Whitacre: Sing Gently
Beach: Piano Quintet
Songs by Knaggs, Price, Moore & Hammerstein
Amy Beach’s music is deservedly enjoying a surge in popularity, and her sumptuous Piano Quintet is full of the bravura, passion and tenderness for which she is known.
André Previn’s haunting, wordless Vocalise for soprano and cello is set alongside wistful songs by Daniel Knaggs, Florence Price and Undine Smith Moore, introducing the New Paths audience to the exceptional new talent, soprano Anna Cavaliero.
In a moment of reflection, the festival opens with Eric Whitacre’s response to the pandemic, the thoughtful Sing Gently for strings and piano.
Performers: AC, TC, FH, RV, CB, LB