Brooklyn Phil is not only one of the oldest living orchestras in the United States, but with 166 world premieres under its belt, 65 works commissioned from living composers, and the accolades of 22 ASCAP awards, it‚ also one of the most adventurous and widely acclaimed musical forces. The New York Times calls it ‚feisty and provocative.‚Äù Rolling Stone raves the Brooklyn Phil is ‚vital‚Äù and ‚inspired.‚Äù
The Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus is acclaimed for its beauty of sound and collaborations with leading orchestras and artists of all genres.
With affordable classes for all levels of musician, the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music has been serving a diverse audience since 1897. The school also offers performances and lectures in its Brooklyn and Queens venues.
C4 is a chorus that is directed and operated collectively by its singing members. It is one of the few choral groups in the nation to focus exclusively on the music of our time, performing only music written in the last 25 years, with particular emphasis on works by composer members of the chorus.
The performance series Cabaret at the Caf√© Sabarsky is devoted primarily to German and Austrian music of the 1890s to 1930s and includes a prix-fixe dinner.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performs dance, music and theater to promote the rich diversity of Mexico's cultural heritage. The company's season takes place at Queens Theatre in the Park. It also leads arts education programming and community events.
Canta Libre was founded in 2002 by flutist Sally Shorrock to foster the performance and enjoyment of musical literature specifically written for flute, harp and strings.
Cantori New York, praised by The New York Times for its “spirit of exploration” and “virtuosity and assurance,” celebrates its 28th season of programming featuring new and neglected works that deserve to be performed and heard. A three-time winner of the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Cantori has built a strong reputation for artistic excellence and innovative programming, including an evening of theatrical choral music with Tony Award winner Maryann Plunkett.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is a destination for exceptional music, captivating programs, spectacular gardens and grounds, and wonderful moments with friends and family. It enriches the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality. Its mission also includes mentoring young professional musicians and providing educational programs for young children centered around music.
Founded by jazz impresario George Wein, CareFusion Jazz festival is the reincarnation of his JVC Jazz Festival‚ now with a new corporate sponsor and a scrappier, more musically diverse line-up. It runs June 17 to 26.