After successfully presenting The Knights as its inaugural ensemble-in-residence last fall, WQXR – the nation’s most-listened-to classical music station – is inviting them back for a second residency on April 3 and 4. This time, the heart of the residency is an exciting interactive experience with listeners..
On Wednesday, April 4, The Knights will perform a concert that will include John Adams’s Christian Zeal and Activity, using sounds submitted by listeners. Christian Zeal and Activity, the hymn-like central movement of Adams’s longer work American Standard (1973), instructs its conductor to incorporate within it “sonic found objects.” Fittingly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s own recording of the work featured a segment of a call-in radio show.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
On Wednesday night, The Knights performed a piece by John Adams that featured "crowdsourced" sound from a WQXR listener. Here's how it went down.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
On Wednesday, The Knights wrapped up a residency at WQXR with a concert in The Greene Space. Watch the archival Webcast.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Knights, WQXR's ensemble-in-residence, want your help for an upcoming performance of John Adams's composition, Christian Zeal and Activity.