Classical Concert: The Knights Orchestra

Classical Concert: The Knights Orchestra

Sunday, September 4, 2022

4:00 PM–5:00 PM
The Clark
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The Knights return to the Clark to celebrate the Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern exhibition with a selection of music from the French composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. Add a special arrangement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Kreutzer Concerto, and you have a recipe for music at the transition from the Classical to the Romantic and the Romantic to the Modern. The performance speaks to the layered influence of art and artists, whether in music or in sculpture.

Based in New York City, The Knights are a collective of musicians dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audience and music. Led by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and collaboration, they seek to engage with contemporary culture through vibrant performances that honor the classical tradition and their passion for musical discovery. The collective was founded and is directed by violinist Colin Jacobsen and conductor and cellist Eric Jacobsen, who, together, also founded the Brooklyn Rider string quartet. The Knights’ roster boasts musicians of remarkably diverse talents, including composers, arrangers, singer-songwriters, and improvisers, who bring a range of cultural influences to the group, from jazz and klezmer to pop and indie rock music. Since their founding in 2007, The Knights have toured and recorded with prominent soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Béla Fleck, Itzhak Perlman, and Gil Shaham, and have performed at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, and the Vienna Musikverein

Free. Bring a picnic and your own seating. Inclement weather postpones this event until Monday, September 5, 4 pm.

This performance is presented through the generous support of Mela and Paul Haklisch.

Photo by Shervin Lainez.