The Brooklyn Philharmonic has announced some additions to its 2011-2012 season, which has seen new Artistic Director Alan Pierson push the orchestra in bold new directions.
Those have touched on everything from contemporary hip-hop and indie rock types like Mos Def (or Yasiin Bey, as he's currently known) and Sufjan Stevens to soul giants like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, while still finding time for old standbys like Beethoven.
Pierson has also taken the concert series to Brooklyn venues more associated with rock and rap groups than orchestras, and has scheduled a number of free events at community centers.
On May 24, the Brooklyn Phil will hold a "Musically Ever After" Gala event at State 6 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. There will be cocktail reception and an after party sponsored by L Magazine.
Find a list of upcoming events, go here.