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Classical Music in New York City This Week - December 8-December 15


Classical Music in New York City This WeekPhoto: Fickr/Taos Melillo 


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.

Welcome Yule! (Harlem) - Dessoff Choirs Inc
December 08, 2019 - New York

The Dessoff Choirs ushers in the winter solstice with a reprise performance of Margaret Bonds' The Ballad of the Brown King, coinciding with Dessoff's CD release of this never-before recorded work. A holiday cantata focusing on Balthazar of the Three Kings, the text was written by Langston Hughes and the entire work was written in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert opens with traditional holiday motets and concludes with Silent Night by candlelight and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah.

Sunday Gospel Brunch Harlem Gospel Choir All You Can Eat Buffet - Sony Hall
December 08, 2019 - New York

All Brunch prices do not reflect applicable gratuity or additional beverages. Each guest will be presented with a bill for the optional 18% gratuity. The Choir brings their experience of Harlem and the Black Church to Times Square in a foot stomping, hand clapping show for fans from around the world. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

16th Annual Christmas in Italy Starring Cristina Fontanelli - Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
December 08, 2019 - New York

DetailsBeloved annual NYC (Now in it's 16th year!) Holiday show celebrating a musical Christmas Italian style. "We had a magical time." Join Award-winning singer/PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Il Volo, Cristina Fontanelli ("Vocal genius" - NY SUN) (www.cristinafontanelli.com) on this vocal journey through Italy's best-loved songs, arias, Neapolitan and Christmas classics, along with children singing and dancing, a holiday choir, tenor, celebrity guest emcee and Santa Claus! Musical accompaniment includes mandolins, guitar and accordion and dance orchestral tracks - true Italian style! This show is "preserving values" (Epoch Times) and Cristina is "il genio vocale" (America Oggi)Box Office: CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800More info: 212-217-6181 or info@cristinafontanelli.comFacebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2452413041642747/

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera House
December 08, 2019 - New York

Tchaikovsky's eerie thriller of imperial Russia has its first performances at the Met since 2011. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is Hermann, the fanatical gambler whose obsession with a powerful secret drives him to madness. Soprano Lise Davidsen makes her highly anticipated Met debut as his long-suffering lover, Lisa, with mezzo-soprano Larissa Diadkova as the otherworldly Countess. Baritone Igor Golovatenko is Yeletsky, baritone Alexey Markov is Tomsky, and Vasily Petrenko conducts.

Masterworks Series: Bach Cello Suites on the Violin, Part 2 - Bargemusic
December 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Masterworks Series: Bach Cello Suites on the Violin, Part 2

Happy Hour Piano Bar With Sarah Mucho - Freddy's Bar and Back Room
December 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

Happy Hour Piano Bar With Sarah MuchoFrontroom Piano & Vocal with Very Special Guests.

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera
December 08, 2019 - New York

Tchaikovsky's eerie thriller of imperial Russia has its first performances at the Met since 2011. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is Hermann, the fanatical gambler whose obsession with a powerful secret drives him to madness.

A Great Party Designing the Perfect Celebration: Bryan Rafanelli in Conversation with Chelsea Clinton - Kaufmann Concert Hall
December 08, 2019 - New York

Premier event designer Bryan Rafanelli has created some of the most exclusive and high-profile celebrations in the country, from the weddings of Chelsea Clinton, Matt Damon, and Allison Williams to state dinners and holiday parties for the Obama White House to prominent nonprofit galas and fundraisers.

Double Dutch Holiday Classic - Apollo Theater
December 08, 2019 - New York

In 1973, David A. Walker, then a New York City Police Community Affairs Detective, developed the street game of Double Dutch into the World Class Sport that it is today. Since that initial tournament in 1974, competitive Double Dutch has expanded with citywide and national championships. Nearly 100,000 girls and boys representing schools and community centers throughout the United States and world compete for team positions at the national and international events. The NDDL 28th Annual, David A. Walker Memorial, Double Dutch Holiday Classic makes possible speed and music fusion events for the best Double Dutch teams in the world. Each year, since 1991, the Double Dutch Holiday Classic has sold out to parent supported, standing room only audiences.

Dick Fox's Doo Wop Extravaganza - Theater at Westbury
December 08, 2019 - Westbury

Line Up: The Brooklyn Bridge, The Vogues, Brian Hyland, The Crystals, The Classics & The DevotionsPerformed 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!

West Village Chorale Annual Messiah Sing - Judson Memorial Church
December 08, 2019 - New York

Come lend your voice to fill the atmospheric sanctuary of Judson Memorial Church, an 1890 Village landmark on Washington Square, with the immortal strains of Georg Friederich Handel's Messiah. Conductor: Colin Britt. With piano and string quartet. Scores provided (or bring your own well-worn copy); intermission refreshments.

Christmas with the Stars- Handel's Messiah - Open Jar Studios
December 08, 2019 - New York

Since its premiere in Dublin, Ireland on April 13, 1742, Messiah has been a part of the active choral repertoire and remains one of the most widely performed oratorios of all time. Courtney Carey leads a stellar cast in Courtneys Stars of Tomorrows first outing with the holiday favorite. The dynamic cast includes recent Metropolitan Opera debutants Paul Grosvenor, Jasmine Muhammad, Taiwan Norris, Markel Reed as well as Olanna Goudeau, Geraldine McMillian, Mari-Yan Pringle, Jasmen Reyes, Daveda Browne, Shyanne Clark, Patrice Eaton, Kaleb Hopkins, Rodari Simpson, Jonathan Turner, Phillip Bullock, and Clayton Williams.

Candlelight - St. George's Episcopal Church
December 08, 2019 - New York

A New York City Tradition:Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & CarolsAs one o New Yorks oldest Episcopal churches, The Parish of Calvary-St. Georges is delighted to present the annual Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:00 PM., with a prelude at 3:40 PM. A quintessential Christmas tradition for over one hundred years, this celebration holds a special place in the hearts of thousands of New Yorkers. Snap into the holiday spirit with hundreds of fellow New Yorkers lighting candles and basking in their breathtaking glow within the sanctuary of the historic St. Georges Church on Stuyvesant Square (7 Rutherford Pl, New York, NY 10003)Belt out your favorite carols, hear incredible sounds of brass and carillon, and enjoy glorious serenades led by our longstanding parish choir and orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Kamel Boutros, music director of Calvary-St. GeorgesMusic by Harry T. Burleigh, Ola Gjeilo, John Rutter, Leonard Cohen and Stephen JacksonHear powerful readings that reveal the true meaning of ChristmasCandlelight is one of those New York City traditions that, like The Rockettes, can trigger a genuine feel... (read more)

Western Wind Vocal Sextet in "Home For The Holidays - from Darkness to Light." - Church of St. Luke in the Fields
December 08, 2019 - Manhattan

The Grammy-nominated Western Wind Vocal Sextet will present "Home For The Holidays - from Darkness to Light," a concert which celebrates Christmas and Chanukah with a rich assortment of holiday music. It is the first NYC mainstage event for the sextet's "new" ensemble, which includes three new members. Organized by themes such as "The Coming of Light," "Miracles," "Holiday Messages" and "Food & Fun," the program explores the deeper meaning of the stories, rituals and festivities of these two winter holidays. Includes the world premiere of "And Yet The Light Returns" by Gerald Cohen, Robert Dennis' setting of Edna St. Vincent Millays Christmas miracle poem "The Ballad of the Harpweaver," and Martha Sullivans "Lazarus," a setting of Emma Lazarus' "The New Colossus" that is found on the Statue of Liberty. Program also includes Renaissance Hebrew psalm settings by Salamone Rossi; Yiddish, Sephardic and Hebrew Chanukah Songs and Christmas music by Csar Carrillo, CharlesIves and Francis Poulenc. With: sopranos Linda Lee Jones and Elizabeth van Os, countertenor Eric S. Brenner, tenors Todd Frizzell and David Vanderwal, baritone Elijah Blaisdell and musicians Patricia Davis (violin) ... (read more)

Burnett Thompson & Alex Blake - Mezzrow Jazz Club
December 09, 2019 - New York

Burnett Thompson (Piano)Alex Blake (Bass)The Reformation, Age of Mayhem: Liturgical, Sephardic, Drinking, and Love Songs of the 16th Century arrives at Mezzrow after performances in London, Berlin, Prague and Vienna, with upcoming dates in Paris and Vienna. The CD will be offered to each of the Mezzrow guests on Dec 9. The program is a powerful and irreverent look at mid-16th century history and culture via the music of the time. Medieval and Renaissance melodies are complemented by Burnett's own compositions that reflect the visual arts, historical landmarks, and the stellar personages of that period. Burnett's music is always indebted to the avant-garde, jazz, baroque, classical, romantic, modern eras, as well as Chinese traditional music for ideas, style and energy.

Mondays in the Club With Lance - Club Cumming
December 09, 2019 - New York

Hosted by Lance Horne and Hunter CanningA party around the piano featuring stellar live musical performances!

Juilliard Chamber Orchestra - The Juilliard School
December 09, 2019 - New York

Non-Juilliard students $10.BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C Major MOZART Per questa bella mano, K. 612, Nina Bernat, Double Bass Soloist, Competition WinnerSTRAUSS Le bourgeois gentilhomme, TrV 228c

Erin Hill - Harp Oddity - Club Cumming
December 09, 2019 - New York

Erin has played & sung with Cyndi Lauper, Kanye, Enya, moby, Sinead O'Connor, a-ha, and for Serena Williams, Bill Murray, two First Ladies and royalty. Her Celtic album hit #1 on the Billboard world chart, and she was featured in the Original Broadway casts of Titanic and Sam Mendes' Cabaret. Erin's Bowie-esque album of sci-fi originals, Girl Inventor, is out on Cleopatra Records. She played the Game of Thrones theme on her harp for HBO's Season 3 promo and is a regular performer at Dragon Con. She's also known as Dave Chappelle's "Pretty White Girl" on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show.

Broadway Under the Stars - The Shops at Columbus Circle
Through December 09, 2019 - New York

Kick off the holiday season with Broadway Under the Stars at The Shops at Columbus Circle! Enjoy live performances featuring the most popular shows on Broadway every Monday night starting November 11th!

Los Pleneros DE La 21 - 92nd Street Y
December 10, 2019 - New York

Discover Music 2019/20 Season: Music of the AmericasFounded in 1983 by NEA National Heritage Fellow Juan Gutirrez-Rodriguez, GRAMMY award-nominated Los Pleneros de la 21 is an East Harlem-based performing arts ensemble and nonprofit organization created to foster appreciation of Puerto Rico's extraordinary cultural expressions.

Sammy Wags Trio - Groove
December 10, 2019 - New York

An ever-evolving group with a bit more flexibility than many of his other projects, the Sammy Wags Trio is the first venture into uncharted territory in which Sam performs mostly original Jazz/Groove music on a hybrid Guitar/Bass instrument of his own creation. A more intimate, yet exciting departure from his other projects, this music comes from a life long yearning to be able to provide the full harmonic foundation with which to build a group off of. Sam is determined to make his, and his peers voices heard in the ever-changing landscape of creative music. His consistent, overarching goal in all musical pursuits is to encourage thoughtfulness, to provoke emotion, and to lift the spirits of all who he interacts with.

Tuesdays at Twelve - The Juilliard School
December 10, 2019 - New York

French baroque chamber music performed on period instruments.no tickets required

Americana: Folk, Country, and Church Music - The Juilliard School
December 10, 2019 - New York

Non-Juilliard students $10.Juilliard Jazz's Mary Lou Williams and Max Roach Ensembles present American folk, country, and church music in Paul Hall.

Bridget Kibbey - Miller Theatre
December 10, 2019 - New York

Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of today's most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre on select Tuesday evenings.Experience the beauty of the harp up close in this solo Pop-Up recital featuring the exquisite Bridget Kibbey, deemed the "Yo-Yo Ma of the harp," (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Kibbey performs a selection of transcriptions that explore the harp's colorful potential via some of classical music's most beloved keyboard works.All concerts start at 6 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m. No tickets required. Come early to guarantee your seats onstage.

Fred Hersch & Eric Mcpherson - Mezzrow Jazz Club
December 10, 2019 - New York

Pianist Fred Hersch is one of the most respected musicians currently playing today. Join him and drummer Eric McPherson for an evening of duets.

Los Pleneros DE La 21 - 92nd Street Y
December 11, 2019 - New York

Founded in 1983 by NEA National Heritage Fellow Juan Gutirrez-Rodriguez, GRAMMY award-nominated Los Pleneros de la 21 is an East Harlem-based performing arts ensemble and nonprofit organization created to foster appreciation of Puerto Rico's extraordinary cultural expressions.

Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera House
December 11, 2019 - New York

Two outstanding castsincluding sopranos Nadine Sierra, Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, and Hanna-Elisabeth Mller; mezzo-sopranos Galle Arquez and Marianne Crebassa; baritone Mariusz Kwiecien; and bass-baritones Luca Pisaroni and Adam Plachetkacome together for Mozart's scintillating class comedy. Antonello Manacorda and Cornelius Meister conduct Sir Richard Eyre's fast-paced production.

Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
December 11, 2019 - New York

Two outstanding castsincluding sopranos Nadine Sierra, Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, and Hanna-Elisabeth Mller; mezzo-sopranos Galle Arquez and Marianne Crebassa; baritone Mariusz Kwiecien; and bass-baritones Luca Pisaroni and Adam Plachetkacome together for Mozart's scintillating class comedy. Antonello Manacorda and Cornelius Meister conduct Sir Richard Eyre's fast-paced production.

Lab Orchestra - The Juilliard School
December 11, 2019 - New York

Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season. Kyle Ritenauer, ConductorSasha Scolnik-Brower, ConductorMolly Turner, ConductorBEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3BRITTEN "Four Sea Interludes" from Peter GrimesSTRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranksno tickets required.

Lab Orchestra | Wednesdays at One - Alice Tully Hall
December 11, 2019 - New York

Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.

Sing - 92nd Street Y
December 11, 2019 - New York

Join Jody Doomchin and the Parenting Center staff for a fun and interactive sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics.

Young Concert Artists: Randall Goosby, violin - Merkin Hall
December 11, 2019 - New York

Zhu Wang, pianoBrilliant 22-year-old American violinist Randall Goosby won First Prize in the 2018 YCA International Auditions and five special awards, including the Sander Buchman Prize sponsoring his New York debut. As a 'Sphinx Virtuoso,' he has soloed with the Cleveland and Nashville Symphonies, among others. Coming up is a performance of Bach's Double Violin Concerto with his mentor, Itzhak Perlman, with the Grand Rapids Symphony (MI).PROGRAMTOMASO ANTONIO VITALI - Chaconne in G minorDEBUSSY - Violin Sonata in G minor, L. 140WILLIAM GRANT STILL - Suite for violin and pianoR. STRAUSS - Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18

Pianist Ehud Asherie - Mezzrow Jazz Club
December 11, 2019 - New York

Join pianist Ehud Asherie for our after hours set.

Los Pleneros DE La 21 - 92nd Street Y
December 12, 2019 - New York

Founded in 1983 by NEA National Heritage Fellow Juan Gutirrez-Rodriguez, GRAMMY award-nominated Los Pleneros de la 21 is an East Harlem-based performing arts ensemble and nonprofit organization created to foster appreciation of Puerto Rico's extraordinary cultural expressions.

Alma Deutscher at Carnegie Hall - Carnegie Hall
December 12, 2019 - New York

Conducted by the famed Jane Glover, Orchestra of St. Luke's performs works composed by Alma Deutscher, the 14-year-old prodigy, whose extraordinary talents have inspired comparisons to Mozart. Deutscher will join Orchestra of St. Luke's as soloist in her Violin Concerto and Piano Concertos. Selections from Deutscher's first opera Cinderella will be performed.

Brandenburg Concertos - The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
December 12, 2019 - New York

Considered one of the greatest works of the Baroque era, Bach's exuberant Brandenburg Concertos are a marvel of innovative scoring, with each movement showcasing the virtuosity and distinct sonority of a different instrument.

Rick Springfield & Richard Marx - The Theatre at Westbury
December 12, 2019 - Westbury

Enjoy full acoustic sets by both artists!This performance will be played in the half round. The stage will not rotate. This performance will be played to sections B, C, D, E, F and G. Sections B and G are side possible obstructed view. No seat in the Theatre is more than sixty feet from the stage. 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 with the best amenities!

Brandenburg Concertos - Streicker Center
December 12, 2019 - New York

Considered one of the greatest works of the Baroque era, Bach's exuberant Brandenburg Concertos are a marvel of innovative scoring, with each movement showcasing the virtuosity and distinct sonority of a different instrument.

Alma Deutscher at Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
December 12, 2019 - New York

Conducted by the famed Jane Glover, Orchestra of St. Luke's performs works composed by Alma Deutscher, the 14-year-old prodigy, whose extraordinary talents have inspired comparisons to Mozart. Deutscher will join Orchestra of St. Luke's as soloist in her Violin Concerto and Piano Concertos. Selections from Deutscher's first opera Cinderella will be performed.

Liederabend - The Juilliard School
December 12, 2019 - New York

Artists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts.

Juilliard String Quartet - The Juilliard School
December 12, 2019 - New York

Areta Zhulla and Ronald Copes, ViolinsRoger Tapping, ViolaAstrid Schween, VelloThe Juilliard String Quartet performs at Alice Tully Hall as part of the Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series.BEETHOVEN Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1Gyrgy KURTG 6 Moments Musicaux, Op. 44BEETHOVEN Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131

Jordan Bak, Viola - The Juilliard School
December 12, 2019 - New York

WILHELM FRIEDEMANN BACH (arr. Yella Pessl) Viola Sonata in C minorPAUL HINDEMITH Sonata for Solo Viola (1937)BENJAMIN BRITTEN Lachrymae: Reflections on a song of Dowland, Op. 48CARL MARIA VON WEBER Andante e rondo ongarese, Op. 35no tickets required

Carthage Conquer'd: Dreams of Tunis in the Baroque Imagination - Players Club
December 12, 2019 - New York

The capital of Tunisia was once the legendary city of Carthage. Its Queen Dido, loved then abandoned by Aeneas on his mission to found Rome, inspired countless musical masterworks from the baroque era to Berlioz.This concert alternates baroque cantatas and arias dedicated to the Carthaginian Queen with the Arabic form of improvisation known as Taksim, as two ensembles one baroque and the other North African, share a stage, offering a new hearing of Dido the misused monarch and the site of Northern Africa as both exploited resource and object of fantasy in the Western European mythscape.Music of Cavalli, Couperin, DeVise, Legrenzi, Montclair, and Purcell, in alternation with traditional Taksim improvisations close our fall season, in this original program, previously presented by the Sorbonne and NYU Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy.Ensemble AeneidJessica Gould, sopranoMary Riccardi & Dongmyung Ahn, violinChrista Patton, recorders & baroque harpArash Noori, theorboJohn Mark Rozendaal, viola da gambaGwendolyn Toth, harpsichordFatima Gozlan, neyBrian Prunka, oud

New York Festival of Song: Taint Nobody's Business If I Do - Songs from Gay Harlem - Merkin Hall
December 12, 2019 - New York

Music from Harlem's gay underground, including works by Billy Strayhorn and Porter Grainger, as well as songs popularized by Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters, and "Ma" Rainey. With soprano Shereen Pimentel, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, tenor Joshua Blue, and pianists Steven Blier and Joseph Li.

Pianist Spike Wilner - Mezzrow Jazz Club
December 12, 2019 - New York

Join pianist Spike Wilner for our after hours. He'll have special guests and an invitation-only jam session.Spike Wilner (Piano)

Handel's Messiah - Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
Through December 12, 2019 - New York

A mainstay of Christmas in New York, Concerts at Saint Thomas presents The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys performances of Handels Messiah with New York Baroque Incorporated. Hailed by The New York Times as one of the most prominent and special [Messiahs] of the city, these concerts have become an annual tradition for many, heralding the coming of the festive season.

Crosstown Vocal Holiday Showcase - DROM
December 13, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+Crosstown VocalJoin Crosstown Vocal as they perform original arrangements of contemporary popular songs and have a ton of fun doing it!Join Crosstown Vocal, on the spookiest night of the year for some a cappella and a slew of special guests. Crosstown Vocal is a a co-ed a cappella group based right here in the Big Apple. They perform original arrangements of contemporary popular songs and have a ton of fun doing it! Grab a drink, sit back, and relax while enjoying a beautiful evening of music!

The Central Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra of Beijing US Debut - Carnegie Hall
December 13, 2019 - New York

The Central Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra of Beijing is proud to make its United States debut at New Yorks iconic concert venue, Carnegie Hall. Feng Yu, the internationally renowned maestro who also serves as President of the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM), conducts the concert also in his Carnegie Hall debut. The program includes compositions by eight of Chinas most distinguished living composers, all professors at CCOM. It features an astounding six United States premieres with several works starring soloists performing on traditional Chinese instruments. All eight composers bring Chinese traditions to symphonic forms. The performance, presented by MidAmerica Productions, is the second in a series of concerts featuring prominent works by CCOM professors, following a January 2018 Lincoln Center performance of world premieres.

Masterworks: Legendary Pianists in Recital - Bargemusic
December 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Masterworks: Legendary Pianists in Recital

Der Rosenkavalier - Metropolitan Opera
December 13, 2019 - New York

Robert Carsen's splendid staging returns for the first time since its blockbuster 2017 premiere, with Sir Simon Rattle on the podium to conduct Strauss's glittering score. Star soprano Camilla Nylund is the worldly Marschallin, with the outstanding mezzo-soprano Magdalena Koen as her exuberant young lover, Octavian. Bass Gnther Groissbck reprises his definitive take on the lascivious Baron Ochs, and rising soprano Golda Schultz sings the innocent Sophie.

The Cosmic Synthesis of Sun Ra and Afrofuturism: Sisters, Sounds and Science of AfrofuturismMoor Mother, Black Quantum Futurist & Nona Hendryx - Harlem Stage
December 13, 2019 - New York

The Past longing for the Present that will be the Future! The voices of our future ancestors alive in Moor Mother and Black Quantum Futurist who are interdisciplinary creatives, unraveling the Past-Present-Future-Time which is always NOW! Camae Ayewa A.K.A. Moor Mother and Rasheedah Phillips A.K.A. Black Quantum Futurist will weave quantum physics, afrofuturism, and Afrodiasporic concepts of time, ritual, text, and sound that present innovative thoughts and music; a vehicle for current matters and tools for practical ways to escape negative temporal loops, oppression vortexes, and the digital matrix. Nona Hendryx A.K.A. 'Cyboracle' will host a conversation with Black Quantum Futurist, Moor Mother and perform with Mi.mu Gloves and other wearable music controllers.

Elvis Lives Tribute Direct from Atlantic City - Club Bonafide
December 13, 2019 - New York

Elvis may have left the building forever, but he'll never leave the hearts of adoring fans especially when you've got Jeff Krick Jr. channeling the rock legend in Elvis Lives!

Clara Schuhmacher - Broadway Presbyterian Church
December 13, 2019 - BROOKLYN

A CENTURY OF A CAPPELLA GEMSFriday December 13 at 8pmSaturday December 14 at 4pm (+ Caroling reception to follow)@Broadway Presbyterian Church (Broadway @ W114th)Eloquent, intimate, and intensely personal is how music director Clara Longstreth describes Frank Martins choral masterpiece, Mass for Double Chorus. This inventive work has been a favorite of NAS singers and audiences for 30 years. Also on the program: works by Arvo Prt, Gyrgy Orban, Halsey Stevens, Eriks Esenwalds, and more.

Moya Brennan: An Irish Christmas - The Met Fifth Avenue
December 13, 2019 - New York

The "First Lady of Celtic Music," Moya Brennan is joined by Dublin-based Irish harp virtuoso Cormac De Barra, two-time all-Ireland fiddle champion Patrick Mangan, and other special guests for a thrilling and moving holiday program created especially for the Met.

Dave Kikoski, Ed Howard & Victor Lewis - Mezzrow Jazz Club
December 13, 2019 - New York

Pianist David Kikoski is one of the most respected of his generation. This pyro-technical master has the full range of the music in his playing. His improvisations are always brilliant and satisfying. Join him and his trio featuring Ed Howard on bass and Victor Lewis on drums.Dave Kikoski (Piano)Ed Howard (Bass)Victor Lewis (Drums)

Tallis Scholars - Miller Theatre
December 14, 2019 - New York

The venerable Tallis Scholars make their annual appearance, exploring the ways in which composers from different eras and backgrounds reacted to the same seminal texts. The program includes multiple settings of Ave Maria, Salve Regina, Magnificat, and O sacrum convivium, alongside Allegri's exquisite Miserere.Please note: This event occurs at the Church of St. Mary the VirginPerformersThe Tallis Scholars

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera House
December 14, 2019 - New York

Tchaikovsky's eerie thriller of imperial Russia has its first performances at the Met since 2011. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is Hermann, the fanatical gambler whose obsession with a powerful secret drives him to madness. Soprano Lise Davidsen makes her highly anticipated Met debut as his long-suffering lover, Lisa, with mezzo-soprano Larissa Diadkova as the otherworldly Countess. Baritone Igor Golovatenko is Yeletsky, baritone Alexey Markov is Tomsky, and Vasily Petrenko conducts.

Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera House
December 14, 2019 - New York

Two outstanding castsincluding sopranos Nadine Sierra, Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, and Hanna-Elisabeth Mller; mezzo-sopranos Galle Arquez and Marianne Crebassa; baritone Mariusz Kwiecien; and bass-baritones Luca Pisaroni and Adam Plachetkacome together for Mozart's scintillating class comedy. Antonello Manacorda and Cornelius Meister conduct Sir Richard Eyre's fast-paced production.

Beethoven's Birthday: Complete Cello and Piano Sonatas, Part 1 - Bargemusic
December 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Beethoven's Birthday: Complete Cello and Piano Sonatas, Part 1

The Queen of Spades - Metropolitan Opera
December 14, 2019 - New York

Tchaikovsky's eerie thriller of imperial Russia has its first performances at the Met since 2011. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is Hermann, the fanatical gambler whose obsession with a powerful secret drives him to madness. Soprano Lise Davidsen makes her highly anticipated Met debut as his long-suffering lover, Lisa, with mezzo-soprano Larissa Diadkova as the otherworldly Countess. Baritone Igor Golovatenko is Yeletsky, baritone Alexey Markov is Tomsky, and Vasily Petrenko conducts.

Le Nozze di Figaro - Metropolitan Opera
December 14, 2019 - New York

Two outstanding castsincluding sopranos Nadine Sierra, Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, and Hanna-Elisabeth Mller; mezzo-sopranos Galle Arquez and Marianne Crebassa; baritone Mariusz Kwiecien; and bass-baritones Luca Pisaroni and Adam Plachetkacome together for Mozart's scintillating class comedy. Antonello Manacorda and Cornelius Meister conduct Sir Richard Eyre's fast-paced production.

Albany Symphony - The Magic of Christmas - The Palace Theater
December 14, 2019 - Albany

THE CAPITAL REGION'S FAVORITE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR!MAKE THE PALACE THEATRE YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE ALBANY SYMPHONY!Celebrate the season with family and friends at the Capital Region's favorite holiday spectacular. Hear the Albany Symphony and a sleigh full of talent from the Capital Region perform your favorite Christmas carols, sparkling holiday favorites & more! Plus a special visit from Santa Claus.

Yosl Winter Concert - P.S. 111 Adolph S. Ochs
December 14, 2019 - New York

YOSL works with community partners to provide after-school instrumental instruction to young people in Hell's Kitchen, fostering essential life skills through the cultivation of teamwork and musical excellence. Each season, students are given the opportunity to show the results of their hard work in four YOSL concerts presented throughout the year.

Brandenburg Concertos - Orchestra of St. Luke's
December 14, 2019 - New York

Considered one of the greatest works of the Baroque era, Bach's exuberant Brandenburg Concertos are a marvel of innovative scoring, with each movement showcasing the virtuosity and distinct sonority of a different instrument.

Richmond Country Orchestra Presents: Concerto di Natale - St. Johns University
December 14, 2019 - Staten Island

PROGRAMTBDFEATURINGMikhail UrusovZoya GramaginNew American Youth Ballet, Elizabeth Fernandez Flores, DirectorCombined Brighton Heights Youth Orchestra and Staten Island Academy Orchestra, under the direction of Yvette Washington Wheatley

A Century of A Cappella Gems - Broadway Presbyterian Church
December 14, 2019 - BROOKLYN

A CENTURY OF A CAPPELLA GEMSFriday December 13 at 8pmSaturday December 14 at 4pm (+ Caroling reception to follow)@Broadway Presbyterian Church (Broadway @ W114th)Eloquent, intimate, and intensely personal is how music director Clara Longstreth describes Frank Martins choral masterpiece, Mass for Double Chorus. This inventive work has been a favorite of NAS singers and audiences for 30 years. Also on the program: works by Arvo Prt, Gyrgy Orban, Halsey Stevens, Eriks Esenwalds, and more.

Central City Chorus presents Mid-Winter Songs - St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
December 14, 2019 - New York

Central City Chorus, under the musical direction of Phillip Cheah, opens its 39th season with "Mid-Winter Songs"Morten Lauridsen- Mid-Winter SongsNathaniel Adams- Lux Brumalis (New York Premiere)Plus, festive seasonal works by James Bassi, Felix Bernard, Abbie Betinis, Jerry Herman, John Rutter, and more!

Tallis Scholars - Miller Theatre
December 14, 2019 - New York

The venerable Tallis Scholars make their annual appearance, exploring the ways in which composers from different eras and backgrounds reacted to the same seminal texts. The program includes multiple settings of Ave Maria, Salve Regina, Magnificat, and O sacrum convivium, alongside Allegri's exquisite Miserere.Please note: This event occurs at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin

Pianist Eden Ladin - Mezzrow Jazz Club
December 14, 2019 - New York

Eden Ladin (Piano)Join pianist Eden Ladin for our after hours set.

Amateur Night At The Apollo - Apollo Theater
Through December 14, 2019 - New York

Amateur Night At The Apollo has been a key feature in the New York scene since 1934 when it launched, and has been the stepping stone in the career of many world-class musicians and entertainers, including Lauryn Hill and Stevie Wonder.

A NYCHORAL Christmas - Our Lady of Pompeii
Through December 14, 2019 - New York

NYCHORAL celebrates the holiday season with choral works featuring glowing harmonies and festive sounds. Be delighted with old and new favorites from the 20th and 21st centuries. Our concert concludes with you, the audience, joining our singers, brass, percussion and organ to fill the space with songs of warmth and joy in the glorious setting of Our Lady of Pompeii in Greenwich Village. Program repeats Saturday, December 14, at 2:30 pm; kids 12 & under $20 for matinee.Daniel Pinkham Christmas CantataJohn Rutter GloriaOla Gjeilo A Spotless Rose and The RoseFranz Biebl Ave Mariaand audience sing-along!

Mezzrow Classical Salon with David Oei - Mezzrow Jazz Club
December 15, 2019 - New York

Celebrity classical pianist David Oei is the musical curator for this month's classical music salon featuring Mezzrow's music room. Eriko Sato violin, Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez violin, Ben Larsen cello, Nilko Andreas guitar, Helene Jeanney piano, David Oei pianoDavid Oei (Piano)

Steven Feifke, Dan Chmielinski & Tj Reddick - Mezzrow Jazz Club
December 15, 2019 - New York

Pianist Steven Feifke has a modern approach and a lyrical feel. He brings his band to Mezzrowfeaturing Dan Chmielinski on bass and TJ Reddick on drums.Steven Feifke (Piano)Dan Chmielinski (Bass)TJ Reddick (Drums)

Guitarist Chris Flory - Mezzrow Jazz Club
December 15, 2019 - New York

Join guitarist Chris Flory & his trio for our after-hours set.Chris Flory (Guitar)

Sunday Gospel Brunch Harlem Gospel Choir All You Can Eat Buffet - Sony Hall
December 15, 2019 - New York

All Brunch prices do not reflect applicable gratuity or additional beverages. Each guest will be presented with a bill for the optional 18% gratuity. The Choir brings their experience of Harlem and the Black Church to Times Square in a foot stomping, hand clapping show for fans from around the world. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Peoples' Symphony: The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio - The Town Hall
December 15, 2019 - New York

Joseph Kalichstein, pianoJaime Laredo, violinSharon Robinson, celloAfter four decades of success the world over, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with its performances. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world's major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda.

Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents Leslie Bricusse's Scrooge - The Theatre at Westbury
December 15, 2019 - Westbury

This performance will be played in the half round. The stage will not rotate. This performance will be played to sections B, C, D, E, F and G. Sections B and G are side possible obstructed view. No seat in the Theatre is more than sixty feet from the stage. 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 with the best amenities!

Beethoven's Birthday: Complete Cello and Piano Sonatas, Part 2 - Bargemusic
December 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Dmitry Kouzov, cello; Yulia Fedoseeva, piano

School of Music Orchestra Fall Concert - 92nd Street Y
December 15, 2019 - New York

Join us for the start of our new season!Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56Ignaz Pleyel, Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major (featuring Leonard Hindell, bassoon)Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

The Magic Flute - Metropolitan Opera
December 15, 2019 - New York

A beloved holiday tradition continues as Mozart's delightful fairy tale returns in the Met's abridged, English-language version for families, perfect for younger audiences, with no intermission and a running time of less than two hours. Lothar Koenigs conducts a dynamic cast of standout Mozarteans in Julie Taymor's magical production, an enduring Met classic with its eye-popping puppetry and stunning visuals.

The Romero Guitar Quartet - 92Y
December 15, 2019 - Upper East Side

Called "the royal family of the guitar" by The New York Times, the Romero Guitar Quartet returns with an eclectic program of masterworks. An arrangement of Vivaldi's Lute Concerto in D Major begins the program in high style, and is followed by works of Diabelli and Mauro Giuliani, a contemporary of Beethoven. The first half closes with a suite of seasonal favorites, arranged by the great Pepe Romero himself. The program continues with selections drawn from the rich Romero catalogue, including works from Romero family patriarch, Celedonio Romero, alongside pieces by Granados, Schubert and Pepe Romero.

Garrick Ohlsson: Brahms Exploration III - 92nd Street Y
December 15, 2019 - New York

Garrick Ohlsson brings his "unfailing musicality, wealth of tone coloring and infallible technique" (The Baltimore Sun) to the third installment of the complete keyboard works of Johannes Brahms.

School of Music Orchestra: Fall Concert - 92nd Street Y
December 15, 2019 - New York

Join us for the start of our new season!Featuring:Ignaz Pleyel, Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major (featuring Leonard Hindell, bassoon)Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90

With Love, MARILYN The Off Broadway Marilyn Monroe Tribute - Club Bonafide
December 15, 2019 - New York

With Love, Marilyn is a musical tribute to the one the only Marilyn Monroe. This intimate behind-the-scenes evening transports us back in time to that 'what if' dress rehearsal as Marilyn prepares to entertain you singing classics such as "I Wanna Be Loved By You," "My Heart Belongs To Daddy," and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" and more, while weaving the love stories behind the many men in Monroe's life! Show features arrangements by one of Broadway's finest musical directors Henry Aaronson ("Rock of Ages," "Tommy").

West Village Chorale Holiday Concert: "Songs and Carols From the North" - Judson Memorial Church
December 15, 2019 - New York

An exploration of seasonal music venturing across Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S. Works include contemporary settings of traditional texts as well as carols beloved across the centuries. Featured composers: Howells, Hruovsk, Jansons, Miskinis, Prt, Paulus, Pearsall, Rachmaninoff and Tavener. Colin Britt, music director. Elena Belli, piano.

With Love, Marilyn the off Broadway Marilyn Monroe Tribute - Club Bonafide
December 15, 2019 - New York

With Love, Marilyn is a musical tribute to the one the only Marilyn Monroe. This intimate behind-the-scenes evening transports us back in time to that 'what if' dress rehearsal as Marilyn prepares to entertain you singing classics such as "I Wanna Be Loved By You," "My Heart Belongs To Daddy," and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" and more, while weaving the love stories behind the many men in Monroe's life! Show features arrangements by one of Broadway's finest musical directors Henry Aaronson ("Rock of Ages," "Tommy")."As for lovers, well they'll come and go. And actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart. But you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate; that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Keep trying." Marilyn MonroeFall in love for the first time or all over again with Marilyn in "With Love, Marilyn

Floating Weeds - Tomi Jazz
December 15, 2019 - New York

Floating Weeds

The Queen of Spades - The Metropolitan Opera
Through December 21, 2019 - New York

Tchaikovsky's eerie thriller of imperial Russia has its first performances at the Met since 2011. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is Hermann, the fanatical gambler whose obsession with a powerful secret drives him to madness. Soprano Lise Davidsen makes her highly anticipated Met debut as his long-suffering lover, Lisa, with mezzo-soprano Larissa Diadkova as the otherworldly Countess. Baritone Igor Golovatenko is Yeletsky, baritone Alexey Markov is Tomsky, and Vasily Petrenko conducts.

Der Rosenkavalier - The Metropolitan Opera
Through January 04, 2020 - New York

Robert Carsen's splendid staging returns for the first time since its blockbuster 2017 premiere, with Sir Simon Rattle on the podium to conduct Strauss's glittering score. Star soprano Camilla Nylund is the worldly Marschallin, with the outstanding mezzo-soprano Magdalena Koen as her exuberant young lover, Octavian. Bass Gnther Groissbck reprises his definitive take on the lascivious Baron Ochs, and rising soprano Golda Schultz sings the innocent Sophie.

The Magic Flute - The Metropolitan Opera
Through January 04, 2020 - New York

A beloved holiday tradition continues as Mozart's delightful fairy tale returns in the Met's abridged, English-language version for families, perfect for younger audiences, with no intermission and a running time of less than two hours. Lothar Koenigs conducts a dynamic cast of standout Mozarteans in Julie Taymor's magical production, an enduring Met classic with its eye-popping puppetry and stunning visuals.

Porgy and Bess - The Metropolitan Opera
Through February 01, 2020 - New York

BY GEORGE GERSHWIN, DUBOSE AND DOROTHY HEYWARD, AND IRA GERSHWINOne of America's favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson's stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. "If you're going to stage Gershwin's opera, this is how," raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.Porgy and Bess Special Events

Le Nozze di Figaro - The Metropolitan Opera
Through February 22, 2020 - New York

Two outstanding castsincluding sopranos Nadine Sierra, Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, and Hanna-Elisabeth Mller; mezzo-sopranos Galle Arquez and Marianne Crebassa; baritone Mariusz Kwiecien; and bass-baritones Luca Pisaroni and Adam Plachetkacome together for Mozart's scintillating class comedy. Antonello Manacorda and Cornelius Meister conduct Sir Richard Eyre's fast-paced productio

Le Nozze di Figaro - The Metropolitan Opera
Through February 22, 2020 - New York

Two outstanding castsincluding sopranos Nadine Sierra, Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, and Hanna-Elisabeth Mller; mezzo-sopranos Galle Arquez and Marianne Crebassa; baritone Mariusz Kwiecien; and bass-baritones Luca Pisaroni and Adam Plachetkacome together for Mozart's scintillating class comedy. Antonello Manacorda and Cornelius Meister conduct Sir Richard Eyre's fast-paced production.

Madama Butterfly - The Metropolitan Opera
Through April 11, 2020 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mara Martnez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plcido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brck, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, sharing the role with Maria Zifchack. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Madama Butterfly - The Metropolitan Opera
Through April 11, 2020 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mara Martnez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plcido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brck, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, sharing the role with Maria Zifchack. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) ANIMATO! ACMP mini-coaching chamber music video series - Associated Chamber Music Players
Through May 01, 2020 - New York

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)ANIMATO!ACMP mini-coaching chamber music video seriesAssociated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) announces the 2020 season, including the brand-newAnimato!mini-coaching chamber music video series,their annual Worldwide Play-in Weekend, and the third annual Livestream Masterclass.ACMP has commissioned award-winning composerPaul Moravecto compose a new piece for adult amateur players. This commission marks the first step in ACMP's initiatives to make contemporary chamber music more accessible to non-professional musicians. Moravec's new piece for violin or clarinet, cello and piano will be published by Subito Music Corporation and will be available in early 2020."ACMP's 2020 season introduces new initiatives that will deeply enrich the experiences of chamber music players wherever they are," said Jennifer Clarke, Executive Director, ACMP. "Collaborations with professional ensembles to provide video and livestream coaching, and our new commitment to making chamber music by living composers more available are refreshing additions to our contribution to players and their musical lives."TheAnimato!ACMP mini-coaching chamber mu... (read more)

La Bohme - The Metropolitan Opera
Through May 17, 2020 - New York

Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini's classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli's immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside sopranos Ailyn Prez, Hei-Kyung Hong, and Maria Agresta as the fragile Mim. Marco Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume share conducting duties.


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