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May 12, 2019 - 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.

Masterworks Series: Schubert, Beethoven - Bargemusic
May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Schubert String Quartet No. 12 in C minor ("Quartettsatz"), D. 703 Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Lms Suzuki Spring Festival - Merkin Hall
May 12, 2019 - New York

Lucy Moses School Suzuki students and faculty combine to perform works for flute, violin, viola, cello, and guitar. The program also includes a performance by the Lucy Moses Chamber Orchestra. The Festival is divided into two parts: 10:00am and 11:30 am.

Lms/Sms Chamberfest - Merkin Hall
May 12, 2019 - New York

Lucy Moses and Special Music School students perform chamber works for a variety of ensemble combinations.

Megg Farrell - Skinny Dennis
May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Megg Farrell

Tali Roth plays Classical Guitar - St John's in the Village Episcopal Church
May 12, 2019 - New York

SUN, MAY 12: Classical guitar solo: Tali Roth Head of the guitar program on the faculty of the Juilliard School, Ms. Roth has been hailed by Classical Guitar magazine as "an extraordinary solo and chamber musician” and by The New York Times as a “marvelous classical guitarist”. Bring your mother after a Mother's Day brunch, and celebrate Mother’s Day in the most beautiful way with her! Join us this Sunday for this Special Mother's Day event with Tali Roth, one of the greatest guitarists and a mother herself! PROGRAM: Barrios | La Cathedral ( inspired by Bach ) J.S.Bach | 2nd violin partita; Lauro - 4 Venezuelan valses Piazzolla | Milonga del Angel & Primavera Portena Other guitar solo compositions ABOUT THE ARTIST: One of the world’s leading and most charismatic guitarists, Tali Roth has been hailed by Classical Guitar magazine as "an extraordinary solo and chamber musician” and by The New York Times as a “marvelous classical guitarist”. Her past engagements include performing on the soundtrack for Woody Allen’s 2010 film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Since her Carnegie Hall debut, Ms. Roth has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Ca... (read more)

Classical Interludes: Daedalus Quartet - Brooklyn Public Library
May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Praised by The New Yorker as "a fresh and vital young participant in what is a golden age of American string quartets," the Daedalus Quartet has established itself as a leader among the new generation of string ensembles. Since winning the top prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2001, the Daedalus Quartet has impressed critics and listeners alike with the security, technical finish, interpretive unity, and sheer gusto of its performances. The New York Times has praised the Daedalus Quartet's "insightful and vibrant" Haydn, the "impressive intensity" of their Beethoven, their "luminous" Berg, and the "riveting focus" of their Dutilleux.

InterSchool Orchestras of New York Mother's Day Concert - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
May 12, 2019 - New York

The InterSchool Orchestras of New York's Mother's Day Concert will feature all four orchestras of the program- Morningside, Carnegie Hall, Concert Orchestra, and ISO Symphony. The four ensembles will be led by Maestros Petko Dimitrov, Barry Stern, Steven Rochen, and Matt Rotjan.

New York Youth Symphony - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
May 12, 2019 - New York

This performance features the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Michael Repper, and pianist Fei-Fei in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. This final concert of the NYYS's 18-19 season opens with the world premiere of Ryan Lindveit's Close Up at a Distance, co-commissioned and premiered by the New York Youth Symphony and Interlochen Arts Academy as part of NYYS's First Music Program. The program concludes with Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5.

Chamber Music Recital - The Juilliard School
May 12, 2019 - New York

Chamber Music Recital

Tabitha Rhee, Viola - The Juilliard School
May 12, 2019 - New York

Tabitha Rhee, Viola

Honors Chamber Music Recital - The Juilliard School
May 12, 2019 - New York

Honors Chamber Music Recital

Juilliard Drama Presents Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' - The Juilliard School
May 12, 2019 - New York

Jenny Koons, Director Juilliard Drama presents Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

Glimpse - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through May 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

What shape is the sound of a double bass? What does purple sound like? How do you sing a tree? Using responsive technology and colorful live projections, innovative Dutch company Oorkaan presents a visual concert that poetically and playfully imagines what music might look like if we could see it. Young audiences are transported to an enchanted space where music activates a range of possibilities. Featuring Oorkaan's original jazz-inflected compositions, including vocals, a double bass, and percussion, Glimpse is full of sensory surprises, offering a multitude of ways for children to connect to music.

Everything Is Everything: The Life and Music of Donny Hathaway - Apollo Theater
May 13, 2019 - New York

Donny Hathaway (1945 – 1979) gifted us with a catalog of music that is as vital today as when the songs were first recorded. Ahead of the Apollo premiere of Twisted Melodies, a powerful play honoring the artistic legacy and personal struggles of singer and composer Donny Hathaway, songwriter and musician Gordon Chambers leads an exploration into Hathaway's music and timeless influence.

Charles Ives Concert Series - Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
May 13, 2019 - New York

The Charles Ives Concert Series will, for the first time, present a concert in New York City entitled 'The Ives Series in NY: Charles Ives and His Living Legacy.' The program will feature Ives Series Artists performing works by Ives, the series two artistic directors - Frucht and Cziner, 2019 Composer-in-Residence Robert Paterson, and Nina C. Young and Justin Dello Joio, two previous composers-in-residence. The goal of the concert is to tell the Ives story from a hometown perspective and to tell it to a broader audience, outside of the greater Danbury area. Artists featured on the program include pianist Marika Bournaki, violist Molly Goldman, cellist Mitch Lyon, violinist George Meyer, pianist Mika Sasaki, violist Jacob Shack, cellist Julian Schwarz, violinist Chelsea Starbuck Smith. The Series is presented by the Danbury Music Centre, an 84-year old community music organization based in Ives's hometown of Danbury, CT. Founded in 2015, the Series brings some of the most exciting emerging solo and chamber musicians in the United States to the greater Danbury area to perform the music of Ives and related works of others, American composers, and music that transcends the traditi... (read more)

Pit Stop Players: Illuminations - The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
May 13, 2019 - New York

Three premieres, including two inspired by Alan Lightman's best-selling novel EINSTEIN'S DREAMS The Pit Stop Players, the genre-defying 18-member chamber group composed of Broadway pit musicians, presents the world premiere of legendary Broadway orchestrator Jonathan Tunick's "Serenade for Strings," the world premiere of Joshua Rosenblum's Einstein's Dreams Concert Suite, and the American premiere of Kevin Lau's "Illumination," a double concerto for piano, percussion, and strings, with soloists Garah Landes and Greg Landes . Also on the program: incandescent works by Messiaen, Muczynski, Rodriguez, and Stravinsky.

Yi-Hsuan Ethan Lin, Baroque Violin - The Juilliard School
May 13, 2019 - New York

Yi-Hsuan Ethan Lin, Baroque Violin

Jon Elbaz Trio 'After-Hours' - Smalls Live
May 13, 2019 - New York City

JONATHAN ELBAZ piano Never Give Up

Chien Tai Ashley Wang, Viola - The Juilliard School
May 13, 2019 - New York

Chien Tai Ashley Wang, Viola

Myka Murphy, Mezzo-soprano - The Juilliard School
May 13, 2019 - New York

Myka Murphy, Mezzo-Soprano

Yeri Roh, Violin - The Juilliard School
May 13, 2019 - New York

Yeri Roh, Violin

Keats Dieffenbach, Baroque Violin - The Juilliard School
May 13, 2019 - New York

Keats Dieffenbach, Baroque Violin

Lea Salonga - Sony Hall
May 13, 2019 - New York

Broadway royalty, Disney princess and international superstar Lea Salonga brings her unmistakable voice to Sony Hall for an unforgettable evening of music and memories. The New York Times calls Salonga a voice that sweeps across continents as it conjures the aspirations of the inner princesses in millions and BroadwayWorld proclaims her concert quite simply one of the best many members of the audience may ever attend. Young and old can share an evening with a true legend as she sings Broadway, pop, standards and many of the songs made famous by her iconic voice.

Celebrating Richard Tucker - The Metropolitan Opera Guild
May 14, 2019 - New York

The legendary Richard Tucker was one of opera's most remarkable tenors. Presented by one of his three sons, Dr. David Tucker, and his biographer, James Drake, this intimate event celebrates the life and career of this unparalleled artist, and features archival footage of interviews and performances.

Classical Trance: Nancy Jones, Piano - ShapeShifter Lab
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

American classical pianist, Nancy Jones, offers a solo piano program called "Classical Trance". Featuring the works of Philip Glass, Ludivico Einaudi, and J.S. Bach, the concert is an invitation to transcendence - an ephemeral space to collectively exhale any current limitations of thought or form and inhale a freedom that transcends our current self-definition.

Hop on the Mof Train - ShapeShifter Lab
May 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Flux 8:15-9:05, Moongel 9:05 to 9:55, Orange 9:55 to 10:45 -- Flux: Flux is a four piece future soul band from Brooklyn. A group of musical artists tapping new and traditional influences. With each member bringing different roots and an individual style to the band, our music is a unique product of musical alchemy. Flux creates intimate, interactive energy with their audience with each show being unique. More than just a sum of all parts, Flux is its own spirit.

Beat Girl! Featuring Bettina May! - Sid Gold's Request Room
May 14, 2019 - New York

Glittery Gals! Sparkling Drinks! And One Glamorous Songbird!

Ilia Laskin, Piano - The Juilliard School
May 14, 2019 - New York

Ilia Laskin, Piano

Yuki Beppu, Violin - The Juilliard School
May 14, 2019 - New York

Yuki Beppu, Violin

Harriet Langley, Violin - The Juilliard School
May 14, 2019 - New York

Harriet Langley, Violin

Lenka Petrovic, Harp - The Juilliard School
May 14, 2019 - New York

Lenka Petrovic, Harp

Juilliard Drama presents Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' - The Juilliard School
May 14, 2019 - New York

Jenny Koons, Director Juilliard Drama presents Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

Jacob Van Der Sloot, Viola - The Juilliard School
May 14, 2019 - New York

Jacob van der Sloot, Viola

Sal the Voice's Supper Club with 18 Pc. New Millennium Big Band - Suffolk Theater
May 14, 2019 - Riverhead

Kick off your summer this year with the sounds of Sal the Voice Valentinetti performing along with Suffolk Theater favorites-- the 18-piece New Millennium Big Band! Known as the 20-year old college student that took the nation by storm on America's Got Talent -- Sal's flawless vocals, larger than life personality, and his heart of gold shot him to stardom! And in a rare pairing – Sal will be joined by a full- large scale- big band- Suffolk Theater favorites The 18-piece New Millennium Orchestra - you'll have an elegant, fun, and forever memorable start to your summer... and at the end, you can say.... "I DID IT MY... WAY..." A Brian Rosenberg New York Production

Take Life as it Comes! An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan - The Morgan Library & Museum
May 14, 2019 - New York

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players A sextet of stars of New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, also known as The Wand'ring Minstrels, perform an evening of Gilbert & Sullivan favorites, featuring many selections from the full repertoire of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas. A signature section concludes the program, where the Minstrels amaze by performing impromptu audience requests! Highlights from the Morgan's extensive Gilbert & Sullivan collection will be on view.

Juilliard Drama Presents Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' - The Juilliard School
May 15, 2019 - New York

Jenny Koons, Director Juilliard Drama presents Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'

Lea Salonga - Sony Hall
May 15, 2019 - New York

Broadway royalty, Disney princess and international superstar Lea Salonga brings her unmistakable voice to Sony Hall for an unforgettable evening of music and memories. The New York Times calls Salonga a voice that sweeps across continents as it conjures the aspirations of the inner princesses in millions and BroadwayWorld proclaims her concert quite simply one of the best many members of the audience may ever attend. Young and old can share an evening with a true legend as she sings Broadway, pop, standards and many of the songs made famous by her iconic voice.

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through May 15, 2019 - 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.

Three extraordinary young soloists debut - Alice Tully Hall
May 16, 2019 - New York

Three extraordinary Young Concert Artists soloists make their New York concert debuts with the Orchestra of Luke’s conducted by Teddy Abrams. The artists debuting are: 23-year-old flutist Anthony Trionfo - Ibert Flute Concerto 18-year-old violinist SooBeen Lee - Chausson Poème, Op. 25 17-year-old pianist Nathan Lee – Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Now in its 58th season, Young Concert Artists has discovered and launches the careers of exceptional young musicians who become renowned artists of international stature. Among them are pianists Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Ray Chen and Anne Akiko Meyers, and soprano Julia Bullock. CONCERT TICKETS: $70, $45, $25 Online: https://bit.ly/2Z7d8ap or call Young Concert Artists 212-307-6655 or Alice Tully Hall box office, 1941 Broadway at 65th Street Seniors and Students: Half-price tickets available BENEFIT TICKETS: Michelle Shim michelle@yca.org PRESS CONTACT: Karin Sansaricq karin@yca.org

NYYS Composition: Songwriter Showcase 2019 - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
May 16, 2019 - New York

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Joe's Pub at The Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003 This year-end concert will showcase original student works created throughout the season. Student works will be brought to life by performers participating in the Harlem School of Arts Musical Theatre program, accompanied by a Broadway pit band, and led by a seasoned Broadway Musical director.

2018 Young Concert Artists Gala Benefit Evening - Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall
May 16, 2019 - New York

Presenting flutist Anthony Trionfo, violinist SooBeen Lee, and pianist Nathan Lee in their concerto debuts with Orchestra of St. Luke's. Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto Ernest Chausson Poéme Op. 25 Felix Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor

Cc & the Boys - Skinny Dennis
May 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Cc & the Boys

Passageways: Songs of Connection, Abnormal & Sublime - Dixon Place
May 16, 2019 - New York

Written, performed, composed by Amy Oestreicher Passageways explores the physical and emotional repairs that accompany the path to recovery from a decade of the playwright's autobiographical trauma, including sexual abuse by a trusted mentor, rapidly succeeded by a gastrectomy, coma, organ failure, six years unable to eat or drink a drop of fluid, 28 reconstructive surgeries and the long-winded journey of PTSD that follows. This multidisciplinary narrative explores trauma through the archetypal hero's journey, incorporating live-painting, movement, and original music while illustrated by mixed-media art, and visual media. The story follows the exploration of a woman redefining 'home' after trauma. She recreates herself through the discovery of the arts and is able to reclaim her voice and rejoin her community. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder begins a call to adventure through an archetypal hero's journey.

Evgeny Kissin, Piano - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
May 16, 2019 - New York

Whether he's spinning threads of golden melody in Chopin, snapping off a fistful of notes in Prokofiev, or exploring the music of a rarely heard Jewish master, Evgeny Kissin has earned his living legend status. Praised for his "blend of technical mastery and eloquent artistry" (The New York Times) as well as the "lovely limpid clarity" (The Telegraph) of his playing, a Kissin recital is always the one you cannot miss.

Kix With Guests Rahway & Streetlight Circus - The Space at Westbury
May 16, 2019 - Westbury

Look for KIX– Steve Whiteman (lead vocals), Jimmy Chalfant (drums, vocals), Ronnie Younkins(guitars), Brian Forsythe (guitars) and Mark Schenker (bass)—to release their first new album in almost two decades on Aug 5th, thanks to their new partnership with Loud & Proud Records. What makes the project even more exciting and anticipated is that the album features the band's original line-up, with the exception of Schenker on bass. "The boys and I are so happy that our old friend, Tom Lipsky, has invited us to join the Loud & Proud family," exclaims Whiteman. "We worked with Tom and Madelyn Scarpulla on our last studio album, SHOW BUSINESS, and we're looking forward to working with them again with the release of the first new KIX album in almost 19 years! We'll still be coming to a dump near you very soon!" Loud & Proud Owner & President Tom Lipsky adds, "What I have always loved about KIX is they make rock 'n roll fun. What I love about their new music is that it's pure, genuine KIX music, straight up guitar rock with no compromise. They're not chasing trends or trying to re-invent themselves. They're simply doing what they do best…and now they can do it Loud and Proud!" Marking th... (read more)

Sung Moon Park, Cello - The Juilliard School
May 16, 2019 - New York

Sung Moon Park, Cello

Bethanne Walker, Classical Flute - The Juilliard School
May 16, 2019 - New York

Bethanne Walker, Classical Flute

Elinor Rufeizen, Conducting - The Juilliard School
May 16, 2019 - New York

Elinor Rufeizen, Conducting

Ruiqi Ren, Baroque Violin - The Juilliard School
May 16, 2019 - New York

Ruiqi Ren, Baroque Violin

Composition Date 2019 | NYYS Composition - Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space
May 16, 2019 - New York

Featuring original student compositions performed by members of all NYYS programs.

Katy Wong, Harp - The Juilliard School
May 16, 2019 - New York

Katy Wong, Harp

ÄNeas Humm, Baritone - The Juilliard School
May 16, 2019 - New York

Äneas Humm, Baritone

Xu Cheng, Piano - The Juilliard School
May 16, 2019 - New York

Xu Cheng, Piano

New Amsterdam Singers presents MISATANGO - The Church of the Holy Trinity
May 16, 2019 - New York

New Amsterdam Singers (choir) performs Misa a Buenos Aires/Misatango for chorus, mezzo-soprano (Kara Dugan), strings, bandoneon (Rodolfo Zanetti), and piano by Argentine-born Martín Palmeri; two works by Astor Piazzolla from his cycle, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano for chorus and guitar (Pierre Ferreyra-Mansilla.)

Masterworks Series: Dowland, Beethoven, Schubert, Leisner, Borisov, Waldteufel - Bargemusic
May 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

John Dowland Can She Excuse My Wrongs; I Saw My Lady Weep; Come Again Beethoven Adelaide, Op. 46 Schubert Ständchen; Gesang des Harfners; Die Taubenpost David Leisner West Wind Boris Borisov Zvyozdy na nebe (Stars in the Sky) Emile Waldteufel Milaya (Darling) Traditional Brazilian Song Engenho Novo (The New Sugar Mill) James Onstad, tenor; David Leisner, guitar

Dark Star Orchestra - The Capitol Theatre
May 17, 2019 - Port Chester

Performing to critical acclaim celebrating their 20th anniversary year in 2017 and over 2600 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra's members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations. Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that contagious energy... in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent ... (read more)

Chamber Music America Celebrates National Chamber Music Month - Flushing Town Hall
May 17, 2019 - Flushing

Join Chamber Music America (CMA) in concert for the 7th Annual National Chamber Music Month, celebrating the many styles of small ensemble music performed today. Highly acclaimed and distinctive ensembles Chano Dominguez and the Beijing Guitar Duo present a program that includes new works funded through CMA's commissioning programs.

Rebecca Nelson, Baroque Violin - The Juilliard School
May 17, 2019 - New York

Rebecca Nelson, Baroque Violin

NYC Master Chorale Presents Celestial Journey - St Jean Baptiste Church
May 17, 2019 - New York

Celestial Journey, featuring a multi-disciplinary collaboration with Yarn/Wire and 17th Street Dance from the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC. The program will include music by New York composers Jonathan Leshoff, Abraham Kaplan, and Tarik O’Regan. This marks the Chorale’s third collaboration with a dance company, their second with Yarn/Wire, and their third with the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC. Jonathan Leshnoff: Zohar Tarik O’Regan: Dorchester Canticles Abraham Kaplan; Glorious New York City Master Chorale 17th Street Dance Yarn/Wire Thea Kano, conductor

Justin Clay Smith, Double Bass - The Juilliard School
May 17, 2019 - New York

Justin Clay Smith, Double Bass

Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim, Violin - The Juilliard School
May 17, 2019 - New York

Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim, Violin

Time For Three - The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
May 17, 2019 - New York

Time for Three – violinist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violinist Charles Yang, and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer – is a group that defies any traditional genre classification, happily and infectiously. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the American trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, giving world-premieres by Pulitzer Prize-winners William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon as well as playing originals and their own arrangements of everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and more.

Choreographic Honors - The Juilliard School
May 17, 2019 - New York

A sampling of works curated from workshops and performances by Dance Division students throughout the year.

Sasha Scolnik-brower, Conducting - The Juilliard School
May 17, 2019 - New York

Sasha Scolnik-brower, Conducting

Agnes Tse, Violin - The Juilliard School
May 17, 2019 - New York

Agnes Tse, Violin

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through May 17, 2019 - 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!

Masterworks Series: Dvorak, Brahms - Bargemusic
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, "Dumky" Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87 Semplice Players: Adelya Nartadjieva, violin; Sujin Lee, cello; Lana Suran, piano

Bb King Blues Band Featuring Michael Lee - Daryl's House Club
May 18, 2019 - Pawling

BB King's legendary blues band teams up with Michael Lee from the Voice for a magical night of music.

Central City Chorus presents "Music Magnifical" - St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
May 18, 2019 - New York

Central City Chorus, directed by Phillip Cheah, is delighted to close its 38th season with “Music Magnifical”, featuring two iconic British choral works of the 20th century: Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and John Rutter’s Requiem.

Off the Road Again W/Sean Walsh - Skinny Dennis
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Off the Road Again W/Sean Walsh

Philippe Treuille's Premieres - Church of the Incarnation
May 18, 2019 - New York

On May 18, Philippe Treuille will showcase the premieres of two new pieces for full choir and orchestra at Church of the Incarnation. The first half of the program will feature Nuptialis, a wedding piece. The second half of the program will feature Baptismus, a baptism piece.

Dark Star Orchestra - The Capitol Theatre
May 18, 2019 - Port Chester

Performing to critical acclaim celebrating their 20th anniversary year in 2017 and over 2600 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra's members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations. Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that contagious energy... in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent ... (read more)

The MET Orchestra - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
May 18, 2019 - New York

The stars align on the Carnegie Hall stage when The MET Orchestra—praised for its "lush, shimmering sound" and "superb" playing (The New York Times)—is conducted by a podium giant, Valery Gergiev. Called "eclectic, wizardly, unsurpassable" by The New Criterion, Gergiev brings trademark intensity and precision to an evening of thrilling music.

Grand Organ Series: Ken Cowan - Saint Thomas Church
May 18, 2019 - New York

In the final of six Grand Organ recitals, Ken Cowan plays the Miller-Scott Organ. “[There is] no doubt as to the player’s extraordinary muscle and aptitude.” - The American Organist. No tickets required. Donation requested. Program: Overture to ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ Richard Wagner (1813-1883) arranged by Edwin H. Lemare (1865-1934) Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op. 36, no. 3 Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) Humoresque (Hommage à Marcel Dupré), Op. 77 Rachel Laurin (b. 1961) Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) arranged by Max Reger (1873-1916) Danse Macabre Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) arranged by Ken Cowan (b. 1974) Suite, Op. 5 Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986) - Prelude - Sicilienne - Toccata

Ba Ban Chinese Music Society: Changes - the Energy of Music & Dance - Flushing Town Hall
May 18, 2019 - Flushing

Inspired by the ancient Chinese wisdom residing in the Book of Change (I-Ching), which explores the concept of Bagua (eight trigrams) and Yin-Yang, this music and dance work "Changes" demonstrates the Eastern thought of the power of changes, the relationship between changeable small units, and the big universal energy, that emanates from humans and nature. Performed by Zhou Yi and Ban Ban Chinese Music Society of New York.

The Fab Faux With The Hogshead Horns & The Creme Tangerine Strings Perform Abbey Road And A Hard Day's Night In Their Entireties - The Space at Westbury
May 18, 2019 - Westbury

With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. Imagine hearing complex material like "Strawberry Fields Forever" or "I Am the Walrus" performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as "Because", "Nowhere Man", and "Paperback Writer", reproduced not only note-for-note, but with extra vocalists to achieve a double-tracked effect. The musical virtuosity of The Fab Faux – in actuality five of the hardest working musicians in NYC – completely up-ends the concept of a Beatles tribute band. Far beyond being extended sets of cover versions, their astounding shows are an inspired re-discovery of the Beatles' musical magic, as The Fab Faux tackles the group's most demanding material live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed. Calling them, "the greatest Beatles cover band – without the wigs," Rolling Stone... (read more)

Max Yilong Ma, Piano - The Juilliard School
May 18, 2019 - New York

Max Yilong Ma, Piano

Ember Choral Concert: A Second Simplicity - St. John's in the Village Church
May 18, 2019 - New York

A return to simplicity – and the possibility of sharing its joyful wisdom as we age – is the focus of the Ember ensemble concert titled A Second Simplicity that will take place on Saturday, May 18th in NYC. The concert will conclude Ember’s year-long examination and celebration of the second half of life, in this case through the deepened life experience of a retirement-aged population able to live happily with paradoxes, doubts and mysteries. A Second Simplicity will feature the world premiere of Matt Van Brink’s composition "With its Wonders", on a text by Rabindranath Tagore, that speaks to the discovery that, as we age, “new melodies break forth... new country is revealed with its wonders.” Among the other compositions will be Ysaÿe Barnwell’s "Wanting Memories", David Moore’s "Remembrance", Sydney Guillaume’s "Le Dernier Voyage" and Eric Nelson’s "When Memory Fades". Ember’s composer in residence, Cheryl B. Engelhardt, will premiere her new composition,"Taurus". The concert is framed by portions of Stephen Sondheim’s "Into the Woods".

Pre-College Student Recital - The Juilliard School
May 18, 2019 - New York

Pre-College Student Recital

Pre-College Student Recital - The Juilliard School
May 18, 2019 - New York

Pre-College Student Recital

Choreographic Honors - The Juilliard School
May 18, 2019 - New York

A sampling of works curated from workshops and performances by Dance Division students throughout the year.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Sings - Kings Theatre
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sing in the spring and summer with Brooklyn Youth Chorus's 600 glorious voices. This incredible day of music draws from a wide range of choral traditions, both sacred and secular to Brooklyn's own Kings Theatre. Check the Brooklyn Youth Chorus website for a breakdown of each concert.

Yijia Wang, Piano - The Juilliard School
May 18, 2019 - New York

Yijia Wang, Piano

Damien Escobar - Sony Hall
May 18, 2019 - New York

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm. Sony Hall is a first come, first seated venue. Arrive early for the best seats! Damien Escobar is a world renowned violinist, author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, hailing from Jamaica, Queens, New York. His musical career spans over a decade, and his inspiring journey of making it big, losing it all, fighting to rebuild, and getting a second chance at success is as much apart of his brand identity than being among the top violinist in the world.

Rhymes With Opera presents the World Premiere of The Impossible She - 124 Bank Street Theatre
Through May 18, 2019 - New York

Rhymes With Opera presents the World Premiere of The Impossible She May 10-18, 2019 Rhymes With Opera presents the World Premiere of The Impossible She at 124 Bank Street Theatre, 124 Bank St, New York, NY, from May 10-18, 2019 at 8pm. General admission tickets are $20, VIP tickets are $50 (includes special VIP reception with artists at 6:45pm, for 5/10 and 5/17 performances only) and may be purchased online at www.rhymeswithopera.org. For more information, visit www.rhymeswithopera.org/impossible. The Impossible She dramatizes the relationship between two women who found each other amidst a complicated world - a world where men in positions of power have told them, in one way or another, that their minds and bodies have little value. One of these women is Eleanor Roosevelt, who is about to become the First Lady of the United States. The other is Lorena Hickok (or Hick, as everyone calls her), a feisty journalist assigned to introduce Eleanor Roosevelt to the world.  Fantastically told through metaphysical poetry, fragments of newspaper accounts, intimate letters, and Depression-era ballads, the opera retells these women's stories as a classic love triangle - between E... (read more)

Harlem Gospel Choir - Sunday Gospel Brunch - All You Can Eat Buffet - Sony Hall
May 19, 2019 - New York

General Admission Only 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. Doors: 12:30 pm / Show: 1:30 pm. Sony Hall is a first come, first seated venue. Arrive early for the best seats!

Angelica Women's Chamber Choir presents "Vox Feminarum: Celebrating Women Composers" - St. John Nepomucene
May 19, 2019 - New York

Angelica Women’s Chamber Choir, directed by Marie Caruso, presents “Vox Feminarum,” featuring works written by women composers dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. Highlights include selections from the Codex Las Huelgas (13th c., Anon.); rarely heard works by Vittoria Aleotti, Hildegard von Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Maddelena Casulana, Sulpitia Cesis, and Barbara Strozzi; a premiere work by 18th-c. composer Maria Rosa Coccia; and contemporary works by Abbie Burt Betinis, Eleanor Daley, Julie Dolphin, Sarah Quartel, and more. Joining Angelica is guest artist Richard Kolb on lute and theorbo.

Masterworks Series: Brahms and Dvorak - Bargemusic
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brahms Five Hungarian Dances Dvorak Complete Slavonic Dances Misha Dichter, Cipa Dichter, piano

Musica Viva NY - The Brick Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

Peace, whether it be at the personal or global level, is what most people want for themselves, their families, their countries, and the world. Amidst today’s ever-changing and fast-moving world, peace can often feel far away, but great musical masterworks can always provide a way to unite humanity through shared experiences. Join the Musica Viva NY Choir and acclaimed organist Renée Anne Louprette, former Associate Music Director at All Souls Church, for reflective works by Maurice Duruflé, Francis Poulenc, and Arvo Pärt, closing our 18-19 season.

MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG: THE CENTENNIAL - Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
May 19, 2019 - New York

MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996) was one of the most prolific composers in history who's Holocaust-related opera "The Passenger" was the centerpiece of a 2014 Lincoln Center Festival, and who's worldwide recognition is about to reach a long awaited peak. Learn more at www.mweinberg.info Program 24 Cello Preludes, opus 100 (1969) Performed by noted Latvian-born cellist, prizewinner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, recipient of a 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and first to record composer's entire legacy for unaccompanied cello, YOSIF FEIGELSON. Preludes are resembling a series of very vivid paintings, contain many different styles of writing, elements of Slavic, Jewish, and other ethnic music. As such, this work has an intricate connection to and will be juxtaposed with the famed Pictures at an Exhibition by MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839 -1881) performed by the brilliant world-class pianist, ILYA YAKUSHEV. The program also includes Two Yiddish Songs by M.Weinberg featuring the cantor of SWFS, DANIEL SINGER.

MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG: THE CENTENNIAL - Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
May 19, 2019 - New York

MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996) was one of the most prolific composers in history who's Holocaust-related opera "The Passenger" was the centerpiece of a 2014 Lincoln Center Festival, and who's worldwide recognition is about to reach a long awaited peak. Learn more at www.mweinberg.info Program 24 Cello Preludes, opus 100 (1969) Performed by noted Latvian-born cellist, prizewinner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, recipient of a 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and first to record composer's entire legacy for unaccompanied cello, YOSIF FEIGELSON. Preludes are resembling a series of very vivid paintings, contain many different styles of writing, elements of Slavic, Jewish, and other ethnic music. As such, this work has an intricate connection to and will be juxtaposed with the famed Pictures at an Exhibition by MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839 -1881) performed by the brilliant world-class pianist, ILYA YAKUSHEV. he program also includes Two Yiddish Songs by M.Weinberg featuring the cantor of SWFS, DANIEL SINGER.

Everett Suttle and Friends Play Brahms, Schubert - St John's in the Village Episcopal Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

SUN, MAY 19: Everett Suttle & Friends MUSIC FOR A WHILE Join celebrated Tenor EVERETT SUTTLE and friends for an afternoon of vocal delights by PURCELL, BACH , SCARLATTI, HANDEL, SCHUBERT, and BRAHMS. Including early solo songs for voice and harpsichord, Baroque Opera Arias, and Brahms Liebeslieder op. 52 EVERETT SUTTLE, Tenor KATRIN BULKE, Soprano NANCY GUICE, Mezzo FRANK MATHIS, Baritone JOHNATHAN DEPERI, harpsichord and pianoforte JAKE HOLTZMAN, harpsichord and pianoforte PROGRAM: Brahms | Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52 for piano and voice Schubert | "Auf dem Strom" For this last Sunday program of the season, join renowned tenor, Everett Suttle and friends, for an afternoon of delightful songs.

Organum Et Cantus - The Brick Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

French composer and organist Maurice Duruflé said: "I work slowly, and throw a lot away." Duruflé was one of the most methodical and self-critical composers in history, resulting in one of the smallest bodies of works by a major composer. Musica Viva NY presents two of his masterpieces—Requiem, Op. 9, and the Four Motets on Gregorian Themes, Op. 10—alongside the beloved Concerto for Organ, Timpani, and Strings by Francis Poulenc, a work that was premiered in 1938 with Duruflé himself at the organ. Musica Viva NY is delighted to welcome back acclaimed organist Renée Anne Louprette, former Associate Music Director at All Souls Church, as our soloist for this special performance.

ADM Season Finale: Kegelstatt Trio and Trout Quintet - Union Temple of Brooklyn
May 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join us at 4 PM on Sunday, May 19th for an afternoon of masterworks by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schubert. Composed in 1786, Mozart's "Kegelstatt" Trio features the imaginative instrumental combination of clarinet, viola, and piano, a grouping that no composer before Mozart had written for. Schubert's "Trout" Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello, and double bass was written in 1819 and includes five distinctive movements, most notably a fourth movement variations on his lied, "Die Forelle". The performance will feature violinist Patti Kilroy, violist Irena McGuffee, bassist Per Björkling, and pianist HsinYi Tsai, as well as returning artists Mingzhe Wang, Rajan Kapoor, and Shinae Kim. Info: andiemusiknyc.com/kegelstattandtrout Tickets (online): bit.ly/AdM-finale Tickets (phone): (917) 740-9694 General: $20 advance, $30 door UT members, students: $10 advance, $15 door Location: Union Temple of Brooklyn, 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Rothko Chapel, Little Match Girl Passion, and an Adam Roberts Premiere: Secular Sacred Music - YIVO at the Center for Jewish History
May 19, 2019 - New York

Rothko Chapel, a non-denominational, broadly ecumenical center, was designed by Jewish abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko (born Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz). Originally conceived of as a Catholic chapel, the deeply spiritual, but abstract work of Rothko was quickly felt to be more fitting for a place of holiness open to all religions, belonging to none. It was this work of Rothko’s that inspired Morton Feldman’s epic masterwork Rothko Chapel (1971). A work of great abstraction and spiritual depth, Rothko Chapel begins in what Feldman describes a "synagoguey type of way” and ends with what Feldman called a “quasi-Hebraic” melody in the Viola. In 2007 David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion, self-consciously attempted to secularize and universalize the Passion story, by setting a Hans Christian Anderson fable in the manner of a J. S. Bach Passion. In both of these works abstraction, and universalization, are Jewish responses to being in dialogue with artistic representations of Christian spirituality. Join us for a performance of these two choral masterworks featuring the young artists of the OS Ensemble, led by Raquel Acevedo-Klein, including the performance of a new s... (read more)

The Earth in Context: Greenwich Village Orchestra - All Saints Church
May 19, 2019 - New York

Let the Greenwich Village Orchestra and Music Director Barbara Yahr take you on a tour of the solar system as they perform Gustav Holst's The Planets. Tremble at the frightful war drums of Mars, flutter with winged Mercury and sink into the shimmering mystery of icy Neptune. The program also includes Copland's Quiet City, featuring trumpeter Phil Parsons and English hornist Jason Smoller. Mingle with the musicians at the reception afterwards. Phil Parsons enjoys performing in various settings including orchestras, musical theater, and big bands. He has performed with orchestras including the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Lexington Philharmonic, and Symphony Orchestra Augusta and with New York City orchestras such as the Greenwich Village Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony, and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. In the jazz genre, he has performed with headliners such as Ben Vereen, Clint Holmes, Ronnie Rose, Jo Belle Yonely, Tony DeSare, and Ann Hampton Callaway. He holds a BM in classical music from the Oberlin Conservatory. Jason Smoller maintains an active freelance performance career in New York City, where he plays regularly with the Handel Festival Orchestra, The Chelsea Symphony, th... (read more)

Lew Tabackin, with Dancer Natalia Sheptalova - Mezzrow Jazz Club
May 19, 2019 - New York

Saxophonist Lew Tabackin is a fluid improviser with a fleeting touch. Join him and his band featuring Yasushi Nakamura on bass, Mark Taylor on drums, and ballerina Natalia Sheptalova.

Balancing Bubbles - Gerald W. Lynch Theater/John Jay College
May 19, 2019 - New York

The Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) in partnership with Newfoundland's Shallaway Youth Choir, will sing the world premiere of "So Much on My Soul," a YPC commission from 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid, in a concert on the theme of balance. The concert, with individual sets by each chorus, also features special guest Mantra Percussion in Ellen Reid's percussion work "Fear l Release" and her cover of The Books' "Take Time" by YPC and Mantra.

Honors Chamber Music Recital - The Juilliard School
May 19, 2019 - New York

Honors Chamber Music Recital

New Amsterdam Singers presents MISATANGO - The Church of the Holy Trinity
May 19, 2019 - New York

New Amsterdam Singers (choir) performs Misa a Buenos Aires/Misatango for chorus, mezzo-soprano (Kara Dugan), strings, bandoneon (Rodolfo Zanetti), and piano by Argentine-born Martín Palmeri; two works by Astor Piazzolla from his cycle, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano for chorus and guitar (Pierre Ferreyra-Mansilla.)

Debashish Bhattacharya - DROM
May 19, 2019 - New York

DROM, HARRICE MILLER and ASIAN ARTS AGENCY PRESENT Debashish Bhattacharya Debashish will be accompanied by virtuoso Indian tabla player Samir Chatterjee. "Indian ragas took on a flirtatious shimmer in the hands of Debashish Bhattacharya, who infused them with strains of Flamenco and Hawaiian music and performed them on a new breed of Indian slide guitar of his own devising. The result was a heady mix of languid Polynesian sounds caffeinated by the rhythmic fireworks of the tabla of Subhasis Bhattacharya, Debashish's brother." - NY Times "This Calcutta-based slide guitarist is a perennial NPR Music favorite and Tiny Desk alumnus. He's meshed his youthful fascination with Hawaiian steel guitar and love of the blues with the architecture and vocabulary of Hindustani (North Indian) classical music. The result is intoxicating" - NPR

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