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Fri, December 16, 2016
39 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on December 16, 2016 are free unless otherwise noted.
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The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats.Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
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You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Don't have enough time to take all of the tours? Prefer to experience Manhattan with a smaller group, but a private booking is out of reach? Then consider our All-in-One New York Tour. This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, the World Trade Center, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy, Chelsea Market and the Highline Park. Tour takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, New York One-Day Tour
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Join a Manhattan Street Art Tour and experience the Lower East Side - SoHo, NoHo, Nolita and Little Italy. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a playground for street artists, Soho is known to be one of NYC first permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for artists and the area received landmark designation in 1973. Noho and Nolita’s street art is either hidden in courtyards or on the more prominent street art facades. Learn about the history of the art of many famous and unknown artist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Manhattan Street Art Tour
City Walk |
This is a 3-hour tour that begins with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, an icon of New York City for over 125 years, with spectacular views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The tour then moves on to a stroll of Brooklyn Heights, America’s and New York City’s first suburb. The tour then explores the neighborhood DUMBO before ending at the Fulton Ferry landing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo Tour
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It is here, as much as anywhere, where American history started. It's where the first US Congress assembled and produced the Bill of Rights and where President George Washington took his first oath of office. It's here where the world's most important stock exchange and one of the most famous bridges stand. And it is here where an unspeakable tragedy took place and where a rebirth is underway. Mondays and Fridays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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City Walks, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Lower Manhattan Tour
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Are you a Bridge buff?  Put your game face on and show off your best plays. Join the fun and meet new friends!All players welcome!
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Workshops, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Bridge Club
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Learn the basics of how to use jewelry making tools, bead types and their uses, wire working and bead wrapping, stringing materials. Learn simple techniques to design and create your own one of kind pieces or recreate established designer pieces. You can use these skills to also make simple jewelry repairs, start your own jewelry business or be the hit of the party with your own one of a kind exquisite piece of jewelry.
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Beginner Jewelry Making Workshop
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Learn Juggling in the Park
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Bach at Noon
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Discover architecture and social history of Grand Central neighborhood; learn secrets of Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal; gaze upon hubcaps and roadsters on side of Chrysler Building; discover favorite Midtown Manhattan hangout of Mercury, Hercules, and Minerva; learn why Pershing Square isn’t really square; visit original Lincoln Memorial by Daniel Chester French. Award-winning tour led by urban explorer, historian, and storyteller Justin Ferate. This tour takes place every Friday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Grand Central and Its Neighborhood Tour
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Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
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1:00 pm
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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1:00-3:00 pm Raquel Griffin "Primordial Foundation"3:30-5:30 pm Valerie Oula “Luminous Shift” "The Primordial Foundation workshop will offer a facilitated group movement experience that fuses yoga, energy work, and embodied movement to assist participants in creating a collective and individual vision of expanded consciousness through a re-connection to our Primordial foundation.""Luminous Shift is an integrative blend of energy modalities and vibrational essences to shed old patterns for deep subtle body healing. We will be working with kundalini yogic technology as well as applied topical flower/ crystal essences and tapping for a high vibe shift."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Workshops, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, 2 Workshops: Luminous Shift and Primordial Foundation
Film |
Stars: Bruce Willis, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Claire Forlani.A crime boss tries to make off with loot that belongs to another thief. 90 min.
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1:00 pm
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Films, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Max Adams' Precious Cargo (2016): Bruce Willis Headbuster
Tour |
You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Tour
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Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments. This tour takes place Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 2pm, and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Harlem Tour
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New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick. Tour takes place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all. Tours are Mondays and Fridays at 2pm, and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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Rockefeller Center is one of the most popular public spaces and tourist attractions in New York City. This depression-era commercial complex takes up over three full city blocks and is rich with history, public art, and art-deco architecture. Built by business mogul John D. Rockefeller Jr. with his own money, he instructed his team of designers and architects to build the most beautiful commercial complex of it’s kind in the world. That vision resulted in what is still one of NYC’s greatest treasures and gave rise to some of NYC’s favorite traditions including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the famous dance team the Rockettes and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Rockefeller Center Tour
Workshop |
So you want to learn how to speak Spanish? Good choice!Spanish is relatively easy to learn, because once you’ve learned how to pronounce the letters, you can sound out any word. There are no complicated pronunciation rules, as there are in English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Library Spanish Class
Film |
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez.Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, J Blakeson'sThe 5th Wave (2016): Another Alien Invasion
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Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger. Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. 102 min.Wireless listening device is needed to hear the film. Please come a few minutes early to borrow one with your library card or State/City identification card. You may use your own headphone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Victor Fleming's The Wizard of Oz (1939): Oscar-Winning Score
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Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe.A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. 101 min.
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2:00 pm
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Films, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Richard Donner's Oscar-Nominated Scrooged! (1988): Dickens Tale Updated
Concert |
Marta Hortobagyi Lamber, Viola 4 p.m. Alexandrina Boyanova, Violin 4 p.m. Andrew O'Donnel, Clarinet 6 p.m. Jennifer Carpenter, Cello 6 p.m. Christine Wu, Piano 8 p.m. Ken Hamao, Violin Lecture Performance 8 p.m.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Student Recitals
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The Syosset High School Chamber Singers of Plainview, NY will present a Christmas-inspired program
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
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Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, The Syosset High School Chamber Singers
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5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Yeji Yoon, soprano7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Jiwon Byun, accompanying7:30 PM - 9:30 PM The 2016 Inaugural Musical Theatre Showcase 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Cristian Garcia, guitar
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Student Recitals
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The annual holiday concert featuring choirs from Trinity’s chorister program as well as the outreach programs at Baxter Street School, Chrystie Street School, P.S. 124, Gotham School for the Arts, Hour Children, and P.S. 140.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
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Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Trinity Youth Chorus Holiday Concert
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5:30 pmRandy Burns (pictured)Traditional troubadour6:05 pmLucas RotmanModern Americana singer/songwriter6:40 pmNatalie LurieCountry harpist
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, 3 Folk Music Acts
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It’s time to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year as Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers surely await you in this winter wonderland. Check them all out on the New York Holiday Lights Tour. Experience the holidays in the city as only New York can offer. Take advantage of the subway to beat the street traffic, keep warm and catch some underground holiday music. Learn about the artists and backgrounds to these wonderful displays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
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Tours, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Holiday Lights Tour
Concert |
Program:Debussy Reflets dans l’eauProkofiev Sonata No.4Schumann HumoreskeThe program for Imaginative World will showcase the music of three diverse composers: Prokofiev, Debussy, and Schumann. All three of these composers share an imaginative musical language and style. Faculty Anna Khanina will be performing the first movement of Prokofiev's “Sonata No.4”  which evokes images from Russian fairy-tales. In Debussy's “Reflets dans l’eau” we can imagine shimmering reflections in the water. Schumann's “Humoreske” is a grand fantasy in which moods are constantly changing from joyful to melancholic.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Imaginative World: Piano Works by Debussy, Prokofiev, Schumann
Jazz |
7:00 PM Music of Wayne Shorter Ensemble 9:00 PM Vocal Blues Ensemble
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Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Student Recitals
Film |
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi.A classy shoplifter, on trial for swiping a diamond bracelet, has her case postponed by the Assistant DA until after Christmas.94 min.Includes snacks.
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7:00 pm
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Films, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Mitchell Leisen's Remember the Night (1940): Preston Sturges RomCom
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A fluid, unconnected and sometimes chaotic procession of scenes detailing the various people and events of life in Italy's capital. 120 min.In Italian with English subtitles.Introduced by:Peter Becker, The Criterion Collection / FilmstruckDavid Forgacs, NYUIssa Clubb, The Criterion CollectionEugenia Paulicelli, CUNYAntonio Monda, NYU
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Films, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Federico Fellini's Roma (1972): Classic Italian Cinema
Classical Music |
The Orchestra Now performs two suites and a song cycle on Arabian themes.Conducted by JoAnn Falletta; “One of the finest conductors of her generation” –The New York TimesWith mezzo-soprano Susan Platts; "luscious vocalism" –Los Angeles TimesThe Orchestra Now is a unique training orchestra and master’s degree program designed to prepare musicians for the challenges facing the modern symphony orchestra. Developed by the conductor Leon Botstein in partnership with professional musicians and professional orchestra administrators, The Orchestra Now offers students the kind of experience they might expect as career orchestral musicians—public performance, touring, recording—and something more. In The Orchestra Now is an ensemble of forward-thinking lead by exceptional musicians who intend to redefine what it means to be an orchestra.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, The Orchestra Now performs Ravel, Nielsen, Rimsky-Korsakov
Comedy Club |
Featuring:Robby Slovick (Great American Comedy Festival) Menuhin Hart (NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity) Illusionist Lee Alan Barett Music from NN Uptown Cabaret favorites Joshua H.Cohen and Brown Furlow
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Comedy Clubs, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
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Since 1967, the charangueros of this New York musical institution, Orquesta Típica Novel, have been filling dance floors across the world by bringing great music to the people. Tonight they light up our signature Latin music party with the danceable melodies and fiery rhythms of charanga, son montuno, guaracha, and danzón.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Latin Sounds: Orquesta Típica Novel
Classical Music |
Brahms Sonatas for violin & piano performed by violinist Elmira Darvarova (former Concertmaster, Metropolitan Opera), and internationally acclaimed pianist Zhen Chen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Grammy Nominated violinist and former Concertmaster of Metropolitan Opera performs Brahms
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Program:Brahms: Tragic OvertureSibelius: Violin Concerto in D minorDelaney Harter, violin, String Concerto Competition WinnerBritten: Passacaglia from Peter GrimesPaul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von WeberWith: NYU SymphonyAdam Glaser, Conductor
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Symphonic Works by Brahms, Hindemith, Sibelius, Britten
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“Micic is bringing an intriguing new perspective to the jazz guitar” LA TIMES"Micic is the cool cat, and Serbia is mellow, tight and tasteful. Micic is subtle, intelligent player who echoes the likes of Jim Hall"  DOWNBEAT"The New York jazz scene, and by extension jazzʼs modern mainstream, has Rale Micic to thank for a portion of its continued growth"  ALL ABOUT JAZZ
   New York City, NY; NYC
9:00 pm
Free
Concerts, December 16, 2016, 12/16/2016, Rale Micic's Guitar x 2 Series
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