HIGHLYSELECTIVELISTINGS

Brooklyn Rail Highly Selective Music Events

Music

A thoughtful, discerning, and carefully compiled list of the most notable, promising and unique musical events for the month of February in New York City.

INCONVERSATION

THE REAL FOLK BLUES
FERAL FOSTER with Stephanie Joy Del Rosso

Music

Walking into the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music feels a little like walking into a time capsule. Christmas lights and a red velvet curtain frame the stage. A barman sells cheap beer from behind an old-fashioned cash register.

A CONCERT, WITH FOOTNOTES
GABRIEL KAHANE, The Ambassador

Music

Gabriel Kahane’s song cycle/musical theater/pop concert hybrid The Ambassador premiered locally in December at BAM.

About Last Night

Music

The first pages of the Library of America’s new collection make it clear that when Virgil Thomson was named head music critic of the New York Herald Tribune in the fall of 1940, he came in spoiling for a fight.

Outtakes

Music

You might say that I’ve taken a personal interest in Vito Ricci. Why? Is it because he’s a friend? Collaborator? Mensch? Original? Consummate artist? Writer? Vietnam vet? Wonderful musician/composer? Well-kept secret deserving of wider recognition? If you guessed “all of the above,” you’d be correct.

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