Events & Concerts

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music hosts more than 200 events each year, from intimate concerts to lively dance parties. Our events are designed to inspire, entertain, connect and broaden our community. Music is a natural way to build community by enabling New York City residents to connect with our organization, and with each other.

 

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BKCM prides itself on creating events with four core tenets:
Diversity: Programming that follows our DEI goals, is open to different ages, and gives a space for the wide range of cultural celebrations in NYC. 
Accessibility: Offering our events free or at low cost. Widening our offerings to different neighborhoods in the city. 
Support: Creating opportunities for professional musicians to have paid performances. Creating more performance opportunities for our students to shape their craft. 
Partnerships: Connecting with local communities, other nonprofits, and musicians to create cross-disciplinary programming.
BKCM 2021-22 Events By The Numbers:
Number of events held: 181 
Number of events that were free: 154
Number of paid gigs offered to musicians and artists through events programming: 334
Number of stages happening at the same time at BKCM’s Spring Benefit Open Stages: 15!
Notable new partnerships: Issue Project Room, Arab-American Family Support Center, Women for Afghan Women, Razom for Ukraine

 

If you are part of a community group and are interested in partnering for an event, please contact Miranda Knutson, the Events and Community Partnerships Manager at miranda.knutson@bkcm.org


UPCOMING EVENTS

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Jingle Fest

December 03, 2022

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 4-5:30pm (BKCM Concert Hall and Garden)

Featuring BKCM faculty and students, Jingle Fest will kick off the holiday season with a jolly celebration of music to ring in Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Bring the whole family to this festive holiday concert and sing-along! Each RSVP = 1 ticket to Jingle Fest! We invite you to attend all of our BKCM Holiday Events! Check out Holiday Caroling (Dec 10), our Kwanzaa Celebration (Dec 17), and our Klezmer Hanukkah Celebration (Dec 18).

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Forgotten Songs

December 03, 2022

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 8pm (BKCM Concert Hall)

Alexandra Selawsky, soprano and Emile Blondel, piano will perform works of Debussy, Grieg, Quilter, & more in "Forgotten Songs". Tickets are free. Donations will be accepted at the door.  

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The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra in Concert

December 04, 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 5pm (St Ann and the Holy Trinity)

The BCCO will perform music by Copland, Debussy and Farrenc.

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Holiday Caroling

December 10, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 2-3:30pm (Meet at BKCM)

A beloved Brooklyn Conservatory of Music tradition — holiday caroling! Please join us as we spread cheer throughout the neighborhood. All ages, voices, and faiths are welcome.

Arrive promptly at 2pm to the BKCM Garden for warm, festive drinks and a chance to warm up your voice before spreading out around Park Slope. We will divide into separate groups for family music and for four-part madrigals, so there will be something to sing for everyone! Download the lyric book here. PS: Don't forget to wear comfy shoes and warm layers! We invite you to attend all of our BKCM Holiday Events! Check out Jingle Fest (Dec 3), our Kwanzaa Celebration (Dec 17), and our Klezmer Hanukkah Celebration (Dec 18).

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Melvis Santa's Jazz Orishas

December 10, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 8 PM (BKCM Concert Hall)

The Jazz Orishas quintet is Melvis Santa’s most recent band. Orishas are the deities of the Yoruba tradition. Each represents a particular essence of nature. Jazz music, also stemmed from African roots, originated as a language for resilience, freedom of expression, and thoughts. With this project, Melvis explore both traditions through original composition from a contemporary perspective, establishing herself as a creative bandleader and a multi-disciplinary storyteller that makes a point in connecting her Cuban heritage with the sounds of Jazz, which she continues to absorb since her arrival in New York City. Melvis graduated from the prestigious Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Havana Cuba in 2001 in Piano and Music Education. She has toured and performed extensively with multiple projects as a bandleader, as well as part of other bands, including Kenny Garrett, Chucho Valdes and Irakere, Muñequitos de Matanzas, and Buenavista Social Club. Other special collaborations include Charles Tolliver, Andy Bey, Ravi Coltrane, Arturo O’Farrill and ALJA, David Virelles, Roman Diaz, Xiomara Laugart and others. This concert is part of a series of events hosted by Melvis Santa at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music as an awardee of the 2022-2023 BKCM Jazz Leaders Fellowship.

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Vocal Percussion in Music Therapy

December 11, 2022 - June 12, 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022, 2-5pm

Music Therapy at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music invites all MT-BCs and LCATs to “Vocal Percussion in Music Therapy,” a virtual workshop being offered on Sunday, December 11 from 2-5pm, presented by Anthony J. Riscica, Jr. (MA, LCAT, MT-BC).

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Kwanzaa Celebration

December 17, 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022 — 4-5:30 pm

All are invited to a family songwriting workshop centered on the principles of Kwanzaa. This event is best suited for kids ages 8 to 14 years old. Parents are welcome too! Held in BKCM's Concert Hall (58 7th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217).
We invite you to attend all of our BKCM Holiday Events! Check out Jingle Fest (Dec 3), Holiday Caroling (Dec 10), and our Klezmer Hanukkah Celebration (Dec 18).

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Klezmer Hanukkah Celebration

December 18, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022 — 3-4:30 pm

BKCM's annual Klezmer Hanukkah celebration is open for all to attend! Celebrate Hanukkah with BKCM and our Community Klezmer Band led by Ira Temple. (Check back soon for location info.)

We invite you to attend all of our BKCM Holiday Events! Check out Jingle Fest (Dec 3), Holiday Caroling (Dec 10), and our Kwanzaa Celebration (Dec 17).

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BKCM Jazz Program Open House 1

January 07, 2023

Saturday, January 7, 2023 - 11:45am-12:45pm

Meet our jazz faculty and bring your instrument to audition for a spot in the BKCM Jazz Program! For students in 6th to 12th grades  

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Meet the Woodwinds!

January 07, 2023

Saturday, January 7, 2023 - 3 - 3:30pm

SESSION 1: 3-3:30pm

Meet the Woodwinds will be a fun and interactive program for all ages; this program is perfect for beginner music students.

The event will include a short performance, an interactive portion, a Q&A and an instrument petting zoo!

SESSION 2: 4-5pm

From 4 - 5pm, BKCM will host a Woodwinds Open House. Students ages 9 and up can sign up for a free 5-minute woodwind lesson.

Tickets are FREE! Capacity is limited, so RSVP while tickets last. An RSVP is valid for 1 child and up to 2 adults. Want to meet even more instruments? From now through March, we'll be holding sessions for flute and bass, voice and guitar. See below for upcoming dates. We'll see you there!

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Meet the Flute and Bass!

January 15, 2023

Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 2:40-3:10pm

Meet the Flute and Bass will be a fun and interactive program for all ages; this program is perfect for beginner music students.

The event will include a short performance, an interactive portion, a Q&A and an instrument petting zoo!

Tickets are FREE! Capacity is limited, so RSVP while tickets last. An RSVP is valid for 1 child and up to 2 adults. Want to meet even more instruments? See below for upcoming dates. We'll see you there!

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Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale presents Mozart's Requiem (St Ann & The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights)

February 10, 2023

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 7:30PM

Stay tuned for more info about this event! To learn more about the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, go to bkcm.org/lessons-classes-ensembles/bcc/

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Meet the Voice!

February 25, 2023

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 3 - 3:30pm, 4-5pm

SESSION 1 (3-3:30pm):

Meet the Voice will be a fun and interactive program for all ages; this program is perfect for beginner music students.

The event will include a short performance, an interactive portion and a Q&A.

SESSION 2 (4-5 pm):

From 4 - 5pm, BKCM will host a Voice Open House. Students ages 8 and up can sign up for a free 5-minute voice lesson.

Tickets are FREE! Capacity is limited, so RSVP while tickets last. An RSVP is valid for 1 child and up to 2 adults. Want to meet even more instruments? From now through March, we'll be holding sessions for flute and bass, voice and guitar. See below for upcoming dates. We'll see you there!

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Meet the Guitar!

March 05, 2023

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 2:40-3:10pm

Meet the Guitar will be a fun and interactive program for all ages; this program is perfect for beginner music students.

The event will include a short performance, an interactive portion, a Q&A and an instrument petting zoo!

Tickets are FREE! Capacity is limited, so RSVP while tickets last. An RSVP is valid for 1 child and up to 2 adults. Want to meet even more instruments? See below for upcoming dates. We'll see you there!

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The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra in Concert (The Brooklyn Museum)

March 11, 2023

Saturday, March 11, 2022 - 1pm and 3:30pm

The BCCO will present our Favorite Family Concert: Petra and Wolfie!

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DICHTER PROJECT: JOSEPH VON EICHENDORFF

March 18, 2023

Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 7:30 pm

The Dichter Project returns with earthy, playful, and iconic settings of Joseph von Eichendorff by Robert Schumann and Hugo Wolf. General Admission: $50 (not included in digital subscription) Purchase In Person Tickets  

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Crossings: Malang Jobarteh, kora & Chelsea Randall, piano

March 23, 2023

Thursday, March 23, 2023 — 7pm

Gambian kora virtuoso Malang Jobarteh and acclaimed pianist Chelsea Randall will join forces for an exciting collaboration exploring the intersections between African music and 20th and 21st century piano repertoire which draws inspiration from and incorporates elements of African rhythms and harmonies. The program will juxtapose traditional and new works for kora with piano pieces by György Ligeti, John Cage, Tania León, Joshua Uzoigwe and Fred Onovwerosuoke, and will feature the world premiere of a new composition for kora and piano written by Jobarteh and Randall. A festive reception will follow the concert. Program TBA. Crossings is supported by New Music USA’s 2022-23 Creator Development Fund. To purchase tickets, go HERE! Tickets: $25 in person GA available in advance online and at the door.

Discount code for Brooklyn Conservatory students: korapiano

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Meet the Flute and Bass!

March 26, 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 2:40-3:10pm

Meet the Flute and Bass will be a fun and interactive program for all ages; this program is perfect for beginner music students.

The event will include a short performance, an interactive portion, a Q&A and an instrument petting zoo!

Tickets are FREE! Capacity is limited, so RSVP while tickets last. An RSVP is valid for 1 child and up to 2 adults.

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The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra in Concert (St Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights)

June 03, 2023

Saturday, June 3, 2022 - 7:30pm

The BCCO will perform Rachmaninoff Symphony no.2. This program will also feature winners of BKCM's Suzuki Department Competition.

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