Music List


Sept. 14, Sept. 22: Jeremiah Lockwood and Rabbi Dan Ain offer High Holiday services in unconventional settings. With Lockwood providing the music they should be very, very interesting. The Rosh HaShanah morning service takes place at 10 a.m., Sept. 14 at Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn; 718-963-3369, Kol Nidre begins at 6:45 p.m., Sept. 22 at Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn; 917-267-0363,

Sept. 27: Israeli guitar virtuoso Nadav Lev launches his new CD “New Strings Attached” which highlights new music by several fellow Israelis as well as something of his own, with a 5 p.m. performance at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St.; 212-505-3474,

Oct. 14-17: “All Vows” performed by cellist Maya Beiser with films by Bill Morrison. A New York premiere that combines the formidable talents of Beiser, who defies categorization, the brilliant found-footage artist Morrison, and new takes on “Kol Nidre” from Michael Gordon and Mohammed Fairouz, plus music from other avant-garde luminaries. Part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn;

Oct. 20: Pianist Kirill Gerstein performs Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Piano Concerto in F” in their original jazz band arrangements, with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks and Maurice Peress. 7:30 p.m., 92nd St. Y (Lexington Ave. and 92nd Street;

Oct. 20-25: Fred Hersch, one of the most creative and mercurial pianists in jazz today, turns 60 this fall and he’s celebrating that and a new solo CD with a week at the Village Vanguard (178 Seventh Ave South; 212-255-4037,

Oct. 28: Another wonderfully unclassifiable cellist, Erik Friedlander, turns up in NYC. Friedlander’s new CD “Oscalypso,” to be released on Oct. 9, is a tribute to the great jazz bassist Oscar Pettiford, and Friedlander will be celebrating the recording with an 8:30 p.m. concert at Rockwood Hall Stage 3 (196 Allen St.; 212-477-4155,

Nov. 11: Lenka Lichtenberg is one of my favorite Canadian visitors, a polyglot singer whose facility with languages is equaled by her musical smarts. She doesn’t get to NYC too often, so when she performs the result is must-hear music. Drom (85 Ave. A; 646-791-4244,,).

Nov. 19: Anthony de Mare presents the third and final recital in his Liaisons project, “Liaisons III: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano.” World premieres include new works by Wynton Marsalis and Duncan Sheik. 8 p.m., Symphony Space (Broadway and 95th Street; 212-864-5400,

Nov. 22: “The Cantor’s Couch,” a one-man show in which Cantor Jack Mendelson mixes music and storytelling in recounting his family’s antics, his adolescence and his lifelong commitment to saving traditional hazonos. Music by Jonathan Comisar. Hollis Hills Jewish Center (210-10 Union Turnpike, Queens Village; 718-776-3500,

Dec. 24-29: Yiddish New York! A celebration of the breadth and range of Yiddish culture around the city, with music, theater, food, walking tours and much more. The schedule is still being formulated but you can keep up at