Irondale and the “Pieces of Paper Project” Present
A Community 9/11 Concert
Sunday, September 11, 4-6pm
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, American Opera Projects, Spoke The Hub Dance, The Noel Pointer Foundation, The Brooklyn Music School, Pianist Anton Batagov
Brooklyn, New York, September 11, 4 – 6pm, Irondale and the creators of the “Pieces of Paper Project” a permanent installation in the beautiful Irondale space honoring the grassroots efforts of those who responded to the events of September 11, present a concert for the community to remember those who volunteered and in memory of those lost. Please come and share in a community meditation, unified by hope. The “Pieces of Paper Project” installation will open on Tuesday, September 6 and will conclude with this community event on Sunday, September 11. The “Pieces of Paper Project” exhibit is open daily September 6 - 10, from 1 - 7pm, free admission.
The concluding concert of the week long events will feature a number of organizations including The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, The Noel Pointer Foundation, Spoke The Hub Dance, American Opera Projects, The Brooklyn Music School and acclaimed composer/pianist Anton Batagov. Reverend David Dyson of Lafayette Presbyterian Church will lead in a moment of interfaith reflection.
Pianist Anton Batagov
Anton Batagov was the first Russian pianist to perform works by John Gage, Morton Feldman, Steve Riech and Phillip Glass. Heralded as "one of the most significant and unusual figures of Russian contemporary music" (Newsweek, Russian edition, 1997) and "a Russian Terry Riley" (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 2008), Anton Batagov is one of the most influential Russian composers and performers, composing works for acoustic and electronic instruments. His discography counts over thirty CD releases.
American Opera Projects
American Opera Projects’ mission is to champion innovative works of music theater, to expand the art form, and to identify, develop and present new works by emerging and established talent. Our goal is to create a lasting legacy of relevant music theater and to inspire new audiences with a fresh appreciation for new opera and theater.
Spoke The Hub Dance
Spoke the Hub, founded by Artistic Director Elise Long, has been trailblazing in Brooklyn and beyond since 1979. Called a "neighborhood treasure," "cultural pioneers" and a community "staple" by the press and public, Spoke offers a wide spectrum of classes, performances, and special community events for all ages, 7 days a week, all year round.
The Noel Pointer Foundation
The Noel Pointer Foundation was established in 1995 as a not-for-profit corporation to create, manage and grow string music pro grams throughout the New York Metropolitan area.Our mission is to dramatically enrich our children's musical,cultural and academic experience, infusing them with a positive sense of who they are and a boundless sense of what they can become.
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn
The String Orchestra of Brooklyn is a close-knit group of musicians dedicated to exploring the breadth of the string repertoire, from the concerti of Bach to the latest experimental works by emerging composers. Based at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights, the ensemble also presents an annual summer concert in Fort Greene Park, and holds regular chamber recitals around the borough.
The Brooklyn Music School
The Brooklyn Music School offers both music and dance programs, as well as summer programs and community programs offered in other schools and community centers. BMS offers on-site classes of individual study and group instruction to approximately 400 students of all ages, although the majority are between six and 12 years old. Our programs emphasize intensive study and self-discipline, rather than generalized or introductory exposure to the performing arts.
Through the power of the ensemble process, Irondale creates and presents theater, performance and education programs that challenge traditional assumptions about art, and help us to better understand today’s world. The Irondale Center, our theater, laboratory and classroom, is a home for ensemble artists of all disciplines and cultures, and a resource for our community.