The Knights Open 2014 Naumburg Bandshell Concerts

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The Knights with soloist Timo Andres perform a reworking of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 26 'Coronation' at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.

WQXR returned to Central Park for another summer of broadcasts from the Naumburg Bandshell. Listen to the archived broadcast above.

The series kicked off June 24 with The Knights, the Brooklyn-based chamber orchestra, playing works by Ives, Boccherini, Andrew Norman and Mozart. Pianist/composer Timo Andres was the soloist in his much-discussed reworking of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 26 "Coronation." Jeff Spurgeon hosted from the newly-cleaned bandshell.

Program:

The Knights - with Timo Andres, composer/pianist:

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805): Quintet in C major Op. 30, No. 6 “La Musica Notturna delle strade di Madrid" (arranged for string orchestra)
I. Le campane dell'Ave Maria
II. Il tamburo dei Soldati
III. Minuetto dei Ciechi
IV. Il Rosario (Largo assai, allegro, largo come prima)
V. Passa Calle (Allegro vivo)
VI. Il tamburo
VII. Ritirata (Maestoso)

Timo Andres (1985- ): Mozart "Coronation" Concerto - Re-Composition
I. Allegro
II (Larghetto)
III (Allegretto)

Intermission

Andrew Norman (1979- ): Light Screens

Charles Ives
(1874-1954): Three Places in New England
I. The "St. Gaudens" in Boston Common (Col. Shaw and his Colored Regiment)
II. Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connecticut
III. The Housatonic at Stockbridge

Pictured: The initial inspiration for Andrew Norman's piece came from Frank Lloyd Wright's stained glass window designs called "light screens."

AUDIO: Timo Andres describes the inspiration for his Re-Composition:


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The Knights perform Boccherini's Quintet in C major Op. 30, No. 6 “La Musica Notturna delle strade di Madrid" (arranged for string orchestra).
The Knights perform Boccherini's Quintet in C major Op. 30, No. 6 “La Musica Notturna delle strade di Madrid" (arranged for string orchestra). ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon talks with Eric Jacobsen, conductor, co-artistic director and cellist in The Knights.
WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon talks with Eric Jacobsen, conductor, co-artistic director and cellist in The Knights. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Pianist/composer Timo Andres and The Knights perform Mozart's "Coronation" Concerto, Re-Composition.
Pianist/composer Timo Andres and The Knights perform Mozart's "Coronation" Concerto, Re-Composition. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
A packed crowd at the Naumburg Bandshell.
A packed crowd at the Naumburg Bandshell. ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
Members of The Knights perform Andrew Norman's "Light Screens."
Members of The Knights perform Andrew Norman's "Light Screens." ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
The Knights perform Charles Ives's "Three Places in New England."
The Knights perform Charles Ives's "Three Places in New England." ( Kim Nowacki/WQXR )
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