Regional Orchestra of the Week: The Knights Orchestra, NY!
Equally successful as chamber and orchestral musicians, they participate in the world's most prestigious music festivals, including Marlboro, Tanglewood, Verbier, Lucerne and Salzburg, and perform with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Toronto Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble.
??The Knights evolved from late night chamber music reading parties with friends at the home of violinist Colin Jacobsen and cellist Eric Jacobsen. These gatherings turned into public recitals and the ensemble "The Knights of the Many-Sided Table" was formed. As the number of performances increased and the group grew, the original collaborative spirit of chamber music remained. The name - now simply "The Knights" - symbolized the orchestra's quest to always search out something bold and true to the music.
The Jacobsen brothers, who are also founding members of Brooklyn Rider, serve as artistic directors of The Knights, with Eric Jacobsen as conductor. The unique camaraderie within the orchestra retains the intimacy and spontaneity of chamber music in performance.
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Info and photos courtesy of The Knights Orchestra