July 21: Andris Nelsons conducts Carlos Simon, Barber, Ellington and Gershwin featuring Nicole Cabell, soprano and Aaron Diehl, piano
Andris Nelsons, conductor Nicole Cabell, soprano Aaron Diehl, piano
Carlos SIMON Motherboxx Connection BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915, for soprano and orchestra ELLINGTON New World A-Coming, for piano and orchestra GERSHWIN An American in Paris
Available on demand July 21-September 30
BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons is joined by the dynamic soprano Nicole Cabell for this all-American program. The BSO premiered Samuel Barber’s gorgeously nostalgic Knoxville: Summer of 1915, based on a text by James Agee, in 1948. Complimenting Barber’s small-city observations is George Gershwin’s exuberant, jazzy, and occasionally homesick tone poem An American in Paris. The multifaceted American pianist Aaron Diehl joins the orchestra for Duke Ellington’s New World A-Coming, transcribed from Ellington’s 1943 Carnegie Hall performance. Opening the program is Washington, D.C.-based composer Carlos Simon’s Motherboxx Connection, a 2021 piece inspired by the Afrofuturist-leaning artist collective Black Kirby.
On DemandJul 21, 2022 12:00pm EDT - Oct 1, 2022 12:00am EDT
Newly recorded video performances by the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and BSO musicians in chamber music, along with behind-the-scenes storytelling with conductors, composers, and musicians, plus much more.