gagnidze. Kirill Petrenko conducts.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
March 10, 2012 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Pacifica Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 10, 2012 -

The Modern Beethoven: Symphonies No. 8 and 4 - New York Philharmonic
March 10, 2012 -

Songs of the Persian Mystics - The Town Hall
March 10, 2012 -

Mohammad-Reza Lotfi, one of the greatest living masters of the tar and setar lutes, has been a major figure in the past 40 years in revolutionizing Persian traditional music. His innovative approach of combining the classical with folk elements in his compositions and performances has revitalized an ancient tradition. In this rare New York appearance, Lotfi is joined by the Shayda Women's Ensemble, providing a unique opportunity to hear female performers of classical Persian music.

St. Louis Symphony - Carnegie Hall
March 10, 2012 -

Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with David Robertson in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall. Karita Mattila joins David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony for a performance of Quatre Instants, which Kaija Saariaho wrote specifically for the Finnish soprano. When Mattila premiered the work at the 2003 Ekenäs festival, critics called the performance "irresistible" (Le Monde). Paired with Stravinsky's Firebird, it's a concert you can't miss.

Jon Anderson of YES - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 10, 2012 - New York

Jon Anderson has been the lead singer of Yes, one of the most long-lived and successful rock acts in history, for more than four decades (give or take a few respites when the drama got too thick). Perhaps more than any other element in this progressive rock flagship, it is Anderson's vocals that instantly identify what you're hearing as Yes music - a complex, giddy, positive amalgamation of rock's fire and classical music's grace. In 1989, Anderson and other former Yes members formed the group Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe (ABWH), and soon reunited with the then-current members of Yes. He remains one of the few people in rock that continues to espouse the same cool values that came out of the '60s social movements around the globe. Over 40 years after the founding of Yes, he still believes steadfastly in the power of music to change the world for the better.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
March 10, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

The Modern Beethoven: A Philharmonic Festival - New York Philharmonic
Through March 20, 2012 -

"Exhilarating" is how Gramophone magazine describes conductor David Zinman's approach to the masterpieces of Beethoven. Hear for yourself in this three-week festival featuring David Zinman conducting six Beethoven symphonies, as well as 20th-century concertos -- featuring Gil Shaham, Peter Serkin, and Alisa Weilerstein -- which provide a modern perspective on them. David Zinman, music director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, brings a fresh vitality to the masterpieces of Beethoven, unveiling new secrets in music you know and love. Don't miss this special three-week Philharmonic Festival.

The Allman Brothers Band - Beacon Theatre
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND are getting set to honor the 40th anniversary of their iconic 1972 live album EAT A PEACH in a big way: they're hailing 2012 as "The Year of the Peach." The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will start the year with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which "honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." That event will take place Saturday, February 11 during Grammy Week in Los Angeles and the group will be mentioned on the Sunday, February 12 national TV broadcast. "It?s shaping up to be a great year," says BUTCH TRUCKS, who co-founded the band in 1969 with GREGG ALLMAN, drummer JAIMOE, guitarist DUANE ALLMAN, bassist BERRY OAKLEY and guitarist DICKEY BETTS. "We just wanted to make music that was honest and play it for friends, which is pretty much what we've done. It's an honor to be able to be recognized like this." Soon after the Grammy Awards, the band will launch their annual residency at New York City's Beacon Theatre, where they will perform 10 shows beginning Friday, March 9 (see full itinerary below). Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, January 6. The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND have performed over 200 sold out Beacon Shows since they began the March tradition in 1989. Their 2003 run was captured on the gold-selling LIVE AT THE BEACON THEATRE DVD and the ONE WAY OUT CD, which features the Grammy-nominated track "Instrumental Illness."

Blessed are the Peacemakers- A Lenten Tribute - St. Paul's Chapel
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

A Lenten Tribute Featuring Storytelling and Jazz Meditations by THEODICY JAZZ COLLECTIVE. Celebrate the lives of men and women of faith and courage with stories, prayers, and jazz meditations by Theodicy Jazz Collective at St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan (Broadway at Fulton Street) on Sunday afternoons during Lent. This year’s reflections honor Mahatma Gandhi (02/26), Wangari Maathai (03/04), Martin Luther King, Jr. (03/11), Oscar Romero (03/18) and Nelson Mandela (03/25). For more information, visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org. Theodicy Jazz Collective is a group of musicians committed to ministry through the creative, spiritual power of music. The collective has a unique sound influenced by the spirituals and gospel music of the African-American church, as well as progressive jazz and world music.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, an exhibition of more than 20 sets of striking large-format prints, showcases advanced imaging technologies used by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. The exhibition features images that were created in pursuit of scientific knowledge but also resulted in visually arresting art. It explores how such imaging technologies -- including infrared photography, scanning electron microscopy, and computed tomography (CT) -- make it possible to examine and analyze a range of specimens at levels of detail previously unimaginable, advancing science and providing new insights into the visual splendor of the universe.

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