The Knights Open the 2015 Naumburg Bandshell Concerts

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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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The audience waited through a rain delay for the Knights Concert at the Naumburg Bandshell

Comments [2]

A damp, but fun, time was had by all. Perfect move to play the string quintet under the covered Bethesda Terrace.

DuckDeadeye

Jun. 24 2015 01:12 PM
the barba family from plumbranch sc

We sure wish we could be there! Looking forward to our next Brooklyn rider experience:-)

Jun. 23 2015 10:50 PM

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