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 Leo Tolstoy’s “Kreutzer Sonata,” a story that inspired groundbreaking musical masterpieces by composers such as Beethoven and Leoš Janáček. The Knights will perform both pieces in stunning new arrangements for orchestra, as well as a new work that Candlelight has commissioned specially for its 50th season by the brilliant composer, Viet Cuong.
Don’t miss this special opening of Candlelight’s 50th Anniversary Season. After the show, please join the artists and fellow concertgoers for a chocolate and champagne toast!
Viet Cuong: 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: Moravian/Slovakian Folk Songs Mozart: Jupiter Symphony
About The Artists
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…
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…
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…