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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


 

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


 

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


The Sichuan Opera Theater of Chengdu, China
Saturday October 25 at 7:30 PM
Gerald Lynch Theater of John Jay College


The Sichuan Opera Theater of Chengdu, China makes its New York debut in "Raging Waves in the Sea of Desire," an original opera inspired by Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms." Performed in Chinese, and in traditional Chinese opera style, the opera will be enacted by an ensemble of 11 singers accompanied by a 15-piece traditional Chinese orchestra. Composer is Wang Wenxun, and playwright Xu Fen has adapted the story, making several changes to turn the western drama into a traditional Chinese operatic story. The Company will make its U.S. debut at the Kennedy Center just prior to its New York appearance.

Admission is by donation; $30 suggested
Reservations at 678.999.8324


Gerald Lynch Theater, John Jay College | 324 West 59th Street
Just west of 10th Avenue


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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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