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October 2014

Common Ground Gowanus – An Exhibit by Arts Gowanus

October 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - January 4, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Opening: Friday, October 17, 6 pm – 8 pm Gallery Hours: Sunday, October 19,  11 am – 4 pm, then by appointment.  Please call 718-768-3195 for more information. Join us for the opening of Common Ground Gowanus – an exhibit of work curated by Arts Gowanus, in conjunction with the Gowanus Open Studios 2014.  Featuring work by Denise Amses, Sasha Chavchavadze, Chris Cosma, Ellen Driscoll, Karen Gibbons, Nene Humphrey, Joanne McFarland and Dale Williams  — of whom have worked and/or…

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A Distant Love – Songs of John & Abigail Adams

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, October 25 @ 8 pm A Distant Love – Songs of John & Abigail Adams On the 250th Anniversary of their Marriage   Terry Quinn, librettist; Gary Fagin, composer Elizabeth Dabney, Soprano   Robert Aaron Taylor, Baritone Matthew Perri, Conductor Deborah Wright Houston, Director    Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets A Distant Love focuses on the letters exchanged between John and Abigail Adams during John’s years abroad as he worked to secure financial support from the Dutch for a new nation. Back…

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November 2014

Good Coffeehouse @ OSH – Mark Berger

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, November 2 @ 4 pm Marc Berger Tickets:  $10 Marc has performed at Austin’s South by Southwest and The Kerrville Folk Festival, and opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His antinuclear anthem “The Last One” has been quoted in the NY Times, featured on the CBS Evening News and performed by Richie Havens at rallies throughout Europe, Great Britain and the United States. His song, “Nobody Gonna Ride On The Railroad”, was honored by the 2009…

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$10/$5 under five

Hudson Valley Sally

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, November 9 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm $10/$5 children under 5 Purchase tickets on-line at Brown Paper Tickets Hudson Valley Sally’s harmonies have been described as blending like brothers and sisters from the same home.   The group is rooted in the tradition of activist folk music – an unending chain that goes back centuries and spans the globe. They are dedicated to keeping alive some of the oldest songs, and introducing some of the newest. In fact, each set…

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Brooklyn Reading Works: Writing War

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tuesday, November 11 @ 8 pm Brooklyn Reading Works:  Writing War $10 suggested donation Join us for this special Veteran’s Day remembrance, Writing War Fiction and Memoir by Vets of Iraq and Afghanistan curated by Brandon Willitts.  Willitts is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Words After War, a literary nonprofit with a mission to provide high-quality literary instruction to veterans, their family members and civilian supporters.

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Musical Ecologies: Anne Guthrie

November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Stone House & Washington Park,
336 Third Street, bet. 4th & 5th Avenues, Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Anne Guthrie:  A Madrigal out of Season – an installation for instruments, electronics and building Musical Ecologies continues Thursday November 13th with Brooklyn-based composer, acoustician and French horn player Anne Guthrie for an evening of electroacoustic experimentation. Joined by bassist Billy Gomberg and flutists Robbie Lee and Leonard Roussel, Guthrie will lead a forty-five minute performance within a sonic environment using low-frequency oscillators, pre-recorded sounds and live-processing.  Equal parts sound installation and concert work, the Great Room of the Old…

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Musical Ecologies – Anne Guthrie

November 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday, November 13 @ 8 pm Anne Guthrie $10 suggested donation Anne Guthrie is a Brooklyn-based acoustician, composer, French horn player and writer. She studied music composition and English at the University of Iowa and architectural acoustics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she recently completed her Ph.D. Her music combines her knowledge of acoustics and contemporary composition/improvisation. Her electronic music has focused on exploiting the natural acoustic phenomena of unique architectural spaces through minimal processing of field recordings. Her composition…

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Art Song @ OSH: Who Wants Love? Songs of Exile by Franz Waxman

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, November 16 @ 4 pm Who Wants Love?  Songs of Exile by Franz Waxman Robert Osborne, bass-baritone Richard Gordon, piano Tickets:  $20 Franz Waxman  was a German-born, Jewish-American composer, known primarily for his work in film, composing scores for The Bride of Frankenstein, Rebecca and Rear Window.   He also composed concert works, including the oratorio Joshua (1959), and The Song of Terezin (1965) —  a work for orchestra, chorus, and children’s chorus based upon poetry written by children in the Theresienstadt…

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December 2014

Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair Presented by Honey & Wax Booksellers

December 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 6, 2014 11 am – 5 pm Join us for our third annual fair for rare, vintage and out-of-print books from independent booksellers from all over Brooklyn.  Get to know emerging local booksellers, jump-start your holiday shopping and be surprised by books you didn’t even know you wanted. In formation  

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Good Coffeehouse @ OSH – The Whistling Wolves

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday , December 7 @ 4 pm The Whistling Wolves Tickets $10 The Whistling Wolves are a favorite on the New York old-time and folk music scene, playing packed houses and sharing the stage with national acts like Bruce Molsky and Alice Gerrard. Hot fiddle tunes, back porch torch songs, sweet waltzes, snappy cakewalks, jug band blues and shape note hymns – this is the stuff of The Whistling Wolves.  The Wolves features the ukulele, fiddle, vocals and two-time world championship whistling…

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