The Knights Orchestra with Wu Man Playing the Pipa (Chinese Lute) will perform at Comstock Hall (U of L Music School) today, February 17th at 3:00 p.m. FREE for Speed Museum Members/$10 Non-members.
Igor Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat (Dumbarton Oaks)
Lou Harrison: Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra
Claude Debussy: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Wu Man: Blue and Green (arranged for Pipa and Orchestra)
Praised for their "polished performances and imaginative programming" (New York Times) The Knights are a "supremely talented" (Gramophone) orchestra of Friends from a broad Spectrum of the New York music world who cultivate collaborative music making and creatively engage audiences in the shared joy of musical performance. Led by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, they expand the orchestral concert experience with programs that encompass their roots in the Classical tradition and their passion for musical discovery. For their inspired programming, innovative formats and "crusading musical mission," The Knights have been hailed as "the future of classical music in America" (Los Angeles Times).
The Knights perform in a wide range of concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, 92nd Street Y, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Lyceum, Central Park, Le Poisson Rouge, The Stone, Tonic, the Whitney Museum and Mass MoCA. Also in demand on the international stage, they have appeared at the Dresden Musikfestspiele, Cologne Philharmonie, Dusseldorf Tonhalle, and The National Gallery in Dublin, and have toured Germany with cellist Jan Vogler. Their expanding presence on the music festival scene has included performances at the Ravinia Festival, the Stillwater Music Festival in Minnesota, and Caramoor's Fall Festival.