Outdoor Concert: The Knights Orchestra

Outdoor Concert: The Knights Orchestra

Saturday, September 2, 2023

4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Fernández Terrace
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The Knights return to the Clark to celebrate the Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth exhibition with a selection of music from fellow Norwegian Edvard Grieg, Antonín Dvořák, Frederick Delius (a friend of Edvard Munch's), and more. The performance speaks to the layered influence of art and artists.

The program includes:

Colin Jacobsen

Sheriff's Freud

Edvard Grieg
Excerpt from Two Elegiac Melodies, Op.34

The Last Spring

Traditional (arr. Danish String Quartet) Nordic Folk Songs



Frederick Delius

Air and Dance

Antonín Dvořák, arr. Curtis Stewart 
"Toward America" (arr. String Quartet No.12 in F Major, Op. 96)

i. enroute

ii. inlets

iii. the games we play

iv. prayer by train

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.

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