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Things to do this week in NYC Nov 13-Nov 20: Music

November 13, 2010 - 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.

Pink Martini - Beacon Theatre
November 13, 2010 -

Pink Martini will take the stage at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, November 13. Somewhere between a 1930s Cuban dance orchestra, a classical chamber music ensemble, a Brazilian marching street band and film noir is the 12-piece "little orchestra," Pink Martini. With songs in French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic and English, the music is the result of diverse collaborations and inspirations including pop, swing, cabaret, Latin-rhythms and romantic old Hollywood style ballads. The band's latest album Splendor in the Grass was released last October.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through November 13, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Musical Performance: Wind of Anatolia - Alwan for the Arts
November 13, 2010 -

Wind of Anatolia was created three years ago by musicians who felt the need for a space to play Turkish music not aimed for commercial audiences, but for more discerning listeners. Wind of Anatolia has changed and transformed over the years and now includes both traditional and popular music in its repertoire. Tonight's performance marks the Alwan debut of Wind of Anatolia, whose specialty - Halk müzi?i (“the people’s music") - evoke real life events, Turkish folklore and troubadour poets.

Volodja Balzalorsky & Amael Trio - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
November 13, 2010 -

Amael Piano Trio: Tatjana Ognjanovic, piano Volodja Balzalorsky, violin Damir Hamidullin, cello http://www.carnegiehall.or g/article/box_office/event s/evt_16193.html?selecteddate=11132010 BOX Office 57th Street and Seventh AvenueTel: 212-247-7800 20 % Ticket Order Discount, if applying with Promotional Code APT10671 Program: First part of the concert dedicated to Slovenian composers: Lucijan Marija Skerjanc - Maestoso Lugubre, Milko Lazar - Five short pieces (2001- dedicated to Amael Trio), Nenad First - Something wild for violin solo ...... Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio Op.97 in B Flat-Archduke PRESENTED BY SPECTRUM FESTIVAL 2010 WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE SLOVENIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE Facebook Listing: Official Site:

Sebastian Ingrosso - Pacha NYC
November 13, 2010 -

Saturday November 13 Pacha NYC presents ... SEBASTIAN INGROSSO! The Swedish House Mafia sent us one of their capos for this very special night, one of only six in the U.S. before the in-demand DJ heads to Australia! Ingrosso is a master producer and remixer with his finger on the pulse of where pop, dance and underground intersect. Check him out in “Until One,” a documentary film about SHM’s antics on the road (it must be unrated!), out this month. $10 BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT: | GET TICKETS:

Guest Artist Nyssa Brown Presents Knick-Knack Paddy Whack! A Sing-Along Concert - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
November 13, 2010 -

The Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AU PAC) presents a Family Series event with award-winning folk singer and guest artist Nyssa Brown. Ms. Brown teams up with Adelphi’s Assistant Professor of Music, Georgia Newlin, for Knick-Knack Paddy Whack! A Sing-Along Concert for Kids of All Ages on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Concert Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The musicians will perform various traditional children’s songs and folk songs such as call and response, echo songs, animal songs, lullabies, rounds, and more. This event, ideal for pre-school through elementary school aged children, encourages audience interaction by giving the kids free toy musical instruments. Nyssa Brown serves as the music education coordinator for Minnesota’s Perpich Center for Arts Education whose mission is to improve K–12 education through innovative programs and partnerships centered in the arts. Ms. Brown taught elementary school vocal and general music from 1998-2007 and in 2006, she was chosen to represent Minnesota nationally in the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. Ms. Brown was one of 10 finalists for 2004 Minnesota Teacher of the Year and received a prestigious Milken Educator Award that same year. Nyssa Brown is currently a faculty member at Indiana University and James Madison University, and she has spent time teaching and learning music in Namibia and South Africa. Brown’s first CD release in October 2000 was called, “Packwood or Paradise.” She graduated from the Hartt School of Music and Hartford College for Women in 1998 with a BM in education and a BA in women’s studies. Georgia Newlin teaches music theory, music history, and fundamental keyboarding at Adelphi. She has also taught in early childhood and public school elementary music positions for 15 years. Ms. Newlin has been a presenter for numerous music associations and conferences at local, state, and national levels. She has also had articles and choral octavo reviews published in the Choral Journal and the Kodály Envoy. Dr. Newlin holds a doctorate of musical arts in pedagogy from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, a master’s in music education with Kodály emphasis from Holy Names College, and a bachelor’s in music education from West Chester University. Individual tickets for this event are on sale now and will be available at the door for $12 or $10 depending on seating. The next AU PAC Family Series event will be Dan Zanes & Friends on Saturday, March 26, 2011. To learn more about AU PAC’s 2010-2011 season, please visit or call the AU PAC Box Office at (516) 877-4000. About Adelphi University: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for the liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Sufjan Stevens - Beacon Theatre
Through November 15, 2010 -

Sufjan Stevens will take the stage at the Beacon Theatre on November 14 and November 15. Doors open at 7:00pm. Sufjan Stevens started his musical career as a member of Marzuki. In college, Stevens wrote and recorded his debut solo album, A Sun Came. He later wrote and recorded the music for his second album, Enjoy Your Rabbit. He has also released two state records (Michigan & Illinois). Sufjan Stevens has helped with the music of Denison Witmer, Soul Junk, Half-Handed Cloud, Brother Danielson, Danielson Famile, Serena Maneesh, Castanets, and Liz Janes. He also just recorded with Rosie Thomas and Denison Witmer.

Fistful of Mercy - Apollo Theater
November 17, 2010 -

Fistful of Mercy is the union of three celebrated musicians ? Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison. The group came together to write the deeply, melodic and willfully groovy new nine-song album entitled As I Call You Down. Tickets: $37.50.

Hungarian & Czech Choral Music - Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
November 17, 2010 -

Franz Liszt's Missa Choralis, Viktor Kalabis' Canticum Canitcorum, Juraj Filas' Double Concerto

From Autumn to Winter's Eve - The Korea Society
November 17, 2010 -

Minji Park explores late autumn's grasp and the onset of winter through a program of traditional six-string k?mun’go. The evening’s selections pay tribute to the late season and highlight the masculine, deep sounds of one of Korea’s oldest native instruments. A winner at the 2010 World Korean Traditional Performing Arts Competition in New York, Minji Park will perform from the traditional Korean court and folk music repertoire.

White Light Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 18, 2010 -

Fall 2010 sees the introduction of a new annual celebration courtesy of Lincoln Center: the White Light Festival. Intended to highlight "music's unique emotional power to evoke the transcendent in us," it presents 10 U.S. and New York premieres and debuts by artists and companies from 15 countries. Visit website for schedule and more info.

Phazing Nights | Dirty South - Pacha NYC
November 19, 2010 -

Friday November 19 Pacha NYC presents PHAZING NIGHTS with music by DIRTY SOUTH!... “Phazing” is Dirty South’s unmissable new track: a guitar hook, singalong vocal and epic breakdown that was practically made for Pacha’s monster sound system, and has already been named one of the top tracks of the 2010 Ibiza season. The Grammy Award-nominated DJ/producer brings the White Isle to Pacha tonight, blending the dark house of his catalog with “Phazing’s” hands-in-the-air good vibes... GUESTLIST $10 BEFORE 12: | GET TICKETS:

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through November 20, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Intermezzo - New York City Opera Company
Through November 20, 2010 -

Inspired by an incident in his own marriage, Strauss's lighthearted domestic comedy creates an artistic rendering of his relationship with his temperamental yet charming spouse. Soprano Mary Dunleavy embodies the hot-headed wife who jumps to conclusions after intercepting a misdirected love note addressed to her husband, sung by baritone Nicholas Pallesen. In crafting the libretto to this rarely performed work, Strauss pioneered a new genre of opera where everyday events--phone conversations, ice skating parties, card games--become the subject matter. The plot unfolds in a series of short vignettes with orchestral interludes following the fast-paced action in this witty production directed by Leon Major. http:///

NICHOLAS McGEGAN CONDUCTS Juilliard415 - The Juilliard School
November 20, 2010 -

Juilliard’s Historical Performance program season continues with guest conductor and early music specialist Nicholas McGegan leading the student ensemble, Juilliard415, on Saturday, November 20 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. The program features Carl Heinrich Graun’s Overture to Cleopatra e Cesare; Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Flutes in C Major, RV 533 with Juilliard flutists Emi Ferguson and Christopher Matthews; and G.F. Handel’s rarely-performed cantata, Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96, with sopranos Deanna Breiwick and Lauren Snouffer, and mezzo-soprano Carla Jablonski. Maestro McGegan stays on at Juilliard for a few extra days to conduct the Juilliard Orchestra in works by Handel, Haydn, Elgar, and Britten on Monday, November 22 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. FREE tickets for the concert will be available beginning November 5 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street). Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to

The Jungle Party With Boris - Pacha NYC
November 20, 2010 -

Saturday November 20 Pacha NYC presents ... THE JUNGLE PARTY with BORIS! GET TICKETS:

Furthur: Phil Lesh & Bob Weir - Madison Square Garden
Through November 21, 2010 -

Furthur will take the stage at Madison Square Garden on November 20 and November 21. Following their successful summer tour, former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh & Bob Weir, with their new band Furthur, continue their musical adventure in a nine city fall tour. Fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all star band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (RatDog), drummer Joe Russo (Benevento - Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), guitarist John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra), and vocalists Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson. New and old fans of the Grateful Dead alike will be entranced as Phil & Bob take the musical journey "furthur", exploring some of the Grateful Dead's most beloved songs in a tour that promises to keep the feet stomping and the bodies shaking.

A Quiet Place - New York City Opera Company
Through November 21, 2010 -

Leonard Bernstein's final stage work receives its long-awaited New York premiere. "A Quiet Place" was originally written as a sequel to his "Trouble in Tahiti", which perfectly captured the jazzy heartbeat of 20th-century America. That popular one-act satire is incorporated as a flashback when the estranged family reunites at a funeral after 20 years. The eloquent libretto by Stephen Wadsworth reveals a moving parable of alienation, strife, and reconciliation in a dysfunctional middle-class family.

The Juilliard Opera Centre Presents CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI’S L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA - The Juilliard School
Through November 21, 2010 -

Juilliard opens its opera season with Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello) on Wednesday, November 17 and Friday, November 19 at 8 PM with a Sunday matinee on November 21 at 2 PM in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater (155 West 65th Street). The production, which will be performed in two acts and sung in Italian with English supertitles, features singers from the Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts and musicians from Juilliard Historical Performance. The opera is directed by Edward Berkeley and conducted by Harry Bicket with set design by John Kasarda, costume design by Kim Krumm Sorenson, and lighting design by Kate Ashton. Tickets to L’incoronazione di Poppea are $30 and available beginning October 13 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Half-price tickets for students and seniors are available only at the Box Office; TDF is accepted. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through December 23, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Tony Middleton - Sunday Jazz Brunch - The Garden Café at The Kitano New York Hotel
Through December 31, 2010 -

The legendary Tony Middleton launched The Garden Café’s Sunday Jazz brunch on Sunday, June 6, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Joining Mr. Middleton will be a rotating trio of some of Jazz music’s most prominent musicians. Mr. Middleton will perform every Sunday at the Garden Café located on East 38th Street off Park Avenue at the Kitano New York Hotel beginning at 11:00 a.m. An extensive brunch buffet featuring breakfast and lunch items will be available along with cocktails, wines and locally brewed beer. Cocktails are limited to Bloody Mary, Mimosa and the special Aperol Spritz made with the Italian aperitif Aperol and Spanish Cava, a sparkling wine. The price of the buffet is $29.00 per person, plus 8.875% tax and includes one cocktail per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Garden Café directly at (212) 885-7123.

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 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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