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Bargemusic This Weekend

It’s an all piano weekend at Bargemusic. The keyboard fest begins Friday evening, May 11, at 8:00 with Olga Vinokur (photo) playing works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Schumann. On Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 Gerald Robbins will play works by Schubert and Brahms. On Sunday afternoon, May 13 at 4:00, Misha and Cipa Dichter […]

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Some Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 5) Brooklyn Bridge Park will be host to a kite festival, to be held on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn from noon until 2:30 PM. Admission is free. BYOK, or buy or make one there. There’s more information here. (Photo by C. Scales from 2013 festival.) Alert reader Andrew Porter has compiled […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, May 4 at 8:00 and Saturday evening, May 5 at 6:00, cellist Nicholas Tzavaras (photo) and pianist Doris Stevenson will present Parts 1 and 2, respectively, of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano. On Sunday afternoon, May 6 at 4:00 violinist Daniel Phillips, violist Roger Tapping, cellist Natasha Brofsky, and pianist […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Returns With “Bohemian Fantasy” Friday

The Repast Baroque Ensemble will return to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton Street) on Friday evening, May 4 at 8:00, to present “Bohemian Fantasy”. The program is “[i]nspired by the improvisatory, imaginative, contemplative, and funny works by the Baroque era’s great Bohemian virtuosi”, and […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, April 27 at 8:00 when Australian born, New York resident pianist Lisa Moore, described in the New Yorker as “New York’s queen of avant garde piano,” (photo by Yumiko Izo) plays the complete piano works of Leoš Janaček. On Saturday evening, April 28 at 8:00 pianist Francine Kay will play […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Delights

The tenth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival happened April 6th through 8th at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. As it always has been, it was presented by the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, now a not-for-profit institution. The opening act on Friday evening was Little Nora Brown (photo). She’s twelve […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, April 20 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present works by Bach, Beethoven, Paganini and Sarasate, performed by Mark Peskanov on violin and Nina Kogan (photo) on piano. On Saturday evening, April 21 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, April 22 at 4:00, the Semplice Players will play works by Beethoven, Dohnanyi, and […]

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Grace Chorale Presents “Messiahs False and True” at Plymouth Church May 5 and 6

On Saturday, May 5 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 PM, at Plymouth Church, Orange Street between Hicks and Henry, Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present “Messiahs False and True,” a concert featuring “[t]hree works exploring the allure of charismatic leaders in times of crisis.” The three works are: “Cry Out and […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic begins the weekend Friday evening, April 13 at 8:00 with a concert that melds baroque music with jazz instruments — something I’ve long thought appropriate — as Daniel Schnyder on saxophone, David Taylor on bass trombone, and Mark Peskanov on violin, perform works by Mr. Schnyder and by G.F. Handel (image; by Balthasar Denner […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

This weekend Bargemusic marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the French composer Claude Debussy (image) with two concerts. The first, on Friday evening, April 6 at 8:00, features pianists Steven Beck and Yalin Chi performing works by Rameau, Debussy, Chopin, and Dukas. For the second, on Saturday evening, April 7 at 6:00, Mr. […]

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