Clogs/Bell Orchestre With The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Sufjan Stevens & My Brightest Diamond @ BAM, Brooklyn 2/26/09

By Amrit Singh / February 27, 2009

A few weeks ago rumors swirled about some Very Special Secret Guests slated to appear at last night’s Shuffle Mode special at BAM. So you know, see above photo. The night’s lineup was already expansively staffed, with Clogs (which features the National’s Bryce Dessner) and Bell Orchestre (helmed by Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry and Sarah Neufeld) joining the Brooklyn Philharmonic for a night of alternating performances and, ultimately, collaborative support. When Sufjan, Shara Worden, and Aaron Dessner appeared for Clogs’ lullaby “We Were Here” during the show’s second set the crowd reportedly went “apeshit” (obvs). Unless and until that rumored Radio City Dark Was The Night show happens, this was probably as much of the indie rock all-star softball team as we’ll see on one stage for awhile. We sent Santiago Felipe to capitalize on the photo ops, and here’s how the night’s setlist unwound:

Orchestra
John Adams: Shaker Loops, movement 3 “Loops and Verses”

Bell Orchestre
“Icicles/Bicycles”
“Stripes”
“Dark Lights”

Orchestra
Bartok: Romanian Dances

Clogs
“To Hugo”
Schubert: Death and the Maiden

Orchestra
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5

**Intermission**

Orchestra
Piazzolla: Primavera Portena (from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Deborah Buck (concertmaster), Violin

Clogs
“I Used To Do”
“We Were Here” (with Sufjan Stevens, Shara Worden and Aaron Dessner)
“5:4″

Orchestra
Padma Newsome: The Queen of Naples in her Radiant Sway (mvts 4 and 5)

Bell Orchestre
“Airlines/Landlines”

Clogs w/Orchestra
“Adages” (with Shara Worden)

Bell Orchestre w/Orchestra
“Elephants”

Mighty.