2022 Calendar

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Angel Blue Sings Coleman & Barber

FridayAugust 127:30 PM



Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Angel Blue, soprano



Barber                                                 Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Coleman                                              This is Not a Small Voice for Soprano and Orchestra*

Coleman                                              Eternal Flame (World Premiere)

Dvořák                                                 Symphony No. 7

This program features the SPAC debut of soprano Angel Blue.

In a performance grounded in our shared connection to a sense of place, Angel Blue transports us to Knoxville: Summer of 1915 through Samuel Barber’s dream-like depiction of the world through the eyes of a child. Valerie Coleman creates an inspiring new work for voice and orchestra using texts by contemporary Philadelphia-based poets.

Closing the evening is the towering triumph, Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony. Cascading from brooding themes to the serenity of woodwinds to the overwhelming tragic grandeur of the finale, the work has astounded audiences since its April 1885 premiere in London.


*indicates SPAC premiere

Texts and Translations

View the texts and translations for Angel Blue Sings Coleman & Barber program here.

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