Return of The Knights

Eric Jacobsen, Conductor

Martin Theatre
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
5:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
6:00 PM
Public Gates Open
9:00 PM
Concert Starts
$50/30 reserved
$10 lawn
Ticket & dining package $60

About The Artist

Having made their triumphant Ravinia debut last season, New York’s most innovative chamber orchestra, The Knights, returns for a program celebrating the lyricism of Schubert and the all-around ingenuity of Liszt, whose own transcriptions of Schubert’s songs helped popularize the work of his underappreciated predecessor. Highlighting the program is one of Liszt’s symphonic poems, a genre he created and which came to influence countless composers to come after him. With their imaginative programming and special transcriptions, it’s easy to see how The Knights prompted the New York Times to rave, “No dreamy dawdling here, just an oxygen-fueled romp painted in vivid hues.”

Program Notes

Schubert: Overture to Rosamunde
Liszt: Am Grabe Richard Wagners
Schubert: Gretchen am Spinnrade (“Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel”) (arr. Ljova)

"Des Baches Wiegenlied" (“The Brook’s Lullaby" from Die Schöne Müllerin”; arr. C. Jacobsen)
Liszt: Am Grabe Richard Wagners (“At the Grave of Richard Wagner”)

Symphonic Poem No. 13: Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe (“From the Cradle to the Grave”) *
  La lugfubre gondola (arr; Golijov; world premiere)
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (“Unfinished”)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (arr. Doppler)