Knights Orchestra returning to Clark Art on September 4 /

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Knights Orchestra returns to the Clark to celebrate the current exhibition Rodin in the United States: Confronting Modernity. This free outdoor concert takes place on the Fernández Terrace near Clark’s Reflecting Pool at 4 p.m. on September 4.

The concert program offers a selection of music by French composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. A special arrangement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Kreutzer Concerto completes an afternoon of music, offering insight into the transition from classical to romantic and from romantic to modern.

Based in New York, The Knights are a collective of musicians dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and breaking down the barriers between audience and music. They seek to engage with contemporary culture through vibrant performances that honor classical tradition and their passion for musical discovery.

The collective was founded and is led by violinist Colin Jacobsen and bandleader and cellist Eric Jacobsen, who together also founded the Brooklyn Rider String Quartet. Since their founding in 2007, The Knights have toured and recorded with top soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Béla Fleck, Itzhak Perlman and Gil Shaham, and performed at Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood and the Musikverein. from Vienna.

This concert complements Clark Rodin’s special exhibition in the United States: Confronting the Modern. On view through September 18, 2022, the exhibition explores how American museums and collectors have embraced Auguste Rodin’s sculptures and drawings, and traces the arc of the artist’s reputation and legacy. since the first acquisition of an American museum in 1893 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

With more than seventy works from more than thirty museum and private collections, this is the largest Rodin exhibition presented for more than forty years.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Bring a picnic and your own seat. Bad weather postpones this event until Monday, September 5 at 4 p.m. For more information, visit

This performance is presented thanks to the generous support of Mela and Paul Haklisch.

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