The Knights Perform Schumann, Debussy in Central Park

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The 107th year of concerts from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park continued Tuesday, July 10, with a performance by The Knights.

Led by conductor Eric Jacobsen, the chamber orchestra presented a program of Wagner, Schumann, Debussy and Adès, closing out with a piece composed by Knights violinist Colin Jacobsen and Iranian musician Siamak Aghaei.

WQXR's Midge Woolsey hosts the live broadcast.

Program details:

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Julia MacLaine, cello

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
Nicht zu schnell (A minor)
Langsam (F major)
Sehr lebhaft (A minor - A major)

Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Thomas Adès: Three Studies from Couperin

Colin Jacobsen/Siamak Aghaei: Ascending Bird: Introduction and Dance for Orchestra

The Knights in the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park on July 10, 2012.
The Knights in the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park on July 10, 2012. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
The Knights perform Wagner's 'Siegfried Idyll.'
The Knights perform Wagner's 'Siegfried Idyll.' ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Relaxing.
Relaxing. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
The Knights conductor and co-founder Eric Jacobsen receives a loud welcome as he joins WQXR host Midge Woolsey.
The Knights conductor and co-founder Eric Jacobsen receives a loud welcome as he joins WQXR host Midge Woolsey. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Eric Jacobsen gives an appreciative 'thank you' for the beautiful weather.
Eric Jacobsen gives an appreciative 'thank you' for the beautiful weather. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Violinists Johnny Gandelsman (front) and Christina Courtin.
Violinists Johnny Gandelsman (front) and Christina Courtin. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
The Knights welcome cello soloist Julia MacLaine.
The Knights welcome cello soloist Julia MacLaine. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
The Knights with cello soloist Julia MacLaine perform Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129.
The Knights with cello soloist Julia MacLaine perform Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Cello soloist Julia MacLaine.
Cello soloist Julia MacLaine. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
The Knights with cello soloist Julia MacLaine
The Knights with cello soloist Julia MacLaine ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
The Knights with cello soloist Julia MacLaine.
The Knights with cello soloist Julia MacLaine. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Totally relaxed.
Totally relaxed. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
WQXR's Midge Woolsey with cellist Julia MacLaine during intermission.
WQXR's Midge Woolsey with cellist Julia MacLaine during intermission. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
WQXR's Midge Woolsey with cellist Julia MacLaine and oboist James Roe during intermission.
WQXR's Midge Woolsey with cellist Julia MacLaine and oboist James Roe during intermission. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
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