Pines of Rome
April 12, 2013
Warner Theatre 8:00pm
Schubert Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished”
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Danielle Pastin, soprano
Respighi Pines of Rome
Unfinished? How can a work with only two movements be considered one of the most completely perfect documents of classical music? It’s a mystery to this day, but somehow Franz Schubert’s symphony captivates with its lilting melodies set against unexpected musical eruptions. We then turn to American Samuel Barber, who took set James Agee’s poem, Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Barber’s miniature masterpiece is a musical postcard from a simpler time, of evenings on the front porch with lemonade and rocking chairs, sung by soprano Danielle Pastin. We complete our symphonic journey this season with the brilliant tone poem by Italian composer Respighi. His Pines of Rome are filled with the sounds of Rome, complete with birdcalls and brass bands blazing from beyond the city walls.
Call (814) 455-1375 for tickets.