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Things to do this week in NYC Oct 22-Oct 29: Music

October 22, 2011 - by CG Directory Editor

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
October 22, 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 [email protected]

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
October 22, 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.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
October 22, 2011 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Gillian Welch - Beacon Theatre
October 22, 2011 - New York

Singer-songwriter Gillian Welch has announced the 2nd leg of her North American tour supporting the long-awaited release of her new album, The Harrow & The Harvest, which debuted at #20 on Billboard. Rolling Stone hailed, "Welch sounds as haunting and beautiful as ever."

Miloš - Carnegie Hall
October 22, 2011 -

As the "'new hero' of classical guitar" (NPR Music), 28-year-old Miloš is on a mission to bring the guitar out of its old-fashioned niche, sparking a renaissance by applying his distinctive charm to the repertoire. His new album, Mediterráneo, is topping the charts and garnering international raves. On this concert—his Carnegie Hall debut— Miloš showcases works by Bach, Barrios, Albéniz, Villa-Lobos, and Ginastera.

Audra McDonald - Carnegie Hall
October 22, 2011 -

Winner of four Tony Awards, Broadway legend Audra McDonald returns to the concert stage after four seasons on the hit ABC television series Private Practice. Joined by an orchestra, the two-time Grammy Award winner performs an unforgettable evening of favorite showtunes, classic songs from the movies, and original pieces written expressly for this extraordinary artist who is at the height of her expressive powers. "Ravishing of voice and Olympian of stature, she's an overwhelming presence" (The New York Times).

Gidon Kremer - Homage to J.S. Bach - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
October 22, 2011 -

"I understand 'religion' in the literal meaning of the word, as 'reli-gio,' that is to say the restoration of connections, the restoration of the 'legato' of life," writes Sofia Gubaidulina. In a typically freethinking and wide-ranging program, violinist Gidon Kremer connects this mystical composer's works with Silvestrov, Shostakovich, and J.S. Bach's Chaconne for solo violin.

Pacifica Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets - Metropolitan Museum of Art
October 22, 2011 -

Maazel Conducts Strauss - New York Philharmonic
Through October 22, 2011 -

Entertainer Jennifer Lopez Headlines 15th Anniversary Weekend at Mohegan Sun - Mohegan Sun Arena
October 22, 2011 - Uncasville

Superstar Jennifer Lopez will make her way to Mohegan Sun for a one-time-only special performance in Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, October 22nd at 8:00pm, created especially for the 15th anniversary celebration.

VICTOR CALDERONE w/ Nicole Moudaber - Pacha NYC
October 22, 2011 - New York

Saturday October 22 Pacha NYC presents... VICTOR CALDERONE Waveform Recordings Party with NICOLE MOUDABER opening set by MIKE FRADE GET TICKETS: http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2011-10/22/victor-calderone-nicole-moudaber-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

Millesime – Pardon My French #3 at Millesime Club - Millesime
October 22, 2011 - New York City

Join us for the third edition of our newest Saturday party - Pardon My French on Madison Ave at The Carlton Hotel's Millesime club this Saturday October 22nd featuring DJ SINATRA! For guest list and reservations contact us at [email protected] - Please note that trendy cocktail attire is mandatory. Table reservations for groups are highly recommended. Entrance is at the doorman’s discretion. http://www.nycprive.com Millesime is a young French establishment, which is a classy lounge club with blending modern architecture with warm and elegant décor. The more you stay the more you see, it's frenchy, it's private. Millesime is a lounge, which gets more and more into the club mood you are searching for. Millesime club is in the Carlton Hotel on 92 Madison Avenue and 29th Street.

TENOR - SALATORE CHIARELLI SINGS @ MANHATAN BENEFT CONCERT FOR JAPAN - Church of The Good Shepherd - A Ministry of the Capuchin Franciscans
October 23, 2011 - new york

Featuring Award Winning International Performers Tenor Salvatore Chiarelli & Soprano Elga Johannes Accompanied by Pianist William Glazier. Diversified Program of: Classic Italian/Neapolitan Songs, Opera - Popular Arias & Duets, Sacred Songs & Arias, Love Duets, Musical theater, Old Irish Airs, Spanish American, Russian & Yiddish Songs. All Proceeds Will Go To Benefit The Japanese Earthquake /Tsunami Victims “The beauty of Salvatore Chiarelli’s voice will transport you to a small Italian village on the Adriatic Sea or to an outdoor café in Rome. His voice is inviting, heart-warming, vibrant & seductive.” Roger Malouf, Conductor @ The Metropolitan Opera House. The late Metropolitan Opera Star Eleanor Steber described Elga as an excellent musician, and beautiful performing artist…in both operatic and in recital, a very intense artist…” The Church of the Good Shepherd has a long tradition of presenting a variety of excellent concerts in its acoustically sublime and architecturally impressive sanctuary. The Church has a seating capacity of approximately 700-800 people. We expect a full capacity crowd. Our goal, as musicians, working in partnership with the church and community merchants & other groups & establishments plan on raising 15-20 thousand dollars.

Weird Al Yankovic - Beacon Theatre
October 23, 2011 - New York

The foremost song parodist of the MTV era, 'Weird Al' Yankovic carried the torch of musical humor more proudly and more successfully than any performer since Allan Sherman. In the world of novelty records -- a genre noted for its extensive back catalog of flashes-in-the-pan and one-hit wonders -- Yankovic was king, scoring smash after smash over the course of an enduring career which found him topically mocking everything from new wave to gangsta rap. Ultimately, much of Yankovic's success resulted from his skilled use of music video, a medium not available in the era of Spike Jones or Allan Sherman; suddenly, not only could records themselves serve as parody fodder, but their video clips were ripe for satire as well. Additionally, MTV firmly established Yankovic's public persona; sporting garish Hawaiian shirts, frizzy hair, and an arsenal of goofy mannerisms, he cut a distinctly bizarre figure which he consistently exploited to maximum comic effect. After Michael Jackson's "Beat It' became the most acclaimed video in the medium's brief history, Yankovic recorded "Eat It" for his sophomore effort, 1984's 'Weird" Al Yankovic in 3-D; the 'Eat It' video, which mocked the 'Beat It' clip scene-for-scene, became an MTV smash, and the Grammy-winning single reached the Top 15. After an extended period of silence, he returned in 1992 with Off the Deep End, which featured the Top 40 hit 'Smells Like Nirvana,' a send-up of Nirvana's landmark single "Smells Like Teen Spirit.' After 1993's Alapalooza, he resurfaced in 1996 with Bad Hair Day, his highest-charting record to date thanks to the success of the single "Amish Paradise," a takeoff of the Coolio hit "Gangsta's Paradise.' The follow-up, Running with Scissors, appeared in 1999, with Poodle Hat landing in 2003. Straight Outta Lynwood appeared in 2006 with the single "White & Nerdy,' a suburban parody of Chamillionaire's hit "Ridin." Yankovic's thirteenth studio album, Alpocalypse, skewered the likes of Lady Gaga ('Perform This Way') and Miley Cyrus ('Party in the CIA'). The Alpocalypse arrived on June 21, 2011.

War Requiem - London Symphony Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
October 23, 2011 -

In 1940, German bombs fell over Coventry, England, and destroyed a cathedral that had stood since before the Wars of the Roses. Benjamin Britten�s War Requiem marked the 1962 dedication of a new cathedral built next to the ruins of the old. This mournful, subtle, complex work combines the traditional requiem text with the words of war poet Wilfred Owen.

SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR in NEW YORK - Madison Square Garden
October 23, 2011 -

SMTOWN LIVE is a massive music festival celebrating the artists and musicians of S.M. Entertainment. The artists performing as part of SMTOWN LIVE are KANGTA, BoA, TVXQ!, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, and f(x). Asia's top artists arrive at Madison Square Garden on October 23, 2011, to fascinate New York fans, after performing to sold out crowds in Seoul, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Paris.

Ledisi - Apollo Theater
October 23, 2011 - New York

With the release of her latest CD entitled Pieces of Me, R&B recording sensation Ledisi comes to the Apollo Theater live in concert. The Grammy-nominated singer performs tracks from her albums Lost and Found, Turn Me Loose, Soul Singer and more. The concert opens with a performance by singer/songwriter Timothy Bloom whose latest release is The Budding Rose.

The International Street Cannibals present the concert Tai Chi Cha Cha - St Mark's in-the-Bowery
October 23, 2011 - New York

Combining internationally acclaimed classical soloists, NYC's most dexterous players and performer/composers, and a host of some of the top jazz and non-classical players worldwide, The International Street Cannibals kick off their 2011-2012 season with the wildly adventurous "Tai Chi Cha Cha". In this event, works of a stylistic range traversing Bach, Debussy, and contemporary composers are spied through the textural lens of cha cha rhythms and settings, while the textually flexible forms of Afro-Cuban music and dance are made to coalesce with spatial and dynamic properties of the Tai Chi martial art.

Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
October 24, 2011 -

Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

GOAPELE - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 24, 2011 - New York

Singer-songwriter Goapele broke out of Bay Area at the beginning of the last decade determined to make a difference in the world of music. Seamlessly blending genres while refusing to be limited by the "neo-soul" tag, this eloquent musician completed her first release Closer in 2001 and never looked back. Embraced from the beginning by critics and fans alike, Goapele carved the perfect niche for herself as she created music that fused jazz, soul, and hip hop with her own beautiful poetry. Not content to be merely another singer lost in the machine, Goapele's follow-up recordings Even Closer (2002) and Change It All (2005) were released through major labels in conjunction with her own independent label Skyblaze. "I like being more hands on when it comes to my music," she says of the family-owned independent label. "Establishing Skyblaze allowed me to have a more direct connection with my business as well as the music." While Rolling Stone magazine once called Goapele the "spiritual love child of Sade and D'Angelo," her searing voice can be both sensuous and serious, often on the same song. After taking off six years from recording, Goapele has returned to the forefront of the music scene with Break of Dawn (dropping in October of this year), a collection of sophisticated songs dealing with love, loss, and all the life in between. "One of my goals for the newest project Break of Dawn was to be more uninhabited," Goapele says. "I came into this business as a young woman who wanted to be taken seriously for my music, but, now I'm more willing to share my sexiness as well. I realize that it's possible to be both complex and provocative." The new disc is both of these things and more. Featuring a diverse array of tracks ranging from the sleek and sexy "Play" to the heartfelt "Hush," the release is a stunning testament to an artist embarking on an exciting new chapter of her already storied career.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
October 25, 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.

Zucchero - Beacon Theatre
October 25, 2011 - New York

The legendary Italian blues and rock singer, whose latest album includes collaborations with Brian Wilson and U2's Bono, will come to The Beacon Theatre in October.

Ensemble ACJW - Carnegie Hall
October 25, 2011 -

Join the "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times) young musicians of Ensemble ACJW as they come down with a case of the blues in this program of mournful masterpieces by three Russian Romantics. Cheer yourself up after the show with a free drink and a chance to meet the artists.

The Philadelphia Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 25, 2011 -

Today, we think of Beethoven as a solitary genius striving for perfection as his hearing fails. But as a young man, he was also a fiery virtuoso whose skills astounded aristocrats in the salons of Vienna, the musical capital of Europe in the late 18th century. Join us as one of today's dynamic pianists performs the concerto that the youthful Beethoven used to broaden his fame among the Viennese public. Also on the program is a symphony from Shostakovich that reflects the cultural thaw after Stalin's death in 1953.

Duran Duran - Madison Square Garden
October 25, 2011 -

Pop icons, Duran Duran, return to NYC for an unforgettable night of career spanning hits and songs from their latest release All You Need Is Now.

John Williams: A Night At The Movies - New York Philharmonic
October 25, 2011 -

Absolute Funk: Honoring George Clinton - Apollo Theater
October 25, 2011 - New York

It'll be one city under a groove in this all-star tribute to George Clinton, the "Godfather" of funk, under the musical direction of Ray Chew Live (American Idol, BET Awards, Showtime at the Apollo) and hosted by Dr. Bob Lee (WBLS). We'll celebrate George and his 50 years in the funk and soul business with an amazing variety of P-Funk friends, musical collaborators, and other guests. The evening will also commemorate the lives of Parliment/Funkadelic members no longer with us.

Dam-Funk & Master Blazter Metro Area (Morgan Geist & Darshan Jesrani) DJ Spinna - Highline Ballroom
October 25, 2011 -

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available first come, first serve / All Ages Known as Los Angeles' "Ambassador of Boogie Funk," Dãm-Funk represents the citizens of the Funkmosphere. Headquartered in the Leimert Park section of L.A., Dãm (pronounced: 'Dame' as in Damon) spent the last few years cultivating a musical renaissance rooted in the early-'80s styles known as Boogie, Modern Soul and Electro-Funk. As a DJ/selector, Dãm attracts the most discerning Boogie Funk afficionados within driving distance of his storied Monday-night Funkmosphere parties. But it's not just collectors at the bar toasting to the melodic sounds. Anyone who grooves to the likes of Slave, Aurra, early Prince, Prelude Records and the like, will get a dose of those groups' unknown contemporaries – more obscure but equally Funk-worthy. The next phase of the Ambassador's mission is his debut album Toeachizown: continuing the classic West Coast tradition into today's scene with Dãm's own original "Modern-Funk" compositions. By plugging in his arsenal of vintage synths and drum machines, Dãm channels the galactic harmonies of his inspiration into his own brand of new boogie. Stones Throw Records' like-minded honcho Peanut Butter Wolf brought Dãm on to the team to glide into the future with his unique, synth and bass-driven vibe. It's a promising new chapter for Southern Cali space funk.

Music and Musica - Cygnus Ensemble - BEA - Brazilian Endowment for the Arts
October 25, 2011 - New York

Cygnus Ensemble presents selections from Ab Nou Cor, music of Frank Brickle. CD Release party - (Experimental music) Founded in 1985 by guitarist William Anderson, Cygnus precipitated the creation of a substantial body of chamber music with plucked strings, while promoting work of living composers. Fanfare Magazine observed that Cygnus players are “Virtuosos in their own right, and together produce chamber music proper.” Tara Helen O’Connor, flute, Robert Inglisss, oboe, William Anderson, guitar/mandolin/banjo, Oren Fader, guitar/mandolin, Calvin Wiersma, violin, Susannah Chapman, cello.

Amateur Night: Super Top Dog - Apollo Theater
October 26, 2011 -

Super Top Dog is the grand finale of the 2011 Amateur Night season. Always the hottest night of the year, the audiences go wild as the best of the best contestants 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.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
October 26, 2011 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Anna Netrebko, Elena Bashkirova - Carnegie Hall
October 26, 2011 -

Anna Netrebko is a soprano with amazing talent, in the top rank of singers in the world, and "a singer who simply has it all" (San Francisco Chronicle). On this program are songs from two of the most celebrated composers from her native Russia, the late 19th-century contemporaries Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky.

Standard Time with Michael Feinstein - Carnegie Hall
October 26, 2011 -

A concert with this master of the American Songbook and special guests is the perfect complement to autumn in New York.

Christian Tetzlaff, violin - Lars Vogt, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
October 26, 2011 -

ACE FREHLEY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through October 26, 2011 - New York

Ace Frehley is known around the world as a founding member and lead guitarist for the legendary rock band KISS. He masterminded and embodied the persona of the "Space Ace" when the band shocked the planet with costumes, makeup, and exploding theatrics! Frehley was a crucial member of KISS from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving KISS, Frehley embarked on a new journey that lead to a successful solo career, selling millions of albums with his band, Frehley's Comet, as well as under his own name. This endeavor, however, was put on hold when he rejoined his old bandmates for the highly successful KISS Reunion Tour in 1996, which became the No. 1 grossing tour of '96-'97. He returned to the studio with KISS in 1998 to record the Psycho Circus album and performed on the tour as well. He completed his run with the boys in 2001 on the band's Farewell Tour, ending in Australia. Frehley has since resumed recording and performing worldwide. On September 15, 2009, he released the album Anomaly to rave reviews. He also continues to stay at the top of his game by sharing the stage with other legendary artists like Slash and his recent cameo at Madison Square Garden with Pearl Jam, which sent the audience into a frenzy. He is an inspiration and influence to guitar players, musicians, and music lovers around the globe with his signature style, both on and off the stage.

Los Straitjackets Rock 'n' Burlesque Spectacular with The World Famous Pontani Sisters & Friends and Special Guests: Lake Street Dive - Highline Ballroom
October 26, 2011 -

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available first come, first serve / All Ages Providing quality guitar instrumentals since the 20th Century.

Paul Sorvino Sings - The Loews Theater
October 27, 2011 - Jersey City

Purchase tickets now for a limited 2 night engagement. Experience the rich and powerful singing voice of one of Hollywood's legends. A night of operatic arias, popular standards and classic neopolitan love songs. Soak in the splendor of the gloriously restored Loew's Jersey Theater. Also available, limited seats to include a champagne reception with the legendary man himself! Click the below link to purchase tickets. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/189860

Siegfried - Metropolitan Opera
October 27, 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.

Minnesota Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 27, 2011 -

New Yorkers take note: Over the past three seasons, Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra have drawn rave reviews and standing ovations, and a Carnegie Hall appearance by this group and their conductor is now a must-hear event. In their only New York City concert this season, they join Stephen Hough in Tchaikovsky's famous first piano concerto, and shed light on a rapturous symphony by the Danish composer Nielsen.

The Civil Wars - The Town Hall
October 27, 2011 -

In some ways, music doesn't get much more modest or minimalist than it is in the hands of The Civil Wars, a duo comprised of California-to-Nashville transplant Joy Williams and her Alabaman partner, John Paul White. They travel without a backup band, and on their first full-length album, Barton Hollow, the bare-bones live arrangements that fans hear on the road are fleshed out with just the barest of acoustic accoutrements. Each song is an intimate conversation, and no third wheels or dinner-party chatter are going to interrupt that gorgeous, haunting hush.

AVERAGE WHITE BAND - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 27, 2011 - New York

AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit 'Pick Up the Pieces' the band's strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished song-writing, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi- grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece took the influences of their R&B heroes - people like Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Donny Hathaway and others - and developed their own 'authentic' sound which was eagerly adopted by black audiences in the US and elsewhere. Whilst a good number of cuts - 'Cut The Cake' and 'Let's Go 'Round Again' to name but two - attracted chart action as hit singles, many other album tracks, like 'Schoolboy Crush' and 'Person to Person' became much sampled and turn-tabled 'rare' grooves. Many more tunes, such as 'Cloudy', 'A Love Of Your Own' and 'Nothing You Can Do' - amongst many others- stand alongside some of the finest soul 'album tracks' ever recorded. The current line-up of the band - this time with noted US recruits augmenting founding members Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre - continues to record and tour around the world to ongoing critical and audience acclaim.

Joe Budden & Special Guests - Highline Ballroom
October 27, 2011 -

From the heat of Spanish Harlem to the spitfire of "Chill-town," also known as Jersey City, New Jersey, hip hop artist Joe Budden answered the call of his artistic destiny at an early age. This gifted wordsmith seemed to transition effortlessly from street ciphers, rap battles, and local shows to the promising position of down-to-earth rap superstar. Using page and pen as his sounding boards, Budden has always used his gift of lyricism as therapy to push through the tough times. In 2003, Budden released the first installment of what would become one of the premier mix tapes of all time, entitled Mood Musik: Worst of Joe Budden. With massive street notoriety, Budden signed to Def Jam Records in that same year and released major hits from his self-titled album, including the timeless 2003 Grammy-nominated hit "Pump It Up." Over the next several years, he released the next four installments in the Mood Musik series: Can It Get Any Worse? (2005), For Better or For Worse (2007), The Album (2008), and A Turn 4 the Worst (2010). Other recent releases include Padded Room and Escape Route, both out in 2009. Budden has worked with such celebrated musical talent as hip hop comrade Busta Rhymes, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo, and Gnarls Barkley. One of the most consistent artists to date, his matchless lyrical artistry continues to garner him worldwide respect and success in such places as Europe, Africa, and Asia. For Budden, inspiration comes daily and from any source. This transcendent, lyrical craftsman weaves real life experiences with the best of beats that conveys to any listener that "music is what feelings sound like."

Joe Lovano Us Five - Carnegie Hall
October 28, 2011 -

The modern saxophone titan fronts his current progressive ensemble in a program that celebrates Charlie "Bird" Parker along with original works.

Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
October 28, 2011 -

Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 28, 2011 -

András Schiff kicks off his season-long focus on Bartók with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, who together perform not one but two of the composer's piano concertos. One is part of a group of pieces Bartók wrote in the mid-1920s to expand his piano repertoire; the other was completed shortly before he died in 1945 for his pianist wife.

Cuarteto Casals - Carnegie Hall
October 28, 2011 -

When the Barcelona-based ensemble Cuarteto Casals made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2007, The New York Times called the performance "one of deep consideration and refinement." The quartet's highly anticipated return includes a piece from the group's critically acclaimed 2011 recording focused on Boccherini, and works by Shostakovich and Schubert.

A Tribute to Judy Garland & Gene Kelly - The Town Hall
October 28, 2011 -

Scott Siegel hosts this unique tribute with interviews with the award-winning entertainer and daughter of Judy Garland, Lorna Luft, & the award-winning Broadway director/choreographer Susan Stroman, starring Noah Racey and the New York Song & Dance Company.

Juilliard Orchestra- Jeffrey Kahane, conductor - Alice Tully Hall
October 28, 2011 - New York

On Friday, October 28 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall, Jeffrey Kahane, conductor, pianist, and music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, makes his first appearance leading the Juilliard Orchestra in a program featuring The Cunning Little Vixen Suite by Janá?ek/Mackerras; Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major (pianist to be announced on October 6); and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5. Limited, FREE tickets to this concert will be available beginning October 14 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM-6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.

BORIS presents Heaven & Hell | Halloween - Pacha NYC
October 28, 2011 - New York

Halloween Friday October 28 Pacha NYC presents a Special Halloween Weekend Event HEAVEN & HELL with music by BORIS Boris wants to know: Where do you think you’re going? After tonight, the answer should be clear. Your favorite Pacha resident takes you down the wide road to ruin with his spine-tingling collection of New York classics and brand new bombs. There’s no better way to kick-off Halloweekend. GET TICKETS: http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2011-10/28/boris-heaven-hell-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

David Cassidy - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 28, 2011 - New York

David Cassidy returns to series television in "Ruby & the Rockits," in which brother Patrick co-stars along with Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids"). It was almost four decades ago that David rose to stardom in another family show, "The Partridge Family," and became the biggest TV and performing phenomenon in history. His brother, Shaun Cassidy, became the next internationally recognized teen superstar and has come to be one of the most successful and respected television creators, producers and writers. "Ruby & the Rockits" is a true family affair with Shaun at the helm and youngest brother Ryan as production designer. The show debuts on ABC Family on Tuesday, July 21 at 8:30PM. "This is the first time that all four of us have ever worked together. It has been our dream and desire to do this for many years," said David. "Ruby & the Rockits" follows Patrick Gallagher (Patrick Cassidy), a former pop star, who has chosen to lead a quiet life with his wife and two sons. When his former Rockits band mate and brother, David (David Cassidy), shows up unexpectedly with his new-found teenage daughter (Alexa Vega) in tow, the Gallagher family's life becomes anything but normal. Two generations of music punctuate the half-hour ABC Studios sitcom. From television to recording and record-breaking concert tours, from Broadway and London's West End to Las Vegas production shows, David Cassidy has made his mark and been lauded with nominations and awards in each arena. David has certainly proven that it is talent, creativity and tenacity that keep people coming to shows, turning on the television, and buying his recordings. Hailing from a family of actors, mother Evelyn Ward and father Jack Cassidy, his fate as a performer was essentially seeded at a young age. It was by coincidence that he wound up starring with stepmother Shirley Jones in "The Partridge Family." When ABC cast DAVID CASSIDY as its juvenile star in what became an astonishingly successful series, one of the most spectacular careers in the entertainment industry was launched. Before the end of 1970, the year that "The Partridge Family" premiered, David had the #1 selling single of the year and record of the year, and garnered multiple Grammy nominations and won a Golden Apple Award. Over the next five years, membership in his official fan club exceeded that of Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Those were only the first of many records David broke in his long and constantly evolving career. He became the first personality to be merchandised globally. His likeness appeared on everything from posters to lunch boxes, comic books, toys, cereal boxes and almost anything else imaginable. His concerts sold out in the largest arenas and stadiums in the world which led him to be the world's highest paid performer by the age of 21. He broke box office records at Melbourne's Cricket Grounds, London's White City Stadium, Houston's Astrodome and New York's Madison Square Garden. To date, his records have sold well over 30 million copies worldwide and have been recognized with over 24 gold and platinum recordings including four consecutive multi-platinum LP's. David was responsible for seven chart-topping Partridge Family singles including "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted," "I Woke Up In Love This Morning," "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," and of course, "I Think I Love You", the best selling record of 1971. As a solo artist, David has had hit singles including "Cherish," "Could It Be Forever," "How Can I Be Sure," "Rock Me Baby" and "Lyin' to Myself." His 2004 CD, "Then and Now," was in the Top Five and reached platinum status. Despite the superstardom he has enjoyed as a singer, songwriter and producer, David still thinks of himself as an actor first. His credits, from the phenomenal success of "The Partridge Family" also include the telefilm "A Chance to Live" the highest rated "Police Story" in its seven year history, which earned him an Emmy nomination as Best Dramatic Actor. Never one to rest on his laurels, he went to Broadway where he starred in the original production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Ironically. brother Patrick starred in the same show in the same role on a national tour in 2005. London beckoned to David, and he starred next at the prestigious West End in "Time" with Sir Laurence Olivier. In 1994, he once again broke box office records in the stunning and highly lauded production of "Blood Brothers" on Broadway, working for the first time with Shaun. The subsequent tour of the United States and Canada was also SRO. Despite the peaks and valleys of his professional and personal life, David has always been able to regenerate his success by keeping his perspective and acute sense of humor. "I'm an optimist. I mean, you have to be with my career," he laughs. "I've never gone out and changed my style to suit the times. I have always stayed true to myself by using the work ethic my father instilled in me, to strive for the best musically, theatrically, as well as in producing and writing. He taught me to be fearless about revealing the frailties and strengths of the human experience. Bringing that human element to my work is the most important thing I can do as an entertainer." In 1996, David took on his next challenge and moved to Las Vegas to star at the MGM Grand in the $75 million extravaganza "EFX." Under David's creative direction and by entirely re-vamping the show, it became the most successful production in Las Vegas. The MGM acknowledged that he was singularly responsible for bringing over 1 million paid customers to see "EFX". Within four months of opening, the show was voted "Best Production Show" in Las Vegas, and David was voted "Best All Around Performer" and "Best Singer." In 1999, David was again named "Best All Around Performer," "Entertainer of the Year" and "Show Star of the Year" for "The Rat Pack Is Back!", the first original production paying tribute to the legendary quartet, which he created and produced with Emmy Award winning writer-producer Don Reo. The musical played to sold-out audiences first at the Desert Inn, then at the Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Simultaneously, David and Reo created "At the Copa," which David wrote, co-produced and in which starred. He returned to performing in concert subsequently and continues to tour worldwide. In addition to performing, producing, writing and recording, David's passion and avocation lie with the thoroughbred horses that he breeds and that race throughout the country. David lives in Florida with his wife, songwriter Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, and their 18 year-old son Beau.

THOR presents… 1986 Classic Metal 25th Anniversary Show Featuring Tributes To METALLICA MEGADETH SLAYER - Highline Ballroom
October 28, 2011 -

ALL TICKETHOLDERS CAN STAY FREE-OF-CHARGE FOR TRIBUTE WARS LATE SHOW Concert starts @ 6PM Doors open @ 5PM Tickets $15.00 in advance $20.00 day of show. Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing Room / Limited seating available first come, first serve / All Ages NYC's top young Metal musicians from THOR, ranging from age 11-17, will be performing Metallica's "Master Of Puppets", Megadeth's "Peace Sells But Who's Buying", and Slayer's "Reign In Blood" albums in their entirety, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this life-changing year in Metal! THOR (Tomato's House Of Rock) is a rock collective for ambitious and creative young individuals who want professional, real-world rock experiences, founded by Chris "Tomato" Harfenist of Cult-Rock heroes The Sound Of Urchin.

Rocks Off Presents: TRIBUTE WARS 50 featuring SCHISM (TOOL) FACELIFT (AIC) NO CODE (PEARL JAM) BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES (RATM) - Highline Ballroom
October 28, 2011 -

SCHISM – TOOL Bred and spread out of Manhattan spiraling out.....ABOUT THE BAND - Not many cover or tribute bands out there ever attempt to engage in the raw talent, mysticism, and magic that is TOOL. But if you talk to four brave souls from New York City (Angelo Rivera- Vocals; Vlad Litke- Bass; Donald Pusateri- Drums; Keith Williams- Guitar). Their love and passion for this music led them to form SCHISM. New York City's premier TOOL tribute band. "We started this back in 2001, after seeing a TOOL show at Madison Square Garden. We simply loved the music and wanted to share it live with other TOOL minded fans" says SCHISM guitarist Keith Williams. "We've been a national touring act for over 10 years now. This isn't something you tap your foot to, this is more of an interactive experience for listener. These songs are compositional masterpieces, which will be studied for years to come". If you've never had the chance to see TOOL live, here's your local opportunity. And truly a job well done. We invite you of the collective unconscious to share with us the experience of TOOL. FACELIFT – ALICE IN CHAINS Facelift is the New York Tri-State area's premiere Alice In Chains experience. Facelift is known for their live vocal and instrumental reproductions of studio versions of Alice In Chains material, leaving listeners stunned in disbelief. FACELIFT formed in the mid-90's during the peak of Alice In Chains' popularity. FACELIFT's popularity also rose, due in part to the fact that Alice In Chains had not toured since 1996. However, FACELIFT is proud to bring the live experience of the ORIGINAL Alice In Chains to you. FACELIFT will continue to prove they are - The Ultimate Alice In Chains Experience! NO CODE – PEARL JAM Drawing inspiration from the most iconic rock act of the past quarter century, New Jersey's NO CODE: The Pearl Jam Tribute has assumed a place among the premier cover bands in America. Since forming in 2003, these hardcore fans of the Seattle band have consistently demonstrated skilled musicianship, raw passion, and extensive knowledge of their source material. THE BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES – RATM Since rage against the machine released their timeless self-titled debut album in 1992, their message and music remain as relevant now as it was then. The Battle of Los Angeles formed in 2006 with a respect and admiration of this iconic act. Rage Against the Machine redefined the way music and politics could be interlocked while fusing together hard-hitting elements of rock, rap and funk. The goal of The Battle of Los Angeles is to provide the audience with the next best experience to seeing a live rage against the machine concert. As true fans of rage against the machine, The Battle of Los Angeles keep the spirit of rage against the machine alive. What better place than here and what better time than now.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
October 29, 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 [email protected]

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
October 29, 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.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
October 29, 2011 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

The Fab Faux - Beacon Theatre
October 29, 2011 - New York

The Fab Faux, described by Rolling Stone as "the greatest Beatles cover band", return to The Beacon Theatre with the Hogshead Horns & The Creme Tangerine Strings performing Magical Mystery Tour in its entirety & other hits!

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
October 29, 2011 -

András Schiff completes the cycle of Bartók's three piano concertos that he began two nights before. These two concerts are a sort of reunion: Schiff was born in Budapest and attended school there with conductor Iván Fischer, and in 1997 they recorded Bartók's concertos together. Those performances were widely acclaimed, and you can hear them together again with the Budapest Festival Orchestra here at Carnegie Hall.

Necessary Weather - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through October 29, 2011 -

Necessary Weather is a silent study in movement and light, a miraculously immersive collaboration between two iconoclastic artists, both working beyond the usual boundaries of their fields: choreographer and dancer Dana Reitz and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton. Danced by Reitz along with the celebrated Sara Rudner, Necessary Weather finely weaves a subtle new medium of its own.

The Passion of Joan of Arc - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
October 29, 2011 -

In this rare screening, a powerful film is reimagined through a beautiful, plangent world of sound. A masterpiece of silent cinema that shaped generations of filmmaking, the 1928 French film The Passion of Joan of Arc chronicles Joan's trial, imprisonment, torture, and execution. Here, the film is paired with a U.S. premiere live performance of a new score composed and performed by Adrian Utley, of the trip-hop group Portishead, and Will Gregory, of the electronic music duo Goldfrapp, along with a choir, percussion, horns, and keyboards.

Masur Conducts Shostakovich and Schubert - New York Philharmonic
Through October 29, 2011 -

Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel) - The Town Hall
October 29, 2011 -

Musician best known for being the lyricist, vocalist and guitarist of the band Neutral Milk Hotel.

CHRISS VARGAS presents Santeria | Halloween - Pacha NYC
October 29, 2011 - New York

Halloween Saturday October 29 Pacha NYC presents a Special Halloween Weekend Event SANTERIA with music by CHRISS VARGAS Conjure some black magic with some of the world’s top tribal house priests tonight. Local Pacha stars Chriss Vargas and Chris Moody join forces for a sacred ritual of dark drums and sexy sorcery. GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2011-10/29/chriss-vargas-santeria-halloween-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

Halloween Show! PROJECT/OBJECT - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 29, 2011 - New York

IKE WILLIS & RAY WHITE! These amazing & unique voices were clearly favorites of Frank's, as he recorded & toured with one or both of them from 1976 till the last Zappa tour in 1988. Together - they created some of the most memorable performances of Zappa's music, & we will bring them to you on this tour, performing songs they are each known for, as well as songs from classic Zappa albums they recorded together. One of Frank's greatest skills was -- his incredible sixth sense in identifying something magical in each of the musicians he hired. Recognizing this - Project/Object continues it's singular mission to present the music as it was recorded -but also to respect and develop the creative "LIVE" aspect that Zappa always pushed his band towards. With the support of the FANS, we choose to do this with the "Alumni"....the people who were there with Frank as the music was created, recorded and performed.

Rasputina - Highline Ballroom
October 29, 2011 -

Full dinner menu available / General Admission Seated Show / All Ages / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables Seminal cello-driven trio Rasputina presents their seventh album, 'Sister Kinderhook'. Rasputina directress, Melora Creager recorded it whilst pregnant in the Hudson Valley just last summer. She and Brian Kehew (Moog Cookbook, Fiona Apple, Air) mixed it in Los Angeles with a newborn in the studio. This album finds Melora expressing a thematic fantasy of Colonial Federalism. Subject-wise, she also touches on feral children (Snow-Hen of Austerlitz), the Anti-rent Wars of 1844 (Calico Indians), and Early American portraiture (The 2 Miss Leavens), not to mention the theory that giants were indeed real, but killed each other off in a self-genocidal holocaust (A Holocaust of Giants). Sister Kinderhook is a return to Rasputina's early, more organic sound. Melora produced and engineered the thing at her homestead in the country. Hudson, NY is home to many fabulous female artists that gained notoriety in the 1990's, including Melora, Melissa Auf Der Maur and M'Shell N'Degeocello. In addition to voice and cello, Melora played banjo and harpsichord. For the first time, Rasputina employs a male cellist. Daniel DeJesus came of age listening obsessively to Rasputina records, and can play and sing the entire catalog. Melissa Bell was a local punk-rock teenager. Melora thought, "If I put her behind an eccentric kit that included a concert bass drum, a djembe and ankle bells, and if she played her simple but cool punk-rock beats, we might really have something." When the internet compared Melissa to a "Native American drum machine", Melora knew that experiment was successful. Melora has maintained the Rasputina group for almost 20(0) years. Genres come and go and Rasputina often gets mistakenly lumped into passing fancies, but Rasputina manages to survive and defy categorization by maintaining a child-like delight in music-making alongside a clear & true integrity. Since Rasputina's last full-length recording (2007's Oh Perilous World), Melora has released a number of limited edition short-works: Melora a la Basilica (live duets w/Daniel De Jesus), The Willow Tree Tryptich (3 ancient folk songs titled The Willow Tree), Ancient Cross-Dressing Songs (self-explanatory), and The Pregnant Concert (a full live show from September 2009). Melora grew up in Kansas in a musical family which did play together as an ensemble, though certainly not publicly. At 18 she moved to NYC where she studied photography at Parsons School of Design. While there, she began playing the cello with drag performers and eventually the 4AD band, Ultra Vivid Scene. That exposure to the glamorous world of professional rock music led her to begin Rasputina. She thought it would be easy. Touring as Nirvana's cellist taught her lessons in avoidance of immense fame, which she has successfully practised since. Rasputina made 2 albums for Columbia/Sony (Thanks for the Ether, How We Quite the Forest), 2 albums for Instinct Records (Cabin Fever!, Frustration Plantation) and one previous (Oh Perilous World) on her own Filthy Bonnet Recording Co. label.

Sacred and ecstatic music from Morocco and Pakistan - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 30, 2011 -

Discover the mysterious power of call-and-response Gnaoua trance music and the rich history of Sufi devotional music as Hassan Hakmoun, one of Morocco's leading musicians, and Pakistan's renowned Qawwali troupe, Najmuddin Saifuddin & Brothers, share the stage in this celebratory evening to inaugurate the Museum's new galleries. The two groups will come together for a rare joint finale. It's an evening of impassioned voices, driving choral refrains and syncopated rhythms you won't want to miss.

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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