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November 12, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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From the New York Philharmonic to churches and smaller concert halls, you'll find the best of New York's classical music in City Guide's calendar. When it comes to acoustics, famous destinations like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center are world-class attractions and we've got every upcoming performance listed in our system.

Lee Metcalf & Friends 'After-hours' - Mezzrow
November 12, 2017 - New York

Sunday Afternoon Classical - The Morgan Library & Museum
November 12, 2017 - New York

Students from Manhattan School of Music perform a variety of classical offerings in the Gilbert Court during the Morgan Café brunch. Sunday afternoon music is made possible with generous support from Joan Taub Ades. Sunday Afternoon Classical is free with Museum Admission.

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons - The Theatre at Westbury
November 12, 2017 - Westbury

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicled the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" are all the rage all over again. The record breaking Broadway musical, Jersey Boys ended its 11 year run this past January after 4,642 performances. From 1962 to 1978, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sold more than 100 million records (with hits such as: "Let's Hang On", "Working My Way Back To You", "Dawn (Go Away), and "Big Man in Town"), even before the invention of the compact disc prompted Seasons collectors to buy the hits all over again. For decades after their heyday, Frankie and the Seasons continued to be a top concert draw, and radio constantly played their classics, not to mention the new remixes that kept popping up on the charts. In 1990 Frankie and the other original Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, only five years after the Hall opened for business. F... (read more)

Our Art, Our Stories — the Voice of Refugee Artists Sunday, November 12th @ 4pm - National Sawdust
November 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

Refugee artists across disciplines come together in conversation and performance. Members of Refugee Orchestra Project perform works by refugee composers from the 20th century and today featuring refugee musicians, visual art by refugee artists is displayed, and mini-documentaries by refugee filmmaker Tarek Turkey are shown, including short (2-3min) conversations with artists between works. We also have connections with an organization that works with Afghan women in sharing their experience through poetry and are interested in incorporating a reading into the program. Artists who have been our regular collaborators and whom we hope to include (others also likely): Gity Razaz, Matti Kovler, Tarek Turkey, Amal El'Shrafi, Lubana Al Quntar, Milad Yousufi, Lidiya Yankovskaya & Refugee Orchestra Project.

New York Philharmonic String Quartet - 92Y
November 12, 2017 - New York

The newly formed Quartet — comprised of principal players from the New York Philharmonic — continues its auspicious debut year with this concert of marvelous works from the string quartet repertoire. Masterful, emotionally gripping quartets by Beethoven and Mendelssohn bookend Dvorak's sunny and joyous "American" quartet — a great favorite of the chamber music repertoire, and a natural choice for this dynamic new American ensemble!

Brahms, Ravel and Music for Piano - 92Y
November 12, 2017 - New York

Among the last works that Brahms composed were the beautiful, personal and forward-looking piano pieces gathered together as Op. 119. Only five years later Ravel emerges with the stunning Jeux d'eau, a piece that that expands both the expressive capacity of the instrument and the technique demanded of the pianist. Then five years after that comes the rich and enigmatic Gaspard de la nuit. Come explore this music both in this lecture, and the in the concert hall.

Orion Music Ensemble - New York Historical Society
November 12, 2017 - New York

Orion Music Ensemble has played for audiences uptown, downtown, and around the world including for Queen Elizabeth II. They've delighted those at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and in castles. Join us for a tribute to our heroes beginning with classical compositions written for the military and ending with marches, gallops, and a grand finale that will get everyone moving! TICKETS RSVP for Public Programs not required but strongly recommended. Space is limited; those without RSVPs cannot be guaranteed a seat. To RSVP, contact the Call Center at 212-485-9268 or call.center@nyhistory.org.

Classical Interludes: Ens? String Quartet - Central Library, Dweck Center
November 12, 2017 - Brooklyn,

Susie Park and Ken Hamao, violins, and Melissa Reardon, viola and Richard Belcher, cello, perform Beethoven's String Quartet No.3, Op.18 No.3, String Quartet No.7, Op.59 No.1 and Webern's 6 Bagatellen, Op.9. Children under the age of six will not be admitted to this program. Classical Interludes is made possible in part by an anonymous gift and with support from James J. O'Toole and many generous individuals, as well as public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Women at Work - St. Mark's Church
November 12, 2017 - New York

Mimi Stern-Wolfe's Downtown Music Productions presents "Women at Work," a program of instrumental and vocal works by women composers, including Lili Boulanger, Cecile Chaminade, Madeline Dring, Louis Farrenc, Kathryn Mishell, Mira Spektor, and piano rags by women composers.

The Wheel and the Sphere - All Souls Church
November 12, 2017 - New York

Carl Orff’s most iconic work, Carmina Burana, kicks off Musica Viva NY’s 40th season with energy and excitement. Also on the program is the New York premiere of the impactful Sphaera by French composer Guillaume Connesson. PROGRAM CARL ORFF Carmina Burana GUILLAUME CONNESSON Sphaera FEATURING The Musica Viva NY Choir and The Allen-Stevenson School Chorus Devony Smith, Shabnam Abedi, sopranos; Shawn Bartels, tenor; and Alex Lawrence, baritone. Sandbox Percussion Pianists Margaret Kampmeier and Nelson Padgett

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons - The Theatre at Westbury
Through November 12, 2017 - Westbury

It's Friday night! Purchase passes into our LOUNGE 960 and grab a bite to eat prepared by our executive chef! Sit down on a couch or café table and relax before the show! Performed in the Full Round. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of Age. Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211. Members get the best seats! ARTIST INFO Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicled the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" are all the rage all over again. The record breaking Broadway musical, Jersey Boys ended its 11 year run this past January after 4,642 performances. From 1962 to 1978, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sold more than 100 million records (with hits such as: "Let's Hang On", "Working My Way Back To You", "Dawn (Go Away), and "Big Man in Town"), even before the invention of the compact disc prompted Seasons... (read more)

Pasquale Grasso 'After-hours' - Mezzrow
November 13, 2017 - New York

Artists: Pasquale Grasso (Guitar), Ari Roland (Bass), Phil Stewart (Drums) Join guitarist Pasquale Grasso for our after-hours set.

Musicians from Marlboro - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
November 13, 2017 - New York

Music from Marlboro's season opens with "Wonderful Winds", featuring four popular and varied classics: Ligeti's Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet; Barber's beautiful Summer Music; and, with the addition of piano, Beethoven's Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 16, and Poulenc's virtuosic Sextuor.

Live Piano Karaoke with Paul Leschen - Sid Gold's Request Room
November 13, 2017 - New York

Great Organ: Midday Monday - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 13, 2017 - New York

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

Amy Beth Williams: a Thousand Beautiful Things - Don't Tell Mama
November 13, 2017 - New York

Miki Yamanaka & Adi Meyerson 'Polite Jam Session' - Mezzrow
November 14, 2017 - New York

Artists: Miki Yamanaka (Piano), Adi Meyerson (Bass) Join pianist Miki Yamanaka & bassist Adi Meyerson and their invited guest for our "Polite Jam Session". Musicians are welcome to sit in.

Carolyn Leonhart & Helen Sung - Mezzrow
November 14, 2017 - New York

Artists: Carolyn Leonhart (Vocalist), Helen Sung (Piano) Carolyn Leonhart and Helen Sung are a match made in heaven. These two artists perfectly meld the voice and piano into one sound.

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe Mcginty - Sid Gold's Request Room
November 14, 2017 - New York

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

Jean-Michel Blais - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
November 15, 2017 - New York

Jean-Michel Blais is a 31 year-old pianist from Montreal, Canada. His enchanting instrumental compositions pair the melodic pop sensibilities of Amélie-era Yann Tiersen and Arts & Crafts alumni Chilly Gonzales with the breathtaking technical skill of classical minimalists like Philip Glass and Erik Satie. Il, his debut album of original compositions is set to be released last spring on Arts & Crafts. Blais grew up in a rural French Catholic town in Quebec absent of Culture save for a giant Encyclopedia he'd read feverishly as a child. At age 9, Blais began tinkering on his family's organ, improvising, and at age 11 started to write original compositions and taking piano lessons. A natural talent, by 17 he was invited to the Trois-Rivieres Music Conservatory and began training as a classical pianist. However, Blais was entering the throes of teenage rebellion and found the constraints of formal training cumbersome rigid structure. Gravitating towards experimentation, Blais wasn't content to be told how to play, and not to improvise or compose. He moved to Europe in his mid-20s living in Berlin and spent six months in South America. During that time he'd intermittently compose ... (read more)

Kevin Scott Hall's That Singing Feeling Showcase - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
November 15, 2017 - New York

Kevin Scott Hall's six advanced students offer a full show made up of ten-minute sets. Performances by: TBA Musical Director: Mark Janas Director: Kevin Scott Hall

92Y Debut: Benjamin Grosvenor, piano - 92Y
November 15, 2017 - New York

Still only in his mid-twenties, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is wowing audiences (and fellow musicians) on a global scale. "Electrifying," "unimaginable brilliance," hailed The Times, London. And Gramophone magazine wrote, "(Grosvenor) may well be the most remarkable pianist of our time." Hear him in his highly anticipated 92Y debut, featuring piano masterworks from Bach to Brahms to Berg. The program will also include a rarely performed transcription of Debussy's beautiful Prelude to L'après-midi d'un faune and Ravel's dazzling pianistic jewel, Gaspard de la nuit.

Music, Meditation and Emotional Intelligence - Rubin Museum
November 15, 2017 - New York

Meditation can change your mind, brain, and body. So can music. Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence and Altered Traits sits down with a musician to probe how music and meditation might each access our brains to perhaps similar ends, and how we can use one to enhance the other. The program will be followed by a book signing. This program is co-presented with the Omega Institute.

Stan Rubin Orchestra Starring Joe Politi - SWING 46
November 15, 2017 - New York

FRANKIE BALLARD - Brooklyn Bowl
November 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Sabine Devielhe Soprano Reinbert De Leeuw Piano - Park Avenue Armory
November 16, 2017 - New York,

"Barbara Hannigan sings the songs of Erik Satie as if she's sitting next to you, whispering and cooing across the kitchen table with sufficient breathiness, soft edges and exquisite spaciousness to match Reinbert de Leeuw's sweet-melancholy piano chords." — The Guardian (UK) Barbara Hannigan has made a name for herself as a muse and collaborator with a number of legendary composers, creating roles on leading opera stages around the world by adding a kind of virtuosity that contemporary music has rarely seen before. The soprano comes to the Board of Officers Room to make her U.S. recital debut with programs that showcase her versatility and superb musicianship. She opens her residency with an artfully curated look at the Second Viennese School, where new musical language was developed through the extraordinary collaboration between composers, painters, writers, and other artists in the city's salons and cafes at the turn of the century. She then looks to Paris to explore the work of Erik Satie, from art songs written in his early career to his magnum opus Socrate, in a unique program performed with renowned Satie interpreter Reinbert de Leeuw. Second Viennese School (November ... (read more)

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe Mcginty - Sid Gold's Request Room
November 16, 2017 - New York

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

Five Borough Songbook, Volume II - Five Boroughs Music Festival
November 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

The citywide tour of our thrilling Five Borough Songbook, Volume II concludes in November with our final borough premiere in Brooklyn. An expanded cast of artists come together for our grand finale performance of this special project. Commissioned in honor of our 10th Anniversary season in 2016-2017, the Songbook is a captivating musical journey across NYC: an exploration of the city's rich artistic and cultural legacy and a celebration of its best musical talent. Following the model of the original Five Borough Songbook – commissioned by 5BMF in 2011 for our 5th Anniversary and performed in every borough of the city that season – Volume II features twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. A cast of stellar vocalists and instrumentalists bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and themes. Join us 30 minutes before concert start time for a special pre-concert Composer Chat with some of the Songbook creators, who will discuss their experiences and processes of crafting their new songs. PERFORMERS Thomas Bagwell, piano Erika Switzer, piano Justine Aronson, soprano Marnie Breckenridge, soprano Amand... (read more)

The Five Borough Songbook, Vol II - National Sawdust
November 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

The citywide tour of our thrilling Five Borough Songbook, Volume II concludes in November with our final borough premiere in Brooklyn. An expanded cast of artists come together for our grand finale performance of this special project. Commissioned in honor of our 10th Anniversary season in 2016-2017, the Songbook is a captivating musical journey across NYC: an exploration of the city's rich artistic and cultural legacy and a celebration of its best musical talent. Following the model of the original Five Borough Songbook – commissioned by 5BMF in 2011 for our 5th Anniversary and performed in every borough of the city that season – Volume IIfeatures twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. A cast of stellar vocalists and instrumentalists bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and people.

Orchestra of St. Luke's - The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center
November 16, 2017 - New York

After the resounding success of last season's concerts, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble is coming back to Temple Emanu-El. Don't miss the return of these world-renowned musicians who'll fill our historic sanctuary with rapturous sounds. The program features several of Bach's beloved Brandenburg Concertos, which were a gift presented to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721 and stand as a testament to the composer's inventive genius. Written in the Italian Concerto Grosso style, they're considered pinnacles of the Baroque repertoire, and the performance will feature several of the orchestra's virtuosic members as soloists.

From Ghetto to Cappella: Interfaith Exchanges in the Music of Baroque Italy - Brotherhood Synagogue
November 16, 2017 - New York

From Ghetto to Cappella: Interfaith Exchanges in the Music of Baroque Italy Most recently presented at Temple Emanu-El in partnership with the Carnegie Hall La Serenissima Festival, in Italy at the Teatro all'Antica di Sabbioneta and the Great Synagogue of Florence, we are honored to partner with historic Brotherhood Synagogue in presenting the fourth annual New York performance of From Ghetto to Cappella. While the Inquisition raged throughout Counter-Reformation Italy, the ghetto walls that separated Gentile from Jew were more porous than impenetrable. A lively dialogue between Jewish and Catholic musical cultures traversed the forbidding walls and enriched the music of both Synagogue and Sanctuary at a time of great oppression. Works of Benedetto Marcello, Francesco Durante, Barbara Strozzi, Salomone Rossi, and unaccompanied Hebrew chants attest to a vibrant conversation, as do selections from the 1759 Hebrew libretto of Handel's Esther, commissioned by the Jewish community of Amsterdam in the year of the composer's death. Jessica Gould, soprano & Elena Biscuola, mezzo-soprano; Loren Ludwig, viola da gamba; Charles Weaver, theorbo; Elliott Figg, harpsichord Member... (read more)

An Evening With Randy Newman - ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL
November 17, 2017 - Atlanta

This Fall, multi-award winning singer-songwriter Randy Newman will take the Atlanta Symphony Hall stage. This Fall, multi-award winning singer-songwriter Randy Newman will take the Atlanta Symphony Hall stage. Experience an evening with Randy Newman on November 17th as he performs his timeless classics. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 23 at noon at Ticketmaster and the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office.

Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius - Rubin Museum
November 17, 2017 - New York

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien, grew up singing in church and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Over the years, he has released fifteen solo albums, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O'Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. His newest release, Where the River Meets the Road, features songs from his native West Virginia; bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers; and heartfelt autobiographical originals. About Naked Soul Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country's top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings. Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and Micól Schejola Foundation.

Chamber Orchestra of New York - The Morgan Library & Museum
November 17, 2017 - New York

Chamber Orchestra of New York Christmas Concerti Join music director Salvatore Di Vittorio and the Chamber Orchestra of New York for a Christmas inspired concert of Baroque works to coincide with the exhibition Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas. Featuring Davide Alogna, violin. ? Sammartini, Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 5, No. 6 "Natale" Vivaldi, Concerto for Violin in E Major, RV 270 "Il Riposo per Natale" Vivaldi, Concerto for Violin in D Major, RV 212a ?"per la Solennità della S. Lingua di S.Antonio in Padua" Tartini (transc. by Respighi), Pastorale for Violin and Strings, P. 86 Di Vittorio, Ode Corelliana per archi e clavicembalo, (New York premiere) Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 "Fatto per la Notte di Natale" ?? The exhibition Charles Dickens and the Spirit of Christmas will be open at 6:30 pm for concert attendees.

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe Mcginty - Sid Gold's Request Room
November 17, 2017 - New York

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

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
November 17, 2017 - New York

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

Luna+Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band - Monty Hall
November 17, 2017 - New York

Luna, the New York-based quartet, were last seen on stage in February 2005. In 2015 they will play their first shows in ten years. Luna recorded 8 studio albums between 1992 and 2005. The current touring lineup is the exact '99-'05 group that recorded Luna Live!, Romantica, Close Cover Before Striking, and Rendezvous: Dean Wareham and Sean Eden on guitar, Lee Wall on drums, and Britta Phillips on bass. At their best, it's hard to believe there is any other kind of music besides this simple, graceful, chiming chug — the Guardian One of indie rocks' most beloved live acts — Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone Dean Wareham has an unlikely quiver of a voice that, for whatever ungodly reason, sounds as if he's survived something his music alludes to but never gives away — Jerry Stahl A handful of records and songs that will accompany me forever – Ignacio Julia,Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Long active in underground circles, he's recently released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock, and in 2013, he assembled The Solar Motel Band, who have quickly developed a repu... (read more)

Ron Sunshine Orchestra - SWING 46
November 17, 2017 - New York

Aldemaro Romero: Venezuelan Fiesta Feat. Selene Quiroga - Baruch Performing Arts Center
November 17, 2017 - New York

A celebration of the Venezuelan composer’s music as featured in the latest album of pianist Selene Quiroga. With the Alexander String Quartet, and friends, conducted by Dean of the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, Aldemaro Romero, Jr.

Haochen Zhang, Piano - Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
November 18, 2017 - New York

After his stunning concerto debut at Carnegie with the China NCPA on October 30, 2017 where he replaced pianist Lang Lang playing the iconic Chinese work, the Yellow River Concerto, Haochen Zhang returns to Carnegie Hall in his solo recital debut. With accolades including the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medal and the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Haochen displays "exemplary" technique with a "keen musical sense and a gorgeous touch" (New York Classical Review). Program: Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 5 in B-flat Major, "Feux Follets" Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 12 in B-flat minor, "Chasse Neige" Janá?ek: "In the Mist" Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7

Sabine Devielhe Soprano Reinbert De Leeuw Piano - Park Avenue Armory
November 18, 2017 - New York,

"Barbara Hannigan sings the songs of Erik Satie as if she's sitting next to you, whispering and cooing across the kitchen table with sufficient breathiness, soft edges and exquisite spaciousness to match Reinbert de Leeuw's sweet-melancholy piano chords." — The Guardian (UK) Barbara Hannigan has made a name for herself as a muse and collaborator with a number of legendary composers, creating roles on leading opera stages around the world by adding a kind of virtuosity that contemporary music has rarely seen before. The soprano comes to the Board of Officers Room to make her U.S. recital debut with programs that showcase her versatility and superb musicianship. She opens her residency with an artfully curated look at the Second Viennese School, where new musical language was developed through the extraordinary collaboration between composers, painters, writers, and other artists in the city's salons and cafes at the turn of the century. She then looks to Paris to explore the work of Erik Satie, from art songs written in his early career to his magnum opus Socrate, in a unique program performed with renowned Satie interpreter Reinbert de Leeuw. Second Viennese School (November ... (read more)

Keri Keating: an Authentic Self - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
November 18, 2017 - New York

Keri Keating takes the stage after a 30 year absence, to celebrate life, love, and new beginnings. Musical Director Bobby Peaco

Maloney / Yeh - IBeam Brooklyn
November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

Meredith Maloney -piano C Spencer Yeh -violin

Trio Solisti at Adelphi University on November 18 at 8:00 p.m. - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
November 18, 2017 - Garden City

Trio Solisti, Adelphi’s ensemble-in-residence, returns to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) with another exhilarating performance. Trio Solisti will perform their fall concert on Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. Trio Solisti has forged a reputation as “the most exciting piano trio in America” (The New Yorker), with a passionate performance style that combines exceptional virtuosity and musical insight. Possessing a repertoire that encompasses the standard repertoire and works by contemporary composers, rave reviews follow the trio throughout its concert tours. Noted Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout proclaimed that Trio Solisti is “the group that to my mind has now succeeded the Beaux Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber music ensemble of its kind.” The New York Times called it “probably the finest American [piano trio] currently on the field,” and the trio was praised by The Washington Post for a “transcendent performance.” Founded in 2001, Trio Solisti – violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Fabio Bidini – has per... (read more)

Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert De Leeuw - Park Avenue Armory
Through November 18, 2017 - Upper East Side

"Barbara Hannigan sings the songs of Erik Satie as if she's sitting next to you, whispering and cooing across the kitchen table with sufficient breathiness, soft edges and exquisite spaciousness to match Reinbert de Leeuw's sweet-melancholy piano chords." — The Guardian (UK) Barbara Hannigan has made a name for herself as a muse and collaborator with a number of legendary composers, creating roles on leading opera stages around the world by adding a kind of virtuosity that contemporary music has rarely seen before. The soprano comes to the Board of Officers Room to make her U.S. recital debut with programs that showcase her versatility and superb musicianship. She opens her residency with an artfully curated look at the Second Viennese School, where new musical language was developed through the extraordinary collaboration between composers, painters, writers, and other artists in the city's salons and cafes at the turn of the century. She then looks to Paris to explore the work of Erik Satie, from art songs written in his early career to his magnum opus Socrate, in a unique program performed with renowned Satie interpreter Reinbert de Leeuw. Second Viennese School (November ... (read more)

I Only Have Lies For You - West Bank Cafe
November 19, 2017 - New York

Nikki M. James and Amy Wolk present a hilarious, fast-paced game show featuring Broadway panelists as they lie their way to the top. Hosted by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk with Nate Buccieri at the piano, and a panel of Broadway favorites

Simply Three - Highline Ballroom
November 19, 2017 - New York

AMEX Logo The young trio of Glen McDaniel, Zack Clark, and Nicholas Villalobos, together known as Simply Three, has garnered stirring success with their unique transformation of string music. With old school training but a new school sound, Simply Three is re-shaping convention with its original works and innovative arrangements that blend classical style with popular songs of today. Since its inception in 2010, the group has been praised as "having what it takes" (Boston Philharmonic) for its ability to impress audiences with a multitude of genres, being equally at home with performing works by composers such as Puccini and Gershwin to artists like Adele, Coldplay, and Michael Jackson. Simply Three continues to capture the true essence of the classical crossover field by combing their technical virtuosity and captivating musicality with an openness to genre hopping. With an ever-growing online popularity, they are creating a r

It's Sunday: Mary Pan - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 19, 2017 - New York

In celebration of the restored Great Organ, the Cathedral presents a concert series following Sunday Evensong, featuring guest recitalists from around the country. Great Organ: It's Sunday concerts are held on Sundays at 5 pm in the fall and spring seasons. These recitals are free to the public. Mary Pan, Chicago, IL

Gregory Toroian Workshop Performance Class - Don't Tell Mama
November 19, 2017 - New York

Choral Eucharist - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine
November 19, 2017 - Upper West Side

Our largest service, warm and elegantly formal. The repertoire of our professional Cathedral Choir, volunteer Chorale and Boy and Girl Choristers derives mostly from the classical tradition--mass settings and anthems as well as great hymns and spirituals. Communion is received in the round, after a sermon from the Cathedral Dean or Chapter members.

Mezzrow Classical Salon with David Oei - Mezzrow
November 19, 2017 - New York

Christine Ebersole - 54 Below
Through November 20, 2017 - New York

Multiple Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole returns to Feinstein's /54 Below with a special engagement of her brand new concert After The Ball… while starring on Broadway in the premiere of the new musical War Paint! Join us for an elegant evening with Christine, featuring such classics as "The Way You Look Tonight" and "S'Wonderful" as well as a gorgeous "Lazy Afternoon". Theatermania exclaimed "…it's a masterful performance…Ebersole is a Broadway broad at the top of her game and nothing will convince me otherwise, certainly not after this incredible night of story and song". The New York Times agreed, calling it, "Christine Ebersole's wonderful new show… Her gorgeous, searching renditions of "Autumn Leaves" and "(Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair" rang with personal poignancy." This new engagement of After The Ball will feature a few new songs and surprises.

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through November 21, 2017 - New York

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

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through November 25, 2017 - New York

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

Moriah College Orchestra - Museum of Jewish Heritage
Through November 28, 2017 - Battery Park City

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – Experience the bright, energetic sounds of young Jewish Australia with the musicians of Sydney’s premier Jewish day school on tour in the U.S.

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through November 29, 2017 - New York

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

Sing! - 92nd Street Y
Through November 29, 2017 - Upper East Side

Join Rebecca Schoffer and Parenting Center staff for a fun sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics. This is a drop-in class, no registration required, payable at door. Cash, credit cards and Shababa cards accepted.

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through December 01, 2017 - New York

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

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through December 04, 2017 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back! Please stick around after the show to mingle with the artists and their cool friends while everyone is invited to join the post-show, honest to god rock a... (read more)

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

Sing! - 92Y
Through December 13, 2017 - New York

Join Rebecca Schoffer and Parenting Center staff for a fun sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics. This is a drop-in class, no registration required, payable at door. Cash, credit cards and Shababa cards accepted.

Masters of the Keyboard Series Subscription 2017/18 - 92nd Street Y
Through March 03, 2018 - New York

A series of concerts featuring some of the greatest recital pianists of our time. THE SUBSCRIPTION CONTAINS THESE PROGRAMS Nikolai Lugansky, piano Date: Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 3 pm 92Y Debut: Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Date: Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 7:30 pm Jeremy Denk, piano Date: Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 8 pm Inon Barnatan, piano Date: Sat, Mar 3, 2018, 8 pm

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