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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents “Them Foreigners” at First Unitarian Thursday Evening

The Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to Brooklyn Heights, and to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street, this Thursday evening, October 18, starting at 8:00. They will present “Them Foreigners,” a program of baroque music exemplifying the fact that [m]any Baroque composers made musical characterizations of peoples who were exotic to […]

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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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“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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Sounds of the Court of the Sun King by Repast Baroque Ensemble this Friday

François Couperin (1668-1733) was a French baroque composer and musician whose career came to full fruition at the court of Louis XIV (the “Sun King”; image). On Friday evening, October 20, at 8:00, the Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to the McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton), to perform […]

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Macbeth in the South Pacific? Theater 2020 Makes it Work

These days, it seems, almost everyone who does Shakespeare wants to do it in a non-traditional setting; something that makes it more relevant to our contemporary world than to sixteenth century England. Many of these are successful. Among them were Theater 2020’s 2011 production of Romeo and Juliet, and their The Real Merry House Wives […]

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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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Theater 2020 Presents Macbeth – in the South Pacific! – Starting May 25

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning, critically acclaimed professional stage company, whose Sweeney Todd delighted us in February and March, will be back on stage with an adaptation of Shakespeare’s most notorious play, Macbeth, set not in Scotland but on a Pacific island. In the 1960’s, on a tropical island in the South Pacific, […]

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“Handel and the Voice” at First Unitarian This Friday Evening, March 17

This Friday evening, March 17, at 8:00 at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton), the Repast Baroque Ensemble (photo) will present “Handel and the Voice,” a concert of works by Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell, and Telemann, including vocals by bass-baritone Jonathan Woody. Tickets are $30 general […]

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Theater 2020’s Sweeney Todd is Sharp as a Razor

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, is advertised as “a musical thriller.” That it is. If, like your correspondent, you haven’t seen it before, it will keep you alert, wondering what crazy twist the story will take next. Theater 2020’s production, […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award-winning, resident professional stage company, will present sixteen performances of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim. The venue is the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton Street). The cast features Theater 2020’s Co-Artistic […]

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