Day: May 16th, 2007

Chamber music at the Y

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007 | All Things, Arts, Eats, Music

Sassy’s Sliders — the Upper East Side’s answer to White Castle, albeit slightly less grungy and without the bulletproof glass. The 50’s inspired fast food shop offers five varieties of their signature bite size-burgers (turkey, veggie, chicken parmesan and BBQ chicken) for just over a buck apiece — toppings extra — as well as three types of torpedo sandwiches. I have never seen anyone order the latter.

Delivery is available throughout Manhattan, with a $50 minimum. Those Wall Street guys do love their sliders.

Sassys Sliders

Followed by an evening of chamber music at the 92nd Street Y. Featured on the Schubert-focused program tonight was an abruptly unfinished duo for violin and cello by Czech pianist and composer Gideon Klein, whose promising career was cut tragically short by World War II. Klein died at the Fürstengrube concentration camp in 1945 at the age of 25, leaving behind among his effects, several compositions from his time at Terezín, north of Prague, which was represented to the world by the Nazis as a model Jewish settlement, but where in reality Jews were received before being sent on to death camps.

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Assessing the average age of those in the auditorium that night, I have to wonder: Who will be around to attend these concerts in 20 years?

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