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Classical music may at times seem the province of, primarily, dead Europeans, but Bargemusic’s holiday program flies in the face of such a fallacy.

Yes, it’s an all-American program on both July 3 and July 4, with at least one name that might raise eyebrows.

Not Brooklyn-born Aaron Copland, whose Sonata for Violin and Piano is on the bill; and certainly not George Gershwin, whose tragic death at age 38 robbed this country of one of its most fertile musical minds.

In fact, the Gershwin selections - arrangements from the opera "Porgy and Bess "by the great violinist Jascha Heifetz, along with a rarely performed arrangement of Gershwin’s seminal work, "Rhapsody in Blue," for solo piano - are enticing in themselves.

But opening the concerts is the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Keith Jarrett ... yes, that Keith Jarrett. As violinist Mark Peskanov, who programmed these concerts and will perform the piece with pianist Steven Beck, says, "It’s a jazzy, wonderful-sounding piece" by a composer for whom jazz is but one musical outlet.

Maybe Peskanov is trying to sell tickets, but he insists about Jarrett that "if he wasn’t born in Brooklyn, he sure wished he was."

Concertgoers on July 4 will receive a bonus (for $25 extra): East River fireworks. As Bargemusic founder Olga Bloom says, "The police explained that the fireworks will be right outside our front door." Accordingly, the recital’s start time has been moved up to 6:30 pm and the audience can linger on the barge after the show to watch the fireworks.

Peskanov and Beck will perform Jarrett, Copland and Gershwin on July 3 at 7:30 pm and July 4 at 6:30 pm at Bargemusic, on Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn Heights. Tickets are $30 on July 3 and $55 on July 4. For more information, call (718) 624-2083 or visit www.bargemusic.org.

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