The First Burgers, Bourbon and Beethoven Festival (is in a Cemetery)

The First Burgers, Bourbon and Beethoven Festival (is in a Cemetery)

Burgers, Bourbon and Beethoven Festival (©Kevin Condon)


 

I’ve experienced different permutations food and music festivals over the years, but I’d never considered how dope it could be to have a burger with some whiskey while listening to classical music. WHAT? Yup. So if you’re looking for a great date night idea, or exploring Brooklyn and looking for something uniquely-NYC to do? Consider Death of Classical and Green-Wood Cemetery's first-ever Burgers, Bourbon & Beethoven Festival May 25, from 7-10 pm. The event will feature competing burger recipes that will be sampled and rated by the audience, a whiskey tasting of boutique bourbons alongside craft cocktails, and a performance of Beethoven’s immortal Fifth Symphony by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, conducted by Eli Spindel. The Green-Wood Cemetery is already a beautiful National Landmark and awesome place to visit to learn about some of the city's history, so why not make it a day affair?

 

I’ve already had the pleasure of experiencing the Death of Classical concert series when I was invited to hear opera singer, John Holiday perform in The Crypt Sessions in Harlem around this time last year. So, believe me when I tell you this is an event that should not be missed. And this time there are burgers! Hot dogs will also be available...for those people who need more options. The food will be washed down by a sampling of whiskeys generously provided by Angel's Envy, Blackened American Whiskey, Five & 20, NY Distilling Co, Van Brunt Stillhouse, Widow Jane and more

To conclude the evening, there will be a rousing performance of Beethoven’s towering Fifth Symphony, as well as Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, conducted by Eli Spindel. Matt Abramovitz, Program Director at WQXR, will be the evening's host with the most. Talk about a classy AND chill kind of night! I'm praying for great Spring weather so we can all enjoy a "grown and sexy" evening. Have you purchased your ticket yet? This is definitely going to sell out fast.

The “Three Bs” Festival will take place on the grounds surrounding Green-Wood’s landmarked Gothic Arch and will officially kick off the second season of The Angel’s Share, the acclaimed opera and classical music concert series that takes place in the Green-Wood’s Catacombs, curated by Andrew Ousley. This year’s performances include a fully-staged production of Purcell’s opera Dido & Aeneas, Baroque ensemble Voyage Sonique, Liszt’s Poetic and Religious Harmonies by pianists Adam Tendler and Jenny Lin, and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn returning to play Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.

 

This sound like a blast! See you all there May 25!

 

Burgers, Bourbon and Beethoven Festival (©Kevin Condon)

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