OUR UPCOMING EVENT:
The CHIRON FESTIVAL for the ARTS and ENVIRONMENT!
SUNDAY December 10th!
In two parts beginning at 4pm.
The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209
Exciting performances by world class musicians! Multimedia environmental works! Speakers on environmental issues!
All are welcome to see/hear the entire event, or to target one of them.
Part One 4PM – THE PHANTASTIC THEATER, is designed for family audiences.
Part Two 6PM – CHIRON Performing Arts, is the continuation of Christopher Kaufman’s long running series featuring exciting world class musicians performing imaginative works in a theatrical context. CHIRON’S Mission and History are found below.
$15 for one person for one part. $25 for both parts. Then $5 for additional family members (one part or both = free part for them). Please purchase tickets from LINK (same as above). You can also buy at door part one 3:45, part two 5:45. Link is preferred as we can monitor audience. Tickets purchased through link will arrive in email.
Part One 4PM “The Four O’Clock Family Hour” – Christopher Kaufman’s THE PHANTASTIC THEATER – fine arts and music for family audiences, will feature his educational and entertaining work THE MUSICAL FOREST (which includes voice acting, dance, puppetry, colorful art streaming on screen and full symphonic music pouring through speakers). This work features principal young artist, Sofia Rose Kaufman, in the lead role. Then opera star, Jennifer Roderer, will speak about her early experiences in music and why she chose to be a singer, concert pianist, Daniel Rieppel, will join her for musical performances. Guest young artist, Elias Peretz, will perform Glinka’s, The Lark. A speaker from Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots has been invited to speak about the environment and give action steps. Part One ends with Dr. Kaufman’s popular ‘Environmental Workshop’ where audience members perform music with whales, dolphins and other ocean creatures with the help of world renowned flutist/composer, Robert Dick.
Part Two 6PM – CHIRON Performing Arts – this long running series continues with brilliant performances by world-class performers. Robert Dick will perform ‘Blue-Green Planet’ on his giant human-sized contrabass flute where he utilizes original sounds of his own invention, Jennifer Roderer (who sings with the Met) will be joined once again by Daniel Rieppel in a powerful performance of modern art song devoted to the environmental theme, a speaker from Catskill Mountain Keepers has been invited to talk about local issues concerning our natural world, french hornist/composer Jeffrey Harrison will speak about his recent experiences in Africa and perform his music. The evening will end with Christopher Kaufman’s well regarded environmental work, Hudson Valley Music which takes the audience on a journey from the Long Island Sound, up the Hudson River and into mythological space. For this last work, all of the performers present will take part and a powerful message concerning the care taking of our planet will be delivered within the context of vibrant art. This work is led by the live players, video of natural imagery and environmental artist Ken-Cro-Ken and the backdrop of ‘music concrete’ composed of hundreds of natural sounds.
CHIRON Performing Arts brings the evolutionary visions of contemporary artists to the community. Through concerts of new music and festivals of the arts with themes such as ‘environmentalism’, we reach out to new audiences and demonstrate how The Arts participate in contemporary culture, our every day lives, and contribute to the evolution of humanity. While centered in the classical music tradition, we include in our concerts and festivals other artistic disciplines and multicultural approaches. The disposition of our events maintains an emphasis on imagination and friendliness. We welcome those new to new music and are proud of the enthusiastic responses to our events.
ORIGIN OF NAME
In Greek Mythology the God Cronos came to Earth and ravaged a sea nymph. CHIRON was born of this union. He was a centaur in form and became the teacher of the God’s and Heroes of the mythological world of Greece. He taught all of the arts of civilization, with an emphasis on Music. There are a number of tales of his manner of death, but when he died Zeus rewarded his service by making him the constellation Sagittarius.
Through CHIRON, creative/director Dr. Christopher Kaufman has presented the work of hundreds of artists of all disciplines.
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