The Knights

The Knights, with artistic directors, Colin Jacobsen and Eric Jacobsen, and conducted by Eric Jacobsen, perform works by Bartók, Busoni, Dvořák, Boccherini, Shawn Conley, Johann Strauss II, and Taraf De Haïdouks.

Our 111th year of free concerts at the historic Naumburg Bandshell (directions). No tickets issued– 1,000 seats provided on a first come first serve basis. Benches around concert ground also available. The concert is weather dependent– no rain dates, no rain location. Thank you to our donors who generously support our series.

WQXR will broadcast every concert in this series live on 105.9 FM and via live stream on their website.


The Knights

Colin Jacobsen and Eric Jacobsen, Artistic Directors

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Béla Bartók, (1881-1945), (arr. Paul Arma) Suite Paysanne Hongroise for flute and string orchestra (1914-18)
Chants populaires tristes, nos. I-IV
Vieilles danses, nos. I-IX

Ferruccio Busoni, (1866–1924) (arr. Arnold Schoenberg), Berceuse élégiaque (1909)

Antonín Dvořák, (1841-1904), Bagatelles, Op. 47 (1878)
I. Allegretto scherzando
II. Tempo di minuetto. Grazioso
III. Allegretto scherzando
IV. Canon. Andante con moto
V. Poco allegro


Luigi Boccherini, (1743-1805), Quintet for flute and strings in G Minor, Op. 19 (1774)

Shawn Conley, (b. 1983), Yann’s Flight (2013)

Johann Strauss II, (1825-1899) (arr. Arnold Schoenberg) Kaiser-Walzer (1889)

Taraf De Haïdouks, (Est. 1991) (arr. Ljova, 2016), A Stork Crosses the Danube, in the Company of a Raven


WQXR HOST: Paul Cavalconte

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