Featuring an new work co-commissioned by IU AuditoriumPrint This
Since their inception, The Knights have been playing by their own rules—transforming the orchestral experience and breaking the barriers between audiences and music.
Founded in the early 2000s by artistic directors Colin and Eric Jacobsen, this New York-based ensemble is comprised of accomplished musicians and composers driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration. They bring together a tapestry of cultural and musical influences to create vibrant programs that encompass their roots in the classical tradition and passion for artistic discovery. Through adventurous programming, unbridled energy, and a collaborative music-making process, The Knights bring classical music to life in a way that surprises and inspires both new and longtime listeners.
At their Bloomington engagement, the ensemble will premiere a new work co-commissioned by IU Auditorium: “Suite for Improviser and Orchestra,” by Arabic clarinetist Kinan Azmeh featuring Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital and The Knights founder, Colin Jacobsen.