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March 2019

Inside Out XI: BRAIN TRUST and Air Ceremony

Sunday March 31 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

Park Slope's celebrated jazz and creative music series continues for its 11th installment, with two bands made up of some of the finest creative musicians Brooklyn has to offer. Experience rising stars like Kate Gentile and Aaron Quinn alongside weathered voices like Michaël Attias. Set I: BRAIN TRUST Jake Henry - trumpet Aaron Quinn - guitar Drew Wesely - guitar Raf Vertesen - drum set Drawing from a shared interest in the intersection of melodic and textural approaches to improvisation, this quartet can…

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April 2019

Faculty Feature Fridays – Emilie Lesbros | William Lang

Friday April 5 @ 6:00 pm
$10.00 – $15.00

The Faculty Feature Fridays Concert Series celebrates the diversity and exceptional talent of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's faculty. Emilie Lesbros, a unique voice, some instruments and what she calls "Parrhesia Music” : described as saying something boldly and freely without leaving any doubt behind. Free and precise, releases anger and excitement, joy and sadness, in a crazy energy that makes each performance a unique moment. Emilie Lesbros - voice, guitar and surprises William Lang, of Music Partners, presents Eve Beglarian's …

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Meet the Chorus | 1PM

Saturday April 6 @ 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States
$5.00 – $15.00

The popular Family Concert Series continues! Join us as we learn about the very first instrument in existence--The VOICE--and all the incredible ways humans have used their voices together in song throughout history.   We'll explore basic concepts like melody and harmony; different voice parts and vocal techniques; and genres of music, from early sacred chant to secular classical music and opera to gospel, folk, and pop. Featuring professional baritone and teaching artist, Steven Herring, Meet the Chorus will be…

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Meet the Chorus | 3PM

Saturday April 6 @ 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States
$5.00 – $15.00

The popular Family Concert Series continues! Join us as we learn about the very first instrument in existence--The VOICE--and all the incredible ways humans have used their voices together in song throughout history.   We'll explore basic concepts like melody and harmony; different voice parts and vocal techniques; and genres of music, from early sacred chant to secular classical music and opera to gospel, folk, and pop. Featuring professional baritone and teaching artist, Steven Herring, Meet the Chorus will be…

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Music Therapy Parent Workshop with Lucina Clarke

Friday April 12 @ 6:00 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Room 35
Free

Envision me: It's time to see me Finding me........ I may have been lost but now I am found. Lucina Clarke, Executive Director of My Time, Inc. and Toby Williams, Music Therapy Director, BKCM lead a workshop of breathing, sounding, positive framing, writing and art to help reduce burnout and lead to better self care. Envision yourself fully by creating pictures from words and positive phrases to maintain positivity and motivation. This keepsake reminder will allow parents to see and…

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Music Therapy Parent Talks – Turning 5: Kindergarten and Special Education Part One: Advocating for Your Child

Thursday April 18 @ 6:30 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States
Free

If your preschool-aged child is currently receiving special education services or therapy, advocating for an appropriate kindergarten program is critical.  In this presentation, Sarah Birnbaum, of New York Special Needs Support, will provide you with invaluable guidance on: Determining Your Public and Private School Options Finding an Appropriate Kindergarten Program Obtaining Evaluations; and Advocating for Your Child at Your Turning 5 IEP Meeting “One talk from Sarah Birnbaum likely changed the course of my child’s life.” –Parent Feedback, Fall 2016 Workshop

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Parlour Room Sessions: Sugar Vendil

Saturday April 27 @ 5:30 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States
$10 – $15

Sugar Vendil is a composer, pianist, interdisciplinary artist and theatre maker. Her artistic practice is strongly rooted in rigorous discipline as a musician and gradually expanded into performance that integrates music, movement, and unconventional approaches to the piano.  As a collaborative artist, Vendil has been commissioned for a variety of projects by visual artists, fashion designers, and choreographers. She is a proud second generation Filipinx American. Vendil has performed at a variety of venues, ranging from arts spaces such as BAM Fisher,…

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Inside Out XII: Jessica Pavone String Quartet and James Brandon Lewis Trio

Sunday April 28 @ 8:00 pm
$15 – $20

Set I: J.Pavone String Ensemble Jessica Pavone - compositions, viola Abby Swidler - viola Angela Morris - violin Erica Dicker - violin Set II: James Brandon Lewis Trio James Brandon Lewis - Tenor Saxophone Luke Stewart - Bass Warren G. Crudup, III - Drums

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May 2019

Music Therapy Parent Talks – Turning 5: Kindergarten and Special Education Kindergarten and Special Education Part Two: Understanding Your Child’s Legal Rights

Thursday May 2 @ 6:30 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States
Free

If your child may need special education services in kindergarten, understanding your legal rights is crucial. Greg Cangiano and Abbie Smith, firm partners of Skyer Law, a New York City-based firm led by Regina Skyer, renowned special education attorney, and author of How to Survive Turning 5, will guide you through: Understanding Your Legal Rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Pursuing All of Your Legal Options Equipping Yourself for a Possible Legal Battle with the DOE; and Managing the Tuition Reimbursement…

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Faculty Feature Friday – Ochion Jewell | Johnna Wu | Jeong Lim Yang

Friday May 3 @ 6:00 pm
$10.00 – $15.00

The Faculty Feature Friday Concert Series celebrates the diversity and exceptional talent of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music's faculty. Ochion Jewell, Music Partners, and pianist/composer Cat Toren perform free improvisations based on total spontaneous risk in regard to harmony, melody, and rhythm. Ochion Jewell - tenor saxophone Cat Toren - piano Johnna Wu, Community Music School Chamber Instructor, presents works by contemporary composers, "I like to eat ice cream" by Simon Kanzler, "Patina" by Zosha Di Castri, and "Improvisation" by…

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Music Therapy Sings the 80s!

Tuesday May 7 @ 6:00 pm
$250 – $25000

Join us for BKCM’s Spring benefit, an 80s night celebrating our amazing Music Therapy clients. Mark your calendars for a trip down memory lane, with live 80s music, drinks, dancing and delicious food.  See pictures from last year's party here. Proceeds from the Music Therapy Gala benefit the Conservatory’s community outreach programs which provide high-quality music education and music therapy to more than 6,000 New Yorkers every year. Can’t make it, but would like to donate or send a Music Therapy…

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Connection Works presents Wide Open Works: Erik Friedlander Solo & WORKS

Saturday May 11 @ 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States
$15.00

Erik Friedlander  - cello   WORKS Michel Gentile - flute Daniel Kelly - piano Rob Garcia - drums www.erikfriedlander.com www.connectionworks.org www.bkcm.org Connection Works is an artist-run non-profit organization (501c3) that engages the Brooklyn community with world-class jazz performances and educational events.   This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Wide Open Works is made possible, in part, with public funds from the Decentralization…

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June 2019

Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale: A Glorious Finale

Sunday June 2 @ 3:00 pm
Old First Reformed Church, 729 Carroll St
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
$15 – $20

Music from Britain and the Americas Join legendary director Nelly Vuksic in celebrating her final concert as director of the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale. Including works by Britten, Billings, Escobar, Barber, and Piazzolla.  

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Connection Works Presents Wide Open Works: Seven-Piece Chamber Jazz Ensemble Wide Open

Saturday June 8 @ 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States

Connection Works presents Wide Open Works Seven-piece chamber jazz ensemble Wide Open Sara Caswell - violin Michel Gentile - flute Jacob Garchik - trombone Anna Webber - saxophones Daniel Kelly - piano Matt Pavolka - bass Rob Garcia - drums www.connectionworks.org www.bkcm.org Connection Works is an artist-run non-profit organization (501c3) that engages the Brooklyn community with world-class jazz performances and educational events.   This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural…

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BCCO Plays Mahler Symphony no. 4

Sunday June 16 @ 4:00 pm
Congregation Beth Elohim, 271 Garfield Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
$15 – $20

Join us for Mahler's lyrical and exuberant 4th Symphony! Mahler Symphony no. 4 in G Major The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra Dorothy Savitch, music director Katherine Wessinger, soprano Erik Ryding, guest speaker The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra is a division of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, which has been serving the New York musical community for over a century. As the BCCO looks to its 17th year, the word “Community” in our name has ever deeper meaning. For the eighth consecutive…

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Exploring the Metropolis: Music by Kate Gentile

Sunday June 16 @ 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States

Join Kate Gentile and her bandmates for a performance of works composed by Kate during the EtM Con Edison Composer Residencies. The EtM Con Edison Composer Residencies serve three constituencies: (1) the composers who receive long-term, no-cost workspace; (2) the host cultural facilities that maximize underutilized space and also present the artists in a free public program; (3) the community which is invited to at least one free program – a master class, a concert, a lecture/demonstration or a workshop. EtM…

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Yoko Yates Quintet

Friday June 21 @ 7:30 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States

Beloved BKCM faculty member Composer / Pianist Yoko Yates and guest artists perform her original compositions and improvisations in the setting of a quartet or quintet joined by woodwinds Jamie Baum (flute & alto flute) Sam Sadigursky (alto saxophone, clarinet & bass clarinet) Aryeh Kobrinsky (bass) Jeff Hirshfield (drums) $15 General Admission / $10 ages 16 and under (tickets available for purchase at the door)

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3rd Annual World Refugee Day Festival

Saturday June 22 @ 3:00 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States

In celebration of World Refugee Day, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) partners with Spaceworks and refugee-focused organizations Catholic Charities of NY, CAMBA, the Business Center for New Americans, The Children's Museum of Art, International Rescue Committee (IRC), New Women New Yorkers, Tanabel, and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to host the 3rd annual World Refugee Day Festival, a community celebration of music, art and cuisine in Park Slope. The June 22 event is FREE and open to the…

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Brooklyn Harmonics Spring Concert: Joyride 7PM Concert

Tuesday June 25 @ 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States
$15 – $20

BKCM’s premier vocal ensemble finishes their 18-19 season with Joyride, a small-p-political, big-heart birthday present to America. This close-harmony, contemporary vocal group is led by Broadway music director, orchestrator and arranger Jeff Klitz (former Yale Whiffenpoof music director, and current lecturer in Yale’s Music Dept.).  Joyride will feature the lyrics and poetry of Julie Flanders(award-winning poet/lyricist, October Project), Jeff’s arrangements of original tunes and popular songs, and bassist Dan Chmielinski (Joey Alexander, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) and renowned drummer Bryan Carter (NBC's Maya and Marty, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling).  Coming your…

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Brooklyn Harmonics Spring Concert: Joyride 8:30PM Concert

Tuesday June 25 @ 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn , NY 11217 United States
$15 – $20

BKCM’s premier vocal ensemble finishes their 18-19 season with Joyride, a small-p-political, big-heart birthday present to America. This close-harmony, contemporary vocal group is led by Broadway music director, orchestrator and arranger Jeff Klitz (former Yale Whiffenpoof music director, and current lecturer in Yale’s Music Dept.). Joyride will feature the lyrics and poetry of Julie Flanders (award-winning poet/lyricist, October Project), Jeff’s arrangements of original tunes and popular songs, and bassist Dan Chmielinski (Joey Alexander, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) and renowned drummer Bryan Carter (NBC's Maya and Marty, Jazz at Lincoln Center). Coming…

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