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MUSIC LISTINGS:

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The Canticum Novum Singers Announces
2014-2015 Season Performances
Through May 9, 2015

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The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director
Announces 2014-2015 Concert Season
Carnegie Hall
Through May 2, 2015

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Chamber Orchestra of New York Announces
2014-2015 Concert Season at
Manhattan’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Through May 14, 2015


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The Collegiate Chorale
Presents its 2014-15 Season
Through May 7, 2015

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Early Music Fortieth Anniversary Season
Through May 2, 2015

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The New York Virtuoso Singers Announces 2014-2015
Concert Season at Manhattan’s Merkin Hall
Through April 25, 2015


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Orchestra of St. Luke’s 40th Anniversary Season
Through May 10, 2015

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Parthenia, a Consort of Viols, Announces
2014-2015 Concert Season “The Art of Persuasion”
Through May 2, 2014


Anna and Anais
Fri, October 3, 2014 8:00 pm
Alwan for the Arts

Anna Garano, classical and Flamenco guitarist from Trieste, Italy, has arranged a repertoire of Armenian songs for voice and guitar. Here in New York at Alwan she is joined by Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian, one third of the acclaimed Armenian a cappella trio Zulal, in this lyrical, poignant fusion of Flamenco and vocals of the Old World.

In light of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Anna and Anaïs will present a selection of Armenian songs of love and idealization, of loss and despair, of questioning and hope.


Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students, Seniors, Members
http://www.alwanforthearts.org/


Alwan for the Arts | 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
(between Broad St. and Broadway)
New York, NY 10004



Auditions for Amas Pre-Professional Teen Musical Academy
October 3, 2014 4PM-7PM & October 5, 2014 12PM-6PM
353 Studios

Dear aspiring Singers, Actors and Dancers, age 14-20!

Come audition for the Amas Pre-ProfessionalTeen Musical Theatre Academy. Come work on your technique, study with top-Broadway professionals, and meet friends for life! To register for an audition, go to http://amasmusical.org/registrationform.html. Auditions are Friday, Oct 3rd, 4-7PM andSunday, Oct 5th, 12-6pm at 353 Studios, 353 W. 48th Street btw. 8th and 9th Aves. Don't wait to register as the audition slots fill up quickly! If you love acting and musicals, you must try out for the Academy!

Tuition is $1,400 for 25 weeks of classes and a two-week Off-Off-Broadway production. For more information call (212) 563-2565 and ask for Daniel Levin or go to amasmusical.org

353 Studios 353 W. 48th Street New York, NY 10019


 

Astana Opera from Kazakhstan
Monday October 27 at 8 PM
Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern Auditorium

From the Astana Opera House, the largest new state-of-the-art theater in Central Asia, comes the New York debut of the Astana Opera Company, Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra conducted by Abzal Mukhitdinov, the Chamber Choir, and principal singers and soloists. The program has been specially selected to include *Kazakh folk songs; *arias by famous Kazakh composers including Zhubanov-Khamidi, Rakhmadiev, and Mukhamedjanov; *excerpts from the operas of Verdi, Rossini, Offenbach, Borodin, and Bernstein; *and a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto featuring brilliant young violinist Erzhan Kulibaev.

Tickets: $10 to $65
Reservations at CarnegieCharge 212.247.7800 or www.carnegiehall.org or at the
Carnegie Hall box office

Carnegie Hall | 57th Street & 7th Avenue


Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College Presents
Black Violin
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm with Black Violin. Three-time winners of Amateur Night at the Apollo, this classically trained violin duo inspires young people to get fired up about classical music with their unique fusion of classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B. Recommended for ages eight and up.

It's hard to think of another African-American violin player to make their mark in popular music, so classically trained South Florida twosome, Wilner "Wil B" Baptiste and Kevin "Kev Marcus" Sylvester, who go by the name Black Violin are a welcome revelation for their ability to meld high-brow and pop culture, " Brandenburg" and "break-down," into a single genre-busting act. The band's most recent album, Classically Trained, is the follow-up to their 2007 self-titled debut on their own Di-Versatile Music Group label, which is as good an introduction to their groundbreaking blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and even bluegrass music. Live, they are often accompanied by their crack band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJTK (Dwayne Dayal), drummer Beat-down (Jermaine McQueen) and cellist Joe Cello (Joseph Valbrun).

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm).
Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Hot Peas 'N Butter, The Snow Maiden, or Target Storybook Series shows). 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.

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


The Clarion Orchestra Performs Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Tuesday, September 30th, 8pm - late
Church of St. Thomas More


On Tuesday, September 30th, Clarion launches its 2014-2015 season with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed by The Clarion Orchestra, Steven Fox, director. The program also will include the vibrant Concerto for two violins in A minor and Concerto for lute in D Major. The evening's soloists are violinists Cynthia Roberts and Owen Dalby, and lutenist David Walker. This concert pays tribute to Clarion’s founder, Newell Jenkins (1915-1996), whose research was instrumental in bringing to light Vivaldi’s marvelous works in the 1950s and 1960s, contributing to the fact that today his is a household name. Tickets -- $35 General, $50 Premium, and $75 First Two Rows -- can be purchased online at www.clarionsociety.org. This also is the opening concert of the Clarion Orchestra series, for which subscription tickets can be purchased at 20% off. For additional concert information, please visit www.clarionsociety.org or call 212-580-5700.

Church of St. Thomas More | 65 East 89th Street (Madison/Park Avenues)


EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK
FREDERICK RENZ - DIRECTOR
November 22, 2014 - May 2, 2015

Concert Listing (Full Season):
Organization: EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK
Director: FREDERICK RENZ
Event: 2014-2015 NYC Subscription Season

Program #1: CATHEDRAL FLOURISHES German High Baroque
Location: Great Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave .at 112th St., NYC
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM (St. Cecilia Day)

Program #2: DUTCH CHRISTMAS Age of Rembrandt
Location: St. James Chapel of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St., NYC
Dates: Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM (Christmas Day)

Program #3: AGE OF REASON 18th-Century Enlightenment
Location: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St., NYC
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Program #4: HARMONIE UNIVERSELLE National Styles Unfurled
Location: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St., NYC
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $30.00 w/full subscription, $35.00 w/partial subscription,
$40.00 reserved, ($50 single matinee Dec. 25 at 2 PM only),
$20.00 student (w/valid ID, available at door, day of)

Ticket Info: 1) Phone: (212) 280-0330,
2) On-line: www.EarlyMusicNY.org ,
3) At the door, ½-hour before the performance.
Group discounts available by telephone. All major credit cards accepted.


Various Venues


 

JAPAN SOCIETY presents
HIROMITSU AGATSUMA and AKIKO YANO
Saturday, September 27 at 7:30pm
Japan Society


A MetLife Meet-the-Artists Reception follows the Performance
Virtuosic rock, pop and jazz player Hiromitsu Agatsuma on tsugaru-shamisen (the fast-paced, percussive style of shamisen playing which originated in Northern Japan) and musical luminary pianist / singer-songwriter Akiko Yano perform together for the first time ever. Agatsuma's highly technical and aggressive playing style is juxtaposed alongside Yano's engaging vocals and prodigious keyboard skills.

Internationally acclaimed instrumentalists Hiromitsu Agatsuma (on tsugaru-shamisen) and Akiko Yano (on piano) perform together for one night only on September 27 in the first show of Japan Society's 2014-15 Performing Arts Season's multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. While Yano's "unpredictable" (Japan Times) sold-out New York shows generally feature her with New York musician friends; for this show she brings her inimitable talents to bear in symphony with Agatsuma, acknowledged as a "fierce virtuoso" (Billboard) and "Japan's leader in the shamisen trend" (Baltimore Sun). United by their ability to transform the sentimental strains of Japan's beloved folk songs (min'yo) into cool, pop-jazz tunes, these renowned, Japanese-born musicians share a stage for the first time to improvise, explore and engage with Japan's musical past, present and future.

Japan Society's examination of the versatility and evolution of one of Japan's most enduring instruments includes performances from Agatsuma and Yano on September 27; Yumiko Tanaka's shamisen experimental/improvisational accompaniment for Teinosuke Kinugasa's silent film Crossroads on November 15; A Salute to Tradition on November 20, showcasing three major traditional shamisen musical styles-- nagauta (kabuki), gidayu (bunraku) and jiuta (tatami salon concerts) -- as performed by Japan's preeminent instrumentalists and chanters, including a Living National Treasure and a traditional nihon buyo dancer; and an intimate cabaret-style concert with the Okinawan folk/pop duo SAKISHIMA meeting on December 12.

SERIES:

The Shamisen Sessions at Japan Society: September to December 2014
From traditional stages to contemporary rock, pop and jazz concerts, the three-stringed shamisen has forged art and entertainment culture in Japan for centuries and continues to shape new spheres of world music today. These four sessions spotlight some of the most sought-after shamisen musicians in Japan performing the full gamut of today's musical styles. The series includes: Hiromitsu Agatsuma + Akiko Yano (September 27), Yumiko Tanaka's shamisen experimental/improvisational accompaniment for Teinosuke Kinugasa's silent film Crossroads (November 15), leading traditional shamisen musicians and a nihon buyo dancer in A Salute to Tradition (November 20) and the Okinawan folk/pop duo SAKISHIMA meeting (December 12) with Yukito Ara and Isamu Shimoji.

Tickets - $35 / $28 for Japan Society Members. Save $4 when you purchase tickets to two The Shamisen Sessions events; save $6 when purchasing tickets to three performances and save $8 when you purchase tickets to all four shows. This discount is available by visiting or calling the box office at (212) 715-1258 or by downloading the Ticket Order Form from www.japansociety.org/performingartsarts

Tickets for performances and related events at Japan Society can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 212-715-1258 or in person at Japan Society (Monday through Friday, from 11:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm)

For more information, call 212-832-1155 or visit www.japansociety.org.

Japan Society | 333 East 47th Street
Between First and Second Avenues
Easily accessible by the 4 / 5 / 6 trains at 42nd Street-Grand Central Station
Or the E train at Lexington Avenue and 53rd Street.


GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA Presents
Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge
Opening Night Gala Tuesday at 7:30pm
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm.
October 14-18, 2014
Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents a double bill of Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge, both by Bohuslav Martinu, from October 14 - 18, 2014 at Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, NYC.

Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge features music by Bohuslav Martinu with Neal Goren, conductor; James Marvel, stage director; Cameron Anderson, set designer; Fabio Toblini, costume designer; and Clifton Taylor, lighting designer.

A bridge to nowhere. A singing painting. An intermittent beard. Take a dip into the 20th-century absurd as Gotham Chamber Opera begins its 13th season with a double-bill of short comic operas by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu. Alexandre bis (Alexander twice) is a surrealist comedy about a man who decides to test his wife's fidelity by shaving off his beard and posing as his own cousin from San Francisco. She recognizes him but falls in love anyway. Martinu's answer to Mozart's Così fan tutte observes the conventions of comic opera while tweaking them, thus proving that a composer, if not a husband, can have it both ways. Comedy on the Bridge tells the story of two rival principalities separated by a river. A woman returning from one side gets caught in the middle by a bureaucratic snafu; soon she's joined in this absurdist limbo by a letch, a fiancé, a vengeful wife, and a schoolmaster with a riddle. Everyone has a secret, but no one has a clue - except the composer, who gets them all happily sorted by the end. Featuring Jenna Siladie, Abigail Fischer, Cassandra Zoé Velasco, Jason Slayden, Jarrett Ott, Joseph Beutel.

Tickets are $30-$175 and are available online at www.ticketcentral.com, by phone at (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues) in the lobby of Playwrights Horizons.

For more information, visit www.gothamchamberopera.org.


Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College | 524 West 59th Street, NYC


“Homage to Carlos Gomes”
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00pm
Washington Irving Auditorium

Opera Dolce, a New York City-based opera company, presents Homage to Carlos Gomes, a concert of rare Operatic and Choral Gems, on Saturday, October 11th at 8:00pm at Washington Irving Auditorium, 40 Irving Place (Between East 16th and East 17th Streets), NYC. The concert features selections from the illustrious 19th-century Brazilian composer's many operatic and choral masterpieces. Renowned Brazilian Bass, Luiz-Ottavio Faria, a La Scala Opera soloist, headlines a cast of talented solo artists, The Canticum Novum Singers, led by the acclaimed Maestro Howard Rosenbaum, and the International Brazilian Chorus, led by Brazilian Maestro Néviton Barros. For more information, visit www.operadolce.org.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $30 or at the door for $35. To purchase tickets, please visit http://operadolce.brownpapertickets.com/ or call 800-838-3006.


Washington Irving Auditorium | 40 Irving Place, NYC


"Love and Loss" - two original chamber operas by Martin Halpern
October 2-5 (Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM)
Shetler Studios


Composer/librettist Martin Halpern announces "Love and Loss," a program of two original one-act operas. "The Stronger" freely based on the play of the same name by August Strindberg, takes place in a cafe one Christmas Eve, with Ms. Y, an unmarried actress, and Mrs. X, a former actress now married to Miss Y's former lover, meeting and exchanging reflections. "Joint Return," is a world premiere about a married couple, now separated, meeting for the first time in months to deal with their last income tax return.
Singers are Sarah Kleeman, Alisa Peterson, and Jim Trainor, accompanied by pianist Earl Buys.

Tickets: $22; Reservations: 718.858.1549


Shetler Studios | 244 West 54th Street, 12th floor
Between Broadway & 8th Avenue


 


Parthenia Viol Consort Presents For Ye Violls
Sunday, October 12 – 3:00 PM
The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields

Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, will present For Ye Violls on Sunday, October 12 - 4:00 PM at The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan. This is the first event of The Art of Persuasion, their 2014-15 concert series.

Repertoire will be William Lawes’ complete Consort Setts for five viols. The concert explores Lawes’ unconventional and emotionally powerful harmonies in these five setts, or suites, for five viols and chamber organ written during the turbulent decades leading to England’s civil war. The organ part doubles everything the viols are playing to create an ethereal sound unique to this period of English music. Special guests will be Joanna Blendulf, treble viol, and David Shuler, organ.

Tickets are $40/25/10, under 18 free. For more information, call 212-866-0468 or visit http://gemsny.org/parthenia20142015.html.

The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields | 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan


The Sebastians present "Bach to Bach"
Saturday September 27th. 7:30PM
All Angels’ Church


On Saturday September 27th leading young early music ensemble the Sebastians are kicking off their third season as ensemble-in-residence at All Angels’ Church with oboist Priscilla Herreid (Piffaro) in a program featuring music by their namesake, Bach, and his contemporaries. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today).

Tickets $25 ($20 seniors, $10 students). For more information or advance purchase visit www.sebastians.org

All Angels’ Church | 251 West 80th Street


Coming Soon

 


 

The Sebastians present “’Tis the Season!"
Saturday December 13th. 7:30PM
All Angels’ Church


On Saturday December 13th leading young early music ensemble the Sebastians are celebrating the approaching new year with Vivaldi’s famed Four Seasons, with violinists Daniel S. Lee, Nicholas DiEugenio, and Dongmyung Ahn. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today).

Tickets $25 ($20 seniors, $10 students). For more information or advance purchase visit www.sebastians.org

All Angels’ Church | 251 West 80th Street


 

The Sebastians present “Lenten Mysteries"
Saturday February 28th. 7:30PM
All Angels’ Church


On Saturday February 28th leading young early music ensemble the Sebastians will present “Lenten Mysteries,” an intimate concert featuring Biber’s Rosary Sonatas and other evocative works for violin and continuo with the Sebastians core musicians, Daniel S. Lee, Ezra Seltzer, and Jeffrey Grossman. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today).

Tickets $25 ($20 seniors, $10 students). For more information or advance purchase visit www.sebastians.org

All Angels’ Church | 251 West 80th Street


 

The Sebastians present “From Heaven to Earth"
Saturday May 30th. 7:30PM
All Angels’ Church


On Saturday May 30th leading young early music ensemble the Sebastians will perform “From Heaven to Earth,” a program of Sacred and secular works by Handel and Vivaldi with soprano Awet Andemicael, featuring the Sebastians signature rendition of Vivaldi’s La Folia. Lauded as “everywhere sharp-edged and engaging” (The New York Times), the Sebastians have also been praised for their “well-thought-out articulation and phrasing” (Early Music Review) and “elegant string playing… immaculate in tuning and balance” (Early Music Today).

Tickets $25 ($20 seniors, $10 students). For more information or advance purchase visit www.sebastians.org

All Angels’ Church | 251 West 80th Street

 



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