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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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Programme Note
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:
  • 29 MAR 2019
    St Alfege's Church, Greenwich, London, UK
    Bonnie Callaghan, soprano; Andrew Zolinsky, conductor
  • 09 APR 2019
    Congregation Rodef Shalom, Levy Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
    Tuesday Musical Club String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble
    Catherine Bomstein; Paul Critser, conductor
  • 26 APR 2019
    SoundBox at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco Symphony
    Pameal Z; Chris Rountree, conductor

    Other Dates:
    27 April - SoundBox at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA
  • 27 APR 2019
    Berlin, Germany
    Hochschul-Sinfonieorchester der HfM Hanns Eisler
    Juliana Zara; Seung Won Lee, conductor
  • 28 APR 2019
    Decorah High School Auditorium, Decorah, IA
    Oneota Valley Community Orchestra
    Matthew Cody, conductor
  • 31 MAY 2019
    Miller Theatre at Columbia University, New York, NY
    The Harlem Chamber Players
    Janinah Burnett; Ariel Rudiakov, conductor
  • 09 JUN 2019
    Little Bridges Auditorium, Claremont, CA
    Claremont Symphony Orchestra
    Laura Sage; Dr. Robert Sage, conductor
  • 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
  • 18 SEP 2019
    David Geffen Hall, New York, NY
    New York Philharmonic
    Kelli O'Hara; Jaap Van Zweden, conductor

    Other Dates:
    19-21 September - David Geffen Hall, New York, NY
    11 October - McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, Stillwater, OK

...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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