Angel Blue To Open American Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The American Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-19 season is set to open with “A Walt Whitman Sampler.”

The concert, scheduled for Oct. 17, 2018, at Carnegie Hall will star rising American soprano Angel Blue in the New York premiere of Franz Schreker’s “Vom ewigen Leben.” The concert will also feature Canadian baritone Elliot Madore as a guest soloist for the New York premiere of Kurt Weill’s “Four Walt Whitman Songs.” Both vocalists will also perform in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “A Sea Symphony.”

Leon Botstein will conduct the orchestra and will also do a question and answer session in which he shares stories behind the interpretation and performance of the music. The showcase will be funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc and will also feature the U.S premiere of Othmar Schoeck’s “Trommelschläge.”