The SOB had a wonderful concert this past Saturday, celebrating our orchestra’s 5-year anniversary (to the exact day) in Fort Greene Park. The entire day was full of fun and beautiful weather for everyone, continuing into the evening. In case you missed it, you can watch the video and read this flattering review from The New York Times’ The Local (which you should, by the way, because The Local is great), or you can get a quick recap here:
This was the 3rd annual free outdoor concert that the SOB performed in Fort Greene Park, and the 2nd year the Fort Greene Park Conservancy presented our music in this beautiful park. But this year, we had the added pleasure of kicking off our first ever collaboration with the Noel Pointer Foundation, where we were joined by young players for two of the four pieces on our concert. Seriously, playing with these inspiring young kids was awesome. Families and parents from all over Brooklyn came to enjoy the entire evening with us, starting with an instrument petting zoo for children and their families and concluding with a boisterous rendition of Beethoven’s fifth symphony. It was wonderful to see so many people from our unique borough come together to enjoy our music that day, and we are deeply humbled by the number of people that came to share their love of music and nature with us. Thanks to everyone. We can’t wait to do it again next year!
Check out some of these beautiful photos from our day in the park, taken by the SOB’s Larry Beckhardt: (or click here to see the whole album!)