The fallout from 9-11 continues.
The Borealis String Quartet was scheduled to perform a Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music recital with pianist Sara Davis Buechner at 3 pm on Jan. 26, however, the Vancouver, Canada-based group is unable to enter the country in time for the concert due to the indefinite extension of the visa application process put into place by the Immigration and Naturalization Service following the terrorist attacks, according to Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music manager Wanda Fleck.
Instead of canceling the performance, Buechner will give a solo recital on that date and time at the same location, the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, on Lafayette Avenue at South Oxford Street. Buechner - a faculty member of New York University who has performed with the New York Philharmonic and has just returned from a Japanese tour - will perform a program encompassing music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Opening with Mozart’s Sonata in D major, Buechner then plays Chopin’s Sonata No. 3 in B minor before entering less-trodden piano territory. The six "Salon Pieces" of Rudolf Friml are lighthearted works, as are George Gershwin’s five "Foxtrot Transcriptions." Buechner wraps up her recital with Gershwin’s weightier "Rhapsody in Blue," in a solo piano version.
The Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music hopes to have Buechner and the Borealis Quartet return to perform the canceled Schumann quintet next season, said Fleck.
Tickets are $15, $5 students. For reservations, call (718) 855-3053.