THIRTEEN Features "We Are The Knights"

08.15.11
The Knights

Meet The Knights, the trailblazing group of young musicians Yo-Yo Ma has called “a chamber music experience in orchestral form.” Brought together by brothers Eric and Colin Jacobsen , The Knights is a collaborative collection of friends from diverse musical backgrounds working to change the face of classical music. With influences from Bach to rock, the orchestra energizes audiences around the world, delighting and surprising both discerning classical music patrons and newer listeners. In We Are The Knights, host Paula Zahn brings you behind the scenes with The Knights to see the group’s unique rehearsal practices, touching history, and promising future. We Are The Knights features interviews with Colin and Eric Jacobsen, their father Eddie, members of the orchestra, “Performance Today” radio host Fred Child, and Yo-Yo Ma. Best of all, We Are The Knights takes you to incomparable performances of works by Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, Copland, Jimi Hendrix, and more.

We Are The Knights with Paula Zahn airs Thursday, September 8, at 8:30 pm on THIRTEEN. WATCH A PREVIEW HERE. Following the broadcast, the full documentary and bonus material will be available at thirteen.org/theknights.

For more information about The Knights, visit theknightsnyc.com.