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Alberto Hold-Garrido, conductor
Helena Juntunen, soprano
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Aaron Copland: Quiet City
Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915 op. 24
Gustav Mahler (arr. Klaus Simon): Symphony no. 4 in G major, arrangement for chamber orchestra
Helena Juntunen is one of Finland’s foremost soprano singers and has attained considerable international fame as well. She appears as soloist in Knoxville, Summer of 1915, a dreamy and idyllic image of a summer night in the US South, setting a prose poem by James Agee. The programme begins with music by Copland to Irwin Shaw’s play Quiet City and ends with a chamber orchestra version of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, principally known for incorporating the song ‘Das himmlische Leben’.