Fall Arts Guide: All The Music Shows To See


Sept. 19: The New York Klezmer series kicks off its usual fun-and-stars-packed season with Alicia Svigals on fiddle, joined by Lauren Brody (accordion), Aaron Alexander (poik) and Jordan Hirsch (trumpet). Steven Weintraub will lead the dancing, so don’t forget your high-heeled sneakers. Michael Winograd is curating the fall lineup, and it’s a good one. The Town & Village Synagogue Social Hall, 334 E. 14th St., nyklezmer.com/concert-schedule.

Sept. 20: Eclectic guitarist Gary Lucas, who has scored “The Golem” and played live at screenings of the iconic Jewish horror film, performs “Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas: The Lost Songs.” It marks 25 years since their collaboration on the recording “Grace.” The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St., 7 p.m., thecuttingroomnyc.com.

Sept. 25: “Yiddish Tango from Warsaw,” a concert featuring Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk and special guest Michael Winograd. Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 76th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, jccmanhattan.org.

Oct. 3: “A Jewish Princess Party.” Don’t let the name fool you, this is a celebration of Jewish women songwriters and composers performed by some of the brightest start on Broadway. Conceived and produced by Dara Paige Bloomfield. Feinstein’s 54 Below, 54 W. 54th St., Cellar, 9 p.m., 54below.com.

Oct. 22: Pianist Alon Goldstein presents “Art of the Imagination,” a program that ranges from Scarlatti to Bernstein. Baruch Performing Arts Center, 24th St. between Lexington and Third avenues, 7:30 p.m., baruch.cuny.edu/bpac.

Oct. 22-27: In “The Day,” an veritable all-star team comes together for this dance and music piece, with Wendy Whelan dancing Lucinda Childs’ choreography and cellist Maya Beiser playing the music of David Lang.  Joyce Theater (Eighth Avenue and 19th Street, joyce/org.

Oct. 29-30: Israeli-American jazz pianist Shai Maestro has made a splash here with his lyrical playing in front of a probing trio. Last year he recorded “The Dream Thief,” his first for the fabled ECM label. Now he brings his trio, with Jorge Roeder on bass and Ofri Nehemya on drums, to one of the city’s best jazz rooms. With special guest trumpeter Philip Dizack. Expect tunes from the new record. Jazz Standard, 116 E. 27th St., (two sets both nights, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.), jazzstandard.com.

Nov. 19: Marc Blitzstein’s “No For An Answer” and Kurt Weill’s “Der Silbersee (Silverlake),” two infrequently performed chamber pieces, in concert versions by the New  York Festival of Song. Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St., 8 p.m., nyfos.org.

Dec. 6: “Diaries,” a concert performance piece by Mandy Patinkin. Accompanied by pianist Adam Ben-David, Patinkin showcases a wide range of songwriters in this one-man show, including Stephen Sondheim, Randy Newman and Rufus Wainwright. Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St, Tarrytown., 8 p.m., tarrytownmusichall.org.

Dec. 19:  In ”From Haifa to Havana,” David Broza and his Cuban-themed band Trio Havana run through Broza’s formidable songbook, with an emphasis on his Latin-tinged numbers. Streicker Center at Temple Emanu-El, 1 E. 65th St., emanuelstreickernyc.org.