Summer at the Vilna: Music for a Summer Evening
Wednesday, July 19
Concert starts at 7:00 PM; meet at 5:45 PM
Free, registration appreciated.
Join the Vilna for a fabulous evening at the DCR Hatchshell to hear the Boston Landsmark Orchestra performing Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Samuel Barber’s setting of a prose poem by James Agee. The music sweetly nostalgic childhood memories of summer. Elgar created his Enigma Variations as a musical gift for his wife and closest friends. With exuberance, humor, and warmth, he presents a separate variation—akin to a musical portrait—for each of them. Boston composer Peggy Stuart Coolidge composed The Blue Planet to accompany a poem written by her husband. In 1971, the WorldWildlife Fund adopted it as their official theme song.
Meet at 5:45 PM at the Vilna Shul, and we will walk over to the DCR Hatchshell at 6:00 PM. Please register to receive the cell phone of the organizer so that you can call/text if you have trouble meeting with the group. No rain date.
Boston Landmarks Orchestra | Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Prelude: Boston University Tanglewood Institute Brass and Wind Quintets (student brass and wind quintets from BUTI will play as audience arrives, between 6:15 and 6:45)
Ralph Vaughan Williams English Folk Song Suite
Frederick Delius Summer Evening
Peggy Stuart Coolidge The Blue Planet
Samuel Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Giuseppe Verdi “Winter” and “Summer” from I vespri siciliani
Edward Elgar Enigma Variations