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The Crypt Sessions: ROCO at Church of the Intercession

Wine and food tasting at 7:00, Concert begins at 8:00P


ROCO is the future of the orchestra. They are the iPhone X to your local symphony’s vintage 80s walkie-talkie cell phone. They’re able to flex in size from 1 to 40 players based on what they’re doing – whether it be a brass quintet in a brewery, a theatrical version of Peter and the Wolf (In an actual zoo. With wolves. Promoting wolf conservation.), or as a full-on chamber orchestra, where they were one of the first to incorporate apps and livestreams into their performances. They’re all about building new connections to audiences, and changing how people experience classical music.
They’ve also commissioned more than 75 new pieces, and even though they’re based in Houston, they’ll send a crack team of 5 performers (including their founder, oboist, and total rockstar Alecia Lawyer) to play a program of music that they helped to create, ranging from a work inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale to a trio that uses sticks, blocks and bottles as a rhythm section.
They’ll rock the house, tell some stories, and share some laughs along the way, and we promise that you’ll walk out with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.

ROCO will change what classical music means to you – they’ve been called “the most fun you can have with serious music,” and I guarantee you this is hands down the most fun you’re ever gonna have in a Crypt…There will be a wine tasting and hors d’ouevres reception at 7:00 (included in ticket price) before descending into the crypt.
*Thank you to our beloved sponsor Yamaha!*


Medieval Festival in Ft. Tryon Park

Camelot Returns to Manhattan….Rub the rust off thy armor, iron thy chain mail, gird thy loins and polish up on ye chivalry because this annual event is one of the largest and longest running events in NYC!  It is sponsored by the City of New York Parks and Recreation and the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization serving Upper Manhattan since 1978

Admission is free.   The festival is a unique chance to experience the Medieval period in the most authentic setting this side of the Atlantic.  The area around the Cloisters Museum in Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market village where knights in armor, jugglers, jesters, magicians, musicians, storytellers, and puppeteers will perform.  A blacksmith, manuscript illuminator, pottery decorator, wood carver and other artisans will demonstrate their crafts.  Performers and fairgoers dress in historical costumes.  Medieval food is available and craft items will be sold. The afternoon culminates with a jousting event between knights on horseback!

Medieval Festival Highlights

  • The Grand Tilts and a Royal Joust between knights in armor on horseback! Yes, they do knock each other off their horses!
  • Team USA of the Battle of the Nations, back from the world championships of medieval armored combat!
  • Story telling, puppets and children’s activities.
  • Acclaimed ensembles and individuals presenting a variety of medieval music, dance and song.
  • Falconry Demonstrations
  • Acrobats!
  • Magicians worthy of Merlin will cast spells on youngsters of all ages.
  • Demonstrations of medieval crafts, life and fashions
  • Not one, but two, almost authentic-looking Medieval Castles…
  • And…two really neat dragons you get to meet as they strut along the street!

Where:  Fort Tryon Park is located in Upper Manhattan, north of the George Washington  Bridge. Visitors are urged to take public transportation – there is no public parking at the festival.  Take either the “A” train to the 190th Street Station or the M4 bus – either one take you right to the park entrance.For more information and a full schedule of performances, check out www.WHIDC.org and click on the festival logo.  The performance schedule will be posted on September 27th, 

Lenny Kravitz: Raise Vibration Tour at United Palace

The tour will be in support of Kravitz’s upcoming eleventh studio album Raise Vibration, which will introduce a new musical chapter in his decades long career. Earlier this year Kravitz, released two tracks off of the highly anticipated album, including his seven-minute-long anthem “It’s Enough,” an opus full of hypnotic instrumentation, dynamic vocals, and percussive twists and turns. Fans can expect a strong blend of rock, blues, funk, and soul, giving longtime fans and first time listeners something to look forward to when the full album is finally dropped later this year.

A Hard Day’s Night Screening & Tribute Concert at United Palace

Doors: 4pm | Pre-Show Concert: 4:30pm | Movie: 5pm | After-Movie Concert: 6:30pm, MOVIEPASS | Adults: $20 | Children, Students & Seniors : $15. This November marks the Beatles’ 50th anniversary of ‘The White Album.’ Kick off the celebration with a screening of the classic movie “A Hard Day’s Night,” which captured all the magic of Beatlemania in 1964. Beatles tribute band Strawberry Fields will ensure we still feel that magic by playing songs that span the Beatles entire catalogue.

This movie is the Beatles’ feature film debut and one of the greatest rock-and-roll comedy adventures ever. It pioneers the just-left-of-reality style of mock-documentary that became a staple of music biopics as fame takes John, Paul, George, and Ringo by storm.

The band Strawberry Fields features true look-alike performers, handpicked from hundreds of auditionees, who speak in Liverpudlian accents and play on the vintage musical instruments Beatles fans have come to recognize (the bassist is even left-handed, just like Paul!). It is as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The band is known for its 18-year weekly Beatles Brunch at B.B. Kings before it closed earlier this year and for recreating the Beatles fabled 1965 Shea Stadium concert for its 40th anniversary in 2005.