Brooklyn Phil Presents Deborah Buck In Recital

Brooklyn Phil Presents Deborah Buck In Recital

Sunday, January 29 at 2:00pm at the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Philharmonic will present violinist Deborah Buck-concertmaster of the Brooklyn Phil since 2007-in recital with pianist Molly Morkoski. The program features Brahms' Rain Sonata (No. 1) and Edvard Grieg's Sonata No. 3, as well as the first of Karol Szymanowski's three Mythes, La Fontaine d'Aréthuse.

Tickets for the concert are available online at or by calling the Brooklyn Phil Box Office at 646-397-2765. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for Brooklyn Museum members.

Deborah Buck says, "The Brooklyn Phil's last concert in Brighton Beach made a huge impression on me. Brooklyn is unique in its diversity, and I think the Brooklyn Phil has an opportunity to be a very special kind of orchestra, the likes of which maybe we've never seen before. It's tremendously excifing to be the concertmaster of this incredible group."


Brooklyn Phil Chamber Concert:
Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Tickets: $15, $10 for Brooklyn Museum members

Deborah Buck, violin
Molly Morkoski, piano

Johannes Brahms,
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, "Rain Sonata", Op. 78, 1878–79

Karol Szymanowski,
from Mythes (Myths), Op. 30, 1915
La Fontaine d'Aréthuse (The Fountain of Arethusa)

Edvard Grieg
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45, 1887

DEBORAH BUCK (violin) has built a strong musical career as a chamber musician, concertmaster and soloist. She enjoys a versatile musical life as the first violinist of the LARK Quartet and the tenured Concertmaster of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Ms. Buck is also a frequent concerto soloist, appearing with the Little Orchestra Society, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cecelia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. As recitalist, Ms. Buck has performed live at the Phillips Collection and over the airways via broadcasts of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series and Sunday's Live-Chamber Music for Los Angeles. Ms. Buck has held concertmaster positions with the St. Matthews Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the North/South Chamber Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Opera Guild Orchestra before winning the 2007-08 concertmaster audition for the Brooklyn Philharmonic. Ms. Buck has been the recipient of many honors and awards including the Los Angeles Philharmonic sponsored Corwin Foundation Grant and the International Young Artist Competition at Corpus Christi. Ms. Buck has recorded for Endeavor Classics, Koch, Arabesque and the North South record labels. Ms. Buck was educated at the Juilliard School as a Starling Scholar of Dorothy DeLay and the University of Southern California as a student of Robert Lipsett where she was the recipient of the Jascha Heifetz Violin Prize. She has served on faculty at the Kinhaven Music School in Weston, Vermont for the past ten years. Ms. Buck performs on a violin by Vincenzo Postiglione graciously on loan by Ray and Marcia Corwin.

MOLLY MORKOSKI (piano) has been a featured soloist on the Making Music series at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood Music Festival, Bang-on-a-Can Summer Festival and Pacific Rim Street Festival as well as the Raleigh North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Asheville Symphony Orchestra, and Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Morkoski is a member of the Zankel Hall and OpenEnd Ensemble and has collaborated with the New York Philharmonic Chamber Players, St. Louis Symphony Chamber Players, New World Symphony, Speculum Musicae, Brooklyn Chamber Music Society and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Morkoski has collaborated with some of today's leading musicians including Dawn Upshaw, John Adams and David Robertson. In June of 2007, she made her solo debut on Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium Perelman Stage performing Beethoven's Bagatelles, Op. 126. Ms. Morkoski was a Fulbright Scholar to Paris, France where she was apprentice with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and is also a recipient of the Teresa Sterne Career Grant and the Thayer-Ross Awards. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Piano at Lehman College.

When the first conductor stepped to the podium in Brooklyn in 1857 to launch the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Bizet, Wagner and Berlioz were the strident young voices of new music. De Tocqueville had just departed Brooklyn to warn our European cousins about the mad democratic experiment he'd witnessed in America. Abraham Lincoln's wife hurried to attend the Philharmonic's first concert in Brooklyn's newest music hall. And the people of Brooklyn were, as always, defining what it means to really live in our country.

Now 154 years later, the Brooklyn Phil is not only one of the oldest living orchestras in the New World, but with 166 world premiers under its belt, 65 works commissioned from living composers, and the accolades of 22 ASCAP awards, it's also one of the most adventurous and widely acclaimed musical forces in America as well.

In 2011 newly appointed Artistic Director Alan Pierson rebooted the Philharmonic, taking it on the road deep into Brooklyn's famed neighborhoods to connect with the deep and vibrant musical traditions of the people who love it most.

in chronological order

The Downtown Brooklyn Series
Sunday, February 26, 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, 179 Pacific Street
Tickets: Free

The Downtown Brooklyn Series
Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm
Brooklyn Heights Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West
Sunday, March 4, 4:00 pm
Dweck Center of Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Works by Copland, Bernstein and others
Phillip Lopate, author
Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players
Tickets: Free

Special Event
School Time Concerts: THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT:
Tuesday, March 13, 10:15 am & 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Road
Works by Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, William Grant, Duke Ellington
Brooklyn High School of the Arts Choir; Avid Williams, conductor
Brooklyn Philharmonic; Wayne Du Maine, conductor
Tickets: Free

The Downtown Brooklyn Series
Orchestra Concert: BROOKLYN VILLAGE
Co-presented with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Roulette
Saturday, March 24, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 25, 7:30 pm
Roulette, 3rd Avenue and Atlantic Avenue
World premiere by David T. Little, co-commissioned with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus
World premiere by Sarah Kirkland Snider, commissioned by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Additional works by Sufjan Stevens, Beethoven, Bristow and Britten
Mellissa Hughes, voice
Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Dianne Berkun, director
Brooklyn Philharmonic; Alan Pierson, conductor
Ted Sperling, stage director
Royce Vavrek, librettist
Beth Morrison, producer
Tickets: $25, $35

Special Event
Wednesday, May 2, 8:00 pm
Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO
World premieres by Tim Fite, Charlie Looker, and Naomi Weiss
(Outside-In Composer Fellows)
Randy Woolf, Composer Mentor
Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players
Tickets: $15

The Bed-Stuy Series
Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 pm
Dweck Center of the Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Works by H.T. Burleigh, Scott Joplin, Dvorak and others
Tyehimba Jess, poet and performance artist
Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players
Tickets: Free

The Bed-Stuy Series
Family Workshop: EMCEE ME
Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am
Restoration Plaza Community Room, 1368 Fulton Street
ReadNex Poetry Squad
Brooklyn Phil Chamber Players
Tickets: Free

The Bed-Stuy Series
Orchestra Concert: Mos Def, Lena Horne, AND THE BED-STUY TRADITION
Saturday, June 9, 8:00 pm
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street
Works by Mos Def (arr. Derek Bermel), Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart, Fats Waller, Harold Arlen, plus Beethoven and the Beethoven Remix Project
Mos Def, hip hop artist
Leslie Uggams, voice
student string players from the Noel Pointer Foundation
Brooklyn Philharmonic; Alan Pierson and Linda Twine, conductors
Tickets: Free

For tickets, the public should call the Brooklyn Phil Box Office at 646-397-2765,
M–F, 12–6 pm or visit