Friday, April 22, 2022
Ocean Music Concert for Earth Day featuring The Knights
Outside on the Rothko Chapel Plaza
In-Person ONLY, $10-20 tickets**
**All in-person attendees must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times. This event does NOT require proof of negative COVID test or vaccination. Visit the Rothko Chapel’s Health & Safety information for more details.
The Rothko Chapel and Ocean Music Action, a new nonprofit led by Houston Symphony Principal Harp Megan Conley, partnered for an Earth Day concert. Attendees enjoyed beautiful chamber music, dance and visual art as the sun set upon the Rothko Chapel reflecting pool.
A quartet of musicians from the Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra The Knights performed music of Debussy, Takemitsu, and Villa-Lobos, alongside dancer Maile Okamura. Artwork by local marine conservation artist Janavi Mahimtura Folmsbee was on display. The following morning, the artists led a volunteer cleanup of Buffalo Bayou in beautiful downtown Houston.
About The Knights
The Knights are a collective of adventurous musicians dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audiences and music. Driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, they inspire listeners with vibrant programs that encompass their roots in the classical tradition and their passion for artistic discovery. Described as “one of Brooklyn’s sterling cultural products…known for their relaxed virtuosity and expansive repertory” (The New Yorker), their roster boasts musicians of diverse talents who each bring a range of cultural influences to the group, from jazz and klezmer to pop and indie rock music. The orchestra has toured and recorded with renowned soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Béla Fleck, and Gil Shaham, and has appeared across the world’s most prestigious stages, including those at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Ravinia, The Kennedy Center, the Elbphilharmonie, and the Vienna Musikverein.