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Classical Music in New York City This Week - December 3-December 10

December 3, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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From the New York Philharmonic to churches and smaller concert halls, you'll find the best of New York's classical music in City Guide's calendar. When it comes to acoustics, famous destinations like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center are world-class attractions and we've got every upcoming performance listed in our system.

Dawn Upshaw in a rare appearance at 92Y, special guest of the Brentano String Quartet - 92Y
December 03, 2017 - New York

The brilliant Brentano String Quartet, hailed as "passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding" (the London Independent), is joined by treasured American soprano Dawn Upshaw in her first 92Y appearance in over 20 years. Hear them together in selections that include Respighi's Il tramonto ("The Sunset"), the composer's lyrical, sensual setting of a poem by Shelley. The Brentano Quartet will also perform two works which play engagingly with consonance and dissonance, in Mozart's "Dissonance" Quartet and Schubert Minuets interspersed with Webern Bagatelles.

Beethoven: The First Song Cycle and a Late Piano Sonata - 92nd Street Y
December 03, 2017 - New York

Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte from 1816 is considered the first song cycle composed by a major composer, and paves the way for the extraordinary Schubert song cycles that will soon follow. This lecture explores the nature of this new form, the song cycle, and the singing character of Beethoven's late work, which is also on display in the exquisite Piano Sonata, No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, composed half a decade later.

Sabrina Chap - Pete's Candy Store
December 03, 2017 - Brooklyn

Sabrina Chap is a Brooklyn based songwriter, composer and performer. She's got classical piano skills, the ballad lyrics of Tom Waits, the onstage antics of Phyllis Miller and the voice of a whiskey angel. Described as 'Rousing!" by the New Yorker, her sets are a ragtime stompin' good time, full of laughs, heartbreaks, and just plain good songwriting.

West Village Chorale Annual Messiah Sing - Judson Memorial Church
December 03, 2017 - New York

Audience Open Sing of Handel’s Messiah. Scores provided, piano accompaniment, intermission refreshments. Come lend your voice to fill the atmospheric sanctuary of Judson Memorial Church, an 1890 Village landmark on Washington Square. The Chorale's music director, Dr. Colin Britt, conducts. David Ralph, piano, is our baroque “orchestra.”

The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe - Center for Jewish History
December 03, 2017 - New York

The American Sephardi Federation proudly presents The Jew of Malta, by Christopher Marlowe, performed in a staged-reading version, adapted by and starring David Serero as Barabas and featuring Sephardi songs sung by the baritone opera star. Other cast members include: Ron Barba (Ferneze), Christopher Romero Wilson (Ithamore), Andreas Pliatsikas (Calymath), Nathan Louis Oesterle (Jew/Merchant/Friar Jacomo), and Shawn Chang (Piano).

Columbia University Orchestra Fall 2017 Concert - Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall
December 03, 2017 - New York

The Columbia University Orchestra (CUO) is excited to present the first of two Fall 2017 concerts, in Alfred Lerner Hall at Columbia University. PROGRAM Johann Strauss Overture to Die Fledermaus Samuel Barber Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 DATE & TIME Sunday, December 3, 2017 8:00 PM VENUE Alfred Lerner Hall 2920 Broadway New York, NY 10027

The Cherry Tree: Music for the Yuletide Season - The Met
December 03, 2017 - New York

The lively Baltimore Consort offers brightly arranged ballads, carols, and dance music from Renaissance Europe and their modern versions in the New World, all performed with a cornucopia of string, wind, and percussion instruments. Also at 3 pm Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

Winter Sonic, Danae Greenfield - Bowery Electric
December 03, 2017 - New York

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Choral Evensong - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
December 03, 2017 - Upper West Side

Choral evening prayer in the tradition of the great Cathedrals of the Anglican Communion. Preces and Responses, Anthems, and Canticles sung by the renowned Cathedral Choir.

25th Anniversary Concert of the Aids Quilt Songbook - National Sawdust
December 03, 2017 - Brooklyn

"I've been given quite a few CDs to evaluate and publicize in the past, and I've loved many of them, but none has moved me the way AN AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK: SING FOR HOPE has." – The Huffington Post A concert of art songs for voice and piano dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The project was begun in the early 1990s by baritone William Parker and first performed in Alice Tully Hall in 1992. Following a successful 20th anniversary concert at Cooper Union featuring several of the original performers on the first AQSB, pianist Thomas Bagwell and composer Gordon Beeferman co-curate an evening of selections from the first collection, songs from various regional versions of the songbook, and several new songs written for this evening reflecting the current realities of the HIV/AIDS situation in this country. Among the songs to be premiered include: —lyricist/composer Michael R. Jackson (new resident playwright at Lincoln Center Theater) speaks to the experience of gay black men, who are at especially high risk for HIV; —lyricist Rachel Peters and composer Sam Davis reflect on the history of AIDS testing and political activism; —lyricist/librettist Mark Campbell and composer... (read more)

Handel's Messiah - The Riverside Church
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

The Riverside Church and New Amsterdam Opera present the good tidings of Handel's Messiah in the traditional Advent/Christmas version. Come raise your voices in song during the Hallelujah chorus, one of our most famous musical celebrations of love and gratitude. Since its premiere in Dublin in 1742, Messiah has become the best known and most performed of all of Handel's works, as well as the most performed choral work, throughout the world. Featuring Soloists: Joanie Brittingham, soprano Madison Marie Mcintosh, mezzo-soprano John Riesen, tenor Steven Herring, baritone, and the New Amsterdam Opera Orchestra & Chorus under the baton of Artistic Director Keith Chambers. Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3, 2017 Doors: 6:30 p.m. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. both evenings. Tickets General Admission: $45 Students (with valid ID) and Seniors: $35 Tickets on sale now: https://www.trcnyc.org/handelsmessiah/ Box Office: 212-870-6784

Giada Valenti – Love Under The Christmas Tree - Sheen Center
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

Giada Valenti, most known from her stunning PBS special, will take her audience on a romantic tour performing Holiday favorites combined with hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and today.

Dave Cadaqu - The Map Room at The Bowery Electric
December 04, 2017 - New York

Michael Daves & Brittany Haas - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
December 04, 2017 - New York

Michael was born in 1977 in the southern empire of Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after, he began to make loud noises, so his loving parents put music instruments in front of him. It was a good plan. He grew up in that grand tradition of staying up late & singing real loud. Although he's since moved north, the humid south remains in heart and sinus cavities Heralded as "a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene" by the New York Times, Daves has garnered attention for his work with Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and Rosanne Cash in addition to his solo performances. His most recent project is "Sleep With One Eye Open", the debut album from Thile and Daves, which was recorded live to tape over four days at Jack White's Third Man studio in Nashville. The duo makes for "a rip-roaring partnership," says the New York Times. "Bluegrass, in their hands, gets roughed up in the best possible way, with skill and fervor, and a touch of abandon." "Sleep With One Eye Open" received a 2011 Grammy Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.

Great Organ: Midday Monday - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
December 04, 2017 - New York

Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral's unparalleled Great Organ.

CPE Bach, Handel - St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
December 04, 2017 - New York

This season, the American Classical Orchestra is launching an innovative Concert Preview program that will bring listeners closer to the music. Before conducting the program, Maestro Crawford will deliver an introduction, with the full orchestra and chorus onstage to perform excerpts from the evening’s program. Crawford’s engaging narratives, along with the live music, will give the audience greater insights into what they’re about to hear, resulting in a more enriched musical experience. Our holiday program features the acclaimed ACO Chorus and soloists in the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, performed in the perfect acoustic setting of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. For the first time, we will perform Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach’s Magnificat. While CPE Bach, like all of JS Bach’s sons, lives in the shadow of his father, Magnificat is recognized as a masterpiece.

Live Piano Karaoke with Paul Leschen - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 04, 2017 - New York

Live Piano Karaoke with Paul Leschen - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through December 04, 2017 - New York

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe Mcginty - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 05, 2017 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Countess Eden and Chris Johnson Present Dirty Blues Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 05, 2017 - New York

A monthly live cabaret show brought to you by the twisted minds of Countess Eden and Chris Johnson at Sid Gold's Request Room, the best piano bar in NYC! With guest performances by stars of burlesque and vaudeville. 1st Tuesdays, $10 cover, and live piano karaoke after!

Resistance Revival Chorus - City Winery
December 05, 2017 - New York

Launched in Summer 2017 in response to the Trump presidency, the Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 50 women who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women's voices. The great artist and activist Harry Belafonte once said, "when the music is strong, the movement is strong." In that spirit, the Resistance Revival Chorus hosts a series of regular musical events, Resistance Revival Nights, where the community gathers to rejuvenate our spirits and honor the protest songs that have historically been central to civil rights movements. This is our special HOLIDAY PARTY edition of the Resistance Revival Night! We celebrate the ongoing resistance to the Trump administration! Tonight we will uplift women in music, we will sing of resistance, we will dance together, we will be filled with joy and inspiration, and we will fuel our spirits to KEEP UP THE FIGHT! Like all our Resistance Revival Nights - you NEVER KNOW who will show up to perform. But we do :). And we promise you won't be disappointed. An amazing line up of unbelievable talent awaits - some women you'll be quite familiar with, and some women you will be luc... (read more)

Max ZT - Rubin Museum
December 06, 2017 - New York

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and Micól Schejola Foundation. About the Musician Lauded as the "Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer" by NPR and a "force of nature" by NY Music Daily, Max ZT is an innovator on his instrument. With roots in classical Irish folk music, Max ZT has transplanted his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko Griot family, and to Mumbai, India, where he studied under the great santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.

Western Caravan - Hill Country
December 06, 2017 - NY

The Western Caravan featuring Thirsty Dave was formed in 1995 by guitarist Whit Smith (now with Austin-based Hot Club Of Cowtown). This 8-piece Western Swing Orchestra has been serving up classic Country, Western Swing and Honky-Tonk standards as well as their own engaging originals to New York's connoisseurs and homesick Texans ever since.

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 07, 2017 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Bach Piano Concertos - Miller Theatre Columbia University School of Art
December 07, 2017 - | New York

Turmoil of the Heart: Lyricism and Drama in Music by Schubert and Brahms - Center for Jewish History
December 07, 2017 - New York

Phoenix Chamber Ensemble performs Schubert's "Violin and Piano Duo Sonata," Opus 162, D. 574, Brahms' "Viola Sonata," Opus 120, and Brahms' " Piano Quartet ," Opus 25. Featuring Annaliesa Place on violin, Dov Scheindlin on viola, Andrew Janss on cello and Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky on piano. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 08, 2017 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Ensemble Pi Presents Marianna Martines: A Legacy of Her Own - Sheen Center
December 08, 2017 - New York City

All but forgotten today, Marianna Martines (1744-1812) was one of the greatest composers of her time. The acclaimed socially conscious Ensemble Pi restores Martines’ place among her male counterparts in this theatrical concert featuring her music performed alongside classical favorites by her 18th-century Viennese contemporaries, including Haydn and Mozart. The evening will feature instrumental and vocal works, including arias which were never recorded before. The musical performances will also be framed by narrated scenes between celebrated opera librettist Pietro Metastasio (who mentored and supported Martines) and painter Anton von Aaron (who did her portrait) to give context to the composer’s life and work. The evening will feature Sarah Moulton Faux (soprano); Gon Halevi (Countertenor); Idith Meshulam and Daniel Gortler (piano); Matt Gray (director and narrator); Deborah Moulton (writer).

The Rescignos: T'wins the Night Before Christmas - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
December 08, 2017 - New York

Bundle up and break out the figgy pudding, folks! The Rescigno boys, along with a boffo ensemble, are coming at you with a brand new show jam-packed with more holiday cheer than a bowlful of jelly. Julia Van Cartier has performed for nearly two decades all over the world sharing her love for music and what it means to live a good life. Ruby Powers is a bubbly drag darling of NYC's cabaret and comedy scenes and Strawberry Fields is a vintage glamour queen who serves inspiring amounts of talent and beauty. The three come together on stage for a show that is part cabaret, part variety and part musical production… all in the name of peace on earth and good will toward EVERYONE! This show will be sure to keep you in the holiday spirit all year long. Be prepared to live, laugh, love and learn honey!

The Dessoff Choirs Performs a Trio of Holiday Concerts - St. Peter's Church
December 08, 2017 - New York

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs celebrates the holiday season with a trio of festive concerts. Now in its 93rd year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire and contemporary arrangement of carols performed in some of New York City’s most beautiful churches. This season’s offerings include a sing-in of Handel’s Messiah (the quintessential classical music highpoint of the Christmas season), Bernstein’s Simchu na celebrating the start of Hanukkah, and works by New York City-based composers: Ola Gjeilo, Nancy Wertsch, Gregg Smith, and James Bassi—to name a few.

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 08, 2017 - New York

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

ACO performs Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Pauchi Sasaki at Carnegie - Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
December 08, 2017 - New York

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) presents Reflected in Glass: Philip Glass and the Next Generation. Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2, "The American Four Seasons," featuring violinist Tim Fain, is paired with two composers Glass has mentored and inspired - Bryce Dessner and Pauchi Sasaki. Dessner's Reponse Lutoslawski, which receives its New York premiere in this performance, is the creative fruit of his study of Lutoslawski's string orchestra piece Musique funebre. Pauchi Sasaki's GAMA XVI, co-commissioned by ACO and Carnegie Hall, features the composer as electronics soloist, wearing and performing an original Speaker Dress made from 100 speakers. The performance ends with a rare behind-the-scenes conversation between Glass and Sasaki, whose collaboration was formally supported by the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative. Moderated by Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School Ara Guzelimian, they will discuss their close working relationship and the mentorship experience. Glass and Sasaki's work with American Composers Orchestra this season is made possible by the Rolex Institute.

ACO performs Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Pauchi Sasaki at Carnegie - Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall
December 08, 2017 - New York

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) presents Reflected in Glass: Philip Glass and the Next Generation. Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2, "The American Four Seasons," featuring violinist Tim Fain, is paired with two composers Glass has mentored and inspired - Bryce Dessner and Pauchi Sasaki. Dessner's Reponse Lutoslawski, which receives its New York premiere in this performance, is the creative fruit of his study of Lutoslawski's string orchestra piece Musique funebre. Pauchi Sasaki's GAMA XVI, co-commissioned by ACO and Carnegie Hall, features the composer as electronics soloist, wearing and performing an original Speaker Dress made from 100 speakers. The performance ends with a rare behind-the-scenes conversation between Glass and Sasaki, whose collaboration was formally supported by the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative. Moderated by Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School Ara Guzelimian, they will discuss their close working relationship and the mentorship experience. Glass and Sasaki's work with American Composers Orchestra this season is made possible by the Rolex Institute. $41-$51. Presented by American Composers Orchestra http://www.americancomposers.org

Project Trio: the Studio - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
December 09, 2017 - New York

Cathedral of St. John the Divine presents its annual Christmas Concert featuring Britten "Ceremony of Carols" and Vivaldi "Gloria" - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
December 09, 2017 - NY

CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE PRESENTS BRITTEN CEREMONY OF CAROLS AND VIVALDI GLORIA Combined Cathedral Choirs, Soloists and Orchestra Perform Festive Holiday Music Kent Tritle and Bryan Zaros, Conductors The Cathedral of St. John the Divine presents its annual Cathedral Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. The Cathedral Choirs will join forces under the leadership of Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and one of America’s leading choral conductors. This signature event is one of many comprising the 2017–2018 season of Great Music in a Great Space. This year’s concert features beloved holiday classics. First, the Cathedral Choristers, joined by the trebles of the Cathedral Choir, sing Britten’s exquisite setting of medieval poetry, the Ceremony of Carols, conducted by Bryan Zaros, Associate Choirmaster. The Cathedral Chorale and Orchestra join for Vivaldi's splendid and festive Gloria, while New York composer James Bassi’s radiant Quem pastores laudavere portrays the quiet beauty of the Christmas story. The audience is invited to join in singing favori... (read more)

The Rescignos: T'wins the Night Before Christmas - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
December 09, 2017 - New York

Bundle up and break out the figgy pudding, folks! The Rescigno boys, along with a boffo ensemble, are coming at you with a brand new show jam-packed with more holiday cheer than a bowlful of jelly. Julia Van Cartier has performed for nearly two decades all over the world sharing her love for music and what it means to live a good life. Ruby Powers is a bubbly drag darling of NYC's cabaret and comedy scenes and Strawberry Fields is a vintage glamour queen who serves inspiring amounts of talent and beauty. The three come together on stage for a show that is part cabaret, part variety and part musical production… all in the name of peace on earth and good will toward EVERYONE! This show will be sure to keep you in the holiday spirit all year long. Be prepared to live, laugh, love and learn honey!

Jeremy Denk, piano - 92Y
December 09, 2017 - New York

Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year Award, longtime 92Y favorite Jeremy Denk offers up a thoughtful program no piano music lover should miss. On the bill: one of Mozart's finest works for solo piano… Prokofiev's whimsical early miniatures… a late Beethoven masterpiece with a transcendent finale… and one of the summits of the piano repertoire — Schumann's virtuosic, formidable and intensely expressive "Symphonic Etudes."

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 09, 2017 - New York

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

The Dessoff Choirs Hosts Messiah Sing-In - Union Theological Seminary
December 09, 2017 - New York

Dessoff’s Messiah Sing invites all singers and non-singers alike to join with the choir on the work’s many choruses. According to NewYorkArts.net, “you’ll tingle down to your toes. If you enjoy choral music or simply want to see an up-and-coming conductor/performer with a great future, check out the Dessoff Choirs. And, if singing is even sort of your thing, consider joining the Dessoff’s 2017’s Messiah Sing. Hallelujah!”

David Ippolito Somethingth Annual Concert - Kaufman Music Center
December 09, 2017 - New York

This year more than ever we need to enjoy that "It's Just Us" feeling, sharing music and laughs with David Ippolito "That Guitar Man from Central Park"... and the usual suspects. ARTISTS David Ippolito — guitar, vocals George Wurzbach — piano, vocals Chris Tedesco — fiddle, mandolin, vocals Dan Paccione — bass, vocals Ryan Cavan — drums, vocals Teresa Reynolds — vocals

Marymount Cabaret Singers - Don't Tell Mama
December 10, 2017 - New York

The Echo Friendly Record Release - Rough Trade NYC
December 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Echo Friendly are a rock band from Brooklyn made up of married couple Shannon Esper and Jake Rabinbach as well as their friends Jake Vest and Greg Faison. Placing frank diary-like lyrics over propulsive drums and distorted guitars, they make anxiety and romantic confusion something you can sing along to. Their songs have been featured on HBO's GIRLS and Looking, as well as the films "Sleeping with Other People" and "Goodbye World." Their debut album "Love Panic"was released in 2014 and their new album will be out before the apocalypse, godwilling.

Cherish the Ladies - Landmark on Main Street
December 10, 2017 - Port Washington

oanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies return to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater in a follow-up to last year's sold out holiday concert. Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish The Ladies shares timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide. In this program, the Ladies perform classic Christmas carols, in their signature arrangements, highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular step-dancing. A wonderful Christmas program, complete with full band and traditional Irish step dancers. "The five women who form the Celtic band delivered a thoroughly engaging performance brimming with spirit, wit and soul." - The Washington Post On sale to Friends starting Friday, July 7, 9 AM. General public sales start Wednesday, July 19, 9 AM.

Dick Fox's Holiday Doo Wop Extravaganza - The Theatre at Westbury
December 10, 2017 - Westbury

Starring: Jay & The Americans, Dennis Tufano (The Voice Of The Buckinghams), Jay Siegel's Tokens, The Classics, The Chiffons & The Capris. Performed in the Full Round. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of age. Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211 Members get the best seats!

92Y Recital Debut: Jorge Caballero, guitar - 92Y
December 10, 2017 - New York

The only guitarist ever to win the prestigious Naumberg International Competition Award, Caballero is hailed for his dazzling virtuosity and spellbinding performances. His repertoire is noted for its breadth and scope, as reflected in this program, with the guitarist's own arrangement of Albeniz' Spanish gem for piano showcased alongside another in Rimsky-Korsakov's vibrant Capriccio espagnol. Caballero makes a compelling case that even when composed for other instrumentation, music infused with the spirit of Spain sounds most natural on the guitar. A Bach partita and the world premiere of a new piece composed by the guitarist round out the program.

Acfny Presents: Studio Dan / Breaking News - Roulette
December 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Outer Limits is a new commissioned program with four diverse composers that are working with music in different directions. The evening will include composers Tristan Perich (USA), Nik Bärtsch (Switzerland), Pete Harden (UK/The Netherlands), and Vanessa Lann (USA/The Netherlands) In the work of Tristan Perich, we feature two dueling pianos juxtaposed against a web 1-bit electronics in a raucous nancarrow-esque piece. In Nik Bartsch, he has written a three movement work conjuring deep rhythmic grooves and virtuosic unison licks with beautiful mesmerizing suspension. Pete Harden will be writing a work that will be a improvised map of sounds, based off of butterfly migration patterns, and in the case of Vanessa Lann, she will be creating a theatrical work with poetry and movement.

Early Music New York: Burgundian Christmas - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
December 10, 2017 - New York

Artist in Residence Early Music New York present sacred and secular Renaissance holiday motets and carols for voices and instruments. Hear and see this special holiday repertoire performed for voices and instruments in the intimate and ambient St. James Chapel.

The Dessoff Choirs Presents Holiday Concert - St. John's Episcopal Church
December 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs celebrates the holiday season with a trio of festive concerts. Now in its 93rd year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire and contemporary arrangement of carols performed in some of New York City’s most beautiful churches. This season’s offerings include a sing-in of Handel’s Messiah (the quintessential classical music highpoint of the Christmas season), Bernstein’s Simchu na celebrating the start of Hanukkah, and works by New York City-based composers: Ola Gjeilo, Nancy Wertsch, Gregg Smith, and James Bassi—to name a few.

Miracles! Hanukkah and More - Kaufman Music Center
December 10, 2017 - New York

A celebration of the ancient miracle of Hanukkah, of more contemporary wonders, and of the diversity of Jewish choral music. Join the Zamir Chorale and Zamir Noded, under the direction of Maestro Matthew Lazar, for a program of traditional selections of the season, as well as more recent compositions by composers from Europe, America, and Israel. ARTISTS Zamir Chorale Zamir Noded

Jen Fellman: Frenchy - Don't Tell Mama
December 10, 2017 - New York

"A striking piece of cabaret theatre" —Mark Dundas Woods, BISTRO AWARDS — "Fellman was poised and powerful . . . Her voice . . . thrillingly expansive" "FRENCHY is cabaret that deserves to be seen by many more New Yorkers." "Perfectly crafted" — Navida Stein, STAGE BUDDY — "A soprano with a creamy legit sound and sweet vulnerability" "Ms. Fellman's performance is magnifique! " "This lovely soprano's voice made the bittersweet sounds of the French repertoire sound sublime." — Magda Katz, TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLES "The audience was smitten with Ms. Fellman . . . reminiscent of a young Audrey Hepburn, the audience was ready to follow her to Antartica, but fortunately she takes us to Paris instead!" — Navida Stein, STAGE BUDDY

West Village Chorale Holiday Concert - Judson Memorial Church
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

"Christmas Carols Old and New" -- a seasonal program for brass, piano, harp, cello, and chorus featuring selections from Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and sacred and secular carols spanning four centuries (in English, Spanish, Latin, and Old Church Slavonic). Composers include Abbie Betinis (b. 1980), Franz Biebl (1906-2001), Arvo Pärt (b. 1935), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Tomas Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611), Morton Lauridsen (b. 1943), and John Rutter (b. 1945). Back by popular demand is a musical version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” a 1942 arrangement originally performed by the big band Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians. Audience sing-along carols will also fill the atmospheric spaces of Judson, the 1890 Village landmark church and center for the arts. Music Director Dr. Colin Britt conducts; Elena Belli, piano; Calliope Brass; Adan Vasquez, harp; and David Lasher, cello.

Jamie deRoy & friends 'Tis The Season - Birdland
Through December 11, 2017 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that producer/hostess Jamie deRoy will bring another star-studded Jamie deRoy & friends to the historic stage on Monday, December 11 at 7pm. Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-studded Jamie deRoy & friends holiday show, 'Tis The Season to New York's famed Birdland Monday, December 11 at 7pm. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative. A starry cast will be announced soon.

Gregory Toroian Workshop Performance Class - Don't Tell Mama
Through December 11, 2017 - New York

Seth's Talent Show - Don't Tell Mama
Through December 12, 2017 - New York

Tennie Leonard: Here And Now - Don't Tell Mama
Through December 13, 2017 - New York

American Boychoir - The Met
Through December 16, 2017 - New York

America's most popular boy singers warm audience hearts with their annual program of holiday hymns and carols. These delightful choristers embody the pure spirit of Christmas music with their floating, angelic voices. Bring the Kids for $1. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through December 20, 2017 - New York

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

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