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Feb
25
Mon
2019
Oratorio Society of New York Performs Sibelius’s “Kullervo”
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day

Oratorio Society of New York Performs Sibelius’s “Kullervo”

Monday, February 25, 2019

Oratorio Society Of New York, Conducted By Kent Tritle And David Rosenmeyer, Performs Sibelius’s Kullervo Featuring The Men’s Chorus, And Works By Berlioz And Debussy Featuring The Women’s Chorus, At Carnegie Hall On

Soprano Johanna Rusanen, in her Carnegie Hall debut, and baritone Takaoki Onishi are the soloists in Kullervo, for which the OSNY will be joined by tenors and basses of the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus.

“Kullervo is the King Kong of orchestral composition. Its brutality and massive size command fear and respect, yet it is at heart a romantic work.”

~ About Kullervo on Sibelius.fi

Currently marking its 146th year as New York’s standard for grand choral performance, the 200-voice Oratorio Society of New York will divide for the third concert of its current Carnegie Hall season. On Monday, February 25, 2019, OSNY performs two works for women’s chorus and orchestra – Berlioz’s “La mort d’Ophélie” fromTristia and Debussy’s “Sirènes” from Nocturnes – and Kullervo, Sibelius’s rarely-performed symphonic poem dramatizing a story from Kalevala, Finland’s national epic. The Kullervo performance will feature soloists Johanna Rusanen, soprano, in her Carnegie Hall debut, and Takaoki Onishi, baritone, as well as tenors and basses of the Oratorio Society of New York and of the Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus. OSNY Music Director Kent Tritle, who is also Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music, conducts Kullervo and “Sirènes,” and OSNY Associate Conductor David Rosenmeyer conducts “La mort d’Ophélie.”

“After my residency at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in 2016 and my visit to Ainola, the home of Sibelius,” Kent Tritle said, “Kullervo went onto my bucket list. It is a magnificent orchestral work, considered to be Sibelius’s magnum opus, and is a work of great importance not only to the classical music canon, but to the Finnish people in particular. In Kullervo we find Sibelius creating his unique voice.”

For Tickets visit this page here…

Kullervo and its performance history in New York

One of Sibelius’s earliest works (completed in 1892, when the composer was 27), Kullervo is a 70-minute suite of five movements for orchestra, soprano and baritone soloists and men’s chorus that follows the life of Kullervo, one of the most tragic characters in Finnish folk literature as depicted in Finland’s folk epic Kalevala, a work that remained a source of inspiration for Sibelius throughout his career. Kullervo tells the story of a man orphaned by the massacre of his tribe, whose unredeemed, vengeful life leads to his rape of a woman he finds to be his sister – a discovery resulting in both of their suicides.

As Cori Ellison wrote in The New York Times, “Like many Finnish composers before and since, Sibelius felt humbled at the thought of setting the ‘Kalevala’ to music. But he tamed his fears enough to write the symphonic poem ‘Kullervo’ (1892), which put him on the international musical map and, more important, planted the seeds of a national musical language.” Alex Ross wrote in The New Yorker, “The score echoes Brahms, Bruckner, and Tchaikovsky, but it speaks in an unmistakable voice. With its wide-open forms, irregular folk rhythms, misty textures, piercing dissonances, and air of epic mystery, it is scarcely less radical than the music that Debussy and Rimsky-Korsakov were writing in the same period.

The men’s chorus is featured in the third and central movement (“Kullervo and his Sister”) and fifth and final movement (“Death of Kullervo”). As Allan Kozinn wrote in The New York Times, “the real vibrancy is in the choral writing, which has the quality of a detached but spellbinding storyteller.”

According to an essay on the work on the website Sibelius.fi, “Kullervo is … the King Kong of orchestral composition. Its brutality and massive size command fear and respect, yet it is at heart a romantic work. After the completion of Kullervo Sibelius could proceed in only one direction: towards greater concentration and a more consistent symphonic form. The critic Karl Flodin was right. Kullervo was not the start of a road; it was the end. Never again would Sibelius create anything as brazenly megalomaniac.”

Kullervo did not have its U.S. and New York premieres until 1979, when the Milwaukee Symphony, conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn, performed it at home and at Carnegie Hall. The work has had roughly half a dozen performances in New York since then, including those by the Brooklyn Philharmonic led by Robert Spano, Helsinki Philharmonic led by Leif Segerstam, London Symphony Orchestra led by Sir Colin Davis, and, most recently, the Minnesota Orchestra led by Osmo Vänskä in 2010.

Finnish dramatic soprano Johanna Rusanen, who makes her Carnegie Hall debut with this program, has made something of a signature of the part of the sister in Kullervo, recent performances having included those in Tokyo, at the Prague Spring and Grant Park (Chicago) festivals, and, in 2015, at the BBC Proms, at which she garnered praise for a performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sakari Oramo.

This performance of Kullervo is made possible by a major grant from the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Helsinki, and also by assistance from the Finnish Music Foundation (MES), Helsinki.

Berlioz’s “La mort d’Ophélie” for women’s chorus and orchestra is a movement from Tristia, a trio of choral works. Describing Ophelia’s drowning from Act IV of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the work was originally written for solo voice and piano in 1842; Berlioz revised it for expanded forces in 1848. “Sirènes” is the third movement of Debussy’s popular three-part orchestral work Nocturnes (1899), depicting the sea at night and the wordless song of the Sirens.

The Oratorio Society will end its 2018-19 season on May 9, 2019, with Verdi’s thrillingly dramatic Messa da Requiem, with soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis, tenor Joshua Blue, and bass Adam Lau.

Lyndon Woodside OratorioSolo Competition Finals Concert—April 6, 2019

On April 6, the Oratorio Society will hold the finals of its annual Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition, which remains the only major competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing, in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Each of the eight finalists will perform two works in concert before a panel of distinguished judges, and prizes are announced immediately after the judges’ deliberations.

The Artists

Johanna Rusanen has evolved into one of the most interesting Finnish dramatic sopranos of her generation. After completing two years at the young artist program at Deutsche Oper Berlin, she has performed heroines of the German, Italian, and Finnish opera literature including Venus (Tannhäuser), Turandot, Tosca, Leonora (La forza del destino), and Ortrud (Lohengrin) with companies including Tampere Opera, Finnish National Opera, Teatro Regio in Turin, and Teatro Municipale in Sao Paulo, and at the Savolinna Opera Festival. In spring 2016  Rusanen celebrated her debut as Isolde at the Finnish National Opera, the same opera house that will see her first Brünnhilde in 2019 in a new production of Wagner’s Ring cycle conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. She was featured in the recording of Penderecki’s Polish Requiem conducted by the composer that won a Grammy in 2017. http://www.opera-connection.com/artists/johanna-rusanen/

A native of Tokyo, Japan, baritone Takaoki Onishi is quickly gaining recognition as one of the most talented singers of his generation. In just one year, he won the Top Prize in Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, and the First Prize in both the Opera Index, Inc. Vocal Competition and the Licia Albanese-Puccini International Vocal Competition. He also received a prize in the 2013 Loren L. Zachary Competition. Most recently, he was named First Prize winner in the 2015 Giulio Gari Competition. In the 2015-16 season, Mr. Onishi joined the prestigious Ryan Opera Center of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He made his debut with the company creating the role of Father Arguedas, in the world premiere of the opera Bel Canto by Jimmy López. He performed Carmina burana with the Oratorio Society of New York in 2015. www.takaokionishi.com

OSNY Music Director since the 2005-06 season, Kent Tritle is also Music Director of the professional chorus Musica Sacra, and Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine where he directs the concert series Great Music in a Great Space. Tritle is Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music and a member of the graduate faculty of the Juilliard School. An acclaimed organ virtuoso, he is the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. www.kenttritle.com

David Rosenmeyer is celebrating his tenth season as the Oratorio Society’s Associate Conductor and in recent years has conducted the Society’s Carnegie Hall performances of Britten’s Te Deum in C (2010), and the chamber orchestra in Britten’s War Requiem (2013). He is also Music Director of the Fairfield County Chorale, which he recently led in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he serves on the Mannes conducting staff and as a conductor and vocal coach with the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv. www.davidrosenmeyer.com

Since its founding in 1873, the Oratorio Society of New York, New York’s 200-voice avocational chorus, has become the city’s standard for grand choral performance, having performed world, U.S., and New York premieres of works as diverse as Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem (1877), Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette (1882), a full-concert production of Wagner’s Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera House (1886), Britten’s The World of the Spirit (1998), Filas’s Song of Solomon (2012), Moravec’s Blizzard Voices (2013), and, in 2018, the Paul Moravec/Mark Campbell oratorio Sanctuary Road, and Behzad Ranjbaran’s We Are One in their world premiere performances. On its 100th anniversary the Oratorio Society received the Handel Medallion, New York City’s highest cultural award, in recognition of its contributions. www.oratoriosocietyofny.org

Feb
26
Tue
2019
EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION Presents Chamber Music Triptych ~ 2019
Feb 26 all-day

EARLY MUSIC FOUNDATION

Presents

Chamber Music Triptych ~ 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 pm

Frederick Renz, Curator

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach – The Complete Flute Duos
Immanuel Davis & David Ross

Principal Players of the Early Music New York Orchestra

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Central Park West at 68th Street 

~To extend Early Music New York’s Grand Tour itinerary, Frederick Renz has mapped out exclusive excursions, presenting three extraordinary chamber music events played by virtuoso artists from abroad and from within the principal ranks of Early Music New York’s orchestra.~

The unrivaled masterworks of J.S. Bach’s first and favorite son

General seating
Tickets sold at the door from 7:00 PM on concert dates
$35 – Single concert
$20 – Student tickets
For more information and reservations call 212-280-0330
www.EarlyMusicNY.org

Feb
28
Thu
2019
The Splendor of the Spanish Renaissance – St. Luke in the Fields
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

The Splendor of the Spanish Renaissance

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
David Shuler, music director

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm

7:00 pm – lecture by Dr. Raymond Erickson

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street

$35 general admission, $25 students and seniors

Purchase tickets.

Beginning roughly at the time Columbus voyaged to the New World, and ending around 1659 with the Treaty of the Pyrenees, the Siglo de Oro (Spanish Golden Age), was an inspired flowering of music, art, and literature. It was into this world of opulence, financed in no small part by the empire’s vast holdings in the New World, that Spain’s most celebrated artists made their enduring contributions. Alongside the paintings of El Greco and Diego Valásquez and the prose of Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega were brilliant and intensely spiritual compositions of Francisco Guerrero, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Alonso Lobo, and Cristóbal de Morales, but four of the many composers that defined the Spanish School. The concert will feature Guerrero’s  Missa De la batalla escoutez  and motets by all four composers.

Mar
1
Fri
2019
St. Pat’s for All Benefit Concert
Mar 1 all-day

St. Pat’s for All Benefit Concert

Friday, March 1
6:00 pm

Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street

Supporting the inclusive St. Pat’s for All Parade

Visit this official page to learn more and to purchase tickets…

Irish Arts Center hosts the 20th anniversary St. Pat’s For All Benefit Concert supporting the inclusive St. Pat’s for All Parade, which takes place in Sunnyside/Woodside on Sunday, March 3. Led by Ireland’s 2016 Presidential Distinguished Award recipients Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy and Brendan Fay, the parade and concert celebrate the openness and diversity of the Irish and Irish American communities of New York.

Mar
3
Sun
2019
Mayumana’s “Currents”: Electrifying Concert at Lehman Center
Mar 3 all-day

Mayumana’s “Currents”: Electrifying Concert

Sunday, March 3, 2019
4:00 pm

Learn more about this event at the official page here…

Also, you can find discounted tickets here…

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts-CUNY (Bronx, NY)

“Currents” is a spectacular show inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding the world’s best energy source. You’ll be taken on a journey between two troupes, each representing a different view of the essence of light and electricity and each inspired by a different aesthetic and artistic approach, all of which are presented as a dialogue through unique sounds, lights and visual effects. The show at the Lehman Center in the Bronx combines a variety of elements: specially made musical instruments, massive video art projections including video mapping on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and 11 skilled performers in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds.

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Global Mashup 1: Bollywood Meets Global Roots Blues at Flushing Town Hall
Mar 9 all-day
Global Mashup 1: Bollywood Meets Global Roots Blues at Flushing Town Hall @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Global Mashup 1: Bollywood Meets Global Roots Blues

Saturday, March 9

7:00 pm : Dance Lessons

8:00 pm: Concert

$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Learn more at the official site here…

They’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Starting with dance lessons, then each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. The series opens with the return of 2 powerhouse bands, Falu, internationally recognized Indian vocalist, whose quartet combines traditional roots with inventive rock, mashing with Hazmat Modine, distillers of multi-American-genres, melded with African, Central Asian, Caribbean and Eastern European influences. Bring your dancing shoes!

Mar
12
Tue
2019
Pianist Dominic Cheli Makes His New York Recital Debut
Mar 12 all-day

Pianist Dominic Cheli Makes His New York Recital Debut

At Weill Recital Hall

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Dominic Cheli, piano 
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Works by Liszt, Scriabin, Brahms, Carl Vine, and a David Hertzberg world premiere
Tickets: $25 / $15 Student

Concert Artists Guild announces that pianist Dominic Cheli, Co-First Prize Winner of the 2017 CAG Competition, will give his Weill Recital Hall debut on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30pm. Dominic will perform works by LisztScriabinBrahmsCarl Vine, and the world premiere of Softly her tower crumbled in the sweet silent sun by David Hertzberg—a co-commission by the BMI Foundation and CAG.

Full program:

Carl Vine: Piano Sonata No. 1 (1990)

Scriabin: Poème in F-sharp Major, Op. 32 No. 1

Scriabin: Fantasie in B minor, Op. 28

David HertzbergSoftly her tower crumbled in the sweet silent sun
(World premiere – a co-commission by the BMI Foundation and CAG)

Brahms: Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2

Liszt: Réminiscences de Don Juan, S. 418

Applauded by MusicWeb International for his “splendid playing…great skill and technical prowess,” St. Louis native Dominic Cheli‘s career is rapidly advancing. In addition to winning the CAG Competition in 2017, he was named a winner of the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition and released his debut CD on the Naxos label, featuring the music of Muzio Clementi. Highlights of his 2018–19 season include performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival and Ravinia Festival, in addition to his Weill Recital Hall debut with CAG. Dominic made his Disney Hall concerto debut in Los Angeles last October with the Colburn Orchestra, led by Valery Gergiev. Additional featured concerto engagements include the Columbus Symphony and the Princeton Symphony, both under the baton of Rossen Milanov.

Founded in 1951, Concert Artists Guild helps young musicians launch concert careers. Winners of CAG’s annual competition receive comprehensive management support, including a debut recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, concert bookings, opportunities through the CAG Commissioning Program and CAG Records label, marketing, publicity, and mentorship. Notable alumni artists include violinists Jennifer Koh and Joseph Lin (Juilliard Quartet), clarinetists David Shifrin and David Krakauer; flutist and MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase; groundbreaking ensembles Imani Winds, the Brasil Guitar Duo, and Sybarite5; and Grammy-winning ensembles Pacifica and Parker String Quartets, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and MacArthur Fellow Eighth Blackbird.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Unforgettable: The Magic of Nat King Cole
Mar 14 all-day
Unforgettable: The Magic of Nat King Cole @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Unforgettable: The Magic of Nat King Cole

Friday, March 14 at 8:00 pm

$25/$20 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Visit the official site here for additional details…

A modern centennial celebration of the power and genius of Nat King Cole, brought to life by singer and composer Sachal Vasandani and an exciting group of New York’s top musicians. Sachal Vasandani is one of the great crooners of our time and his “beautiful, velvety voice” and “remarkable stage presence” (NPR) have drawn multiple comparisons to Nat King Cole himself.

Mar
15
Fri
2019
7th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration
Mar 15 all-day

7th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration

Presented as part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations Festival

Friday, March 15 | 8:00 pm

at Symphony Space
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway

Learn more about purchasing tickets at this official page here…

This St. Patrick’s Day, celebrate by exploring Ireland’s connection to the music and dance traditions of West Africa and Appalachia with a rip-roaring evening of traditional Irish, old-time, and American folk traditions. New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters up from Galax, Virginia join the Green Fields of America and 1920s-inspired multi-instrumentalist Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, while Little Nora Brownwows us on her banjo with fiddler Stephanie Coleman.

FEATURING

Mick Moloney, banjo, octave, mandolin, vocals

Athena Tergis, fiddle

with

The Green Fields of America

Brendan Dolan, piano, flute
Liz Hanley, fiddle, vocals
Billy McComiskey, accordion
Niall O’Leary, dancer

The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters

Caroline Noel Beverley, mandolin, vocals
Bonnie Bond, bass, vocals
Eddie Bond, fiddle, vocals
Josh Ellis, banjo, vocals
Dennis Hall, band leader, guitarist

and

Little Nora Brown, banjo
Stephanie Coleman, fiddle
Jerron “Blind boy” Paxton, banjo, harmonica, and vocals

Mar
16
Sat
2019
The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble: Taguiera (Homeland)
Mar 16 all-day
The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble: Taguiera (Homeland) @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble: Taguiera (Homeland)

Saturday, March 16

7:00 pm (Dance Lesson)
8:00 pm (Concert)

$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Visit the official site here…

The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble brings awareness of the endangered language of the Garifuna people that was proclaimed a “Masterpiece and Oral Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO. The Garinagu (plural) are a mixed culture of West Africans that intermarried with The Carib-Arawak Indians on the island of St. Vincent & The Grenadines. The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble presents this rich culture by fusing language, indigenous rhythms and traditional songs with elements and traditions of jazz.

Mar
17
Sun
2019
Huang Tiange Solo Piano
Mar 17 all-day
Huang Tiange Solo Piano @ New York | United States

At Flushing Town Hall

Huang Tiange Solo Piano

Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 pm

$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Visit the official site here…

Solo recital by 14-year old piano prodigy Huang Tiange. Tiange will present powerful music including masterpieces of Scarlatti, Gershwin, Chopin, Beethoven, Prokofiev and two premieres of Tiange’s own sonata and Wang Hua’s Suite Ba Shan Yu Shui.

Mar
24
Sun
2019
68th Annual ISRAEL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL And Festival of the Arts
Mar 24 all-day

68th Annual

ISRAEL FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL

And Festival of the Arts

Sunday, March 24, 2019

A Day-Long Celebration featuring dancers from across the United States with special performances by Galgaley Rishon, an inspiring wheelchair dance troupe from Israel!

RIVKALEH’S FAIR

11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Community dancing and activities for all ages,
Judaica and crafts vendors, food and snacks

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE

3:00 pm
Dancers and singers from communities across the
United States and Israel join together on one stage!

The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
524 West 59th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues, New York, NY
(west of Columbus Circle)

Brooklyn Music School presents Rock Band Showcase 2019
Mar 24 all-day

Brooklyn Music School presents

Rock Band Showcase 2019

Saturday, March 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm

at The Slope Lounge

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents its annual Rock Band Showcase on Saturday, March 24, 2019 at 3pm at The Slope Lounge, located at 837 Union Street, Brooklyn.

Rock at the Brooklyn Music School

The first BMS rock band was founded in 2006 by Piruz Partow (Executive Director) when he was a guitar faculty member at the Brooklyn Music School. Since the first rock band in 2006, BMS now has 12 rock bands currently learning and performing throughout the year. The rock bands have members ranging in age from as young as 5 years old in our “Groove Theory” Rock Band to adults in our “Motown Mondays” rock band. Rock bands at BMS are generally one hour classes that meet once a week and are open to players beyond the beginning level. Rock ensembles at BMS are a great opportunity for our students to see the results of their learning and practice through collaboration and group performances. BMS provides its ensembles with numerous unique showcase opportunities in our theatre and around the NYC area throughout the year. Recent notable performances include a Jimi Hendrix Tribute with Nels Cline (of Wilco), Sean Ono Lennon, and “Captain” Kirk Douglass (of The Roots), as well as Grammy winning singer for all ages, Dan Zanes.

The Brooklyn Music School views music and performance as the birthright of all people, an essential way that human beings connect with others and explore their creativity. The study of music has been demonstrated to enhance academic learning and helps to develop discipline and confidence that will serve children well throughout their lives. As part of the vision of reinventing the community music school for the 21st Century, BMS is dedicated to:

* Making high quality musical instruction approachable and affordable to a wide range of students,

* Creating frequent opportunities for performance for our students and cultural enrichment for our community,

* Representing a wide range of musical traditions, including European, African, Middle Eastern, and American to represent the diversity of Brooklyn’s musical talent, and

* Offering a warm and welcoming space for families and individuals to explore new talents and make lasting friendships.

For more information, visit www.brooklynmusicschool.org.

Mar
31
Sun
2019
7th Annual Queens Jazz Overground Spring JazzFest 2019
Mar 31 all-day

7th Annual Queens Jazz Overground Spring JazzFest 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019
12:15 – 9:00 pm

FREE – All Ages Welcome

At Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY

Learn more at their Facebook Page as well as at the official site here…

The Queens Jazz OverGround is excited to announce the lineup for our 2019 Spring Jazz Fest. This is our seventh annual Spring Jazz Fest, and we’re excited to bring you more music every year, and as always, all of the bandleaders call Queens their home.

3:00 pm: Lauren Lee Trio/Open Jam Session
Lauren Lee, piano/vocal; Brad Mulholland; alto sax/flute/clarinet; Marcos Varela, bass

3:45 pm: Ken Fowser Quartet
Ken Fowser, tenor sax, Steve Einerson, piano; Peter Brendler, bass; Aaron Seeber, drums

6:15 pm: Sam Bevan Quintet
Evan Francis, alto sax/flute; Kenny Brooks, tenor sax; Phil Robson, guitar; Sam Bevan, bass; @Jerrad Lippi, drums

6:45 pm: Coalescence
Kenny Shanker, guitar; Daisuke Abe, guitar; Mike Eckroth, piano; Yoshi Waki, bass; Brian Fishler, drums

7:30 pm: Hashem Assadullahi Quartet
Hashem Assadullahi, alto; Andrew Washburn, piano; Peter Brendler, bass; Brian Woodruff, drums

8:00 pm: Stafford Hunter’s Continuum, featuring Taeko Fukao
Stafford Hunter, trombone/sea shells; Taeko Fukao, vocals; Davis Whitfield, piano; Paul Beaudry, bass; Darrell Green, drums

CHAMBER MUSIC FROM APPLE HILL at St. Bart’s Church
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day
CHAMBER MUSIC FROM APPLE HILL at St. Bart's Church @ New York | New York | United States

At St. Bart’s

CHAMBER MUSIC FROM APPLE HILL

Sunday, March 31, 2019
at 2:30 pm in the Chapel

Elise Kuder, Anne Takeda, violins
Mike Kelley, viola
Rupert Thompson, cello
Mikael Darmanie, piano

Learn more at this official page here…

Apple Hill musicians have earned praise around the world for their concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire—including Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and Ravel—as well as new and commissioned works. For this Great Music at St. Bart’s program, the ensemble will perform the New York premiere of Michael Kropf’s String Quartet (2017), a work the group commissioned; Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Preludes, Op. 87D, arranged for string trio by Mike Kelley; and Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15.

Central to the mission of Apple Hill is “Playing for Peace,” an innovative outreach program that focuses on social change and conflict resolution through music in areas of conflict, particularly the Middle East. Founded in 1971 and situated on 100 acres of fields and woodlands in rural New Hampshire, Apple Hill is a center of chamber music performance and teaching. It is stewarded today by the organization’s director, Leonard Matczynski, and ensemble-in-residence, the Apple Hill String Quartet, founded in 2007. www.applehill.org

Tickets: $25, $15 for students and seniors

Apr
4
Thu
2019
HARRY BELAFONTE AND TONY BENNETT Honored at the Apollo
Apr 4 all-day

HARRY BELAFONTE AND TONY BENNETT

Honored

April 4, 2019 at The Jazz Foundation’s

17th Annual “A Great Night In Harlem”

Gala Concert

at The Apollo

The Apollo Theatre, 253 W. 125th Street, Harlem

Live Performances Begin: 8:30 pm

Hosted by Danny Glover and Michael Imperioli with A Great Evening of Performances by August Greene featuring Common, Patti Smith, Bruce Willis, Savion Glover, Bettye Lavette, The Count Basie Orchestra and music director Steve Jordan.

Special Guests include Roberta Flack, Wallace Roney, Larry Willis, Kenyon Harrold and Alexis Morrast.

Singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte and legendary music icon Tony Bennett will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. Hosted by Danny Glover and Michael Imperioli with performances by August Greene featuring Common, Patti Smith, Savion Glover, Bruce Willis, and Bettye Lavette. Additional A-list talent on the red carpet includes Keegan-Michael Key and Roberta Flack among others…

Purchase Tickets Here…

THE JAZZ FOUNDATION 

For 30 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has been dedicated to keeping jazz & blues alive in America. Members include those who’ve played with artists such as Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday, to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. The Foundation embraces more than 7,000 musicians annually, addressing issues such as health care, housing and disaster relief, and spreading the gospel of jazz and blues in classrooms, senior care facilities and one-on-one education. The annual “A Great Night in Harlem” at the Apollo Theatre, now in its’ 17th year, features legendary musical icons, thrilling moments of jazz music and real-life stories of musicians saved by the Jazz Foundation. Its’ goal is simple and challenging – raise the funds necessary to continue to treat their members with dignity and respect.

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields :: Joseph Haydn – Stabat Mater
Apr 4 all-day
The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields :: Joseph Haydn - Stabat Mater @ New York | New York | United States

The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

Joseph Haydn – Stabat Mater

David Shuler, music director

Thursday, April 4, 2019
at 8:00 pm

7:00 pm – lecture by Dr. David Schulenberg

The Church of St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street

Sopranos: Danielle Buonaiuto, Amber Evans, Melissa Fogarty, Ava Pine*

Altos: Donna Breitzer, Catherine Hedberg*, Elizabeth Merrill
Tenors: Nathaniel Adams, Christopher Preston Thompson, David Root*

Basses: Phillip Cheah*, Michael Hofmann, Christian Waugh
(*Soloists)

with Baroque in the Fields, an orchestra of period instruments

In 1767, for the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Haydn composed his monumental Stabat Mater, the first church work he wrote after entering the service of Prince Esterházy at Eisenstadt in 1761. It is a work of similar length, gravity and meditative concentration to the Seven Last Words composed some 20 years later.  The Stabat Mater was praised by his contemporaries and frequently performed during his lifetime, and it was published on such a large scale that it became his most well-known sacred work. Today the piece is seldom performed and even more rarely recorded, even though it contains some of the composer’s most rich and deeply felt writing.

$35 general admission, $25 students and seniors

 Purchase tickets.

Apr
5
Fri
2019
UPTOWN NIGHTS: MANHATTAN SINGS! at Harlem Stage
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

UPTOWN NIGHTS: MANHATTAN SINGS!

Friday, April 5, 2019
7:30 – 9:30 pm

Harlem Stage
150 Convent Avenue New York, NY, 10031

Visit the official site here… ‘and get over to this page for tickets.

Price: $25

Presented in collaboration with Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Orchestra and growing vocal program, led by conductor and arranger Jim McNeely, celebrate the longstanding vocal tradition in jazz music.

Apr
12
Fri
2019
STRETCH MUSIC FESTIVAL at Harlem Stage
Apr 12 all-day

STRETCH MUSIC FESTIVAL at Harlem Stage

Friday, April 12
7:30 – 11:00 pm

Harlem Stage
150 Convent Avenue New York, NY, 10031

This work was supported by a building Demand for the Arts implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Grammy-nominated Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah curates and performs his final Stretch Music Festival under his three-year residency with Harlem Stage.

The festival will feature performances by Saul Williams, Logan Richardson, Freelance

Learn more and purchase tickets for this item at this official page here…

Apr
14
Sun
2019
Oratorio Society Of Queens Annual Spring Concert 2019
Apr 14 @ 2:49 am – 3:49 am

Oratorio Society Of Queens Sings Mozart’s REQUIEM and Vivaldi’s GLORIA at Annual Spring Concert

May 19, 2019 At 4:00 pm

At Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs R. C. Church

Maestro DAVID CLOSE leads ORATORIO SOCIETY OF QUEENS and The Orchestral Ensemble of Queens

The Oratorio Society of Queens (OSQ) performs W.A. Mozart’s Requiem, Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria and

Vivaldi’s Concerto No. 1, Spring from “The Four Seasons” on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R. C. Church, Forest Hills, New York.

As a hallmark of the vibrant arts community in Queens, OSQ will perform with its 125-plus member chorus under the direction of Maestro David Close featuring soloists and OSQ’s orchestra, the Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens.

Did Mozart write the Requiem in anticipation of his own demise? Or was that just a 19th century legend? Who knows for sure? Come and hear this most beloved of choral works by one of history’s greatest musical geniuses and see if you can answer the question yourself with some help from the Oratorio Society of Queens!

A masterpiece of the Italian Baroque, Vivaldi’s Gloria remained little known until its revival by Alfredo Casella during “Vivaldi Week” in 1939 and has become a favorite with choruses and audiences worldwide. It is a sparkling and joyful work that will have you almost dancing!

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R. C. Church is located at 110-06 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills, NY, 11375. On-street parking available.

Advance Sale Tickets are $40; $35 for seniors (62+) and students with ID; $10 for children (12 and under) accompanied by an adult. Tickets on the day of the concert will be $40 at the box office; $10 for children (12 and under) accompanied by an adult. For additional information, please call the Oratorio Society of Queens at 718.279.3006 or visit www.QueensOratorio.org

Apr
21
Sun
2019
10th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival Preview
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In Honor of Immigrant Heritage Week:

10th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival Preview

Sunday, April 21, 2019
5:00 – 7:00 pm

The Harlem Collective
1867 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10031
(Between 152nd and 153rd Street)

FREE ADMISSION* Space is limited.

To attend, register at www.multiculturalfestival.nyc

The following comes courtesy of their newsletter:

In the beautiful village of West Harlem, at The Harlem Collective, enjoy an evening of live acoustic performances, storytelling and discussion about our diverse cultural traditions by immigrant artists

Some of our featured artists include:

  • Adichie-Traditional Kola Nut  Breaking  ceremony of the Igbos of Nigeria.
  • Cristian Allexis & Urbanova~a mixture of bachata, merengue and ballads from the Dominican Republic.
  • Albert Alabedra & Noemí Pérez~ a multicultural band who play a Flamenco, Jazz and World music.
  • New York African Chorus Ensemble – sharing songs and stories about Yeye Osun (Nigeria).
  • Come join in the celebration of  us. Food from different countries will be available to sample.
Apr
27
Sat
2019
Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

April 27 – 28, 2019

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
900 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn

This annual, highly anticipated event draws multitudes of attendees as we all gather in celebration of the season, the beautiful blossoms from/of the cherry trees and enjoy all the many Japanese cultural offerings.

From taiko drumming, other musical performances (indie , punk, pop genres and others), martial arts demonstrations to dance performances, Kabuki Buyo dance and much more.

One needs a ticket for either or both days and you can head on over to the official website to learn more.  Members of the garden, as is the case with many other venues, get discounted access. Students and seniors get discounts as well.

Also, visit this page at the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for info as well.

Please do keep in mind how this is merely a special event taking place over two days. You can always visit the garden on other days to experience the luscious pinks of the cherry blossoms as they’ll be in bloom for a period of time. We’ve done it repeatedly, paying close attention to the one day of the week when admission is free. Be sure to visit their site for details in that regard.

May
1
Wed
2019
Dance Party at Bryant Park 2019 : Live Performances & Dancing
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dance Party at Bryant Park 2019

Wednesdays from May 1 – June 5, 2019

Dance Lessons: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Live Music and Dancing: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Bryant Park located betw. 40th & 42nd Streets and Fifth & Sixth Avenues

Be sure to check at the official site for additional details as well as alerts as to last minute cancellations and such.

Back again this year of 2019 will be popular music-oriented offering featuring dance lessons and 1 1/2 hours of live music.

Starting off the season’s sessions will be Tito Puente Jr. on Wednesday, May 1.

Following that opening night will be an additional five evenings crammed with music loving fun made up of live performances, dance lessons and dancing the time away.

“”Dance Party, which is curated by Talia Castro-Pozo, convenes on the Fountain Terrace on Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, May 1 through June 5. The season winds up in grand fashion on Friday, June 7, with the five-hour Latin Dance Festival.””

Also, found below on this page are videos shared by the folks at Bryant Park as well as others featuring past years’ worth of fun at this special event of music-filled fun.

May 1
Salsa Night with Tito Puente

May 8
Latin & Ballroom Night with Fleur Seule

May 15
Contra Dance Night with Brooklyn Swing

May 22
R&B Night with Exenia

May 29
Cumbia Dance Night with LaMar

June 5
LGBTQ Dance Night with Adam Bastien and Jerome Bell of NBC’s the Voice

Video: Bryant Park Presents Dance Party: Latin Festival 2016 as shared by: Street Visuals

Video: Bryant Park Dance Party as shared by Bryant Park NYC:

Cuban Salsa at Bryant Park – Global Rhythm Dancers as shared by Ron Lugo:

May
5
Sun
2019
QSO’s All Mozart Concert  at Mary’s Nativity Church
May 5 all-day

QSO’s All Mozart Concert at Mary’s Nativity Church

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mary’s Nativity Church
46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.)
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 359-5996

The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra returns to Mary’s Nativity Church on Sunday, May 5th at 7:30pm to perform an all Mozart concert.

The program includes his Symphony No.29, Apollo et Hyacinthus Overture and Flute Concerto No.1 featuring Sojung Moon. Maestro Dong-Hyun Kim will lead the orchestra.

No tickets are necessary but a free-will offering will graciously be accepted.

May
6
Mon
2019
Jennifer Lopez starting off the Today Show 2019 Concert Series : on May 6
May 6 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Jennifer Lopez starting off the Today Show 2019 Concert Series : on May 6 @ New York | New York | United States

Jennifer Lopez starting off the 2019 Today Show Concert Series in Rockefeller Plaza

Monday, May 6, 2019

This all comes courtesy of the horse’s mouth itself at NBC’s Today Show website.

There’s even a featured video declaring that this is happening.

So if you’re interested then, just as in past years, you’d have to arrive early…and we mean, really early. The show usually kicks off around 7:00 am with folks showing up as early at 5:00 am or even earlier; but be sure to check on their site for any additional details since maybe you’ll need a ticket in advance just to have good access.

The plaza’s located at/around 49th – 50th Streets between 5th and 6th avenues.

Learn more at the official page here…

Plus, the video featuring the announcement is here…

Today Show 2019 Citi Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza
May 6 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Today Show 2019 Citi Concert Series

Back at Rockefeller Plaza will be the Today Show Concert Series stretching from Spring to the end of Summer.

Monday, May 6

Jennifer Lopez

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Friday, May 31

Thomas Rhett

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Friday, June 7

Jonas Brothers

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Friday, June 21

The Chainsmokers

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Thursday, June 27

Dan + Shay

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Friday, July 12

Maggie Rogers

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Friday, July 19

Kacey Musgraves

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Friday, July 26

Andy Grammer

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Friday, August 16

Aloe Blacc

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Friday, August 23

Lizzo

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Monday, September 2

Why Don’t We

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Taking place in the early morning beginning at 7:00 am and lasting through to 9:00 am. Of course, folks are advised to show up really early if they want a viewing spot. Keep in mind that performance viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis. Entrance is located at 48th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

May
9
Thu
2019
Jazz at Pier 84 at Hudson River Park 2019 Performances
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz at Pier 84 at Hudson River Park 2019 Performances @ New York | New York | United States

Jazz at Pier 84 at Hudson River Park 2019 Performances

May 9, May 10, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Taking place at Pier 84 located at 44th Street just off the Hudson River

Performing:

Thursday, May 9: Joey Morant

Friday, May 10: Ray Mantilla

Thursday, June 13: Robin Barnes with JFA Musicians

Thursday, July 11: Mike Freeman ZonaVibe with special guests Ray Mantilla and Jose Mangual Jr.

Thursday, August 8: Carol Sudhalter Quartet

Thursday, September 12: David Schnitter Quartet

Visit as well the official site here…

May
10
Fri
2019
On Stage at Kingsborough Presents:Evening With Lorna Luft in Brooklyn
May 10 all-day

On Stage at Kingsborough Presents:

Evening With Lorna Luft in Brooklyn

Friday, May 10, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 pm

Tickets: $32

Sharing her unique perspective born from a lifetime in entertainment, Lorna Luft sings favorites from the Great American Songbook…some of them made famous by her mother and film legend, Judy Garland, as well as stories from Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond, as only Lorna Luft can tell them!

2001 Oriental Boulevard (cross street: Oxford)
Brooklyn, NY 11235 United States

Official site…

Jazz at Pier 84 at Hudson River Park 2019 Performances
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz at Pier 84 at Hudson River Park 2019 Performances @ New York | New York | United States

Jazz at Pier 84 at Hudson River Park 2019 Performances

May 9, May 10, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Taking place at Pier 84 located at 44th Street just off the Hudson River

Performing:

Thursday, May 9: Joey Morant

Friday, May 10: Ray Mantilla

Thursday, June 13: Robin Barnes with JFA Musicians

Thursday, July 11: Mike Freeman ZonaVibe with special guests Ray Mantilla and Jose Mangual Jr.

Thursday, August 8: Carol Sudhalter Quartet

Thursday, September 12: David Schnitter Quartet

Visit as well the official site here…

May
12
Sun
2019
Japan Day 2019 in Central Park
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Japan Day 2019 in Central Park

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Festival:
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Japan Run:
(4 mile run at 8:00 am)
(Kids Race at 9:30 am)

Marking its 13th year, Japan Day @ Central Park returns to the Bandshell

Check out the official website for the details.

Free Admission to All

Festival takes place

Stage Program

ACT I
10:30am :: Soh Daiko
10:50am :: 10tecomai
11:10am :: Greetings
11:20am :: Japan Day Art Contest Award Ceremony
11:43am :: Shigin and Shakuhachi demonstration by WagakkiBand

ACT II
12:15pm :: @K4
12:45pm :: Bon Odori with Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY
1:05pm :: COBU
1:28pm :: International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan

ACT III
2:20pm :: JHM Jams
2:45pm :: Toshihiko Nakazawa
3:10pm :: KAI YOSHIHIRO BAND

May
15
Wed
2019
Good Morning America (GMA) 2019 Summer Concert Series Calendar
May 15 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Good Morning America (GMA) 2019 Summer Concert Series Calendar @ New York | New York | United States

Good Morning America (GMA) 2019 Summer Concert Series

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Taking place within Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield

Wednesday, May 15

BTS

Tickets Required

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Friday, May 24

Hozier

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Friday, May 31

Ciara

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Friday, June 7

Alessia Cara

Inside the Studio…NOT in the Plaza

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Friday, June 14

Ellie Goulding

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Friday, June 21

Bastille

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Friday, June 28

Adam Lambert

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Friday, July 5

Sabrina Carpenter

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Friday, July 12

The Struts

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Friday, July 19

Lady Antebellum

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Friday, August 2

Pitbull

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Friday, August 9

Keith Urban

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Friday, August 16

Chance the Rapper

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Friday, August 23

French Montana

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Friday, August 30

Kane Brown & Marshmello

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Visit as well the official page here…

Also keep in mind that folks will be showing up for these events mighty early and in some cases way ahead of the expect times that the concerts are scheduled to begin.

More information to come, if any, regarding any chance that tickets might be required for a particular concert or two. Last year there was a slight bit of confusion in as far as ticketing was concerned. Regardless, from what we can see, at this moment, no tickets are required.

May
17
Fri
2019
Chamber Music America Celebrates National Chamber Music Month at Flushing Town Hall
May 17 all-day

At Flushing Town Hall in Queens

Chamber Music America Celebrates National Chamber Music Month

Friday, May 17, 8:00 pm

$12/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Join Chamber Music America (CMA) in concert for the 7th Annual National Chamber Music Month, celebrating the many styles of small ensemble music performed today. Highly acclaimed and distinctive ensembles Chano Dominguez and the Beijing Guitar Duo present a program that includes new works funded through CMA’s commissioning programs.

May
18
Sat
2019
Ba Ban Chinese Music Society: Changes – the Energy of Music & Dance
May 18 all-day

At Flushing Town Hall in Queens

Ba Ban Chinese Music Society: Changes – the Energy of Music & Dance

Saturday, May 18, 7:30 pm

$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

Inspired by the ancient Chinese wisdom residing in the Book of Change (I-Ching), which explores the concept of Bagua (eight trigrams) and Yin-Yang, this music and dance work “Changes” demonstrates the Eastern thought of the power of changes, the relationship between changeable small units, and the big universal energy, that emanates from humans and nature. Performed by Zhou Yi and Ban Ban Chinese Music Society of New York.

Bloomingdale School of Music Presents Performathon and Musical Carnival
May 18 all-day
Bloomingdale School of Music Presents Performathon and Musical Carnival

Bloomingdale School of Music Presents Performathon and Musical Carnival

19th Annual Performathon

May 18, 2019
9:30 am – 7:00 pm

Come hear BSM students as they perform all day to raise funds for scholarship and financial aid programs – SHARE THE MUSIC!

&

Musical Carnival

May 18th, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

New York, New York — On Saturday, May 18,2019, Bloomingdale School of Music students will participate in the 19th Annual Performathon where they will perform 10 hours of music in 2 community locations to raise funds for the student Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund, enabling their less fortunate classmates to access to high quality music instruction. Sign up or sponsor a student and support BSM scholarships!

NEW THIS YEAR – also on May 18th from 1pm – 4 pm. MUSICAL CARNIVAL at their home site located at 323 West 108th Street.  Cotton candy, popcorn, photo booth with musical props, face painting, games and more!

For Performathon we’ll be sharing the music at 2 locations in the community:

****9:30 am – 2 pm TD Bank @ 109th and Broadway

****2 pm – 7 pm Bloomingdale School of Music, David Greer Concert Hall,

323 West 108th Street, between Broadway and Riverside Drive

For information on signing up to perform or how you can sponsor a student please visit: https://www.bsmny.org/performathon19/index.php

The Bloomingdale School of Music was established in 1964 with the simple premise that all members of a community deserve access to high quality music instruction. The ideal of giving to others has infused the school’s culture and is evident in the annual Performathon which features 10 hours of nonstop performances by over 200 of the school’s students who have solicited sponsors with the goal of raising much needed funds for scholarships.  More than 20% of Bloomingdale School of Music students receive scholarships each year. Over the past decade Bloomingdale has awarded over $1.5 million in student scholarships. Last year, students and sponsors raised over $20,000 for the Scholarship Fund.

Through Performathon the Bloomingdale school ensures that everyone in our community has access to high quality music programs and teaches these young musicians that artists can be agents for change and cultural equity.  You can support and encourage BSM students to share their talents in order to ensure accessibility to instruction by sponsoring a student performer and attending the May 18th Performathon.  All proceeds go to support BSM’s extensive scholarship and financial aid programs.

REGISTRATION for the Summer Semester is open. For a summary of offerings visit: https://www.bsmny.org/programs/summerclasses.php.

Check out our new weeklong workshops in guitar and rock/jazz plus we’ll be presenting Carnival of the Instruments and Pictures at a Music School.

ABOUT BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Now in its 54th year, BSM has served more than 80,000 children and adults through group classes, private instruction, and performance opportunities in classical, jazz, and rock music. Each week, over 650 students of all ages participate in a wide range of music making, including early childhood classes, a comprehensive pre-college program, free community concerts, and internet-based music programs. With accessibility central to its mission, more than 20% of Bloomingdale’s student body receives financial aid and scholarship assistance annually. For more information on Bloomingdale School of Music’s programs and concerts, visit bsmny.org, call the office at 212-663-6021, or email [email protected].

Dance Parade New York 2019
May 18 all-day
Photo taken at a past year’s celebration at the NY Dance Parade.

Dance Parade New York 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

10,000 Dancers, DJs And Live Bands Will Light Up New York City!

Followed by the Dance Festival at Tompkins Square Park, the destination of the parade at Avenue A and Saint Marks Place

Further down on this page you’ll find a parade route map.

New Yorkled’s been at this parade numerous times over the years and if you still haven’t taken part in witnessing all the fun then you’re making a big time mistake. It’s exhilarating, entertaining, a great thrill to see all the many dancers parading down the street carrying out their dance styles with some wicked costumes to match. Should you show up then be sure to bring along a camera!

Visit the official Dance Parade NY Site here…

Also, check out some of the many photos taken by us in past years at this page here…

Dance Parade New York is the world’s only parade to exclusively celebrate and showcase the diversity of dance. This annual celebration of eclectic dance styles from around the world boasts tens of thousands of dancers and spectators, more than 80 styles of dance and nearly 200 dance groups.

The parade is a colorful explosion of beautiful dancers. A family and community favorite, the yearly parade is a one-of-a-kind display of New York’s richly diverse artistic community and the cohesive impact it has on the international community.

Here’s a video as featured by the organizers of the 2019 Dance Parade NY:

The parade commences at Broadway and 21st Street, travels south through Union Square and University Place, and turns East onto 8th Street. As it passes through Astor Plaza, Emcees Jerry Goldman and Rhina Valentine announce each group with choreography at our Grandstand at 4th Avenue. We call this “40 Second” street because each group has 40 seconds to strut their stuff. The parade continues on Saint Marks Place and finishes at Avenue A.

As the parade filters into the park, it transforms the space into a world of spirited dance displays and interactive activities. At DanceFest hours of on-stage performances, dance lessons, workshops, kids’ activities and dance parties await those attending this post-parade festival.

Both the parade and festival are excellent ways to educate the community about the evolution of dance, the vital role it has played in cultures around the globe, and the importance of supporting the organizations and individuals who work so hard to preserve and promote this vital art form.

TRADITIONAL AND MODERN DANCE FORMS

Dance Parade New York showcases cultural vibrancy with ethnic groups, including: African, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Asian, as well as social dance styles, including: Swing, Salsa, Tango, Hip Hop, club dancing, and more. Traditional dance forms such as Ballet, Modern, Tap and Jazz are also heavily represented during the parade. Modern forms include dancers from the New York Nightclub soulful house, electronic and burning man style performing artists along with hip-hop, whacking, voguing, popping and locking dancers.

WATCH OUT FOR THE NEW YORK DANCE POLICE!

A brigade of 30 uniformed men and women “NYDP” patrol the parade playfully seeking participants to join the dance. Continuing a fan favorite tradition started in 2007, audience members, onlookers or others not dancing are approached by the dance police and asked a few questions. Non-dancers are given a summons stating that they must report to a dance school or nightclub to serve time: dance lessons or practice. The summons is accompanied with a discount or free offer for entry to a club or school. The Dance Police’s vigor brings smiles to those being ticketed… maybe the NYPD should follow suit.

GRANDSTAND aka 40 SECOND STREET

It’s named that way because groups with choreography have 40 seconds to perform. The grandstand is located in Astor Place Plaza, where Fourth Avenue meets St. Mark’s Place. Seating more than 300 spectators, the stands are the best seat on the parade route as 10,000 dancers stop and perform. Tickets are available for purchase and all proceeds go to offsetting the cost of the parade.

The World’s Fare at Citi Field 2019
May 18 – May 19 all-day

The World’s Fare at Citi Field

May 18 – 19, 2019

A 2-Day International Food Festival

Taking place at Citi Field in Queens

Visit this page for ticketing information

This will be this festival’s second year and it’ll be “”a grand celebration of equality and the diversity of New York City paying homage to the great Fair of 1964.””

Featuring over 100 vendors from over 100 cultures!

100+ NYC’s Top Ethnic Food Vendors from the 5 Boroughs

60+ Craft Brewers at the International Beer Pavilion

World Cocktails

*Newly Added* World Market Bazaar w/global food products & handmade crafts from around the world

World Music, Dance, Art & Entertainment Programming

CO-CHAIRED by NY’s Tops Chefs and Beloved Food Writers: Chef/Cookbook Author Anita Lo, Chef/Cookbook Author Alex Raij & Food Writer Gael Greene.

Learn more at this official page here…

May
23
Thu
2019
Todd Crow, a “Pianist’s Pianist,” Presented in Recital at Zankel Hall
May 23 all-day
Todd Crow, photo by Karl Rabe

Vassar College Department of Music Presents

Todd Crow, a “Pianist’s Pianist,” Presented in Recital at Zankel Hall

Thursday, May 23, 2019
at 7:30 pm

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

MENDELSSOHN
Fantasia in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28 (Sonate écossaise)

SCHUMANN
Kreisleriana

DEBUSSY
Etude No. 10, “Pour les Sonorités opposées”

HENRI DUTILLEUX
Three Préludes

BARTÓK
Dance Suite

Tickets: $25
Call 212-247-7800 or visit www.carnegiehall.org
For discounted tickets for Vassar College alumnae/i, email the Music Department Office at [email protected].

Todd Crow is a pianist whose artistry has brought him critical superlatives in the U.S. and notably in England – there largely through regular appearances on the BBC. The New York Times has described his playing as “heroic, [showing] endless flair, color and stamina.” The Times of London has praised his performances as “spine-chilling” and “exhilarating,” and The Wall Street Journal said that his playing exhibited “stunning control and a wonderful sense of musical architecture.”

Todd was a member of the Vassar College faculty for 49 years, retiring in June 2018 as the George Sherman Dickinson Professor of Music. The Vassar College Department of Music is presenting Todd Crow in recital at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30 pm. His program is a hearty meal of virtuoso pianism: Mendelssohn’s Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28; Schumann’sKreisleriana, Op. 16; Debussy’s Etude No. 10 “pour les Sonorités opposées”; Three Préludes by Henri Dutilleux; and Bartók’s Dance Suite.

Thomas Sauer, a colleague of Todd Crow’s at Vassar, had this to say: “It was my good fortune to have served on the Vassar piano faculty with Todd Crow for 19 years. He was the kindest, most selfless and generously supportive colleague imaginable, and his personal pianistic standards would be the envy of a performer at any stage of a performing career.”

“Many of his colleagues consider him to be a pianist’s pianist,” wrote the critic Jed Distler on ClassicsToday about Chopin: The Late Mazurkas (MSR, 2018), Crow’s latest in a series of distinguished recordings that have earned him a string of critical acclaim over the years. Two discs in particular of performances recorded for BBC broadcast – Todd Crow: The BBC Recordings, Volume 1 (2010), music of Mendelssohn, Mendelssohn/Liszt, Moscheles, and Schumann; and Volume 2 (2013), piano variations of Brahms and Dvorák – elicited from Fanfare magazine what is perhaps definitive praise for this pianist, calling him “…among the aristocrats of keyboard artists,” and saying this: “Todd Crow is an American treasure. He combines a solid technique and beautiful keyboard touch with complete mastery of the music.”

In recent years he has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, England, Italy, Israel, the Czech Republic, and elsewhere, and in recital or chamber music at the Berlioz/Dutilleux Festival in Manchester, England, Washington’s National Gallery of Art, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. He has performed frequently with such groups as the Brentano, Borromeo, Composers, Concord, Shanghai, Miami, Daedalus, Jupiter, Miró, Parker, Dover and Escher string quartets, the New York Philharmonic Ensembles, St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, and with many eminent soloists including famed jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman.  He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the American Symphony in 1992 and his London orchestral debut at the Barbican Centre with the London Philharmonic in 1986.  He has been heard on BBC Radio for many years in both live and recorded performances, and on National Public Radio in the USA, as well as many other American radio stations.

Since 1996, he has been music director and pianist of the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music in Northeast Harbor, Maine, now looking forward to its 55th season. In addition to frequent appearances at the Bard Music Festival, he has been heard at the Casals Festival, Music Mountain, Maverick Concerts, and other festivals. His CDs include sonatas of Haydn and Schubert, Liszt’s transcription for piano solo of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, works of Sergei Taneyev and Dohnányi, the complete works for cello and piano by Mendelssohn (with cellist Mark Shuman), and Ernst Toch’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the NDR-Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein. Released in 2016, a CD entitled Of Love of You–A Tribute to Emery W. Harper features world premiere recordings of new American works for piano, soprano, and bass-baritone by Bolcom, Liebermann, Rands, Stucky, Del Tredici, Wyner, and others. Todd Crow can also be heard on the Albany, ASV, Bridge, First Impression, Golden String, New World, and Toccata Classics labels.

Born in Santa Barbara, California, Todd Crow is an honors graduate of the University of California and The Juilliard School. Among his teachers have been Erno Dániel, Ania Dorfmann, and at the Music Academy of the West, Emanuel Bay. At the age of 13 he was awarded an indefinitely renewable scholarship for the study of music composition by the Epstein Foundation of Chicago, and as a teenager he won prizes for his works including a competition sponsored by the National Society of Arts and Letters.  At age fifteen, he won the Santa Barbara Symphony Young Artists Competition.  He is also editor of the volume Bartók Studies (Detroit, 1976).  In 1986 he received the University of California’s Distinguished Alumni Award. www.toddcrowpiano.com

May
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Fri
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Fox News All-American Summer Concert Series 2019
May 24 all-day
Fox News All-American Summer Concert Series 2019 @ New York | New York | United States

Fox News All-American Summer Concert Series 2019

Fridays, May 24 – August 23, 2019

From very early in the morning (6:00 am ?) to about 9:00 am

Taking place at FOX News Plaza
1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue)
On the corner of 48th street and 6th Ave.

In past years there’ve been free samplings from Famous Dave’s BBQ … no word as to whether that will be the case this year.

Gavid Degraw
Friday, May 24

Eli Young Band
Friday, May 31

Michael Ray
Friday, June 7

Rodney Atkins
Friday, June 14, 2019

Jefferson Starship
Friday, June 21, 2019

Walker Hayes
Friday, June 28, 2019

Big & Rich
Friday, July 5, 2019

Runaway June
Friday, July 12, 2019

Phil Vassar
Friday, July 19, 2019

Skillet
Friday, July 26, 2019

Justin Moore
Friday, August 2, 2019

Newsboys
Friday, August 16, 2019

Kool & The Gang
Please keep in mind that the originating site listed the following as taking place in 2019 which could very well likely be a mis-listing kind of error.
Friday, August 23, 2019

Take a look at these featured videos from past performances in past years at FOX

Bret Michaels rocks the All-American Summer concert stage

Published by Fox News on youtube

 

Dustin Lynch rocks the Fox News Plaza

Good Morning America (GMA) 2019 Summer Concert Series Calendar
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Good Morning America (GMA) 2019 Summer Concert Series Calendar @ New York | New York | United States

Good Morning America (GMA) 2019 Summer Concert Series

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Taking place within Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield

Wednesday, May 15

BTS

Tickets Required

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Friday, May 24

Hozier

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Friday, May 31

Ciara

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Friday, June 7

Alessia Cara

Inside the Studio…NOT in the Plaza

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Friday, June 14

Ellie Goulding

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Friday, June 21

Bastille

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Friday, June 28

Adam Lambert

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Friday, July 5

Sabrina Carpenter

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Friday, July 12

The Struts

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Friday, July 19

Lady Antebellum

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Friday, August 2

Pitbull

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Friday, August 9

Keith Urban

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Friday, August 16

Chance the Rapper

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Friday, August 23

French Montana

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Friday, August 30

Kane Brown & Marshmello

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Visit as well the official page here…

Also keep in mind that folks will be showing up for these events mighty early and in some cases way ahead of the expect times that the concerts are scheduled to begin.

More information to come, if any, regarding any chance that tickets might be required for a particular concert or two. Last year there was a slight bit of confusion in as far as ticketing was concerned. Regardless, from what we can see, at this moment, no tickets are required.

May
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Sun
2019
Passport to Taiwan Festival 2019
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Passport to Taiwan Festival 2019

Sunday, May 26
12:00 – 5:00 pm

Union Square North

A week celebrating Taiwanese American Heritage.

You can expect thousands to attend and join in on the festivities.

On hand will be authentic food, culture and music from Taiwan.

Also, get set to enjoy Stage Performances, Food Adventures, and much more!

Have a look at some of these Youtube videos featuring past occurrences of this festival from past years.

Visit the official site here…

Passport to Taiwan Festival as posted by Vision Times

Passport to Taiwan Festival 2017 as posted by p2twnyc