The Knights Perform Mozart, Boccherini and a Glass Premiere in Central Park

Listen Below to the Full Archived Broadcast

« previous episode | next episode »

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Knights perform at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park on June 26, 2013. The Knights perform at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park on June 26, 2013. (Kim Nowacki/WQXR)

The Knights return to the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park for a performance on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 pm. Led by conductor Eric Jacobsen, the chamber orchestra will present a program of Boccherini, Stockhausen, Mozart and a world premiere by Phillip Glass.

More than standard summertime fare, the program traces aspects of religion and mythology. Stockhausen's Tierkreis (Zodiac), consists of 12 melodies, each representing one sign of the zodiac; Boccherini's Sinfonia No. 6 is nicknamed "La Casa del Diavolo" ("the house of the devil") and includes a hellish chaconne; a suite from Glass's 1993 chamber opera Orphee is based on the Orpheus legend; and Mozart's Symphony No. 41 is nicknamed the "Jupiter."

Jeff Spurgeon hosts the live broadcast.

Program details:

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Boccherini: Sinfonia No. 6, ‘La Casa del Diavolo’ for orchestra in D minor, Op. 12, No. 4
Glass: Suite from Orphee (World Premiere)
Stockhausen: Selections from Tierkreis
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter”

We want to hear about and see all your favorite summer music experiences. Tag your Tweets and Instagram photos with #WQXRsummer and also add to our Flickr pool. We'll share your photos throughout the summer.

Comments [2]

James Hunt from NYC

Outstanding performance!
Orphee was the most beautiful and heartfelt rendition of any Philip Glass piece I have heard.
Thank you to the Knights and WQXR.

Jun. 25 2013 10:08 PM

Where's the best place to check on rain cancellations for the event?

Jun. 25 2013 01:13 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.