Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30pm
André Raphel, conductor
Julia Bullock, soprano
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Barber: Knoxville:: Summer of 1915
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (The Titan)
Rising star soprano Julia Bullock joins the WSO for her debut performance singing Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Commissioned and premiered by Wheeling native and international opera star Eleanor Steber, this evocative work is a simple, dreamlike depiction of an evening in the American South. Our concert opens with Strauss’ tone poem, a musical portrayal of German folk hero Till Eulenspiegel’s trickery; we conclude with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (The Titan) a stupendous symphonic achievement! TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 27!