Month: September 2008

Howe’s Brooklyn: Majestic Historic Space Near BAM Is New Home for Rare Ensemble That Teaches in Public Schools

THROUGH YEARS OF CHRONIC UNDERFUNDING and without a permanent headquarters, Irondale Ensemble Project co-founders TERRY GREISS and JIM NIESEN remained tenaciously committed to their programs of social outreach and education, to bring theater to students who otherwise wouldn’t have such exposure. The company endured on the generosity of grants and on loaned space from the..

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Howe’s Brooklyn: Brooklyn Philharmonic ’09: Remote Control Cars, A Mouse And a World-Class Agenda

WITH A PROGRAM FOR 2009 BEST DESCRIBED as “adventurous,” Brooklyn Philharmonic Music Director MICHAEL CHRISTIE has further established the orchestra as a force to be reckoned with. At Tuesday’s lunchtime schedule unveiling he detailed several programs, collaborating artists and venues that even the most musically disinclined observers could agree sounded exciting. “We are trying a..

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Howe’s Brooklyn: Seniors Play Legendary Lovers for Chinese Moon Festival

ON SEPT. 10, TWENTY CHINESE BROOKLYNITES from Metropolitan Jewish Adult Day Health Center performed a play to celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival. The seniors acted, sang and danced during the 45-minute performance depicting the legendary Chinese love story of Chang’e and Houyi. The captive audience included clients of the center, largely a Russian and Hispanic..

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