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Bargemusic This Weekend

The star of this weekend at Bargemusic is violinist and violist Vera Vaidman (photo, by Pri-Or, Tel Aviv). On Friday evening, March 16 at 8:00 she will present J.S. Bach’s Complete Works for Unaccompanied Bowed Instruments, Part I. Part II will be performed on Sunday afternoon. March 18, at 4:00. Ah, but Saturday, March 17 […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic returns this weekend from a winter break with three exciting concerts. On Friday evening, March 9 at 8:00 pianist and composer Timo Andres (photo, by Michael Wilson) will play works by himself, as well as by composers Caroline Shaw, Christopher Cerrone, Eric Shanfield, and Leoš Janáček. On Saturday evening, March 10 at 6:00 the […]

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Theater 2020’s Assassins, at St. Francis, Hits the Mark

Assassins is a musical comedy conceived by Charles Gilbert, Jr., and brought to life with a book by John Weidman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Playwrights Horizons gave it an Off-Broadway run in 1990, but it didn’t make it to Broadway until a Roundabout Theatre Company production in 2004, with Todd Haimes as […]

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“Motherless Brooklyn” Movie Shoot Transforms Henry Street

If you were walking on Henry Street Friday and approached the block between Pineapple and Orange streets, you may have been asked to cross the street and walk on the other side, as a movie shoot was in progress. Looking across the street, you would have seen some storefronts temporarily transformed to a decades-ago look, […]

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“Dresden Fireworks” by Repast Baroque Ensemble this Friday

This Friday evening, March 2 at 8:00 the Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton), to perform a concert of “Dresden Fireworks.” On the program are works by WF Bach, Fasch, Veracini, Vivaldi (image; shown holding an 18th century predecessor to […]

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BHS Presents “Free Love” This Friday Evening, February 9

This Friday evening, February 9, from 5:00 to 9:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Free Love”, a Free Friday event that gives you an opportunity to warm up for Valentine’s Day. The evening will get going with keyboardist Natti Vogel doing “anthems to singledom and trysts without strings attached.” Afterward, there will be talks […]

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Theater 2020 Presents 16 Performances of Sondheim’s Assassins at St. Francis

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ only professional stage company, will present sixteen performances of Assassins, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. and originally presented off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons. The show will run Thursday through Sunday, from Thursday, February 22 […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Opens “Waterfront” Exhibition, Presents Three Programs This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society has opened a new exhibition, “Waterfront”, at its second location in the Empire Stores, Brooklyn Bridge Park (55 Water Street in DUMBO). The exhibition contains many fascinating photos, prints, preserved objects, videos and other materials concerning the Brooklyn waterfront over the years. Your correspondent took this photo of some youngsters enjoying […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, January 12 at 8:00, a trio consisting of Michelle Kim (photo, by Chris Lee), assistant concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, on violin; Wendy Sutter on cello, and William Wolfram on piano, will play works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. On Saturday evening, January 13 at 6:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, January […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday and Saturday evenings, January 5th and 6th at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon , January 7 at 4:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now Winter Festival” of works by contemporary composers Elizabeth Brown (photo, by Peter Schaff), Scott Wheeler, David Taylor, Vera Ivanova, Nora Essman Morrow, and Russell Platt, performed by a stellar […]

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