Lyrical Moments

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

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Lyrical Moments Ah Young Hong


Karim Al-Zand - Dance Interlude for Two Oboes and English Horn
Samuel Barber - Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Anna Clyne - A Wonderful Day
Paul Dukas - Fanfare from "La Peri"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 29
George Walker - Lyric for Strings

About the Concert

Acclaimed soprano Ah Young Hong joins the orchestra for Samuel Barber's nostalgic Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a "lyrical rhapsody" on James Agee's memories of a Tennessee childhood. George Walker's emotional Lyric for Strings highlights the melodic gifts of the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

The stirring voice of Willy, an unhoused man recorded on the streets of Chicago, is featured in Anna Clyne's A Wonderful Day. But first, Mozart leans into his unique gift for melody to craft his tuneful Symphony No. 29. Paul Dukas' Fanfare to La Péri will open the concert, which will also include Dance Interlude for Two Oboes and English Horn by Karim Al-Zand.

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