BBG Presents a Wandering Winter Solstice Concert with Make Music New York

Friday, December 21, 2012 | Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Release Date: December 11, 2012

Brooklyn, NY—On December 21—the day of the winter solstice—Brooklyn Botanic Garden invites visitors to Winterize, a wandering presentation of Schubert’s Winterreise, presented by Make Music New York.

In baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert’s new realization of Franz Schubert's 1828 song cycle, the performance will move among the Garden’s striking winter vistas to evoke the vivid imagery of Wilhelm Müller’s poetry and the grace of Schubert’s music. Audience members will provide the accompaniment using hand-held radios, emitting the original piano music as performed by Timothy Long and reimagined by sound designer Jonathan Zalben. The production is directed by JJ Hudson, with German-to-English supertitles created by students from Parsons The New School for Design.

Winterize is part of the second annual Make Music Winter. Twelve profoundly participatory musical parades are scheduled for neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Participating artists and organizations include BAM, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, Friends of the High Line, Parsons The New School for Design, Polish Theatre Institute, The Public Theater, Snug Harbor, St Martin’s Episcopal Church, jazz keyboardist Jonathan Batiste, baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert, composers Phil Kline and Hiroya Miura, Jason Treuting and Josh Quillen of So Percussion, conductor Kent Tritle, and many others.

Winterize is free to the public, no tickets required. Audience members will meet at Magnolia Plaza at 1 p.m. For more information, visit BBG’s website. Further information on Make Music New York is available at makemusicny.org.
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