Thursday, June 21, 2018

Inside the Bird Chorus

David Rothenberg’s Inside the Bird Chorus

Celebrate the sounds of NYC’s avian life with Make Music New York’s encore presentation of Inside the Bird Chorus, a hypnotic program conceived by composer/clarinetist David Rothenberg as a dialogue between improvising musicians and native bird species as found in parkland settings throughout the five boroughs. Concerts take place either at dawn or dusk, the prime bird calling hours, and Rothenberg himself will perform at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden at 5:30am
Enter at the Visitor Center, 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn
Featuring composer David Rothenberg on clarinet and Derek Gripper on guitar.


Central Park, Cherry Hill at 5:30am
Enter at 72nd St from the East or West side and walk to mid-park
Featuring Jordan McLean on trumpet.


Fresh Kills Park at 7:00pm
Meet at 6:15pm the Schmul Park Playground, Wild Avenue, Staten Island
Featuring Volker Goetz on trumpet.
registration via Eventbrite is required:


Jamaica Bay Wildlife Preserve at 9:00am
Meet by the Visitor’s Center in the South Garden, Queens
Featuring Dave Kadden on oboe.


Wave Hill at 9:00am
649 W 249th St, Bronx
Featuring Michael Pestel on woodwinds.

]Also of note for bird lovers

Crotona Park at 7:00pm
The Amphitheater off Claremont Pkwy
Bobby Sanabria & Project X featuring Jeff Lederer
Performing jazz inspired by birdsongs; presented in partnership with Bronx Musical Heritage Center.