Gustav Holst
, (1874-1934), St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No. 2,  (1922)
I. Jig: Vivace
II. Ostinato: Presto
III. Intermezzo: Andante con moto
IV. Finale (The Dargason): Allegro

Dimitri Shostakovich, (1906-75), String Quartet No 8 in C Minor, Op 110, (1960)
I. Largo
II. Allegro molto
III. Allegretto
IV. Largo
V. Largo

Johann Sebastian Bach, (1685-1750) Chorale No. 22: Schmuke dich, o liebe Seele


Edvard Greig, (1843-1907), Holberg Suite, Op. 40, (1884)
I. Praeludium (Allegro vivace)
II. Sarabande (Andante)
III. Gavotte (Allegretto)
IV. Air (Andante religioso)
V. Rigaudon (Allegro con brio)

Johann Sebastian Bach, (1685-1750), Chorale No. 34: Erbarm’ dich mein, o Herre Gott

David Diamond, (1915-2005), Rounds, (1944)
I. Allegro molto vivace
II. Adagio
III. Allegro vigoroso

WQXR HOST:  Elliott Forrest

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ECCO  – East Coast Chamber Orchestra

The critically acclaimed East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) is a collective of dynamic like-minded artists who convene for select periods each year to explore musical works and perform concerts of the highest artistic quality. Drawing from some of the world’s finest orchestras, chamber groups, and young soloists, ECCO strives for vitality and musical integrity; a self-governing organization, each member is equal and has a voice in every step of the artistic process, from programming to performance. ECCO believes that the best musical experience can speak to all audiences regardless of age or socioeconomic background and performs accordingly across a wide range of venues.

ECCO is also firmly committed to sharing educational experiences with the communities it visits. Through interactive children’s concerts, small group master classes, and one-on-one lessons, ECCO continually seeks out opportunities to connect with young people. Doing so creates a much more engaging concert experience, illustrating through living example the ways in which classical music can be accessible to the modern listener. Performance opportunities also allow the members of ECCO to share the musical knowledge gained during their individual and unique lifetimes of music. The same energy that is contagious in ECCO’s performances is presented and shared without the boundaries of the stage to those interested in learning.

The Knights


The Knights

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Vera Beths, violin


Gioachino Rossini
Barber of Seville Overture (1816)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F Major Op. 50 (1802-03)
Vera Beths, violin

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
2 Waltzes
(arr. Ljova Zhurbin for the Knights)

1- Waltz from the film ‘Michurin’
2- Waltz from the film ‘Eyes Wide Shut’


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Children’s Corner Suite (arr. Mouton), (1908)
3 Pieces of 6:

1- Serenade for the Doll, Allegretto ma non troppo
2- The Little Shepherd, Tres modere
3- Golliwogg’s Cakewalk, Allegro guisto

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony in D major, No 101, “The Clock”, (1794)

I. Adagio – Presto
II. Andante
III. Menuetto: Allegretto – Trio
IV. Finale: Vivace

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The Knightsorchestral ensemble

The Knights are a fellowship of adventurous musicians who cultivate collaborative music making and who creatively engage audiences in the shared joy of musical performance. Based in New York City, The Knights expand the orchestral concert experience with their diverse programming, innovative formats, and unique atmosphere of camaraderie that creates the intimacy and immediacy of chamber music.

Led by conductor Eric Jacobsen, The Knights perform in a wide spectrum of concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tonic, the Brooklyn Lyceum, Le Poisson Rouge, Celebrate Brooklyn, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Central Park, Mass MoCA, and the Whitney Museum. Also in demand on the international stage, they have appeared at the Dresden Musikfestspiele, the National Gallery in Dublin, and they will tour Germany in the fall of 2010 with cellist Jan Vogler. Their expanding presence on the music festival scene includes invitations to perform at the Ravinia Festival, the Stillwater Music Festival in Minnesota, and at the Caramoor Festival’s Fall Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

Vera Beths – violin

Vera Beths was born in Haarlem, Holland. She received her first violin lessons from her father and completed her studies at the Conservatory in Amsterdam with Herman Krebbers. At the age of 14 she won first prize at the international violin competition in Wales. In 1969 she won the first prize at the Oskar Back competition and in that same year she was awarded the Prix D’Exellence.

Vera Beths has performed as a soloist with many orchestras throughout the world with conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Kiryll Kondrashin, Edo de Waart and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. She also plays baroque violin and has soloed with Frans Bruggen with several of his orchestra’s, including the Orchestra of The 18th Century. She also worked with Jean Fournet, Lorin Maazel, Walter Susskind and many others.

As a chamber musician she founded, together with Anner Bijlsma and Jurgen Kussmaul, the successful chamber music group Archibudelli. On gut strings and with period bows they give exciting performances of 18th and 19th century repertoire. Archibudelli has made numerous CD’s for Sony Classical Vivarte series, many of which were awarded prestigious prizes such as an Edison and several Diapason d’Ors.

Vera Beths has taught at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague since 1978. She plays a Stradivarius built in 1727.

New Amsterdam Brass


New York Chamber Symphony
presents the New Amsterdam Brass

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Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682-1738)

T. Susato (15th Cent.)

G. Rossini (1792-1868)
Overture to La Gazza Ladra

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Feierlicher Einzug

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Nocturne from Midsummer Nights Dream

C. Lavalee (1842-1891)
La Rose Nuptial

La Virgen de la Macarena

Duke Ellington (1899-1974)