Saturday, December 4, 2010

More Random Acts of Cultue

I think these are great. Unfortunately, I don't hang out in Malls, shopping centers, or food courts.
Random Acts of Culture explained:
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 can enrich our lives. As you’ll see in our videos, the performances make people smile, dance, grab their cameras – even cry with joy. For those brief moments, people going along in their everyday lives are part of a shared, communal experience that makes their community a more vibrant place to live.

In these days of shrinking audiences, we also hope that these random acts will encourage people to attend traditional performances. We can’t promise it. But it’s hard to watch what unfolds during a Random Act of Culture, and not be inspired to see and hear more.
Enjoy the latest:
1 - "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” from Carmen."


2 - "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."


3 - "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."


Check out more here.

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