Biophony: Solstice - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Biophony: Solstice

Biophony: Solstice

Art in the Garden | Performances

Thursday, June 20, 2024
Sunrise Performance: 5 a.m. on Cherry Esplanade; Sunset Performance: 7:30 p.m. in the Plant Family Collection

Experience the summer solstice as a celebration of new energy and abundance with sweeping performances at sunrise and sunset of the lyrical gem Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt, in a world-premiere arrangement created by Metropolis Ensemble with Sandbox Percussion and Erik Hall for over 50 percussionists and musical artists.

The sunrise-and-sunset pair of performances culminates Biophony, a four-season collaboration between Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Metropolis Ensemble.

Sunrise Performance: 5–6:30 a.m. on Cherry Esplanade
Intimate performance by Sandbox Percussion and Erik Hall

Sunset Performance: 7:30–9 p.m. in the Plant Family Collection
Epic 50-musician rendition

Free with Garden admission. Select a morning ticket if you will arrive before 10 a.m.

Tickets to Enter 5 a.m.–10 a.m. Tickets to Enter 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

Visitor Information

  • During the performances, you may sit on a blanket or stadium chair (no folding chairs, please). There will be a small section reserved for wheelchairs and people who require a seat. If you require an accessibility accommodation, please contact [email protected].
  • Admission before 10 a.m. is at 990 Washington Avenue only. To return for the evening performance, show your ticket at any public entrance. Last entry at 8 p.m.


Art in the Garden is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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