Knghts Orchestra at the Clark
Free Concert Celebrating Rodin.
By: Clark - Aug 11, 2022
On Sunday, September 4 at 4 pm, the renowned Knights Orchestra returns to the Clark to celebrate the current Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern exhibition. This free outdoor concert takes place on the Fernández Terrace near the Clark’s Reflecting Pool.
The concert program features a selection of music from French composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. A special arrangement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Kreutzer Concerto completes an afternoon of music, providing an overview of the transition from the Classical to the Romantic and the Romantic to the Modern. The performance speaks to the layered influence of art and artists, whether in music or in sculpture.
Based in New York City, The Knights are a collective of musicians dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audience and music. Led by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and collaboration, they seek to engage with contemporary culture through vibrant performances that honor the classical tradition and their passion for musical discovery. The collective was founded and is directed by violinist Colin Jacobsen and conductor and cellist Eric Jacobsen, who, together, also founded the Brooklyn Rider string quartet. The Knights’ roster boasts musicians of remarkably diverse talents, including composers, arrangers, singer-songwriters, and improvisers, who bring a range of cultural influences to the group, from jazz and klezmer to pop and indie rock music. Since their founding in 2007, The Knights have toured and recorded with prominent soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Béla Fleck, Itzhak Perlman, and Gil Shaham, and have performed at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, and the Vienna Musikverein.
This concert complements the Clark’s special exhibition Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern. On view through September 18, 2022, the exhibition explores how American museums and collectors embraced Auguste Rodin’s sculptures and drawings, and traces the arc of the artist’s reputation and legacy since the first U.S. museum acquisition was made in 1893 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With more than seventy works from more than thirty museum and private collections, this is the largest Rodin exhibition presented in more than forty years.
Free; no registration is required. Bring a picnic and your own seating. Inclement weather postpones this event until Monday, September 5, 4 pm. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events.
This performance is presented through the generous support of Mela and Paul Haklisc