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Classical Kitsch

In a serious-minded genre, a little whimsy never hurts.

  1. 1. Øystein Baadsvik

    December 13 at Carnegie Hall

    The Norwegian tuba virtuoso brings his “tuba carnival”—featuring a brass player’s dream lineup of Bernstein, Plog, Hindemith, and Ginastera—to New York. Also featured: his own charmingly titled Fnugg (Solo Tuba).

  2. 2. “Fraulein Maria”

    December 8 and 9 at Joe’s Pub

    The always witty Doug Elkins directs downtown dancers in a twist on The Sound of Music, reimagining the Rodgers and Hammerstein songs as a template for modern dance.

  3. 3. Eleanor Reissa

    December 10 at the Center for Jewish History

    The beloved interpreter of Yiddish music presents “Hip, Heimish and Hot!!!,” pumping jazz into Yiddish soul standards.


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