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Classical in New York - October 2015

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Classical in New York for the month of October 2015


: 27th October

Megan Hilty will lead this very special gala concert performance of Annie Get Your Gun. Partially based on the true story of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley, Irving Berlin's sparkling musical includes such classics as You Can't Get a Man With a Gun, There's No Business Like Show Business and Anything You Can Do. More info

: 10th October

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra is a celebration of Eastern and Western classical music, with traditional Chinese instruments accompanied by a full orchestra. The orchestra is part of the Shen Yun Performing Arts, who took their name from the Chinese word 'shen yun' which translates as "the beauty of divine beings dancing." More info

: 13th October

A total must for video game and music fans, Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses is a concert programme and four movement symphony recounting the classic Zelda stories. Experience The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legenda of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past as a live orchestral performance. More info

: 23rd October

Thirty-year-old Lang Lang has played sold-out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and holds the distinction of being the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, plus all the top American orchestras. The first huge cross-over star from the People's Republic, he came from humble beginnings as the son of an anti-vice police officer and a telephone operator and whose success has seen over 40 million Chinese children learn classical piano since coming to fame. More info

: 8th October

If you think classical music is all tuxedos and stuffy recitals, think again. Igudesman and Joo are here to put the fun back into Bach with their unique combination of virtuosic playing, slapstick comedy and pop culture references. Their latest show is called 'And Now Mozart', and promises to give you an Amadeus you've never heard before! More info

: 29th October

Canadian guitarist, producer and nuevo flamenco star Cook turns his lighting quick fingers to flamenco, rumba, jazz plus various other forms of world music into his work. A Juno Award winner, he has also received accolades from Acoustic Guitar magazine, and is a three-time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz award for Guitarist of the Year. To top that off, he has also sold more than 1.5 millions worldwide, cementing himself as a global guitar superstar. More info

: 11th October

The Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning Israeli-American is renowned as the pre-eminent violinist of the 20th century after coming to prominence at the tender age of 13 on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Despite losing the use of his legs due to polio, he has overcome the odds to become one of the most successful violin virtuosos in the world and his haunting music work has featured in movies including Schindler's List and Memoirs of a Geisha. More info

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