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MUSIC LISTINGS:

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Gotham Chamber Opera - 2015/2016 Season
Fall 2015-Summer 2016
Through February 2016
Apollo Theater & More


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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2015-16 Season features a host of
Grammy Award winners
Through May 1, 2016

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s Announces 2015/2016 Season
Through May 20, 2016


5 @ 5 Solo Piano Series Performances
11 Saturdays at 5:00 PM throughout 2015
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

5 @ 5 at DiMenna, a new solo piano performance series curated by
intrnationally renowned pianist Mirian Conti, has announced dates and
performers for its 2015 inaugural season at The DiMenna Center for
Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan.

These recital programs will feature a world-class international pianists
exploring an array of solo piano works from the last 400 years. 2015
dates and programs are:

March 14 - Mirian Conti- $5 for 5 Composers at 5PM
March 28 - Rosa Torres Pardo - 400 Years of Iberian Keyboard
(Soler-Scarlatti, Albeniz, Falla)
April 4 - Agustin Anievas – Schubert and Chopin - sponsored by The
Abraham Foundation
April 11 - Luiz de Moura Castro - Villa-Lobos and Liszt
May 9 - Josep Colom - A Dialogue between Mozart and Chopin
May 30 - Jeffrey Biegel - Bach, Beethoven, Paderewski, Gershwin
June 20 - Enrique Graf - Uruguay and Russia and Others
September 12 - Douglas Humpherys - Sonatas from 1750s to 1950s
October 10 - Discovery Debut - TBA- Winner of the Eastman Young Artists
International Piano Competition
October 17 - Jose Garcia –Leon - Earl Wild, Poulenc, Debussy, Surinach
October 24 - Lisa Yu - Dussek, Franck, Debussy, Mussorgsky
The concerts will be given Saturdays at 5:00 PM. Admission to each event
is $5.00.

For more information or reservations, call 516-586-3433 or visit
https://www.facebook.com/pages/5-at-5-at-DiMenna/321605638021535?ref=hl.For
transportation information, visit
http://www.oslmusic.org/dimenna-center/dmc-faq/directions-parking.

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music | 450 West 37th Street in
Manhattan
URL: http://www.mirianconti.com/5--5-at-dimenna.html


Brooklyn Center's 2015-16 Season Music Series
Begins October 24th. 8PM.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2015-16 music series. This year's lineup includes 61st Season opener Michael Feinstein, a children's favorite Black Violin, a reimagining of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Art of Time Ensemble, a holiday concert by Vienna Boys Choir, Robert Glasper Trio, a jazz violin virtuoso Regina Carter, and a tribute to Nat King Cole featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli. These musical events reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated.

Tickets to Brooklyn Center's music series range from $18-$65 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 music series includes:

. Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me

. Black Violin

. Art of Time Ensemble - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

. The Vienna Boys Choir - Christmas In Vienna

. Robert Glasper Trio

. Darlene Love

. Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

. Straighten Up & Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts | 2900 Campus Road
Brooklyn, NY 11210



Rocky Dawuni and DJ Sweet V
Saturday August 8th, 2015. 7:30-9:45pm.
Lincoln Center Atrium (61 West 62nd St)

Rocky Dawuni’s unique “Afro-Roots” sound has made him famous in his native Ghana and earned him a global following. Using a funky blend of soul, pop, Afrobeat, and reggae, Dawuni’s songs straddle Africa, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Influences include the soulfulness of Fela Kuti; the positivity and deep grooves of Bob Marley; and the infectious, sing-along anthems of Michael Franti, K’naan, and Matisyahu. Dawuni has worked with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Jason Mraz, Sharon Jones, Janelle Monae, John Legend, and many others. He is also an eloquent and passionate spokesman for many global causes.

Cost: Free!
For more information visit http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/2015/rocky-dawuni

Lincoln Center Atrium | 61 West 62nd St.



Satellite Collective (name of the event)
September 3-5, 2015. 8pm.
BAM Fishman Space

Satellite Collective presents cutting edge, interdisciplinary works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, from September 3-5, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$35 ($10 students) and are available at http://www.bam.org/satellitecollective, by phone at 718-636-4100, or in person at the BAM box office. Tickets will be on sale beginning July 25, 2015.

In its second season at BAM, Satellite Collective seeks to secure its role as a leading voice of interdisciplinary art in New York City. Created specifically for the Fishman Space, Satellite Collective's September performances will employ the collaborative visions of 29 artists from across the nation. The evening will premiere post-classical music by four composers, ballet and modern dance works by three choreographers, a new animated set, two new short films, and a spoken work. By turns jubilant, mournful, violent, and tender, this diverse assemblage of artists and art forms will draw audiences through a spectrum of vibrant emotion. Damian Smith, former principal of San Francisco Ballet, is artistic advisor for the program.

The evenings include:

. "I Can Help You" - spoken word by Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers

. "SOLO" - a dance work by Devin Alberda of the New York City Ballet

. "A Pair of Ideal Landscapes" - Dance + Film by Esme Boyce and Lora Robertson with score by Richie Greene including harp and soprano

. "Water" - a new cello composition by David Moss with soundscape by Richie Greene

. "Music for Dance" - earthy, dynamic music of the Satellite Ensemble

. "Edie Leaves Twice" - a short film by Lora Robertson with score by Ellis Ludwig Leone of San Fermin, and libretto by Creative Director Kevin Draper

. "Walled City" - Dance + Multimedia by Manuel Vignoulle (formerly of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet), Kevin Draper, Brandon Stirling Baker and Nick Jaina

"These are people who know how to produce a show." - Siobhan Burke, The New York Times

For more information about Satellite Collective, visit www.satellitecollective.org.

BAM Fishman Space|321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217


SummerStage
30th Anniversary DJ Celebration
Quantic
Gilles Peterson
Afrika Bambaataa
in association with Giantstep
Saturday, August 8
Doors at 5pm
Central Park, Manhattan
Central Park Manhattan


FREE

Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born musician, producer and DJ making soul, electronic & Latin music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Caribbean. Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality. Holland has completed his fourth Quantic record, which is his fifteenth studio album to date, which features influences from Ethiopian Jazz to Haitian Compas, Salsa Dura from his Colombian homestead, to Detroit techno, with electric sub bass and beat programming, all part of Quantic's trademark sound. Holland records and mixes from his own Sonido del Valle studio where he utilizes a range of vintage studio equipment, working as part sound engineer, musician and producer to procure a rich and original sound.

Gilles Peterson: Website
When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles Peterson is performing -- DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss, or plain old record collector -- the music is always the bottom line. His passion and enthusiasm is unfailing and deeply infectious. Starting off life as a club DJ, Peterson continues to spin passionately in venues around the world. As for the radio, his new 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers whilst the syndicated worldwide radio show. From Sun-Ra to James Blake to Theo Parrish and Flying Lotus; if it swings in the right places, it's in. Peterson is also at the forefront of his own independent label, Brownswood Recordings, which launched in 2006 as an outlet for his favourite new discoveries.

Afrika Bambaataa
Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather," "Godfather," and "The Amen Ra," of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and Hip-Hop culture throughout the world. He has consistently made records nationally and internationally, every one to two years, spanning the 1980s through now. Due to his early use of drum machines and computer sounds, Bam (as he is affectionately known) was instrumental in changing the way R&B and other forms of Black music were recorded. His creation of Electro Funk, beginning with his piece "Planet Rock," helped fuel the development of other musical genres such as Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, Miami Bass, Electronica, House, Hip House, and early Techno.

For complete series lineup, please visit SummerStage.org

PLEASE NOTE: SummerStage shows take place outdoors and take place RAIN OR SHINE. Shows are only cancelled in the event of what event organizers consider to be dangerous winds or lightning. Schedule of events and performers is subject to change. The following cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bikes, rollerblades, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, selfie sticks, professional camera gear, tripods or pets. SummerStage is not responsible for prohibited items left outside the venue. Bags subject to search. Alcoholic beverages are forbidden in NYC Parks. The distribution and sale of unauthorized promotional materials is banned. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for onsite consumption only. Smoking is prohibited in all NYC parks.

Free

Central Park


 

Wave Hill
Outdoor Music: Milteri Tucker & Bombazo Dance Co.
Wednesday, Aug 05 - 7:00PM-8:00PM
On the Grounds Wave Hill

As cool breezes blow off the Hudson and the sun sets over the Palisades, enjoy an outdoor concert on the Great Lawn. Each Sunset Wednesday, New York City musicians capture the vibrant colors of summer in performances that feature jazz, popular music, show tunes and original songs. Tonight, Milteri Tucker & Bombazo Dance Co. are back at Wave Hill by popular demand, connecting audiences to their Caribbean African roots while enhancing the rich cultural vibrancy of its Bronx home. In addition to creating works, the company advocates for arts education through community dance and drumming workshops. Bombazo has performed at Lincoln Center Outdoors, New York international Salsa Congress, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD) and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, among other venues. In March 2014, the Company performed at the New Orleans World Rhythms Festival in Congo Square and was part of the Univision Commercial: Herencia Puertorriquena (Puerto Rican Heritage Month) in November 2014.
Visitors may bring a chair or sit on the lawn to enjoy the music. No blankets, please. Free with admission to the grounds.

Wave Hill | West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (main entrance)
675 West 252nd Street (mailing address)
Bronx, NY 10471-2899


 

ZHANG HOUDING
“Legend Of The White Snake” & “The Jewelry Purse”
September 2nd & 3rd at 8:00pm
DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)


For the first time outside of China, The China Arts & Entertainment Group (CAEG), a creative enterprise under the administration of the Ministry of Culture for the People’s Republic of China and the National Academy Of China Theatre Arts proudly present Zhang Houding (one of China’s most popular performers) with the Peking Opera at the David H. Koch Theater (Lincoln Center) at 8:00pm on September 2nd Legend Of The White Snake” and on the 3rd “The Jewelry Purse”. This historical special engagement is the fifth production in an ongoing relationship between CAEG and the David H. Koch Theater. This January 7-10, 2016, CAEG will present a new attraction, their 6th at the theater. These presentations showcase China’s historical contribution to the world of theater and art by presenting the finest in Chinese contemporary and classical performing arts to the United States. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

Prior to this historical presentation – there will be a series of talks/lectures around New York City. Three have already been presented. Upcoming programs are Friday, July 17 6:30pm at Pace University by the New York Chinese Opera Society; tba later in July at the China Institute by Ben Wang; and a later one tba at Columbia University.
Zhang Huoding, is one of China’s most renowned and loved performing artists. Thanks to her melodious singing voice and her outstanding performances, not only have the elderly followed her career, the youth have given her pop star-like status. This year Zhang Huoding returned to the stage following a four-year hiatus to care for her baby. Zhang's comeback performance in Shanghai caused quite a buzz in the country. Tickets immediately sold out, and the organizer had a policy for ticket sales - one ID card to buy two tickets only. And in April, fans around the country travelled to Beijing for those immediately sold out concerts. Following her initial schooling, she entered the Tianjin Opera School. Upon graduation, she was admitted into the ZHANYOU Peking Opera Troupe in Beijing. In 1995, she transferred to the National Peking Opera Company. Her singing, acting and dancing possess the characters of the great China masters. In 2007, she performed a solo concert of symphonic opera in the Great Hall of the People, becoming the first opera performer there. A year later she joined NACTA to work as a teacher.

Tickets are: $22, $37, $57, $77, $107, & premium seats $167 plus $3 facility charge. Tickets can be purchased at the box office and at (212) 496-0600; or by Fax at (212) 580-2545 and on the web. http://davidhkochtheater.com/

DAVID H. KOCH THEATER (Lincoln Center)


 

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