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The Knights (BRIC Artists in Residence) / BRIC House Sessions /

The Knights: Hungarian Rock Evening Concert / Black Sea Hotel

Explore the wide influence of Eastern European folk music, from traditional tunes set by Romani folk musicians to modernity.


Thu, Apr 12, 2018 | 8PM

Doors | 7PM


$18 Adv / $23 Door (GA Seated)
  • Photo credit: Shervin Lainez

  • Black Sea Hotel

For this season’s final installment of BRIC House Sessions, The Knights explore the wide influence of Eastern European folk music, from traditional tunes set by Romani folk musicians to modernity. The program, entitled Hungarian Rock, includes new arrangements of Brahms’ famous Hungarian Dances, with a world premiere arrangement of Ligeti’s Hungarian Rock by The Knights horn player, Michael P. Atkinson.

An opening set by Black Sea Hotel “takes some of the most compelling elements of Balkan folk music and strips them down to their barest form. The vocal trio executes the kind of close, difficult harmonies that inspired Kate Bush to collaborate with Trio Bulgarka… The Brooklynites celebrate their fondness for Balkan song with precision.” (The Washington Post)

Doors & DJ Set at 7PM
BRIC House Ballroom & Stoop
General Admission: Seated

The Knights are a GRAMMY nominated, Brooklyn-based orchestral collective dedicated to transforming the concert experience. Led by brothers Colin and Eric Jacobsen, and flexible in size and repertory, The Knights engage listeners and defy boundaries with programs that showcase the players’ roots in the classical tradition and passion for musical discovery. The Knights are proud to bring their Home Season to BRIC for a third year, partnering to grow orchestral music in Brooklyn. The Knights are Artists-in-Residence at BRIC, rehearsing works that will be performed at BRIC House and elsewhere and engaging with the Brooklyn community. This residency at BRIC is part of The Knights' ongoing NYC residencies program, a three-year initiative funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help them connect even more closely with their home community.

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