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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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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, 2015


 

American Boychoir’s The World Celebrates Christmas in New York
Tuesday December 16th. 7PM –
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Founded in 1937, the American Boychoir has long been recognized as one of the finest musical ensembles in the world. The choir performs an exclusive holiday concert featuring seasonal favorites and new classics.

Tickets: $65. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3949.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art |1000 Fifth Avenue
(and 82nd St)


Dutch Christmas: Age of Rembrandt
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM (St. Nicholas Day)
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM (Christmas Day)
Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM (Christmas Evening)
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

Early Music New York's men's choir is joined by a consort of recorders to perform late Renaissance repertoire from the Ex cathedra Records CD, "A Dutch Christmas" (produced in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Carols and dances by Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck, Jacob van Eyck, Pierre Phalèse & Tielman Susato. Traditionally sold-out seasonal performances!

Reserved seating $40 ($50 Dec 25 at 2pm),
Students with ID $20 at door, Subscription discounts available,
www.EarlyMusicNY.org or call Box Office 212 280-0330

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine | Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025


 

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


 

Grandparents Day at The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
Tuesday, December 30. 1:45pm
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Kids of all ages will get a chance to learn firsthand the topsy-turvy stories of Gilbert & Sullivan when America’s foremost G & S repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, presents a fully-staged production of H.M.S. Pinafore. The company will present its ever popular Bring Your Grandparents Day show on Tuesday, December 30th prior to the 3pm matinee performance. The afternoon will feature a pre-show family overture and backstage tour hosted by a character of your choice following the performance!

Tickets: $89, $79, $69 & $59 with 50% off for children 12 and under and 10% off for seniors 65 & older. To purchase tickets call NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Box office at 212-998-4941 or by visit www.nygasp.org.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts | 566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012


Home for the Holidays
Dec. 19, 2014, 8 PM
Dec. 20, 2014, 8 PM
Dec. 21, 2014, 3 PM
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Celebrate this holiday season with 250 of the most the powerful voices in New York City – the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYCGMC). This year’s hilarious and heartwarming NYCGMC Holiday Spectacular – Home for the Holidays – tells the story of a young man’s journey to The Big Apple, the family he leaves behind, the holiday characters he meets along the way and the chosen family he ultimately builds. This year the chorus is joined by Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Carolee Carmello who will bring her own special brand of warmth, vitality, and vocal versatility to the event.

Tickets $45 to $75. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.nycgmc.org.


Skirball Center for the Performing Arts |
566 LaGuardia Place, New York


Composer Pianist Lisa Hilton Debuts New Music from H O R I Z O N S
Sunday January 11th, 2015 at 2pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Lisa Hilton/piano, JD Allen/tenor sax, Ben Street/bass and Rudy Royston/drums

Composer-pianist Lisa Hilton debuts new music from her album H O R I Z O N S in a live performance with saxophonist J.D. Allen, drummer Rudy Royston, and bassist Ben Street. Hilton’s evocative and impressionistic “sound paintings” explore the American soundscape of jazz, blues, and minimalism, along with classical, modernist, and avant-garde ideas. The compositions on H O R I Z O N S are inspired by nature.


Ticket Prices: $25, $15 students (available at the Box Office only)
Call: CarnegieCharge: 212-247-7800
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/1/11/0200/PM/Lisa-Hilton-and-Friends/
www.lisahiltonmusic.com


Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall | Box Office at 57th and 7th, NYC 10019


The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players presents Family Overture Series
Saturday, December 27. 12:45pm
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Kids of all ages will get a chance to learn firsthand the topsy-turvy stories of Gilbert & Sullivan when America’s foremost G & S repertory ensemble, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, presents a fully-staged production of H.M.S. Pinafore. Hosted by Artistic Director Albert Bergeret, families will enjoy the popular Family Overture series of entertaining and informative pre-show musical introductions and narrative summaries. The interactive and fun-filled presentation is offered prior to the 2pm matinee of H.M.S. Pinafore. With the help of an onstage pianist, Mr. Bergeret creates a kid-friendly 45 minute Family Overture session which incorporates history, plot summary, and musical appreciation!

Tickets: $89, $79, $69 & $59 with 50% off for children 12 and under and 10% off for seniors 65 & older. To purchase tickets call NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Box office at 212-998-4941 or by visit www.nygasp.org.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts | 566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012


 

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)


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)



 

Simone Dinnerstein for the Holidays
Saturday December 20th. 7PM –
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

The acclaimed pianist returns to the Met for a festive holiday performance with a program including Poulenc's Suite française, Debussy's Suite bergamasque, Crumb's A Little Suite for Christmas, and Schubert's Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960.

Tickets: $65. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3949.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art |1000 Fifth Avenue
(and 82nd St)


The Snow Maiden
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Recommended for ages six and up
Enjoy this magical Russian-language musical in which a worthy young girl is transformed by Grandfather Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) into the beautiful Snow Maiden. This delightful children's extravaganza incorporates traditional Russian songs, dances and elaborate costumes to create a winter wonderland.

Tickets: $35-$50
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331

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


Solo Piano Recital by Acclaimed Israeli Pianist Daniel Gortler
Thursday, December 18 at 7:30pm
The Jewish Museum


The Jewish Museum will present acclaimed Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler in concert on Thursday, December 18 at 7:30pm. Mr. Gortler, who has delighted audiences and critics with his performances around the world and received praise for his technical mastery and musical ingenuity, will perform works by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896), and Robert Schumann (1810-1856). The program selections by Clara Schumann include seldom-performed compositions highlighting her relationships with the two other composers. A highly regarded Schumann interpreter, Daniel Gortler's latest recording of Robert Schumann piano solo works was released as a double CD album on Romeo Records and has received enthusiastic critical reviews. Fanfare Magazine called the recording "imaginative and interesting" and said "he gets to the heart of the music by combining an alert, musically precise reading with a remarkable feeling for rubato, and ...he definitely has something to say about them."

Tickets for the December 18 concert are $18 general; $15 students and seniors; and $12 Jewish Museum members. Further program and ticket information is available online at TheJewishMuseum.org/calendar or by calling 212.423.3337.

PUBLIC INFO: Web: http://thejewishmuseum.org/calendar/events/2014/12/18/concert-daniel-gortler; Phone: 212.423.3337

The Jewish Museum | 1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128


Soul Nativity 2014
Presented by the Theater Department
Harlem School of the Arts (HSA)
Friday December 12 • 7PM
Saturday December 13 • 3PM and 7PM
Sunday December 14 • 3PM
Friday December 19 • 7PM
Saturday December 20 • 3PM and 7PM
Sunday December 21 • 3PM
Harlem School of the Arts (HSA)

Soul Nativity, was born and incubated at The Harlem School of the Arts over a period of fourteen years. The musical’s co-writers, Tracy Jack and Alfred Preisser, met at the school in the late 90’s; a musical compilation piece celebrating R&B and Soul Acts and the season of Christmas.
Tickets:
• $20 in advance at: http://hsanyc.org/soul-nativity

• $25 at the door/$15 student/senior

• Group sales 20% off for groups for 10 or more, for information about group sales please call: 212.802.8200.

Harlem School of the Arts | 645 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030
Directions:
Train: A / B / C/ D train to 145th Street
HSA is located near 141st Street on the north side of Saint James Presbyterian Church.
Bus: Take the M3 to 141st Street and St. Nicholas Avenue or the M11 Amsterdam Avenue bus to 141st.


 

Trinity Choir and Baroque Orchestra Present Messiah at Trinity Church
December 17 @ 7:30pm
December 19 @ 7:30pm
December 21 @ 3:00m
Trinity Wall Street

Music at Trinity Wall Street represents a high-water mark of the holiday season in New York City. December has long brought acclaimed annual performances of Handel’s Messiah by the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra. In the words of the New York Times, “to experience the full, formidable range of Messiah…let Trinity be your guide.” This season, Julian Wachner, Trinity’s Director of Music and the Arts, will lead the ensembles in the Messiah at Trinity Church (Dec 17, 19, 21).

Dec 17, 19 & 21: $45, $75, $95; available from http://www.gemsny.org/trinity20142015.html or at Trinity gift shop, Broadway/Wall St

(212) 602-0800

http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/messiah

Trinity Wall Street | 74 Trinity Pl (Broadway at Wall Street)
New York, NY 10006


 

WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE
Par Neiburger, Artistic Director
Continues the 2014-15 edition of
MASTERS OF INDIAN MUSIC & DANCE with NRITYAGRAM
Saturday, January 10, 2015 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy — principal dancers of India’s famed dance troupe Nrityagram —
return to NYC for site-specific performances
at the Met’s Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing

Featuring the U.S. Premiere of ‘Shyamala Vandana’
and excerpts from Nrityagram's critically acclaimed
‘Songs of Love and Longing’ and ‘Sa?yoga’
set to an original live score composed by Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi

Presented in Collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Free with Museum Admission
worldmusicinstitute.org/event/nrityagram

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing
1000 5th Ave, at 82nd Street


 

Coming Soon

 


Age Of Reason: 18th-Century Enlightenment
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM
First Church Christ, Scientist

Classical orchestra gems by Franz Josef Haydn, featuring his "Philosopher Symphony," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - divertimenti, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - J.S. Bach's eldest son, and Charles Samuel Wesley - the English Mozart, performed at EM/NY's home base, the acoustically superb Beaux-Arts style hall in Lincoln Square.

Reserved Seating $40, Students with ID $20 at door, Subscription discounts available,
www.EarlyMusicNY.org or call Box Office 212 280-0330

First Church Christ, Scientist | Central Park West at 68th Street
New York, NY 10023


HARMONIE UNIVERSELLE: National Styles Unfurled
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM
First Church Christ, Scientist

Welcoming spring, EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK first chair players perform favorite 17th-century chamber works by Jean-Baptiste Lully - France, Juan Hidalgo - Spain, Henry Purcell - England, Georg Muffat - Austria, Johann Pachelbel - Germany, and Arcangelo Corelli - Italy, to illustrate blossoming national styles and a new genre - the budding concerto grosso.

Reserved Seating $40, Students with ID $20 at door, Subscription discounts available,
www.EarlyMusicNY.org or call Box Office 212 280-0330

First Church Christ, Scientist | Central Park West at 68th Street
New York, NY 10023


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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