The Knights

The Grammy-nominated Knights are an orchestral collective, flexible in size and repertory, dedicated to transforming the concert experience. Engaging listeners and defying boundaries with programs that showcase the players’ roots in the classical tradition and passion for artistic discovery, The Knights have “become one of Brooklyn’s sterling cultural products… known far beyond the borough for their relaxed virtuosity and expansive repertory” (New Yorker).

Colin & Eric Jacobsen, Artistic Directors,

Eric Jacobsen, conductor —

Felix Mendelssohn, (1809-47), String Octet, Op. 20, (1825)

Allegro moderato ma con fuoco (E-flat major)
Andante (C minor)
Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo (G minor)
Presto (E-flat major) —

Benjamin Britten, (1913-76), Lachrymae, Op. 48a, (1950, orch.1976) —

Lisa Bielawa, (1968-), Fictional Migration, (Solo Flute and Horn with strings)


Walt Whitman, songs and poetry set to music by The Knights —