Venue Details

29 Star Starred
92nd Street Y at Lexington Avenue
1395 Lexington Avenue New York City, NY 10128
212-415-5500
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http://www.92y.org/Champagne

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Description

The New York Times describes concerts by this exuberant young New York ensemble as “an oxygen-fueled romp painted in vivid hues.” Give 2012 a musical kick-off! *

Event runs till approximately 10:00pm.

The Knights

  • Eric Jacobsen & Colin Jacobsen, co-artistic directors

Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Purcell: Fantasia upon One Note in F major

Riley: In C

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Champagne toast at intermission. *

The Knights* are an orchestra of friends from a broad spectrum of the New York music world who cultivate collaborative music-making and creatively engage audiences in the shared joy of musical performance. Led by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, they expand the orchestral concert experience with programs that encompass their roots in the Classical tradition and their passion for musical discovery.

Led by conductor Eric Jacobsen, this past summer The Knights enjoyed a return engagement to the Ravinia Festival and a trio of concerts in Central Park. Their 2011/12 season highlights include collaborations with New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The orchestra tours Germany with cellist Jan Vogler in March and embarks on its first US tour in April. This past September, the group began a residency at New York Public Radio’s WQXR as the station’s first ensemble in residence, and the documentary film The Knights are Coming, produced by WNET/Thirteen, made its broadcast debut.

About the Ticket Supplier: 92nd Street Y

“The quintessential New York institution” —New York Times

The 92nd Street Y is about people. The people of New York City and the surrounding area. The people of the United States and of the world. It’s about people who entertain and challenge, inform and educate. It’s about people who learn and discover, observe and participate.

The 92nd Street Y operates in the context of a history that spans over 130 years. Founded in 1874 as the Young Men’s Hebrew Association where Jewish men could find harmony and good fellowship, the 92nd Street Y today has evolved into a world-renowned community and cultural center, an organization of exhilarating vitality and remarkable diversity, a proudly Jewish institution that reaches out to people of every race, ethnicity, religion, age and economic class.

At once a lecture hall, a performance space, a school, a health center and a community organization, the Y remains focused on its mission of enriching the lives of the people who pass through its doors – women and men, young families and senior citizens, accomplished artists and aspiring beginners, master instructors and enthusiastic students, world leaders and concerned citizens.