The Knights A SECOND OF SILENCE - out TODAY
New Album dedicated to Schubert and Minimalism, featuring two Schubert symphonies paired with music by Erik Satie, Morton Feldman and Philip Glass to be released as an iTunes Exclusive on February 28, 2012, with SACD/CD Hybrid to Follow on April 3, 2012"Talent For Punctuating Classics With Surprises...this ensemble has a formula, it is based on balancing new and unusual works with the most basic canonic classics." The New York Times
“Few ensembles are as adept at mixing old music with new as this dynamic young Brooklyn orchestra.”
This spring, celebrated ensemble The Knights under the direction of Eric Jacobsen present “A Second of Silence,” a new album juxtaposing the works of Schubert with examples of minimalism from Satie, Feldman and Glass. The album will be released as an iTunes digital exclusive on February 28, 2012, with a wide release to all retailers on April 3, 2012. This release marks the ensemble’s second appearance on the Ancalagon label. Their first, a release of Mozart concerti with Lara and Scott St. John, won the 2011 Juno Award for Best Classical Album (Soloist with Large Ensemble).
In April, The Knights will embark on their first American tour. This eight-concert event will feature Copland's Appalachian Spring together with music of Ives, Dvorak, Golijov and Gaby Frank. The appearances take the ensemble to Troy, NY; Akron, OH; Granville, OH; Sewanee, TN; Columbus, GA; Athens, GA; Amherst, MA; and Rockville Centre, NY