Naumburg Orchestral Concerts: The Knights


Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 7:30 PM

The Knights

“On a fast track to the top of the chamber orchestra ladder (Cleveland Classical)”

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Nicholas Phan, tenor
Michael P. Atkinson
, French horn
Adam Hollander, oboe
Johnny Gandelsman, violin

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88)
Sinfonia in C Major, Wq. 182, No.3, (1773)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concerto in D, (1946)

  1. Vivace Arioso
  2. AndantinoRondo
  3. Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor, Bwv. 1060, (1733)

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro


Benjamin Britten
Serenade for Tenor, Horn, & Strings, Op. 31, (1943)
(Nicholas Phan-tenor, Michael P. Atkinson-French horn
Adam Hollander-oboe, Johnny Gandelsman-violin)

  1. “Prologue” (horn solo)
  2. “Pastoral”, a setting of The Evening Quatrains by Charles Cotton (1630–1687)
  3. “Nocturne”, Blow, bugle, blow by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
  4. “Elegy”, The Sick Rose by William Blake (1757–1827)
  5. “Dirge”, the anonymous Lyke-Wake Dirge (fifteenth century)
  6. “Hymn”, Hymn to Diana by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
  7. “Sonnet”, To Sleep by John Keats (1795–1821)
  8. “Epilogue” (horn solo; reprise of Prologue, played offstage)

The Knights…the ground beneath our feet, (World Premiere)

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