The Brooklyn Art Song Society will open its 10th season with “Roma” at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Oct. 4, 2019.
The performance will feature soprano Tami Petter, mezzo-soprano Kristin Gornstein, baritone Michael Kelly, and violinist Stanichka Dimitrova. Pianists Michael Brofman and Nana Shi will accompany at the piano.
The central theme of the showcase will be the “Gypsy” culture that became a phenomenon in the 19th century. To that effect, the program will include such music as Brahms’ “Zigeunerlider,” Dvorak’s “Zigeunermelodien,” Liszt’s “Die Drei Zigeuner,” Ravel’s “Tzigane,” and Sarasate’s “Zigeunerweisen.”
The event will feature a free pre-concert lecture by Cristiana Grigore of Roma’s People’s Project.