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Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend - July 19-July 21

Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend
The Metropolitan Opera is world-class and world famous, and it's among the comprehensive weekend opera listings you can find on City Guide's calendar. In addition to the famous season of the Met Opera, we’ve also got all the great classical performances going on in the city, from string quartets to piano recitals to full orchestras. Get inspired for your next musical outing to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, or even one of the Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Takenori Nishiuchi Quartet

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

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

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

Performers Winners Recital

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

The Supreme Queens

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

Zaccai Curtis Band

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

After Hours hosted by Kate Cosco

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Summer Celebration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Young People Performers Dean Kravitz at the piano

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Marino Trio

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

With Special Guests Sheryl Crow and Lucie Silvas

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

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

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

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

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

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


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