Last week’s letter from Artistic Director and Founder Eli Spindel highlighted some of the accomplishments we’re proudest of from the past 10 years, and reaffirmed our deeply rooted conviction that art and music are integral to our everyday lives. It is in this spirit that we invite you to join us in celebrating the second half of our 10th anniversary season in 2017 by making a fully tax-deductible donation to the SOB this December.
We’ve got incredible projects just around the corner, starting on February 4 with our second collaboration with world-renowned violinist Giora Schmidt performing the Barber Violin Concerto, alongside another conducting workshop cultivating the next generation of our musical leaders. Then, in March, we celebrate our third annual String Theories Festival featuring the work of 21st-century composers from Brooklyn and around the world. This year’s headlining commission comprises an evening-length multimedia work written by the W4 New Music Collective (composers Molly Herron, Matt Frey, and Tim Hansen). Our second night of String Theories features a portrait concert of composer Anna Clyne, in partnership with Roulette Intermedium and MIVOS string quartet, and the festival will conclude on the third night with a performance from the Argus String Quartet (featured on our forthcoming debut album).
And these are just a few examples of what’s in store for 2017. As a community-based ensemble, your support makes collaborations, commissions, and concerts like ours possible. If you too care about accessible and high-quality art in your backyard, made by the very people in your neighborhoods, then we ask you to join us in supporting the String Orchestra of Brooklyn for 2017 and beyond.