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Two Sides Sounding at Brooklyn's BEAT Festival

Two Sides Sounding

Sep 2009

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Sep 16, 2014
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New music ensemble Two Sides Sounding sings the stories of everyday heroes fighting the system in NYC.  Presented as part of the 2014 Brooklyn BEAT Festival, the concert features the premiere of Daniel Felsenfeld’s Bruce Bailey, an “urban cantata” on the life and times of the late tenants’ rights activist, the opera scene Stop and Frisk by Sidney Marquez Boquiren, a look at two childhood friends in conflict over a police incident, and the premiere of Ellen Mandel’s poignant and introspective song cycle HAIKU NYC (all three pieces have text by Daniel Neer), plus songs by Daron Hagen, Gabriel Kahane, Ray Lustig, Gilda Lyons, Rachel Peters and William Bolcom. The multimedia performance includes previously unseen archival photographs of Bruce Bailey’s activism.   Performance is followed by a talkback with the creators of Bruce Bailey, and a discussion of Bailey’s legacy and the issue of affordable housing then and now.


With performances by Eleanor Taylor (soprano), Brandon Snook (tenor), Daniel Neer (baritone), Jorell Williams (baritone), Mila Henry (piano), Lynn Bechtold (violin), Jennifer DeVore (cello) and Ted Gorodetzky (director & multimedia composition.)


When: Tues, Sept 16 at 7:30 PM

Where: The Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn


Tickets: $20, at


Plus, special preview events:

Thurs, Sept 11, 7pm – Opening Night at Brooklyn Museum (Free* - Museum suggested donation applies for entry)

Fri, Sept 12, Noon – Lunchtime Mash-Up at MetroTech Center, with Bed-Stuy Veterans dance troupe (Free)

Sat, Sept 13, Noon – Outdoor Preview at East NY Farmer’s Market (Free)


For more info or to register for preview events:


This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Kings County the Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc.


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