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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.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to info@4kent.com

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
November 12, 2011 -

Verdi's rousing biblical drama stars Zeljko Lucic and Maria Guleghina in the leading roles, with the Met's fine chorus delivering the famous "Va, pensiero."

Satyagraha - Metropolitan Opera
November 12, 2011 -

The Met's visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass's unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls "a profound and beautiful work of theater."

Brooklyn Babylon - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through November 12, 2011 -

In a future Brooklyn, a tower is being built—the tallest in the world. All it needs is a carousel on top, spinning over the city below. Conjuring the seductive majesty of Fritz Lang's Metropolis and the gritty social narrative of Walker Evans' photography, acclaimed graphic artist Danijel Zezelj joins forces with Grammy-nominated composer Darcy James Argue's jazz big band Secret Society to tell this story of extravagance and urban ambition. The result is a feast for the senses: a dusky cityscape—painted live onstage by Zezelj alongside projections of his animation—coagulates in giant swaths of black acrylic as Secret Society scores the rise of this dystopian city.

Four Quartets - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 12, 2011 -

"There is a sort of heavenly, or at least more than human, gaiety" about Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, wrote T.S. Eliot, such as "might come to oneself as the fruit of reconciliation and relief after immense suffering. I should like to get something of it into verse before I die." And so he did, in the timeless, contemplative work Four Quartets, performed here in its entirety by British actor Stephen Dillane, followed by the Miró Quartet's interpretation of the Beethoven work.

Pacifica Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets - Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 12, 2011 -

Young People's Concerts: Bernstein - New York Philharmonic
November 12, 2011 -

Leonard Bernstein may have been the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, but as a composer he sought to unify popular and classical music. Find out where that mission led him and his successors.

Beethoven and Strauss - New York Philharmonic
Through November 12, 2011 -

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2011/2012 Season of R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
November 12, 2011 - New York

WHO: Our November 12th lineup includes Other Israel for the Whole Family - Snow in Jerusalem Storytelling, Filmmaker / Political Activist Noa Maiman, Tel Aviv City Council Member Tamar Zandberg, and filmmaker Ibtisam, Harvard Callbacks A Cappella, Hula Hoop performances and demos by Loren Bidner and much much more!

WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC!

Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, origami for all ages, creative art projects , Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play and much, much more! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome.

WHEN: Saturdays, 2:00pm-5:00pm, November 5 - March 24 (EXCEPT December 31st and January 21st)

WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023

Why: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE!

For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr

Vienna Symphony Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 13, 2011 -

The vibrant conductor Fabio Luisi, music director of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, leads that renowned ensemble in New York for the first time, joined by the superlative French pianist Lise de la Salle.

Foo Fighters - Madison Square Garden
November 13, 2011 -

Hello New York! I heard you guys were looking for a rock show!? Well Foo Fighters are ready to deliver with 16 years of loud rock hits! Foo Fighters along with special guests Social Distortion & The Joy Formidable on November 13 at Madison Square Garden!

Adam Gyorgy - Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
November 13, 2011 - New York City

Adam Gyorgy is regarded as one of the finest Liszt players in the world and the Liszt ambassador in his home country of Hungary. His performance at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall honors the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt, and will include the famous Liszt Sonata in b minor, as well as virtuoso Liszt Transcriptions, a Paganini-Liszt étude, a Hungarian Rhapsody, and his own improvisations of well-known melodies, unique in the classical music community. In 2008, CNN World Report called Adam Gyorgy “one of today’s rising stars in classical music”. In 2005, Adam Gyorgy was invited to join the Steinway community, a single honor that places him in the company of the greatest pianists of all time. From prodigy to Liszt ambassador, Adam Gyorgy enchants audiences everywhere he performs. His virtuosity, inspirational improvisations and sensitive interpretations have won him critical acclaim and built him a fan base worldwide.

THEM CD Release Party - Le Poisson Rouge
November 13, 2011 - New York

"[THEM] is poetic and disturbing, backed by the full force of its history without being diminished by it." - The New York Times (October 2010)

The CD is comprised of the music and narration of THEM, a performance by Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper and Ishmael Houston-Jones originally presented in 1985 by Performance Space 122 and again in 2010 by PS122, the New Museum and tbspMGMT. On Sunday, November 13 Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper, Ishmael Houston-Jones will be joined by several dancers from the 2010 edition of THEM as well as musicians Kato Hideki, Richard Dworkin, Doug Wieselman to present excerpts of both the album and performance.

Cochrane's music & Cooper's narration are raw and edgy, the perfect sonic description of the improvised, entangled struggle of bodies in this historic performance piece. "In 1985, as many of our friends and colleagues were dying of HIV/AIDS - still a new phenomenon at the time - we created a performance piece investigating how men interact with men. THEM combined Ishmael's dancing, Dennis's words, and my music into a work of bracing, collaborative art. The lives of our friends and community - the loss of their lives - grew to became part of the piece. The infamous final scene, in which Ishmael dances with a dead goat, became a symbol of what we were all going through: grappling and fighting with death every day." - Chris Cochrane Cochrane co-produced the album on John Zorn's Tzadik Label #7627 - Key Series with Kato Hideki. The CD unfolds in "real time," following the time frame and structure of the performance piece.

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players presents 'The Grand Duke' - Peter Norton Symphony Space
November 13, 2011 - New York

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players continues its new fall, winter and spring season with “The Grand Duke” on Sunday, November 13th (5PM) at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2535 Broadway at 95th Street). This is a one performance only event!

The tangled plot of The Grand Duke, or The Statutory Duel involves an acting troupe engaged in a conspiracy to overthrow the miserly and mean spirited grand duke of a small German duchy. When the troupe’s leading comedian, Ludwig, accidentally discloses the conspiracy to the Grand Duke’s detective, only by means of a rigged statutory duel, fought with cards rather than weapons, is a mass execution avoided – with Ludwig installed as Grand Duke for a day. Then a series of weddings ensues for Ludwig, the first to the love of his choice and thereafter to women with legally binding and over-riding claims on the unwitting new Grand Duke, winding up with the arrival of The Prince of Monte Carlo and his daughter The Princess who was betrothed to The Grand Duke in infancy. Through his invention of roulette The Prince has escaped from poverty and come to claim The Grand Duke’s hand for his daughter. When it is revealed that the rigged statutory duel, won by an ace over a king, was incorrectly ruled upon because the statute explicitly states that the ace shall count as the lowest - not the highest - card, all are restored to their proper loves and a truly joyous multiple wedding celebration occurs.

Josh Groban - Madison Square Garden
November 14, 2011 -

Singer and songwriter Josh Groban brings his famous voice to Madison Square Garden to perform favorites from his best-selling albums, including Closer, Awake, and his newest album, Illuminations.

Rodelinda - Metropolitan Opera
November 14, 2011 -

Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth's much-heralded production, Renée Fleming reprises the title role. She's joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Beacon Theatre
November 14, 2011 - New York

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will perform at New York's legendary Beacon Theatre on November 14 in support of his solo debut album NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, set to be released on November 8.

NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS was recorded in London and completed in Los Angeles during 2010 and the first half of 2011. The album was co-produced by Noel Gallagher and Dave Sardy.

And when asked by his manager who the High Flying Birds are, Noel responded "They aren't anyone in particular. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is me and whoever is around at the time of whatever it is that I'm doing, a loose collective kinda thing."

On August 30th, the first U.S. single "If I Had A Gun" from NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS will make its radio debut on KROQ, Los Angeles. And on November 10th, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will make their network television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman.

Fans can click here to watch the webcast chat that Noel did earlier this week that has been posted to YouTube. And for a look at the video for the first U.K. single, "The Death Of You And Me," fans can click here. The Mike Bruce-directed video was filmed in the desert outside Los Angeles in May 2011 while Noel was putting the finishing touches to his debut solo album.

Vienna Symphony Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 14, 2011 -

The vibrant conductor Fabio Luisi, music director of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, leads that renowned ensemble in New York for the first time, joined by the "focused and fluent" Eroica Trio (The New York Times).

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow - Javanese Gamelan - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 14, 2011 -

Composer, conductor, commentator, and author Rob Kapilow makes music appreciation inevitable in the beloved What Makes It Great? series, now in its fifteenth season, which features performances by some of today's leading artists illuminated by Kapilow's lively, insightful discussion.

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow - Gamelan Kusuma Laras - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 14, 2011 -

For hundreds of years, the entrancing, meditative sound of the gamelan—a kind of orchestra built around tuned percussion instruments like xylophones and gongs—filled the Islamic courts of Java. Rob Kapilow interprets these sounds for the Western ear with the help of New York's own Gamelan Kusuma Laras.

Josh Groban - Madison Square Garden
November 14, 2011 -

Singer and songwriter Josh Groban brings his famous voice to Madison Square Garden to perform favorites from his best-selling albums, including Closer, Awake, and his newest album, Illuminations.

Supporting artists for the evening includes Rockjazz Pianist ELEW.

Satyagraha - Metropolitan Opera
November 15, 2011 -

The Met's visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass's unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls "a profound and beautiful work of theater."

Beethoven and Strauss - New York Philharmonic
November 15, 2011 -

Katy Perry - Madison Square Garden
November 16, 2011 -

Pop princess Katy Perry brings the closing leg of her North American California Dreams Tour to the legendary stage of Madison Square Garden in November!

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones - The Town Hall
November 16, 2011 -

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones is a primarily instrumental group from the United States, that draws equally on bluegrass, fusion and jazz, sometimes dubbed "blu-bop".

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
November 17, 2011 -

Verdi's rousing biblical drama stars Zeljko Lucic and Maria Guleghina in the leading roles, with the Met's fine chorus delivering the famous "Va, pensiero."

LA Gypsy Live and In Person - The Bitter End
November 17, 2011 - New York

LA Gypsy will be live and in person at New York's oldest rock venue to celebrate the release of our new self-titled album. Please arrive on time as we will begin promptly at 9PM and will be playing for one hour. Free CDs will be given out to all who attend!

Czech Underground Band 'Garage' Concert - Bohemian National Hall
November 17, 2011 - New York

CZECH CENTER NEW YORK presents "Roads to Freedom: Czech Alternative Culture Before 1989," a series of events in celebration of the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Concert: Czech underground band Garage (Garáž) plays. Suggested donation: $10

http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/garage1/

CZECH CENTER NEW YORK at the Bohemian National Hall info@czechcenter.com

La Boheme - Metropolitan Opera
November 18, 2011 -

Franco Zeffirelli's vivid Met production returns with Hei-Kyung Hong and Hibla Gerzmava sharing the role of Mimì and Dimitri Pittas as Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips is the flirtatious Musetta.

Early Music Foundation presents French harpsichordist Bertrand Cuiller - First Church of Christ
November 18, 2011 - New York

INTERNATIONAL DEBUT CONCERT. Early Music Foundation presents Bertrand Cuiller, French harpsichordist. Bertrand Cuiller (Paris), young, exceptional harpsichordist, has received praise by European music critics. He appears regularly as soloist in many European cities, in prestigious festivals and places including Folles Journées, la Roque d’Anthéron, la Cité de la Musique, Saintes, Utrecht, les Concerts Parisiens, le Printemps des Arts de Nantes, and Japan. This event is Mr. Cuiller’s exclusive New York debut. Visit Mr. Cuiller's website at www.bertrandcuiller.com.

MARK KNIGHT & D. RAMIREZ - Pacha NYC
November 18, 2011 - New York

Friday November 18 Pacha NYC presents...

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Music and Musica -Englewinds Ensemble - BEA - Brazilian Endowment for the Arts
November 18, 2011 - New York

Eco-music ensemble and long-time favorite of Puffin audiences, Englewinds includes some of NY’s finest musicians performing innovative music with an environmental twist; program features new music and arrangements of more familiar tunes by award-winning composers.

Rodelinda - Metropolitan Opera
November 19, 2011 -

Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth's much-heralded production, Renée Fleming reprises the title role. She's joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Satyagraha - Metropolitan Opera
November 19, 2011 -

The Met's visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass's unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls "a profound and beautiful work of theater."

Passio-Compassio - J.S. Bach and Sufi Mysticism - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 19, 2011 -

Western and Middle Eastern musicians come together with the music of Bach in this rapturous close to the second White Light Festival. Ensemble Sarband, a group long dedicated to musically bridging East and West, joins a choir, saxophonists, and a string quartet in Arabic and jazz arrangements of Bach's Passions, combining them with early Christian chant. This extraordinary cultural cooperation is framed by the meditative dance ritual of Sufi whirling dervishes from Turkey's Mevlevi Order. Art transcends hate: passio becomes compassio.

Mile Square Theatre - The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi - Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 19, 2011 -

Rudyard Kipling's beloved mongoose Rikki Tiki Tavi teams up with a self-involved bird named Darzee and a sweet muskrat named Chuchu to rid the garden of the cobra Nag. Adapted for the stage by Y York, this funny tale of cooperation and growing up is for audiences of all ages.

"We like to do plays for young audiences that have some depth to them, " says artistic director Chris O'Connor, " (plays) that show characters that are struggling with things, have values, friendship, ...and generosity."

Haitink Conducts Haydn and Bruckner - New York Philharmonic
Through November 19, 2011 -

Ani DiFranco - The Town Hall
November 19, 2011 -

Ani DiFranco has written hundreds of songs, played thousands of shows, captured the imaginations of legions of followers, and jammed with folkies, orchestras, rappers, rock and roll hall-of-famers, jazz musicians, poets, pop superstars, storytellers and a martial arts legend. She's "fixed up a few old buildings" and minimized her carbon footprint before it was trendy – from installing a geothermal heating and cooling system in the renovated church that her label calls home to using organic inks on all the t-shirts she sells. But nothing she's done in her 18-year career has garnered more attention than a business decision. Since Ani bucked the major label system in the early-90s, opting to release her music on her own terms, the self-described Little Folksinger has been the subject of all kinds of hyperbole.

Naji Youssef sings the Songs of Wadi Al-Safi, the 'Voice of Lebanon' - Alwan for the Arts
November 19, 2011 - New York

Called for well over half a century the "Voice of Lebanon," Wadi Al-Safi is considered that country's most influential singer and composer. Best-known for his interpretations of "mawwals", and for the over 3000 songs he has composed, he has brought his music to enthusiastic audiences, both in Lebanon and abroad, focusing attention on the folk music of his homeland, performing poetry and Zajal to inspire patriotism, love, devotion, and honor.

In tonight's concert, yet another mesmerizing voice of Lebanon, Naji Youssef, using his agile, melifluous baritone, honors the great master in a concert of some of his most beloved songs and mawwals, joined by an ensemble of master musicians.

Cotton Club Parade - New York City Center
Through November 22, 2011 -

Cotton Club Parade is a celebration of Duke Ellington's years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and '30s, when the joint was jumping with revues featuring big band swing and blues, dancers, singers, comedians and novelty acts. With Ellington's music as the centerpiece, this production re-imagines one of the composer's Cotton Club floor shows right here on the City Center stage.

Cotton Club Parade is part of a new producing partnership between New York City Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center that will combine the organizations' specialties: musical theater and jazz.

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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