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The historic Battle of Brooklyn setting provides the perfect outdoor location for the Brooklyn Conservatory Orchestra

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Khuent Rose on the steelpan. Photo: Rathkopf Photography

The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO) performed a free outdoor concert last night at the Old Stone House. Members of the audience stretched out on picnic blankets and lawn chairs to listen to glorious music from Haydn, Dvorak and Bruch’s violin concerto – with solo violin Luis Casal – as well as catchy highlights from “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 runs 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 hosted by the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BKCM) in recent months, including its Spring Benefit music festival (May 15), a Juneteenth performance (June 19) and the World Refugee Day Music Festival (June 20), and more. Other free outdoor performances will be announced shortly.

For more information on BKCM, visit BKCM.org.

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The solo violin 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 house offers private music lessons, group lessons, ensembles and music therapy. Through our community engagement programs, we provide high-quality music education and music therapy to more than 6,000 students and clients in public schools and community organizations in the city’s five boroughs. We strive to be a safe, supportive and inclusive place where all people can come together and experience learning, joy, creativity and healing through music.


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