One of the concerts, at the Museo del Barrio (Fifth Ave. at 104th St. in Manhattan), features the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble, members of the brass section of the acclaimed Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. The second concert, at Ankara Terrace restaurant (4210 18th Ave. in the Kensington section of Brooklyn), is a performance by the Nevzat Akpinar Ensemble, made up of traditional musicians from Berlin's Turkish and Kurdish communities.
The festival's other Neighborhood Concerts, on November 10, 12, 13 and 15, feature chamber ensembles from the Bolívar Youth Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic giving free performances in various locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City — from the Salvation Army mission in Manhattan's Chinatown to Staten Island's Snug Harbor Cultural Center, from Wave Hill (the former Toscanini estate) in the Bronx to Brooklyn College to the Queens Museum of Art.
For program and schedule information about the Neighborhood Concerts, visit www.carnegiehall.org/berlininlights/around/. Full information on the "Berlin in Lights" festival is available at www.carnegiehall.org/berlininlights.