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MUSIC LISTINGS:

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The Canticum Novum Singers Announces
2014-2015 Season Performances
Through May 9, 2015

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The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director
Announces 2014-2015 Concert Season
Carnegie Hall
Through May 2, 2015

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Chamber Orchestra of New York Announces
2014-2015 Concert Season at
Manhattan’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Through May 14, 2015


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The Collegiate Chorale
Presents its 2014-15 Season
Through May 7, 2015

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Early Music Fortieth Anniversary Season
Through May 2, 2015

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The New York Virtuoso Singers Announces 2014-2015
Concert Season at Manhattan’s Merkin Hall
Through April 25, 2015


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Orchestra of St. Luke’s 40th Anniversary Season
Through May 10, 2015

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Parthenia, a Consort of Viols, Announces
2014-2015 Concert Season “The Art of Persuasion”
Through May 2, 2014


 

Astana Opera from Kazakhstan
Monday October 27 at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium

From the Astana Opera House, the largest new state-of-the-art theater in Central Asia, comes the New York debut of the Astana Opera Company, Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra conducted by Abzal Mukhitdinov, the Chamber Choir, and principal singers and soloists. The program has been specially selected to include *Kazakh folk songs; *arias by famous Kazakh composers including Zhubanov-Khamidi, Rakhmadiev, and Mukhamedjanov; *excerpts from the operas of Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, Borodin, and Bernstein; *and a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto featuring brilliant young violinist Erzhan Kulibaev.

Tickets: $10 to $65
Reservations at CarnegieCharge 212.247.7800 or www.carnegiehall.org or at the
Carnegie Hall box office

Carnegie Hall | 57th Street & 7th Avenue


Bobby McFerrin: Bobby Meets Africa in New York
Saturday Movember 1st. 8PM - 10PM
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts


Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will open its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by 10-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8pm. Titled "Bobby Meets Africa in New York", this one-of-a-kind event will feature Bobby's extraordinary improvisational skills as he is joined by several New York City-based African musicians. These artists will come together, meeting for the first time ever on the Whitman Theatre stage to create a totally original and unique concert. Only those present can know what will happen. "Bobby Meets Africa in New York" is produced by Linda Goldstein/Original Artists. The concert is curated by Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre of public radio's Afropop Worldwide (heard locally on WNYE 91.5 FM and on afropop.org). Tickets for this one-night-only event are $36-$60 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Tickets $36-$60. For more information or advance purchase visit www.brooklyncenter.org.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | 2900 Campus Road



Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble in Concert
Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00 PM
Christ and St. Stephen’s Church


The acclaimed Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble will be in concert, performing music for flute, harp and strings on Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00 PM at Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th St. (between Columbus Avenue & Broadway) in Manhattan. This will be presented as part of Latin American Cultural Week NYC, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pan American Music Art Research (PAMAR).

Repertoire for this event will include works by Brazil’s Heitor Villa-Lobos, Spain’s Pablo de Sarasate, and Argentina’s Alberto Ginastera and Astor Piazzolla.

Performers will be Sally Shorrock, flute, Francisca Mendoza, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp.

Tickets are $15 at the door, cash only. For more information, call 516-586-3433 or visit http://www.csschurch.org/events/concert-events/. For public transit information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx. All Canta Libre concerts are ADA accessible.

Christ and St. Stephen’s Church | 120 West 69th St. in Manhattan
URL: http://www.cantalibre.org/


 

Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights
November 6 and 7, 2014
Various Venues in Washington Heights

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, presents the 9th Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 1 through 9. This will be a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New York City, with more than 40 theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations. This is presented in celebration of PAMAR’s 30th Anniversary.

LACW 2014 highlights will include opening event, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, presenting Dia de los Muertos at Manhattan’s Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts and the third year of Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Other LACW highlights will be theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx. For a calendar of other LACW activities, please visit http://www.lacw.net/.

LACW 2014’s Opening Event - Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
November 1 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM
Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts

Pan American Musical Art Research (PAMAR), founded and directed by Polly Ferman, presents the 9th Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), November 1 through 9. This will be a diverse and dynamic showcase of the rich culture of Latin America throughout New York City, with more than 40 theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations. This is presented in celebration of PAMAR’s 30th Anniversary.

November 1 at 2:00 and 7:00 PM - LACW 2014’s Opening Event - Calpulli Mexican Dance Company making its debut at Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts, 160 Convent Ave. in Manhattan. The program, Dia de los Muertos, with live music, evokes the unending relationship between the living and the departed. Visit Calpulli at http://www.calpullidance.org/.

Admission is $25.00 - $35.00, with a special discount for LACW attendees: $30 Orchestra seats using discount code: pamar. Discount code will be valid up until the day of performance. Tickets are available at http://adhatccny.org/shows/calpulli-dance-nov-1st/

LACW 2014 highlights will include opening event, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, presenting Dia de los Muertos at Manhattan’s Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts and the third year of Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Other LACW highlights will be theater, music, dance, film and visual arts presentations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx. For a calendar of other LACW activities, please visit http://www.lacw.net/.

Aaron Davis Hall of City College Center for the Arts | 160 Convent Ave.
Manhattan


 

Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Presents
Black Violin
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm with Black Violin. Three-time winners of Amateur Night at the Apollo, this classically trained violin duo inspires young people to get fired up about classical music with their unique fusion of classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B. Recommended for ages eight and up.

It's hard to think of another African-American violin player to make their mark in popular music, so classically trained South Florida twosome, Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste and Kevin "Kev Marcus" Sylvester, who go by the name Black Violin are a welcome revelation for their ability to meld high-brow and pop culture, " Brandenburg" and "break-down," into a single genre-busting act. The band's most recent album, Classically Trained, is the follow-up to their 2007 self-titled debut on their own Di-Versatile Music Group label, which is as good an introduction to their groundbreaking blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and even bluegrass music. Live, they are often accompanied by their crack band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJTK (Dwayne Dayal), drummer Beat-down (Jermaine McQueen) and cellist Joe Cello (Joseph Valbrun).

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Hot Peas 'N Butter, The Snow Maiden, or Target Storybook Series shows). 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2/5 trains to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue


 

EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK
FREDERICK RENZ - DIRECTOR
November 22, 2014 - May 2, 2015

Concert Listing (Full Season):
Organization: EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK
Director: FREDERICK RENZ
Event: 2014-2015 NYC Subscription Season

Program #1: CATHEDRAL FLOURISHES German High Baroque
Location: Great Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave .at 112th St., NYC
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM (St. Cecilia Day)

Program #2: DUTCH CHRISTMAS Age of Rembrandt
Location: St. James Chapel of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St., NYC
Dates: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM (Christmas Day)

Program #3: AGE OF REASON 18th-Century Enlightenment
Location: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St., NYC
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Program #4: HARMONIE UNIVERSELLE National Styles Unfurled
Location: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St., NYC
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $30.00 w/full subscription, $35.00 w/partial subscription,
$40.00 reserved, ($50 single matinee Dec. 25 at 2 PM only),
$20.00 student (w/valid ID, available at door, day of)

Ticket Info: 1) Phone: (212) 280-0330,
2) On-line: www.EarlyMusicNY.org ,
3) At the door, ½-hour before the performance.
Group discounts available by telephone. All major credit cards accepted.


Various Venues


El Gato con Botas
Saturday December 6th through Sunday December 14th. 7PM & 2PM.
El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio


Gotham Chamber Opera announces the revival of the 2010 production El gato con botas (Puss in Boots) from December 6-14, 2014 at El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, NYC.

Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's production of El gato con botas (Puss in Boots); Music by Xavier Montsalvatge Neal Goren / Geoff MacDonald, conductors; Moisés Kaufman, stage director; Andromache Chalfant, set designer; Clint Ramos, costume designer; David Lander, lighting designer; and Sean Curran, choreographer. A co-production with El Museo del Barrio and Works & Process at the Guggenheim. December 6 - 14, 2014, El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio, NYC.

Tickets $30-175, 212-279-4200, www.ticketcentral.com


El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio |1230 Fifth Avenue
(and 104th St)


Frederic Chiu in Concert
Thursday, October 30. 8PM
Miller Theatre

The eclectic and imaginative pianist Frederic Chiu performs the music of Chopin, Prokofiev, Debussy, Ravel, and the contemporary Chinese composer Gao Ping. Presented by Yamaha Artist Services New York, this special evening celebrates Mr. Chiu’s 25-year association as an exclusive Yamaha Artist, a relationship representing the highest standards of artistic excellence and cutting-edge technological innovation. The program includes the New York premiere of Gao Ping’s Concealed Kisses; the pianist’s own arrangements of two movements from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet suite; and a ground-breaking performance of Chopin’s Rondeau in C Major for Two Pianos, with Mr. Chiu performing simultaneously on two concert grand pianos, featuring Yamaha’s revolutionary Disklavier technology.


Tickets $20. For more information please visit http://www.millertheatre.com/events/frederic-chiu-in-concert, or email Aaron Ross at aross@yamaha.com.

Columbia University's Miller Theatre | 2690 Broadway (at 116th St.), New York, NY 10027


LACW 2014’s Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Manhattan’s Washington Heights
Will feature three events:
November 6-7
Various Venues

November 6 at 9:00 PM - Corcho Presents Women in Latin Jazz Uptown Kickoff - Corcho Wine Room & AAA Beans Presents Annette A. Aguilar and StringBeans (http://www.aguilarstringbeans.com/) Latin Brazilian Jazz Ensemble at El Corcho Wine Room, 227 Dyckman St. in Manhattan. Donations will be gladly accepted. Please RSVP at 212-203-3371. For more information, visit http://www.corchowineroom.com/.

November 7 at 6:30 PM - Whin Music Project - El Sistema in The Heights Concert -
Inspired by the renowned Venezuelan orchestral program known as El Sistema, the Washington Heights and Inwood (WHIN) Music Project was founded in August 2012 and became the first El Sistema program for the Northern Manhattan communities, serving since then an average of 150 students per week (ages 4 to 18). El Sistema in the Heights Concert will be an opportunity to hear their most advanced orchestras and ensembles. Performance at Our Saviour´s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave. in Manhattan. Suggested Donation is $5.00. More information at http://www.whinmusicproject.org.

November 7 at 7:30 PM - Annette A. Aguilar and StringBeans (http://www.aguilarstringbeans.com/) Latin Brazilian Jazz Ensemble, with Annette A Aguilar, band leader/percussionist, with Guitarist Jonny Johannson. Performance at Garden Café Inwood, 4961 Broadway at 207th St. in Manhattan. No cover, family dining. More information at http://www.gardencafeny.com/.

For a calendar of other LACW activities, please visit http://www.lacw.net/.
Admission is $25.00 - $35.00, with a special discount for LACW attendees: $30 Orchestra seats using discount code: pamar. Discount code will be valid up until the day of performance. Tickets are available at http://adhatccny.org/shows/calpulli-dance-nov-1st/

Various Events


 

The Collegiate Chorale Presents
NOT THE MESSIAH (He's a Very Naughty Boy)
Monday December 15. 8pm & Tuesday December 16. 8PM
Carnegie Hall

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. From the creators for the hit Broadway musical Spamalot, Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a comic oratorio based on Monty Python's movie The Life of Brian. Described by Eric Idle as "Baroque-N-Roll," Not The Messiah features a lively pastiche of musical styles ranging from pop, country, and Broadway to doo-wop, hip hop, and Greek chorus. Hit songs include "Hail to the Shoe," "We Love Sheep," and the audience favorite and sing-along "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."

Tickets start at $30 and are available at www.carnegiehall.org, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or at the Box Office at 57th and Seventh.

Carnegie Hall | 881 7th Ave
(and 7th av)


Open Stage: Juris Kuns "Passage"
Friday November 7th. 8PM – 9 PM
Flushing Town Hall

On Friday November 7th, the Korean Cultural Service NY will present the 2014-2015 Open Stage event featuring the crossover South Korean band "Juris Kuns" in partnership with Flushing Town Hall. The band Juris Kuns creates a unique form of music that stands on the border between tradition and modernity by blending traditional Korean music with contemporary sounds. Led by Juri Kim, who plays the haegeum (traditional Korean string instrument), the band uses various traditional Korean instruments combined with modern instrumentation, such as acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and percussion, to produce a truly innovative sound. Please join us for an evening of world music.

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. Visit www.koreanculture.org
For more information, please contact: performingarts@koreanculture.org or (212)759-9550


Flushing Town Hall | 137-35 Northern Blvd.
Flushing New York


The Pipes of Christmas
Saturday December 20 @ 2 and 7 PM.
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church

From the bold sounds of the pipes and drums, and the harmonious blending of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, The Pipes of Christmas is a festival for the soul. Now celebrating its 16th season, the concert will feature the music of Christmas accompanied by a selection of readings taken from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, and Scripture. Proceeds from the concert support cultural heritage and music scholarships with leading educational institutions offering Celtic culture and music.

Tickets $60. (212) 868-4444. For more information or advance purchase visit www.pipesofchristmas.com

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church | 921 Madison Avenue
(and 73rd Street)



 

The Sichuan Opera Theater of Chengdu, China
Saturday October 25 at 7:30 PM
Gerald Lynch Theater of John Jay College


The Sichuan Opera Theater of Chengdu, China makes its New York debut in "Raging Waves in the Sea of Desire," an original opera inspired by Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms." Performed in Chinese, and in traditional Chinese opera style, the opera will be enacted by an ensemble of 11 singers accompanied by a 15-piece traditional Chinese orchestra. Composer is Wang Wenxun, and playwright Xu Fen has adapted the story, making several changes to turn the western drama into a traditional Chinese operatic story. The Company will make its U.S. debut at the Kennedy Center just prior to its New York appearance.

Admission is by donation; $30 suggested
Reservations at 678.999.8324


Gerald Lynch Theater, John Jay College | 324 West 59th Street
Just west of 10th Avenue


The Sebastians present
“Tis the Season!"
Saturday December 13th. 7:30PM
All Angels’ Church


On Saturday December 13th leading young early music ensemble the Sebastians are celebrating the approaching new year with Vivaldi’s famed Four Seasons, with violinists Daniel S. Lee, Nicholas DiEugenio, and Dongmyung Ahn. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today).

Tickets $25 ($20 seniors, $10 students). For more information or advance purchase visit www.sebastians.org

All Angels’ Church | 251 West 80th Street


We Are the Music performed by Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies
Friday November 7th at 8pm.
Gerald W. Lynch Theater


GERALD W. LYNCH THEATER at John Jay College presents We Are the Music, a free performance performed by Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies on Friday, November 7 at 8pm at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC. Tickets are free but reservations are required: www.jjay.cuny.edu/Theater. The performance is part of a residency of the CUNY Dance Initiative. The evening will feature Syncopated Ladies with creator and lead choreographer Chloe Arnold, with world-renowned tap dancers Sarah Reich, Maud Arnold, Anissa Lee, Pamela Yasutake and Melissa Tannus. The Syncopated Ladies will also present a Master Class on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:45pm. CHLOE ARNOLD'S SYNCOPATED LADIES rehearsal and performance residency at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, supported by the New York Community Trust, with additional funding from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative

For more information or to reserve visit http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/Theater.

Gerald W. Lynch Theater | 524 W. 59th Street, NYC 10019


 

Coming Soon

 


 

The Sebastians present “Lenten Mysteries"
Saturday February 28th. 7:30PM
All Angels’ Church


On Saturday February 28th leading young early music ensemble the Sebastians will present “Lenten Mysteries,” an intimate concert featuring Biber’s Rosary Sonatas and other evocative works for violin and continuo with the Sebastians core musicians, Daniel S. Lee, Ezra Seltzer, and Jeffrey Grossman. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today).

Tickets $25 ($20 seniors, $10 students). For more information or advance purchase visit www.sebastians.org

All Angels’ Church | 251 West 80th Street


 

The Sebastians present “From Heaven to Earth"
Saturday May 30th. 7:30PM
All Angels’ Church


On Saturday May 30th leading young early music ensemble the Sebastians will perform “From Heaven to Earth,” a program of Sacred and secular works by Handel and Vivaldi with soprano Awet Andemicael, featuring the Sebastians signature rendition of Vivaldi’s La Folia. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today).

Tickets $25 ($20 seniors, $10 students). For more information or advance purchase visit www.sebastians.org

All Angels’ Church | 251 West 80th Street

 



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