The Knights Open the 2015 Naumburg Bandshell Concerts
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Despite an ill-timed early summer thunderstorm, the first broadcast of the 2015 Naumburg Bandshell concerts took place June 23 in Central Park. The curtailed program featured the Knights, an innovative orchestral collective from Brooklyn. Listen to the shortened concert at the top of this page.
Conducted by cellist and co-founder Eric Jacobsen, the program features music by Schubert, Dvořák and Ligeti (pieces by Arvo Part and Zhou Long were dropped due to the weather).
Jeff Spurgeon hosted the broadcast. In the below audio, he speaks with Eric Jacobsen about the program's concept:
Program Details (the program was shortened due to a 30-minute rain delay):
Franz Schubert, (1797-1828), Five German Dances, D.90, for String Orchestra (1814)
Antonin Dvořák, (1841-1904), Selections from Czech Suite, Op.39, B.93, D Major (1879)
I. Preludium (Pastorale): Allegro moderato
II. Polka: Allegretto grazioso
IV. Romance: Andante con moto
V. Finále (Furiant): Presto
Geörgy Ligeti, (1923-2006), Concert Romanesc (1951)
IV. Molto vivace
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