Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia,
Antonio Pappano,
Barbara Hannigan

Closing concert

conductor Antonio Pappano
soprano Barbara Hannigan

Piazza Duomo

Sunday 10 July Ore 19:30

gold sector € 130,00
I sector piazza € 110,00
II sector piazza € 90,00
I sector stairs € 70,00
II sector stairs € 55,00
standing places € 20,00


Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia


Antonio Pappano


Barbara Hannigan

Knoxville: Summer of 1915
for soprano and orchestra

Samuel Barber

Sinfonia n. 3
Molto moderato
Allegro molto
Andantino quasi allegretto
Molto deliberato

Aaron Copland

Gustav Mahler, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Arturo Toscanini, Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein and Kirill Petrenko are just some of the greats who have conducted the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia since it was the first in Italy in 1908 to focus exclusively on the symphonic repertoire. A history of great names and great performances that is now in the hands of Antonio Pappano, music director since 2005. Guest of the major international festivals and winner of numerous record awards, in recent years under Pappano’s direction the orchestra has reaffirmed its role among international orchestras (in 2020 it was named among the top ten according to BBC Music Magazine).


This year Antonio Pappano will once again conduct the final concert in Piazza Duomo, the highlight that brings the curtain down on every edition of the Festival. Barbara Hannigan accompanies him on this evening as the soloist in Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a particularly beautiful and rarely performed work based on James Agee’s novel A Death in the Family: a child lying in the grass in summer, in Knoxville, Tennessee, looks up at the sky and lets his thoughts chase the joys and sorrows of life. The suggestions from overseas, a theme that runs through the two worlds of the 2022 programme, are also echoed in the second part of the concert with a performance of the “American” symphony par excellence, Aaron Copland’s Third.

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