The Knights Orchestra presents: Free Concert: Rite of Summer Festival on Governors Island
On Saturday June 19th, at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, The Knights migrate to Nolan Park on Governors Island for a FREE concert, bringing music for flute, clarinet, strings and harp inspired by birds, birdsong, and the spiritual experience of “taking flight” through song.
Join The Knights for this free outdoor concert, featuring:
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D Major, “Il Gardellino” Price: String Quartet in G Major, II. Andante Moderato Villa Lobos: Song of the Black Swan Rodrigo, arr. Bridget Kibbey & The Knights: De los álamos vengo, madre Gilberto, arr. C. Jacobsen: Undiu Ravel: Intro and Allegro De Lucia arr. C. Jacobsen: Zyryab Boulanger: Nocturne Tommy Potts, arr. C. Jacobsen: The Butterfly Traditional, arr. C. Jacobsen: Little Birdie
Performers Colin Jacobsen, violin and Knights Artistic Director Alex Fortes, violin Celia Hatton, viola Alex Sopp, flute and vocals Nuno Antunes, clarinet Bridget Kibbey, harp Additional Musicians from The Knights TBA
Tickets are free Learn more: https://www.riteofsummer.com/festival/the-knights/
About The Knights THE KNIGHTS are a collective of adventurous musicians dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audiences and music. Driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, they inspire listeners with vibrant programs that encompass their roots in the classical tradition and passion for artistic discovery. The orchestra has toured and recorded with renowned soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Béla Fleck, and Gil Shaham, and has 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, who serve as the group’s artistic directors.
Venue: Nolan Park
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