String Theories 1: SOB + String Noise + Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 8:00

Roulette [ Map ]

The opening night of our third annual String Theories Festival will feature our first collaboration with the violin duo String Noise performing the World Premiere of Eric Lyon’s Double Concerto featuring special guest Greg Saunier on drums.

The Double Concerto, composed for String Noise and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, is a concerto with the need for speed. Hybridizing Punk Rock and Classical Music, with Brahmsian bleedthroughs and drum visitations from Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier, the Double Concerto invites chaos from all quarters.

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String Theories 2: Siren Songs: Works by The Rhythm Method and Lewis Nielson

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:00

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Siren Songs: Works by The Rhythm Method and Lewis Nielson

Inspired by the feminist writings of Margaret Atwood and the protest song as artistic genre, this program celebrates stylistically diverse, subversive music by three members of The Rhythm Method alongside American composer Lewis Nielson’s powerful work Le journal du corps.


String Theories 3: Music by Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Tony Conrad, and Zach Layton

Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:00

Roulette [ Map ]

This performance will feature meditative works for string orchestra that use drones, masses of sound, improvisation, and time-based structures woven together into an evening-length sound installation.

Tony Conrad – Empire (SOB commission)
Pauline Oliveros – Tuning Meditations and 70 Chords for Terry
John Cage – Twenty Three
Zach Layton – Stridulations (SOB commission)

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Mozart Wind Serenades

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church [ Map ]

Please join the String Orchestra of Brooklyn Winds for a program of two beautiful Mozart Wind Serenades, K. 388 (“Nacht Musik”) and K. 361 (“Gran Partita”). Yes, you heard that right.

General admission $15
Students/seniors $10
Children under 18 Free

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