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Bargemusic

Fulton Ferry Landing at Old Fulton and Furman Sts, New York City, NY
718/624-2083
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Ranked #201 of 830 attractions in New York City
Type: Concerts, Symphonies
Description: Classical music is hosted on a barge in the East River (near the Brooklyn Bridge).
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new york
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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We went for the New Year's evening performance and it was an unfortunate experience. We want to have wonderful classical music in Brooklyn but concerned about that future after an hour of slurry piano playing, uneven tempos and occasional bow screeching. Other people left when we did. Perhaps new talent is needed in this beautiful space.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I've lived in New York City my entire life, with the exceptions of some adventures in undergrad and the Far East, but I only just learned about Bargemusic a couple of months ago. While the music is the main draw, the view makes this place special. Beware, the barge is susceptible to disturbances in the water, i.e. if you get... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I'm almost afraid to share this "secret" find for fear it could overwhelm it. But rarely have I been pleased at so many levels. Easy to walk by and "see" without noticing, the small white barge next to the Water Taxi landing at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge offers: 1) Excellent classical music performances; 2) Stunning views of the... More

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Roslyn, New York
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a unique place to hear beautiful music. You can look out at the New York skyline and sometimes even feel the slight movement of the barge. The musicians are top notch. A wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I fell in love with this place! It is romantic, beautiful, unique. The music selection is great, the view is splendid! It is the best place to take your other half and propose!

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DARIEN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

if you're looking for a great combination evening out this is for you. The saturday night concerts are very reasonable for an evening out in NYC. The audience is a nice mix--there were young couples, singles and the more typical "mature" chamber music followers. Brooklyn Heights is easy to get to, using one of the multiple subways or the water... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

If you like live chamber music, this is a wonderful and approachable experience. It is an under appreciated experience with the younger set. But it would be an excellent addition to any trip to NYC and Brooklyn.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I and my wife (who is a composer) thoroughly enjoyed a concert of new music for cello and piano, including George Crumb and Alfred Schnittke. This was part of the Here and Now Series, which is one of many series, which includes music from every era. The space, about 100 seats, which is perfect for chamber music.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Brooklyn dockside may seem a strange venue for classical music,but the trip downtown is certainly worthwhile.Listen to a great selection of classical music,with a few surprises and rarely heard composers,such as Ephraim Zimbalist,ancestor of the acting family.

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Indianapolis IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Classical music on a barge docked under the Brooklyn Bridge. Behind the musicians, big picture windows with a dramatic view of the southern tip of Manhattan. Consistently good music performed by highly skilled players.

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