Upcoming Shows for the Rest of April

As April winds down, ensembles and a cappella groups seem to dominate the music scene on Columbia’s campus. Don’t miss your friends perform in their final performances of the semester. Check out the April 2012 calendar for upcoming shows, beginning as soon as tomorrow.

Also, in case you’re not struggling to pay that last tuition bill, you will notice a few concerts highlighted in orange that you may want to attend. Here are the details:

Death Cab for a Cutie: 4/27, 8 pm @ Madison Square Garden: Beacon Theatre

The Weeknd: 4/28, 8 pm @ Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002

The Shins, St. Lucia: 4/29, 7 pm @ Terminal 5, 610 W 56th Street, New York, NY 10019

Remember, if you want to see a show on the calendar, email barsandchords@gmail.com or visit the facebook page.

Information on Shows this Weekend

It’s time to find out where all of the good shows are this weekend! Come on, everyone likes good music. Check these out:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

1. SEA’s Benefit Concert

Who: Society of Emerging Artists (SEA), a student-run orchestra dir. by Kevin Lee and made up of talented students from Juilliard, MSM, NYU, and Columbia
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (213 West 82nd Street New York, NY 10024)
Price: FREE, with a suggested donation of $5 – $10

Bars and Chords (B&C) side note: There will be a world premiere of a piece by Alex Porter. He and Kevin Lee are musical geniuses. You should go.
For more information, click here.

2. BC Chorus/Chamber Singers: Spring Concert

Who: Barnard-Columbia Chorus and Chamber Singers, featuring student choirs, soloists, and orchestra
When: 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Where: St. James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary
Price: $3 CUID, $5 Non-CUID

B&C side note: They’re performing Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. It’s magnificent.
For more information, click here.

3. IRC Open Mic Night

Who: No one, and everyone. It’s an open mic. 
When: 11:00 pm 
Where: Intercultural Resource Center, 552 W 114th Street
Price: FREE

B&C side note: It’s Perspectives on Diversity (POD) weekend. Get there early if you want a chance at catching a glimpse of the talent that will walk through those doors.
For more information, click here.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

1. The Oxymoron Series Presents: Olivia

Who: Olivia Harris
When: 6:00 pm
Where: Garfield’s Lounge, 247 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Price: $10

B&C side note: If you were at the showcase and saw Olivia perform, you’ve probably already decided you need to see her again. If not, here’s your chance.
For more information, click here.