Listen: The Knights Play Haydn, Kahane, Schubert and Dylan

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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

On Tuesday, July 12, WQXR's Elliott Forrest hosted a live broadcast of The Knights from the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. This eclectic program included symphonies by Haydn (No. 64) and Schubert (No. 5), Gabriel Kahane's Crane Palimpsest (featuring the composer as vocalist) and arrangements of Bob Dylan and Bob Haggart. 

The theme that brings this concert together is the experience of time. As stated in the program notes: "Perhaps one of music’s greatest powers is the way it allows us to experience time: lulling us with repetitive phrases; setting up expectations and then either fulfilling them or taking us in unexpected directions; expanding time with cosmic stillness; making our heart race as we sense things coming to a climax, or trailing off in unfulfilled longing." 

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Haydn: Symphony No. 64 in A Major, “Tempora Mutantor”

Kahane: Crane Palimpsest,
Gabriel Kahane, vocalist

Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, D.485

Haggart/Bauduc: “The Big Noise from Winnetka” (arr. The Knights) 

Dylan: “The Times They Are A-Changin” (arr. The Knights)
Christina Courtin and Gabriel Kahane, vocalists

Comments [1]

It was an interesting concert. Not quite your grandparents' (or even parents') classical music. Oh, and the chirping birds had to compete with the noise from a helicopter.


Jul. 13 2016 11:15 AM

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