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In Brooklyn, a Symphony Plays Some of Frida Kahlo’s Favorite Songs

This weekend at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra will perform a series of pieces in celebration of the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving.

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra (image courtesy Brooklyn Museum)
Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra (image courtesy Brooklyn Museum)

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform at the Brooklyn Museum this Sunday in celebration of the current exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be DeceivingThe concert will center around Carlos Chávez’s ballet symphony Horse-Power, which premiered in 1928 at Aeolian Hall in New York City. In the audience at that time were Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, who had designed the show’s sets and costumes.

Nickolas Muray, "Frida in New York" (1946, printed 2006), carbon pigment print, image: 14 x 11 inches (image courtesy Brooklyn Museum, photo by Nickolas Muray, © Nickolas Muray Photo Archive)
Nickolas Muray, “Frida in New York” (1946, printed 2006), carbon pigment print, image: 14 x 11 inches (image courtesy Brooklyn Museum, photo by Nickolas Muray, © Nickolas Muray Photo Archive)

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra’s performance will also feature works by some of Kahlo’s musical friends, including composers Silvestre Revueltas, Aaron Copland, and George Gershwin. The orchestra will perform Revueltas’s “Ventanas,” Copland’s “El Salon Mexico,” and Gershwin’s “Girl Crazy,” among other hits Kahlo loved.

Tickets to this one-of-a-kind performance are sure to sell out fast, so be sure to purchase yours through the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra here. Advance tickets are $10 for museum members and $20 for non-members, and day-of tickets are $25 at the door. This does not include entrance to the exhibit, which can be purchased separately.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2–3:30 pm
Where: The Brooklyn Museum, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium,200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

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