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Chamber group The Knights to perform in Athens

POSTED: April 12, 2012 12:30 a.m.

ATHENS —The Knights, one of the nation’s newest chamber orchestras, will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, April 16 in Hodgson Concert Hall at The UGA Performing Arts Center.

Based in New York, The Knights offer diverse programming, innovative formats and a unique atmosphere of camaraderie.

The 40-member orchestra has quickly made a name for itself in its five-year span, performing critically acclaimed concerts in settings as diverse as Carnegie Hall and Le Poisson Rouge, the multimedia art cabaret in Greenwich Village.

Led by conductor Eric Jacobsen, the orchestra has performed with many of the world’s leading soloists, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

The members of The Knights are graduates of the Juilliard, Curtis, Manhattan, Mannes and Eastman music schools. As soloists, the members 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.

The Knights’ Athens concert will include 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.

Tickets are $20 to $39 with discounts for UGA students. They can be purchased online or by calling the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.


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