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Historic Setting In Battle of Brooklyn Provides Perfect Outdoor Venue For Brooklyn Conservatory’s Orchestra

Steelpan virtuoso opens

July 6, 2021 By Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO) performed a free outdoor concert last night at the Old Stone House. Audience members lounged on picnic blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy glorious music by Haydn, Dvorak and the Bruch violin concerto — with concertmaster Luis Casal — as well as rousing highlights from “The Pirates of the Caribbean.” The group was led by BCCO Director Dorothy Savitch. Khuent Rose kicked off the evening with an upbeat steelpan set.

Dorothy Savitch leading BCCO. Photo: Rathkopf Photography

BCCO is a passionate group of dedicated amateur and professional musicians who perform the great masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire.

This event was one of many free outdoor events host by the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) in recent months, including its Spring Benefit music festival (May 15), a Juneteenth performance (June 19) and World Refugee Day Music Festival (June 20), and more. More free outdoor performances to be announced soon.

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Concertmaster Luis Casal. Photo: Rathkopf Photography

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music transforms lives and builds community through the expressive, educational and therapeutic powers of music. Our Park Slope home offers private music lessons, group classes, ensembles and music therapy. Through our community engagement programs, we bring high quality music education and music therapy to more than 6,000 students and clients at public schools and community-based organizations across the city’s five boroughs. We strive to be a safe, affirming and inclusive place for all people to come together and experience learning, joy, creativity and healing through music.

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