Aoife Miskelly soprano
Barber Knoxville Summer of 1915
Raph Clarkson Death Be Not Proud (world premiere)
Sinfonia Viva are joined by Northern Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly in a performance of Samuel Barber’s lush and richly textured Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Based on the works of great American writer James Agee, the piece depicts an idyllic, nostalgic evening in Knoxville, Tennessee, with a simple, dreamlike quality, which Barber described as a ‘lyric rhapsody’.
London based trombonist Raph Clarkson has developed an eclectic musical career spanning jazz, avant-garde, classical and salsa music. As a composer, he has been commissioned to write a number of pieces by Sinfonia Viva, including this setting of John Donne’s famous Sonnet.
This event follows an earlier concert with Sinfonia Viva. For more details click here.
Start time may vary depending on the finishing time of the earlier concert.
FREE for Sinfonia Viva concert ticket holders.
A co-promotion with Orchestras Live.