Savings & Discounts

Classical Music in New York City This Week - July 14-July 21

Classical Music in New York City This Week Photo: 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.

Masterworks Series: Schubert, Shostakovich, Haas, Ravel - Bargemusic
July 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ulysses Quartet: Christina Bouey violin; Rhiannon Banerdt, violin; Colin Brookes, viola; Grace Ho, cello

Solo Piano Salon With Spike Wilner - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 14, 2019 - New York

Spike Wilner (Piano) Join pianist Spike Wilner for an afternoon of solo piano, there is no cover charge for this performance.

Nate Radley & Gary Versace - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 14, 2019 - New York

Nate Radley (Guitar) Gary Versace (Organ) Join guitarist Nate Radley and pianist Gary Versace for an evening of duo.

Guitarist Panas Athanatos - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 14, 2019 - New York

Panas Athanatos (Guitar) Join guitarist Panas Athanatos & friends for our after-hours set.

Senri Oe - Tomi Jazz
July 14, 2019 - New York

Senri Oe

Summer Evenings Ii - Lincoln Center
July 14, 2019 - New Yor

The timeless allure of Mozart evokes emotions from listeners of all ages and places. It's therefore natural to follow his sublime Violin Sonata with the warm glow of Johannes Brahms's autumnal Clarinet Trio, composed in the twilight of his life, and Arensky's hot-blooded Piano Trio, a chamber music classic that is the essence of the Russian musical spirit. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window)

A Musical Salute to Sam Cooke & Smokey Robinson - Groove
July 14, 2019 - New York

All Ages Two item minimum Soul Infinity takes the stage at New York's Club Groove to pay tribute to two R&B legends — Sam Cooke and Smokey Robinson. The Harlem-based band with a knack for recreating Motown soul will pay fitting tribute to Robinson, whose prolific songwriting helped lay the foundation for the trailblazing label. You'll also hear unforgettable gems from Cooke's songbook, including "Chain Gang," "Wonderful World" and "You Send Me.

Heart Bones – In The Round - Le Poisson Rouge
July 14, 2019 - New York

18+ Heart Bones is a collaboration between Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) and Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog/ Sweet Spirit). The two became friends while touring together in 2016. They recognized a kindred quality of over-the-top showmanship, and their new project became inevitable. Throughout 2018 the duo have been alternating visits to each other's hometowns of Minneapolis and Austin to co-write original material. Inspired by their favorite classic duos such as Nancy Sinatra/ Lee Hazelwood, Serge Gainsbourg/ Jane Birkin, Sonny & Cher, and Sam & Dave, their influences have spanned everything from doo wop, classic duets, musical theater, electro dance, and melancholy pop.

Opera Saratoga - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 14, 2019 - Saratoga Springs

HANSEL AND GRETEL - HÄNSEL UND GRETEL (1839) Music by Engelbert Humperdinck Libretto by Adelheid Wette Sung in German with English Supertitles The classic fairy tale comes alive anew in this remarkable production for the whole family. Join us as Hansel and Gretel venture out into the forest, where they come upon an irresistible gingerbread house and its owner, a very hungry wicked witch who cooks up plans to turn the kids into her own tasty treats! Hansel and Gretel returns to Opera Saratoga for the first time in 29 years in a boundary-breaking production by the Chicago-based theater company Manual Cinema, originally created for La Monnaie in Brussels. Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry and cinematic techniques to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen. Using vintage overhead projectors, puppets, actors, and live feed cameras, Manual Cinema's production of Hansel and Gretel is a remarkable hybrid between attending the cinema and the opera. Opera Saratoga presents the East Coast premiere of this truly unique version of one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire, featuring members of Opera Saratoga's internationally acclaimed Young Artist Program... (read more)

Evangeline Johns: Torching The Blues - Don't Tell Mama
July 14, 2019 - New York

Singer Darryl Curry on Piano Special Guests: Ariana Johns, Max McGuire & Mark Mindek

Joanna Parson & Elizabeth Inghram - Don't Tell Mama
July 14, 2019 - New York

Musical Duo with Kyle Branzel at the Piano

Salon - Don't Tell Mama
July 14, 2019 - New York

New York's Most Award-Winning Open Mic Hosted by Mark Janas at The Piano Produced by Tanya Moberly A Different Co-Host & Theme Every Week

International Keyboard Institute and Festival: Jerome Rose - Merkin Hall
July 14, 2019 - New York

Jerome Rose, hailed as "the Last Romantic of our own age" and one of America's most distinguished pianists, has been heard in major concert halls across five continents. A Gold Medalist from the International Busoni Competition, Mr. Rose began his international career while still in his early twenties. His catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings are released on Medici Classics. Mr. Rose is on the faculty of the Mannes School of Music, and is Founder/Director of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival. PROGRAM CHOPIN - Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61 SCHUMANN - Kreisleriana, Op. 16 BRAHMS - Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5

Asaf Yuria Group - Fat Cat
July 14, 2019 - New York

Asaf Yuria Group

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
July 14, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Hendrik Meurkens, Tadataka Unno & Joe Fitzgerald - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 15, 2019 - New York

Hendrik Meurkens is a harmonica virtuoso and great, expressive jazz artist. He brings his trio featuring pianist Tadataka Unno & bassist Joe Fitzgerald.

Guitarist Pasquale Grasso - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 15, 2019 - New York

Pasquale Grasso (Guitar) Join guitarist Pasquale Grasso for our after hours set.

Cheryl Pepsii Riley's Black Velvet Mondays, Musicians And Singers Jam - Groove
July 15, 2019 - New York

All Ages

Claudia Schaer - Fat Cat
July 15, 2019 - New York

Claudia Schaer

International Keyboard Institute and Festival: Jeffrey Swann - Merkin Hall
July 15, 2019 - New York

Jeffrey Swann enjoys an international performing career which has taken him throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He won first prize in the Dino Ciani Competition sponsored by La Scala in Milan and a gold medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. He has been Artistic Director of the Dino Ciani Festival & Academy in Cornia d'Apezzo, Italy and, since 2010, Professor of Piano at New York University. PROGRAM LISZT - Harmonies poétiques et religieuses: "Ave Maria" -Bénédiction de Dieu dans la Solitude SCHUMANN - Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 LISZT - from "Années de Pèlerinage" -Au bord d'une source -Vallée d'Obermann -Aux Cyprès de la Villa d'Este -Les Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este -Venezia e Napoli (Gondoliera, Canzone, Tarantella)

Sweet Charity Choir - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
July 15, 2019 - New York

Performers Sweet Charity Choir

Michael Leonhart Orchestra - Jazz Standard
July 16, 2019 - New York

Michael Leonhart – trumpet, conductor Dave Guy, Scott Wendholt, Frank Greene, Carter Yasutake – trumpets Ray Mason – trombone Jeff Nelson – bass trombone John Ellis, Sam Sadigurksy, Tom Christensen – tenor saxophone Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone Pauline Kim, Emily Hope Price – strings Robbie Mangano – guitar Joe Martin – bass E.J. Strickland – drums Elizabeth Pupo Walker – percussion The excitement is mounting as the electrifying Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MLO) prepares to return to our bandstand for an eighth consecutive monthly appearance! Tonight's program will be "The Blue Note Records Suite" featuring the compositions of Kenny Dorham, Eric Dolphy, John Scofield, Bobby Hutcherson, and others. This genre–crossing fifteen–piece ensemble features players from such "name" aggregations as the Dap–Kings, the Mingus Big Band, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and the "Tonight Show" band (The Roots), performing trumpeter Leonhart's bril­liantly imaginative compositions alongside arrangements of songs by Wu–Tang, Duke Ellington, and more. "I realized a long time ago that it's not even about the music you play, it's the spirit with which you approach it. To me that breaks ... (read more)

Body Music Therapy - Nowadays
July 16, 2019 - Ridgewood

Kiki & the Cosmic Egg is an international collective of well-being practitioners. At this yoga and meditation session, Léah Lazonick provides the soundtrack.

Carolyn Leonhart & Helen Sung - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 16, 2019 - New York

Carolyn Leonhart (Vocalist) Helen Sung (Piano) Vocalist Carolyn Leonhart has a sulty and smoldering quality to her voice and a natural jazz feeling. She is joined by pianist Helen Sung for an evening of duets.

Miki Yokoyama Trio - Tomi Jazz
July 16, 2019 - New York

Miki Yokoyama Trio

New York City Ballet - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 16, 2019 - Saratoga Springs

Tschaikovsky and Balanchine Serenade (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine) Mozartiana (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine) Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine) Balanchine retained a lifelong affection for Tschaikovsky, whose music inspired several of his greatest works. Serenade, the first original ballet Balanchine created in America, remains as luminous and alluring in its beauty as ever. Mozartiana, choreographed to a Tschaikovsky composition derived from Mozart piano pieces, creates an atmosphere of hushed contemplation that captivates. The grandeur of Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 never fails to weave its rapturous spell in concert with the sumptuous score.

Seth's Talent Show - Don't Tell Mama
July 16, 2019 - New York

Singers with Seth Bisen-Hersh at the piano

Mama's Next Big Act - Don't Tell Mama
July 16, 2019 - New York

Talent Competition

Ravé Mehta, Piano - Weill Recital Hall
July 16, 2019 - New York

Ravé Mehta's Flow Piano Concert is a two-part solo piano performance beginning with original music from his live stage show, Flow. This will be followed by a Flow piano sound bath and meditation experience, where Mehta will improvise a 30-minute original cinematic piano piece to take the audience on a musical journey to help them let go and drop into a deep blissful flow state.

Saul Rubin Zebtet - Fat Cat
July 16, 2019 - New York

Saul Rubin Zebtet

After Hours hosted by Alexi David - Fat Cat
July 16, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Alexi David

International Keyboard Institute and Festival: George Li - Merkin Hall
July 16, 2019 - New York

Praised by the Washington Post for combining "staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression," pianist George Li possesses an effortless grace, brilliant virtuosity and poised authority far beyond his years. Since winning the Silver Medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, Li has rapidly established a major international reputation and performs regularly with some of the world's leading orchestras and conductors. PROGRAM BEETHOVEN - 32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80 BEETHOVEN - Andante Favori in F Major, WoO 57 BEETHOVEN - Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" SCHUMANN - Abegg Variations in F Major, Op. 1 SCHUMANN - Carnaval, Op. 9

Pianist Isaiah J. Thompson - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 17, 2019 - New York

Isaiah Thompson (Piano) Join pianist Isaiah J. Thompson for our after-hours set.

Yuto Mitomi Duo - Tomi Jazz
July 17, 2019 - New York

Yuto Mitomi Duo

Summer Evenings Iii - Lincoln Center
July 17, 2019 - New York

The eternal relevance of the Classical style continues to inspire concert programs of both depth and variety. In the hands of Haydn and Mozart, this style builds elegant structures housing music of great beauty; Schubert's rigorous Classical training helped him launch the Romantic age with unstoppable conviction; and Robert Schumann, in the throes of emotional abandon, nevertheless built his ever-popular chamber works on the time-tested model of Haydn. Click here for more info (Opens in a new window)

Teatro Nuovo presents La Straniera (The Stranger) - Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
July 17, 2019 - New York

Melodramma in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini Libretto: Felice Romani, based on the historical novel L'Étrangère by Charles-Victor Prévot Premiere: 14 February 1829 Teatro alla Scala, Milan Alaide (La Straniera) - Christine Lyons, soprano Isoletta - Alina Tamborini, soprano Arturo - Derrek Stark, tenor Valdeburgo - Steven LaBrie, baritone Il Priore - Vincent Grana, bass Montolino - Dorian McCall, bass-baritone Osburgo - Isaac Frishman, tenor Teatro Nuovo Chorus and Orchestra Will Crutchfield, maestro al cembalo Jakob Lehmann, primo violino e capo d’orchestra

New York City Ballet - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 17, 2019 - Saratoga Springs

Varied Trio (in four)* (Harrison/Frohlich) Principia (Stevens/Peck) The Runaway* (Nico Muhly, Kanye West, Jay-Z, James Blake/Abraham) Varied Trio (in four) is a collection of short dances for a couple whose movements resonate with the simple, minimalist Lou Harrison score. Set to a commissioned score for full orchestra, Justin Peck's new work – his fourth collaboration with Oscar-nominated composer Sufjan Stevens – will hold its world premiere as part of New York City Ballet's winter season. Kyle Abraham's choreographic perspective takes center stage in The Runaway, which fuses modern and classical technique, accented by dramatic lighting, imaginative costumes by Giles Deacon, and an eclectic soundtrack mixing composer Nico Muhly, singer James Blake, and hip-hop artists Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Tennessee Walt - Don't Tell Mama
July 17, 2019 - New York

Singing Raconteur

After Hours hosted by Ned Goold - Fat Cat
July 17, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Ned Goold

Living Music with Nadia Sirota - (Le) Poisson Rouge NYC
July 17, 2019 - New York

6:00 PM doors | 7:00 PM show | 18+ $10 suggested donation (table seating and standing room tickets available) FROM THE PEABODY AWARD-WINNING HOST AND CO-CREATOR OF THE MEET THE COMPOSER PODCAST. LIVING MUSIC WITH NADIA SIROTA DEMYSTIFIES CLASSICAL MUSIC, BRINGING ITS MAJOR PLAYERS DOWN TO EARTH AND INTO YOUR HEADPHONES. "EVER SINCE 'MEET THE COMPOSER' ENDED, I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A NEW SHOW TO FILL THE NICHE IT LEFT BEHIND." — Josh Barone, NEW YORK TIMES On July 17th, Nadia Sirota hosts composers Missy Mazzoli and Marcos Balter, with house band ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) in this LIVE podcast event.

The Hum Presents: beccs x Little Kruta - C'mon Everybody
July 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

$12 advance/$14 doors beccs Hailed as The Deli Magazine's Artist of the Month and one of NYLON Magazine's "favorite cool girls", Brooklyn-based artist beccs has a "one-of-a-kind" voice that HuffPo said "screams originality". Fusing elements of soul, alternative and folk, beccs explores the power and expanse of femininity with a sound that is as dynamic as it is vulnerable. http://www.beccsmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/beccsmusic/ Little Kruta Comprised of master musicians who are just as comfortable in the recording booth as they are performing live on stage, the foundation of this orchestra is built on a true love of playing. Little Kruta works as a democratic troop, providing more than just backing tracks: each member's voice holds equal weight and value, ensuring every note played holds true meaning to the performer. Founded by cellist and arranger Kristine Kruta who sought to create an ensemble that can both function as a stand-alone band as well as a work-for-hire orchestra, Little Kruta is making waves in the music world combining top-quality professional music services with the love and care of one's own family. The Hum The Hum is an all female and non binary c... (read more)

Buster Williams Quartet - Jazz Standard
July 18, 2019 - New York

Charles Anthony "Buster" Williams Jr. is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. At age sev­enteen, he was playing bass for the Gene Ammons/Sonny Stiff band; the long, long list of jazz giants with whom he's performed and recorded since then includes Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, and Sarah Vaughan, just to name a few. In 1980, Buster Williams received. GRAMMY Award nomination for his contribution to the album Love For Sale by The Great Jazz Trio, with pianist Hank Jones and drummer Tony Williams. His arrangements and compositions have been rec­orded by (among others) Roy Ayers, Roy Hargrove, Larry Coryell, Freddie Hubbard, Buck Hill, the Jazz Crusaders, Mary Lou Williams, and Herbie Hancock. His deep, resilient and inventive playing has made him the bassist of choice throughout the jazz world. "After working almost continuously for 30 years as a sideman," says Buster Williams, "I decided it was time to take the plunge, step up to the front, play my music, and express my concept of a cohesive musical unit. I've served my apprenticeship under many great masters and feel that it's my honor and privilege to carry on the lineage that makes ... (read more)

BélO - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 18, 2019 - New York

With five critically acclaimed albums under his belt, the singer-songwriter BélO has been hailed as Haiti's musical ambassador to the world. BélO is a visionary practitioner of ragganga—a sublime mixture of jazz, worldbeat, rock, reggae, and Afro-Haitian traditional rhythms. Come experience a master songsmith who transforms roots music into a global phenomenon, blending Caribbean and West African rhythms with melodies that soar when sung in his native language, Haitian Creole.

Naumburg Orchestral Concerts Summer Series: A Far Cry - Temple Emanu-El
July 18, 2019 - New York

Since 1905, the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts have filled Central Park's Concert Ground with extraordinary music by promising new talent. Now, the oldest concert series of its type in the world is moving to the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center during the renovation of its iconic Naumburg Bandshell.

William Anderson, Peter Anderson & Ehud Asherie - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 18, 2019 - New York

William Anderson (Alto Sax) Peter Anderson (Tenor Sax) Ehud Asherie (Piano) Twins Will & Peter Anderson make their return to Mezzrow with pianist Ehud Asherie for an evening of trio.

Spike Wilner & Pasquale Grasso - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 18, 2019 - New York

Join pianist Spike Wilner & guitarist Pasquale Grasso for our after hours. He'll have special guests and an invitation-only jam session.

A Far Cry - Naumburg Bandshell
July 18, 2019 - New York

Georg Muffat, (1653-1704), Concerto Grosso No. 12 "Propitia Sydera", (1701) — Sonata-Grave, Aria-Largo, Gavotta-Alla breve e presto, Grave, Ciacona-Un poco grave, Borea-Allegro — Caroline Shaw, (1982), Entr'acte, (2011, adapted for String Orchestra by A Far Cry 2014) — Lembit Beecher, (1980), Conference of the Birds, (2017, Premiered with A Far Cry, 2018) NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, (1840-1893), Serenade in C Major, Op. 48, (1880) — Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo — Allegro moderato Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse Élégie: Larghetto elegiac Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirito —

Teatro Nuovo presents La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie) - Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
July 18, 2019 - New York

Melodramma by Gioachino Rossini Libretto: Giovanni Gherardini, based on the play La Pie Voleuse by Théodore Baudouin d'Aubigny and Louis-Charles Caigniez Premiere: 31 May 1817 Teatro alla Scala, Milan Ninetta - Alisa Jordheim, soprano Pippo - Hannah Ludwig, mezzo-soprano Giannetto - Oliver Sewell, tenor Fernando - Erik van Heyningen, bass-baritone Il Podestà - Hans Tashjian, bass Lucia - Alison Gish, mezzo-soprano Fabrizio - Rob McGinness, baritone Isacco - Spencer Viator, tenor Antonio - Jacob Wright, tenor Ernesto - Peter Warren, bass-baritone Giorgio - Samuel Ferreira, baritone Il Pretore - Daniel Fridley, bass Teatro Nuovo Chorus and Orchestra Rachelle Jonck, maestro al cembalo Jakob Lehmann, primo violino e capo d’orchestra

New York City Ballet - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 18, 2019 - Saratoga Springs

Serenade (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine) Mozartiana (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine) Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine) Balanchine retained a lifelong affection for Tschaikovsky, whose music inspired several of his greatest works. Serenade, the first original ballet Balanchine created in America, remains as luminous and alluring in its beauty as ever. Mozartiana, choreographed to a Tschaikovsky composition derived from Mozart piano pieces, creates an atmosphere of hushed contemplation that captivates. The grandeur of Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 never fails to weave its rapturous spell in concert with the sumptuous score.

Analía Goldberg's Trio - Gin Fizz Harlem
July 18, 2019 - New York

Analía Goldberg - Piano Patricio Bonfiglio - Bandoneon Christine Brebes - Violin Analía Goldberg is a world star and an ubiquitous presence to many tango events worldwide. She is known for her specific style after Maestro Osvaldo Pugliese. Analía Goldberg was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She spent part of her childhood in Wiesbaden before finally returning to Buenos Aires. After eleven years with the orchestra COLOR TANGO, she founded her sextet. She is always a guest at many international tango festivals, including Argentina, Brazil, France, Holland, Germany, China, Uruguay, Chile, Montreal.

Alexander Ishizuka-Hobbs, Violin Yumi Okazaki, Piano - Weill Recital Hall
July 18, 2019 - New York

Performers Alexander Ishizuka-Hobbs, Violin Yumi Okazaki, Piano

Tyler Blanton Group - Fat Cat
July 18, 2019 - New York

Tyler Blanton Group

After Hours hosted by Will Terrill - Fat Cat
July 18, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Will Terrill

The Objectively Incredible Show - Pine Box Rock Shop
July 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every third Thursday of the month I invite musicians/poets/artists to perform original pieces that improv teams use as inspiration for their sets

International Keyboard Institute and Festival: Vadym Kholodenko - Merkin Hall
July 18, 2019 - New York

Vadym Kholodenko is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic technically gifted performers of the new generation of pianists, praised by the Philadelphia Enquirer in his performance of Tchaikovsky with the Philadelphia Orchestra for "his absorbing melodic shading [and] glittering passage work." Winner of the 2013 Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Kholodenko has begun to forge an international career throughout Europe, Asia and North America to great critical acclaim. PROGRAM MOZART - Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475 BEETHOVEN - Bagatelles, Op. 126 BEETHOVEN - Rondo a capriccio, Op. 129 GODOVSKY - Studies on Chopin Etudes TCHAIKOVSKY - Piano Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth. 80

Buster Williams Quartet - Jazz Standard
July 19, 2019 - New York

Charles Anthony "Buster" Williams Jr. is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. At age sev­enteen, he was playing bass for the Gene Ammons/Sonny Stiff band; the long, long list of jazz giants with whom he's performed and recorded since then includes Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, and Sarah Vaughan, just to name a few. In 1980, Buster Williams received. GRAMMY Award nomination for his contribution to the album Love For Sale by The Great Jazz Trio, with pianist Hank Jones and drummer Tony Williams. His arrangements and compositions have been rec­orded by (among others) Roy Ayers, Roy Hargrove, Larry Coryell, Freddie Hubbard, Buck Hill, the Jazz Crusaders, Mary Lou Williams, and Herbie Hancock. His deep, resilient and inventive playing has made him the bassist of choice throughout the jazz world. "After working almost continuously for 30 years as a sideman," says Buster Williams, "I decided it was time to take the plunge, step up to the front, play my music, and express my concept of a cohesive musical unit. I've served my apprenticeship under many great masters and feel that it's my honor and privilege to carry on the lineage that makes ... (read more)

Drew Azzinaro Classical Guitar - Daily Planet Coffee
July 19, 2019 - Buffalo

Every Friday from Noon-1 one you can come enjoy some delicious coffee or tea with the warm sounds of live classical guitar at Daily Planet Cafe. Drew Azzinaro has been playing a variety of music on his guitar ranging from his compositions, jazz, pieces from the classical guitar cannon to music from around the world to offer musical mid day break for over 2 years now.

Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra Live Performance - Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 19, 2019 - New York

Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra is the first sound-based installation commissioned by The Met. Hybrid by design, it is a musical instrument, a series of live performances, and an installation composed of thirty-two sculptures, utilitarian vessels, and decorative objects from the Museum collection. Selected for their natural pitches, which range from low C to high G on the chromatic musical scale, they form an arresting and unexpectedly versatile instrument, similar to an organ with multiple pipes. The Vessel Orchestra has two distinct modes. During Museum hours, a pre-programmed audio interface will play a new composition written by Beer, activating the vessels in real time—"player piano-style." On Friday evenings, the exhibition will feature a diverse group of guest artists who will perform new compositions and improvisations on this radical musical instrument in a series of intimate concerts.

Twin Xl W/Marquee Grand - Tralf Music Hall
July 19, 2019 - Buffalo

21+ Admitted | 16+ Admitted With Parent Los Angeles trio, Twin XL, is the creative brainchild of songwriters and producers, Cameron Walker-Wright (vocals) and brothers Stephen Gomez (bass) and John Gomez (guitar). A perfect storm of the glistening retro synths, catchy bass-lines, memorable melodies and Walker's smooth vocal Marquee Grand is New Wave 90's Alt Rock with high energy on stage!

Pianist Tardo Hammer - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 19, 2019 - New York

Tardo Hammer (Piano) Join pianist Tardo Hammer and his invited guests for our after-hours set.

Takenori Nishiuchi Quartet - Tomi Jazz
July 19, 2019 - New York

Takenori Nishiuchi Quartet

Masterworks Series: Homage to a Golden Age - Bargemusic
July 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Violinist Daniel Kurganov and pianist Constantine Finehouse pay homage to the style and character of the great musicians of the early 20th century.

2019 International Maestro Piano and String Competition Winners Recital - Weill Recital Hall
July 19, 2019 - New York

Performers Winners Recital

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
July 19, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

Zaccai Curtis Band - Fat Cat
July 19, 2019 - New York

Zaccai Curtis Band

After Hours hosted by Kate Cosco - Fat Cat
July 19, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Kate Cosco

Masterworks Series: Haydn, Mozart - Bargemusic
July 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Semplice Players: Margo Shohl, violin; Adelya Shagidullina, viola; Wayne Smith, cello; with Mark Peskanov, guest violinist

Buster Williams Quartet - Jazz Standard
July 20, 2019 - New York

Charles Anthony "Buster" Williams Jr. is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. At age sev­enteen, he was playing bass for the Gene Ammons/Sonny Stiff band; the long, long list of jazz giants with whom he's performed and recorded since then includes Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, and Sarah Vaughan, just to name a few. In 1980, Buster Williams received. GRAMMY Award nomination for his contribution to the album Love For Sale by The Great Jazz Trio, with pianist Hank Jones and drummer Tony Williams. His arrangements and compositions have been rec­orded by (among others) Roy Ayers, Roy Hargrove, Larry Coryell, Freddie Hubbard, Buck Hill, the Jazz Crusaders, Mary Lou Williams, and Herbie Hancock. His deep, resilient and inventive playing has made him the bassist of choice throughout the jazz world. "After working almost continuously for 30 years as a sideman," says Buster Williams, "I decided it was time to take the plunge, step up to the front, play my music, and express my concept of a cohesive musical unit. I've served my apprenticeship under many great masters and feel that it's my honor and privilege to carry on the lineage that makes ... (read more)

Repeat Repeat W/ Special Guests - Buffalo Iron Works
July 20, 2019 - Buffalo

On their new album Glazed, *repeat repeat deliver a batch of songs entirely true to the album's title: sugary and sticky and impossibly shiny, all glistening harmonies and candy-coated hooks. But beneath the gloss lies something more jarring and jagged, a raw vitality generated by the Nashville band's buzzy rhythms and blistering guitar work. Fortified by the distinctly thoughtful songwriting of husband-and-wife duo Jared and Kristyn Corder, the result is an album that finds an unlikely power in irrepressible sweetness. The follow-up to 2017's Floral Canyon, Glazed marks a period of major growth for *repeat repeat, who've spent the better part of the last few years touring, highlighted by a 2018 debut at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival that saw them lavishly praised by Rolling Stone, who hailed them as "Most Enthusiastic Rockers". In bringing the new album to life, *repeat repeat worked closely with producer Patrick Carney (drummer for The Black Keys and producer for such artists as Arctic Monkeys, Black Lips, and Tobias Jesso Jr.), immersing themselves in a more rigorous songwriting and recording process than they'd ever attempted before.

Nycb Gala: Apollo & the Muses - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 20, 2019 - Saratoga Springs

A Summer Celebration

Almost Queen • a Tribute to Queen W/ Black Dog, a Tribute to Led Zeppelin - Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester
July 20, 2019 - Port Chester

his event is 18 and over This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

Jim Vozga Acoustic Folk - Daily Planet Coffee
July 20, 2019 - Buffalo

Jim has been pleasing audiences with his classic style of Americana/folk, since the early days of coffee house, cafe performers, and he has been a staple at Daily Planet since we opened in 2014.

Pianist Jon Davis - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 20, 2019 - New York

Jon Davis (Piano) Join pianist Jon Davis for our after-hours set.

Eric Comstock - Birdland Jazz Club
July 20, 2019 - New York

ERIC COMSTOCK & SEAN SMITH with special guest BARBARA FASANO Smart, suave & utterly delightful … an ingenious musical wit … a dispenser of cabaret caviar. The New York Times Erudite … Expert musicianship & joie de vivre in equal measure." – The New Yorker Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great.

Weird Al' Yankovic - Forest Hills Stadium
July 20, 2019 - Forest Hills

Weird Al" Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and fifteen career nominations. The legendary musical satirist follows his sold-out 2018 tour of intimate venues – where he played deep cuts for his hardcore fans – with his biggest show ever. Weird Al is back to playing the hits and classics with his Strings Attached tour, a high-energy rock and comedy production featuring his original band, costumes, props, a video wall and – for the first time – background singers and a full symphony orchestra. "Weird Al" Yankovic is best known for sending up the biggest hits in the world with his own hit parodies, including "Eat It," "Like A Surgeon," "Smells Like Nirvana," "Amish Paradise," "White & Nerdy," and "Word Crimes." Yankovic's last album, 2014's Mandatory Fun, made history as the first comedy album ever to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. —

New York City Ballet - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 20, 2019 - Saratoga Springs

Coppélia (Delibes/Balanchine, Danilova) Considered one of the greatest comedic ballets of the 19th Century, Coppélia premiered in Saratoga in 1974 and was co-commissioned by SPAC. Choreographed by George Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova after Marius Petipa, it has remained one of the best-loved classical works in the ballet repertory. Called one of the "happiest ballets in existence," it tells the story of an eccentric inventor and the lifelike doll he creates. The work is visually stunning, with storybook sets and a cast of dancing children. The music of Coppélia links two great historical periods of ballet — the French Romantic style and the Russian Classical style.

Performers Theater Workshop - Don't Tell Mama
July 20, 2019 - New York

Young People Performers Dean Kravitz at the piano

Joe Lesky - Don't Tell Mama
July 20, 2019 - New York

Join piano singer-songwriter Joe Lesky as he tackles New York City for the third time, following a string of shows in his native New Jersey and a recent Don't Tell Mama debut. His setlist of original tunes includes fan-favorites such as 'Look in Your Eyes' and 'Exceptional', as well as tunes off of his new EP, "Specific Ambiguity

Rhiannon Payne, Kaleb Dorr, Shannon Vanderlaan - Funk 'n Waffles
July 20, 2019 - Syracuse

All Ages Rhiannon Payne is a musician/songwriter who loves to play, perform, and dance around for any audience that comes her way. "Music is for the soul"

International Keyboard Institute and Festival: Alon Goldstein - Merkin Hall
July 20, 2019 - New York

Alon Goldstein is one of the most original and sensitive pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence, dynamic personality, artistic vision and innovative programming. He has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, and London Philharmonic. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, he studied with Leon Fleisher and received scholarships from the American Israel Cultural Foundation. He was recently named Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. PROGRAM BEETHOVEN - Sonata in E-Flat Major "Quasi una fantasia," Op. 27 No. 1 BERNSTEIN - "The Masque" from Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" AVNER DORMAN - Sonata No. 3 - Dance Suite (2005) SCHUMANN - Kinderszenen, Op. 15 BEETHOVEN - Sonata in C-Sharp Minor, "Quasi una fantasia," Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight"

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
July 20, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Salon - Don't Tell Mama
July 21, 2019 - New York

New York's Most Award-Winning Open Mic Hosted by Mark Janas at The Piano Produced by Tanya Moberly A Different Co-Host & Theme Every Week!

Masterworks Series: Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven - Bargemusic
July 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Haydn String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 ("Sunrise") Rachmaninoff String Quartet No.1 Beethoven String Quartet No. 2 in G-Major, Op. 18 No. 2 Fine Arts Quartet: Ralph Evans, violin; Efim Boico, violin; Gil Sharon, viola; Niklas Schmidt, cello

Buster Williams Quartet - Jazz Standard
July 21, 2019 - New York

Charles Anthony "Buster" Williams Jr. is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. At age sev­enteen, he was playing bass for the Gene Ammons/Sonny Stiff band; the long, long list of jazz giants with whom he's performed and recorded since then includes Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, and Sarah Vaughan, just to name a few. In 1980, Buster Williams received. GRAMMY Award nomination for his contribution to the album Love For Sale by The Great Jazz Trio, with pianist Hank Jones and drummer Tony Williams. His arrangements and compositions have been rec­orded by (among others) Roy Ayers, Roy Hargrove, Larry Coryell, Freddie Hubbard, Buck Hill, the Jazz Crusaders, Mary Lou Williams, and Herbie Hancock. His deep, resilient and inventive playing has made him the bassist of choice throughout the jazz world. "After working almost continuously for 30 years as a sideman," says Buster Williams, "I decided it was time to take the plunge, step up to the front, play my music, and express my concept of a cohesive musical unit. I've served my apprenticeship under many great masters and feel that it's my honor and privilege to carry on the lineage that makes ... (read more)

Bell Canto Quartet - Daily Planet Coffee
July 21, 2019 - Buffalo

String Quartet plays wonderful classical music and their own arrangements and interpretation of many favorites. You will enjoy the music these talented ladies bring on the third Sunday of every month.

Solo Piano Salon With Spike Wilner - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 21, 2019 - New York

Spike Wilner (Piano) Join pianist Spike Wilner for an afternoon of solo piano, there is no cover charge for this performance.

John Merrill & Friends - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 21, 2019 - New York

John Merrill (Guitar) Join guitarist John Merrill & friends for our after-hours set.

John Marino Trio - Tomi Jazz
July 21, 2019 - New York

John Marino Trio

Heart - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 21, 2019 - Saratoga Springs

With Special Guests Sheryl Crow and Lucie Silvas

International Keyboard Institute and Festival: Vladimir Feltsman - Merkin Hall
July 21, 2019 - New York

Pianist and conductor Vladimir Feltsman is one of the most versatile and constantly interesting musicians of our time. He has appeared with all the major American orchestras and on the most prestigious musical stages and festivals worldwide. A dedicated educator of young musicians, Mr. Feltsman holds the Distinguished Chair of Professor of Piano at the State University of New York, New Paltz, and is a member of the piano faculty at the Mannes School of Music in New York City. He is founder/Artistic Director of PianoSummer at New Paltz. PROGRAM BEETHOVEN - Seven Bagatelles, Op. 33 BEETHOVEN - Sonata in C-Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" CHOPIN - Three Nocturnes, Op. 9 CHOPIN - Nocturne in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 48 No. 2 CHOPIN - Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
July 21, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Bulla en El Barrio - Flushing Town Hall
July 21, 2019 - Flushing

Celebrate the bullerengue tradition born in the Urabá and Caribbean region of Colombia. From its early days, bullerengue has been a tool for women to express themselves through music and dance; uniting communities and celebrating life through music, dance, and the stories that these songs tell. Come ready to dance to this exuberant music


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