Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sufjan Stevens Celebrates Brooklyn

Kensington resident Sufjan Stevens has already sold out his August 2nd benefit concert for Celebrate Brooklyn, but in case you don’t have a ticket yet for that concert you still have another chance; a second show has been added the following evening, August 3rd.

Stevens is popular with the Brooklyn crowd, and not just because he lives here. He has produced some excellent albums which have helped to boost his growing loyal audience. One of his pieces is quite a favorite with the Brooklyn natives; a 2007 ode which was oddly dedicated to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in the film “the BQE” which was scored with instrumental music commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music as an element of the Next Wave Festival which BAM produces.

The shows of Sufjan Stevens are much more than concerts, but are more like musical events. Stevens plays a variety of instruments, makes use of complex and elaborate lighting effects, costumes, and choreography to create a musical experience.

The summer season of free concerts is coming to an end, and what better way to end this glorious season than with an exciting concert with Sufjan Stevens.

Stevens will perform at the Prospect Park band shell at Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park slope in what will be the last part of the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series. August 2nd is sold out, but there are tickets still available for August 3rd’s show at 7pm. For more information call 718-683-5600.