This fall, Julia Bullock joins the LA Philharmonic for their season-opening concert performing Samuel Barber’s mid-century American classic Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Knoxville. This nostalgic and evocative “lyric rhapsody” features rich and luscious textures set to text from a 1938 short prose work by James Agee. Julia will enjoy four performances, October 3-6, under the leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The program also includes Gershwin’s Concerto in F, featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, as well as works by Copland and Previn.
When she sang the same work with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at New York’s Alice Tully Hall, the New York Times found:
She rendered the gorgeous yet not oversweet melodies beautifully, but there was much more than mere vocal allure: superb diction and a compelling stage manner that would have communicated much of the meaning even if the words had not registered so clearly.
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