We are welcoming our next American partner: BAM Brooklyn Academy of Music, a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. BAM presents 1:1 CONCERTS at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in May 8—9, 15—16.
Acclaimed artists from the well-known Silkroad Ensemble and their guests from New York’s thriving music scene await the listeners in secluded corners of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a center of manufacturing and workforce innovation located across 300-acres along Brooklyn’s waterfront.
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For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas — engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.
Maeve Gilchrist, Edinburgh-born harpist and composer, who will perform to audiences of one in 1to1concerts emphasises: “I hope that the experience will be as cathartic for the listener as I know it will be for the player. I hope that the audience member will leave feeling as if they were part of the piece, as integral to the performance as the harmonic structure or the strings themselves. In a way, they won’t just be listening to the music—they will be PART the music; a duet between player and listener.”
In a world where we are more separated than we have ever been, this series encourages audiences and musicians to re-connect, one person at a time. Music is a gift, and there is no charge to attend these concerts. Instead, BAM and Silkroad are taking this opportunity to raise funds for Weeksville Heritage Center, a historic site and cultural center that uses education, arts, and a social justice lens to inspire engagement with the history of one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America.
Saxophonist Danny Mekonnen on the roof of Building 280. Bassist Edward Perez plays in Building 77. Mario Gotoh plays a viola in Building 77. Shaw Pong Liu plays an erhu, a kind of Chinese violin, in the former Sweet ‘n Low factory.
Photocredit: Ed Lefkowicz