Much music, as well as live theater, cinema, architecture, and history, is on offer this weekend. Bargemusic, at Fulton Ferry Pier, foot of Old Fulton Street, has a full program of concerts, starting Friday evening at 8:00 with one in the Here and Now series, presenting works by contemporary composers performed by the Dorian Wind Quintet. On Saturday evening, also at 8:00, there’s one in the Masterworks series featuring works by Janacek, Prokofiev, Debussy, and Richard Strauss. There’s another Masterworks event Sunday afternoon at 2:00; the fifth in a series presenting the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. Three sonatas will be played by the renowned pianist Jeffrey Swann. At 3:00 saturday afternoon there will be a free, family friendly “Music in Motion” concert. More details are here. Also on tap (pun fully intended) Friday evening at 8:00 is a performance by the “eminent violist” (the New Yorker) Roger Tapping at the First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place; more details here.
This weekend is your last chance to see the Heights Players’ production of Charles Busch’s The Allergist’s Wife. Their playhouse is at 26 Willow Place; performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. There’s more information here.
The Brooklyn Historical Society will present another in its series of tours of its historic, landmarked building at 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) starting at 3:00 p.m. Saturday. More details are here.
The Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) will be showing Silver Linings Playbook, a rare Oscar nominee in all four acting categories, Promised Land, and Hyde Park on Hudson. Showtimes are here.
Beethoven image: Wikipedia.