As we are approaching Easter and the not-so-distant 5 year anniversary of the founding of the String Orchestra of Brooklyn (which, by the way, is exactly on the day of our Parks Concert this July 21, so expect some celebrating afterwards), we thought we’d take a look at our immediate past, present, and future, and get excited about all three:
Our March 17 concert with ISSUE Project Room was a huge success! Our four composers wrote us engaging and genuine world premieres, ISSUE was wonderful to work with (no surprises there), we had a great turnout, and our players had a blast realizing these brand new works.
Also – in case you missed it, we got some great press from the online publication Cool Hunting, showing the SOB some love. (Side note: this article was written by friend of the SOB Max Gold – a multi-talented writer, screenwriter and director who founded Blind Hummingbird Productions, who recently just completed a short film titled Step One. From one group of artists to another: awesome job!)
PRESENT & FUTURE
Tonight marks the first rehearsal for our May 5 concert, chock-full of Beethoven with the handsome and talented David Kaplan on piano. Very exciting, make sure you come out to hear his dulcet tones next month.
Perhaps in the more immediate future, however, is the April 18 concert and fundraiser put on by our friends and some of our fellow SOBers out at the New York Arabic Orchestra. Proceeds from this concert will go towards the orchestra’s Expanded Outreach Program, YOUTH Workshops, and FALL US TOUR. Help this orchestra continue to play a valuable role in our NYC community by enjoying its excellent music for an excellent cause.