Music to My Ears: The Haute 5 Live Music Venues in New York City

David H. Koch Theater

There’s nothing quite like wearing a floor length Carolina Herrera and flipping your mother of pearl opera glasses for a sensation of the ears and eyes. Join the New York City Opera for a sensational evening. Upcoming shows include Oliver Knussen‘s Where the Wild Things Are with a libretto by Maurice Sendak.

David H. Koch Theater is located at 20 Lincoln Center New York, NY 212.870.5570

Carnegie Hall

If Symphony No 3, Concerto #1 and Symphony No. 5 are music to your ears check out Carnegie Hall for a music trip worth writing home about.

With more than 200 performances on three breathtaking stages each season by leading artists of the musical world, you will be back to this locale time and time again.

Carnegie Hall is located at 881 7th Avenue New York, NY 212.247.7800

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden is the center of the universe as far as I’m concerned. It has the best acoustics, the best audiences, the best reputation, and the best history of great artists who have played there,” said Billy Joel.

Every musician dreams of performing at Madison Square Garden (MSG) and as a spectator it’s simply breathtaking and exhilarating beyond all measures. MSG’s history of remarkable performances include John Lennon’s final concert appearance in 1974, the Police’s final show of their reunion tour in 2008, and Elton John holds the all-time record for the greatest number of appearances. Check the website for upcoming shows for an evening you will never forget.

Madison Square Garden is located at Four Pennsylvania Plaza New York, NY

Radio City Music Hall

You will find what city dreams are made of at Radio City Music Hall.  More than 300 Million people have viewed shows at this iconic venue. It is the largest indoor theater in the world hosting the greatest entertainers of all time: Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, BBK, Liza Minneli, Sting, and the list goes on and on

For the upcoming Fall 2010 season enjoy heryl Crow, MGMT, Vampire Weekend to Conan O’Brien and classics like the Rockettes, there’s fun for the entire family. For a show you will never forget, tune in for The Christmas Spectacular, starting November 5th.

Radio City Music Hall is located at 1260 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 212.307.7171

Village Vanguard

As New York City is the hub of jazz, a live music list would not be complete without the sweet brassy notes from the Village Vanguard. First opened in 1935 the spot is still in the basement of 178 7th Avenue. Referred to as “the Carnegie Hall of jazz because most jazz clubs just don’t have the sound that that place has,” by pianist Jason Moran. Over 100 jazz albums have been recorded here. Be part of a legend.

The Village Vanguard is located  at 178 7th Avenue South New York, NY  212.255.4037