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Bargemusic This Weekend

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, […]

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“Fourth Window Concert” Sunday Afternoon

The annual “Fourth Window Concert,” always a Brooklyn Heights delight, will take place this Sunday afternoon, May 21, starting at 4:00, at the corner of Henry and State streets. It will feature original arrangements of music made famous by the Eagles, the Grateful Dead, Queen, the Who, the Allman Brothers, Billy Joel, the Cars, the […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, May 19, Bargemusic presents two concerts. At 7:00, violinist Stefan Jackiw (photo), cellist Jay Campbell, and pianist Anna Polonsky will perform works by Haydn and Schubert. At 9:00 that same evening, the same trio will play works by Haydn and Dvorak. Note that these are separate concerts and require separate tickets. On […]

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Willowtown Fair This Saturday, May 20

This year’s Willowtown Fair will be this coming Saturday, May 20, from noon until 5:00 PM, on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets). It will feature food from Iris Cafe, live music by the Willowtown Bluegrass Band, face painters and a bouncy castle for the kids, a raffle, baked goods, plants, and boutique items […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents Latin American Baroque at First Unitarian Friday Evening

This Friday evening, May 19 at 8:00, at the McKinney Chapel at First Unitarian Congregational Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton Street; concert venue fully accessible), the Repast Baroque Ensemble (photo) will present “Latin American Baroque.” The concert will include music from Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, and Spain. The musicians of Repast will […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, May 12, starting at 8:00, Bargemusic presents “A Beethoven Odyssey,” featuring pianist Yael Weiss (photo) playing works by Beethoven, Paul Schoenfield, and Paul Chihara. On Saturday evening, May 13, at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, May 14, at 4:00, the Semplice Players, along with violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Nina Kogan, […]

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Some Highlights of the Brooklyn Folk Festival: Part III, Sunday, April 30, Including the Banjo Toss!

Early Sunday afternoon, April 30, your correspondent took the F train to the Smith-9th Street station, the highest elevated station on the New York City rapid transit system – it crosses the Gowanus Canal and had to provide clearance for ships to go under it – to participate in the fabled Banjo Toss Contest. After […]

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Some Highlights of the Brooklyn Folk Festival: Part II, Saturday, April 29

The eighth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival continued on Saturday evening, April 29, at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. I first knew of Peter Stampfel as part of the Holy Modal Rounders (you can hear them here). On Saturday afternoon, April 29, Peter (second from right in the photo) took the stage with his […]

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Some Highlights of Last Weekend’s Brooklyn Folk Festival: Part I, Friday

The eighth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival began Friday evening, April 28 at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church with the poet Anne Waldman (photo) reading her poems, accompanied by her nephew, Devin Brajha Waldman on saxophone. She closed her set by singing a poem by William Blake that had been set to music by […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, May 5 at 8:00 Bargemusic presents pianist Gleb Ivanov (photo) playing works by Haydn, Schubert, and Schubert-Liszt. For you lovers of things Scandinavian, on Saturday evening, May 6 at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, May 7 at 4:00, violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Alexander Peskanov will perform works by Grieg. There […]

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