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Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend - October 18-October 20

Opera and Classical Music in New York City This Weekend
The Metropolitan Opera is world-class and world famous, and it's among the comprehensive weekend opera listings you can find on City Guide's calendar. In addition to the famous season of the Met Opera, we’ve also got all the great classical performances going on in the city, from string quartets to piano recitals to full orchestras. Get inspired for your next musical outing to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, or even one of the Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks.

Classically Exposed: Empire Wild - The Cell Theatre
October 18, 2019 - New York

Empire Wild features cellists Mitch Lyon and Ken Kubota and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Ilaw. The three Juilliard graduates teamed up in 2018 up after discovering a shared interest in musical styles far afield from their classical training. Through original songwriting and imaginative covers they bring virtuosic technique to far reaching genres as well as a passion for musical exploration. You'll also get an inside look at how young classically trained musicians like these are changing the way we experience music in the modern digital age. Their debut EP 'Paper Seasons' comes out this spring!

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera House
October 18, 2019 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Analog Soul and Egyptian Lover - Nowadays
October 18, 2019 - Ridgewood

Nowadays residents Analog Soul (Jacky Sommer and Dat Kat) never fail to bring the groove, and for this jam they're teaming up with an electro icon. Egyptian Lover has been slaying dance floors since the early '80s. Turn up to hear a true technician at work.

One Night Only: Jeremy Jordan - Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
October 18, 2019 - New York

Stage, film, and television star Jeremy Jordan returns to Carnegie Hall to premiere a brand-new program,bringing his own blend of classic and contemporary styles as he showcases some of his favorite songs from Broadway and beyond.

Spirit of Ireland Gala - Cipriani 42nd Street
October 18, 2019 - New York

Please join us for the 20th Annual Spirit of Ireland Gala.

Here and Now Series: Fugues in Flight - Bargemusic
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Marc Peloquin, piano

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera House
October 18, 2019 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Classically Exposed: Empire Wild - The Cell Theater
October 18, 2019 - New York

"CLASSICALLY EXPOSED: FROM CARNEGIE HALL TO THE CELL" Empire Wild features cellists Mitch Lyon and Ken Kubota and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Ilaw. The three Juilliard graduates teamed up in 2018 up after discovering a shared interest in musical styles far afield from their classical training. Through original songwriting and imaginative covers they bring virtuosic technique to far reaching genres as well as a passion for musical exploration. You'll also get an inside look at how young classically trained musicians like these are changing the way we experience music in the modern digital age. Their debut EP 'Paper Seasons' comes out this spring!

Misha Amory, Viola | Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series - Paul Hall at The Juilliard School
October 18, 2019 - New York

Violist Misha Amory performs in the Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series.

Pianist Dave Kikoski - Mezzrow Jazz Club
October 18, 2019 - New York

Join pianist Dave Kikoski for our after-hours set.

Girls Will Be Girls: A Night With the Future of Broadway - Feinstein's/54 Below
October 18, 2019 - New York

Oceanborn, a musical written by two fearless teenage girls, took to Feinstein's/54 Below's stage last July to bring the tale of fearless female leaders and their unlikely friendship to New York. This October Apples and Oranges, Deborah Barrera w/ FireMused Productions, and Randi Zuckerberg bring to Feinstein's/54 Below some of today's most powerful female writers and performers in a rousing celebration of the power of the feminine on stage. On the roster will be stories by, for, and about women, whether they are the mythic leaders of ages past or today's teenage girls. Featuring songs from Oceanborn, Fly, Akira & the Merpeople, Higher Education, and Wayward Sisters, Girls Will Be Girls is your chance to see the up and coming female powerhouses of this generation, and witness firsthand the evolution of Broadway storytelling.

Peter Bence - The Town Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

Peter Bence is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist, recording artist, composer, and producer who holds the Guinness World Record for being the "Fastest Piano Player". He has taken the Internet by storm with his piano arrangements of Michael Jackson, Queen, and Sia collecting over 500 million video hits and a huge following on YouTube and Facebook over the past 2 years. He has achieved sensational success with his edgy, percussive and expressive playing style that has broken down boundaries between classical and popular music. He takes the piano to a whole new level, which inspires both younger and older generations of musicians and music lovers from everywhere around the world. His live performances are attracting thousands around the world. In the recent two years, he has toured in more than 40 countries on 4 continents and opened 2017's BBC Proms In The Park in Hyde Park, London for 50,000 people.

Peter Bence - The Town Hall
October 18, 2019 - New York

Peter Bence is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist, recording artist, composer, and producer who holds the Guinness World Record for being the "Fastest Piano Player". He has taken the Internet by storm with his piano arrangements of Michael Jackson, Queen, and Sia collecting over 500 million video hits and a huge following on YouTube and Facebook over the past 2 years. He has achieved sensational success with his edgy, percussive and expressive playing style that has broken down boundaries between classical and popular music. He takes the piano to a whole new level, which inspires both younger and older generations of musicians and music lovers from everywhere around the world.

Grand Organ Series II: Christophe Mantoux - Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
October 19, 2019 - New York

In the second of five Grand Organ recitals of the season, Concerts at Saint Thomas welcomes Christophe Mantoux, a past winner of the prestigious Grand Prix d’Interprétation at the Chartres International Organ Competition. Currently Organiste Titulaire at the Church of Saint-Séverin in Paris, Mantoux brings a Belle Époque program exploring the Parisian colors of the Miller-Scott Organ.

Vox Luminis - Miller Theatre
October 19, 2019 - New York

The first piece Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis ever sang together was Stabat Mater, Scarlatti's masterpiece about the Virgin Mary that pays homage to the great tradition of polyphony. This signature work anchors a collection of powerfully moving compositions depicting the suffering of the Mother of God at the foot of the cross, fittingly performed in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Performers Vox Luminis Repertoire Domenico Scarlatti Stabat Mater for ten voices Alessandro Della Ciaia Lamentatio Virginis in despositione Filii de cruce Claudio Monteverdi Lamento della ninfa Claudio Monteverdi Adoramus te Christe Anonymous Lamentation de la Vierge au Croix Antonio Lotti Crucifixus a 8

Bargemix Series: Radiotango Release Concert - Bargemusic
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Pablo Ziegler, piano, composition, arrangements; Hector Del Curto, bandoneon; Jisoo Ok cello; Pedro Giraudo, bass

Pianist Jon Davis - Mezzrow Jazz Club
October 19, 2019 - New York

Join pianist Jon Davis for our after-hours set.

Riverside Opera Company Presents: Superstars! - St. Teresa's Church
October 19, 2019 - Staten Island

PROGRAM Overture to the Barber of Seville by Rossini Una furtiva lagima by G. Donizetti ….Hyunho Mein Herr Marquis by J. Strauss…..Gina Voi lo sapette from Cavalleria Rusticana by P. Mascagni…Chantelle Largo factotum from The Barber of Seville by G. Rossini…Joseph Intermission Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana by P. Mascagni Dein ist mein ganzes Hertz by F. Lehar ….Hyunho Some Enchanted Evening by Rogers/Hammerstein Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Arlen/Harburg….Gina Crazy by Willie Nelson ….Chantlle Brindisi from La Traviata by Verdi ….All FEATURING Gina Hanzlik, soprano Chantelle Grant, mezzo soprano Hyunho Cho, tenor Joseph Gansert, baritone

Heinavanker - The Met Cloisters
October 19, 2019 - New York

"Listening to the six-member vocal ensemble Heinavanker, 'angelic' is not an overstatement....you are awed that only six voices can create so much musical power." —The Pulse This stunning Estonian a cappella ensemble performs timeless compositions ranging from runic songs and folk hymns to the contemporary classics of Arvo Pärt. Presented in the intimate and magical Fuentidueña Chapel, these unusual voices create a sonic environment that is both ethereal and deeply human.

Heinavanker - The Met Cloisters
October 19, 2019 - New York

"Listening to the six-member vocal ensemble Heinavanker, 'angelic' is not an overstatement....you are awed that only six voices can create so much musical power." —The Pulse This stunning Estonian a cappella ensemble performs timeless compositions ranging from runic songs and folk hymns to the contemporary classics of Arvo Pärt. Presented in the intimate and magical Fuentidueña Chapel, these unusual voices create a sonic environment that is both ethereal and deeply human.

Sunday Gospel Brunch Harlem Gospel Choir All You Can Eat Buffet - Sony Hall
October 20, 2019 - New York

All Ages • Packages and tickets are non-refundable All Brunch prices do not reflect applicable gratuity or additional beverages. Each guest will be presented with a bill for the optional 18% gratuity. The Choir brings their experience of Harlem and the Black Church to Times Square in a foot stomping, hand clapping show for fans from around the world. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Max Richter - PlayStation Theater
October 20, 2019 - New York

U.S. Tour 2019 MAX RICHTER 2 PART PERFORMANCE OF Premiere of material from new album by Max Richter from SLEEP, concert performance version of Max Richter's 'Lullaby for a frenetic world', SLEEP.Performing with ACME: American Contemporary Music Ensemble & Grace Davidson

Masterworks Series: Kreisler, Chausson, Ravel, Saint Saens Ysaye - Bargemusic
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Daniel Kogan, violin; Nina Kogan, piano

Masterworks Series: Ysaye, Telemann, Paganini, Schnittke - Bargemusic
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Daniel Kogan, violin

Orfeo ed Euridice - Metropolitan Opera House
October 20, 2019 - New York

Mark Morris's spirited take on the ancient Orpheus myth stars mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Orfeo, the grieving lover on a quest through the underworld. Soprano Hei-Kyung Hong sings the plaintive Euridice. Mark Wigglesworth conducts Gluck's elegant score, a pinnacle of the Baroque repertoire.

"Bach to the Future”: Frank Mathis, Baritone & Jonathan Deperi, Piano - St. John's in the Village
Through October 21, 2019 - New York

SCHUBERT 3PM CONCERT $20 advance | $25 door $10 off for students Limited space — advance purchase recommended PROGRAM Schubert’s "Schwanengesang" & "Auf dem Strom" ABOUT FRANK MATHIS Frank Mathis, baritone was a soloist in the Roland Hayes Life of Christ song cycle performed at Carnegie Hall in 2016. He studied with Antonella Banaudi, among others. He has directed choruses and voice training in US and Germany. He has been a leading part of a program to expose public school children in NYC, Bronx, Harlem and Brooklyn to classical music and choral singing, and will direct the Foundation's summer music-science program. ABOUT JONATHAN DEPERI Jonathan DePeri, organ & piano, is the Honorary Assistant Organist at St. John’s in the Village and had studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music before transferring to Columbia University. In 2013, he formed the Gotham Arts Salon, which creates artistic and musical gatherings that blur the line between private and public. https://www.facebook.com/GothamArts/ “BACH TO THE FUTURE” CONCERT SERIES: A SUNDAY SERIES OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IN THE VILLAGE! Attend individual concerts for inspiration every Sunday afternoon -- or, subsc... (read more)

Manon - The Metropolitan Opera
Through October 26, 2019 - New York

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly's revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet's sensual score. A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Orfeo ed Euridice - The Metropolitan Opera
Through November 10, 2019 - New York

Mark Morris's spirited take on the ancient Orpheus myth stars mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Orfeo, the grieving lover on a quest through the underworld. Soprano Hei-Kyung Hong sings the plaintive Euridice. Mark Wigglesworth conducts Gluck's elegant score, a pinnacle of the Baroque repertoire.

Orfeo ed Euridice - The Metropolitan Opera
Through November 10, 2019 - New York

Mark Morris's spirited take on the ancient Orpheus myth stars mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Orfeo, the grieving lover on a quest through the underworld. Soprano Hei-Kyung Hong sings the plaintive Euridice. Mark Wigglesworth conducts Gluck's elegant score, a pinnacle of the Baroque repertoire.

Porgy and Bess - The Metropolitan Opera
Through February 01, 2020 - New York

BY GEORGE GERSHWIN, DUBOSE AND DOROTHY HEYWARD, AND IRA GERSHWIN One of America's favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson's stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. "If you're going to stage Gershwin's opera, this is how," raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green. Porgy and Bess Special Events

Madama Butterfly - The Metropolitan Opera
Through April 11, 2020 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, sharing the role with Maria Zifchack. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

Madama Butterfly - The Metropolitan Opera
Through April 11, 2020 - New York

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, sharing the role with Maria Zifchack. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.


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