“Stylish, attractive, great beauty of tone,” - these are just a sample of the many critiques praising our Autumn Concert soloist Robyn Allegra Parton. This talented soprano will present the nostalgic and delicate Samuel Barber work Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Winchester Symphony Orchestra directed by their conductor Nicholas Wilks. With reduced instrumentation this beautiful impressionist setting of passages by the poet James Agee transport us back to his childhood search for identity and reassurance among familiar faces.
Winchester Symphony Orchestra contrasts this with Mahler’s colossal Symphony no. 5, where augmented orchestral forces take us from a revolutionary opening Funeral March through to a sparkling and virtuosic Rondo Finale. No vocal influence here, however the famous Adagietto is said to be Mahler’s ‘love letter’ to his wife Alma, where he once wrote to her ‘How much I love you, my Sun. I cannot tell you with words. I can only lament to you my longing and love.’
Note: New Hall is closed for refurbishment. This concert will take place in Thornden Hall.
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