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Samuel Barber

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Capricorn Concerto (1944)
G Schirmer Inc
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
14 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Flute, Oboe, and Trumpet
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Samuel Barber Capricorn Concerto (1944)

  • G. Schirmer:
  • Ensemble
    Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    Karen Jones (Flute)
    Marin Alsop
  • Ensemble
    Pacific Symphony Orchestra
    Louise Di Tullio (Flute), Allan Vogel (Oboe), Anthony Plog (Trumpet)
    Keith Clark
    Albany Records:
  • Ensemble
    San Diego Chamber Orchestra
    Peggy Michel (Oboe), Linda Lukas (Flute), John Wilds (Trumpet)
    Donald Barra
    Koch International Classics:
  • 22 MAY 2018
    Americana '18
    St. John's Smith Square, London
    Orchestra Nova
    Emily Pailthorpe, oboe; Kathryn Thomas, flute; Heidi Bennett, trumpet; George Vass, conductor
  • 10 MAR 2018
    Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, IL
    Peoria Symphony Orchestra
    George Stelluto, conductor
  • 28 JAN 2018
    Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, ME
    Bangor Symphony Orchestra
    Lucas Richman, conductor
  • 01 NOV 2017
    Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, CO
    Colorado Springs Philharmonic
    Thomas Wilson, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2 November - Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 21 APR 2017
    Old Mission United Methodist Church, Kansas City, MO
    Kansas City Chamber Orchestra
    Bruce Sorrell, conductor
  • 12 APR 2017
    City Hall Waterford, Ireland
    Irish Chamber Orchestra
    Fiona Kelly, flute; Daniel Bates, oboe; Simon Menin, trumpet; Thomas Zehetmair, conductor

    Other Dates:
    13 April - University Concert Hall Limerick, Ireland
  • 02 MAR 2015
    Brno, Czech Republic
    Ensemble Opera Diversa
    Gabriela Tardonova, conductor
  • 29 MAY 2011
    Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon
    Orchestra of the Swan
    April Frederik; David Curtis, conductor
  • 28 MAY 2011
    Omaha, NE
    Omaha Symphony
    Thomas Wilkins, conductor
  • 28 DEC 2010
    Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
    New York String Orchestra
    Jamie Laredo, violin; Daniel Hope, violin; Paul Watkins, cello; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Ariana Ghez, oboe; David Washburn, trumpet; Jamie Laredo, conductor
  • 03 DEC 2010
    Easton, PA
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Kate Royal

    Other Dates:
    4 December - Carnegie Hall, NY
  • 23 NOV 2010
    Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, UK
    Royal Military School of Music

    Other Dates:
    24 November - Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, UK
  • 26 OCT 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
  • 25 SEP 2010
    St Andrew's Church, Cheadle, UK
    Amaretti Chamber Orchestra
  • 28 AUG 2010
    Presteigne Festival 2010
    Presteigne Festival, St Andrew's Church, Presteign, UK
  • 04 AUG 2010
    Royal Military School of Music
    Corps of Army Music Orchestra
  • 10 JUL 2010
    Parchim, Germany
    Franz Liszt Kammerorchester

    Other Dates:
    11 July - Stolpe, Germany
  • 19 JUN 2010
    Southfield, MI
    Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
  • 20 MAR 2010
    Salisbury, NC
    Salisbury Symphony
    David Hagy, conductor
  • 06 MAR 2010
    Montgomery Village, MD
    National Instutute of Health Philharmonia
    Nancia D'alimonte, conductor
  • 14 FEB 2010
    Boca Raton, FL
    Boca Raton Symphonia
    Alexander Platt, conductor
  • 06 FEB 2010
    Cascais & Oeiras Chamber Orchestra
    Nickolay Lalov, conductor

    Other Dates:
    7 February - Portugal
  • 03 FEB 2010
  • 23 APR 2009
    New York, NY
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • 18 APR 2009
    White Plains, NY
    Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra
    George Manahan, conductor

    Other Dates:
    19 April - White Plains, NY
  • 03 FEB 2006
    Idaho Falls, ID
    Idaho Falls Symphony
  • 20 NOV 2005
    Ventura, CA
    Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra
    KuanFen Lin, conductor
  • 08 OCT 1944
    Capricorn Concerto World Premiere
    Town Hall, New York, NY
    Saidenberg Little Symphony
    John Wummer, flute; Mitchel Miller, oboe; Harry Freistadt, trumpet

A dream coupling: Barber's concertos for violin (sweetly lyrical) and cello (bristlingly virtuosic), plus his Capricorn Concerto (dryly witty), all performed to near perfection by Kyoko Takezawa, Steven Isserlis, Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony.
Terry Teachout, New York Daily News,01/01/0001
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