National Symphony Orchestra: David Robertson conducts Bernstein, Barber, & Mackey
- Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, soprano (NSO subscription debut)
Samuel Barber — Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Leonard Bernstein — Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Immerse yourself in Mnemosyne's Pool, Grammy®-winning composer Steven Mackey's luminous work Musical America dubbed "the first great American symphony of the 21st Century." Named for the Greek goddess of memory, this NSO co-commission tells the story of souls who dared drink from the river Lethe in Hades in their quest for eternal life.
Extraordinary soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha makes her NSO debut in Barber's dreamy, nostalgic impression of nighttime in Knoxville. Visionary maestro David Robertson concludes the program with West Side Story's most memorable music—from shouts of "Mambo!" to the wistful final chords of "Somewhere."
About Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, soprano (NSO subscription debut)
Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, is an extraordinary Soprano based in Europe and South Africa. Masabane Cecilia started singing at an early age at her beautiful Mother’s knee in Limpopo province. Her great enthusiasm for life and remarkable voice sets her apart and her career is already an inspiration. Masabane Cecilia’s performances have been described as terrific, outstanding, richly coloured, vivid, glorious, ravishing and tantalising, such performances are acclaimed and never forgotten by audiences and experienced opera lovers. https://masabanececiliarangwanasha.com/
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