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Landmarks Orchestra: Music for a Summer Evening (Opening Night)

Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Samuel Barber’s setting of a prose poem by James Agee, evokes 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 World Wildlife Fund adopted it as their official theme song.  Rain date: July 20 at Hatch Shell or Emmanuel Church

Boston Landmarks Orchestra | Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Sonja DuToit Tengbladsoprano

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