Brooklyn Philharmonic season preview includes five premieres

Posted on: October 23, 2012

In Monday’s (10/22) Wall Street Journal, Lizzie Simon writes, “On Thursday night, members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, together with the Pan Sonatas Steel Orchestra, will play a free preview concert at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. Featured in the lineup are five commissioned pieces by emerging Brooklyn composers: Ted Hearne, Christopher Cerrone, Kendall Williams, Tim Fite and Matt Marks. ‘There are so many great artists in Brooklyn,’ said Alan Pierson, now in his second season as the philharmonic’s artistic director. … Under his direction, the Brooklyn Philharmonic continues to explore works outside the traditional orchestral canon. collaborating in 2011 with Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) and in 2012 with Erykah Badu, who has a home in Fort Greene. ‘We have a mission to be a Brooklyn orchestra as deeply as we can,’ Mr. Pierson said. ‘I’ve learned about all kinds of worlds of music I didn’t know about before. It’s been an education for me.’ For the 2012-2013 season, there are planned concert series in downtown Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brighton Beach.”

Posted October 23, 2012