Classical Music

The roots of Classical music are Italian. Latin American composers blend regional folk idioms into European forms.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Vivaldi Concertos at Temple Emanu-El

UPPER EAST SIDE; Mon May 13, 2019; Chamber orchestra classical music concert ~ Chamber works by the great Italian Baroque composer. FREE

Jordi Savall early classical music specialist

CARNEGIE HALL, ZANKEL HALL, Thu, February 21, 2019, French classical live music ~ The Catalan Spanish early music master plays a concert of French baroque music

Astor Piazzolla created tango nuevo, Argentine tango jazz

MAR DE PLATA, ARGENTINA; Mar 11, 1921; Argentine tango composer ~ The father of “tango nuevo” music transformed tango by fusing it with classical music and jazz

Andrea Bocelli Three Centuries of Love at the Met Opera

LINCOLN CENTER, Sun, Feb 10 & 17, 2019, Italian classical music opera live music ~ The multi-Grammy nominated crossover tenor is said to be the world’s most beautiful voice

Carnegie Hall

MIDTOWN ~ One of the world’s premiere classical music halls
#CLASSICAL #JAZZ #CONCERTS

Latin Grammys 2018 ~ the biggest night in Latin music

UNIVISION, November 15, 2018 ~ Jorge Drexler (Uruguay), Luis Miguel (Mexico), and Rosalía (Spain) were 2018’s big winners. Watch videos of all the winners in this story.

David Geffen Hall

LINCOLN CENTER, classical music hall ~ Home of the New York Philharmonic

Ludovico Einaudi at Radio City Music Hall, Italian classical pop pianist

One of the Europe’s best-selling solo pianists.
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jazz and Classical master Paquito D’Rivera to play Blue Note Jazz Festival

The Cuban Classical and Jazz sax legend blows the happiest horn on the planet.
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Blue Note
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Tuesday – Sunday
June 12 – 17, 2018

BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! 2018 ~ African, Colombian, Chilean, Mexican

African, Chilean, Colombian, French-Canadian & Mexican music, dance and film.
Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn
June 5 – August 11, 2018
FREE

Argentine pianist Horacio Lavandera to play Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall
Weill Recital Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, April 7, 2018

New York Philharmonic ‘Andsnes, Britten & Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony’

David Geffen Hall
Lincoln Center
Thursday – Saturday
February 8 – 10, 2018

Grammys 2018 were a huge fail. ‘Despacito’ is Song of the Decade!

January 28, 2018 ~ ‘Despacito’ entered global popular culture. The entire world is singing in Spanish!
~ 2017’s most-streamed song
~ 2017’s most-purchased song
~ 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, tying the all-time record
~ “One of the biggest global hits ever”
I never even heard the winning song.The Recording Academy ignored the Latin community and the entire world. Why RA President Mr. Neil Portnow?

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at the New York Philharmonic and Trinity Church

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
Tuesday – Friday
December 12 – 15, 2017
TRINITY CHURCH
Friday – Sunday
December 15 – 17, 2017

James Levine conducts Verdi’s ‘Requiem’

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
November – December
FINAL PERFORMANCE
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Nilko Andreas world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

Guadalupe Inn
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Holiday Sing Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood tradition

DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street
between Ninth & Tenth Ave
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Concerts in the Parks by the New York Philharmonic

Free outdoor concerts
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island
June 13-18, 2017

Viva La Musica de Argentina, two Argentine Masses with over 200 singers at Lincoln Center

World premiere of Martín Palmeri’s Tango Credo conducted by Saul Zaks, paired with the Ariel Ramírez classic Misa Criolla at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center, Sun, Apr 30, 2017. SAVE 50%

Conductor Saul Zaks embraces the ends of the world (Interview)

The Argentine conductor talks about conducting, Tango, the immigrant experience, and the ends of the world before conducting the world premiere of Martín Palmieri’s Tango Credo at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Assad Brothers from Brazil are the best guitar duo alive

Classical guitar duo
92nd Street Y
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, April 29, 2017

New York City Ballet Spring 2017

David H. Koch Theater
Lincoln Center
Tuesday-Sunday
May 23-28, 2017

Voces Blancas del Nalón is a heavenly young women’s choir

The choir from Asturias, Spain sings a free chorale concert highlighting Spanish composers and arrangements at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Fri, Mar 3, 2017

JP Jofre

Argentine bandoneonist and composer has a world premiere of new works for bandoneon and orchestra at Le Poisson Rouge Jan 14, 2017

La Serenissima

A celebration of music and arts from the Venetian Republic at Carnegie Hall and other venues February 3-21, 2017

Zaira Meneses, the first lady of the classical guitar

Zaira Meneses, Mexico’s “First Lady of the classical guitar” is guest soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, Thu, Dec. 8, 2016 at 7:30pm

Jorge Mejia

Mejia, the President of Sony/ATV Music for Latin America and the U.S., is also a classical pianist and composer. His first album is “Preludes.”

An American in Paris

Christopher Wheeldon’s 2015 hit Broadway musical inspired by George Gershwin’s 1928 jazzy symphonic poem continues at the Palace Theatre through October 9, 2016.

The Duchess of Alba at Hispanic Society

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS; Dec 4, 2012; Spanish bolero live music ~ The Hispanic Society of America hosted a performance of Spanish song and dance joined by the Duchess herself who coyly watched without saying a word.

Early Latin American composers followed European models. Later composers such as Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), Silvestre Revueltas (Mexico), and Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), made Classical music based on regional folk rhythms and melodies.