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The Brooklyn Philharmonic Returns To Brighton Beach (CANCELED)


UPDATE (1/29/2013 at 9:50 a.m.): We have just learned that this event has been canceled. We are awaiting an explanation from the Brooklyn Philharmonic.

Last year’s successful reinvention of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, led by Artistic Director Alan Pierson, continues with another venture to Brighton Beach.

The 155-year-old institution has been on a new mission to tour “artistically under-served” communities of Brooklyn after losing its home base at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2005. The Philharmonic tailors its performances to reflect the roots of the communities it tours, and for the Brighton Beach series this year, the theme is “All Music is Folk Music: Traditions of the Former Soviet Union.”

The program has been lauded as “remarkably innovative, perhaps even revolutionary,” by Alex Ross of the New Yorker.

“I’m thrilled to be deepening the roots we built last year in Brighton Beach, Downtown Brooklyn and Bed-Stuy; there’s still so much to explore in Brooklyn’s extraordinarily rich and varied communities,” Pierson said in a press release.

The Brighton Beach show will take place February 1.

February 1, 2013 CANCELED
7:30 pm
Millennium Theatre
1029 Brighton Beach Avenue, Brooklyn


Brooklyn Philharmonic; Alan Pierson, conductor

Sergei Prokofiev, Overture on Jewish Themes
Dmitri Shostakovich, Songs from Jewish Folk Poetry op. 79a
Igor Stravinsky, Les Noces (1919 version)
Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin, Russian Romances (world premiere)

Tickets: $25, General Admission

February 10, 2013
4:00 pm
S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture
Brooklyn Public Library Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Vera Pavlova, poet, Steven Seymour, translator

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Album for the Young, Op. 39
Tchaikovsky, Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 – Mvt. 1. Pezzo elegiac
Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players

Tickets: Free

A list of dates for the entire Brooklyn wide series can be found here.

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  1. Great News! Hopefully, we’ll get to hear Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and maybe even Borodin’s exquisite Second Symphony. But don’t bet on it, we’ll probably get Stravinsky, who from this seat is way overated. Nonetheless, I look forward to it, along with the babooshkas, which is pretty much the only audience, really interested in this stuff anymore! Das vadanya, everybody!!!

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