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New York Concerts in December 2014

Our selection of the best concerts in New York for the month of December 2014

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Barclays Center : 31st December

Sir Elton Hercules John is an English pop and rock singer, composer and pianist. In a career spanning five decades, Elton John has sold over 300 million records and has over 50 Top 40 hits, making him one of the most successful musicians of all time. More info

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Avery Fisher Hall : Closes 20th December 2014

Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, the acclaimed New York Philharmonic Orchestra performs George Frideric Handel's signature oratorio. More info

Prudential Center : 21st December

While it may not be the most chistmassy of holiday shows, it's certainly the most spectacular. Trans Siberian Orchestras tidal wave of progressive metal, lasers and fireworks have seen them become one of the most successful touring acts in the world. This year they'll be performing 1998's rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time. More info

Beacon Theater : Closes 22nd December 2014

The undisputed Queen of the Christmas song, Mariah Carey brings her epic voice to Beacon Theatre this December with All I Want For Christmas Is You : A Night of Joy & Festivity show, promising a seasonal spectacular that could only come from the diva herself. More info

Madison Square Garden : Closes 25th September 2015

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

Isaac Stern Auditorium : Closes 20th December 2014

Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison join forces with the New York Pops orchestra for an unmissable Christmas concert ahead of their new Broadway productions, both of which begin in 2015. Kelli O'Hara will take on the lead in The King and I while Matthew Morrison will also play the lead in the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of Finding Neverland. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium : Closes 28th December 2014

Since 1969, The New York String Orchestra has been a spring board for the country's most talented young musicians to hone their craft and experience what it means to be a professional in their chosen field. As part of the Orchestra, passionate and talented young people aged from 15 to 22 entertain the city with beautiful and triumphant pieces, led for over 20 years by conductor Jaime Lavendo. More info

Madison Square Garden : 19th December

Impressed at an early age by none other than Little Richard and Elvis Presley, Bob Seger knew he had make music. Over four decades, he has seen 'em come and he's seen 'em go, steadfastly remaining The go-to man for impressively catchy, rootsy, rock and roll! More info

Palace Theater : Closes 4th January 2015

Two iconic groups from Motown's golden era join forces for a once in a lifetime residency at The Palace Theatre. Expect to hear My Girl, Papa was a Rollin' Stone, I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) and Reach Out (I'll Be There). More info

Webster Hall : Closes 30th December 2014

Patti Smith is one of punk's founding figures. She will play her annual End of Year shows at New York's Webster Hall on December 28 & 30 and then embark on a series of shows in 2015, celebrating the 40th anniversary of her seminal debut record Horses. More info

NYCB Theatre at Westbury : 23rd December

He saw the bulk of his solo, commercial and critical success in the late 70s and 80s, beginning with the release, in 1977, of "Lucille". Prior to that Rogers was frontman for a successful country-rock group The First Edition, with whom he had the hits "Just Dropped in (to See What Condition my Condition Was In)" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town". Rogers' smooth personal style (well manicured greying beard, salt and pepper hair and slick suits) and raw, achingly emotive voice proved perfect for romantic ballads and 'storytelling' songs. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium : Closes 1st March 2015

For more than 160 years, the venerable Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has been closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music. More info

Terminal 5 : Closes 31st December 2014

The awesome Erasure, the go to synthpop duo of the last 30 years, release their 16th studio album this fall, The Violet Flame, and are taking to the road to tour the US with their signature brand of uplifting and euphoric melodic pop and of course, masses of glitter! More info

Barclays Center : 19th December

Run-D.M.C. return to play their first big scale concert in New York since they originally disbanded back in 2002, headlining this special Xmas concert at the Barclays Center. One of hip-hop's most influential groups, they'll be joined by LL Cool J, another legendary New Yorker as well as LeCare, DJ Z-Trip and DJ Khaled and Friends and more. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium : Closes 10th April 2015

The New York Pops 2014/2015 Season boasts their greatest line-up ever. It's a series of concerts which includes everything from The Fab Four to some festive sing a-longs, to the tunes of Old Blue Eyes. New York's favourite orchestra will be joined throughout the season by a starry roster of guest performers, including Glee's Matthew Morrison and Broadway phenomenon Sutton Foster. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium : Closes 23rd December 2014

Handel's Messiah is one of the composer's most well-known pieces and an iconic Christmas presentation. Watching this epic composition performed live is something that is not easily forgotten, and a memorable Holiday experience for the family. This festive season, Carnegie Hall presents three incredible performances of Handel's Messiah, each by a visiting choir. More info

Isaac Stern Auditorium : 21st December

Treat the kids this Christmas with A Charlie Brown Christmas presented by the New York Pops, coming to New York's Carnegie Hall for one night only on December 21st 2014! A fun-filled evening for all the family, the concert is an adaptation of Charles M. Schulz' celebrated Christmas TV special, bringing beloved Peanuts characters to life through dance, song and sing-along! More info

Tarrytown Music Hall : 30th December

A fusion of horn-based soul and funk with the tightest rhythm section ever to grace the stage, Tower of Power have been bringing their unique style to shows since 1968. However the veteran performers are not old news, they imbue their music with an upbeat joy that speaks to multi -generational audiences, from today's young music students to the groovy cats of the Motown era. More info

Terminal 5 : 21st December

Odd Future's fearless leader Tyler the Creator is an outspoken producer and performer, unafraid to say exactly what he thinks with devastatingly tight rhythmic flow and discordant, hypnotic samples. Tyler's songs often take the form of stream-of-consciousness style catharsis, with no subject too taboo. More info

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