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Samuel Barber

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Knoxville, Summer of 1915 (1947)
Text Writer
James Agee
G Schirmer Inc
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Sub Category
Chamber Orchestra
Year Composed
16 Minutes

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Samuel Barber Knoxville, Summer of 1915 (1947)

  • G. Schirmer:
  • Ensemble
    Royal Scottish National Orchestra
    Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
    Marin Alsop
  • Ensemble
    ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
    Carmen Pelton (Soprano)
    Timothy Russell
    Summit Records:
  • Ensemble
    Dumbarton Oaks Chamber Orchestra
    Eleanor Steber (Soprano)
    William Strickland
    CBS Masterworks Portrait:
  • 07 SEP 2019
    Ordway Concert Hall, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
    Julia Bullock, soprano; Jeremy Denk, conductor

    Other Dates:
    8,9 September - Ordway Concert Hall, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul, MN
  • 02 JUN 2018
    Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, UK
    Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra
    Gerard Doherty, conductor
  • 30 MAY 2018
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
    Eva-Maria Westbroek, Soprano; Gustavo Gimeno, conductor

    Other Dates:
    31 May - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 27 MAY 2018
    Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
    New York Youth Symphony
    Michael Repper, conductor
  • 20 MAY 2018
    Oldenburg, Germany
    Oldenburgisches Staatsorchester
    Thomas Honickel, conductor
  • 12 MAY 2018
    The Midland Theatre, Newark, OH
    Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra
    Russell Mikkelson, conductor
  • 04 MAY 2018
    Bushnell Memorial, Hartford, CT
    Hartford Symphony Orchestra
    Carolyn Kuan, conductor

    Other Dates:
    5,6 May; 8-10 June - Bushnell Memorial, Hartford, CT
  • 24 APR 2018
    Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
    Buffalo State College Philharmonia
    Dr. Holly Bewlay; Dr. Thomas Witakowski, conductor
  • 22 APR 2018
    St. John Lutheran Church, Blue Bell, PA
    St. John's Festival Choir
    Deborah Swider; Lawrence Baker, conductor
  • 22 APR 2018
    Christ Episcopal Church, Warren, OH
    Warren Philharmonic Orchestra
    Susan Davenny Wyner, conductor
  • 21 APR 2018
    St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Houston, TX
    St. Mark's Chamber Orchestra
    Sarah Tucker; Kevin Fitzgerald, conductor
  • 13 APR 2018
    Symphony Space, New York, NY
    New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra
    Tong Chen, conductor
  • 10 MAR 2018
    Salem United Methodist Church, St. Louis, MO
    American Chamber Chorale
    Christine Brewer; Stephen Morton, conductor
  • 10 MAR 2018
    Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown, TN
    IRIS Orchestra
    Julia Bullock; Michael Stern, conductor

    Other Dates:
    11 March - Germantown Performing Arts Center, Germantown, TN
  • 10 MAR 2018
    Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, IL
    Peoria Symphony Orchestra
    George Stelluto, conductor
  • 10 MAR 2018
    Saddlebrooke Community Center, Tucson, AZ
    Southern Arizona Symphony

    Other Dates:
    11 March - Saint Andrews Church, Tucson, AZ
  • 27 FEB 2018
    Bates Recital Hall, Austin, TX
    University of Texas Orchestra
    Paul Grobey, conductor
  • 23 FEB 2018
    Pomona College, Bridges Hall of Music, Claremont, CA
    Pomona College Orchestra
    Briana Grether; Eric Lindholm, conductor

    Other Dates:
    25 February - Pomona College, Bridges Hall of Music, Claremont, CA
  • 06 FEB 2018
    Hilbert Circle Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
    Leah Hawkins; Roderick Cox, conductor
  • 28 JAN 2018
    Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA
    Delaware Valley University
    Jack Schmidt, conductor
  • 20 JAN 2018
    Uihlein Hall, Milwaukee, WI
    Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
    Susanna Phillips; Teddy Abrams, conductor

    Other Dates:
    21 January - Uihlein Hall, Milwaukee, WI
  • 18 JAN 2018
    Calvary Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR
    Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
    Philip Mann, conductor
  • 13 JAN 2018
    Cannon Center, Memphis, TN
    Memphis Symphony Orchestra
    Robert Moody, conductor

    Other Dates:
    20 January - University of Memphis, Harris Concert Hall, Memphis, TN
    21,14 January - GPAC, Germantown, TN
  • 09 JAN 2018
    Barbican Concert Hall, London, UK
    London Schools Symphony Orchestra
    Richard Armstrong, conductor
  • 09 JAN 2018
    Barbican Concert Hall, London, UK
    London Schools Symphony Orchestra
    Richard Armstrong, conductor
  • 17 DEC 2017
    Tegler Centre, Edmonton, AB
    Concordia University of Edmonton
    Danielle Lisboa, conductor
  • 01 DEC 2017
    Luzern, Switzerland
    InTakt Junges Kammerorchester
    Andreas Brenner, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2 December - Baden, Switzerland
    3 December - Zürich, Switzerland
  • 16 NOV 2017
    Kraushaar Auditorium, Baltimore, MD
    Goucher College Orchestra
    Charlotte Khuner; Elisa Koehler, conductor
  • 13 NOV 2017
    Ramsey Concert Hall, Athens, GA
    University of Georgia Orchestra
    Jaclyn Hartenberger, conductor
  • 11 NOV 2017
    Plymouth Church UCC, Cleveland, OH
    Blue Water Chamber Orchestra
    Daniel Meyer, conductor

...James Agee's achingly tender prose poem in which he recalls a languorous summer evening spent as a young boy lying out with his family beneath the darkening sky....The bittersweet, warm yet lean harmonies of Barber's opening phrases perfectly disclose the curdled innocence of Agee's prose...
Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe,30/09/2006
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