Events at the Vilna Shul

Summer with the Vilna: Music for a Summer Evening

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 7:00 pm

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Summer at the Vilna: Music for a Summer Evening
Wednesday, July 19
Concert starts at 7:00 PM; meet at 5:45 PM
Free, registration appreciated. 

Click Here to Register. 

Join the Vilna for a fabulous evening at the DCR Hatchshell to hear the Boston Landsmark Orchestra performing Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Samuel Barber’s setting of a prose poem by James Agee. The music 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 WorldWildlife Fund adopted it as their official theme song.

Meet at 5:45 PM at the Vilna Shul, and we will walk over to the DCR Hatchshell at 6:00 PM.  Please register to receive the cell phone of the organizer so that you can call/text if you have trouble meeting with the group. No rain date.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra | Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano

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