SHIFT Festival in Washington D.C. (4/1/2017)

SF Girls Chorus in concert with The Knights and Brooklyn Youth Chorus at the NY Phil 2016 Biennial Festival. Photograph courtesy New York Philharmonic, Chris Lee Photographer.

Saturday, April 1, 8pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Washington D.C.

The Knights Orchestra
San Francisco Girls Chorus
Conducted by Eric Jacobsen


Johannes Brahms
Psalm 13, “Herr, wie lange,” Op. 27

Lisa Bielawa
My Outstretched Hand
Commissioned by The Knights

Aaron Jay Kernis
Remembering the Sea (Se Souvanent de la mer)
Commissioned by the San Francisco Girls Chorus

Antonio Vivaldi
Gloria in D major, RV 589

The Knights
Excerpts from …the ground beneath our feet
Featuring vocalist Christina Courtin

The SF Girls Chorus premier ensemble is joined by members of the Level IV Ensemble, in their East Coast debut performance at the Kennedy Center for the SHIFT Festival of American Orchestras. Eric Jacobsen conducts this deeply collaborative and creative chamber orchestra from Brooklyn in a program featuring the San Francisco Girls Chorus in works by Brahms, Vivaldi, Aaron Jay Kernis, and an original commission by Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa titled My Outstretched Hand. The program also includes excerpts from a work created collectively by The Knights entitled …the ground beneath our feet, featuring vocalist Christina Courtin.

SHIFT is co-presented by Washington Performing Arts and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets: $25 General Admission