The Knights Play Concerto Grossos at Caramoor

Friday, February 07, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, tune in for a concert broadcast of The Knights, recorded at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts this past October.

The program is rooted in Baroque concept of the concerto grosso. It features the New York premiere of a Concerto for Santur and Violin by The Knights artistic director, violinist/composer Colin Jacobsen, and fellow Silk Road Ensemble member Siamak Aghaei, who plays the solo part.


Along with works by Bach, Haydn, Stravinsky and Steve Reich spotlighting members of The Knights as soloists, the concert concludes with ...the ground beneath our feet. This new piece composed collectively by several members of the orchestra ranges in style from Italian Baroque forms to modern-day indie-pop sounds. The orchestra unveiled it this past summer at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.


Program details:

Steve Reich: Duet for Two Violins and Strings

J.A. Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 8

Colin Jacobsen/Siamak Aghaei: Concerto for Violin, Santur and Orchestra

The Knights: …the ground beneath our feet

Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in D “Basel” (Recorded at the Naumburg Bandshell)


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