Posts tagged Brooklyn Art Song Society
BASS Season Finale Features 3 World Premieres, Including James Matheson
Five Boroughs Music Festival Presents Pianist Martin Katz Honoring Hugo Wolf And Eduard Mörike
The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) concludes its season on Friday, June 7, with New Voices, its innovative new music series focused on song after 2010. The program features three world premieres, Herschel Garfein’s 3 Rides, David Ludwig’s Songs of the Spirit of Turpentine, and James Matheson’s Pessoa Songs, the first ever settings of acclaimed Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa and a BASS commission. The event will take place at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Brooklyn Art Song Society Embraces Minimalism with American Iconoclasts
Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) and the Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) present collaborative pianist Martin Katz in a three-event series, entitled Hugo Wolf: The Complete Mörike-Lieder, featuring two presentations and a free masterclass.
Empowered By Setbacks, Pianist Michael Brofman Thrives as Accompanist
Michael Brofman wanted to keep things simple for this season at The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS). The vocal accompanist and BASS artistic director said the past few years, BASS was becoming more and more extravagant. Two years ago, the Wien festival included 11 composers. Last years “La France” had up to 20 composers, as well as a re-creation of George Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” with all the French composers were performing as the promotional image.
Pianist Michael Brofman has earned a reputation as one of the finest vocal accompanists of his generation. As founder of Brooklyn Art Song Society, Michael is gearing up for opening night on October 5. But first, hear how he recovered from a performance-related injury with the expert help of Robert Durso.