Superstar soprano Pretty Yende displays her versatility as she sings Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and arias from Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Verdi's La Traviata. Also on the program are classic opera overtures and Aaron Copland's celebrated Appalachian Spring.
(Photo by Elena Cherkashyna)
We are honored to present the Edward T. Cone Concert as an annual tribute to the memory of this remarkable and generous man and his exceptional role in sustaining and guiding the development of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra from its inception.
Aaron COPLAND / Appalachian Spring
Samuel BARBER / Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
Gioachino ROSSINI / Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia
(The Barber of Seville)
/ “Una Voce Poco Fa” from Il barbiere di Siviglia
Giuseppe VERDI / Overture to La Forza del Destino
/ La Traviata: Prelude to Act I
/ “È strano! è strano!” from La Traviata
San Francisco Opera for produced this wonderful video telling Pretty Yende's story:
Pretty Yende's New Year's Eve Met Gala Performance: