Margaret Brouwer, Blue Streak Ensemble Perform Davidovsky, Harbison, Needham for Concerts on the Slope, National Opera Center
On Sunday, July 12 and Monday, July 13, Margaret Brouwer's Blue Streak Ensemble will blaze into New York City for its debut concerts in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Brouwer (b. 1940) & Co. make for an impressive team of modern chamber music, with works both instrumental and vocal. Regarding that new disc on Naxos, well, we echo the sentiments of one of our favorite Google blogspots, The Classical Reviewer: "...an incredible tapestry of sounds from this small ensemble that does the utmost justice to Margaret Brouwer's music."
And as Gail Wein's Classical Music Communications notes, too, on Sunday, July 12 at 3 p.m, Blue Streak performs at St. John's Episcopal Church in Brooklyn (139 St. John's Place) as part of their "Concerts on the Slope" series.
Did you dig Robert Sirota's showcase there in Park Slope back in April? Yes? Then you'll indubitably do the same this weekend.
Best of all, this performance is free AND no tickets are required. On Monday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m., BSE performs at the Marc A. Scorca Hall at the National Opera Center in Manhattan. Tickets are $15 in advance at Eventbrite, $20 at the door. Student tickets, of course, are half-priced.
(For you non-native New Yorkers, the National Opera Center is located at 330 Seventh Avenue at 29th Street.)