CMJ - Saturday Recap
A Juilliard Halloween

Corner Orchestra

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Although they've been around for 13 years, I wasn't familiar with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra before a friend invited me to their matinee this past Sunday at St. Ann's in Brooklyn Heights. The church - which is also home to the better known One World Symphony (whom I've written about previously) - has near-perfect acoustics, yielding deep, rich sonorities in the brass and strings. And the playing was far better than anyone should expect of an orchestra that performs three times a year. Yet it was as casual as a trip to the corner store, the kind of concert where locals can do their knitting while listening to a little Mozart and Tchiakovsky, and still be home in time to catch the late game on TV. Or, in my case, in person. (More pics below.)

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