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SHIFT A Festival of American Orchestras: The Knights

Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:00 PM

JFK Centennial Celebration Special Concerts SHIFT

This deeply collaborative and creative chamber orchestra from Brooklyn brings a program featuring the San Francisco Girls Chorus along with works by Brahms, Vivaldi, Aaron Jay Kernis, an original commission by Lisa Bielawa, and excerpts of a work created by the orchestra.

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Eric Jacobsen conducts this deeply collaborative and creative chamber orchestra from Brooklyn in a program featuring the San Francisco Girls Chorus in works by Brahms, Vivaldi, Aaron Jay Kernis, and an original commission by Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa titled My Outstretched Hand. The program also includes excerpts from a work created collectively by The Knights entitled ...the ground beneath our feet, featuring vocalist Christina Courtin.

SHIFT is co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Performance Timing: Part One - 48 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 42 min.

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