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Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend - May 31-June 2

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.

Masterworks Series: Boulanger, Helgeson, Rakowski, Andres, Schumann - Bargemusic
May 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

Nadia Boulanger Vers la vie nouvelle Aaron Helgeson Through glimpses of unknowing David Rakowski Twîfff (*World Premiere) Timo Andres How Can I Live in Your World of Ideas? Robert Schumann Kreisleriana, Op. 16 Donald Berman, piano

The Dessoff Choirs Celebrates Walt Whitman Bicentennial - St. Paul & St. Andrew Church
May 31, 2019 - Manhattan

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time” (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness” (The New York Times), The Dessoff Choirs ends its 94th season on the 200th anniversary of the birth of American poet and journalist Walt Whitman (1819-1892). For the final concert of a season-long celebration of Whitman’s bicentennial, Dessoff’s 50 singers will perform exquisite choral settings of Whitman’s poetry, including works by Howard Hanson and Gregg Smith as well as the world premieres of Eve Beglarian’s None More Than You, Ian Sturges Milliken’s Quicksand Years, and Matthew Aucoin’s choral settings of Crossing, both commissioned by Dessoff.

After Hours hosted by Tadataka Unno - Fat Cat
May 31, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Tadataka Unno

Stephen Santoro Orchestra Starring Michelle Collier - Swing 46 Jazz and Supper Club
May 31, 2019 - New York

Stephen Santoro Orchestra Starring Michelle Collier

Dezron Douglas Black Lion Quartet - Ginny's Supper Club
May 31, 2019 - New York

Known for his musical versatility, bassist Dezron Douglas is one of the most in demand young bassists in jazz today. Known for his musical versatility, bassist Dezron Douglas is one of the most in demand young bassists in jazz today. Composer, educator and bandleader, Dezron has established himself as a musician's musician, respected not only for his talent but also for his dedication to the authenticity of the music. His talent for music is not limited to the stage, or the recording studio. As a teacher, he encourages his students to embody the music. Technique can be perfected with practice, but it is important that the student understand the emotion behind the music, and is able to replicate that in the song. Dezron has taught at The Artist collective in Hartford, and Martocchio Music in Simsbury. He also gives workshops at various institutions. While in college, he co-founded, The New Jazz Workshop of Hartford, a group of like-minded young musicians dedicated to preserving the heart of Jazz. The group offered him an opportunity to showcase his talents as a composer and bandleader. Still while in college, the group received The Evelyn Preston Grant and also had the privilege ... (read more)

Masterworks Series: Schubert and Beethoven - Bargemusic
June 01, 2019 - Brooklyn

Schubert Duo Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano D. 574 Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat Major Op. 97, "Archduke" Mark Peskanov, violin; Wendy Sutter, cello; Nina Kogan, piano

Resplendent: A Silver Anniversary Concert - St Barts Church
June 01, 2019 - New York

The Empire City Men's Chorus; Vince Peterson, Conductor Empire City Men's Chorus (ECMC) invites you to kick off the summer and World Pride 2019 in New York City by experiencing and celebrating excellence in men's choral music programming. The Gala Concert will feature superlative men's choral works by such esteemed composers as David Conte, Gwyneth Walker, George Gershwin, Orlando di Lasso, Ysaye Barnwell, and Elizabeth Alexander. The chorus will also present two world premieres, underscoring its mission to foster and cultivate artistic contributions to men's choral music repertoire. To help launch ECMC into its next twenty-five years, join us immediatly following the concert for a Gala Reception, or, if you prefer, for a more intimate Gala Dinner. For tickets to ECMC's Gala Concert, Gala Reception, or Gala Dinner, or for subscriptions and information on other ECMC Silver Season events, please visit www.ecmc.nyc.

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
June 01, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

"Hope Comes Home" Chamber Choir Concert - The Bowery Mission
June 01, 2019 - New York

Come to The Bowery Mission’s historic chapel for an hour-long performance of a capella choral pieces carefully curated to highlight the personal testimony of Mr. James Macklin, The Bowery Mission’s Director of Outreach. The featured ensemble is Inspire: A Choir for Unity — a New York City-based chamber choir dedicated to cultivating compassion and action for diverse social issues through the power of song. This concert will honor of Inspire’s friends at the Bowery Mission (https://www.bowery.org/), who work tirelessly to restore hope for people experiencing homelessness and hunger. The performance will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. at 227 Bowery, and be followed by an opportunity for all in attendance to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences casually over refreshments. Pieces performed will include “Steal Away,” “The 23rd Psalm,” “The Road Home,” “Abide with Me,” “Even When He is Silent,” “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel,” “I Will Lift Mine Eyes,” and more. The concert is open to the public and ticket information can be found at: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/16697. Hope Comes Home is the final installment of Inspire’s 2018-2019 season. Inspire i... (read more)

Eric Comstock - Birdland Jazz Club
June 01, 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.

Resplendent: A Silver Anniversary Concert - St Bartholomew's Church
June 01, 2019 - New York

Empire City Men's Chorus (ECMC) invites you to kick off the summer and World Pride 2019 in New York City by experiencing and celebrating excellence in men's choral music programming. The Gala Concert will feature superlative men's choral works by such esteemed composers as David Conte, Gwyneth Walker, George Gershwin, Orlando di Lasso, Ysaye Barnwell, and Elizabeth Alexander. The chorus will also present two world premieres, underscoring its mission to foster and cultivate artistic contributions to men's choral music repertoire. To help launch ECMC into its next twenty-five years, join us immediately following the concert for a Gala Reception, or, if you prefer, for a more intimate Gala Dinner. For tickets to ECMC's Gala Concert, Gala Reception, or Gala Dinner, or for subscriptions and information on other ECMC Silver Season events, please visit www.ecmc.nyc. The Empire City Men's Chorus Vince Peterson, Conductor

As One - Merkin Hall
June 01, 2019 - New York

"As One challenges us to ponder questions of authenticity, identity, compassion, and self-love" - The Chicago Tribune Presented by Kaufman Music Center in association with New York City Opera and American Opera Projects. Two voices share the role of the sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, in this moving and often funny story that follows her journey to self truth. With empathy and humor, As One traces Hannah's experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years on the West Coast, and finally to Norway where she is surprised at what she learns about herself. Two rotating casts that emphasize diversity and the universal nature of its story. Since its 2014 Brooklyn premiere by American Opera Projects, As One has become the most performed opera in the U.S. and Canada written in the 21st century. Kaufman Music Center is proud to bring As One back to New York in a new co-production with Americal Opera Projects and New York City Opera that joins the citywide celebrations that mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and a half-century of LGBTQ+ liberation and features.

Frank Mathis, baritone; and Jonathan DePeri, organ & piano, and Youth Chorus - St John's in the Village
June 02, 2019 - New York

PROGRAM: Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Prelude: “Herzlich tut mich verlangen” (“Dearly Do I Desire”), BWV 727 Chorale: “Herzlich tut mich verlangen” Johannes Brahms, trans. Ferruccio Busoni: Chorale Prelude: “Herzlich tut mich verlangen”, Op. 122 No. 10 Johannes Brahms: “Wie Melodien zieht es mir” (“Like Melodies It Draws Me”), Op. 105 No. 1 “Sonntag” (“Sunday”), Op. 47 No. 3 “Feldeinsamkeit” (“Solitude In a Meadow”), Op. 86 No. 2 “Wie bist du, meine Königin” (“How Blissful You Are, My Queen”), Op. 32 No. 9 Franz Schubert: “Das Fischermädchen” (“The Fisher-Maiden”), D. 957 No. 10 * * * * * * * * Franz Schubert: “Im Abendrot” (“At Sunset”), D. 799 Johannes Brahms, trans. Ferruccio Busoni: Chorale Prelude: “Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen” (“Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming”), Op. 122 No. 8 Johannes Brahms: “Die Mainacht” (“May Night”), Op. 43 No. 2 Johannes Brahms, trans. Ferruccio Busoni: Chorale Prelude: “O Welt, ich muß dich lassen” (“O World, I Must Leave Thee”), Op. 122 No. 11 Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale: “O Welt, ich muß dich lassen” Franz Schubert: “Nacht und Träume” (“Night and Dreams”), D. 827 * * * * * * * * Johannes Brahms:... (read more)

Dopeciety Presents: Kingsley Ibeneche Noruz DJ Chinua - DROM
June 02, 2019 - New York

Kingsley Ibeneche, fresh on the Philly music scene, is no stranger to the stage. Classically trained in dance, Kingsley received a degree in Ballet Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and toured Europe performing modern dance shortly after graduation. In his free time making beats and writings songs, he discovered a desire to explore music deeper. His debut EP entitled "CHi" dropped in May 2017, a work that delivers a range of dynamic tones and explores hip-hop & folk beats. He has since followed with the EP "Realms" released on Astro Nautico on February 15, 2019. The project was celebrated and acclaimed by the likes of Okayafrica, Afropunk, Okayplayer, and The Fader with sold out album release shows in Brooklyn and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Masterworks Series: Schubert and Beethoven - Bargemusic
June 02, 2019 - Brooklyn

Schubert Duo Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano D. 574 Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat Major Op. 97, "Archduke" Mark Peskanov, violin; Wendy Sutter, cello; Nina Kogan, piano

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
June 02, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Jade Synstelien's Fatcat Bigband - Fat Cat
June 02, 2019 - New York

Jade Synstelien's Fatcat Bigband

Brahms - Saint John's In the Village
June 02, 2019 - New York

FFRCC Youth Chorus; Frank Mathis, baritone; and Jonathan DePeri, organ & piano A program of choral music and art songs focusing on compositions of Brahms plus Bach, Schubert and others. Booking, both for free and for charging events, is chiefly via our website. A link within the event description will take you to online ticketing. In some cases online ticketing will not become available until a month or so before the event. Those who cannot access the internet are encouraged to ask friends or family for assistance and to book in that way. Tickets can, however, be purchased in cash on the door (except when an event has sold out).

The Black Soul Experience - Groove
June 02, 2019 - New York

21 & over Welcome to The Black Soul Experience, a high-powered, intense live show. R&B, funk, soul, soca, hip-hop, reggae, and house will keep you dancing in the aisles all night long! Featuring your host, bandleader, and veteran musician at the Groove, Antwon Robinso, alongside Tracey Nicole. Backed by the finest musicians in NYC.

Alfie DalPino: Thanks for Comin---POP/CABARET - Triad Theatre
June 02, 2019 - New York

Mr. DalPino is saying goodbye to his native city of New York. It's time to hit the road, and head to LA. This night will be full of stories, songs, and laughter. The evening will showcase several familiar show tunes, and a few other memorable classics. Come sit back, relax, and hear about the life that has shaped this young man into the performer he is today! Please Note: The Triad has a 2-beverage minimum per person.

Twisted Melodies - Apollo Theater
Through June 02, 2019 - New York

A Musical Homage to Donny Hathaway Written by and starring Kelvin Roston, Jr. Directed by Derrick Sanders This powerful one-man show is based on the life of '70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, perhaps best known for his duets with Roberta Flack. Twisted Melodies is an immersive and crushing play about the brilliant musician's compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston, Jr.

Yanni - Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Through June 02, 2019 - New York

con of New Age, Yanni follows in The Boss' footsteps this summer with this much-anticipated residency at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Giving you the opportunity to get up close and personal at the intimate venue, Pure Yanni in Residency on Broadway will showcase all of the highlights of the luminous career of the 'true global artist'. The creative force that is Yanni rode the New Age wave of the late 80s and 90s to achieve lasting success and critical acclaim for a unique blend of world music and esoteric textures that are drawn from multiple cultures. This eclectic fusion reflects the multi-instrumentalist/composer's "one world, one people" philosophy, whilst also reflecting his romantic, emotive musical style.

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