Fret not music-lover lovers, there are plenty of settings for sweethearts for the big day. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for an intimate Valentine’s Day concert.
1. With a name like Amore, the fledgling downtown opera company promises love. On Valentine’s Day, the company will live up to it’s moniker with a fete honoring Tony Amato. The gala concert will feature opera’s most swoon-worthy arias and duets.
2. Metropolis Ensemble and friends bring heart and humanitarianism to Le Poisson Rouge for a romantic evening of “love-infused” works all in the name of charity. Ticket proceeds from the concert will go to Partners in Health, an organization that provides medical aid to victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
3. Every second Sunday of the month, Concert Artists Guild brings a young performer to the Park Slope bar, Barbés. On February 14, Australian violinist Asmira Woodward-Page lives up to the theme of the day with a program of pairs--a series of string duets from Prokofiev to Kodaly.
4. It’s hard to find a more enchanting space than the Merchant’s House Museum’s period parlors, where the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society will stage a 70-minute concert of lovelorn, lovesick and love-inspired songs and arias. A perfect segue into a candlelit dinner.
5. Perhaps less explicitly sentimental but nonetheless passionate, the composer Christian Wolff will inaugurate the “On and Off the Page” series at Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room. The program asks musicians--in this case the International Contemporary Ensemble--to explore their connection to Wolff's music.