The Knights return to the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park for a performance on Tuesday, July 24, at 7:30 pm. Led by conductor Eric Jacobsen, the chamber orchestra will present a program of Haydn, Copland, Purcell, Reich and a world premiere by Matt Herskowitz.
A jazz strain runs through part of this concert, with Milhaud's La création du monde and the Concerto Grosso by the Montreal-based composer-pianist Matt Hershkowitz. The program also includes lighter summertime fare, including the Haydn Symphony No. 8 and Purcell's Airs and Dances.
WQXR's Midge Woolsey hosts the live broadcast.
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Matt Herskowitz, piano
Steve Reich: Duet
Henry Purcell: Airs and Dances
Matt Herskowitz: Concerto Grosso (world premiere)
Darius Milhaud: La création du monde, Op. 81a
Aaron Copland: Quiet City
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 8, 'Le Soir'
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