Whether you like pop music, rock music, orchestras or ensembles, we have all the hot spots on Long Island for you to check out here! This week is complete with a great line up of music talent, including Chris Daughtry, Matisyahu, Hofstra University’s Choir and String Orchestra, The Piano Guys and others! There are also workshops and other types of performances to enjoy. Check out the details here!
MONDAY – DECEMBER 9, 2013
Who: Monday Matinee – Before Midnight At Hicksville Library
Info: Enjoy this American romantic drama film starring Ethan Hawke. The ‘R’ rated movie runs 109 minutes.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 1:30PM at Hicksville Library, 169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville – (516) 931-1417
Who: Daughtry Acoustic Trio Presented By WALK 97.5 The Paramount
Info: Chris Daughtry is a singer, songwriter, and musician. The North Carolina music talent has released back-to-back No. 1 albums. Hits include ‘Home,’ ‘Feels Like Tonight,’ ‘It’s Not Over,’ and ‘No Surprise.’
Cost: See Website For Ticket Information
Time & Place: 8PM to 12AM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300
TUESDAY – DECEMBER 10, 2013
Who: Matisyahu’s Festival of Light Tour At The Space At Westbury
Info: Matisyahu came onto the international stage in 2005. He’s brought one-of-a-kind vocals to the pop culture. The songwriter has also explored uncharted territory with the help of an expansive cast of collaborators, mixing ancient traditional sounds with futuristic electro beats, rapping with singing, and songs of the spirit with songs of the body.
Cost: $30 Advance Ticket, $35 At The Door
Time & Place: 7PM Doors Open, 8PM Show Begins at The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Avenue, Westbury – (516) 283-5566
Who: Hofstra University Choir And Hofstra String Orchestra
Info: Enjoy this annual winter concert put together by Hofstra University’s Department of Music.
Cost: $10, $8 For Senior Citizens
Time & Place: 8PM to 9:30PM at Hofstra University, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus, Hempstead – (516) 463-6644
WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 11, 2013
Who: The Nutcracker Act II At Ballet Long Island
Info: The delightful performers of Ballet Long Island grace the stage to perform a classic everyone loves!
Cost: $16, $8 For Children and Seniors
Time & Place: 11AM, 12:15PM at Ballet Long Island, 1863 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma – (631) 737-1964
Who: The Piano Guys At NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Info: The Piano Guys offer a unique blend of classical and pop music. Its first studio album released in 2012 included innovative mash-ups, from Mozart to David Guetta, as well as covers of songs by One Direction, Adele and Christina Perri.
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (800) 745-3000
THURSDAY – DECEMBER 12, 2013
Who: Annual Cookie Exchange Workshop At Rogers Mansion
Info: Join this workshop to swap dozens of cookies and recipes with others. There’s also cider and wine with cheese and crackers to enjoy! Space is limited, register ahead of time!
Time & Place: 4PM to 5PM at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton – (631) 283-2494
Who: Guitar Extravaganza At Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Info: This concert is for all guitar enthusiasts! It’ll feature all aspects of guitars, including guitar orchestras, guitar ensembles, vocalists and the Tony Mottola Recording Ensemble. Hear great music and enjoy the special tribute to Johnny Smith who recently passed away. After the concert, there are rare manuscripts, memorabilia and classic jazz guitars along with other jazz instruments to view.
Time & Place: 7:30PM at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-3126
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