BROOKstock II: Where the ‘60’s Meet 2013
June 1, 2013
Brookline Music School (BMS) ensembles and young emerging artists from Brookline will perform a variety of classic songs and original music at A Music Festival for Brookline, BROOKstock II: Where the ‘60’s Meet 2013 concert on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30pm in the Ellsworth Theatre at Pine Manor College.
Brookline Music School’s Rock/Jazz ensembles will perform music from the 1960’s, an amazing decade of American popular music, which laid the foundation for all that followed. Original music from Brookline's most promising young bands, singer/songwriters, and composers, such as Big Words, Next Best Western, Fluffington, and Bella Ortiz-Ren will also be featured. BROOKstock II seeks to contrast music from the 1960’s with music being created here and now by today's young musicians. The similarities and differences between the two will certainly shape an exciting and entertaining evening of live music.
The BMS Rock/Jazz ensembles are lead by Brookline Music School’s Ensembles Coordinator and saxophone faculty John Purcell, who has been teaching ensembles at BMS sine 1996. Purcell said he has lead “100’s of ensembles and worked with 100’s and 100’s of students.” The ensembles mainly play popular rock or jazz songs, while incorporating original music from students. Purcell arranges all the songs and explained that he will “choose material or arrange in such a way that plays on the strengths of each individual. The BMS ensembles frequently perform live, including at the BMS Rocks Roggie’s event at Roggie’s Brew & Grille in Brighton, for two full days, twice a year, Beatles Open Sing concerts at Lincoln School, and the annual spring concerts, including three Beatles concerts, Songs in the Key of Wonder, and the first BROOKstock, which have taken place in the spacious Ellsworth Theatre at Pine Manor College for the past few years.