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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An Evening of Indian Classical Music

August 28, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 5pm

Join us for a traditional Indian classical music concert on Sunday, August 28 at 5pm in our Concert Hall. Sameer Gupta will open with a solo tabla performance followed by vocalist Samarth Nagarkar. Both performers will discuss the music on the program. Rohan Prabhudesai will accompany both artists on harmonium. Doors open at 4:30pm.

West African Drumming Workshop with Amos Kwaku Gabia: Session 1

September 10, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022 – 10 am-12 pm

Join Amos Kwaku Gabia for a West African drumming professional development workshop. The event will take place at the BKCM Concert Hall. Participants will learn and practice basic rhythmic technique on the djembe, kpalango and dun dun. The workshop will include drumming, storytelling, dance and song from Ghana. Drums and small percussion will be provided, or you may bring your own. Please feel free to record on your devices! *This workshop is the first session of a two-part series. Session II will take place in Spring 2023 (date TBA; more information to come.) Participants can register for either session, but we hope you will attend both.*

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Fall Fest 2022

September 10, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022– 2:00-5:00PM

Join us for Fall Fest 2022 and sample a variety of offerings from our Community Music School (CMS)! This FREE event will feature free 5-minute sample lessons, meet-and-greets with our world-class faculty, performances, a Music Therapy and Suzuki information booth and more. Bring the whole family! All ages, experience levels and areas of interest are welcome. Sign-ups will take place on-site. Masks are required inside the building at all times.

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The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale's Mozart Requiem Workshop

September 17, 2022

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 3:00 - 9:00 pm

The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Chorale invites you to a workshop of Mozart's Requiem Mass. Join us to study and sing through Mozart's mysterious masterpiece!

3-6 PM • Rehearsal and workshop 6-7:30 PM • Cider and socializing 8-9 PM • Full run-through with soloists All are welcome to participate!  Suggested Donation: $30 This event will serve as a fundraiser for the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale.

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Intersections: Exploring Irish & Indian Musics

September 18, 2022

Sunday, September 18 - 8PM

This free concert will explore the liminal spaces between Irish traditional music and Indian classical music. Lively blended compositions drawing from Irish traditional music and Indian Classical music will be performed by renowned musicians: Sameer Gupta (tabla), Jay Gandhi (bansuri), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Jerry O’Sullivan (Uilleann pipes), Seagda Coyle (accordion), and ethnomusicologist Colin Harte (piano/bodhrán/voice). Where: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

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The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale presents Heavenward - (St Ann & The Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St, Brooklyn)

September 23, 2022

Friday, September 23rd, 2022 - 7:30pm

The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale and musical director Nicholas Nicassio present “Heavenward,” a concert of Romantic Era works by Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, R. Nathaniel Dett, Franz Liszt, and others. Now in its 17th season, this dynamic 50+ member choir performs a rich variety of musical styles, both a cappella and with a variety of accompaniment. Conducted by Dr. Nick Nicassio, this ensemble meets on Monday evenings and performs two to three concerts per season for the community. Members develop their vocal technique and musicianship through exciting and vibrant repertoire from the past and present. Singers build essential skills such as singing harmony, sight-singing and expanding vocal range.

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The BCCO presents Music from the Movies! - The Old Stone House (336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY)

October 02, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 5pm

The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra and Dorothy Savitch, Music Director, present Music from the Movies! with special guest soprano Christine Cornell. This event is free and open to the community. It will take place at The Old Stone House (336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215). Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. The program will feature music from Encanto, West Side Story, Magnificent 7, Die Hard, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Wizard of Oz and more!

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Save the Date: House Party 2022

November 10, 2022

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 7-10PM

Save the date for the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's beloved fall fundraiser, House Party 2022! Come celebrate 125 years of BKCM with food, drinks and music. HP22 will be an epic event in our 10,000 sq. 137-year-old, five-level Victorian mansion, private garden and the surrounding sidewalks & street. Get ready for a night of 30+ musical acts and experiences with surprises guaranteed. The event also serves as a fundraiser supporting music education and music therapy programming across NYC's five boroughs. This is an adults only celebration. Tickets will be available soon! Stay tuned. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Director of Marketing and Development, Rose Crichton at rose.crichton@bkcm.org All sponsor levels offer VIP tickets.

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