Maestro James Paul and The American Symphonia Chamber Orchestra welcome Festival favorites Maria Jette and Sandy Naishtat for an evening of "night music". Spanning continents and centuries, Maestro Paul explores an intriguing and lush evening of music from Mozart (Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525, 1787) and Antonín Dvoák (Nocturne for string orchestra in B Major, Op. 40, 1870) to Canadian composer Colin McPhee (Nocturne for Chamber Orchestra, 1958). The program is rounded out with two exquisite "evening" works by Samuel Barber. Mr. Naishtat and the Symphonia string quartet under the direction of concertmaster Charles Rex perform Barber's 1931 setting of Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach ("The sea is calm tonight. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits;..."). The evening concludes with Ms. Jette, Maestro Paul and the orchestra in a performance of Barber's sublime Knoxville: Summer of 1915, written in 1947 to the beautiful, haunting passage from James Agee's A Death In The Family that begins "We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child..."