Spring Arts: The Music List


Feb. 28: Metropolitan Klezmer does brunch. Now in its 22nd year — time flies when you’re rockin’ the house — the Metros will play City Winery brunch at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (City Winery, 155 Varick St.) citywinery.com/newyork.

March 7: The Excellent Canadian Sephardic group Ventanas makes a rare NYC appearance. Drom (85 Ave. A), 9:30 p.m. dromnyc.com.

March 9: A Salute to David Amram, presented by Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz, at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College (199 Chambers St.), 8 p.m. highlightsinjazz.org.

March 10, April 14, May 12 & June 9: Sharabi, featuring Frank London & Deep Singh. Yes, Frank London is playing in a bhangra/klezmer fusion jam band. And why not? Mona’s Bar (Ave. B & 13th St.), 10 p.m.-1 am. Free.

March 16: The Five Boroughs Music Festival presents East of the River in its new program, “SULTANA: Music of the Sephardic Diaspora” at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Elohim (274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn). 5bmf.org.

March 23: “Golem Gets Married,” the return of the outstanding klez-punk band in a mock-wedding-cum-concert. Expect the very unexpected, for sure. Drom (85 Ave. A), 7 p.m. dromnyc.com.

April 26: The Ariel Quartet, an outstanding Israeli string ensemble, performs the New York premiere of a new work by Mohammed Fairouz, a piece by Israeli composer Menachem Wiesenberg and Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 132. Buttenweiser Hall, 92nd Street Y (92nd St. and Lexington Ave.) 92y.org.

April 30: “Wall to Wall Steve Reich,” another of the splendid marathon concerts from Symphony Space (95th St. and Broadway). Symphonyspace.org.

May 6-8: Sheldon Harnick and Rob Fisher celebrate “Songbook Classics by Unsung Lyricists” as part of the 92nd St. Y’s legendary “Lyrics and Lyricists” series. 92nd Street Y (92nd St. and Lexington Ave.) 92y.org.

June 11: “Yiddish and British on Broadway,” including Yiddish versions of Gilbert and Sullivan as well as songs from the Second Avenue Yiddish tradition and from Mordecai Gebirtig, presented by The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus, Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor. Symphony Space (95th St. and Broadway), 4:30 p.m. www.thejppc.org.