The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra will be joined by Violinist Alice Ivy-Pemberton in concert.
The program will include:
Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
Ravel: Tzigane, Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin
Brahms: Symphony no. 2 in D Major
Alice Ivy-Pemberton, eighteen, began playing violin at age four and studied with Nurit Pacht at the Lucy Moses School of the Kaufman Music Center in New York for ten years. Alice is now a first-year student under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School where she has been awarded a Kovner Fellowship, the conservatory’s comprehensive four-year merit-based scholarship.
When she was ten, Alice played on NPR’s “From the Top” and the PBS series “From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall” in which she performed solo, as well as together with Gil Shaham playing the Bach Double Concerto. In 2010 Alice was chosen to compete in the Menuhin Competition in Oslo where she was selected as one of eight finalists. She has won first prize in the 2008 ISO Concerto Competition, the 2009-2010 Greenwich Village Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition, the 2011 New York Chamber Players Orchestra Annual Music Competition, and the 2007, 2012, and 2015 Lucy Moses School Concerto Competitions. In 2014, she performed in duet with the violinist Robert McDuffie at the Kaufman Music Center’s Benefit Gala, was awarded the Grand Prize of the Young Artist Competition of the Ensemble 212 orchestra (performing solo with them in Merkin Concert Hall), and also garnered first prize in the Young Artist Competition of Long Island’s Sound Symphony, performing the Tchaikovsky violin concerto with them in November of that year. She has performed solo (in recital and with orchestra) in many venues in New York City, including Zankel Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Symphony Space, Bargemusic, and the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage of Carnegie Hall.
Alice is an avid chamber musician and has been first violinist in various chamber ensembles selected by the New York Youth Symphony to perform in Weill Recital Hall for the past five years. Her chamber group, the Tempus Trio, was awarded the Kaufman Music Center’s Roberta Rettner Prize for Chamber Ensemble (2013-2014) and the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program’s McCrindle Fellowship (2013-2014). In February 2015, Alice performed in Denver on NPR’s “From the Top” as a member of the Eris Quartet (formed at the Perlman Music Program in the summer of 2014). She has performed in master classes with David Cerone, Miriam Fried, Ida Kavafian, Masao Kawasaki, Patinka Kopec, Mark Peskanov, and Arnold Steinhardt, among others, and she has received significant additional coaching from violinist Yuval Waldman for several years. Since 2012, Alice has been a member of the Perlman Music Program, attending the Program’s Summer Music School on Shelter Island, as well as its Sarasota and Tel Aviv Residencies. She was the 2012 New York Youth Symphony’s Roy and Shirley Durst Début Artist, accompanied by the orchestra as she soloed together with Cho-Liang Lin, Michelle Kim, and Samuel Katz at the Symphony’s 50th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Gala Concert in November of that year. Alice was praised in a review of that concert in the New York Times for her “sweet-toned playing” and a performance that was “most memorable.”
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Community Orchestra (BCCO) has been serving the New York musical community for over a century. Who are the members of the BCCO? One of us may be your child’s middle school art teacher, another may be your attorney, and another may even be your minister. At your local cafe, one of us may be on stage playing bluegrass, while another one of us serves you your coffee. We’re your neighbors and friends. We’re the BCCO.
Tickets are non-refundable.