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Things to do this week in NYC Oct 3-Oct 10: Music

October 3, 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.

Brandi Carlile - Beacon Theatre
October 03, 2009 -

Returning to the United States following her European Tour, Brandi Carlile makes a stop at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, October 3. Mixing a unique blend of rock and roll, country and alternative, Brandi Carlile has opened shows for Dave Matthews, Shawn Colvin and India.Arie before setting out to headline her own tours.

blink-182 - Madison Square Garden
October 04, 2009 -

blink-182 brings their reunion tour to Madison Square Garden on October 4. They will be joined by Fall Out Boy and All-American Rejects.

Ensemble Gombert - Chamber Choir Concert - Church of the Transfiguration
October 04, 2009 -

Ensemble Gombert is a Melbourne-based chamber choir, noted for its pure intonation and historical approach to choral sound and style. Named after the prominent Flemish composer Nicolas Gombert (c.1495-c.1560), the Ensemble specializes in a cappella performance of Franco-Flemish music of the High Renaissance. The Ensemble is directed by John O'Donnell, an internationally renowned keyboard artist, choral director and musicologist. The choir has twice toured to Europe and has released two CD recordings. In its first tour to North America, the group will present a range of works from the Renaissance through to the present day, from three continents: America, Europe and Australia. The New York program will include pieces by J.S Bach, Morten Lauridsen, Josquin Desprez, Elliot Carter and Thomas Tallis Church of the Transfiguration ("The Little Church Around the Corner") 1 E 29th St (between 5th Ave & Madison Ave) Sunday October 4 at 3.00pm. Tickets $25 / $15 seniors & students. Available at door

Julie Reiber in Colors of the Rainbow - New World Stages
October 04, 2009 -

Julie, who performed as the green witch in Broadway's WICKED, brings her beautiful voice and theatrical style of story-telling to her solo concert, COLORS of the RAINBOW. It's musical fun for the entire family! 212-239-6200

Sundays Under The Whale: They Might Be Giants - American Museum of Natural History
October 04, 2009 -

Enjoy the sweet sounds of science as Grammy-winning rock legends They Might Be Giants perform songs from their new children's album, Here Comes Science. Free with museum admission. 11am & 2pm.

Pink - Madison Square Garden
October 05, 2009 -

The pop-rock artist performs, with special guest the Ting Tings.

Sacred Music in a Sacred Space: Music of Tavener, Silvestrov & Rachmaninov - Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
October 07, 2009 -

TAVENER: Requiem (U.S. Premiere) SILVESTROV: Diptychon (U.S. Premiere) TAVENER: The Veil of the Temple (excerpts) RACHMANINOV: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (excerpts) Choir & Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola Kent Tritle and Renee Anne Louprette, conductors Jennifer Zetlan, soprano Matthew Garrett, tenor Arthur Fiacco, cello For additional information and tickets, visit or call 212-288-2520. Ticket Prices: Preferred Seating: $50 General Seating: $40, $30 (students/seniors)

Starlight Music Series: Jeanne Koehler, Harpist - Top of the Rock
October 07, 2009 -

This fall, Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center will host its first-ever live music program, the Starlight Music Series, on Wednesday evenings, September 9th-October 7th, from 6-8pm on the 67th floor observatory.  Visitors can enjoy live music and a glass of wine or refreshing beverages provided by Rock Center Café as they take in the stunning, 360-degree panorama of New York City at sunset.  Access to the musical event is free with a Top of the Rock ticket. Wine and refreshments will be available for purchase. Tonight's performer is Jeanne Koehler, harpist.

Standard Time with Michael Feinstein - Carnegie Hall
October 07, 2009 -

A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING...The songs of Jimmy McHugh. 7:30pm.

Tyrone Wells - Highline Ballroom
October 07, 2009 -

Tyrone Wells is a singer-songwriter out of Spokane, who's been selling albums years before signing to Universal Republic. Tyrone's most recent release Remain is his major label sophomore release featuring the new single "Sink Or Swim" which just hit #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Chart and is currently the featured song for the Grey's Anatomy Season preview TV spot. He is currently on a national tour through November.

Keith Urban - Madison Square Garden
October 08, 2009 -

Grammy Award winner Keith Urban, one of the industry's most explosive and critically hailed live acts, brings his Escape Together World Tour to Madison Square Garden. The show will also feature multi-platinum superstars Sugarland.

Gay Marshall Performs Piaf: Queen of heart - The Metropolitan Room
Through October 08, 2009 -

Gay Marshall, Playbill Top 10 Diva, reprises her enchanting Edith Piaf show this fall at The Metropolitan Room. Marshall weaves her own translations in with original versions, making this show fascinating for non-French speakers as well as those who parlez-Francais. With a five piece ensemble including strings and accordion, this is a huge entertainment bargain from a super talent. Visit: to read more about the singer and Metropolitan Room Website. Call for reservations.

The New York Pops - Wayne Brady's Sammy & Sam: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. and Sam Cooke - Carnegie Hall
October 09, 2009 -

The Emmy-winning comedian, singer and television personality stars in a tribute to two American icons.

KISS - Madison Square Garden
October 10, 2009 -

Sure to be the band's most amazing tour ever, KISS will bring their "KISS Alive 35" 2009 North American tour to Madison Square Garden on Saturday, October 10 with special guest Buckcherry. Celebrating 35 years of rocking the world like no other, KISS will treat their legions of fans to a set of some of rock's greatest hits, including "Rock and Roll All Nite," "I Was Made for Lovin' You," and "Detroit Rock City," as well as songs from the band's new album SONIC BOOM.

Lupis - P&G Cafe
October 10, 2009 -

The argentinian multi-instrumentalist LUPIS presents his upcoming album SIMPLE with a new NYC band. Lupis: voice, violin, guitar; J.P. Carletti: drums; Ramiro Osuna: guitar; Andres Rot: bass.

Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820–2009 - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through November 15, 2009 -

An exhibition that examines the critical role the human figure has played in the Nation's art for the past 189 years. Transcending chronological, stylistic, and generational boundaries the exhibition will present 160 works drawn from the National Academy's important and wide ranging collection of American art, as well as an intriguing selection of works by contemporary artists who are carrying on the figurative tradition in new and adventurous ways.

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