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Voters' Broadcast

Saturday | October 24 2020 | 11 am


Socially distanced outdoor performances at the main entrance of the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza featuring performers from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School High School at 11 am, 12:30 pm & 2 pm

Voters’ Broadcast is a transformative and broadly participatory musical performance for flexible ensembles of musicians. The work is directed, conceived and composed by Rome Prize and American Academy of Arts & Letters Award-winner, composer and 2020-21 Kaufman Music Center Artist-in-Residence Lisa Bielawa, with text taken from celebrated artist Sheryl Oring’s I Wish to Say. Bielawa’s mission with Voters’ Broadcast is to stimulate voter engagement and community participation in our current challenging lockdown conditions, through performing and voting, during the lead-up to the 2020 Presidential election. 

Bielawa says, “The project is poised to energize and inspire people in a unique way, inciting them to think, to vote, to consider their relationships to their political leaders and to each other. It is designed to deliver equal parts beauty and mobilization.”


  • Virtual Performances
    Three free virtual performances will be streamed live on Kaufman Music Center’s Facebook page at 3 pm on September 30, October 14 and October 28.
  • A Day of Socially Distanced Outdoor Performances
    Saturday, October 24 at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm at the main entrance of the Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza.
  • Polling Place
    On November 3, Kaufman Music Center will expand its commitment to serving the community by serving as a polling place for the general election. Confirm that you are registered to vote at

Learn more about Voters’ Broadcast.