Bargemusic returns from a mid-winter break this weekend, with a full schedule of “Masterworks” concerts: one on Friday evening, February 21 at 7:00 featuring works by Joseph Joachim, György Ligeti, Toru Takemitsu, and Ernest Bloch performed by Nicholas Cords on viola and Jeewon Park on piano; another on Saturday evening, February 22 at 7:00 featuring works of Mozart, Debussy, Bartok, and Busoni by Rolf Schulte on violin and James Winn on piano; and, on Sunday afternoon, February 23 at 4:00 a celebration of the birthday of George Frideric Handel (image, thanks to Wikipedia) with works by Handel and Brahms on piano by Phillip Edward Fisher. There’s more information and buy tickets here. Saturday afternoon at 3:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert. Doors open at 2:30; first come, first seated.
On Sunday, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., there will be a concert of music about the Jordan River, performed by Christian, Jewish, and Muslim musicians, at Kane Street Synagogue, 236 Kane Street (between Clinton and Court) in Cobble Hill. The concert, at which refreshments will be served, is co-sponsored by the Synagogue and by the Interfaith Center of New York, and is to raise funds for American Friends of the Earth Middle East in its efforts to restore the Jordan River, which has become seriously depleted, in large part because of diversions for agriculture. Admission is $20 for adults and $12.50 for children, payable by check made out to Friends of the Earth Middle East, and is tax deductible. If you have any questions, please e-mail Roberta Weisbrod at email@example.com
On Friday the Brooklyn Heights Cinema is having its first showing of In Secret. The Cinema will also be showing Gloria and Nebraska. Last in the series of Sunday at noon kids’ movies is The Sponge Bob Squarepants Movie. More information and showtimes here.
Theater 2020’s Candide continues, with performances Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at St. Charles Borromeo Church.
Looking ahead to next Wednesday, February 26, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present another in its series of “Brooklyn on Brooklyn” dialogues, this one featuring NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan and Gothamist publisher Jake Dobkin. Should be a lively discussion. Tickets are $5, free for BHS members; admission includes one drink. Reserve tickets here.
Don’t forget the BHA Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 27, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, featuring Clay Shirky.