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For classical music you cannot really go wrong with the two main concert halls (the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus) and the two main opera houses (the State Opera and the Volksoper). The concert halls also offer good non-classical music — the Konzerthaus in particular offers great Jazz and World Music performances. Tickets are actually usually pretty ...
Bachtrack is doing that for you. Looking for the concert reveals that the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor is currently performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. You can even read reviews of this concert of all known past performances.
When we were in Vienna last year we went to a concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus which we enjoyed. Their programme is quite extensive and there are smaller and larger halls in the building so you could see a small recital or an orchestra. It's just outside the city centre but easy enough to get to and seemed to be well frequented by locals rather than ...
I presume you’re looking for something in English. The main English-language listings magazine in Tokyo is called Metropolis (メトロポリス). The concerts section includes some J-Pop: http://metropolis.co.jp/listings/concerts/?concerts=1
I've been to two concerts in Musikverein, and while they are no Opera, the experience is well worth it. Prices are reasonable for that sort of thing (in the range of 30 to 70 EUR, if memory serves), and the acoustics in the Great Hall (Großer Musikvereinssaal) are great, apart from the lavish gilded decoration. Dress code is somewhat relaxed compared to ...
This is a big problem. To find a place is easy http://www.portaldofado.net/. Of course all this places are for tourists. They have a web site, advertising and everything. A really nice place to see traditional fado is a place which you feel like you are in 1970. I recommend the Tasca do Chico it is a tradicional place where I used to bring my parents and ...
There are tours designed specifically for this: Free Tours by Foot gives a few choices like: Times Square Church Brooklyn Tabernacle Of course that's not the only venue to hear the a gospel choir B.B. King Blues Club has Harlem Gospel Choir performing. Or you can just review the New York Gospel site to find the venue you might like.
There's a couple of restaurants that sometimes have live gypsy music. If you got in touch with them you should be able to find out if they have any bands playing while your friends are in town (assuming this isn't too late). Casa Doina sometimes has them playing in their wine cellar. Locanta Jaristea sometimes has Taraful Cailor de Curte Veche playing.
I recomend you to discover this section of the Fado Museum's website: http://roteiro.museudofado.pt/. You can find there the traditional districts and houses with information about each place. You are right about being cautious with "tourist" prices. About the mood, in my opinion the average quality of most houses is high, I believe you'll find a good ...
Exactly what Mark Mayo said, just check Google next time or go to Delhi's main bazaar and ask in any of the music instrument shops, most of them offer sitar lessons and they all provide sitars for it. Here is a one that was recommended by a fellow traveler when I mentioned this question over dinner: Dhingra Musicals Rajat is giving the lessons in a room ...
This one looked the most 'friendly' I could find with a quick search. However, it would seem there are plenty around, if you have a look at this list, for example. So I suggest maybe calling a couple of them and seeing what they say, how their English is, and whether they provide a sitar - I suspect they would in most cases.
So far the best resource I have found and use extensively is - http://www.tokyogigguide.com/ . The advantages I have seen over other resources: Frequently updated You can search schedule by month, date etc Has links to the venue website as well as the sites from where tickets can be bought More comprehensive and accurate than other resources
Post-trip update. I had the good fortune of stumbling upon a classical music concert at the Saint Louis Cathedral. The organ was electrifying, as was the rest of the concert. I also went to Frenchmen Street adjacent to the French Quarter. I listened to a terrific band at The Three Muses. They were playing Django Reinhardt tunes. In sum, the musical ...
Preservation Hall If you are looking for something that is specific to New Orleans and reflects its character, then Preservation Hall is it. This historic music venue has great jazz with a rotating roster of bands nightly. It may attract tourists, but that is because it is popular rather than touristy.
Jeunesse (http://www.jeunesse.at/) concerts usually offer good value (especially it you are < 26 years old)
More, from Wikitravel, which - uniquely (as far as I know) for its New Orleans page, has a Listen section: New Orleans is justly famous for the music it produces. In some other places live music may be thought of as occasional luxury; in New Orleans live music is an essential part of the fabric of life. Parades from the grandest Mardi Gras ...
You can search for music instrument prices through a website called Heureka. Prices would be mostly the same as Western Europe.
Seeing the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in their hometown venue is a nice experience which will make you feel like you are back in the jazz age drinking illegally distilled spirits. That said, it is a very popular tourist venue with two seatings nightly for which you generally need to get there 30 minutes in advance. If you are there during the day ...
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