The Knights and Gil Shaham - 92Y, New York

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92Y Young Leaders Series

The Knights and Gil Shaham

The Knights and Gil Shaham

Grammy Award-winning violinist Gil Shaham, whose playing the New York Times has called “ravishing” and “rapturous,” returns to our stage for the first time since 2013—joining friends and frequent collaborators from The Knights, the dynamic Brooklyn-based orchestral collective that is reimagining classical music programming and performance in thrilling new ways.

Students and their teachers in grades 9-12 receive access to this fresh and imaginative program — streamed live from 92Y's storied concert hall — as well as an exclusive follow-up lecture-demonstration and conversation with members of The Knights.

The program pairs one of the elegant, eye-opening string quartets by 18th century polymath Joseph Bologne, also known as Chevalier de Saint-Georges with works by Beethoven. The concert offers the rare chance to hear Shaham as both a chamber musician and soloist, the latter when he is the featured violinist in The Knights’ own newly conceived arrangement of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, a work that has captivated Shaham since he was a child and which he has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras. The artists take on the 1806 masterwork in a socially distanced small ensemble 2021 format that promises to reveal Beethoven through a fascinating new lens.

Gil Shaham, violin
Adele Anthony, viola
Musicians from The Knights:
Alex Sopp, flute
Colin Jacobsen, violin
Caitlin Sullivan, cello
Steven Beck, piano
Ian Sullivan, timpani

Beethoven, Overture to “The Creatures of Prometheus” (arr. Hummel)
Bologne, String Quartet No. 5 in G Minor, Op. 1
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 (arr. The Knights)

Live-streamed concert: Sun, Mar 14, 7:30 pm ET

Exclusive Zoom meeting with the artists for Young Leaders Series subscribing classrooms: Mon, Mar 15, 4 pm ET

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92Y offers partial and full subsidies to schools that require financial support to participate in the Young Leaders Series. To apply for a subsidy, please email us a brief description of your circumstances.

This event is produced through 92Y’s Young Leaders Series: a virtual education program that connects classrooms across the country with leading figures in the arts and humanities. The Series invites students to discover their own artistic and intellectual passions, identify resources to pursue those passions and shape the future of their world.


Online programs:
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Adults and children age 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at 92Y

Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.

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Gil Shaham

Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit …

The Knights

The Knights are a collective of adventurous musicians dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.