The Knights Orchestra to Perform Candide to Celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 102nd Birthday
The world-renowned Knights Orchestra will celebrate legendary Composer Leonard Bernstein’s 102nd birthday on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. with their production of his iconic opera Candide. The production will be available at www.theknightsnyc.com/candide and is free with RSVP.
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The Knights are a collective of adventurous musicians, dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audiences and music. The orchestra has toured and recorded with renowned soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Béla Fleck, and Gil Shaham, and have performed at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, and the Vienna Musikverein.
The Knights evolved from late-night chamber music reading parties with friends at the home of violinist Colin Jacobsen and cellist Eric Jacobsen. The Jacobsen brothers serve as artistic directors of The Knights, with Eric Jacobsen as conductor. The Knights are committed to creating unusual and adventurous partnerships across disciplines; they perform in traditional concert halls as well as parks, plazas, and bars, all in an effort to reach listeners of all backgrounds and invite them into their music-making.
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