The Knights Perform Copland, Reich, Haydn in Central Park

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The 107th season of Naumburg Orchestral Concerts from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park featured The Knights on July 10, 2012. (Kim Nowacki/WQXR)

Exclusive Video: The Knights Perform Debussy

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.

Program details:

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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Comments [2]

martha sattler

thank you so much for this. I used to attend the Goldman concerts here as a little girl with my mom and pop so it was like coming home. I'm 90 years old!!!

Jul. 27 2012 05:23 PM
June LeBell & Edward Alley from Sarasota, Florida

WOW!! Times have changed and so has WQXR. All for the better. We love it. Bravi tutti!

Ed * June

Jul. 25 2012 10:03 AM

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