Just Do Art! Feb. 13, 2014

The West Village Chorale’s Feb. 23 concert warms up to Coldplay, among other influences.  PHOTO BY KRISTEN FELICETTI

The West Village Chorale’s Feb. 23 concert warms up to Coldplay, among other influences. PHOTO BY KRISTEN FELICETTI

WEST VILLAGE CHORALE WINTER CONCERT
The West Village Chorale, having dug out from more than one storm since their December holiday concert (as seen in the picture, with maestro Michael Conley wielding the baton), presents a program of unconventional selections. The choral music arrangements for “Found in Translation” are inspired by everything from Mozart to Coldplay and John Lennon, with shouts out to the big band and country-dance styles. Conley conducts, with Elena Belli on piano and 50 choristers giving voice to selections including the overture to “The Magic Flute” and “Turkey in the Straw.”

Sun., Feb. 23, at 5pm. At Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, at Thompson St.). Admission is $25, with $10 tickets for students. For info, call 212-517-1776 or visit westvillagechorale.org.

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society pays tribute to great 19th century composers: Feb. 14, at the Merchant’s House Museum.    PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society pays tribute to great 19th century composers: Feb. 14, at the Merchant’s House Museum. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS

LOVE IN THE PARLORS: A VALENTINE IN CONCERT
It’s an evening of towering voices, subtle dramatic chops and classy charisma — when The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society returns to the spectacular Greek revival double parlors of the Merchant’s House Museum, for what’s become a destination event for lovebirds seeking a truly unique Valentine’s Day date. This program of lush, romantic vocal music features rarely heard gems from 19th-century composers such as Rossini, Schumann, Liszt, Delibes, Rachmaninoff and Stephen Foster.

Fri., Feb. 14, at 7pm. At the Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. Fourth St., btw. Lafayette & Bowery). Tickets: $30, $20 for students & seniors, $15 MHM Members. Reservations required: Call 212-777-1089 or visit merchantshouse.org/calendar.

Justifiable paranoia grips the cast of “I Call My Brothers.”  PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG

Justifiable paranoia grips the cast of “I Call My Brothers.” PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG

I CALL MY BROTHERS
Awash in the sort of confident paranoia that comes from a place of knowing that everybody actually is looking at you with suspicious eyes, Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s “I Call My Brothers” is a tense tour of our post-9/11 world. The day after a car bombing, Amor — wearing a backpack and talking on his cell phone, is a racial profile incident in motion, as he navigates the city streets in an innocent attempt to accomplish an important errand. Over the next 24 hours, the lines between criminal and victim, fantasy and reality, become increasingly unreliable.

At 7:30pm on Feb. 13–15, 17, 19–22. At 2pm on February 15, 22. At 4pm on Feb. 16, 23. At The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher St., btw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.). For tickets ($25-$40), call 866-811-4111 or visit playco.org.

BY SCOTT STIfFLER

 

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