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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Brooklyn, NY, United States

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BrooklynWatching Birds at the End of the World

Siegel: Watching Birds at the End of the World
Anthony Roth Costanzo; Sae Hashimoto
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Experiments in Opera returns with a strange story of resurrection

Soprano Gelsey Bell instilled a very human spirit into the role of the troubled widow. The decidedly formal Jeffrey Gavett was well cast as the dead man. Their duets rang with perfection. 

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A satisfying “Pocket” Beethoven in a Brooklyn cemetery

Death of Classical’s presentation of Gil Shaham and The Knights playing a “Pocket Edition” of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto at Green-Wood Cemetery strove for a festive feel, and did admirably at fulfilling that promise
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New York’s SONIC festival breaks sound barriers

Held from 15-23 October, SONIC programmed works by over 80 young composers, presenting their works in 11 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

Festival of New Trumpet Music's second night at Roulette gets serious

There’s more than one way to blow a trumpet, and the (figuratively) innumerable players at Roulette in Brooklyn accounted for many of them Wednesday night. While Tuesday’s performance at the same venue was the first in the 2013 Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT), this second concert was much more frank in its orientation, putting the instrument and its idiomatic style directly in the spotlight.
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Balance and depth take center stage as the Festival of New Trumpet Music begins in Brooklyn

What compelled the composer to use this particular ensemble? Why does this musical texture work best for this moment? Is there a better one? Should I be able to hear more of what’s going on right now? Is that sound really coming from that instrument? These and other questions, uncommon or irrelevant in the context of a Beethoven symphony or a Haydn string quartet, were front and center Tuesd
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Back to the future: Iktus Percussion present Nono, Stockhausen and Kagel at Roulette

The 1960s and 70s are famous for breakthrough developments in rock music, but the story was really no different for the field of art music during those decades. The advent of electronics seems to have instilled in composers a fresh thirst for sound-exploration and conceptual writing.
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