Throughout the year, LW! is pleased to share with our fellow West Siders news of upcoming events that celebrate our city's architectural and scenic landmarks. Every summer, that includes the free classical music series at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell (this year marks the 107th season!).
|Image via the New York Times|
Today's New York Times shared a review of the series' "house band", The Knights, and their approach to outdoor performance set lists, considered by reporter Allan Kozinn to be experimental. He writes:
Most ensembles, including this one, have typically built their parks
programs of robust works that stand up easily to the formidable
competition of airplane engines; bird song; the distant, dull hum of the
city’s traffic; passing radios; and for a while on Tuesday evening
someone playing a snare drum not far from the Naumburg Bandshell.
But the Knights decided not to be cowed by all that. Among their
offerings on Tuesday were Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll” — not a whispered
work, exactly, but its subtleties are abundant — and Debussy’s
“Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” a work rich in delicate textural details.
Read the complete review here, then mark your calendars for the next performance by The Knights at the Naumburg Bandshell, Tuesday, July 14th!