Baltimore Symphony: Angel Blue & Rachmaninoff 2
- Angel Blue, soprano
- Oksana Lyniv, guest conductor
Samuel Barber — Knoxville Summer of 1915, Op. 24
Terence Blanchard — "Peculiar Grace" from Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Sergei Rachmaninoff — Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Fresh off her role in the celebrated Metropolitan Opera production of Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra welcomes Angel Blue, one of the opera’s stars who "soared impressively" (The New Yorker), "bringing her luminous soprano voice and unforced charisma" (The New York Times).
Barber's Knoxville and Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony bask in the beautiful, bittersweet glow of nostalgia, while Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen shines in all its fantastical glory under the baton of the accomplished opera conductor Oksana Lyniv.
Maestra Oksana Lyniv, who is Ukranian, requested this change in repertoire to reflect the present conflict in Ukraine. Janáček's Taras Bulba is a rhapsody for orchestra based on the 19th-century novel by Nikolai Gogol, in which warriors from what is now Ukraine defend their lands from advancing Polish armies.
About Angel Blue, soprano
About Oksana Lyniv, guest conductor
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