The Knights: Tango Tour
It takes two to tango, but imagine what nine can do, in a program that culminates with Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov’s high octane nonet, Last Round. The Brooklyn-based Knights, “spirited and vital” (New York Times), lead us on a tango tour, which follows the world’s most romantic dance around the globe, as it inspires composers from Ravel to Stravinsky to the great tango nuevo master Astor Piazzolla.
Program:Golijov: Last Round
Piazzolla: Various Tangos
Sean Conley: Quintet
(Colin Jacobsen, Co-artistic Director, violin; Eric Jacobsen, Co-artistic Director, Conductor, cello; and orchestra members TBA )
The Knights is an orchestral collective, flexible in size and repertoire, dedicated to transforming the concert experience. It engages listeners and defies boundaries with programs that showcase the players' roots in the classical tradition and their passion for artistic discovery. The Knights has "become one of Brooklyn's sterling cultural products… known far beyond the borough for its relaxed virtuosity and expansive repertory" (The New Yorker).
In recent years the Knights have collaborated with a wide range of artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Dawn Upshaw, Gil Shaham, Bela Fleck, the Mark Morris Dance Group, Joshua Redman, Silk Road virtuoso Siamak Aghaei, and pipa virtuoso Wu Man.
The Knights evolved from late-night chamber music-reading parties with friends at the home of brothers Eric and Colin Jacobsen. The group's roster boasts remarkably diverse talents, including composers, arrangers, singer-songwriters, and improvisers. The musicians bring a range of cultural influences to the ensemble, from jazz and klezmer to pop and indie rock music. In performance, the unique camaraderie within the group evokes the intimacy and spontaneity of chamber music.
Learn more at http://www.theknightsnyc.com/.
Friday, September 2
Concert Sponsors:The Julie Sharpe Fund
Guest Artist Sponsors:The Knights sponsored by Columbian Foundation, Inc.
The Knights sponsored by Holly Gregg and Patience Brewster