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Job’s Trials: A Jazz Song Cycle

November 19, 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021 – 7:30pm

Job’s Trials: A Jazz Song Cycle by bassist/composer Dan Loomis is an evocative musical dive into an ancient, universal story exploring why bad things happen to good people. Job stands up for his truth and dares to hold God to account. Loomis brings his unique compositional voice and signature soulful bass-playing to a new jazz song cycle form developed to bring this story alive. The fullness of the concert examines the most perplexing and powerful themes from the story: the ephemeral value of a virtuous life, the injustice of suffering, and the righteousness of rebellion. Tickets will be available for purchase online until Nov 19 at noon. The cost of admission is $15.

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Play Practice – Practice Play (Virtual Workshop – Part 1)

November 17, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – 6:30-7:30pm

This unique series of workshops is an opportunity for early childhood and elementary music educators to build their repertoire and develop skills in the field. Social-emotional content will be an integral focus as we return to in-person teaching. Workshops are $25 each.

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Wide Open Works (WOW)

November 14, 2021

Sunday, November 14, 2021 – 7:30-10pm

Connection Works, a leader in artist-run organizations, presents the next concert of the critically acclaimed music series Wide Open Works, now in its 15th season.

Neal Kirkwood’s 16-piece ensemble, featuring New York’s crème de la crème of jazz musicians, was formed in 2012. The ensemble's repertoire centers around Kirkwood’s vast catalog of compositions, with forays into the music of Gil Evans, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Kirkwood’s compositions draw from Duke Ellington’s melodic, harmonically rich music.  Other influences include Gil Evans, Igor Stravinsky, and Bela Bartok.  Music critic Tim Page describes Kirkwood’s music as “simultaneously modernist and immediately appealing: lyrical, gracious and rhapsodic in character.”

The cost of admission is $20. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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The People's Theatre Project Presents Doña Mañana

November 12, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021 – 7:30pm

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is excited to partner again with People's Theater Project who have performed at our World Refugee Day event for the past two years.

Run Time: 75 Min

The year is 3050. A group of immigrants have sparked revolution in the Nation, a dystopia where assimilation was forced. Hearing the collective voice of the people, Doña Mañana—one of the revolutionaries and now the first female, Afro-Latina president—and her team set out on a quest to dismantle the system and bring full liberation to the people.

Tickets are free. Please reserve up to 4 tickets below.

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House Party 2021

November 04, 2021

Thursday, November 4, 2021 – 7pm-10pm

BKCM’s legendary House Party is back. Our 2021 House Party will bring more than 30 musical acts and experiences, delicious food and drink, and of course, a few surprises. This year's House Party will be an indoor-outdoor event, taking place throughout our gorgeous Park Slope home, our gardens and surrounding spaces. Funds raised at the House Party support BKCM’s community programs, which provide high-quality music education and music therapy to thousands of youth and adults across New York City. Exclusive VIP tickets and general admission tickets are on sale now. This in-person, adults-only party will be one for the books, so get your tickets before they sell out by purchasing below or contacting development@bkcm.org. The deadline for purchasing tickets is 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021. For sponsorships and more information, contact Cara Search (Development Associate, Individual Giving) or Rose Crichton-White (Director of Marketing & Development).

COVID-19 SAFETY

We want to party safely! In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests, performers and event staff will be required to present same-day negative rapid test results (administered on Thursday, November 4, 2021). Guests will need to present same-day negative rapid test results from a certified testing site or by taking a rapid test on site at BKCM. A no-cost rapid test will be available to ALL ticketed partygoers at BKCM starting the morning of 11/4. If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card so that the insurance plan can be billed. Regardless, you will not need to pay for the rapid test. We will update our event website and notify party-goers of any changes to our event setup, testing or attendance policies. While BKCM is taking every precaution to keep our guests, staff, and musicians safe, the risk of COVID-19 transmission still exists whenever people gather. In purchasing a ticket, guests agree that they will not hold BKCM liable should they contract COVID-19 following the House Party.

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Halloween at Boo!KCM

October 31, 2021

Sunday, October 31 – 4-6pm – Free

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music hosts a Halloween event for the whole family! Join us outside of our building for a spine-chilling performance from a BKCM faculty string quartet, a haunted musical garden and, of course, candy!

The string quartet will feature Ali Kang and Jennifer Axelson (violins), Brian Thompson (viola) and Jenna Girone-Virgilio (cello).

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Halloween Parade - Postponed

October 30, 2021

New Date: Sunday, October 31 – Free

Park Slope's beloved Halloween Parade has been canceled for this Saturday, October 30. They will still be doing some of the programming on Sunday, but BKCM Community Brass Band will not be in attendance.

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Josh Sinton's Predicate Performs '4 freedoms' for Creative Quartet

October 29, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021 – 7:30pm

Josh Sinton's "4 freedoms" is a meditation on and exploration of the models of democracy and compassionate anarchy manifested in the musics of Duke Ellington, Anthony Braxton, Andrew Hill, Julius Hemphill and Henry Threadgill. All of these African-American artists created personal and startling musical counterpoint and in doing so, imagined a world where everyone's unique voice can be sounded together in a unique harmony. Sinton's piece is an expression of his respect, admiration and love for the work of these great artists.

The performance will feature composer Josh Sinton on woodwinds, Jonathan Finlayson on trumpet, Christopher Hoffman on cello and Tom Rainey on drums.

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PhiloSonia - ReCONNECT I: Opening Night Gala

October 23, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 7:30pm

From October to May, 2021, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music will be hosting four programs presented by PhiloSonia. PhiloSonia is an innovative chamber music series designed to create a personal connection between audience members and classical music. ReCONNECT I: Opening Night Gala will feature guest ensemble Carr-Petrova Duo, with Molly Carr on viola and Anna Petrova on piano. The performance will feature works by Florence Price, Clara Schumann, Michelle Ross, Henrique Eisenmann, JP Jofre and Amy Beach. For the full program, click here.

To learn more about PhiloSonia's upcoming performances at BKCM on Saturday, December 4; Saturday, March 26; and Saturday, May 21, click here.

  • Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass required to attend
  • Children under 12 must present a negative COVID test done within 7 days prior to the event.
  • Mask wearing will be required for all audience members throughout the concert.
  • For season tickets, please go to PhiloSonia's Eventbrite page, which can be found here.

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Turning Five: Kindergarten and Special Education — Your Child’s Options and Rights in 2022

October 19, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 – 6:30PM

FREE Information Session: If your preschool-aged child is currently receiving special education services or therapy, advocating for an appropriate kindergarten program is critical. For parents of children born in 2017, get a head start on the Turning Five process with Sarah Birnbaum, of New York Special Needs Support, and attorney Abbie Smith of Skyer Law. Abbie and Sarah will be joined by Dr. Laura Tagliareni and Dr. David Salsberg, neuropsychologists who have a practice together called PALS (Pediatric Assessment Learning and Support).

Attendees, please register HERE.

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Fabio Rojas Quintet

October 15, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021 – 8:00PM

Fabio Rojas is a Drummer/Film Composer and Educator based in NYC, originally from Valencia, Venezuela. On October 15 his quintet will be performing original compositions blending different trends and presenting some modern jazz as part of the new generation of artists, combining elements from the past, and always exploring the future with innovations.

This performance will feature Greg Osby on alto sax, Kevin Harris on piano, Gustavo D'Amico on tenor sax, Fabio Rojas on the drums, and Osmar Okuma on bass, which will make this concert an exhilarating and exploratory experience for the public. www.FabioRojasMusic.com

Fabio Rojas is one of 3,000 New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre. This concert will be part of the award program.

  • Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass required to attend
  • Children under 12 must present a negative COVID test done within 7 days prior to the event.
  • Mask wearing will be required for all audience members throughout the concert.
  • Tickets will be free and general admission. First come, first served.
  • Limited seating.

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Pop-up Mini-Lessons - Vanderbilt Avenue Open Streets - FREE

October 09, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021 – 1 PM

On Saturday, October 9 at 1 pm, swing by Vanderbilt Avenue Open Streets to blow some brass with instructor Heather Ewer. Learn more about Vanderbilt Avenue Open Streets here.

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Turning Five: Kindergarten and Special Education — Your Child’s Options and Rights in 2022

October 06, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – 6:30PM

FREE Information Session: If your preschool-aged child is currently receiving special education services or therapy, advocating for an appropriate kindergarten program is critical. For parents of children born in 2017, get a head start on the Turning Five process with Sarah Birnbaum, of New York Special Needs Support, and attorney Abbie Smith of Skyer Law. Abbie and Sarah will be joined by Dr. Laura Tagliareni and Dr. David Salsberg, neuropsychologists who have a practice together called PALS (Pediatric Assessment Learning and Support).

Attendees please register HERE.

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BKCM Mini-Lessons at the 46th Annual Atlantic Antic Festival – Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn between Boerum Place & Smith Street – FREE

October 03, 2021

Sunday, October 3, 2021 – 12PM-6PM

BKCM will host free mini-lessons this Sunday at the 46th Annual Atlantic Antic Festival! Join BKCM on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 12PM to 6PM for pop-up mini-lessons at the Kid's Zone, located on Atlantic Avenue between Boerum Place and Smith Street. Come by and try your hand at the tabla, violin and trumpet! Click here to learn more about the Atlantic Antic Festival.

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Wide Open Works: Trio vs Trio

September 26, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021 – 7:30PM

Two trios, one consisting of instruments from the Indian classical tradition and the other from the American jazz tradition, will each play a set of music, and then conclude the evening with a short set playing together.

  • A Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass is required to attend
  • Mask wearing will be required for all audience members throughout the concert.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door. - $15
  • Limited seating – so please arrive early to hold a spot.
  • A set number of free subsidized tickets are available through the Bergen Grant for BKCM students. Please email info@bkcm.org if you are interested.
 

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Race in My Face Part II: Where do we go from here?

September 26, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021 – 11:00AM-5:00PM

BKCM Music Therapy presents a six hour virtual workshop on cultural humility and creative arts therapy practice as part of its Continuing Education (CE) program. This workshop is open to all creative arts therapists in good standing and counts for 7 CMTE CEs and 6 LCAT CE's. Prior to the event, please complete the Zoom Meeting Registration Form, linked on your event ticket.

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Play Practice – Practice Play

September 25, 2021

Saturday, September 25, 2021 – 6:30-8:00PM

This unique series of workshops is an opportunity for early childhood and elementary music educators to build their repertoire and develop skills in the field. Social-emotional content will be an integral focus as we return to in-person teaching. Workshops are $25 each. Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass required to attend

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Turning Five: Kindergarten and Special Education — Your Child’s Options and Rights in 2022

September 23, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – 6:30PM

FREE Information Session: If your preschool-aged child is currently receiving special education services or therapy, advocating for an appropriate kindergarten program is critical. For parents of children born in 2017, get a head start on the Turning Five process with Sarah Birnbaum, of New York Special Needs Support, and attorney Abbie Smith of Skyer Law. Abbie and Sarah will be joined by Dr. Laura Tagliareni and Dr. David Salsberg, neuropsychologists who have a practice together called PALS (Pediatric Assessment Learning and Support).

Attendees, please register HERE.

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Opening the Gates

September 19, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021 – 7:30PM

Funded with the help of Brooklyn Council Arts, "Opening the Gates" is a project that narrates the stories of inspiring women throughout history with music. All the members of the band, a diverse group made up of only women, write and develop the music together, creating a storytelling format without musical pauses, where they connect and present all of the compositions with spoken-word narration. Both the music and the prose talk about the events and circumstances in which these brilliant women made a difference. Opening the Gates aspires to be an inspiration for young women, not only based on the content, but also by the presentation.

The band includes Amirtha Kidambi on voice, Kalia Vandever on Trombone, Charlotte Greve on alto saxophone, Endea Owens on bass, Lesley Mok on drums and Marta Sanchez on piano.

THIS CONCERT WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON ZOOM. JOIN US AT https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87168795387

  • Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass required to attend
  • Children under 12 must present a negative COVID test done within 7 days prior to the event.
  • Mask wearing will be required for all audience members throughout the concert.
  • Limited seating– Reserve your free ticket(s) below now!

Play Practice – Practice Play

September 17, 2021

Friday, September 17, 2021 – 6:30-8:00PM

This unique series of workshops is an opportunity for early childhood and elementary music educators to build their repertoire and develop skills in the field. Social-emotional content will be an integral focus as we return to in-person teaching. Workshops are $25 each. Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass required to attend

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Turning Five: Kindergarten and Special Education — Your Child’s Options and Rights in 2022

September 14, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – 6:30PM

FREE Information Session: If your preschool-aged child is currently receiving special education services or therapy, advocating for an appropriate kindergarten program is critical. For parents of children born in 2017, get a head start on the Turning Five process with Sarah Birnbaum, of New York Special Needs Support, and attorney Abbie Smith of Skyer Law. Abbie and Sarah will be joined by Dr. Laura Tagliareni and Dr. David Salsberg, neuropsychologists who have a practice together called PALS (Pediatric Assessment Learning and Support).

Attendees, please register HERE.

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Fall Fest 2021

September 10, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021 – 3:00-6:00PM

As you prepare to make plans for the fall, BKCM invites you to sample a variety of our upcoming Community Music School (CMS) offerings at Fall Fest 2021! This FREE event will feature 5-15-minute classes and private lessons, performances by faculty and students, meet-and-greets with our world-class faculty, a Music Therapy information booth and more. No matter your age, experience level, or area of interest, there is sure to be something for everyone at Fall Fest. Sign-ups will take place on-site. All attendees over 12 will be required to show their vaccine card or pass before coming indoors. Masks are required inside the building at all times.

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Midsummer Nights: Stoop Concerts! Kids Edition

August 19, 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021 – 4:30-6:00PM

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is excited to extend our Midsummer Nights: Stoop Concert series to be a part of NYC Homecoming Week. BKCM welcomes Melvis Santa, Grammy award winner, singer/songwriter who will be leading a stoop performance around the central element of Community. It will include a diverse repertory of traditional, classical, and original music written or dedicated to children. With percussion, piano, voice and of course audience interaction. Accompanying her will be Dylan Blanchard and Sebastian Lopez on percussion and chorus.

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Midsummer Nights: Stoop Concerts! *UPDATED LINEUP* An Evening of Jazz with Lafayette Harris, Ron Jackson, Ty Stephens and Antoine Drye

August 12, 2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021 – 4:30-6:00PM

BKCM welcomes an all-star lineup of jazz musicians to the penultimate stoop performance of the season. Unfortunately due to the heat wave, Houston Person will be unable to join us this Thursday. Pianist Lafayette Harris (one of our newest faculty members) will be joined by guitarist Ron Jackson, vocalist Ty Stephens (from the original Broadway cast of “Sophisticated Ladies”) and trumpeter Antoine Drye for an evening of jazz you won’t want to miss!

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Midsummer Nights: Stoop Concerts! The Kirk Driscoll Trio

August 05, 2021

Thursday, August 5, 2021 – 4:30-6:00PM

Now that summer is in full swing, BKCM welcomes the return of Midsummer Nights: Stoop Concerts! All in the community are invited to come and enjoy these free outdoor events, each featuring one or more of BKCM’s stellar musicians. The series continues with renowned drummer and BKCM faculty member Kirk Driscoll and his trio –  featuring pianist Steve Sandberg and bassist Micheal O’Brien. Join us on our stoop for an evening that is sure to have people dancing in the streets!

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Midsummer Nights: Stoop Concerts! Klezmer Music with Zoe Aqua, Dan Blacksberg, and Ira Temple *Rain or Shine!*

July 29, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021 – 4:30-6:00PM

Now that summer is in full swing, BKCM welcomes the return of Midsummer Nights: Stoop Concerts! All in the community are invited to come and enjoy these free outdoor events, each featuring one or more of BKCM’s stellar musicians. The series continues with the stunning sounds of Klezmer Band Camp leaders Zoe Aqua, Dan Blacksberg, and Ira Temple. The series continues on Thursdays, August 5 and August 12. Stay tuned for more information on the later performances!
In case of rain, the performance will take place in BKCM's tented garden.

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DEI Town Hall

July 28, 2021

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – 7:00PM

Join us for a Town Hall to update the BKCM community on our DEI efforts over the last 12 months.
Agenda:
  • Update on the facilitated process
  • Update from the three Pillar Groups in the BKCM DEI Working Group
  • How DEI is showing up in the work we do
  • Plans and priorities for the next six months, including a DEI Retreat on 8/4
  • Open discussion

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Midsummer Nights: Stoop Concerts! Jazz Vocal Trio with Tahira Clayton

July 22, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021 – 4:30-6:00PM

Now that summer is in full swing, BKCM welcomes the return of Midsummer Nights: Stoop Concerts! All in the community are invited to come and enjoy these free outdoor events, each featuring one or more of BKCM’s stellar musicians. The series kicks off with the stunning sounds of faculty member Tahira Clayton and her trio (featuring piano and bass). The series continues on Thursdays, July 29 (Klezmer Band with Zoe Aqua, Dan Blacksberg, and Ira Temple), August 5 and August 12. Stay tuned for more information on the later performances!

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BCCO Live at Old Stone House

June 30, 2021

Postponed to Monday, July 5, 2021 – 7:00PM — FREE! — Old Stone House 336 3rd st

BKCM closes out on June 30 at 7pm when the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO), led by Music Director Dorothy Savitch, perform at the Old Stone House for only the second time since the start of the pandemic. Featuring glorious music by Haydn, Dvorak and the Bruch violin concerto – with concertmaster Luis Casal – the evening will culminate with rousing highlights from” The Pirates of the Caribbean.” The BCCO is a passionate group of dedicated amateur and professionals who perform the great masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire. The community is invited to bring their lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets to celebrate the summer with BCCO.

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5th Annual World Refugee Day Music Festival

June 20, 2021

Friday, June 18, 2021 - 6:00PM - VIRTUAL FACEBOOK Event

Sunday, June 20, 2021 – 2:00PM — FREE! - IN PERSON AT BKCM, 58 7th Ave Brooklyn

On Sunday, June 20 at 2pm, BKCM will host the 5th Annual World Refugee Day Music Festival (Lincoln Pl at Seventh Ave). This free outdoor community celebration will feature musical acts from around the world, along with theater, dance, visual art and more. The event will be followed by a 5pm performance of Judeo-Arab hits from the greatest divas of North Africa – including Line Monty, Zohra Elfassia, Hbiba Msika, Salim Halali and more – directed by Laura Elkeslassy (voice) and Ira Khonen Temple (keyboard and accordion). Other groups performing include the People's Theater Project, New Women New Yorkers Storytellers, musician Jei Fabiane, Sesame Flyers and more. These events are in partnership with refugee-focused organizations Catholic Charities of NY, CAMBA, International Rescue Committee (IRC), HIAS, Accompany Capital, Welcome Home Jersey City, Ruth's Refuge, the Libertas Center for Human Rights, New Women New Yorkers and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe.

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