1:1 Concerts

May 8-9 & 15-16

Building 77 / Welcome Center
141 Flushing Ave

Accessible seating is available for this event. Contact or (718.636.4100 x1) to reserve, or for more information.

May 2021
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Saturday May 08, 2021
Performances no longer available.
Part of Spring 2021

This event is currently at capacity. Check @BAM_Brooklyn on Twitter for updates on same-day ticket availability.

BAM Presents 1:1 Concerts© at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Curated by Silkroad
Conceived for BAM by Stephanie Winker, Franziska Ritter and Christian Siegmund
Featuring Members of the Silkroad Ensemble & Guests

Step into a world-class concert curated just for you. Nestled in secluded corners of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, acclaimed artists from the Silkroad Ensemble and their guests from New York’s thriving music scene await. Follow your unique path to a socially distant, private stage and discover which musician will share their artistry in a ten minute, one-to-one concert. The safety restrictions of the pandemic open up new performance possibilities, inviting you to an intimate musical experience unlike any other, and encouraging you to give back the profound gifts of an appreciative audience: admiration, connection, and joy. In a world where we are more separated than we have ever been, this series encourages audiences and musicians to re-connect, one person at a time.

The musicians and producers of 1:1 Concerts conceived this experience as a show of solidarity to artists who lost their income as a result of the pandemic. Music is a gift, and there is no charge to attend these concerts. Instead, BAM and Silkroad invite you to reciprocate by supporting a local cultural institution. We are taking this opportunity to raise funds for Weeksville Heritage Center, a historic site and cultural center that uses education, arts, and a social justice lens to inspire engagement with the history of one of the largest free Black communities in pre-Civil War America.

Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:

Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Community Partner:

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

1:1 Concerts
Silkroad & Silkroad Ensemble

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma conceived Silkroad in 1998, recognizing the historical Silk Road as a model for cultural collaboration—for the exchange of ideas, tradition, and innovation across borders. He brought together artists from the lands of the Silk Road to co-create a musical language founded in difference, resulting in the Grammy-Award winning Silkroad Ensemble, comprising world-class musicians from all over the globe, as well as a social impact organization working to make a positive impact across borders through the arts. Today, Silkroad is led by artistic director Rhiannon Giddens.

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1:1 Concerts Project

The mission of the 1:1 Concerts project is to make a substantial contribution to the cultural landscape by bringing musicians and listeners together. Voluntary donations go directly to organizations supporting musicians who have lost their livelihood due to the pandemic. 1:1 Concerts—which was launched in Stuttgart and soon after staged in other locations throughout Germany—was conceived by flutist Stephanie Winker, scenographer Franziska Ritter, and cultural mediator Christian Siegmund, who use their creative energy and passion to explore the manifold relationships between music, space, and people in new and different ways.

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