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Concerts in New York - May 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Concerts in New York for the month of May 2016

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: Closes 26th May 2016

The world renowned Met Orchestra is back! Under the guidance of Music Director James Levine, they'll be showcasing an incredibly diverse repertoire featuring Evgeny Kissin tickling the ivories (rather powerfully) in Rachmaninoff's thrilling Piano Concerto No.2, enchanting soprano Renee Fleming performing a programme of Strauss' works and soprano Christine Goerke and tenor Johan Botha in excerpts from Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. More info

: Closes 17th December 2016

The New York native will be belting out his old favorites with the help of his revolving piano, in an on-going series of monthly concerts at this world-famous venue. He has sold more than 100 million records over a career spanning more than 40 years, and reigns as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. More info

: Closes 26th May 2016

Still riding on the success of composing Broadway hit musical Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper continues to tour across the country. Her newest tour comes in support of the 80s icon's brand new album, Detour, where she'll be diving headlong into country music. And now pop fans have two reasons to rejoice! For six special nights, she'll be joined by Boy George! More info

: Closes 13th October 2016

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to New York as part of its annual touring season at Carnegie Hall. This year Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the respected musicians plus special guests Jan Lisiecki and Lang Lang across three special evenings. More info

: 29th May

Now celebrating 50 solid years since the first airing of their TV show in America, The Monkees are back for another tour of the country, complete with a brand-new album set to be released in July, Good Times. This tour lineup will comprise the remaining members; Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork (Michael Nesmith will be sitting this one out, guys). Good Times will also feature new material written with guest artists such as Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo and Ben Gibbard, with producing duties taken on by Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne fame. A new sound in the works perhaps?! More info

: 28th May

Hatsune Miku is not just any pop star. In her native Japan, she has sold a staggering amount of records, been featured in video games, manga, cosplay and holds the distinction of having been sent to space in a rocket, twice. But just what is it about this 16-year-old star with two shining turquoise pigtails and a never-ending wardrobe? More info

: Closes 20th June 2016

The sixteenth season of Broadway by the Year arrives at the Town Hall in New York this year. A revue of musical theatre's greatest hits, 2016 sees creator Scott Siegel concentrating on a different decade every show. The critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year features Tony nominees and winners, along with a sprinkling of surprise guests. More info

: Closes 26th May 2016

The Moody Blues star shows no sign of slowing down at 68 years old, touring for seven months of the year. With his voice has been heard the world over, he is known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, he possesses an enduring talent that has helped to define the last 45 years. During that time the band has sold 55 million albums and received many awards for his work. More info

: 31st May

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience will celebrate the life and music of his father - the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The incorporates multimedia aspects into the concerts, including rarely seen home movies of him and his dad, plus anecdotes from his life, giving background context to the songs that he chooses to perform. All these elements combine for a truly heartfelt show that is more than a tribute concert, without bombarding the audience with filler. More info

: 31st May

Hailing from Llandudno, Wales, Catfish and The Bottlemen eschew the rolling hills and mild-mannered folk music of their upbringing for a sound that's distinctly more rock'n'roll. The quartet have just released their debut album The Balcony and have their sights set on conquering the States, much like their counterparts and fellow British Indie Rock exports Arctic Monkeys. More info

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