The Knights – Opening Concert 2015

June 23, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Central Park Naumburg Bandshell | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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The Knights

“If we are to talk about the future of classical music in America, sooner or later the Knights will come up” (The Los Angeles Times)

Colin Jacobsen and Eric Jacobsen, Artistic Directors

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

The Knights – with Ariana Kim and Tessa Lark,* violinists

Franz Schubert, (1797-1828), Five German Dances, D.90, for String Orchestra (1814)

Arvo Pärt,
(1935- ), Tabula Rasa (1977)
I. Ludus
II. Silentium
(Tessa Lark and Ariana Kim, violin) and piano accompaniment

Geörgy Ligeti, (1923-2006), Concert Romanesc (1951)
I. Andantino
II. Allegro vivace
III. Adagio ma non troppo
IV. Molto vivace

INTERMISSION

Zhou Long, (1953-), Chinese Folk Songs (1998)
I. Lan hua-hua (Shaanbei)
II. Driving the mule team (Shaanxi)
III. The flowing stream (Yunnan)
IV. Jasmine flower (Jiangsu)
V. A horseherd’s mountain song (Yunnan)
VI. When will the acacia bloom? (Sichuan)
VII. A single bamboo can easily bend (Hunan)
VIII. Leaving home (Shaanxi)

Antonin Dvořák, (1841-1904), Czech Suite, op.39, B.93, D Major (1879)
I. Preludium (Pastorale): Allegro moderato
II. Polka: Allegretto grazioso
III. Sousedská (Minuetto): Allegro giusto
IV. Romance: Andante con moto
V. Finále (Furiant): Presto

 

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