A grant from the Polish government will insure that Greenpoint’s music scene isn’t just about getting “bangovers” from bands like Mutilation Rites and Black Anvil.
The Opportunity Music Project, which gives underserved children free classical music lessons and access to concerts, announced yesterday that it has received $6,000 in grant funding for a six-part concert series.
“Project Greenpoint: the Transition” will start sometime this spring, said Jessica Grand, the organization’s executive director. “The idea is to bring to bring great classical musicians to underserved areas,” she said.
The music is yet to be determined, but Grand said it won’t be all Chopin. One of the performance groups likely to play during the series is Project Trio, which is known for blending classical and contemporary music, and giving non-traditional performances.
“We’re thinking of how to tackle this idea of Polish culture in Greenpoint today, which really is a transforming neighborhood,” Grand said.
The series will end with a block party and performance by the organization’s youth orchestra. Expect Beethoven and Dvorak.