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The Knights peform at IU Auditorium



The Knights by Shervin Lainez 1

The Knights is a Brooklyn orchestra coming to the the IU Auditorium on Nov. 15. Clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh as well as mandolin expert Avi Avital will also perform at the concert Wednesday. Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

A night filled with musical collaboration will take place at the IU Auditorium on Nov. 15. Clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh, mandolin expert Avi Avital and Brooklyn orchestra the Knights will come together to share their sound, according to the IU Auditorium website. 

Tickets for the evening can be purchased on the IU Auditorium website.

The evening will include a variety of musical styles, including classical tradition, while also exploring Middle Eastern, Balkan, klezmer and jazz sources, according to the website.

The Knights ensemble consists of composers, arrangers and musicians offering expertise in a variety of musical genres.

Avital and Azmeh are integrated throughout the orchestra's concert, which opens with three pieces that lead into Henry Purcell’s "Fantasia." 

From there, the concert moves into the works of Sollima, a Sicilian contemporary composer, which emphasizes classic Middle Eastern beats and melodies, according to the IU Auditorium website. 

New arrangements of Schubert and Mendelssohn songs from the western classical tradition will open the second half of the concert. 

A world premiere composition by Azmeh of clarinet, violin and mandolin will then follow. The evening will close with a medley  including jazz, klezmer and Middle Eastern sounds. 

Adele Poudrier

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