Top 5 Picks for the Week

| 02 Nov 2015 | 05:08


A Gilded Age Salon: Music from Paris to New York

Sylvan Winds, a five-piece chamber music outfit, performs works by six composers, many with roots in Paris, including Camille Saint-Saëns, who acted as a church organist throughout the city. The ensemble also performs a suite by Théodore Dubois, a director of the Paris Conservatory from 1896-1905, who, like Saint-Saëns, was a church organist.

A Gilded Age Salon: Music from Paris to New York

Thursday, Nov. 12

The Salmagundi Club

47 Fifth Ave., at E. 12th Street

7:30 p.m.

Tickets $40

For tickets and more information, call 212-222-3569 or email

“Missa in Angustiis” and “Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626”

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, along with the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys perform two powerful works at Saint Thomas Church. Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Missa in Angustiis,” which he composed in the summer of 1798, possesses moments of surprising joy. The piece is paired with Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D Minor.”

“Missa in Angustiis” and “Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626”

Thursday, Nov. 12

Saint Thomas Church

One W. 53rd St., near Fifth Avenue

7:30 p.m.

Tickets $40-$75

For more information, call 212-664-9360 or visit



Long-running Upper East Side community theater group St. Jean’s Players begins its new season with musical “Brigadoon,” in which two American travelers get lost in the woods in Scotland and find themselves in an untouched magical town. Featuring a cast of 35 actors, Alan Jay Lerner’s and Frederick Loewe’s 1947 play includes the tunes “Almost Like Being in Love” and “Heather on the Hill.”


Nov. 6-8, Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 20-22

St. Jean’s Auditorium

167 E. 75th St., between Lexington and Third Avenues

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets $25

For tickets, call 212-868-4444 or visit; remaining tickets available at the door



Over 200 pieces by 55 artists from more than 20 countries make up the Jewish Museum’s new exhibition “Unorthodox”. Switzerland’s Xanti Schawinksy’s “Faces of War” series considers the devastation of World War II and Dineo Sheshee Bopape explores apartheid, while Margaret Harrison utilizes pop culture figures like Captain America to discuss gender.


Nov. 6-March 27

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd Street

Museum hours: Sunday-Tuesday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Admission $15

For more information, visit or call 212-423-3200


Asbury Shorts

Asbury Shorts, a short film event now in its 34th year, brings previous favorites to the screen as well as new films, including “Wire Cutters,” Jack Anderson’s animated short about two robots, and “The Girl and the Gondola” from Abbe Robinson, about a young girl who wants to follow her father’s path and become a gondolier.

Asbury Shorts

Friday, Nov. 6

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway

1871 Broadway, between W. 61st and W. 62nd Streets

7:30 p.m.

Tickets $15

To purchase tickets, visit or visit for more information