Brooklyn Philharmonic revises season schedule, adds BAM concert

Posted on: February 1, 2013

Thursday (1/31) on the Wall Street Journal online, Pia Catton reports, “The Brooklyn Philharmonic will return to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a concert on June 8, the company announced Thursday in a revised season schedule. The performance will be its first in three years at BAM, a venue with which it was long associated, and the centerpiece of the revised season. The orchestra, under artistic director Alan Pierson, will continue its focus on community outreach throughout Brooklyn, with stops in Bensonhurst and Bedford-Stuyvesant, but the company also cancelled two previously announced concerts planned for the Millennium Theater in Brighton Beach and Roulette in Downtown Brooklyn. The June 8 concert, ‘You’re Causing Quite a Disturbance,’ will feature the company’s second artist-in-residence, R&B singer Erykah Badu, and new arrangements of songs from her album ‘New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War.’ Composer Ted Hearne has been collaborating with Ms. Badu on a new work that combines her songs with original music. Also onstage on June 8 will be the company’s 2011-2012 artist-in-residence, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def). The concert had been planned for April at Bed-Stuy’s Boys and Girls High School. Board member Timothy Gilles said the company felt the event would create wide appeal and should be presented in a large, signature Brooklyn venue.”

Posted February 1, 2013