In comeback, Brooklyn Philharmonic announces 2011-12 season

Posted on: July 28, 2011


Thursday (7/28) on the Wall Street Journal online, Matthew Oshinsky writes, “The Brooklyn Philharmonic’s 2011-12 ‘reboot’ season will feature concert series in three neighborhoods—Brighton Beach, Downtown Brooklyn and Bedford-Stuyvesant—and include works by artists ranging from Beethoven to Mos Def, the orchestra announced Wednesday. The season, to begin in the fall with two free preview concerts, will mark the Brooklyn Phil debut of Artistic Director Alan Pierson, who was appointed by the company’s board of directors in January and given free rein to chart its future. Each of the three Brooklyn neighborhoods will host three separate events—an orchestra concert, a chamber concert with author readings and a family event—all influenced by local culture and inhabiting a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. … The Brighton Beach series will open in November with a program of Russian cartoon music, wedding classic scores with 70 years of Russian animation. The Downtown Brooklyn series will feature a multimedia presentation, ‘Brooklyn Village,’ co-presented with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and the music venue Roulette. And the Bed-Stuy series will present a number of events combining the lyrics of American hip-hop, the ballads of legendary Bed-Stuy singer Lena Horne and the music of Beethoven, remixed anew by young Brooklyn artists.”

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Posted July 28, 2011