Families with young children: we'd like to introduce you to The Knights! At our one-hour Family Shows, your little ones will be introduced to classical music in a fun, relaxed, and interactive setting. The Knights are known for connecting with audiences of all ages and educating while entertaining, so even if your little ones arrive sleepy, cranky, wiggly ... they’re guaranteed to leave happy and inspired!
On Sunday, September 29, The Knights kick off their annual Family Show series, hosted by Knights violist and Education Coordinator Margaret Dyer Harris, with a collaboration involving members of Dance Heginbotham (Courtney Lopes, Maile Okamura, and John Eirich) and dance students ages 9-11 from the Gelsey Kirkland Academy in Dumbo.
The Flowers' Festival, a book by the Swedish author Elsa Beskow, is the point of departure for a music and dance spectacle that tells the story of a lucky little girl who gets invited by flower fairies to attend a Midsummer Festival. Music is written, arranged, and curated by Knights Artistic Director Colin Jacobsen and includes works by Schumann, Elgar, Ravel, flamenco great Paco de Lucia, and others. Audience members may be asked to participate in singing simple melodies and learning simple movement and rhythm. This show is perfect for families and children of all ages!
The Knights residency at BRIC is made possible through generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and, in part, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the National Endowment for the Arts.
A flexible performance space that accommodates a wide variety of configurations and performance styles. Located on the first floor of BRIC House.
For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online or via phone at 877-987-6487.