The Sixth Floor Trio has taken Random Acts of Culture™ on the road. Our newest Random Act of Culture® partner will be performing 80 RACs throughout 2011-12 in Philadelphia, Charlotte, San Jose & Miami. They started with a bang on August 30, surprising visitors at the Philadelphia Art Museum with 10 performances of original works arranged from Handel, West Side Story, Bartok Romanian folk dance and Duck River. Enjoy the video above & look out for more Random Acts of Culture™ coming soon!
Why Does Knight Foundation Fund Random Acts of Culture™? 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