Azul: The Knights with Yo-Yo Ma

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Our dear friend Yo-Yo Ma joins us to play original works and new arrangements by Siamak Aghaei & Colin Jacobsen, Antonín Dvořák, Osvaldo Golijov, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Sufjan Stevens on this album inspired by celestial stories. 

Watch: "Azul" album preview
Watch: "Ascending Bird" music video 
Stream: NPR's First Listen

Featuring:

Siamak Aghaei & Colin Jacobsen
Ascending Bird

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Rusalka: “Song to the Moon” (arr. Jesse Diener-Bennett)
       Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Osvaldo Golijov
Azul – Cello Concerto
I. Paz Sulfúrica
II. Silencio
III. Transit
IV. Yrushalem
       Yo-Yo Ma, cello
       Michael Ward-Bergeman, hyper-accordion
       Jamey Haddad, percussion
       Cyro Baptista, percussion

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)
Tierkreis: “Leo” (arr. Caroline Shaw)

    Sufjan Stevens
      Suite from Run Rabbit Run (arr. Michael P. Atkinson)
      I. Year of the Ox
      II. Enjoy Your Rabbit
      III. Year of Our Lord
      IV. Year of the Boar
 

Thank you to The Knights' Recording Fund supporterswho helped make this album possible.

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON AMAZONiTUNES, & ARKIV MUSIC.

AVAILABLE TO STREAM ON SPOTIFY, APPLE MUSIC, GOOGLE PLAY, & DEEZER.

Contact info@theknightsnyc.com for information on ordering a copy signed by the artistic directors. 

The Knights