Brooklyn Heights Blog » Music http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Tue, 14 Jul 2020 01:09:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Repast Baroque Ensemble’s “Struggle and Jubilation” Concert Postponedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/90339 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/90339#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2020 18:27:20 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=90339

We have been advised by Repast Baroque Ensemble that their concerts, “Struggle and Jubilation,”  scheduled for this coming Wednesday, March 18 at McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, and also at Manhattan Country School on Thursday, March 19, have been postponed to dates to be announced. We will let you know when those dates have been decided. Repast has other concerts scheduled for May 13 in Brooklyn and May 14 in Manhattan, about which we will give you details later. These dates, for now, remain firm.

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Returns March 18 with “Struggle & Jubilation”http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/90289 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/90289#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2020 17:41:23 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=90289

On Wednesday evening, March 18 the Repast Baroque Ensemble, joined by bass-baritone Jonathan Woody (photo), will be at McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton). They will present “Struggle & Jubilation,” a concert that explores the aesthetic and theological connections between music of the German Baroque and African-American spirituals.

Composers in the German Baroque created vocal chamber music that covers the emotional gambit from despair to elation. A world and several generations apart, African-American spirituals covered a similar emotional range and were drawn from the same scriptural texts.

The concert’s program will include spirituals along with compositions by Schütz, Buxtehude, Bernhard, Bruhns, and Krieger. Instrumentalists for this concert are Amelia Roosevelt and Theresa Salomon on violin, Sarah Stone on viola da gamba, and Gabe Shuford on harpsichord.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. You may buy tickets here. There will be a second performance on Thursday evening, March 19 at Manhattan Country School, 150 West 85th Street.

 

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Mozart, Beethoven, and Wagner at St. Ann’s Church Sundayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/90118 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/90118#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2020 02:12:01 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=90118

This Sunday, February 9 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra will perform works by Mozart (whose birthday was January 27), Beethoven, and Wagner, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague streets. There are more details, and you may purchase tickets here.

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Returns with Birth of Pop Music Next Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89952 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89952#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2020 04:45:43 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89952

The Repast Baroque Ensemble – in photo above, clockwise from top right: Amelia Roosevelt, violin; Sarah Stone, viola da gamba and cello; Gabe Shuford, harpsichord; and Stephanie Corwin, bassoon – return to McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street, next Wednesday evening, January 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. Their concert will be:

A musical portrait of 18th Century London.

During political upheaval in England, music-making shifted away from the courts and into the public arena. Musicians became freelancers and entrepreneurs, and developed their marketing savvy in order to survive. With works by Abel, J.C. Bach, Felice Giardini, Handel and Geminiani.

I’ll take some license and assert that this was the birth of “pop” music. After all, what is that but music created by professional musicians and composers for popular taste, as opposed to music created for aristocratic or courtly taste, or folk music arising from the people themselves.

The McKinney Chapel is ADA accessible. For more information call 347-453-9137. You may purchase tickets here. Tickets are also available at the door (cash preferred).

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89901 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89901#comments Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:54:32 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89901

This weekend Bargemusic presents its “Here and Now Winter Festival,” a series of three concerts, on Friday evening, January 3 at 7:00, Saturday evening, January 4 at 6:00, and Sunday afternoon, January 5 at 4:00. The program for each of these performances is the same, consisting of short pieces by contemporary composers; almost all of these are world or New York City premieres. At each concert the last piece to be played is David Taylor’s (photo) “Houdini’s Lament,” played by the composer on his bass trombone. For complete listings of the works to be played, and to purchase tickets, please follow the links above to the dates of the concerts.

Earlier on Saturday afternoon, January 5 at 2:00, Marika Bournaki will play the final of her series of recitals of the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. Again, to see the program and to purchase tickets, please follow the link at the beginning of this paragraph.

On Saturday afternoon, January 4 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

After this weekend, Bargemusic will be on a winter break. We will let you know when their concerts will resume.

Photo of Dave Taylor by Harald Kirchel, under the licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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Bargemusic This Weekend and Christmashttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89850 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89850#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2019 04:11:31 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89850

The Beethoven fest continues at Bargemusic this weekend with performances of all of his Opus 18 string quartets, of which there are six, by members of the Semplice Players along with Bargemusic’s Artistic Director, Mark Peskanov, on violin. The first concert, featuring quartets 3, 6, and 4, will be on Friday evening, December 20 at 7:00. Quartets 1 and 5 will be performed on Saturday evening, December 21 at 6:00, and quartets 2 and 5 that same evening at 8:00. Quartets 1 an 2 will be performed Sunday afternoon, December 22 at 2:00, and quartets 3, 6, and 4 that same afternoon at 4:00.

On Tuesday, December 24 at 7:00 there will be a Christmas Eve Celebration with pianist Steven Beck playing J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. On Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25 at 3:00 p.m., cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki will play works by J.S. Bach.

Note: all of the concerts listed above charge admission. For details, and to purchase tickets, follow the links for the dates of the concerts given above.

On Saturday afternoon, December 21 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89820 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89820#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2019 03:39:52 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89820

Bargemusic begins its weekend on Friday evening, December 13 at 7:00 with “Great Pianists in Recital”, a concert by Ursula Oppens of works by Corigliano, Ravel, and Nancarrow. Then begins a two week celebration of the birthday of The Great Ludwig Van, as Alex in A Clockwork Orange calls him. On Saturday evening, December 14 at 6:00 the husband and wife duo of cellist Dmitry Kouzov and pianist Yulia Fedoseeva will perform the first part of their presentation of Beethoven’s complete cello and piano sonatas (Nos. 1 and 3), and on Sunday afternoon, December 15 at 4:00 they will play nos. 2, 4, and 5.

Note: all of the concerts listed above charge admission. For details, and to purchase tickets, follow the links for the dates of the concerts given above.

On Saturday afternoon, December 14 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated

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Carols and Tree Lighting at Borough Hall Wednesday Evening, December 11http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89775 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89775#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2019 04:53:37 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89775

Although a sidewalk bridge covering the Montague Street Promenade entrance prevents a tree lighting ceremony with carols there this year, we can take comfort because the Brooklyn Youth Chorus will be singing 0n the plaza in front of Borough Hall at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, preparatory to the ceremony and lighting of the Borough Hall tree (photo, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership).

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89779 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89779#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2019 04:52:25 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89779

This will be an all Bach weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, December 6 at 7:00 Johnny Gandelsman will play the first three of J.S. Bach’s cello suites on the violin. On Sunday afternoon, December 8 at 4:00, he will play the next three.

On Saturday evening, December 7 at 6:00, and again at 8:00, members of the Semplice Players, joined by guest artists Mark Peskanov on violin and Rita Sloan on piano, will present “Celebrating Bach”, which includes three great works of his, including the magnificent Brandenburg Concerto No.5.

Note: all of the concerts listed above charge admission. For details, and to purchase tickets, follow the links for the dates of the concerts given above.

On Saturday afternoon, December 7 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated

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Grace Chorale Of Brooklyn’s Christmas Concert at St. Ann’s Church Friday Eveninghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89761 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89761#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2019 05:03:25 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89761

The Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will have its annual Christmas Concert this Friday evening, December 6, starting at 7:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague. The concert will feature J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Margaret Bonds’s “The Ballad of the Brown King”, and other music appropriate to the season. There’s more information about the program here, and you may buy tickets here.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89720 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89720#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2019 03:31:19 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89720

On Friday evening, November 29 at 7:00, Bargemusic’s weekend begins when violinist Stephanie Chase (photo) plays works by J.S. Bach, Bartók, and Ysaÿe.

On Saturday evening, November 30 at 6:00, Bargemusic’s Artistic Director Mark Peskanov on violin and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works by Handel, Schumann, Paganini/Schumann, Schubert, and Paganini.

Marika Bournaki will return on Sunday afternoon, December 1 at 2:00 to perform Part X of her series of concerts presenting the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven.

Note: all of the concerts listed above charge admission. For details, and to purchase tickets, follow the links for the dates of the concerts given above.

On Saturday afternoon, November 30 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated

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Wendy Richman and SOB at St. Ann’s Church Saturday Eveninghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89704 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89704#comments Fri, 22 Nov 2019 05:54:40 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89704

On Saturday evening, November 23, at 8:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, acclaimed violist Wendy Richman (photo) will, along with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn (yes, they delight in their acronym), perform Rebecca Clarke’s Viola Sonata. The SOB will also perform Samuel Barber’s “Overture to the School of Scandal” and William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony”.

Admission is $16, or $11 for students or seniors. You may purchase tickets here.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89689 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89689#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2019 04:07:06 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89689

Bargemusic’s weekend begins early, with a concert tomorrow, Thursday evening, November 21 at 7:00, “Mozart with Lara,” featuring three Mozart sonatas performed by Bargemusic’s Artistic Director Mark Peskanov on violin and pianist Lara Downes (photo).

On Friday evening, November 22 at 7:00, the Mirror Visions Ensemble will present “Journeys,” a concert of music by many composers ranging in time and style from Haydn to Debussy to Cole Porter to contemporary composers like Scott Wheeler, with many of the works inspired by poems or, in the instance of Mr. Wheeler’s, by letters.

On Saturday evening, November 23 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, November 24 at 4:00, Mr. Peskanov returns on violin, joined by Edward Arron on cello and Jeewon Park on piano, to perform works by Haydn, Handel-Halvorsen, and Beethoven.

Note: all of the concerts listed above charge admission. For details, and to purchase tickets, follow the links for the dates of the concerts given above.

On Saturday afternoon, November 23 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Organ Recital at Grace Church Sunday Eveninghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89671 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89671#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2019 04:58:08 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89671

On Sunday evening, November 17, starting at 5:00 p.m., Paul Richard Olson, Grace Church’s Music Director and organist, will present a recital of organ music, followed by a festive reception. Admission is a suggested donation of $20 to support Community Help in Park Slope (CHiPS), which “feed[s] the hungry in our soup kitchen and shelter[s] homeless young women & their infants.”

Grace Church is at 254 Hicks Street, at the corner of Hicks and Grace Court (between Joralemon and Remsen). There is an ADA accessible entrance on Grace Court, and another entrance off Hicks, through a courtyard.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89642 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89642#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2019 05:28:35 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89642

Pianist Adam Golka opens Bargemusic’s weekend on Friday evening, November 8 at 7:00, playing works by Beethoven, Paderewski, and Chopin.

On Saturday evening, November 9 at 6:00 pianist and Juilliard faculty member Jerome Lowenthal will present “Legendary Pianists in Recital,” in which he will play works by the legendary keyboard artists J.S. Bach and Frederic Chopin.

On Sunday afternoon, November 10 at 4:00, the Horszowski Trio will play works by Russell Platt and Smetana.

Note: all of the concerts listed above charge admission. For details, and to purchase tickets, follow the links for the dates of the concerts given above.

On Saturday afternoon, November 9 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

There will be no Bargemusic concerts next weekend. Concerts will resume on Thursday, November 21.

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Plymouth Church Yankee Fair Saturdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89617 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89617#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2019 03:45:23 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89617

This Saturday, November 2, historic Plymouth Church, Orange Street between Henry and Hicks, holds its annual Yankee Fair. Nothing to do with baseball loyalty (thank God), but instead to Congregationalist history going back to the Pilgrims. There will be many things for sale, including kids’ and adults’ clothing, toys, books, housewares, food, and so on. There will also be activities for kids, and live music. Admission is $25 for a family or caregiver with one child; $45 for two or more children and accompanying parents or caregivers; and a suggested donation of $10 for adults without kids. There’s more information here.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89604 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89604#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2019 02:29:36 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89604

Pianist, thereminist, and Haken continuum player Rob Schwimmer (photo) begins Bargemusic’s weekend on Friday evening, November 1 at 7:00, with a solo performance of works from his newly released album Heart of Hearing, along with “new, old, and other works.”

On Saturday evening, November 2 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, November 3 at 4:00, a trio consisting of violinist and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov, cellist Wendy Sutter, and pianist William Wolfram will perform works by Haydn and Schubert.

Note: all of the concerts listed above charge admission. For details, and to purchase tickets, follow the links for the dates of the concerts given above.

On Saturday afternoon, November 2 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Theater 2020 Gala Next Saturday Celebrates Hal Princehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89568 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89568#comments Sat, 26 Oct 2019 20:59:28 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89568

Next Saturday. November 2, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional stage company, will present Broadway in Brooklyn, a Salute to Hal Prince, a gala fundraising concert celebrating the late, legendary Broadway producer and director Hal Prince, who served on Theater 2020’s Advisory Board and was a mentor to its co-Artistic Directors (and Heights residents), David Fuller and Judith Jarosz. It will be a concert of songs from plays produced, directed, or both, by Mr. Prince, and will feature performances by Mr. Fuller and by Josh Powell, Carolyn Bacon, Chrysten Peddie, Mary Thorne, Julia Goretsky, and Zack Krajnyak, all accompanied on piano by Brian Fitzsousa.

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., when there will be pre-show appetizers and a bar, and the concert begins at 8:00, followed by a dessert reception with the artists. It’s all happening at The Great Room of ART New York, 138 South Oxford Street, between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street, and a short walk from the 2, 3, 4, 5, N, and R stops at Atlantic Terminal/Barclays Center. Tickets are $50, of which $30 is tax deductible, and may be purchased here. Advance purchase is required.

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Beethoven at St. Ann’s Church Sunday Afternoonhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89548 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89548#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2019 03:43:33 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89548

Beethoven’s 250th birthday is next year; but, if like my wife and I you have your clock radio tuned to WQXR, you know that the celebration is underway now. On this Sunday, October 27 at 4:00 p.m., at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, enter at 157 Montague Street (near Clinton), the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra will present Beethoven’s famous Fifth Symphony and his Piano Concerto Number 5 (“Emperor”). You may purchase tickets here.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89532 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89532#comments Thu, 24 Oct 2019 03:09:55 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89532

Bargemusic’s weekend starts early, on Thursday evening, October 24 at 7:00 (sorry for the late notice), when pianist Bobby Mitchell (photo, © Jiyang Chen, August 2016; used with permission) presents the New York premiere of Rzewski’s “Songs of Insurrection.”

On Friday evening, October 25 at 7:00, clarinetist Thomas Piercy, along with other musicians and singers, will present “Thomas Piercy: Tokyo to New York”, a concert of short pieces by contemporary composers, some Asian and some Western. The concert includes several world premieres, one U.S. premiere, and one New York premiere.

On Saturday evening, October 26 at 6:00, the Peskanov Duo, consisting of Alexander Peskanov on piano and Lu Ann Peskanov on flute, will perform Mr. Peskanov’s own “Irish Poem”, along with works by Robert Muczynski, Charles Griffes, Otat Taktakishvili, and Claude Bolling.

Marika Bournaki returns on Sunday afternoon, October 27 at 2:00 to perform Part IX of her series of concerts presenting the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven. Later on Sunday afternoon at 4:00, violinist and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov, along with cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Misha Dichter, will play works by Mozart and Brahms.

On Saturday afternoon, October 26 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents “Art of Fugue” Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89490 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89490#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:36:31 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89490

The Repast Baroque Ensemble – in photo above, clockwise from top right: Amelia Roosevelt, violin; Sarah Stone, viola da gamba and cello; Gabe Shuford, harpsichord; and Stephanie Corwin, bassoon – return to McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street, this Wednesday evening, October 23, starting at 7:30 p.m. Joined by frequent guest Beth Wenstrom on violin and viola, they will perform their unique arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Art of Fugue.

The McKinney Chapel is ADA accessible. For more information call 347-453-9137. You may purchase tickets here. Tickets are also available at the door (cash preferred).

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Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89487 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89487#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:00:23 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89487

This Saturday, October 19 Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its tenth annual Harvest Festival on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Activities will include a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, face painting, live animals, music, lawn games, food trucks, and more. It’s all free, except for the food trucks. There’s more information here.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89471 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89471#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:52:04 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89471

Bargemusic’s weekend begins on Friday evening, October 18 at 7:00 when pianist Marc Peloquin (photo) performs “Fugues in Flight”, a concert of works by César Franck and by modern and contemporary composers David Shosl, Charles Ives, and David Del Tredici.

On Saturday evening, October 19 at 6:00, and again that evening at 8:00, the Pablo Ziegler Chamber Quartet will present the release concert for their new album Radiotngo.

On Sunday afternoon, October 20 at 2:00, violinist Daniel Kogan and pianist Nina Kogan will play works by Telemann, Ysaye, Paganini/Schnittke, and Ravel. Again on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. they will play works by Telemann, Kreisler, Ysaye, Paganini/Schnittke, and Chaussson.

On Saturday afternoon, October 19 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89431 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89431#comments Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:43:06 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89431

This weekend, Bargemusic presents three solo performances by pianist Ivan Ilić (photo). On Friday evening, October 11 at 7:00 he will play one long piece, Hans Otte’s “The Book of Sounds.” On Saturday evening, October 12 at 6:00, he will play works by Keeril Makan, Scott Wollschleger, Melaine Dalibert (including two world premieres and two U.S. premieres of his works), and by Debussy and Satie. On Sunday afternoon, October 13 at 4:00, he will play works by Haydn, Antoine Reicha, and Beethoven.

On Saturday afternoon, October 12 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89380 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89380#comments Thu, 03 Oct 2019 04:11:17 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89380

This Friday evening, October 4 at 7:00, Bargemusic will present a concert by pianist Olga Vinokur in honor of the 90th birthday of composer George Crumb (photo). The concert will include Crumb’s “Makrokosmos Book 1″ for amplified piano, along with works by Aaron Jay Kernis, Debussy, Bartok, and Scriabin.

On Saturday evening, October 5 at 6:00, Ms. Vinokur, joined by David Kalhous, will perform four-handed piano renditions of works by Kurtag, Schubert, Brahms, Rihm, and Dvorak.

On Sunday afternoon, October 6 at 4:00 Ms. Vinokur returns to play works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Medtner, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff.

On Saturday afternoon, September 28 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89337 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89337#comments Thu, 26 Sep 2019 03:07:15 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89337

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, September 27 at 7:00 when violinist Kinga Augustyn (photo) performs works by the modern and contemporary composers Debra Kaye, Isang Yun, David Lang, and Grazyna Bacewicz, and by the timeless J.S. Bach.

On Saturday evening, September 28 at 6:00 members of the Semplice Players will perform works by Brahms, Dvorak (two works), and Schumann. On Sunday afternoon, September 29 at 2:00, they will return to play works of Gliere, Mozart, and Schumann.

Later on Sunday afternoon, September 29 at 4:00, the Alaria Trio (a.k.a. the Alaria Chamber Ensemble) will perform works of Turina, Handel-Halvorsen, and Schubert.

On Saturday afternoon, September 28 at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Atlantic Antic This Coming Sunday, September 29http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89329 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89329#comments Wed, 25 Sep 2019 03:28:44 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89329

The 45th annual Atlantic Antic will take place on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue this coming Sunday, September 29, from noon until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Local merchants will be represented, with special deals for the occasion, along with food, music, dancers, visual artists, clothing vendors, and fun sites for kids. There’s a Schedule and Official Program here. It’s sponsored by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation.

Photo: Chuck Taylor

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89253 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89253#comments Thu, 12 Sep 2019 02:40:48 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89253

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, September 13 at 7:00, when pianist Jeewon Park (photo) plays works of Schumann and Brahms.

On Saturday evening, September 14 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, September 15 at 4:00 Ms. Park returns, joined by violinist and Bargemusic Artistic Director Mark Peskanov and cellist Edward Arron, to perform works by Mozart and Dvorak.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

Bargemusic has no concerts scheduled for the weekend Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22. Concerts will resume the following weekend, beginning Friday, September 27.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89136 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89136#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2019 02:49:13 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89136

It’s an all piano weekend at Bargemusic. The weekend begins Friday evening, September 6 at 7:00, when pianist and composer Timo Andres (photo, by Michael Wilson) will perform a concert, “Moving Études,” beginning with a 2017 composition by himself with that title, followed by six pieces that alternate between classical (Schubert) and contemporary (Philip Glass).

On Saturday evening, September 7 at 6:00, pianist Sophia Agranovich will play works by Beethoven, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Liszt, and Debussy.

The weekend’s concerts conclude on Sunday afternoon, September 8 at 4:00, when young pianist Marika “I am not a rock star” Bournaki plays Part VIII in her series of all of the Piano Sonatas of Beethoven.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Bargemusic This Labor Day Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89106 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/89106#comments Thu, 29 Aug 2019 01:29:02 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=89106

In town this long weekend? Bargemusic will have a “Here and Now Labor Day Festival” featuring works by contemporary composers, most of which will be world premiere performances, with the others being New York premieres. The concert Friday evening, August 30 at 7:00 will include the world premiere of “Brooklyn Menu”, composed and played on piano by Brooklyn’s own Kathleen Supové (photo), of whose work Ben Sisario, in NY Press, wrote:

This was classical music played like the best rock’n’roll. It was passionate, earnest, loud and more complex than the gatekeepers of high culture would like to think. Brava.

The Saturday evening, August 31 concert, beginning, at 6:00, will include a world premiere of portions of “DECADE-ENCYCLE”, a work consisting of memorials to lost friends, by Brooklyn native composer Stanley Walden, performed on piano by Daniel Schosberg. For those who can’t make it to the Saturday concert, the program will be repeated, except that it will include the parts of Mr. Walden’s “DECADE-ENCYCLE” that weren’t included in the Saturday concert, on Sunday afternoon, September 1 at 4:00.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, details here. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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