Listen: The Knights Play Haydn, Kahane, Schubert and Dylan
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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