The Knights to give three 92nd Street Y concerts as ensemble in residence in 2021-22

Posted on: November 12, 2021

On December 11, The Knights ensemble will perform the first of three programs at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, where they are serving as ensemble in residence for the 2021-22 season. The program will feature Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s Symphony No. 2, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending featuring Knights Artistic Director Colin Jacobsen as violin soloist, and Jessie Montgomery’s Records from a Vanishing City. The ensemble’s January 19, 2022 concert will include pianist Aaron Diehl performing with the Knights in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Mary Lou Williams’s Zodiac Suite; music by Bach, Ravel, and Stravinsky will also be on the program. Double-bassist Edgar Meyer will join the Knights for an April 30 program featuring his own second concerto for double bass; the Knights will also perform Eleanor Alberga’s Shining Gates of Morpheus, featuring Knights hornist David Byrd-Marrow, and Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Violinist Colin Jacobsen and cellist Eric Jacobsen, who are brothers, founded and serve as artistic directors of The Knights, with Eric Jacobsen as conductor. Eric Jacobsen is also music director of the Orlando Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and Greater Bridgeport (Connecticut) Symphony.