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Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Festival Season
July 2nd - July 26. Various times.
Multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York

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Gotham Chamber Opera - 2015/2016 Season
Fall 2015-Summer 2016
Through February 2016
Apollo Theater & More

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
2015-16 Season features a host of
Grammy Award winners
Through May 1, 2016

5 @ 5 Solo Piano Series Performances
11 Saturdays at 5:00 PM throughout 2015
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

5 @ 5 at DiMenna, a new solo piano performance series curated by
intrnationally renowned pianist Mirian Conti, has announced dates and
performers for its 2015 inaugural season at The DiMenna Center for
Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan.

These recital programs will feature a world-class international pianists
exploring an array of solo piano works from the last 400 years. 2015
dates and programs are:

March 14 - Mirian Conti- $5 for 5 Composers at 5PM
March 28 - Rosa Torres Pardo - 400 Years of Iberian Keyboard
(Soler-Scarlatti, Albeniz, Falla)
April 4 - Agustin Anievas – Schubert and Chopin - sponsored by The
Abraham Foundation
April 11 - Luiz de Moura Castro - Villa-Lobos and Liszt
May 9 - Josep Colom - A Dialogue between Mozart and Chopin
May 30 - Jeffrey Biegel - Bach, Beethoven, Paderewski, Gershwin
June 20 - Enrique Graf - Uruguay and Russia and Others
September 12 - Douglas Humpherys - Sonatas from 1750s to 1950s
October 10 - Discovery Debut - TBA- Winner of the Eastman Young Artists
International Piano Competition
October 17 - Jose Garcia –Leon - Earl Wild, Poulenc, Debussy, Surinach
October 24 - Lisa Yu - Dussek, Franck, Debussy, Mussorgsky
The concerts will be given Saturdays at 5:00 PM. Admission to each event
is $5.00.

For more information or reservations, call 516-586-3433 or visit
transportation information, visit

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music | 450 West 37th Street in

ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of American Choral Music
Sunday, June 14 from 3 PM to 9 PM
Symphony Space

The inaugural ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of American Choral Music,
will be presented on Sunday, June 14 from 3 PM to 9 PM at Symphony
Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan.

ChoralFest USA was created by its Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum to
present performances of choral works written by American composers since
the time of Aaron Copland, the dean of American composers. In the spirit
of Symphony Space’s “Wall to Wall” events, audience members may come and
go as they please, subject to seating availability, throughout the day.

This event will include performances by (in alphabetical order)
Angelica, C4 Choral Composer-Conductor Collective, Chameleonic,
Connecticut Chamber Choir, Empire City Men’s Chorus, Ghostlight, Voices
of Gotham, New Amsterdam Singers, Riverside Church Inspirational Choir,
The Canticum Novum Singers, The New York Virtuoso Singers and Zamir

The June 14 concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 2:30
pm. For more information, call 212-864-5400 or visit

Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan

Jazz at the Shabazz presents Emily Braden
June 17, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm
Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center

Winner of New York City’s prestigious "Best of the Best" Jazzmobile Vocal
Competition, Braden’s signature sound is an effortless blend of jazz and
soul. Her knock-out debut album Soul Walk is composed of high-energy
originals and "flipped-out" jazz standards. Braden has performed at notable
NYC venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club (Late Night Groove Series),
Smalls Jazz Club, The Kitano and the Iridium Jazz Club as well as on
international festival circuits.

Jazz at the Shabazz is made possible in part with public funds from the
Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway, NYC

Jeffrey Biegel in Concert – Sixth 5 @ 5 at DiMenna Solo Piano
May 30 @ 5PM
DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York

American pianist Jeffrey Biegel will be in concert on Saturday, May 30
presenting Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin as the sixth program of 5 @
5 at DiMenna, a solo piano performance series curated by Mirian Conti,
at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in

Biegel will perform Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV816.
Beethoven’s Sonata in f minor, No. 23 Opus 57, Chopin’s Ballade No.1, Op
23 g minor and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano (edition by
Dr. Alicia Zizzo).

Admission to the concert is $5.00. Tickets are available at For more information

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in

Magic Giant Live at Baby's All Right
Tuesday June 9th. 7PM
Baby's All Right

On June 9, Magic Giant will be performing at the Brooklyn venue,
Baby’s All Right. Like a banjo player and a DJ rocking a club show in
a barn, Magic Giant is inspired by its mission of moving bodies and
souls. The four-piece just wrapped up self-producing its debut EP,
managing to convince world-class musicians like Rashawn Ross of Dave
Matthews Band and Spencer Ludwig of Capital Cities to record on the
record at their studio in Venice, CA. The band and has filled rooms
elbow-to-elbow at every LA show including, most recently, the
legendary Troubadour. A brand new band by most standards, Magic Giant
has hit the ground running, playing festivals such as
Sweetlife—headlined by Phoenix, Passion Pit, and Kendrick Lamar—and
Life Is Beautiful—headlined by Kings of Leon, The Killers, and Imagine
Dragons—and continues to build a reputation for its dancy live shows
and anthemic sing-alongs. Drawing from a wide range of backgrounds and
experiences, the crew has evolved into a folk-electronic band that
includes Austin Bis on lead vocals; John Zambricki on banjo, mandolin,
and fiddle; Brian Zaghi on upright bass and acoustic guitar; and AJK,
the drumming DJ. Magic Giant has been featured on media outlets
ranging from NBC News to The Washington Post and recently ranked
between Beck and Tiësto on Metrolyrics' What's Trending.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. This show is 18 and over.
For more information or advance purchase visit

Baby’s All Right | 146 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11211

New Music Seminar 2015
Sunday June 21-23 - all day, all days
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel

New Music Seminar (NMS) is a distinguished music convention and festival held annually in New York City. NMS limits its registration to 1,500 esteemed international delegates and ensures that all sectors of the music industries are represented. This focused approach allows NMS to provide high quality networking opportunities and business experiences - conducted on a personal level rarely found elsewhere. This year will include speakers (players) from Republic Records, Atlantic Records, Island Records, Def Jam Recordings, and many more.

Ticket prices vary. For more information or advance purchase visit
(917) 909-6667

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel | 481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

New York Composers Circle Gala Concert
Saturday. May 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space

The New York Composers Circle will present a concert of new music at 7:30 PM on Friday, May 30 at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 95th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. The concert will feature the world premiere of the winner of its ninth annual composers' competition, Vladimir del Orbe's Contextual Enigma, for clarinet, double bass, and piano, plus three other world premieres: Emiko Hayashi's End of Hot Summer, for soprano saxophone, vibraphone, piano, and bongos; Dary John Mizelle's Baseball: Opening Day, for marimba and piano; and Robert S. Cohen's Galapagos Suite, for marimba. In addition, the program will include Roger Blanc's Mood Swings for Jazz Quartet, Tamara Cashour's Queens Suite, for violin, viola, cello, and harp, Hubert Howe's Inharmonic Fantasy, for electronics, and Madelyn Byrne's First Flight, Early Spring, for flute and electronics in its New York premiere.

The performers will include Ellen Weller, flute; David Sherr, clarinet and saxophone; Karon Rostron, violin; Gregor Kitzis, viola; Peter Prosser, cello; Jennifer Vincent, double bass; Roger Blanc, guitar; Cesare Papetti, vibraphone; Alix Raspé, harp; Rina Okubo and Jonathan Singer, marimba; Steve Sandberg, Derin Öge, Nina Siniakova, and Dary John Mizelle, piano; David Picton, bongos; and Roger Blanc, conductor.

Tickets are $20, with free admission for students. For tickets and for more information, visit For public transit information, visit All NYCC concerts are ADA-accessible.

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space | 95th Street and Broadway
In Manhattan

Robert Schumann
“The Pilgrimage of the Rose”
Saturday, June 6th, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew

Robert Schumann's "The Pilgrimage of The Rose" is a Fabulous Flight of Fantasy Featuring Flowers, Fauna and Fairies! Eugene Sirotkine conducts the Hudson Valley Singers, New York Metamorphoses Orchestra and soloists Margaret Dudley, Marc Schreiner, MaryAnn McCormick, Peter Volpe, Rebecca Ringle and Robert Garner.

Tickets are $25 in Advance, $25 for seniors and students and $30 at the door
Call 914-674-2865 or purchase online at

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew | 263 West 86th Street |and West End Avenue


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

All Angels’ Church | 251 West 80th Street


Giacomo Puccini’s
Tosca presented by Chelsea Opera
Thur, June 4 at 7PM
Sat, June 6 at 4PM
St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea

Chelsea Opera presents a concert staging of one of Puccini’s most beloved operas, Tosca. Premiered in Rome in 1900 and in NYC a year later, it is one of the most produced operas in the world. With no set for this production, the focus turns to the music and the drama. The opera is sung in Italian.

Regina Grimaldi as Floria Tosca
Edgar Jaramillo as Mario Cavaradossi
Thomas Woodman as Baron Scarpia

Luis Alvarado, Benjamin Barham Wiese, Jared Guest, Brace Negron, Erich Schuett, James Shaffran, and Hugo Vera

with the Chelsea Opera Children’s Ensemble and the Chelsea Opera Ensemble

accompanied by the Chelsea Opera Chamber Ensemble
Samuel McCoy, music director/principal conductor
Lynne Hayden-Findlay, stage director/costume design
Leonarda Priore, set decoration and properties design

$35 preferred, $30 general admission and $20 students/seniors in advance ($45, $40 and $25 at the door)
children 14 and under - free
tickets: 866-811-4111

St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea | 346 West 20th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)


Wild Sound: Glenn Kotche and Third Coast Percussion
Friday May 29th 7PM –
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

Percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche (of Wilco) and Chicago-based ensemble Third Coast Percussion are creating a unique program for Met Museum Presents, which centers on one of the most extraordinary objects in the Met and Musical Instruments department's collection, an 1880 Rock Harmonicon, also known as a stone dulcimer or a geological piano.

In addition, these inspired musicians will perform some of the most vital percussion-based classical music of the twentieth century including Steve Reich's Music for Pieces of Wood and Nagoya Marimbas.

Tickets: $35. For more information or advance purchase visit or call 212-570-3949.

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

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