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Naumburg Orchestral Concerts - The Knights

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

7:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.

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Donated by Elkan Naumburg, the Naumburg Bandshell has been home to the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts since 1905. The concert series is now the oldest in the United States to bring free outdoor classical music to the public. Naumburg Orchestral Concerts features the work of new composers and conductors.

The Knights

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Nicholas Phan, tenor
Michael P. Atkinson, French horn
Adam Hollander, oboe
Johnny Gandelsman, violin


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88)
Sinfonia in C Major, Wq. 182, No.3, (1773)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concerto in D, (1946)

  • Vivace Arioso
  • AndantinoRondo
  • Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for Oboe & Violin in C minor, Bwv. 1060, (1733)

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Allegro


Benjamin Britten (1913-76)
Serenade for Tenor, Horn, & Strings, Op. 31, (1943)
(Nicholas Phan-tenor, Michael P. Atkinson-French horn
Adam Hollander-oboe, Johnny Gandelsman-violin)

  • "Prologue" (horn solo)
  • "Pastoral", a setting of The Evening Quatrains by Charles Cotton (1630–1687)
  • "Nocturne", Blow, bugle, blow by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
  • "Elegy", The Sick Rose by William Blake (1757–1827)
  • "Dirge", the anonymous Lyke-Wake Dirge (fifteenth century)
  • "Hymn", Hymn to Diana by Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
  • "Sonnet", To Sleep by John Keats (1795–1821)
  • "Epilogue" (horn solo; reprise of Prologue, played offstage)
The Knights - Chaconne (World Premiere)


Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park Accessible
(Nearest entrance at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue)
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