E D W A R D
K N I G H T
“Tightly unified, suave and sinister, confidently orchestrated."
TImothy Magnan, Los Angeles Times
"A fresh original voice, with an inventive sense of humor."
Bernard Holland, The New York Times
AMERICAN WONDERS is a set of lyrical symphonic band works created by Edward Knight in collaboration with music educator Michael Raiber, inspired by episodes from American history. These cross-curricular pieces focus on specific areas of musical growth in individual musicianship and ensemble experience. Each piece has unique features that offer musicians and teachers learning experiences beyond typical repertoire for bands at these performance levels.
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
“The score seizes and holds your imagination and makes you want to hear it again.”
John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
N E W S
Nov. 18, 2017
Morehead State University
World premiere of The Wizard of Menlo Park, the first of 12 pieces for symphonic band in Knight's new American Wonders series.
E V E N T S
Jan. 6, 2018
East Central University
World premiere of The Eagle Has Landed, the second of 12 pieces for symphonic band in Knight's new American Wonders series.
Jan. 11-13, 2018
Fusion of music and visuals, presented in concert with photographs and projected images by award-winning author and visual artist M.J. Alexander.