Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra 2021
The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra’s “Music of Our Sphere” concert at Brookfield Place has been postponed to Saturday, April 17, 2021 to ensure the health and safety of the performers and audience. We look forward to KCO’s performance next year. In the meantime, you can enjoy virtual programming through #BFPLatHome.
Don’t miss the “Music of Our Sphere” concert on Saturday, April 17, 2021, beginning at 7 PM, when the full Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra will send music soaring into the majestic Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. “Music of Our Sphere” refers to Pythagoras’s theory that celestial bodies make music as they move through the heavens. This free concert will feature works by Vivaldi, Mahler, Copland and Weill, and the world premiere of KCO founder and music director Gary S. Fagin’s new cantata “In Every Grain of Sand.”
The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra’s “Music Of Our Sphere” concert commemorates Earth Day with six works, each of which either celebrates the earth on which we live, or speaks to issues, spiritual and literal, that face our continued existence on this earth.
The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra will be joined by the talented soprano, Mikaela Bennett, 2019 recipient of the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists; and baritone Justin Lee Miller, who most recently appeared in The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess, and who currently is in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Intimate Apparel at Lincoln Center.
The audience will be invited to join in for a public waltz during the last song!
- “Become River,” by John Luther Adams
- Excerpts from “The Tender Land,” by Aaron Copland
- “O Mensch, gib acht,” (O May, Pay Heed) from Symphony No. 3, Gustav Mahler featuring Mikaela Bennett
- Lost in the Stars, from “Lost in the Stars,” Kurt Weill featuring Justin Lee Miller
- “In Every Grain of Sand,”by Gary Fagin featuring Mikaela Bennett and Justin Lee Miller (World Premiere)
- Voices of Spring Waltzes, by Johann Strauss, Jr.