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Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend - January 17-January 19

Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend
The Metropolitan Opera is world-class and world famous, and it's among the comprehensive weekend opera listings you can find on City Guide's calendar. In addition to the famous season of the Met Opera, weve also got all the great classical performances going on in the city, from string quartets to piano recitals to full orchestras. Get inspired for your next musical outing to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, or even one of the Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks.

La Bohme - Metropolitan Opera
January 17, 2020 - New York

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg's other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic preWorld War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nzet-Sguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character.

Ferus Festival: Eve Gigliotti 'Untitled (Inspired by Film Stills)' - National Sawdust
January 17, 2020 - Brooklyn

Untitled (inspired by Film Stills) is a series of four operatic monodramas exploring the stages of transformation and identity in a woman's life. Inspired by iconic photographs from Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Stills (197780), #12, #60, #39 and #48, the piece is a study of four women, each confronting a critical choice that determines the course of their lives. Join the artists at the culmination of their second workshop at National Sawdust, in which mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti performs new music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid and composer and National Sawdust Co-Founder & Artistic Director Paola Prestini. This work-in-progress showing will also feature excerpts by Nico Muhly and Missy Mazzoli, followed by a conversation with the collaborators, offering insight into the process of creating this new chamber opera work.Set to premiere in 2021, Untitled (inspired by Film Stills) is an installation and a live performance inviting audiences to experience the visceral power of operatic storytelling in an intimate setting. The audience participates in this transformative journey as voyeurs into scenes of lust, creation, empowerment, and destruction. Through this ne... (read more)

54 Salutes Frank Sinatra - Feinstein's/54 Below
January 17, 2020 - New York

Encore by popular demand! Join us for Frank Sinatra The Second Century A Celebration of Sinatra's Timeless Hit Songs!An all-star cast of Broadway and nightclub stars will perform the songs that propelled Ol' Blue Eyes into the stratosphere of superstars. Hear the hits that turned Sinatra into an icon for the ages, making him one of rare show business beacons who continues to shine even in his second century. You'll hear songs like "One For My Baby," "Chicago," "My Way," "It Was a Very Good Year," and so many more.This show comes courtesy of impresario Scott Siegel, who brought four different sold-out Sinatra shows to Feinstein's/54 Below during the Chairman of the Board's centennial year. Now that we're in Sinatra's second century, his greatness is a given, and today's most talented performers are looking forward to performing in his honor. You'll want to be at Feinstein's/54 Below to witness it!The show will be produced, written, directed and hosted by Scott Siegel, the creator of Town Hall's signature series, Broadway by the Year. He has written/directed/produced concerts for Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center and has, over the course of the last 16 years, crea... (read more)

Marshall Kearse, Trumpet - The Juilliard School
January 17, 2020 - New York

Marshall Kearse, Trumpet

Max Tan, Violin - The Juilliard School
January 17, 2020 - New York

Max Tan, Violin

ACME: 15 Years Concert Series Launches with Music of Gavin Bryars - Tenri Cultural Institute
January 17, 2020 - New York

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) celebrates its 15th anniversary with ACME: 15 Years, a series of concerts at Tenri Cultural Institute -- the location of the group's very first concerts. Described as "brilliant," and "electrifying," by The New York Times, ACME is a force for new music. On January 17, the ensemble presents The Music of Gavin Bryars, coinciding with the English composer's 77th birthday one day earlier, and featuring his The Sinking of the Titanic (inspired by the band that kept playing on the ship) and String Quartet No. 1. ACME Artistic Director Clarice Jensen describes the pieces as, "unique works of minimalism that are incredibly strange and beautiful."$15-25.Presented by American Contemporary Music Ensemblehttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/acme-15-years-music-of-gavin-bryars-tickets-83836849273

Cour: Ayres de Cour des Grands Matres de la Tragdie Lyrique - NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marim
January 18, 2020 - New York

Lila Hajosi, mezzo-soprano & Giovanni Bellini, luteMired in decadence and shrouded in subtlety, French court culture found no better expression than the intimate, sensual, and seductively nuanced Air de Cour. Yet, at the apex of the Ancien Rgime, Bon Got tangles with Sprezzatura, as a Mazarin Italian import and Tuscan peasants son becomes Surintendant de la Musique du Roi. The monumental Tragdie Lyrique and the Comdie-Ballet of Jean Baptiste Lully, n Giovanni Battista Lulli, gradually eclipse the Air de Cour, as a glittering age hungry for spectacle swiftly hurdles towards its end.Join us on a midwinters evening, as the French-Florentine duo of mezzo-soprano Lila Hajosi and lutenist Giovanni Bellini share a program of exquisite jewels from the rise of the Roi Soleil in the elegant and intimate Ridotto of the townhouse of NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marim.Works of Lully, Charpentier, Gallot le Vieux, Lambert, and Mouton. and excerpts from the Divertissement de Chambord, Ballet Royal de Flore, Ballet de Versailles.

Simas & Amorim Duo: Exciting Brazilian Music on Piano and Guitar - Club Bonafide
January 18, 2020 - New York

Join Luiz Simas (piano and vocals) and Wesley Amorim (guitars) for an evening of gorgeous, exciting, exhilarating music!The program will include music from the Duo's new CD "Deuce": Luiz's and Wesley's infectious original tunes as well as compositions by Radames Gnatalli, Egberto Gismonti and many other great Brazilian composers. It will feature also new arrangements of a Lennon/McCartney favorite, and of the Agustn Barrios virtuosic piece "Las Abejas".BIOS:Rio-born Brazilian jazz composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas is a genuine Carioca! A New Yorker since '89, he has led original groups in jazz festivals and clubs in the US, in Europe and in Brazil. Luiz' voice and music have warmed major venues including Birdland, the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Bargemusic. His CDs include Cafune, Impromptu, Luiz Simas Live in NYC, New Chorinhos from Brazil, Recipe for Rhythm, Mata Atlntica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite and Transparncias

Sato, dynamite, hellgate - 89 North Music Venue
January 18, 2020 - Patchogue

This event is 21 and overSATO is the ultimate Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath tribute band, featuring Jamie Gilroy, Paul Viani, Frank Ingrao, and Jimmi Crifo.Dynamite, New York's ultimate Scorpions tribute, brings the sting of the boys from Germany to the East Coast.HELLGATE "Arena Rock Tribute" comprised of six musicians with each member boasting over 40 years of experience in their craft.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
January 18, 2020 - New York

Michael Mayer's sumptuous staging, a highlight of the 201819 season, returns with two casts of bright stars. Sopranos Aleksandra Kurzak and Lisette Oropesa share the role of Violetta, the opera's tragic heroine, opposite tenors Dmytro Popov and Vittorio Grigolo as her ardent lover, Alfredo, and baritones Quinn Kelsey and Luca Salsi as Alfredo's stern father, Germont. Karel Mark Chichon and Bertrand de Billy conduct one of opera's greatest scores.

Porgy and Bess - Metropolitan Opera
January 18, 2020 - New York

Michael Mayer's sumptuous staging, a highlight of the 201819 season, returns with two casts of bright stars. Sopranos Aleksandra Kurzak and Lisette Oropesa share the role of Violetta, the opera's tragic heroine, opposite tenors Dmytro Popov and Vittorio Grigolo as her ardent lover, Alfredo, and baritones Quinn Kelsey and Luca Salsi as Alfredo's stern father, Germont. Karel Mark Chichon and Bertrand de Billy conduct one of opera's greatest scores.

Katelyn Moon, Violin - The Juilliard School
January 18, 2020 - New York

Katelyn Moon, Violin

Alexis Chae, Viola - The Juilliard School
January 18, 2020 - New York

Alexis Chae, Viola

George Wolfe-McGuire, Cello - The Juilliard School
January 18, 2020 - New York

George Wolfe-McGuire, Cello

Heechan Alex Ku, Cello - The Juilliard School
January 18, 2020 - New York

Heechan Alex Ku, Cello

Classics From the Classic Era of Swing | Juilliard Jazz Orchestra - The Juilliard School
January 18, 2020 - New York

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra presents the big band music of the 1930s and 40s, including Basie, Dorsey, Ellington, Goodman, Miller, and Shaw, at Peter Jay Sharp Theater.

Aleea Elaine Powell, Soprano - The Juilliard School
January 18, 2020 - New York

Aleea Elaine Powell, Soprano

Prototype Festival: Blood Moon - Baruch Performing Arts Center
Through January 18, 2020 - New York

In this taut, poetic, opera-theatre work, three characters reckon with the past on the night of a full moon: a nephew who returns to the mountain-top where he left his aunt to die forty years earlier, the ghost of the aunt he abandoned, and the moon that presides over this night of reckoning. Choreography, puppetry and a taiko-infused score collide in this story of joy, regret, and atonement. Inspired by a Noh play, Composed by Garrett Fisher (A strong, unified and strikingly individual utterance of unambiguous beauty. The New York Times), libretto by Ellen McLaughlin, and directed by Rachel Dickstein.Produced and commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, co-presented by PROTOTYPE and BPAC in promotional partnership with Japan Society.

With Love, Marilyn the off Broadway Marilyn Monroe Tribute - Club Bonafide
January 19, 2020 - New York

With Love, Marilyn is a musical tribute to the one the only Marilyn Monroe. This intimate behind-the-scenes evening transports us back in time to that 'what if' dress rehearsal as Marilyn prepares to entertain you singing classics such as "I Wanna Be Loved By You," "My Heart Belongs To Daddy," and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" and more, while weaving the love stories behind the many men in Monroe's life! Show features arrangements by one of Broadway's finest musical directors Henry Aaronson ("Rock of Ages," "Tommy").

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: A NIGHT OF THE BEATLES - The Madison Theatre
January 19, 2020 - Rockville Centre

Come together! Across the Universe: A Night of The Beatles celebrates the music of the world's most celebrated band.

Wozzeck - Metropolitan Opera
January 19, 2020 - New York

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg's other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic preWorld War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nzet-Sguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character.

Wozzeck - The Metropolitan Opera
Through January 22, 2020 - New York

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg's other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic preWorld War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nzet-Sguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his highly anticipated role debut as the title character. Soprano Elza van den Heever is Wozzeck's unfaithful mate, and the commanding cast also includes tenor Christopher Ventris as the Drum-Major, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the Doctor, and tenor Gerhard Siegel as the Captain.

Porgy and Bess - The Metropolitan Opera
Through February 01, 2020 - New York

BY GEORGE GERSHWIN, DUBOSE AND DOROTHY HEYWARD, AND IRA GERSHWINOne of America's favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson's stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. "If you're going to stage Gershwin's opera, this is how," raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.Porgy and Bess Special Events

Le Nozze di Figaro - The Metropolitan Opera
Through February 22, 2020 - New York

Two outstanding castsincluding sopranos Nadine Sierra, Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, and Hanna-Elisabeth Mller; mezzo-sopranos Galle Arquez and Marianne Crebassa; baritone Mariusz Kwiecien; and bass-baritones Luca Pisaroni and Adam Plachetkacome together for Mozart's scintillating class comedy. Antonello Manacorda and Cornelius Meister conduct Sir Richard Eyre's fast-paced productio

Le Nozze di Figaro - The Metropolitan Opera
Through February 22, 2020 - New York

Two outstanding castsincluding sopranos Nadine Sierra, Anita Hartig, Susanna Phillips, and Hanna-Elisabeth Mller; mezzo-sopranos Galle Arquez and Marianne Crebassa; baritone Mariusz Kwiecien; and bass-baritones Luca Pisaroni and Adam Plachetkacome together for Mozart's scintillating class comedy. Antonello Manacorda and Cornelius Meister conduct Sir Richard Eyre's fast-paced production.

Madama Butterfly - The Metropolitan Opera
Through April 11, 2020 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mara Martnez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plcido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brck, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, sharing the role with Maria Zifchack. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Madama Butterfly - The Metropolitan Opera
Through April 11, 2020 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mara Martnez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plcido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brck, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, sharing the role with Maria Zifchack. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) Announces 2020 Season - Associated Chamber Music Players
Through May 01, 2020 - New York

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)Announces 2020 SeasonAssociated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) announces the 2020 season, including the brand-newAnimato!mini-coaching chamber music video series,their annual Worldwide Play-in Weekend, and the third annual Livestream Masterclass.ACMP has commissioned award-winning composerPaul Moravecto compose a new piece for adult amateur players. This commission marks the first step in ACMP's initiatives to make contemporary chamber music more accessible to non-professional musicians. Moravec's new piece for violin or clarinet, cello and piano will be published by Subito Music Corporation and will be available in early 2020."ACMP's 2020 season introduces new initiatives that will deeply enrich the experiences of chamber music players wherever they are," said Jennifer Clarke, Executive Director, ACMP. "Collaborations with professional ensembles to provide video and livestream coaching, and our new commitment to making chamber music by living composers more available are refreshing additions to our contribution to players and their musical lives."TheAnimato!ACMP mini-coaching chamber music video seriesfeatures six shor... (read more)

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) ANIMATO! ACMP mini-coaching chamber music video series - Associated Chamber Music Players
Through May 01, 2020 - New York

Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)ANIMATO!ACMP mini-coaching chamber music video seriesAssociated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) announces the 2020 season, including the brand-newAnimato!mini-coaching chamber music video series,their annual Worldwide Play-in Weekend, and the third annual Livestream Masterclass.ACMP has commissioned award-winning composerPaul Moravecto compose a new piece for adult amateur players. This commission marks the first step in ACMP's initiatives to make contemporary chamber music more accessible to non-professional musicians. Moravec's new piece for violin or clarinet, cello and piano will be published by Subito Music Corporation and will be available in early 2020."ACMP's 2020 season introduces new initiatives that will deeply enrich the experiences of chamber music players wherever they are," said Jennifer Clarke, Executive Director, ACMP. "Collaborations with professional ensembles to provide video and livestream coaching, and our new commitment to making chamber music by living composers more available are refreshing additions to our contribution to players and their musical lives."TheAnimato!ACMP mini-coaching chamber mu... (read more)

La Bohme - The Metropolitan Opera
Through May 17, 2020 - New York

Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini's classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli's immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside sopranos Ailyn Prez, Hei-Kyung Hong, and Maria Agresta as the fragile Mim. Marco Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume share conducting duties.


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