In case you’ve been hiding under a rock or visiting North Korea for a while, this is the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper. To celebrate, this Friday evening, May 26 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianist Jed Distler playing pieces by himself, Lois V Vierk, William Schimmel, Friedrich Gulda, and Frederic Rzewski, all inspired by the Beatles album that made “art” and “rock” utterable in one breath.
On Saturday evening, May 27, at 8:00 the Fine Arts Quartet will perform works by Schubert, Del Tredici, and Ravel. On Sunday afternoon, May 28, there will be two piano concerts. At 2:00 Ursula Oppens will play works by Beethoven, Nancarrow, and Schumann. At 4:00 Jerome Lowenthal will play works by Schubert and Chopin.
There are details for each concert and you may buy tickets here. On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.