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April 18: Naughty Marietta at the Players Club, NYC

A Light Opera of New York production
Staging by Gary Slavin
Musical direction by Seth Weinstein

New Orleans, 1780. Captain Richard Warrington is commissioned to unmask and capture a notorious French pirate calling himself "Bras Pique," all the while helped and hindered by the high-spirited runaway Contessa Marietta. A pirate in disguise as a nobleman? A countess in disguise as a marionette? Love or loyalty? Greed or truth? You’ll surely be enthralled as you hear some of Victor Herbert’s famous tunes -- including “I’m Falling In Love with Someone,” “Italian Street Song," and “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life" -- performed by a stellar cast and a nine-piece orchestra.

When Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where The Players Club
16 Gramercy Park South, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $50 premium
$35 general admission
Available on-line
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June 10 and October 14: Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus at Merkin Concert Hall, NYC

Binyumen Schaechter, conductor
Seth Weinstein, pianist

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC) presents "To Everything There Is a Season: The Year in Yiddish Song." This program shines a brand-new musical light on some traditional holiday tunes ("Dayeynu" and "Khad-gadyo" will never be the same!) and celebrates secular holidays as only the JPPC can ("Auld Lang Syne" and a Labor Day medley -- in Yiddish!). On a more serious note, a moving new arrangement of the "Partisan's Hymn" (a world premiere) honors Yom HaShoah.

The JPPC is a 40-member ensemble praised in The Jewish Week for its "upbeat Broadway bounce." The chorus sings exclusively in Yiddish and captivates the house with its vocal skill and expressive delivery. Conductor Binyumen Schaechter provides engaging and informative introductions to each song, ensuring that this annual spring event is "heymish" even for the Yiddish-challenged. The printed program contains lyrics and full translations.

When Sunday, June 10, 3 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 3 p.m.
Where Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $40, available on-line for June 10 (tickets for October 14 available soon)
$25 for students, available from the box office at (212) 501-3330
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