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The Knights and Edgar Meyer, bass, play Copland, Meyer, and more

The Knights and Edgar Meyer

Double bass virtuoso and composer Edgar Meyer earned a MacArthur “Genius” Award for his remarkable work fusing classical and bluegrass forms and styles into his own uniquely American music.

He joins The Knights for the New York premiere of his delight-filled, genre-busting third concerto. The concert opens with a performance of Jamaican-born British composer Eleanor Alberga’s ethereal and playful Shining Gates of Morpheus. Closing it and continuing the American character of Meyer’s work is a soaring masterpiece of American music, Copland’s Appalachian Spring — dream repertoire for The Knights’ vibrant and multifaceted artistry.

THE KNIGHTS
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Edgar Meyer, bass
David Byrd-Marrow, French horn

  • Eleanor Alberga, Shining Gates of Morpheus
  • Edgar Meyer, Concerto No. 3 in E Major for Double Bass & Orchestra
  • Copland, Appalachian Spring

Concert available for viewing online for 72 hours from time of broadcast.

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This program is part of the following subscriptions:
Full Season (In-Person or Online)
Chamber Ensembles & Soloists II
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