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2017-2018 Season

The book of the hanging gardens

September 21, 2018

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Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra Presents: A Celebration of Viennese Modernism 

Friday September 21st, 2018 at 8pm at

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fisher Space

with special guest Young New Yorkers’ Chorus

and Philip Nuzzo, conductor

The New York Premiere of Arnold Schoenberg’s “The Book of the Hanging Gardens” with Melody English, soprano

Alexander Von Zemlinsky’s  “Psalm 23” with Young New Yorkers’ Chorus and Elisa Nikoloulias, soprano


Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Kelly Glyptis, soprano

Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra returns to Fort Hamilton Army Base

Friday, July 13, 2018, at 7 PM

Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra returns to Fort Hamilton Army Base to present “An Orchestral Tribute at the Fort”   Friday, July 13, 2018, at 7 PM.

Last year over three hundred active service men and women, our veterans, their family, and friends were treated to Brooklyn’s premiere orchestra performing patriotic and classic musical selections. This year artistic director and conductor Philip Nuzzo has chosen a Brooklyn centric program that is sure to please.
The music of Brooklyn-born composer Aaron Copland is center stage. Christopher Bush, the principal clarinet of the BMCO plays Copland’s timeless Clarinet Concerto. Brooklyn resident by way of Boise, Idaho soprano Melody English makes her New York debut in Copland’s beautiful Eight Songs with text by Emily Dickinson.
Our second Brooklyn-born composer George Gershwin is featured in his spectacular piece Rhapsody in Blue. This great bridge from classical to jazz will be performed by internationally renowned pianist Anita Chen.
Finally, one of the city’s finest choral ensembles, The Communion and Liberation Choir directed by Christopher Vath will join Maestro Nuzzo and the BMCO to sing American favorites.
This concert is FREE to the public but you must register to attend at

BMCO Performs Beethoven, Rossini and Mozart featuring pianist Anita Chen

Sunday April 15, 2018 3 PM at Brooklyn Music School

Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra presents:

Mozart Piano Concerto 12 in A featuring piano soloist Anita Chen, Rossini Overture “The Italian Girl in Algiers” and. Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D major. Sunday April 15, 2018 3 PM at Brooklyn Music School

Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra.

Philip Nuzzo, Conductor

Brooklyn MCO with Mikhail Svetlov

bass & Giulio Marazia, guest conductor

Italian Conductor Giulio Marazia joins Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra for a special concert at the Brooklyn Music School. The matinee concert’s program features Serenade for Strings by Edward Elgar and Symphony No. 14 by Dmitri Shostakovich with soloists Mikhail Svetlov, bass and Therese Panicali, soprano.

Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra Presents

An Evening of Thrilling Cinematic Classical Music

On November 18th at 8 pm, the Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra brings an evocative program of cinematic orchestral music to The Vale Ballroom featuring critically acclaimed violinist, Esther Abrami.

The concert opens with Bernard Hermann’s suspenseful “Prelude” from the score of Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless thriller.

Next, we feature Brooklyn born John Corigliano’s “Suite” from The Red Violin. French Violinist Esther Abrami will perform the emotional virtuosic etudes for solo violin. Corligliano developed the themes of the score to François Girard’s The Red Violin, which won Corigliano the Oscar in 1999.

“Concerto da Camera” for Flute, English Horn, and Strings by Arthur Honegger features Eva Ding, flute and Cat Cantrell, English horn. From the peaceful dissonances of the opening to the lively acrobatics of the final movement, Hermann has given us a superb example of 20th-century music. The closing piece, Dimitri Shostakovich’s engaging and vivid “Chamber Symphony in F Major,” was his response to censorship from the soviet authorities in 1946. This piece is a fine example of the revered Soviet composer’s brilliance and rebellion.

Concert Featuring Filip Pogady

October 8th’s

15th Anniversary Gala Concert

BAM Fisher Space

Sunday, October 8th, 7 pm

Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra featuring Filip Pogady

Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 15th anniversary with a gala concert featuring: Wojciech Kilar’s Orawa, Karl Jenkins’ Sarikiz, Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Romance in F, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, featuring Filip Pogady on violin. After the concert, join us for a reception with surprise performances and food and drink to celebrate this milestone anniversary.

Brooklyn Metro Chamber Orchestra is the only professional chamber orchestra performing exclusively in Brooklyn. Since being established in 2002 by artistic director Philip Nuzzo, it has developed into one of New York City’s finest musical ensembles and currently comprises some of New York City’s best musicians, many of whom are veterans of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and major Broadway musical productions.

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