SHIFT A Festival of American Orchestras: The Knights
This deeply collaborative and creative chamber orchestra from Brooklyn brings a program featuring the San Francisco Girls Chorus along with works by Brahms, Vivaldi, Aaron Jay Kernis, an original commission by Lisa Bielawa, and excerpts of a work created by the orchestra.
Eric Jacobsen conducts this deeply collaborative and creative chamber orchestra from Brooklyn in a program featuring the San Francisco Girls Chorus in works by Brahms, Vivaldi, Aaron Jay Kernis, and an original commission by Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa titled My Outstretched Hand. The program also includes excerpts from a work created collectively by The Knights entitled ...the ground beneath our feet, featuring vocalist Christina Courtin.
SHIFT is co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Performance Timing: Part One - 48 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 42 min.
Generous support of the SHIFT Festival is provided through a matching grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, by Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather, and by Michael F. and Noémi K. Neidorff and The Centene Charitable Foundation.
SHIFT is funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional support is provided by Abramson Family Foundation, Betsy and Robert Feinberg, Morton and Norma Lee Funger, and Daniel R. Lewis
SHIFT is presented in association with JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy.
Support for JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy is provided by Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, Chevron, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and Target.