Things to do this weekend in NYC Apr 12-Apr 19April 12, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
The Fall weekends are always filled with activities for New Yorkers on staycations and those visiting New York City on vacations. From music outdoors to fine art exhibits at museums, from children's activities to lectures, New York abounds with things to do! Check out what's going on in NYC this weekend, and take your pick from all of the fantastic options.
Sound Understanding 2018 - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Performers DAAD Music Fellows
Boston Symphony Orchestra - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Bernstein has four characters search for faith in a New York City bar while Shostakovich's symphony flirts with danger. W. H. Auden's poem "The Age of Anxiety," an eclogue on man's spiritual quest, inspired the pulsing jazz piano and vivid orchestral colors of Bernstein's Symphony No. 2. Echoes of Mahler are evident in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4, especially the emotional arc of its finale. The composer cancelled the symphony's 1936 premiere knowing its unorthodox style ran against Soviet cultural policy—a mistake that could have cost him his freedom or more.
Chamber Music Concert - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Performers Artists to be announced
Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Ney, Vocals, Baglama, Zurna, and Percussion - Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
Born in the Turkish city of Adana to a musical family, Omar Faruk Tekbilek is a brilliant interpreter of Sufi, folk, and contemporary music of the Middle East and Mediterranean. An evocative vocalist and virtuoso on several instruments, he has been a major force in world music since the 1970s.
Choral Convergence Concert - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Performers Choirs to be announced
American Protégé Winners Recital - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Performers Winners Recital
Distinguished Concerts International New York - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Performers Ensemble(s) to be announced
Music-Fest 2018 Rising Talents Festival Grand Prix Winners' Concert - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Performers Winners' Concert
Columbia Players - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Performers Columbia Players
Trio Vitruvi - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Performers Trio Vitruvi
Candide - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Bernstein's Candide, based on Voltaire's satirical tale, is a superb fusion of Broadway flash and operatic virtuosity. Its quicksilver overture, dazzling coloratura soprano aria "Glitter and Be Gay," sardonic "Auto-da-fé" chorus, and deeply moving "Make Our Garden Grow" finale are highlights of an ebullient and irresistible work. Performed in concert by first-rate guest artists and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Candide is an ideal celebration of the Bernstein centenary.
Andrei Ionita, Cello - Carnegie Hall (Zankel Hall)
Romanian cellist Andrei Ioni?? is the first-prize winner of Moscow's 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition. The Guardian wrote of his performance, calling him "a musician with a sparkling technique and the priceless ability to respond to what is going on around him while he is displaying it."
Ensemble Connect - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Ensemble Connect has workshopped with Steve Reich and Meredith Monk, been led by Sir Simon Rattle, and premiered works by the finest young composers of our day. The group of young musicians enters its second decade with can't miss music making. To close its season at Carnegie Hall, Ensemble Connect performs Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire, a setting of poems for speaker and chamber ensemble, employing a hybrid of spoken and sung vocalization that gives the work a surreal quality.
Best Bands and Choirs International - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Performers Ensembles to be announced