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AMERICANA Brooklyn Conservatory CHORALE
Friday, January 21, 8pm
Old First Reformed Church
126 7th Ave., at Carroll St. in Park Slope
$15/$10 students & seniors
Sunday, January 23, 3pm
[b]Lafayette Presbyterian Church
85 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene
$15/$10 students & seniors
In two momentous concerts not to be missed, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music proudly presents the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale performing Americana, a program of choral treasures, old and new.
The program opens with a short work, Cobham, by famed early composer Williams Billings and continues with one of Randall Thompson most popular compositions, his fascinating five- movements satirical work AMERICANA, a musical settings of quotations from the popular 1920 publication The American Mercury. Samuel Barber and Elliot Carter are each represented by a work based on a poem by the great Emily Dickinson, and Leonard Bernstein by the witty" Warm Up" from his "Mass". The program also showcases Irving Fine, whose writing perfectly captures the irony of Lobster Quadrille and the quirkiness of Father William, from the suite "Alice in Wonderland". Charles Ives, the well recognized pioneer of modern music is represented by Old Home Day, a work evoking old songs and memories. Finally Stephen Foster and Aaron Copland will be heard in four beloved songs at the Heart of the American Tradition: Hard times Come Again no More, At the River, Long Time Ago and Ching -A- Ring Chaw.
A dynamic group with high musical standards, the Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale has expanded significantly in the past three years since its founding. The group explores a rich variety of musical styles, both a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment, performing works ranging from the Renaissance period to the contemporary. The Conservatory Chorale is lead by director Nelly Vuksic.
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit community schools of the arts in the nation. The Conservatory serves more than 7,000 people each year, of all ages and backgrounds, through free and subsidized music instruction; education and music therapy programs in over 50 schools and community-based organizations; and free and inexpensive concerts. For a brochure about programs and lessons or to make a donation, please call 718-622-3300 or visit the Conservatory's website at http://www.bqcm.org.
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