The Knights with Gil Shaham, violin

A trailblazing orchestral collective, The Knights‘ roster features composers, arrangers, singer-songwriters and improvisers whose diverse repertoire and innovative programming include classical masterworks, world premiers, jazz, klezmer, pop, indie rock and more.

One of the foremost musicians of our time, Grammy winner Gil Shaham‘s musical athleticism, inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit have solidified his renown as an American master. Sought after on the world’s great concert stages, he has more that two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, including bestsellers that have ascended the record charts in the US and abroad.

Program

Jean-Féry Rebel
Les caractères de la danse
Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 63
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, “Eroica”

To view Program Notes for this performance, click here.


Program Notes Live

Thursday, February 25 at 6:30p.m.
Gerrard Hall

Third-year music grad student Megan Ross will speak about Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony (“Eroica”), the final piece of that night’s program. The talk, titled “A Hero’s Death?: Marcia Funebre in Beethoven’s Eroica,” will focus mainly on the second and fourth movements of the piece.

The event is free and open to the general public.


PERFORMANCE BENEFACTOR

Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan,Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank theTrustees for their visionary generosity.