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Who doesn’t want to experience challenging repertoire spanning centuries, played by engaged musicians, presented informally in aesthetically lovely surroundings?

— A Beast in the Jungle

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Masschusetts' Artsiest Enclave Gives NYC a Run for its Money

For decades, dancers and those who adore them have converged on Becket, Mass., for the Jacob’s Pillow festival. Its 85th season promises all the usual family-friendly events, Q&As and performances, and a provocative world premiere: “The Principles of Uncertainty.” Inspired by Maira Kalman’s words and pictures, John Heginbotham’s piece features a score performed live by members of the Knights, New York’s hot young chamber orchestra.

— New York Post

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The Knights with Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Renaud Capucon at the Easter Festival

"Aix-en-Provence meets New York at the Easter Festival! Behind this transatlantic miracle is an orchestra, a musical director, a violinist, and pianist: The Knights, Eric Jacobsen, Renaud Capuçon and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. The American ensemble and the two French soloists interpret here a program that embraces four repertoires: baroque, romantic, classical, and modern. Just that!"

— Arte (France)

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A Free Concert for the People of Aix-en-Porvence where the Knights Demonstrated that All Roads Lead to Bach

"The New York ensemble that is praised in the entire world for its inventive spirit and creative freedom, multiplies the musical experiences. This is the perspective from which one has to understand the spirit of their concert, offering an original layout that allows the audience to become acquainted with all the members of the group. The concert could have carried the title "All roads lead to Bach" – and all return to him, one may add: a tribute to the great composer presented from different angles."

DestiMed (France)

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First Listen: Azul

“The music searches, reaching ever higher, whirling itself into ecstasy, and finally falls back to earth into a pool of percussion. The slow movement begins in serene meditation — a heartbeat pulse in the strings, birdsong percussion and sustained cello pitches — but it gradually blooms into a sweet thunder of brass and winds.”

NPR

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The Knights Find the "Sweet Spot" at Harris Theater

“...the Brooklyn-based Knights seem to have found a sweet spot with programs that meld the familiar and novel, giving their fan base a taste of discovery with each performance... judging by the near-capacity crowd and enthusiastic response, one would expect local presenters to take heed.”

— Chicago Classical Review

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The Knights at Dumbarton Oaks: "Deft" and "Imaginative"

“The contemporary-music scene in New York has been generating a nearly endless stream of high-powered young ensembles over the past decade. On Sunday night, one of the most imaginative of them — a musical collective known as the Knights — came to Dumbarton Oaks as part of the museum’s Friends of Music series.”

— The Washington Post

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