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Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend - October 11-October 13

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, we’ve 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.

Renaissance 50th Anniversary Tour : Ashes Are Burning - The Town Hall
October 11, 2019 - New York

Renaissance celebrate their 50th Anniversary and will be performing a retrospective of Renaissance classics Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Their career has spanned forty plus years spearheaded by the 5 octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford. The band also featured John Tout on piano, Jon Camp on bass and Terry Sullivan on drums, all of whom further molded the sound of the band through the powerful technical command of their instruments. They were first acknowledged for uniquely blending progressive rock with classical influences and symphonic arrangements.

Kobo Town - Flushing Town Hall
October 11, 2019 - Flushing

Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town's music has been described as "an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass" (The Guardian). From their home in Toronto, the JUNO Award (aka Canada's Grammys) winning group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia.

Here and Now Series: Ivan Ilic - Bargemusic
October 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ivan Ilic, piano

Pia Salvia – Harp, Voice & More - Club Bonafide
October 11, 2019 - New York

Belgian harpist and singer Pia Salvia is a rising artist in the world of modern harp. Currently based in New York City, she has travelled the world, learning different musical traditions and infusing elements from those diverse genres into the world of the harp. This collage creates a unique sound unlike anything heard before. Salvia explores these new territories with her band consisting of Dahna on background vocals, Ron Warburg on trumpet, Yoni Marianer on bass and Noam Israeli on drums.

Funk-N-Soul Dance Party W Fred Thomas (From The JBs) 2nd Fri Monthly - Freddys Bar & Backroom
October 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

James Brown's Bassist for 33 years, Fred tears into mixs of JB hits, blues and soul classics.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera House
October 11, 2019 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Sonnambula:Austrian Baroque - Baruch Performing Arts Center
October 11, 2019 - New York, NY

Austrian and German composers at the end of the seventeenth century developed a highly original style, infused with mysticism — haunted by memories of three Thirty Years’ War and the Siege of Vienna. Exploratory and robust, this sound is marked by extravagant harmonic experimentation and fanciful instrumental virtuosity. Join Sonnambula for a journey through this intricate and mesmerizing sound world.

Richard Egarr Leads juilliard415 - Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Lincoln Center
October 11, 2019 - New York

Richard Egarr Leads Juilliard415

The Cosmic Synthesis of Sun Ra and Afrofuturism: Tribute Performance - Harlem Stage
October 11, 2019 - New York

To kick off the Black Artist Retreat 2019, Nona Hendryx and Esperanza Spalding join Theaster Gates and other very special guests for a magnificent tribute to our long lineage of sonic trailblazers. Stay tuned for participants and schedule. Presented in partnership with Park Avenue Armory as part of The Cosmic Synthesis of Sun Ra and Afrofuturism series

Renaissance 50th Anniversary Tour 2019: Ashes Are Burning - The Town Hall
October 11, 2019 - New York

Renaissance celebrate their 50th Anniversary and will be performing a retrospective of Renaissance classics Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band, The Yardbirds. Their career has spanned forty plus years spearheaded by the 5 octave voice of Annie Haslam and the masterful songwriting skills of Michael Dunford. The band also featured John Tout on piano, Jon Camp on bass and Terry Sullivan on drums, all of whom further molded the sound of the band through the powerful technical command of their instruments. They were first acknowledged for uniquely blending progressive rock with classical influences and symphonic arrangements.

Climate Change: An Opera (Work-In-Progress) - BRIC House Artist Studio
Through October 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

It's easy to place the planet's changing climate in the future, to make it a frightening possibility we should probably attend to when we have a minute. But climate change is now: Record-breaking storms have become quotidian, "climate refugees" are a reality, and there's an island of plastic off the coast of Japan. So how are we supposed to balance the day-to-day realities of being a human person in the world with the overwhelming reality of our planet's changing climate (and our role in that change)? Well, through songs, snacks, games, and binge-watching tv, for starter

Jacques Brel Chansons in French with the Story of Brel Feat. Alfredo Merat - Club Bonafide
October 12, 2019 - New York

Alfredo Merat interprets "Chansons" Of the Belgium/French Giant Jacques Brel, gone to soon. After his discovery of "Jacques Brel is Alive & Well in Paris", Alfredo decided to set the record straight with his guitar he offers a ONE MAN SHOW that will keep you at the edge of your seat.

Here and Now Series: Ivan Ilic - Bargemusic
October 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ivan Ilic, piano

54 Salutes Frank Sinatra - Feinstein's/54 Below
October 12, 2019 - 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)

Chk Chk Chk - Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages: 18 & Over Chk Chk Chk

New York Piano Society Presents: "Early Works by Great Composers" - Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall
October 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Early Works by Great Composers explores piano pieces written by young composers as one of their first compositions. The program will include works by 17-year-old Beethoven, 17-year-old Borodin, 21-year-old Brahms, 27-year-old Debussy, 20-year-old Schumann, 27-year-old Scriabin, and more! Our program features NYPS Performing Members who are concert pianists with professions in fields other than music, in collaboration with string ensemble "Opus 21" and NYPS Artists-in-Residence, violinist Hana Mundiya and cellist Leland Ko.

Turandot - The Metropolitan Opera
October 12, 2019 - New York

Two of opera's most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli's dazzling production of Puccini's final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava as Liù, and bass-baritone James Morris as Timur. Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington Revival a gift of Viking Cruises

Bethel Music Presents Victory Tour - Kings Theatre
October 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

For the first time in over a year, Bethel Music is hitting the road to major cities across the United States for an extended VICTORY Tour, with special guest Tasha Cobbs-Leonard (February and April legs ONLY). Focused on worship and ministry, VICTORY Tour will feature brand new songs from Bethel Music's newest project releasing early 2019, inspired by the story of King Jehoshaphat and the unlikely victory won by sending worshipers to the front lines of battle.

Kaufman Music Center Presents [email protected] - Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
October 13, 2019 - New York

On October 13th, composer Robert Sirota celebrates his 70th birthday with [email protected], a concert featuring an all-star lineup performing several of his chamber works at Merkin Hall. Sirota's family joins him for a performance of Constellations (2012) (children Nadia Sirota & Jonah Sirota, violas; wife Victoria Sirota, celesta; Robert Sirota, piano); yMusic and pianist Timo Andres present the New York premiere of Luminous Bodies (2108); Elegy for a Lost World (2017) will be performed by Jonah Sirota with pianist Molly Morkoski; A Sinner's Diary (2005/6), is a series of nine brief pieces for mixed ensemble; Epimetheus (2015), a frenetic encore composed for yMusic, closes the performance.

French Horn Recital: Frank Donaruma - Flushing Town Hall
October 13, 2019 - Flushing

French Horn recital featuring the French horn, piano, and tuba. Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts dba Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, and Paul A. Vallone; the Booth Ferris Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

Mister Sunday: Justin Carter and Soul Summit - Nowadays
October 13, 2019 - Ridgewood

That's right, the mighty Soul Summit is back.

Sunday Gospel Brunch Harlem Gospel Choir All You Can Eat Buffet - Sony Hall
October 13, 2019 - New York

All Brunch prices do not reflect applicable gratuity or additional beverages. Each guest will be presented with a bill for the optional 18% gratuity. The Choir brings their experience of Harlem and the Black Church to Times Square in a foot stomping, hand clapping show for fans from around the world. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Here and Now Series: Ivan Ilic - Bargemusic
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ivan Ilic, piano

Blaine Alden Krauss, With Special Guests J. Harrison Ghee and Noah J. Ricketts! - Feinstein's/54 Below
October 13, 2019 - New York

Blaine Alden Krauss, Broadway (The Cher Show, Kinky Boots, Great Comet), Symphony, and Feinstein's/54 Below favorite, makes his much anticipated New York City solo concert debut in From the Soul. With a bold and inspiring setlist, Krauss offers his vocal interpretation on funk, pop and Broadway favorites. With a bold and inspiring setlist, the high-spirited evening of music will feature an eclectic influence of artists/shows such as Prince, Stephen Sondheim, Diana Ross, Purlie! and The Wiz. Under the musical direction of Dylan Glatthorn and with an arsenal of guest Broadway Voices, including Kinky Boots star J. Harrison Ghee, and Frozen heartthrob Noah J. Ricketts, you won't want to miss the feel-good show of the fall! Additional vocals will be provided by Anthony Murphy, best known for originating the Genie on the first national tour of Disney's Aladdin and by Broadway veteran and vocal powerhouse Jessica Hendy (Cats, Aida, Amour).

Manon - The Metropolitan Opera
Through October 26, 2019 - New York

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly's revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet's sensual score. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

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

BY GEORGE GERSHWIN, DUBOSE AND DOROTHY HEYWARD, AND IRA GERSHWIN One 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

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

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück, 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 María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück, 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.


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