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New chamber orchestra to give concert of classics, new compositions


The Knights (pictured above), one of the nation’s newest chamber orchestras, will give a concert April 16 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall of the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20-$39.

Based in New York, the Knights  is a fellowship of adventurous musicians expanding the orchestral concert experience with diverse programming, innovative formats and a unique atmosphere of camaraderie. 

Just five years old, the 40-member orchestra is led by conductor Eric Jacobsen. It  has performed with many of the world’s leading soloists, including Yo-Yo Ma. 

Members of the Knights are graduates of the Juilliard, Curtis, Manhattan, Mannes and Eastman music schools. 

The Knights’ Athens concert will showcase the orchestra’s wide-ranging sensibilities with a program that includes Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite, along with new compositions.

The concert will be recorded for broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today.