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 2022-23 Events By The Numbers:
Number of events held: 247
Number of events that were free: 218
Number of Performers Brought Together by Our Events: 1870

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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The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale presents Mozart's Requiem & Songs of Renewal and Assurance

February 10, 2023

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 7:30PM (St Ann & The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights)

Now in its 17th season, this dynamic 50-plus member choir performs a rich variety of musical styles, both a cappella and with a variety of instrumental accompaniments. Conducted by Dr. Nicholas Nicassio, this ensemble meets on Monday evenings and performs two to three concerts per season in Brooklyn. At this concert, the Chorale will present Mozart's Requiem, featuring the chorus, soloists, and a chamber orchestra composed of BKCM faculty members and members of the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (director Dorothy Savitch). The program will highlight songs of renewal and assurance, with diverse selections ranging from Billy Joel's "Lullaby" to the traditional "Ani ma’amin." To learn more about the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, go to bkcm.org/lessons-classes-ensembles/bcc/

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Brooklyn Bound at BKCM

February 11, 2023

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 8pm (58 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217)

BKCM is excited to present a concert by the esteemed percussion quartet Sō Percussion, award-winning choreographer/director of the African Music Ensembles of Princeton University Olivier P. Tarpaga and sisters and percussion duo NOMON. Tickets for the concert can be purchased below; our suggested price per ticket is $20. See more on our "pay as you wish" ticketing model below.

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"INCLUDEnyc Talk with Melinda Burke: Working With and Through Your Child's Behaviors

February 13, 2023

Monday, February 13, 2023 — 6:30 - 8PM (VIRTUAL)

Melinda Burke, a family educator at INCLUDEnyc and founding member of The Bench - BKCM's very own Music Therapy Parent Support Collective, returns in February with a short presentation about working with and through your child's behaviors. The discussion will include the basics of the Pyramid Model (the most often used model in special education schools across NYC) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and how to use these methodologies at home and in the community. The presentation will be followed by an open discussion/Q&A where parents can ask questions and share any solutions/tips with one another. Register for this Zoom discussion here.

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Connection & Harmony: A Sing-Along Celebration of Black Musical Ideas and Interpretations

February 17, 2023

Friday, February 17, 2023 - 4 - 4:45 pm

All families are invited to join BKCM in the Concert Hall for a sing-along in honor of Black History Month! This afternoon will be an educational, multimedia and interactive experience best suited for little kids ages 2-6 years old and their parents. Hosted by BKCM Faculty Member and Director of DEI Uton Onyejekwe and accompanied by BKCM Faculty Member Lafayette Harris, the sing-along will allow children to explore the influence of prominent Black musicians and civil rights leaders in American history through song, dance and video. The sing-along will highlight the way Black artists have taken popular stories, songs, and even classroom concepts and creatively reimagined them. The event will also celebrate various musical genres of the Black American tradition, from jazz to R&B to hip hop.
We suggest an $8 contribution per ticket. Learn more about our sliding scale ticketing policy below.

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Sword Dance Festival - Free Family Performance

February 19, 2023

Sunday, February 19th, 2023 - 12:30 pm

37th Annual New York Sword Dance Festival.  Free family-friendly performance of modern interpretations of traditional winter-time northern English dances.  Enjoy energetic rapper sword dancing and mystical long sword dancing performed to live music on a variety of acoustic instruments.  For more information, visit halfmoonsword.org.

We are not accepting RSVPs. This event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL!

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History through Music: Protest and Freedom Songs with Tahira Clayton

February 25, 2023

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 4-5pm

Come join BKCM for an interactive workshop/performance class focused on music and history in honor of Black History Month.
Participants will learn Protest and Freedom Songs from Antebellum through the Civil Rights movement. As a group, we will sing songs and learn the history and meaning behind such famous pieces as "This Little Light Of Mine", "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody", "Kumbaya", and "I'm going to have a seat at the Welcome Table."
We welcome all parents & kids to join us for this event; the content is geared for children ages 9 years old and up, but all will be able to participate.
This will be led by faculty member and vocalist Tahira Clayton; students will also be accompanied by piano & bass. Through BKCM's Music Partners department, Tahira Clayton is currently teaching this curriculum to students at M.S. 50.
 
We suggest an $8 contribution per ticket. Learn more about our sliding scale ticketing policy below.

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2023-2024 Suzuki Prospective Parent Orientation #2

February 26, 2023

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 5:45pm - 7pm

Register today for our Suzuki Prospective Parent Orientations (2023-2024 school year). We have an additional orientation scheduled for Sunday, March 19. Our renowned Suzuki program includes private lessons, group classes, theory classes and parent classes in piano, flute, guitar, bass, cello, viola and violin. Please call our registration team at 718-622-3300 to sign up for the orientation. Financial aid is available. Learn more about our Suzuki program at https://suzuki.bkcm.org/about-suzuki/#enrollment.

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Play Practice~Practice Play: Special Edition - Being in Balance with Aaron Ford

March 04, 2023

Saturday, March 4, 2023 – 4:00-6:00 pm (BKCM Concert Hall - 58 7th Ave.)

Play Practice~Practice Play has been an ongoing series of workshops curated and facilitated by Sheri Gottlieb. She will lead the opening activity followed by an in depth workshop led by Aaron Ford. Aaron Ford will be the guest facilitator for this special workshop, intended for music education professionals and students of music education. Please note: this is an adults-only workshop. Playful body awareness focused dance/movement explorations such as Brain Dance, bean bag pathways, and obstacle courses accompanied by improvised music lead to a greater sense of balance in both stillness and active movement.  Developing balance skills at all ages promotes vestibular function, heightened body awareness and coordination, and leads to aesthetic satisfaction in both creative and functional movement.

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Meet the Guitar!

March 05, 2023

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 2:40-3:10pm (BKCM Concert Hall - 58 7th Ave.)

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!

Ben Tweel in Concert at BKCM

March 05, 2023

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 7:30 pm - STANDING ROOM TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Brooklyn musician and BKCM Suzuki parent Ben Tweel performs live music from his recent album “Bring in the Lampstand and Light Its Lamps.” The music is an exploration of family through sound, rendered as atmospheric electroacoustic music through live and processed instruments. Woven through the compositions are bits of his children’s (BKCM) music lessons and their own musical explorations.

The suggested price per ticket for this event is $10. See more about our sliding scale model below.

Due to the high demand for this event, any tickets purchased from February 2nd onward will be considered STANDING ROOM only.

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Vocal Percussion in Music Therapy

March 06, 2023 - June 12, 2022

Monday, March 6, 2023 — 6-9pm

Music Therapy at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music invites all MT-BCs and LCATs to another session of “Vocal Percussion in Music Therapy,” a virtual workshop being offered on Monday, March 6 from 6-9pm, presented by Anthony J. Riscica, Jr. (MA, LCAT, MT-BC).

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The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra in Concert

March 11, 2023

Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 1pm and 3:30pm (The Brooklyn Museum)

Petra and Wolfie Returns! Join the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra for a zany family concert featuring the Conservatory’s 65 member orchestra, hilarious comic actors Lorinne Lampert and Francis Heaney, music videos, songs, and a monster!  Featuring music from: Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and some of your favorite pop tunes! Museum admission is included with concert ticket purchase. Please note that there are two showtimes, 1pm and 3:30pm, when you are purchasing your tickets.
 
The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra is a passionate and diverse group of dedicated amateur and professional musicians that performs the great masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire to contemporary works by living composers. Now in its 21st year, the ensemble is composed of players from all walks of life, from your child’s middle school art teacher to a law professor or your local barista. The BCCO presents four to six concerts each year.
 
Tickets:
  • $20 for adults
  • $10 for children (18 and under)

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DICHTER PROJECT: JOSEPH VON EICHENDORFF

March 18, 2023

Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 7:30 pm (BKCM Concert Hall - 58 7th Ave.)

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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2023-2024 Suzuki Prospective Parent Orientation #3

March 19, 2023

Sunday, March 19, 2023, 5:45pm - 7pm

Register today for our Suzuki Prospective Parent Orientations (2023-2024 school year). We have an additional orientation scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26. Our renowned Suzuki program includes private lessons, group classes, theory classes and parent classes in piano, flute, guitar, bass, cello, viola and violin. Please call our registration team at 718-622-3300 to sign up for the orientation. Financial aid is available. Learn more about our Suzuki program at https://suzuki.bkcm.org/about-suzuki/#enrollment.

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Crossings: Malang Jobarteh, kora & Chelsea Randall, piano

March 23, 2023

Thursday, March 23, 2023 — 7pm (BKCM Concert Hall - 58 7th Ave.)

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 (BKCM Concert Hall - 58 7th Ave.)

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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Meet the Voice!

April 22, 2023

Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 3 - 3:30pm, 4-5pm (BKCM Concert Hall - 58 7th Ave.)

*This event was originally scheduled for Saturday, February 25th.*

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.

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West African Drumming Workshop with Amos Kwaku Gabia

May 07, 2023

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 4-6pm (BKCM Concert Hall - 58 7th Ave.)

Join Amos Kwaku Gabia for a West African drumming professional development workshop geared to ADULTS of all levels. 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!

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Save the Date: Open Stages 2023

May 13, 2023

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Save the Date for Open Stages 2023! Open Stages 2022 brought people together and spread good vibes throughout the neighborhood in a celebration of community, culture and Brooklyn’s vibrant music scene. Stoops, school lots, parks, gardens and sidewalks hosted more than 200 musicians throughout the day, including classical musicians, marching bands, kids groups, and so much more. Proceeds from the event helped to support BKCM’s community programs, which bring music education and music therapy to thousands of people across all five boroughs of New York City. Last year, BKCM’s FREE festival rocked Park Slope on Saturday, May 21st. Click here to read the post-event e-blast from last year's festival and click here to see our Flickr with photos from the day.

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The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra in Concert

June 03, 2023

Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 7:30pm (St Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights)

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

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