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Wien I: Fin de Siecle
The Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
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Wien I: Fin de Siecle
Brooklyn Art Song Society Opens Season with Fin de Siècle

Friday October 7, 2016 7:30PM
Wien I: Fin de Siècle
Joseph Marx: Nocturne, Selige Nacht
Hans Pfitzner: An den Mond Op. 18
Richard Strauss: Selected Songs, 4 Letze Lieder
Alexander Zemlinsky: Selected Songs

Kristina Bachrach, Tami Petty, Laura Strickling, soprano;
Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano


Pre-Concert Lecture by NYU Professor Larry Wolff Art and Politics in Fin de Siècle Vienna at 7PM

Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) opens its seventh season on Friday October 7, 2016 with Fin de Siècle, the first of five concerts in the ambitious series Wien.  This concert is the first in BASSs new primary venue, the Brooklyn Historical Society.  Fin de Siècle features four composers who epitomize the opulence and decadence of late German Romanticism: Joseph Marx, Hans Pfitzner, Richard Strauss, and Alexander Zemlinsky.  Highlights from the program include Pfitzners extended masterpiece An dem Mond and Richard Strausss beloved Vier Letze Lieder (Four Last Songs).  The seven first-class performers include soprano Tami Petty (winner, Joy in Singing) and baritone Tobias Greenhalgh (Wiener Kammeropera).  There will also be a pre-concert lecture by esteemed New York University professor Larry Wolff at 7:00 entitled Art and Politics in Fin de Siècle Vienna.

About the Brooklyn Historical Society:
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary 400-year history. Located in Brooklyn Heights and housed in a magnificent landmark building designed by George Post and opened in 1881, today's BHS is a cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement and community outreach.

About Wien:
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents five programs that capture the decadence, radicalism, and intrigue that was Vienna in the first half of the 20th-century. It was the city of Schoenberg, Mahler, Freud, Wittgenstein, and countless other artists, thinkers, and rebels:  it was the City of Dreams.

About Brooklyn Art Song Society:
   The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) will enter its seventh season of first-rate music making in the Fall of 2016, having earned a reputation as one of the preeminent organizations dedicated to the vast repertoire of poetry set to music. The New York Times called BASS a company well worth watching and Voce di Meche hailed, as long as BASS is around we do not need to worry about the future of art song in the USA. Opera News writes, Brooklyn Art Song Society keeps the intimate recital alive with innovative programming.   Past highlights have included performances of the complete songs of Charles Ives and Henri Duparc, a festival of works from Franz Schuberts last year, a five-concert survey of the songs of Les Six, and the complete output of Hugo Wolf over six seasons. Committed to keeping art song relevant in our time BASS has collaborated closely with important living composers such as Tom Cipullo, Herschel Garfein, Daron Hagen, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Lowell Liebermann, James Matheson, Scott Wheeler and Yehudi Wyner, and has commissioned works from up-an-coming composers Michael Djupstrom, Marie Incontrera, and Andrew Staniland. In May 2015 BASS released its first album, New Voices on Roven Records, which debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Traditional Classical charts. Highlights from this season include the five-concert series Wien, an exploration of Viennas cultural landscape from 1890-1945; BASSs debut at National Sawdust with In Context: Jake Heggie; and world premieres by Tom Cipullo and Glen Roven.  In addition to monthly concerts in Brooklyn, BASS has traveled to Philadelphia, Kansas City, Portland, ME and held residencies at University of Notre Dame and University of Chicago.   Brooklyn Art Song Society is proud to make the Brooklyn Historical Society its new primary venue starting in the 2016-2017 season. BASSs artist roster features over 30 of the finest young interpreters of art song. For more information, visit www.brooklynartsongsociety.org.


The Brooklyn Historical Society (View)
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States


Arts > Opera
Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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