Education & Engagement
Free BrittKids Koncerts

BrittKids Koncerts

BrittKids Koncerts are FREE to the public - Scout says ALL KIDS of ALL AGES are invited!
All performances, with the exception of the Aug. 18 concert, are in the Britt Performance Garden which opens at 9:45am.  All performances start at 10:15am.

2018 Schedule: 

Jul 17 | "Traditional Folk Dances of Mexico" by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre
Jul 23 | "Corps of Discovery" by The Meriwethers
Jul 29 | "Iggy's String Theory" by Ignace Jang & Mark Bergman (Britt Orchestra concertmaster, and double bassist)
Jul 30 | "Flora and the Search for the Groove" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich (Britt Orchestra percussionist) & Members of the Britt Orchestra
Aug 5 | "Got Melody?" by 16 Strings (Members of the Britt Orchestra)
Aug 6 | "Kid’s Drums Unlimited" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich & Friends
Aug 7 | "Flora and the Search for the Groove" by Gabriel Globus-Hoenich & Members of the Britt Orchestra
*Aug 18 | "Corps of Discovery" by The Meriwethers at BEAR CREEK PARK, MEDFORD, OR
Aug 20 | "Traditional Folk Dances of Mexico" by Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre
Aug 25 | "Don't Laugh at Me" by Steve Seskin


Note: come prepared for warm weather - bring light clothing, sun screen and lots of water.

BrittKids Koncerts create a fun and casual setting to help local families introduce their children to music, dance, and art from around the world. These free performances help the next generation of artists learn about the performing arts in a way that is both engaging and enlightening. Early exposure to live performance will increase the interest of children and families in artistic activities, such as learning an instrument, singing, dancing, participating in a school music or theater program.

Exclusive 2018 BrittKids Koncert Sponsor:

Southern Oregon Subaru


BrittKids Koncert Submissions for the 2018 Season are now CLOSED

Britt Education & Engagement is now accepting program submissions for the BrittKids Koncert series to be held during July and August of 2018 at the Britt Performance Garden in Jacksonville, Oregon. This free, family-friendly series is entering its 3rd season with each performance averaging 300+ audience members.  All BrittKids Koncerts begin at 10:15am.

Britt’s Director of Education, Kay Hilton, will program and manage the series, negotiate performance fees, and oversee each performance. Each submitting ensemble must provide a designated Manager who will serve as the primary contact between Britt and the ensemble. The Manager must appear in the presentation(s), organize all off-site rehearsals, and provide one dress rehearsal with the full ensemble for Ms. Hilton. Tech support is provided for all performances but not for the dress rehearsal. Performance and content notes will be given at the dress rehearsal by Ms. Hilton, who will make final decisions regarding what will and will not be presented on behalf of Britt.

Guidelines:

  • All participants must be 18 years or older.
  • Presentation must include music
  • Presentation can only include content appropriate for ages 0 to 10.
  • Presentation must be between 45 and 50 minutes in length
  • Presentation may include music of any genre
  • Total number of performing musicians may not exceed 6 performers, and one of those performers must be the designated Manager

Selection Criteria:

All submissions will be judged based on artistic quality, feasibility (technical complexity, staging needs, props, etc.) and content. Artists are encouraged to include the following elements: music education, non-English language and cultural education, audience interaction/involvement, accessibility/diversity education, arts, sciences, and history. Religious or political content is strongly discouraged. Failure to follow the submission guidelines will result in an automatic rejection.

The Online Entry Form Includes:

  • Name of designated Manager
  • Email, mailing address and phone number of Manager
  • Name of ensemble
  • Number of artists in presentation
  • Title of presentation
  • Instrumentation
  • Description of presentation (25 word or less)
  • Links to any video of past performances highly recommended
  • In lieu of video content, audio recordings are acceptable
  • Link to website, if any
  • Any dates that the ensemble is unable to perform during July and August of 2018

Click Here to download a Performance Garden stage schematic.


 

For more information about the BrittKids Koncerts program, contact Kay Hilton, Director of Education & Engagement at education@brittfest.org