There’s a story that, at the premiere performance of Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica, about halfway through the first movement someone in the audience yelled, “I’ll pay another Kreutzer to make the damned thing stop!” To be fair, it was the final piece in a very long program, and Eroica is a work today beloved by many, your correspondent included. On Friday evening, November 14, starting at 8:00, Bargemusic will present “The Kreutzer Affair—works by Beethoven, Janacek, and Dvorak, with excerpts from Tolstoy’s novella, ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’.” Eroica will not be on the program; it would be hard to fit a symphony orchestra on the barge, but the chamber music will be played by the Enso String Quartet, with guest violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist David Kaplan. The Tolstoy will be read by actor Aaron Gaines.
On Saturday evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 4:00, Bargemusic will present the Suprima Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of the very young Jonathan Okseniuk. There’s more information and buy tickets here. Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.
The Heights Players continue their production of Rodgers’ and Hart’s The Boys from Syracuse, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, November 14 and 15, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, November 16 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following weekend. More information here.