Free Performance of The Knights at the Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts (CFA) at the College of Staten Island proudly presents The Knights in the Springer Concert Hall on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 7:30pm. Tickets for this performance, which is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Michael Shugrue, are free, but reservations are required and recommended.

The adventurous Knights, led by “interpretive dynamo” (The New York Times) Eric Jacobsen, will perform an ecstatically diverse program including works by Schubert, Osvaldo Golijov, Saint-Saëns, Ives, and The Knights’ own Colin Jacobsen. This concert, which will take place immediately prior to an extensive tour of Germany, also features soloist Edward Arron, described by The New Yorker as “one of New York’s most exciting young cellists.” The Knights are a fellowship of 40 musicians who cultivate collaborative music-making and who creatively engage audiences in the shared joy of musical performance. Based in New York City, The Knights expand the orchestral concert experience with their diverse programming and innovative formats. Many members of The Knights bring talents that go beyond traditional orchestral skills; there are composers, arrangers, singer-songwriters, and improvisers who bring a range of cultural influences to the group. The chamber orchestra’s extensive repertoire features traditional and contemporary masterworks of classical and popular music.

Members of The Knights have performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic, and Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Orchestra. Come treat yourself to a night of beautiful music.

Tickets can be reserved in person, by phone, by mail, or online through the CFA Box Office, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Building 1P, Room 113, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday from noon to 3:00pm. Please call 718.982.ARTS (2787) for more information.

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