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Things to do this week in NYC May 9-May 16: Music

May 9, 2009 - by CG Directory Editor
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Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss.

La Cenerentola (Cinderella) - Metropolitan Opera
May 09, 2009 - Manhattan

Hot on the heels of her triumphant Met debut as Rosina in last season's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Elina Garanca portrays another Rossini charmer in this bel canto Cinderella story. Lawrence Brownlee is her Prince Charming. Veteran baritone Alessandro Corbelli demonstrates his impeccable comic timing to match the gravitas of Met favorite John Relyea.

A Weekend of Special DJ's and Live Performances - Greenhouse
Through May 09, 2009 -

Friday May 8th - Music by DJ Shimon in the main room with a special live performance by Polina from Moscow. DJ Rashad Hayes in the Lounge. Saturday May 9th - Music by SKAM Artists DJ Roctakon in the Main Room. Scram Jones in the Lounge. Greenhouse is the first eco-friendly nightclub destination. A bi-level, 6,000-square-foot nightclub, lounge and event space built from recycled of recyclable materials. One of Greenhouse's most spectacular attributes is the transparent ceiling fixture, comprised of over 5000 individually hung crystals, which is designed to emulate a rolling landscape. With two floors and two separate sound systems, Greenhouse offers multiple VIP sections and a raised performance stage and backstage section.

Daniel Barenboim & Members Of The Staatskapelle Berlin - Carnegie Hall
May 11, 2009 - Manhattan

Daniel Barenboim performs an all-Elliott Carter program with members of the Staatskapelle Berlin.

A Gala Evening with Kristin Chenoweth - NY City Center
May 11, 2009 -

Join Broadway and Encores! favorite Kristin Chenoweth for a dazzling one-night-only musical celebration.

Broadway by the Year - 1944 - The Town Hall
May 11, 2009 - Manhattan

Featuring songs from On the Town, Follow the Girls, Song of Norway, Bloomer Girl, Mexican Hayride and more.

DanceGiving - Tribeca Rooftop
May 12, 2009 -

For one night, on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at Tribeca Rooftop in lower Manhattan, you can be one of hundreds of people DanceGiving for peace and prosperity. DanceGiving is the signature FUNraising campaign of Bpeace and its mission to help women entrepreneurs in countries emerging from war, like Afghanistan and Rwanda. Highlights Terrific food, drink and music. We will kickoff with a round of fun dance lessons from the Bollywood Funk studio to sharpen your moves. Music for every age and persuasion right through to today's top club plays. Games, raffles and prizes. 100% of the donations going to support Bpeace's work. You can BUY tickets or a table (click here or on the link above left) or earn FREE tickets. It works like a walk-a-thon, but we are going to dance. To earn FREE tickets: Raise a minimum of $450 in donations from your friends and family and you get one free ticket to the event. With the website Bpeace will help you create, you will be surprised at how quickly you can meet and even exceed that goal. Raise $900, you get two free tickets. You can also recruit your own dance "team." DanceGiving Teams include a minimum of 3 dancers who raise a minimum of $450 for each member of the team. Members of the largest team and the team that raises the most $ will receive special prizes. You can also earn a free ticket if you recruit two people who meet the $900 minimum. Just email us at and let us know who you recruited.

Tablao Flamenco - Auditorium Centro Espanol
May 15, 2009 -

Tablao Flamenco in Astoria, presented by American Bolero Dance Company, is a series of once-a-month, live performances of Flamenco and Spanish classical dance and music, performed by various local and international artists in a nightclub setting. Featuring: GABRIELA GRANADOS, dancer LA MEIRA, dancer LA MAGDALENA, dancer LA CONJA, singer CRISTIAN PUIG, guitarist JOSÉ MORENO, percussionist Ballet Español de Gabriela Granados This performance is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.

Tyne Daly - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through May 16, 2009 - Manhattan

Feinstein's at Loews Regency continues its 10th Anniversary season with the debut engagement of Tony and six time Emmy winning actress Tyne Daly from May 12 to 16. Her show "Songs" is a collection of songs from the last century, including selections by Jule Styne, Alan & Marilyn Bergman and Cy Coleman.

Andrea Marcovicci's 60th Birthday Concert - The Town Hall
May 16, 2009 - Manhattan

Join three-time Academy award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Grammy award-winner Julie Gold, along with other noted ASCAP composers Francesca Blumenthal, John Bucchino, Craig Carnelia, Babbie Green, Tom Toce and Christine Lavin as they celebrate Andrea's dedication to the Great American Songbook. The evening not only includes contemporary songs from these guest artists but Andrea performs classic standards from Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and more. Special appearance by Helen Marcovicci celebrating her 90th birthday. Don't miss this one-time-only event! Made possible, in part, by a generous contribution from John Ledes and Beauty Fashion Magazine.

Tyne Daly - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through May 16, 2009 - Manhattan

Feinstein's at Loews Regency continues its 10th Anniversary season with the debut engagement of Tony and six time Emmy winning actress Tyne Daly from May 12 to 16. Her show "Songs" is a collection of songs from the last century, including selections by Jule Styne, Alan & Marilyn Bergman and Cy Coleman.

2008–2009 Perspectives - Carnegie Hall
Through May 17, 2009 - Manhattan

Daniel Barenboim's 2008–2009 Perspectives series culminates with Mr. Barenboim, Music Director and Conductor of Staatskapelle Berlin, in partnership with fellow conductor and close musical colleague Pierre Boulez, leading the orchestra in a complete cycle of Mahler's symphonies, performed in ten concerts over 12 days. The cycle also includes several sets of the composer's lieder featuring acclaimed vocal soloists. Visit website for details.

Leonard Cohen - Radio City Music Hall
Through May 17, 2009 - Manhattan

The legendary artist performs.

The Marriage of Figaro - Amato Opera
Through May 31, 2009 - Manhattan

Figaro is the Count's loyal valet -- but the Count has designs on Figaro's fiancee, in Mozart's witty and hilarious sequel to The Barber of Seville.

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