The New York-based ensemble The Knights, under the direction of the Jacobsen brothers, one conducting, the other playing the violin, has made a name for itself with its pronounced taste for blends, its vivifying performances and its collaborations with virtuosos such as Itzhak Perlman or Yo-Yo Ma.
In Aix, it will play with the best France has to offer, Renaud Capuçon and the pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Making a rare appearance in France, Thibaudet, a complete artist, is as at ease in the traditional repertoire as he is in the contemporary canon and the world of jazz. He is currently enjoying a distinguished career peppered with international awards and success in the greatest American concert halls and festivals the world over.
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Renaud Capuçon, violin
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
- Brandenburg concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
- Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
- Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings in D minor, MWV O 4
- Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
- Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- Symphony No.29 in A major, KV. 201