Opening Night with BalletCollective: Brooklyn, NY
Oct
23
to Oct 26

Opening Night with BalletCollective: Brooklyn, NY

  • Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center (map)
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The Knights’ 2019-20 season opens in October with the world premieres of two significant chamber works by Judd Greenstein and Paul Moravec in theirthird collaboration with Troy Schumacher’s BalletCollective. Both Greenstein’s and Moravec’s pieces will accompany new choreography, from Schumacher and dance prodigy Preston Chamblee respectively.

Evening shows on Wednesday, October 23; Friday, October 25; and Saturday, October 26. Matinee on Saturday, October 26.

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Vijay Iyer Composer Portrait: Miller Theatre at Columbia University
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Vijay Iyer Composer Portrait: Miller Theatre at Columbia University

  • Miller Theatre at Columbia University (map)
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The Knights make their Miller Theatre debut with Vijay Iyer at the Composer Portraits series. The program includes the world premiere of a new Iyer commission, “Songs for Flint.” Three of Iyer’s other compositions see New York premieres, including his concerto “Trouble,” written for guest violinist Jennifer Koh.

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Bach and Beyond: Dumbarton Oaks
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Bach and Beyond: Dumbarton Oaks

In this homage to Bach, The Knights present a range of music that was either directly or indirectly influenced by the master, from modernist giants such as Stravinsky, Legeti, and Kurtag to American folk/pop icon Paul Simon. Joining the Knights in performance is Dumbarton Oaks’ 2019 Early-Career Musician in Residence, violinist Robyn Bollinger.

Performances on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 2 at 8:00 p.m.

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The Montreal Bach Festival
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Montreal Bach Festival

The Knights perform at the Montreal Bach Festival, North America’s premiere destination for the timeless musical genius of J.S. Bach and the cultural legacy that he has inspired. Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Judd Greenstein, Colin Jacobsen, Gyorgy Kurtag, Gyorgy Ligeti, Alfred Schnittke, Igor Stravinsky, and Paul Simon.

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The Kreutzer Project: University of Wisconsin, Madison
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Kreutzer Project: University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall (map)
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The Knights close their residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Kreutzer Project concert. The program features an arrangement of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata for violin and chamber orchestra, with Knights violinist Colin Jacobsen as soloist; a new work by Jacobsen; and two arrangements for chamber orchestra of Janacek and Brahms.

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The Kreutzer Project: Sarasota
Feb
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Kreutzer Project: Sarasota

  • Riverview Performing Arts Center (map)
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The Knights continue their February Florida tour in Sarasota, presenting an arrangement of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata for solo violin and chamber orchestra with guest violinist Gil Shaham. A new work by artistic director Colin Jacobsen will also feature alongside chamber arrangements of Janacek and Brahms.

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The Kreutzer Project: Gainesville
Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

The Kreutzer Project: Gainesville

  • Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage (map)
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The Knights bring their February Florida tour to a close in Gainesville, presenting Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata arranged for violin and chamber orchestra with Knights solo violinist Colin Jacobsen. A new work by Jacobsen will also feature alongside chamber arrangements of Janacek and Brahms.

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Europe Tour with Avi Avital
Feb
6
to Feb 28

Europe Tour with Avi Avital

The Knights will tour Europe with Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital, an extraordinarily vibrant performer who has expanded the musical boundaries of his instrument. The tour will highlight works grounded in the classical tradition, more recent compositions, and cross-genre collaborations. Join The Knights for this artistic exploration across worlds!

February 8, 2019: Filharmonia Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland

February 10, 2019: Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany

February 11, 2019: Rudolf Oetker Hall, Bielefeld, Germany

February 12, 2019: Tonhalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

February 13, 2019: Kongresshaus Stadthalle, Heidelberg, Germany

February 16, 2019: NDR Grosser Sendeshaal, Hannover, Germany

February 17, 2019Staatstheater, Darmstadt, Germany

February 19-20, 2019: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

February 21, 2019: Musikverein, Vienna, Austria

February 22, 2019: Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria

February 24, 2019: Graf Zeppelin Haus, Friedrichshafen, Germany

February 25, 2019: Konzertkirche, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

February 26, 2019: Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, Switzerland

February 27, 2019: Reitstadel, Neumarkt, Germany 

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Glass Handel
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Glass Handel

  • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine (map)
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The Knights join Anthony Roth Costanzo for the incredible project "Glass Handel" -- produced by the avant-garde fashion/art company VISIONARE, with National Sawdust and Opera Philadelphia. The daring collaboration will feature costumes by Calvin Klein's Raf Simons, choreography by Justin Peck, and nine films by luminaries including James Ivory and Tilda Swinton.

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Glass Handel
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Glass Handel

  • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Knights join Anthony Roth Costanzo for the incredible project "Glass Handel" -- produced by the avant-garde fashion/art company VISIONARE, with National Sawdust and Opera Philadelphia. The daring collaboration will feature costumes by Calvin Klein's Raf Simons, choreography by Justin Peck, and nine films by luminaries including James Ivory and Tilda Swinton.

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