Hello Akron! Random Acts of Culture®, Knight Foundation’s nationwide initiative to bring the classics out of the performance halls and into the streets, has arrived in Akron in a big way. Our local partner, the Akron Symphony, has organized 51 unique Random Acts of Culture™ in less than one month. The events began Nov. 20 [...]
By P. Scott Cunningham/ Founder O,Miami On Nov. 19th, I was introducing Patti Smith at the Miami Book Fair when I was unexpectedly interrupted by…Patti Smith. The crowd saw her first—she’d walked on stage behind me—and some people began cheering as soon as they saw her long hair and cowboy boots. Others looked as confused [...]
Holiday travel kicked up a notch this year as Random Acts of Culture ™ arrived at Miami International Airport. On Monday, November 22 (Thanksgiving week), five performers from the Miami Music Project surprised travelers with spontaneous performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Maria and America from West Side Story. MMP performed eight separate Random Acts of Culture [...]
Random Acts of Culture ™ arrived in Macon last month as the Macon Symphony Orchestra and the McDuffie Center for Strings surprised shoppers at Kroger and diners at Fresh Market City Cafe with a performance of “Habanera” from Bizet’s opera Carmen. Enjoy the video then click here to experience more Random Acts of Culture™.
Knight Foundation, like its founders Jack and Jim Knight, focuses on promoting informed and engaged communities. To that end, we strongly believe in the potential of the arts to engage residents, and bring a community together. Hearing Handel, or seeing the tango in an unexpected place provides a deeply felt reminder of how the classics [...]
This week, Knight Foundation awarded $3.8 million to the newest winners of the Knight Arts Challenge Miami – and the ceremony at the Knight Concert Hall was imbued with art. Singers from the Florida Grand Opera, dressed as regular attendees, surprised the audience with a performance Toreador Aria, from Bizet’s Carmen – a nod to [...]
Random Acts of Culture ™ are making quite a national impression. After surprising shoppers with a 650-person performance of Hallelujah in Philadelphia (the YouTube video has 5 million hits and counting), Knight partnered with the Florida Grand Opera and the Arsht Center to surprise shoppers at the Macy’s shoe department in Miami with six performances of “Toreador” [...]
Random Acts of Culture ™ arrived with a bang in San Jose last week as Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale surprised audiences with spontaneous performances of Amazing Grace, Simple Gifts and Shenandoah.
Who loves Random Acts of Culture™? You do! Knight Foundation’s national initiative to bring the classics out of the performance halls and onto the streets has caught your eye – to the tune of over 500,000 page views on KnightArts.org and three million YouTube hits, most notably the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s performance of Hallelujah [...]
Random Acts of Culture™ hit Aventura last month as the Frost School of Music performed six spontaneous jazz performances on a busy Saturday afternoon. There was shopping, snacking and lots of smooth jazz — all three big crowd pleasers.