The Knights

Thursday, April 19, 7:30pm, Concert Hall

The Knights is a chamber orchestra of adventurous musicians who cultivate collaboration and engage audiences in the shared joy of musical performance. Based in New York City, The Knights expand the concert experience with their innovative format and unique atmosphere of camaraderie that engenders the intimacy and immediacy of chamber music. Program includes Satie’s Gymnopedie, a selection of Schubert’s Leider and Unfinished Symphony, Glass’ Company, and Jacobsen’s Ascending Bird.

Reserved Seating: $30, 25, 15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10

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Sakura: Cherry Blossoms in Bloom

Spirit & Soul: Escorted Bus Tour

Saturday, April 14, Brooklyn Botanical Garden

From April to early May, Garden visitors enjoy over 200 Japanese flowering Cherry trees of over 40 different species and cultivars. Join us for this lovely, fully-escorted trip to view and experience the beauty of flowering Cherry trees. The Cherry Esplanade is a broad green field bordered by two allées of the dazzling Prunus “Kanzan.” These double-flowering cherries typically bloom at the end of April and are a highlight of the Garden’s annual cherry blossom festival, Sakura Matsuri.

Tickets: $80; Students, Seniors & 17 and under $70

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Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Friday, April 13, 8pm, Bowker Auditorium

To say Ravi Coltrane was born in auspicious circumstances is a bit of an understatement. The son of saxophone legend John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, he was named after sitar master Ravi Shankar. Yet, Ravi has followed his own path in music since 1991, and while working within his father’s long shadow (as all saxophonists do), he has established himself as a major player with a unique personal sound. His longtime quartet – with pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Drew Gress, and drummer E.J. Strickland – has established themselves as one of the most consistently thrilling and acclaimed working groups in jazz today.

Reserved Seating: $30, $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10

Ravi Coltrane is a critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. Since 1991, Mr. Coltrane has worked as a sideman with many jazz luminaries, recorded noteworthy albums for himself and others, overseen important jazz reissues, and founded the prominent independent record label, RKM.

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Ballet Hispanico

Tuesday, April 3, 7:30pm, Concert Hall

Known for its magnetic energy and vivacious choreography, Ballet Hispanico’s works fuse Latin dance with elements of classical and contemporary forms to create a new sphere of concert dance in which theatricality and passion propel every move. Under the leadership of new artistic director Eduardo Vilaro, the company’s 13 stunning dancers “dance with elegance and lyricism… [their] graceful phrases look effortless. Audiences will return to see Ballet Hispanico for its enduring graciousness.” – Washington Post

Reserved Seating: $35, $30, $15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10

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