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Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:00 PM // Rackham Auditorium

The Knights

Performance
Photo credit: Harald Hoffmann
 

The trailblazing Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and soulful Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh team up with The Knights for an extraordinary performance grounded in the classical tradition and crossing boundaries into the worlds of Middle Eastern, Balkan, klezmer, and jazz.

“Few ensembles are as adept at mixing old and new as the dynamic Brooklyn orchestra The Knights,” says the New Yorker, and when Avital and Azmeh join the group, the result is “nothing short of electric.” (New York Times)

PROGRAM

Purcell Fantasia Upon One Note
Giovanni Sollima “La Camera Bianca” from Viaggio in Italia
Osvaldo Golijov Lullaby and Doina
J.S. Bach (arr. Avital) Concerto No. 1 for Harpsichord, Strings and Continuo in d minor, BWV 1052
Schubert (arr. Jacobsen) The Shepherd on the Rock
Kinan Azmeh Concertino Grosso for Clarinet, Mandolin & Violin
Kinan Azmeh “November 22” from Suite for Improvisers and Orchestra
C Jacobsen/Aghaei Ascending Bird

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11/12/17 4:00 PM
Rackham Auditorium

The Knights

Performance

The trailblazing Israeli mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital and soulful Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh team up with The Knights for an extraordinary performance grounded in the classical tradition and crossing boundaries into the worlds of Middle Eastern, Balkan, klezmer, and jazz.

“Few ensembles are as adept at mixing old and new as the dynamic Brooklyn orchestra The Knights,” says the New Yorker, and when Avital and Azmeh join the group, the result is “nothing short of electric.” (New York Times)

PROGRAM (Sun 11/12/2017: Rackham Auditorium)

Purcell Fantasia Upon One Note
Giovanni Sollima “La Camera Bianca” from Viaggio in Italia
Osvaldo Golijov Lullaby and Doina
J.S. Bach (arr. Avital) Concerto No. 1 for Harpsichord, Strings and Continuo in d minor, BWV 1052
Schubert (arr. Jacobsen) The Shepherd on the Rock
Kinan Azmeh Concertino Grosso for Clarinet, Mandolin & Violin
Kinan Azmeh “November 22” from Suite for Improvisers and Orchestra
C Jacobsen/Aghaei Ascending Bird

Thank You to Our Sponsors

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • Ellie Serras

MEDIA PARTNERS

UMS LOBBY

Student Spotlight: Alice Schmitz at The Knights

Find out what it's like to spend the summer with Broklyn's The Knights chamber orchestra.

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