Happy New Year! Here are a few things going on in January to kick off the new year – hope you can come out to them! :>

Wednesdays, January 12 and 19, 8:30PM – Niia BertinoxJames Bond at Duane Park

I’ll be in a band accompanying (lovely) singer Niia Bertino (myspace: http://www.myspace.com/niiababy) – she’s singing songs from assorted James Bond movies at Duane Park (157 Duane Street, between West Broadway & Hudson).

Saturday, January 15, 8PM – Cadillac Moon Ensemble Loft Preview concert – please RSVP for more info :)

CME (violin-flute-cello-percussion) will be putting on a small loft concert – you get to hear a CME classic, Zack Browning’s Moon Thrust, along with sneak previews of recent CME commissions by the exciting young composers: André Brégégère (http://www.abregegere.com/), Ed RosenBerg III (http://wetdryvac.virb.com/), and Anna Mikhailova (www.myspace.com/annamikhailova). Admission is free, and there’s wine and goodies to be bought!!

Tuesday, January 18, 9:30PM – Noam Faingold Orchestra + the Relatives at the Tank NYC

NFO and The Relatives play a (more or less) acoustic set! Join us for some new songs and arrangements. Come and help us welcome new NFO cellist Mike Midlarsky!

“The Noam Faingold Orchestra blew me away! The strings are gorgeous, the lyrics and arrangement are wonderful, and I absolutely love how dramatic the choruses are.” – Anoushka Shankar

To get to The Tank (354 West 45th Street) by subway: Take the A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square. Walk West – $10 at the door. Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/9726 for presale!

Thursday, January 20, 6PM – Nouveau Classical Project Listening Party at Nabi Gallery

Kick off NCP’s 2011 season at their Listening Party, one of the beautiful Nabi Gallery’s last events. Open Bar! Possibly some Cage for violin and piano! 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, 137 West 25th St. between 6th and 7th Aves. Tickets are $12.