How do you get from Argentina to Austria via Brooklyn? On Mar. 10 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, you can take a “Bridge.”
“Bridge to the Beyond,” the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s second program of its 2007 season, explores mysticism in music through works by two composers: Austrian Gustav Mahler and Argentine Osvaldo Golijov, featuring a solo by clarinetist David Krakauer.
The concert will begin with two works by Golijov, classical music’s current “it boy” (he’ll be Mostly Mozart’s first composer-in-residence for their summer festival). Following Golijov’s work, an hour-long Mahler piece will close the show.
“We were part of the commissioning consortium who asked Osvaldo to expand ‘Isaac’ for a larger string ensemble, so we’ve been anxiously awaiting the chance to play it,” the orchestra’s Music Director Michael Christie (pictured) told GO Brooklyn. “With the massive surge in interest in Osvaldo, we thought putting these two works together would make a good musical picture of him.”
Christie said he was loved the idea of pairing the Golijov works with the Mahler symphony — the first of nine completed symphonies, all running between 50 and 90 minutes and expressing Mahler’s belief that each symphony should “contain the world.” And if you’re interested in a trip around the globe without leaving your seat, it will appeal to you as well.
The Brooklyn Philharmonic performs “Bridge to the Beyond” on Mar. 10 at 8 pm at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene); tickets are $20 to $60, $10 for students. For information call (718) 636-4100 or visit www.brooklynphilharm….