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Knoxville: Summer of 1915

  • Tennessee State Museum 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd Nashville, TN 27308 USA (map)

The Tennessee State Museum, in partnership with Nashville Opera, will present a free performance for voice and piano of American composer Samuel Barber’s 1947 classic, “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” in the Grand Hall of the museum.

The composition, based on Knoxville-native James Agee’s 1938 prose poem of the same name, will help mark the final day of the Museum exhibition, “Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts.” An excerpt of Agee’s piece appears in the exhibition.

Featuring Claire Boling, soprano, and Melissa Rose, piano

Earlier Event: June 30
SIng-a-Long-a Sound of Music
Later Event: August 29
FORTE at SandBar