As the BCCO looks to its 14th year, the word “Community” in our name has ever deeper meaning. For the sixth consecutive year we open our season with a pair of family concerts at the Brooklyn Museum. We’re so proud that attending one of these concerts has become one of the traditions of growing up in the heart of Brooklyn. We’re also proud that we’re giving the impression to children that classical concerts can keep them not only on the edge of their seats but also might include clowns on unicycles, a trip to Mars, and violinists being shot with bow and arrows.
Shortly after our concerts at the Brooklyn Museum, we travel sans bows and arrows to East New York’s God of Mercy Church for a benefit concert on behalf of Light the World Foundation, a wonderful organization whose mission is to educate, inspire, and empower Haitian children and children of Haitian descent in the New York Area.
In March we are proud to be back at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights to perform Beethoven’s exquisite Symphony no. 6, the Pastoral Symphony. We’ll be joined that evening by tenor Victor Starsky, singing Howard Lew’s magical 3rd Rhapsody and Mozart’s lovely “Dies Bildnis” from the Magic Flute.