Tag Archives: Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Review: Brooklyn Youth Chorus Explores Issues Facing Its Members

Source: New York Times » Music

“Silent Voices,” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, used sung and spoken texts to examine race, gender, socioeconomic inequality and gentrification.

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus prep debut LP produced by Bryce Dessner (National) & Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The LP features works by Dessner, Parry, Jherek Bischoff, Tim Hecker, Nico Muhly and more.

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BAM winter/spring 2017 season (Tom Ze, Stephin Merritt, Devendra Banhart, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

BAM has announced its 2017 winter/spring season, which runs from January 11 – June 10 and features theater, dance, music, and opera…

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Five Notable Hours of the Week (aka the new Grateful Dead tribute album)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This is a slower release week, and there’s one highly-anticipated release that’s five and a half hours long. In lieu of that, today “Five Notable Releases” becomes “Five Notable Hours.”

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Five Notable Hours of the Week (aka the new Grateful Dead tribute album)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This is a slower release week, and there’s one highly-anticipated release that’s five and a half hours long. In lieu of that, today “Five Notable Releases” becomes “Five Notable Hours.”

Continue reading…

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Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen & Christopher Bear team with The National for Grateful Dead’s “Terrapin Station”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Five covers from the upcoming 59-song Grateful Dead tribute album were already released, and now a sixth is here. This one has Grizzly Bear members Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear teaming up with The National (whose Dessner brothers curated the compilation) for a take on “Terrapin Station.” The song also features Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

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Powerful, Provocative and Playful Performances at the Opening of the New St. Ann’s Warehouse

Source: New York Music Daily

If you could perform a Yoko Ono world premiere with the Kronos Quartet and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, wouldn’t you jump at the opportunity? That’s what the audience at the grand opening of the new St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo did Saturday night…literally. It was a playful Pauline Oliveros-style improv: everybody got to be rain, and snow, and a momentary thunderstorm. It wasn’t on the bill: from the looks of it, those of us who knew about it beforehand kept that information to ourselves.

The rest of the program embraced the cutting-edge, the profound and the warmly familliar. ...

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Powerful, Provocative and Playful Performances at the Opening of the New St. Ann’s Warehouse

Source: New York Music Daily

If you could perform a Yoko Ono world premiere with the Kronos Quartet and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, wouldn’t you jump at the opportunity? That’s what the audience at the grand opening of the new St. Ann’s Warehouse in Dumbo did Saturday night…literally. It was a playful Pauline Oliveros-style improv: everybody got to be rain, and snow, and a momentary thunderstorm. It wasn’t on the bill: from the looks of it, those of us who knew about it beforehand kept that information to ourselves.

The rest of the program embraced the cutting-edge, the profound and the warmly familliar. ...

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The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Soar Through an Ambitious, State-of-the-Art Program at National Sawdust

Source: New York Music Daily

To paraphrase Rebecca Turner, Brooklyn is so big because it has to hold a lot of beautiful voices. Last night at the newly opened and sonically exquisite National Sawdust in Williamsburg, approximately fifty of those voices performed an exhilarating, richly dynamic program of new works for choir and chamber ensemble by four of this era’s outstanding women composers. The singers’ average age, from the looks of it, was around sixteen. In case you haven’t seen them, director Dianne Berkun-Menaker has shaped the Brooklyn Youth Chorus into a magnificent, meticulous powerhouse of an ensemble. There are young women in this ...

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Music Review: New York Philharmonic Opens Spring for Music

Source: New York Times » Music

The Spring for Music festival opened on Monday with Christopher Rouse’s “Requiem,” performed by the New York Philharmonic and the Westminster Symphonic Choir.

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