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


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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.

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

All Ages 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.

911 Memorial Concert - The Creative Cultural Center St. Veronica
September 08, 2019 - New York

Schiller Institute NYC Chorus 9-11 Memorial Concert, featuring Johannes Brahms Nänie Op. 82, Franz Schubert Mass in G, J.S. Bach Jesu, Meine Freude, and African-American Spirituals. The Schiller Chorus has performed concerts on 9-11 every year since 2016, when it performed four back-to-back performances of Mozart's Requiem in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New Jersey. These concerts and the rehearsal process leading into them constitute a living memorial for those who perished on 9-11 and those who have since died as a result of those tragic attacks. It is for us, the living, to commit to creating a world of beauty and peace. The keystone of this year's tribute will be a performance of Johannes Brahm's beautiful choral and orchestral arrangement of the poem by Friedrich Schiller, Nänie. This poem takes up through the lens of ancient Greek mythology the question of the inevitability of death: "Auch das Schöne muß sterben," that even the beautiful must die! This sad occurrence can bring even goddesses to tears. However, their death is not the end when we sing in honor of those dead. Through our songs of lament we give them immortality. They may die, but beauty itself does ... (read more)

Stuyvesant Square Park - The Afro-Latineers
September 08, 2019 - New York

Kick off and end the Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA)'s 2019 summer event season with a performance by the Afro-Latineers! Listen to Afro-Latin Jazz and indulge in Latin bites and beverages provided by SPNA.

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

Siegel's Tokens, The Marcel's & Eddie Holman 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!

Monty Alexander - Blue Note
Through September 08, 2019 - New York

Nearly sixty years after he moved to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, his hometown, Grammy nominated pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. A perennial favorite at Jazz festivals and venues worldwide and at the Montreux Jazz Festival where he has appeared 23 times since 1976, his spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander accurately states, "to build up the heat and kick up a storm." In the course of any given performance, Alexander applies those aesthetics to a repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expressions—the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae. Documented on more than 75 recordings and cited as the fifth greatest jazz pianist ever in The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time (Hal Leonard Publishing), the Jamaican government designated Alexander Commander in the Order of Distinction in 2000 and in 2018 The U... (read more)

Guitarist Pasquale Grasso - Mezzrow Jazz Club
September 09, 2019 - New York

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

Swingadelic John Bauers (Piano, Vocals) Dave Post (Bass) 10 Piece Band - SWING 46
September 09, 2019 - New York

SWINGADELIC John Bauers (Piano, Vocals) Dave Post (Bass) 10 Piece Band

Antoni in the Kitchen: Nyc - The Town Hall
September 09, 2019 - New York

Join Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski for a special evening of beautiful conversation and fun in partnership with Williams Sonoma to celebrate the publication of his first cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen. Antoni is the food and wine guru on Netflix's Emmy Award-winning sensation Queer Eye, and his passion for food is completely irresistible. A television personality, chef, model, and now cookbook author, Antoni is a man of many talents and even more fascinating stories. During this evening event, Antoni will demo recipes from the book, answer questions from the audience, and share why food, healthy living, and community are so important to him. Antoni in the Kitchen (published by HMH Books, on sale September 9) brings together Antoni's trademark inclusive and accessible attitude to food with one hundred of his all-time favorite recipes. This cookbook celebrates Antoni's love for fresh, casual, and healthy cooking, and the occasional indulgent feast, and inspires both newbies and knowledgeable cooks to get back into the kitchen. VIP tickets include a Meet & Greet with Antoni and a gift bag.

Pianist Tadataka UNNO - Mezzrow Jazz Club
September 11, 2019 - New York

Tadataka Unno (Piano) Join pianist Tadataka Unno for our after-hours set

The Sweetest Taboo hosted by Bridget Barkan - Duane Park
September 11, 2019 - New York

Takes over the stage to swirl and sing together we our cast of burlesque and variety performers Bridget Barkan is a native New Yorker who has been working since birth. Barkan has been inspired by the music of artists ranging from Joni Mitchell to Erykah Badu. As a singer, Barkan has toured the world with pop/glam band the Scissor Sisters, opening for Lady Gaga, sung with Lily Allen, and recorded with legendary house DJ and producer Todd Terry in addition to releasing her own albums and singles.

Stan Rubin Orchestra Starring Joe Politi - SWING 46
September 11, 2019 - New York

STAN RUBIN Orchestra Starring JOE POLITI

Spike Wilner & Pasquale Grasso - Mezzrow Jazz Club
September 12, 2019 - New York

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

Paytra, Dexter Driscoll - Pianos
September 12, 2019 - New York

11PM - PAYTRA 9PM - DEXTER DRISCOLL

Stephen Santoro Orchestra Starring Michelle Collier - SWING 46
September 12, 2019 - New York

Stephen Santoro Orchestra Starring Michelle Collier

Pandora's Box - Duane Park
September 13, 2019 - New York

Expect the Unexpected every Friday Night at Pandora's Box! Pandora's Box will unlock a rotating cast of NYC's finest talent from every genre: burlesque, aerialists, hula hoopers and fire eaters. The cast of downtown characters is on shuffle and you never know what may happen next, or to whom. And though Pandora herself may not be your host, our talented hosts will guide you through the evening of delights and deviations , they will croon, swoon and wail along, whether its rock or r&b, the tunes, like the talent, are sure to delight and surprise. Our house band, chocolate with vanilla swirl will keep you jamming to the tunes from the songbook of years past to the present. In a time where everything has become ordinary, Pandora's Box, is here to delight and surprise your eyes and ears. Join us, if you dare! You never know what may pop out of Pandora's Box!

Funk-N-Soul Dance Party W Fred Thomas (From The JBs) 2nd Fri Monthly - Freddys Bar & Backroom
September 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

James Brown's Bassist for 33 years, Fred tears into mixs of JB hits, blues and soul classics.

MSM Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Manahan - Manhattan School
September 13, 2019 - New York

MSM Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating Beethoven: Lecture/Recital on the Hammerklavier Sonata - Manhattan School of Music
September 13, 2019 - New York

Featuring special guest Xun Pan, piano, Chinese-American pianist Xun Pan has won many international piano competitions and awards. A noted chamber musician, he "…excites his audience with extraordinary power and masterful technique." (Intelligencer Journal).

Pianist Lara Downes Celebrates Women in Music - National Sawdust
September 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

The dreams and ambitions of women and girls can make holes in the sky. This vision, inspired by a quote from Georgia O’Keeffe, serves as the impetus for Holes in the Sky, a concert by pianist Lara Downes and friends. Presenting work from her Sony Masterworks album of the same title, and celebrating her newest release For Love Of You, Downes marks the 200th birthday of Clara Schumann (born on this day in 1819!) with a genre-fluid tribute to influential female composers past, present, and future, featuring music by Schumann, Florence Price, Meredith Monk, Nina Simone, Paola Prestini, Joni Mitchell, and more. Joined by harpist Bridget Kibbey, vocalist Magos Herrera, and pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Lara brings the work of brilliant, trailblazing women alive on stage. The concert will include a discussion moderated by WQXR’s Clemency Burton-Hill.

George Gee Swing Dance Band - SWING 46
September 13, 2019 - New York

GEORGE GEE Swing Dance Band

Ayako Oshima Neidich, Clarinet | Pre-College Faculty Recital - Paul Hall at The Juilliard School
September 14, 2019 - New York

From Tokyo to Prague (Via New York) Ayako Oshima, Clarinet Mohamed Shams, Piano Charles Neidich, Guest Clarinet Takashi YOSHIMATSU 4 Pieces in Bird Shape Akira MIYOSHI Perspective en Spirale for Clarinet Solo Elliott CARTER Hiyoku Bohuslav MARTINU Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano

Low Lily - Clayton Opera House
September 14, 2019 - Clayton

Start with excellently matched vocals, add some world-class playing, sprinkle with raised-off-grid Americana and you get Low Lily. Flynn's deft flat picking on guitar and mandolin and Lissa's virtuosic fiddle-playing are grounded by Liz's percussive rhythm guitar playing, the sounds of which combine joyously in this stunning ensemble. With a vocal blend that has been dubbed "outstanding" and "meticulous," Low Lily's refreshing, cohesive sound comes naturally for musicians whose lives have been entwined on the road and onstage for almost two decades. Setting down roots in Brattleboro, Vermont, the band has crafted a signature sound they have shared with enthusiastic audiences throughout North America and Europe, garnering two #1 songs on international folk radio and two New England Music Award nominations. Chosen as Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's "Most Wanted Band" of 2016, Low Lily plays acoustic music that is deeply rooted i tradition yet sounds refreshingly contemporary. With their first full-album release, 10,000 Days Like These, Low Lily shares an intimate, no-tricks-involved, collection of songs that showcases their talents and proves them to be a formidable, ready-for-prim-... (read more)

Johnny A. & Kasim Sulton Songs & Stories, an Intimate Evening. - Ymca Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
September 14, 2019 - Bay Shore

created a 3 plus decade-spanning career built on his virtuosic playing, compositional fortitude and distinctive style. Sure, lots of folks throw around the phrase "let the music do the talking," but only a few have the fortitude to really do it – to just go out there and play, shunning flash, shrugging off image and reeling in the listener on the strength of the songs alone.

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds - Brooklyn Bowl
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Known far and wide as the impossibly big voiced leader of acclaimed soul collective Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, singer Arleigh Kincheloe has made an astonishing leap forward with Sister Sparrow's new LP, GOLD. Produced by Carter Matschullat (Chef'Special, Secret Weapons), the album sees Sister Sparrow taking the classic brass-fueled Dirty Birds sound and turning it into something altogether new: a soul-blasted contemporary pop sound both timeless yet utterly now. Recorded mere months after Kincheloe became a new mother, songs like the evocative first single, "Ghost," and the ebullient title track highlight Sister Sparrow's strikingly strong vocals while also showcasing her growing muscle as an individualistic, communicative songwriter. "It was uncharted waters for me in a lot of ways," she says. "It's a bit of a departure from what I've done before, it's me really seeking my own personal sound. Like motherhood, making an album is a really personal thing." For nearly a decade, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have been hailed for their explosive brand of modern soul, equally celebrated for their three studio albums and electrifying live performances. Kincheloe grew up amongs... (read more)

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

All Ages 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.

Cloudchord, Moontricks - The Mercury Lounge
September 15, 2019 - New Yor

Age Limit: 21 and Over Cloudchord specializes in augmenting musical possibility. Derek VanScoten is the producer, guitarist, and Emmy-winning musician behind Cloudchord. In 2018 Cloudchord released "Koi Pond," a 12 song collaboration with Soul Food Horns via Chillhop music.


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