The Knights Perform Copland, Reich, Haydn in Central Park

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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)

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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