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The KNIGHTS Chamber Orchestra

Sun, Sep 11, 2022 4:00 PM

Smith Theatre | Horowitz Center HCC

Performance Information

Formed by brothers Eric and Colin Jacobsen, who also founded the groundbreaking Brooklyn Rider String Quartet, The Knights has quickly established itself as an “adventurous young orchestra with a strong reputation for polished performances and imaginative programming” (New York Times), and hailed by critics as “the future of classical music in America!” (Los Angeles Times).

This intriguing program centers around Beethoven’s “Kreutzer Sonata,” a musical masterpiece that inspired Leoš Janáček's work of the same name. The Knights will perform both in stunning new arrangements for orchestra, along with contemporary pieces.

The concert will also feature the world-premiere of Candlelight's latest commission: 'Afterglow,' by Viet Cuong. This never-before-experienced work attempts to express the contemplative yet hopeful landscape of a sunrise.

Don’t miss this special opening of Candlelight’s 50th Anniversary Season. After the show, please join the artists and fellow concertgoers for a FREE chocolate and champagne toast!

The Program

Viet Cuong: Afterglow (World Premiere Commission for Candlelight’s 50th!) Beethoven / Jacobsen: “Kreutzer Concerto” (arrangement of Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47) Anna Clyne: Shorthand Janáček / Atkinson: “Kreutzer Sonata” (arrangement of String Quartet No. 1) Janáček / Jacobsen: A Shadow Under Every Light

View Program Notes (PDF)


Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata Podcast
Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata Podcast

Should we be calling Beethoven’s beloved “Kreutzer Sonata” the “Bridgetower Sonata” instead? In this podcast, find out all the juicy details of a friendship gone wrong and the passive aggressive dedication Beethoven wrote to a man he barely knew. Join WBJC’s Jonathan Palevsky as he uncovers the dramatic backstory and analyzes the equally dramatic piece.

About The Artists

The Knights
The Knights
Chamber Orchestra

The Knights are a collective of adventurous musicians dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audiences and music. Driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, they inspire listeners with vibrant programs that encompass their roots in the classical tradition and passion for artistic discovery. The orchestra has toured and recorded with renowned soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Béla Fleck, and Gil Shaham, and has appeared…

Colin Jacobsen
Colin Jacobsen

A 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, violinist Colin Jacobsen first played to critical acclaim at the age of 14, collaborating with Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic in a performance that was hailed by The New York Times: “Jacobsen was the impressively accomplished soloist in Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, sounding as if he were born to the instrument and its sweet, lyrical possibilities.” He recently returned to the New York Philharmonic in a performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto with…

Eric Jacobsen
Eric Jacobsen

Hailed by the New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” conductor and cellist Eric Jacobsen has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative programming. He is the newly-named Music Director of the Virginia Symphony, becoming the 12th music director in the orchestra’s 100-year history, and assumed that post on July 1. Jacobsen is Artistic Director and conductor of The Knights, and serves as the Music Director for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Jacobsen…

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