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NGV Friday Nights From 15 Jun, 6–10pm NGV Friday Nights returns with exclusive late-night access to MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. Discover over 200 key works, rarely seen outside of New York, by artists including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman. With a line-up of international and home-grown acts presented by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, experience art, music, bars and dining inspired by the city that never sleeps. NGV Friday Nights continues every week during MoMA at NGV, 15 Jun – 5 Oct. More Info Regina SpektorA Very Special Solo Performance Sun 8 Jul, 8pm After a long six year wait, New York's Russian born indie iconoclast Regina Spektor will finally return to Hamer Hall for a special solo performance - performing songs from across her entire career including her breakthrough album Begin to Hope and most recent Remember Us to Life - for one night only. EXO-TECH Wed 18 Jul, 8pm An evening of cutting-edge contemporary music making waves through the New York music scene with the ecstatic musical communion of large ensemble collective EXO-TECH led by art-pop visionaries Kimbra and Sophia Brous, alongside New York artists Yuka Honda with EUCADEMIX, Dave Harrington Trio, and more. Rockwiz Salutes New York Fri 20 Jul, 8pm From Irving Berlin and Frank Sinatra to Patti Smith and The Ramones, New York City has long been a breeding ground for influential music and the backdrop to some of music’s most memorable moments. The RocKwiz gang host a one-night-only salute to the City That Never Sleeps. Bang On A Can All-Stars Tue 28 Aug, 7.30pm Formed in 1992 and based in New York City, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognised worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this six-member ensemble has forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories. Bernstein Classics Wed 15 Aug, 7.30–9.30pm Vivacious, danceable, exciting, intimate, life-enhancing, uplifting, elevating. Part of the MSO’s Bernstein Celebration, this program investigates Bernstein’s musical roots through his mentor Aaron Copland, the music of Gustav Mahler with whom he identified, and the Jewish faith. He based the impressive last movement of his First Symphony on the Lamentations of Jeremiah, and the Book of Psalms provided the texts of his life, embracing, joyous Chichester Psalms. The MSO is thrilled to welcome Bramwell Tovey to Melbourne for this celebration. As a young conductor in 1986, he was asked to step in to conduct the opening night of a Bernstein Festival with the London Symphony Orchestra.