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Things to do this week in NYC Nov 5-Nov 12: 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.

BURGUNDIAN RENAISSANCE: Sacred & Salacious Polyphony - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
November 05, 2011 - New York

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK’S chapel concerts within NYC’s great gothic Cathedral, are the ideal setting for masterful motets and saucy chansons by Josquin Desprez and his late 15th-century contemporaries. The epitome of Renaissance polyphony, interwoven chant and secular melodies are spun into rich tapestries of unsurpassed aural beauty. EM/NY’s chamber singers are joined by dueling lute virtuosi.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
November 05, 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 05, 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."

Siegfried - Metropolitan Opera
November 05, 2011 -

In part three of the Ring, Wagner's cosmic vision focuses on his hero's early conquests, while Robert Lepage's revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Gary Lehman sings the title role and Deborah Voigt's Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. Fabio Luisi conducts.

Joe Bonamassa - Beacon Theatre
Through November 05, 2011 - New York

A child prodigy, Bonamassa opened shows at age 12 for blues legend B.B. King, who said after first seeing him play, "This kid's potential is unbelievable. He's one of a kind." Bonamassa's recording career began in the early '90s with Bloodline, a rock-blues group also featuring Robby Krieger's son Waylon and Miles Davis' son Erin. His solo debut was in 2000 with the Tom Dowd-produced A New Day Yesterday. Bonamassa averages 200 shows every year, almost always playing to sold-out and ever-larger houses, and with each gig, he comes more into his own as a virtuoso and a vocalist. As he heads back to the road in support of his new album, Bonamassa remains infinitely passionate about playing live, connecting with his audiences and making new fans along the way like Slash, who recently said, "Just saw Joe Bonamassa on Jools Holland again. He's definitely my new favorite guitarist."

Spectral Scriabin - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 05, 2011 -

ALL-SCRIABIN PROGRAM - Vers la flamme, poème; Quatre préludes; Feuillet d'album in F-sharp major; Désir; Caresse dansée; Rêverie; Danse languide; Nuances; Fragilité; Valse in A-flat major; Feuillet d'album; Poème fantasque; Masque; Etrangeté, Poème languide, Poème ailé; Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major. "Like sun after heavy rain," Russian composer Alexander Scriabin instructed that one passage should be played. Scriabin was fascinated by the relationship between music and light, assigning colors to particular musical keys. For this performance by Georgian pianist Eteri Andjaparidze, Jennifer Tipton has merged Scriabin's mystical music with her own intricate, colorful lighting design to create a spellbindingly unusual experience of sound and sight.

Juilliard Orchestra- Matthias - Alice Tully Hall
November 05, 2011 - New York

Conductor Matthias Pintscher, one of the most sought-after German composers of his generation, leads the Juilliard Orchestra on Saturday, November 5 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. He will conduct Ravel’s “Rapsodie espagnole,” Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 5, Debussy’s “La mer,” and his own composition, “Osiris (2008).” Limited, FREE tickets will be available beginning October 21 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. For further information, call (212)769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.

Jeffrey Osborne - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 05, 2011 - New York

Jeffrey Osborne began his professional singing career in 1969 with a popular funk and soul group called Love Men Ltd. The band moved to Los Angeles in 1970 and changed its name to L.T.D. Osborne was originally brought on as the drummer and eventually became the lead vocalist. After more than ten years with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career, which produced such Top 40 hits as "Don't You Get So Mad," "Stay With Me Tonight," and "Love Power," which he performed with Dionne Warwick. Born in Providence, RI, Jeffrey Osborne was the youngest of 12 children and was constantly bombarded with music as he was growing up. He had five brothers and six sisters, some of whom went on to have music careers. His father, Clarence "Legs" Osborne, was a popular trumpeter who played with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington, and died when Jeffrey was only 13. His mother, Wanita, is ancestored by a Pequot Indian sachem. His oldest brother, Clay Osborne, is a singer and pianist, and Billy, another brother, is a songwriter and producer in Los Angeles. But Osborne's father had the greatest influence on his musical career; Clarence "Legs" Osborne turned down many top band offers during his career to be with his family. It was only after receiving his mother's encouragement that Jeffrey left for Los Angeles to play with L.T.D. At the age of 15, he sat in with the O'Jays when the drummer was too tired to play, and went on to play with them for two weeks. It was at a Providence nightclub that fate brought him together with the band Love Men Ltd. in 1969. Osborne's solo career has brought him five gold and platinum albums, including Stay With Me Tonight and Only Human. He also recorded an album of duets with popular singer James Ingram, and scored an international hit with "On the Wings of Love" in 1982. Osborne's touring and recording continue to keep him busy much of the time, but he also devotes some of his time to charity work.

Turkish Music Workshop - Alwan for the Arts
November 05, 2011 - New York

Learn the technique and art of Turkish classical music with the celebrated master "neyzen" from Turkey, Ömer Erdo?dular. The workshop will focus on makam, improvisation and ornamentation techniques for all instruments, including singers. All are welcome. RSVP: classes@alwanforthearts.org Website: http://alwanforthearts.org/event/801

BURGUNDIAN RENAISSANCE: Sacred & Salacious Polyphony - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
November 06, 2011 - New York

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK’S chapel concerts within NYC’s great gothic Cathedral, are the ideal setting for masterful motets and saucy chansons by Josquin Desprez and his late 15th-century contemporaries. The epitome of Renaissance polyphony, interwoven chant and secular melodies are spun into rich tapestries of unsurpassed aural beauty. EM/NY’s chamber singers are joined by dueling lute virtuosi.

Flamenco Ensemble Concert: Singers! Dancers! Musicians! - Flamenco Latino Studio
November 06, 2011 - New York

Check out Flamenco Latino's Flamenco Ensemble in their first performance of the season: La Ida y Vuelta y su Herencia Latina Flamenco Ensemble with special guest, Percussionist Miguel Martiz Sunday, November 6, 4 PM at Flamenco Latino Studio Theater 244 W 54th St, 4th Fl NY, NY $15 Reservations: 212-399-8519 Musical Director: Basilio Georges, Dance Supervisor: Aurora Reyes Performances by: Judy Myers, Nilsa Martinez, Julia Patinella, cante Gerhard Schlanzky, Mike Diago, guitar Tony Marin, congas with Guitarists and Dancers from Flamenco Latino Studio A varied program including guajiras flamencas, rumbas, sones, mambos and daring examples of the Flamenco Latino repertoire, including Sevillanas Afro Cubanas.

Nina Ananiashvili Ballet Gala - GW Lisner Auditorium
November 06, 2011 - Washington

The world-famous Prima Ballerina, NINA ANANIASHVILI performs three ballets by the acclaimed choreographer, ALEXEI RATMANSKY, Bolshoi Theatre, Artist in Residence at American Ballet Theatre. The performance includes principal dancers from State Ballet of Georgia, accompanied by Russian Musicians performing three ballets: "Charms of Mannerism," "Bizet Variations" and "Dreams About Japan." Other star dancers from Russia and Georgia are featured. Music is provided by musicians from the BOLSHOI ORCHESTRA. Ms. Ananiashvili has been a legendary star of the Bolshoi Theatre, the Kirov Theatre, New York City Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, London Royal Ballet, Houston Ballet and leading theatres around the world, and became one of the most beloved ballerinas of American Ballet Theatre. "Ananiashvili…was emotionally, technically and stylistically absolutely marvelous. She is one of the great Giselles of our time..." ---New York Post Please visit intlconcerts.org for more information. NINA ANANIASHVILI is hailed universally as one of the world’s greatest Prima Ballerinas. She began her career with the Bolshoi Theatre in 1981 and became one of its most acclaimed soloists. Her international career was launched with a spectacular London performance of “Raymonda” that was greeted ecstatically by both the public and the critics, and became a turning point in her career. Along with Andris Liepa, she was the first Soviet dancer to appear as a guest performer with the New York City Ballet, dancing in “Raymonda Variations”, “Apollo” and “Symphony in C." Nina was the first Russian ballerina to be invited to perform with the Royal Danish Ballet, where she danced in August Bournonville’s “La Sylphide,” “Napoli,” and “Flower Festival at Genzano.” She also appeared with the Kirov Ballet, dancing in “Don Quixote,” ”Swan Lake,” ”Sleeping Beauty” and the premiere of Lavrovsy’s “Romeo and Juliet.” She made her debut with the American Ballet Theatre in 1993 receiving accolades of praise from press and public, and was also Soloist with the Houston Ballet since 1999. Appointed as Artistic Director of the State Ballet of Georgia, in recent years she has led its international tours including a prior visit to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in spring of 2008. Ms. Ananiashvili continues to perform with State Ballet of Georgia and make guest appearances with other companies. ALEXEI RATMANSKY was named Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Ballet in January 2004. For the Bolshoi Ballet, he choreographed full-length productions of "The Bright Stream" (2003) and "The Bolt" (2005), and re-staged "Le Corsaire" (2007) and the Soviet-era "Flames of Paris" (2008). Under his direction, the Bolshoi Ballet was named “Best Foreign Company” in 2005 and 2007 by The Critics’ Circle in London, and he received a Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for "The Bright Stream" in 2006. In 2007, he won a Golden Mask Award for Best Choreographer for his production of "Jeu de Cartes" for the Bolshoi Ballet. As Artist in Residence with American Ballet Theatre, Ratmansky has choreographed "On The Dnieper" (2009), "Seven Sonatas" (2009), "Waltz Masquerade" (2009), a ballet honoring Nina Ananiashvili’s final season, and "The Nutcracker" (2010). Ratmansky has just renewed his contract as Resident Choreographer with American Ballet Theatre to the year 2023.

HARLEM MILES - Various stage locations
November 06, 2011 - New York

The 40,000-plus New York City Marathon participants running through miles 21 and 22 in Harlem Sunday will be greeted by tens of thousands of spectators and upbeat musical performances showcasing the sounds of Uptown. Hosted by the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, the “Harlem Miles” will take place this Sunday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with five stages along Fifth Avenue from 135th Street to 110th Street. Some of the city’s best jazz, Latin, dance, gospel, R&B, reggae, hip-hop and blues artists – including the soulful sounds of Janice Robinson & Friends, soaring vocals of the ARC Choir and the rhythmic energy of Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers – will perform throughout the morning and afternoon, encouraging the participants near the end of the route to keep on running and finish the race strong. DATE: Sunday, November 6, 2011 TIME: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. PLACE: Multiple locations throughout Harlem STAGE 1: 135th Street & Fifth Avenue – ARC Choir and Brown Boyz (gospel) STAGE 2: 125th Street & Fifth Avenue – IMPACT Repertory Theater and Janice Robinson & Friends (R&B and hip-hop) STAGE 3: Marcus Garvey Park Main Stage, 121st Street at the park – “Sounds of Harlem,” Jonathan Baptiste, Laura Mann, Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers and the Jeff Foxx Band STAGE 4: 117th Street & Fifth Avenue – Soul Journ and Kola Nut (Latin and Caribbean) STAGE 5: 110th Street & Fifth Avenue (Duke Ellington Circle) – Ray Mantilla Quintet and the Afro Latin Jazz Quartet (jazz)

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
November 07, 2011 -

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.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Beacon Theatre
Through November 07, 2011 - New York

The musical partnership of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash, with and without Neil Young, was not only one of the most successful touring and recording acts of the late '60s, '70s, and early '80s - with the colorful, contrasting nature of the members' characters and their connection to the political and cultural upheavals of the time - it was the only American-based band to approach the overall societal impact of the Beatles.

Satyagraha - Metropolitan Opera
November 08, 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."

Joan Baez & Kris Kristofferson - Beacon Theatre
November 08, 2011 - New York

Legendary artist Joan Baez will embark on a U.S. tour this fall including three co-headlining shows with renowned songwriter and fellow artist, Kris Kristofferson. The fall tour will feature a repertoire spanning her five-decade career. In quick succession, Baez celebrated joyful landmark years in 2008-2009, marking the 50th anniversary of both her renowned residency in 1958 at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge and her subsequent debut at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival. These milestones coincided with the Grammy-nominated album, Day After Tomorrow (September 2008), which was recorded in Nashville and produced by Steve Earle. Of the release, the Boston Globe proclaimed, 'A half century into her career, folk icon Joan Baez is making a return of sorts - not to vintage material, but to songs that evoke the spirit and message of her defining early work - Baez has never sounded wiser, or more deeply human.' Moreover, in 2009, Baez was profiled in Public Television's American Masters documentary, Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound. While this year began with the National Recording Academy inducting Baez's 1960 debut LP on Vanguard Records into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. At the same time, the prestigious Folk Alliance International presented her with its 'Lifetime Achievement Award,' and Amnesty International, at its 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting in San Francisco, bestowed on her the inaugural 'Joan Baez Award for Outstanding Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights.' Additionally, Baez recently returned to the cast of Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco for a limited run in 'Maestro's Enchantment.' Kristofferson's New West albums mark the latest works of a distinguished career that has encompassed the authorship of such classic American songs as 'Me and Bobby McGee,' 'Sunday Morning Coming Down,' and 'Help Me Make It Through the Night': stardom in such feature films as Lonestar, the Blade Trilogy, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid and A Star is Born; honors including three Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and years of outspoken political and social activism. He was recently recognized as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization's Country Awards. Kristofferson is currently a member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
November 09, 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."

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
November 11, 2011 -

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.

Wind of the Spirit - Olivier Latry: Messiaen Organ Recital - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 11, 2011 -

Composer Olivier Messiaen holds a singular place in music. Informed by his joyous, exuberant faith, his unclassifiable sound often contains colorful evocations of birdsong. Internationally renowned Messiaen specialist Olivier Latry, an organist for Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral, presents an all-Messiaen program on Alice Tully Hall's recently restored Kuhn organ.

DIRTY SOUTH - Pacha NYC
November 11, 2011 - New York

Friday November 11 Pacha NYC presents ... DIRTY SOUTH GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-11/11/dirty-south-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

Music and Musica -Heritage Ensemble - BEA - Brazilian Endowment for the Arts
November 11, 2011 - New York

The Heritage Ensemble is a contemporary world music quintet that records and performs Eugene Marlow’s original compositions and arrangements of Hebraic melodies in various jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and neo-classical styles. In so doing, The Heritage Ensemble looks to build bridges in community among disparate cultures by presenting cultural connections through music.

Whacha-maqam-it: Shusmo Gets Mumtastic with Classical Arabic Funk - Alwan for the Arts
November 11, 2011 - New York

Shusmo is a secret passageway that winds past all the barriers dividing Arabic maqam from down-and-dirty funk, Latin spark, and swinging jazz. Headed by Palestinian pianist and buzuq player Tareq Abboushi, the quintet leads you to a little underground club where pensive classical forms meet dance floor-friendly vibes, where folk tunes open up into gritty jams. “Shusmo” roughly translates as “whatchamacallit” in Arabic, and, like its name, the group is hard to define. Their aims, however, are clear: a new genre of Arabic music. Their CD, Mumtastic (June 23, 2011; at Joe’s Pub NYC)—a combination of “fantastic” and “mumtaz” (Arabic for “excellent!”)—gets grooves and a progressive acoustic spirit to shake up ancient microtonal modes and complex rhythms.

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

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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