More than one article about the Knights, a youthful chamber ensemble coming to the Troy Music Hall this Sunday, mentions the DIY nature of the group. This is a trend in classical music, as fewer cities have permanent orchestras and few major record labels have any interest in the genre. Brooklyn-based, and founded by brothers Eric (conductor) and Colin Jacobsen (concertmaster), the chamber orchestra have quickly established a reputation for excellence and adventurousness.
“Camaraderie and shared enthusiasm for playing music are what drive the ensemble,” wrote the critic for The New York Times.
On Sunday, their program will feature Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C-Minor, Stravinksy’s Dumbarton Oaks, Steve Reich’s Duet for Two Violins and Strings, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 8.
Troy Chromatic Concerts will present the Knights on Sunday (Sept. 29) at 7:30 PM at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (2nd and State streets, Troy). Tickets are $50, $40 and $25, $20 for students. For tickets and info, call the box office at 273-8945.