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Brooklyn Art Song Society 2018-2019 Flex Passes
The Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn Art Song Society 2018-2019 Flex Passes
BASS Flex-Passes Include:

-Open seating for 5 concerts (save $50) or 3 concerts (save $25) of your choice.
-Free exclusive access to the Bonus Concert on Friday, December 7th 7:30PM at the Old Stone House.
-Free exclusive access to BASS's subscriber newsletter, which includes program notes and texts as well as exclusive listening guides and bonus material before each concert.
-10% off at our retail partners: the Brooklyn Historical Society Gift Shop and Waterfront Wines.
-$5 off individual tickets to our concert presenting partners: 5 Boroughs Music Festival, Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, and PhiloSonia.

Note: in order to get access to a all 7 regular season concerts with open seating at the best value, purchase a 5 concert pass and select all 5 "American Iconoclasts" concerts and a New Music Flex Pass Buy tickets for the New Music Flex Pass  (Save $65)

American Iconoclasts
This season Brooklyn Art Song Society explores Americas vast musical heritage through the songs of five uniquely American voices:  Charles Ives, the Visionary; Samuel Barber, the Romantic; Ned Rorem; the Master Aaron Copland, the Populist; and George Gershwin, the Jazzman.  

All Concerts at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Friday October 5th, 2018 7:30PM
I. Charles Ives

Selected Songs Including The Childrens Hour, General Booth Enters into Heaven, and The Housatonic at Stockbridge

Laetitia Grimaldi, Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Elisa Sutherland, mezzo-soprano;
Timothy Fallon, tenor; Michael Kelly, Will Liverman, baritone; Michael Brofman Ammiel Bushekavitz, piano

Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by composer Daniel Felsenfeld

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 7:30PM
II. Samuel Barber

The Daisies Op. 2 no. 1, Dover Beach Op. 3, 3 Songs Op. 10, 4 Songs Op. 13 Hermit Songs Op. 29, Despite and Still Op. 41, 3 Songs Op. 45

Lucy Fitz-Gibbon, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo-soprano;  Steven Eddy, Mario Diaz-Moresco, Brian Mextorf, baritone;  Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, piano; Members of PhiloSonia

Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by Nick DiBeradino (Curtis Institute)

Friday, January 4th, 2019 7:30PM
III. Ned Rorem

Poems of Love and the Rain, War Scenes, Selected Songs

Sarah Brailey, soprano; Annie Rosen; mezzo-soprano; Steven Eddy, baritone; Dashon Barton, bass-baritone; Michael Brofman, Daniel Schlosberg, Danuel Zelibor, piano

Free Pre-concert at 7:00PM by Russell Platt (New Yorker)

Friday, February, 1st, 2019, 7:30PM
IV. Aaron Copland

Old American Songs (Sets I and II), 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson

Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Sidney Outlaw, baritone; Michael Brofman, Brent Funderburk piano

Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by Patricia Mainardi (CUNY)

Friday, March 1st, 2019 7:30PM
V: George Gershwin

George Gershwin/ Earl Wild: 7 Etudes on Song Melodies
George Gershwin/Jasha Heifetz: Porgy and Bess Suite
George Gershwin: Selected Songs and Duets

Naomi OConnell, mezzo-soprano; Martin Bakari, tenor; Brent Funderburk, Miori Sugiyama, Spencer Myer, piano; Stanichka Dimitrova, violin

Free pre-concer recital at 7:00PM honoring the life of Glen Roven

In Context: Daniel Felsenfeld
One of Brooklyns most original composers, whose music has been called richly hued by The New York Times and musically gorgeous by The Washington Post, curates a program of his own songs alongside works that inspired him.  

Friday, April 5th, 2019 7:30PM
In Context: Daniel Felsenfeld

Eve Beglarian: Selected Songs
Daniel Felsenfeld: The Law Falls Silent, A Most Beautiful Death,
To Clara (World-Premiere, BASS Commission), My Little Wicked Ways, Writing
Whitney George: A Night in Brooklyn
Clara Schumann: Selected Songs
Ruth Crawford Seeger: 2 Ricercari
Germaine Tailleferre: 6 Chansons Fran├žaise

Marie Marquis, Laura Strickling, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano;  Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, Erika Switzer, piano, Chris Gross, cello

Free Discussion with composer Daniel Felsenfeld at 7:00PM

New Voices
BASS continues its innovative new music series, focused on song after 2010.  The program features the newest works by Michael Djupstrom, Herschel Garfien, David Ludwig, Libby Larsen,and the world premiere of James Mathesons Pessoa Songs, the first ever settings of acclaimed Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa.  

Friday, June 7th, 2019 7:30PM

Michael Djupstrom: Oars in Water (NY Premiere)
Herschel Garfien: 3 Rides
David Ludwig: Songs from the Bleeding Pines (NY Premiere)
Libby Larsen: Pharaoh Songs (NY Premiere)
James Matheson: Pessoa Songs (World Premiere, BASS commission)

Kristina Bachrach, Marnie Breckenridge, soprano; Edward Parks, Jorell Williams, baritone;
Michael Brofman, Michael Djusptrom, Dimitri Dover piano; Dave Eggar, cello

Free Discussion with composer James Matheson at 7:00PM

American Iconoclasts Bonus Concert: Leonard Bernstein

Friday, December 7th, 2018 7:30PM

Old Stone House
336 3rd St., Brooklyn, New York 11215

Arias and Barcarolles, I Hate Music, A Simple Song

Justine Aronson, soprano; Kristin Gornstein, mezzo soprano; Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone;
Richard Valittuto, Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, piano

(Free for all Premium and Flex Pass Holders)


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


Music > Classical

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


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