Last Chance!: Mos Def and The Brooklyn Philharmonic

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On Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m., Q2 Music presents an encore presentation of the Brooklyn Philharmonic from the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center performing music by Mos Def, Frederic Rzewski, Lev Zhurbin, David T. Little and Corey Dargel. The concert, a co-presentation of WNYC's New Sounds Live with John Schaefer, features a preview of the orchestra's upcoming season, the first under the energized stewardship of their new conductor, Alan Pierson

The program features a fresh, multi-dimensional approach to vocal repertoire with the versatile hip hop-icon Mos Def joining the Brooklyn Philharmonic on stage for arrangements of his songs by composer-clarinetist Derek Bermel; Rzewski's provocative setting of letters from Sam Melville, an inmate at the infamous Attica State Prison; 19th Century shape note singing; and the pop-art songs of singer-songwriter Corey Dargel. Additional performers include new-music stalwart Mellissa Hughes and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Mos Def (arr. Derek Bermel): Life in Marvelous Times, Revelations and Casa Bey

 19th Century Shape Note Singing: Am I Born to Die

David T. Little: excerpt from Am I Born (2011)

Lev Zhurbin: excerpt from Only Love (2008)

Frederic RzewskiComing Together (1972)

Corey DargelWhat Might Have Been (2010)

 

This on-demand audio is available for one week only following the live performance.