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Classical Music in New York City This Week - June 23-June 30

June 23, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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From the New York Philharmonic to churches and smaller concert halls, you'll find the best of New York's classical music in City Guide's calendar. When it comes to acoustics, famous destinations like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center are world-class attractions and we've got every upcoming performance listed in our system.

Winners of International Young Gifted Musicians Festival 'The Passion Of Music 2019' - Weill Recital Hall
June 23, 2019 - New York

Student and Senior Discount Tickets Available at the Box Office Performers Winners Concert

The US Guitar Orchestra with William Kanengiser The New York City Guitar Orchestra - Zankel Hall
June 23, 2019 - New York

This year marks the celebration of the 100th birthday of classical guitar pedagogue Aaron Shearer. The Aaron Shearer Foundation is presenting the Carnegie Hall debut of the US Guitar Orchestra directed by Dr. Kami Rowan with special guest William Kanengiser and an appearance by the New York City Guitar Orchestra. The program will include three World and one New York Premieres of new works by Sergio Assad, Kevin Callahan, Brian Head, and Bryan Johanson.

Stride Piano Session - Fat Cat
June 23, 2019 - New York

Stride Piano Session

Ehud Asherie Trio - Fat Cat
June 23, 2019 - New York

Ehud Asherie Trio

Bluegrass Brunch: The Wool Hats String Band - Daryl's House Club
June 23, 2019 - Pawling

CT quintet that fuses bluegrass, new grass, classic country, blues and other acoustic influences.

Marcos Valera Band - Fat Cat
June 23, 2019 - New York

Marcos Valera Band

Sona Jobarteh - Symphony Space
June 23, 2019 - New York

Sona is the first female kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious west African Griot family. She is a modern pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been historically and exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries. Until now. A composer, producer, educator and multi-instrumentalist, Sona has an effortless ability to blend musical styles and uses her innovative stance to talk about cultural identity, gender, love, and respect whilst still adhering to and rooting herself firmly in her traditional cultural heritage. Sona represents her tradition in a way that is easily accessible to her audiences from around the world, who are drawn in by her captivating voice, strong rhythms, and addictive melodies.

Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
June 23, 2019 - New York

DCINY presents guest conductors María Guinand and Saul Zaks in a performance of new works from South America. Alberto Grau's El San Pedro and Opereta Ecológica as well as the world premiere of Martin Palmeri's Gran Misa will be performed by the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International. An encore performance of Palmeri's Misa Buenos Aires (Misatango) is also on the program.

Manuel Barrueco, Ricardo Cobo, and David Tanenbaum, Classical Guitarists - Carnegie Hall
June 23, 2019 - Manhattan

Aaron Shearer is recognized as the father of classical guitar pedagogy in the United States and 2019 marks the celebration of his 100th birthday. As part of his centennial celebration, The Aaron Shearer Foundation is presenting The Shearer Virtuosos, three of Shearer's students who have gone on to careers as virtuoso classical guitar performers—Manuel Barrueco, Ricardo Cobo, and David Tanenbaum.

Stonewall - Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall
Through June 23, 2019 - Upper West Side

*World Premiere* presented by New York City Opera. Music by Iain Bell Libretto by Mark Campbell Director: Leonard Foglia Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the event, Stonewall is a moving and explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ community's uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969. The 85-minute work is divided into three parts and follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collide at that pivotal moment in history when the police push them too far and they find the courage to fight back.

My Undying Love: An Amusement - University Settlement
Through June 23, 2019 - NY

The American Chamber Opera presents the one-hour comic opera "My Undying Love: An Amusement," by composer/librettist Melissa Shiflett. A delight for adults and children, the opera features a 6-member ensemble of singers, whose credits include New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Los Angeles Opera, accompanied on piano, clarinet, and cello.

Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Bass-Baritone Jason Paul Peterson, Piano - Weill Recital Hall
June 24, 2019 - New York

Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Bass-Baritone Jason Paul Peterson, Piano Student and Senior Discount Tickets Available at the Box Office.Performers Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Bass-Baritone Jason Paul Peterson, Piano

JACK Moves Benefit Concert hosted by Dave Malloy Hosted by by Dave Malloy - (Le) Poisson Rouge
June 24, 2019 - New York

Come celebrate “JACK Moves” at this benefit concert for the Obie Award-winning Brooklyn performance venue, JACK. Hosted by Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 and Octet composer Dave Malloy, “JACK Moves” is a vibrant evening of life-affirming music, featuring an adventurous group of performers from the Broadway, Downtown, and Brooklyn music and theater scenes, all to help JACK move to its new, larger space in the same neighborhood. Performers include Brent Arnold, Gelsey Bell, Catherine Brookman, Shasta Geaux Pop, Kuhoo Verma Justin Hicks, Erin Markey, Alice Teyssier, Jillian Walker, with more to be announced. Preferred Table Seating (Front row of tables + goodie bag): $100 General Admission Table Seating: $65 Standing Room: $25

Jason Robert Brown W/ Special Guest Stephen Sondheim Feat. Katrina Lenk - The Town Hall
June 24, 2019 - New York

SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown commemorate the 50th performance in their Artist-in-Residence series with a momentous evening of songs and stories with Jason Robert Brown and Stephen Sondheim. Tony Award-winner Katrina Lenk joins these two theatrical legends for an unforgettable evening of their songs performed in brand new arrangements with an orchestra of New York's finest musicians. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Brady, the national organization uniting gun owners and non-gun owners alike in the comprehensive solutions that will end the gun violence epidemic. (www.bradyunited.org).

Organ Performance - Club Free Time
June 24, 2019 - New York

Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral's unparalleled Great Organ.

A Historical Drama - Club Free Time
June 24, 2019 - New York

A Historical Drama

Camila Celin - Fat Cat
June 24, 2019 - New York

Camila Celin

Alexi David's Three or Four Shades of Mingus - Fat Cat
June 24, 2019 - New York

Alexi David's Three or Four Shades of Mingus

Hills Academy Student Recital - Weill Recital Hall
June 25, 2019 - New York

Hills Academy Student Recital Please check back later for ticketing information.Performers Student Recital

An Evening with Ymusic Featuring Amos Lee - The Bell House
June 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over yMusic, "six contemporary classical polymaths who playfully overstep the boundaries of musical genres," (The New Yorker) performs in concert halls, arenas and clubs around the world. Founded in New York City in 2008, yMusic believes in presenting excellent, emotionally communicative music, regardless of style or idiom. "One of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music," (Fred Child, NPR's Performance Today) their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators—from Paul Simon to Bill T. Jones to Ben Folds—and inspired original works by some of today's foremost composers, including Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli and Andrew Norman.

Davis Mallory, Luma, Notelle, Charlie Brennan - The Bowery Electric
June 25, 2019 - New York

Davis Mallory Luma Notelle Charlie Brennan

2019 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition Winners' Showcase Concert - Merkin Hall
June 25, 2019 - New York

62 astonishingly talented young pianists from eight countries will compete in the 2019 Kaufman Music Center International Youth Piano Competition at Merkin Hall beginning on June 18. Selected from 208 applications, this year's contestants hail from 8 countries: Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam and the U.S. Watch the winners perform on June 25! Admission is FREE.

Yuniel Jiménez (El Guajiro) - The Django
June 25, 2019 - New York

Yuniel Jiménez (El Guajiro)

Itai Kriss and Gato Gordo - Fat Cat
June 25, 2019 - New York

Itai Kriss and Gato Gordo

The Zebtet - Fat Cat
June 25, 2019 - New York

The Zebtet

Lyle Lovett - Pier 94
June 26, 2019 - New York

Lyle Lovett

John Kluge, Tenor - Weill Recital Hall
June 26, 2019 - New York

Performers John Kluge, Tenor Pam Goldberg, Piano

The Kennedy Administration - Groove
June 26, 2019 - New York

21 & over Two item minimum A dynamic presence on every bandstand she graces, singer Ms Kennedy brings a captivating soulfulness to the proceedings on Kennedy Administration's self-titled debut. With credits ranging from Stevie Wonder, Gregory Porter and Andra Day to Lauryn Hill and a roster of acclaimed "musician's musicians" in between, Kennedy Administration's instrumental trio has seen, heard and played a lot of great music over the past few years. The band has been refining their sound and irresistible stage presence for three years at their Groove residency in NYC. With this quartet's singular namesake at the microphone, Kennedy, you'll experience right away how hard it is not to be captured by her joy and energy. Forging a sound and identity for itself, Kennedy Administration is creating sensory, soulful modern music with elements of jazz, R&B, hip-hop and pop judiciously applied. You will move to the rhythms of the drummer Nat Townsley and bassist Chelton Grey. You'll feel every vibe Ondre J plays when the funk, jazz and R&B sounds leave the keys and bop your head to Vin Landolfi's guitar solos. Kennedy's joy and passion are contagious. This particular Kennedy Administr... (read more)

Devotchka - Brooklyn Bowl
June 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

A cross-pollination of numerous influences, including cabaret, spaghetti Westerns, norteño, punk, and the immigrant dance music of Eastern Europe, Colorado-based quartet DeVotchKa, formed in Denver by multi-instrumentalists Nick Urata (vocals, guitar, trumpet), Tom Hagerman (violin, accordion), Jeanie Schroder (sousaphone, bass) and percussionist Shawn King, emerged as unlikely indie heroes in the mid-2000s infusing modern indie music with a global flavor. They found widespread success in 2006 with their Grammy-nominated soundtrack to the hit indie film Little Miss Sunshine. Signing with revered indie, Anti-, the band delivered A Mad and Faithful Telling in early 2008, reaching the number nine slot on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. A lengthy world tour followed, including stops at major festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Bumbershoot. After doing more soundtrack work, this time for the 2009 comedy I Love You Phillip Morris, the group returned to the studio for 2011's moody and triumphant 100 Lovers. Embarking on another world tour, they collaborated with the Colorado Symphony on the 2012 concert album Live with the Colorado Symphony. Over the next several years, Urata be... (read more)

Rick Germanson Trio - The Django
June 26, 2019 - New York

Rick Germanson Trio

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1 - Fat Cat
June 26, 2019 - New York

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1

Avi Rothbard Quartet - Fat Cat
June 27, 2019 - New York

Avi Rothbard Quartet

New York Lyric Opera Theatre - Weill Recital Hall
June 27, 2019 - New York

Performers New York Lyric Opera Theatre

Kodie Shane - Sunnyvale
June 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

All Ages Kodie Shane

Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall50 - Carnegie Hall
June 27, 2019 - New York

The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (NYCGMC) commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, presenting Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall50, a new choral suite written by a diverse group of LGBTQ composers, including Tony nominated singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway, director of Broadway Inspirational Voices Michael McElroy, writer and producer on Golden Globe ®-nominated TV series Pose Our Lady J, musical theater composers Julian Hornik and Mike Shaieb, and Artistic Director of One Voice Chorus Jane Ramseyer Miller. The performance will directly coincide with when the Stonewall riots began, fifty years prior. Quiet No More is co-commissioned by the NYCGMC and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, and coincides with the first ever World Pride in New York City, in addition to the 40th anniversary of the NYCGMC.

Opera On Tap - Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
June 27, 2019 - New York

Opera on Tap brings its signature casual approach to opera performance to BPC with an immersive concert for all ages. Get ready to be blown away by up-and-coming singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited by formal halls or opera houses.

Teatro Nuovo presents Donizetti: Symphony in E Minor & Rossini: Stabat Mater - Church of the Heavenly Rest
June 27, 2019 - New York

ABOUT DONIZETTI’S SYMPHONY IN E MINOR Gaetano Donizetti reached the height of his ambition when he was appointed Kapellmeister to the imperial court of Vienna in 1842. He was ready to meet the German-speaking world on its own terms: his only teacher was a Bavarian (Johann Simon Mayr, whose Medea in Corinto was revived last year by Teatro Nuovo), and he had been composing string quartets all his life. He picked the last of these to expand into a full-scale Romantic symphony for the Viennese public. If he had finished, it would be the only example of such a thing by a leading Italian composer - but fate intervened. Linda di Chamounix needed an overture in a hurry, so Donizetti borrowed the symphony’s first movement, and though he had already orchestrated the second and third, he never returned to complete the finale before his fatal illness struck just a few years later. For Teatro Nuovo, Gabriele Dotto (editorial director for the Complete Works of Puccini and co-director of the corresponding Donizetti series) is preparing a critical edition of the first three movements, while Crutchfield is orchestrating the final movement of the original Quartet. Dotto will be on hand ... (read more)

Julia Adolphe & Stephanie Fleischmann's 'a Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears' - National Sawdust
June 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

A comic opera-in-progress for all ages

Broadway Sessions - Laurie Beechman Theatre
June 27, 2019 - New York

Two Thursdays a month, as the curtains fall on Broadway, Host BEN D (from Broadway's Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and his crew of amazingly talented folks welcome a new Broadway cast to perform in this fun and zany musical theater variety show. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY.

Broadway Sessions - Laurie Beechman Theatre
June 27, 2019 - New York

Two Thursdays a month, as the curtains fall on Broadway, Host BEN D (from Broadway's Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and his crew of amazingly talented folks welcome a new Broadway cast to perform in this fun and zany musical theater variety show. Get up close and personal with Broadway's brightest as the stars bare their souls, interact with the crowd and celebrate all things BROADWAY.

Tad Shull Quartet - The Django
June 27, 2019 - New York

Tad Shull Quartet

Mark Whitfield - The Django
June 27, 2019 - New York

Mark Whitfield

Tuomo Uusitalo Band - Fat Cat
June 28, 2019 - New York

Tuomo Uusitalo Band

Classically Exposed: Clare Maloney and Nicole Zuraitis - The Cell Theatre
June 28, 2019 - New York

From Opera to Jazz to Pop" will feature Nicole Zuraitis—recently nominated for a Grammy—and Clare Maloney. Both Nicole and Clare began their musical pursuits as aspiring opera singers but segued from opera to jazz and pop. Their show will highlight their many talents, including the performance of well-known arias and their pop tune adaptations. Charles R. Hale Productions aims to capture the spirit of the past through, live music, dance, theatre pieces and imagery from the nineteenth century when immigrants were arriving by the thousands, through the twentieth century when New York was exploding with energy and beginning to shape our future.

Masterworks Series: Mozart, Roussel, Messiaen, Bach - Bargemusic
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K. 452 Roussel Divertissement for Piano and Winds Messiaen Le Merle Noir for Flute and Piano Bach Organ Works transcribed by Mordechai Rechtmann Dorian Wind Quintet and Olga Vinokur

Direct from Cuba: Jorge Luis Pacheco Group - DROM
June 28, 2019 - New York

Latin Dinner, Live performance & Roses for all ladies! Latin Dinner includes Rice & Beans, Roasted Chicken, and Sweet Plantains

An Evening with Fred Hersch: 50 Years After The Stonewall Riots - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 28, 2019 - Saratoga Springs

Presented at Caffe Lena A select member of jazz's piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music's course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. He has been proclaimed "the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade" by Vanity Fair, "an elegant force of musical invention" by The L.A. Times, and "a living legend" by The New Yorker.

Homenaje a Vicente Fernandez - Symphony Space
June 28, 2019 - New York

The NYC Mariachi Inc. ® presents "Homenaje A Un Idolo", Vicente Fernandez! Today, Vicente Fernandez along with his music and compositions are enjoyed across the world and by countless ethnicities. Please come and join us as we pay homage to "Vicente Fernandez and celebrate his rich mariachi music contribution! VISION: "Our vision is for the public, apprentices and professional musicians to develop, preserve and further promote this valuable musical tradition, Mariachi!" - NYCMC "Tradicion Del Suelo Mio"! - Alvaro Paulino Jr. For 7 years, the The New York City Mariachi Inc.® have brought the best of mariachi to NYC and June 2019 is no exception! Based out of Brooklyn, NY and founded in 1983, Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino takes pride as "The Northeast's Finest Mariachi from New York City" and serving as role models for the future generation of Mariachi musicians (men and women) in New York City and the rest of the Northeast. Mariachi Tapatio offers musical prowess with an ensemble comprised of remarkably talented musicians with an immense desire to promote the beauty and splendor of mariachi music. Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino has not only been captivating audiences ... (read more)

Ken Fowser Quintet - The Django
June 28, 2019 - New York

Ken Fowser Quintet

Lezlie Harrison - The Django
June 28, 2019 - New York

Lezlie Harrison

Noah Jackson and Full Circle - Fat Cat
June 29, 2019 - New York

Noah Jackson and Full Circle

Masterworks Series: Arensky, Dvorak - Bargemusic
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Arensky Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32 Dvorak "Dumky" Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 Mark Peskanov, violin; Eugene Osadchy, cello; Anastasia Markina, piano

A Medley of Classical Instrumental and Gospel Music at Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
June 29, 2019 - New York

A Medley of Classical Instrumental and Gospel Music features classical musicians, dancers, and singers in the New York City area. The proceeds from this performance will benefit Haitian Americans in Action Inc. (HAIA), Making the Impossible Possible (MIPO), and Beyond Borders—Ending Child Slavery in Haiti Program.

Elissa Cassini, Violin & Ashley Bathgate, Cello - National Sawdust
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

performing "New Beginnings" Celebrated violinist Elissa Cassini and powerhouse cellist Ashley Bathgate come together to present an evening of music composed by living female composers. Presented by the Duplexity Project, which assembles virtuosic duos for innovative recitals encouraging dialogue between artists and audiences, the evening will include the New York premiere of Helena Winkelman's Rondo with a Janus Head, as well as Ravel's masterful Sonata for Violin and Cello. Enjoy the fusion of these two performers as they unify their energetic forces to create a dynamic night of music.

Masterworks Series: Voice of Nature - Bargemusic
June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

"Voice of Nature" Music by Liszt, Debussy, Mahler, and Messiaen Jeffrey Swann, piano

Areni Choir: Komitas & His Heirs - Merkin Hall
June 30, 2019 - New York

A concert dedicated to Armenian composer Komitas' 150th anniversary featuring Areni Choir and Pegasus String Octet. ARTISTS Areni Choir Pegasus String Octet

Opera Saratoga - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 30, 2019 - Saratoga Springs

Ellen West - World Premiere Music by Ricky Ian Gordon Libretto & Poem by Frank Bidart Commissioned by Opera Saratoga and Beth Morrison Projects. Sung in English with English Supertitles Through the evocative poetry of Pulitzer Prize winner Frank Bidart and the beautiful music of Ricky Ian Gordon, explore the emotional, psychological and physical challenges of a woman struggling with perceptions of her body, her relationship with food, and the world closing in around her. Inspired by one of the earliest cases of existential analysis, Ellen West is a remarkable new opera that brings the audience into the lives of psychiatrist Ludwig Binswanger and his patient, "Ellen West." Throughout her life, Ellen filled journals and wrote poetry. Frank Bidart's poem, which serves as the primary source for the opera's libretto, juxtaposes the clinical observations of Binswanger with fictitious entries of Ellen's writing, which shine light on her deeply personal struggles. This tour-de-force chamber opera stars soprano Jennifer Zetlan in her Opera Saratoga debut as Ellen, alongside baritone Keith Phares as her doctor. The world premiere production is directed by Emma Griffin, also in her Op... (read more)


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