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Early Music Foundation presents:
EARLY MUSIC NEW YORK
FREDERICK RENZ - DIRECTOR
42nd SEASON - 2016-2017
Through May 6, 2017

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Parthenia Viol Consort Announces 2016-2017 Concert Season
Through May 7, 2017


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The Canticum Novum Singers Announces 2016-2017 Season Performances
Through June 3, 2017

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Master Voices 2016-17 SEASON
Through April 29, 2017

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The Ceclia Chorus 2016-2017 Season
Through May 6, 2017








An Evening Among Friends
Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Carnegie Hall

The NYYS Chamber Music program celebrates its 35th Anniversary with an evening of exquisite chamber music performing works from the great masterpieces to modern compositions. The program will also feature the Carnegie Hall premiere of Sunburst by First Music competition winner Charles Peck.

Tickets $22.5. https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/5/2/0730/PM/New-York-Youth-Symphony-Chamber-Music-Program/

Carnegie Hall | 57th Street and Seventh Ave, New York, New York 10019

 




Babes in Toyland

With Music by Victor Herbert and Libretto by Glen MacDonough
Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald
with MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's
Ted Sperling, Conductor
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7pm
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall


MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, and Christopher Fitzgerald, with Orchestra of St. Luke's.

Babes in Toyland tickets ($20-$150) are available at Carnegie Hall (carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 | Box Office at 57th and Seventh).MasterVoices Members are entitled to ticket discounts. For tickets and more information, visit mastervoices.org.

Carnegie Hall | 57th and Seventh



Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Presents ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner
Chaka Khan
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30pm
Brooklyn Center for the PErforming Arts at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2016-17 season with internationally-acclaimed music icon Chaka Khan on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30pm in a Gala fundraising concert. A ten-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist, she is perhaps best known for her timeless hits "I'm Every Woman," "Feel For You," and "Ain't Nobody."

Tickets are $45-$85, with a Gala ticket package available for $250 (which includes prime orchestra seating and a post-concert reception). Tickets can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm).

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3331



The Cecilia Chorus of New York presents the World Premiere of A
Garden Among the Flames
A commissioned work by Syrian composer Zaid Jabri and
Brahms’s Requiem
Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 PM
Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director, will present the World Premiere of A Garden Among the Flames, a commissioned work by Syrian composer Zaid Jabri on a Sufi text poem by Ibn Arabi, with additional text by Yvette Christiansë, on Saturday, May 6 @ 8:00 PM at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th St. and 7th Ave. The concert will be performed by soloists, chorus, children’s chorus and full orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Shapiro. Guest artists will be Chelsea Shephard, soprano, Sidney Outlaw, baritone and the Every Voice Children’s Choir, Nicole Becker, Director.

Tickets for the May 6 concert range from $25 - $85 and can be purchased online at http://ceciliachorusny.org/tickets/. For more information about this concert, visit http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/ or call 646-638-2535.

Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage | 57th St. and 7th Ave.


 

Composers Concordance
- Memes, Mimes, & Moms -
Friday, May 12th at 7pm
7pm: pre-concert drinks & art preview
8pm: concert & art auction
Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre


On Friday, May 12th in the historic Players Theatre, Composers Concordance presents the program 'Memes, Mimes, & Moms,' featuring both a special art auction and multimedia concert. At 7pm, guests will preview contemporary art works to be auctioned that evening, with renowned artist Mark Kostabi as auctioneer. The proceeds will go towards Composers Concordance's ongoing concert productions and recordings. Bidders can also participate via Facebook, where the auction will be live-streamed. At 8pm, the multimedia concert program honoring Mother's Day will begin, including compositions by Melissa Grey, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, Mark Belodubrovsky, Douglas DaSilva, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mark Kostabi, and Richard Rodgers.
With performances by Zentripetal Duo: Lynn Bechtold - violin & Jennifer DeVore - cello; The Bowers-Fader Duo: Jessica Bowers - mezzo-soprano & Oren Fader - guitar; Denise Stillwell - violin, Elena Shalenkova - violin, Michiyo Suzuki - clarinet, Mark Kostabi - piano, Michael Sgouros - percussion, Dan Moldovan - mime, and the ALChorus.


Tickets: $30, $15 - students & seniors
Composers Concordance
(646) 522-9442
info@composersconcordance.com
http://www.composersconcordance.com


The Players Theatre | 115 Macdougal Street
South of Washington Square Park, in Manhattan.
By Subway: A/C/E/B/D/F/M to West 4th Street/Washington Square Station



Hunter College Opera Theater
Presents the World Theatre Premiere of
Fireworks
an American opera buffa
May 11-12, 2017
The Kaye Playhouse

Ardea Arts is pleased to announce that Hunter Opera Theater (HOT) will present the New York Theater Premiere of Fireworks, an American opera buffa by composer Kitty Brazelton and writer-librettist Billy Aronson, commissioned and developed by Family Opera Initiative. Performances will take place at The Kaye Playhouse, E. 68th Street, Hunter College, NYC, Thursday and Friday, May 11-12, 2017 at 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.ardeaarts.com/fireworks. For tickets please visit: https://kayeplayhouse.primetix.com/Tickets/?perfid=1518

A one-act opera, Fireworks is a comedy and social commentary seen through the eyes of an intergalactic de Toqueville (IT) who travels to Earth to investigate why colored lights erupt every year at the same time and from the same place on a planet orbiting a star in the heavens. Landing, the alien encounters a host of quintessential American characters including a geeky high school boy, a rebellious teenage girl, an actor trying to make a name for himself, a harried single mother, and an immigrant park groundskeeper, all getting ready for a Fourth of July celebration. The Alien has explored zillions of galaxies, but she's never seen anything as brash, daring or infectious as this idea of democracy.

The Kaye Playhouse | E. 68th Street, Hunter College, NYC


Israeli Chamber Project: Harp+
Tuesday May 9th. 7:30pm
Merkin Concert Hall

“Budding superstar” (The New York Times) harpist Sivan Magen shows off his instrument’s chameleon-like abilities in a program showcasing the harp in solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet and sextet ensembles. Mr. Magen is one of the world’s leading harpists and a permanent member of the Israeli Chamber Project.

Tickets $30. For information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/israeli-chamber-project-harp/

Merkin Concert Hall | 129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10036


Lisa Jason: Another Hundred People
Featuring Broadway Guest Stars from Bronx Tale, Les Mis, Lion King & South Pacific
Musical Director, Luke Williams
Monday, May 1st @ 9:30pm (doors open 8:45pm)
Feinstein's 54 Below


Another Hundred People is Lisa Jason’s loving, humorous and personal tribute to the joys and struggles of being an artist in New York. Like so many young people with a head full of dreams, Jason first moved to New York at the age of seventeen to be a ballet dancer/rock star. Marriage and parenthood took her away from the city she so loved. With her youngest child off to college and alone again, Jason moved back to New York to chase her dreams

Another Hundred People is set against a backdrop of classic Broadway show tunes and great rock ballads, Jason shares a story full of hope, humor and wisdom.

The evening features guest performances from Broadway stars Lucia Gianetta (A Bronx Tale), Erika Henningsen (Les Mis),
Melissa Mitchell (Le Mis) Joshua Morgan (Les Mis) . Jelani Remi (The Lion King). and Laurissa Romain (South Pacific).


Tickets $25-$35, plus $25 Food & Beverage Min.
Tickets & Info: 646-476-3551
www.54below.com
Trains: N,R,Q to 57th St
B,D,E to 7th Ave, or C,E,1 to 50th St.
www.lisajason.com

Feinstein's 54 Below | 254 W. 54th Street, bet 8th Ave & Broadway



New Opera NYC
presents a new production of
Golden Cockerel
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.
May 18-21, 2017
Loreto Theater, Sheen Center for Thought & Culture

New Opera NYC presents a new production of Golden Cockerel by N. Rimsky-Korsakov from May 18-21, 2017 at the Loreto Theater, Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, NYC. Performances: Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

The fifteenth and last opera written by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Golden Cockerel is based on a faux fairytale by a great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and set to a libretto by Vladimir Belsky. The piece is a cornerstone of the Russian opera heritage; it has enjoyed international success ever since it premiered in 1909, but it has not been seen in NYC in decades. This is the first-ever production in New York City to be performed in the original Russian.

Tickets are $25-89 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/968614?_ga=1.66758126.1701897094.1490622185.


Loreto Theater, Sheen Center for Thought & Culture | 18 Bleecker Street


Pastels of Ballads and Blues
Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines joins director Andy Clausen the NYYS Jazz band in a program that traces his New Orleans roots through his present work. The performance will also feature the world premiere of "Sibbian" by First Music winner Remy Le Boeuf.
Victor Goines, saxophone & clarinet
Andy Clausen, director


Tickets: $25
*Tickets will be available soon at jazz.org, Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office window or call (212) 721-6500.

Jazz at Lincoln Center | 60th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10019



Taylor Mac and Friends
2017 Booth Award Ceremony
Friday, April 28, 7pm
Proshansky Auditorium
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Join us for an evening celebrating the groundbreaking work of Taylor Mac, whose marathon show, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music was a major event of 2016 (“One of the greatest experiences of my life” — Wesley Morris, New York Times), and recently garnered the 2017 The Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.

Mac receives the 2017 Edwin Booth Award, given annually by the CUNY Graduate Center's Doctoral Theatre Students’ Association to honor outstanding contributions to the NYC theatre community. Hosted by emcee Salty Brine, the event features scheduled guests Tigger!, Heather Christian, Matt Ray, Machine Dazzle, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Morgan Jenness, Niegel Smith, Paul Zimet & Ellen Maddow, and more! Speakers include Frank Hentschker, executive director of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, and Sean Edgecomb.

Presented with the GC CUNY Doctoral Theatre Students' Association and GC Public Programs.

Event is FREE, but reservations are required. www.theSegalCenter.org Info: 212-817-1860

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center | The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.
For more about the Segal, please visit our web site www.theSegalCenter.org
Subway: Herald Square, lines B/D/F/M/N/Q/R



Tim Realbuto: "Because I Can"
Musical Director Julianne B. Merrill
Featuring Surprise Broadway Guest Stars
Friday, May 5 @ 7PM
The Metropolitan Room

Tim Realbuto, the popular singer and actor, who previously sold out engagements at the Metropolitan Room and other venues across the city, will return to the Metropolitan Room.

According to press notes: “2016 Thespis Award Nominee Tim Realbuto, who previously sold out his prior engagement at the Metropolitan Room, will return on May 5th with an all-new show entitled TIM REALBUTO: BECAUSE I CAN.

Mr. Realbuto is most known for his starring performances in the award nominated play 'The Weak Ones'; as well as the critically acclaimed (and extended) Off-Broadway hit 'YES' at The Manhattan Repertory Theatre. He is the co-writer of the Broadway aimed musical 'Ghostlight' (along with Matthew Martin), and is well known for touring his one man show 'Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind' for well over a year.

Tickets start at $24, with $25 food/drink min.
*Portion of the Proceeds will go to BCEFA*
Avail at Door or in advance http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=252059&cart.
212-206-0440
www.metropolitanroom.com
www.timrealbutoofficial.com

The Metropolitan Room | 34 W. 22nd Street bet 5th & 6th Avenues
Trains: 1,2,N,Q,R,F,M,PATH to 23rd Street Station
Trains: 1,2,N,Q,R,F,M,PATH to 23rd Street Station


 

Vivaldi: Red Priest
Thursday, April 27th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
The Met, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

When contemporaries nicknamed Antonio Vivaldi the Red Priest in the early 18th century, they had no idea the moniker would come in so handy 400 years later. This go-for-Baroque bunch has clearly earned the right to use the name, thanks to wildly original yet historically informed performances of Vivaldi and his peers, in concerts and recordings that have enthralled audiences and captivated critics all over the world. Think you've heard The Four Seasons enough for a lifetime? Think again!

Tickets: $50. For more information or advance purchase visit http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets or call 212-570-3750.

The Met |1000 Fifth Avenue
(and 82nd St)




 

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