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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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Grace Chorale Of Brooklyn Presents “Songs of Spring” at First Unitarian Friday Evening

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, an 85 member choral group based here in Brooklyn Heights, is celebrating forty years of presenting fine choral music. They take their name from Grace Church, where they began rehearsing their music many years ago, but do not have any affiliation with the church or any other institution. This Friday evening, […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, April 28 at 8:00, pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) will perform works by Barber, Gershwin, Rzewski, Wild/Gershwin, Adams, and Bolcom. On Saturday evening, April 29 at 8:00, Ms. Vinokur returns to play works by Debussy, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Rachmaninoff/Kreisler, and Schubert/Liszt. On Sunday afternoon, April 30 at 4:00, the Apollo Trio will perform works […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church April 28-30

The ninth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church (Clinton and Montague streets) from Friday evening, April 28 through Sunday evening, April 30. Your correspondent has attended the last two festivals–see here and here and enjoyed them enormously. This year’s promises to be even better, given the superb […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins on Friday evening, April 21 at 8:00 with pianist Lara Downes (photo) playing a concert with the title “I’ve Known Rivers,” featuring works by Ned Rorem, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Margaret Bonds, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Henry Mancini, Arthur Hamilton, Jerome Kern, Frederic Rzewski, and Chopin. On Saturday evening, April 22 at 8:00, and […]

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Earth Day Celebrated on Montague Saturday

This coming Saturday, April 22, there will be an Earth Day celebration on Montague Street, all the way from Court Street to the Promenade entrance. The events will begin at noon, with music by the Brooklyn United Marching Band until 1:00. Immediately following that, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM, there will be other music and […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic gets the weekend going on Friday evening, April 14 at 8:00 with a concert of Chopin by pianist Jeewon Park (photo). On Saturday evening, April 15 at 8:00 works by Bach, Peskanov, Schubert, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Peskanov/Lourdes Lobo will be performed by Lu Ann Peskanov on flute and Alexander Peskanov on piano. The Sunday […]

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