Evening (version for soprano and chamber orchestra)

Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra



Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra


fl., ob., 2 cl., bn. - pno., solo sop. - str.


6 min.

commissioned by

Philadelphia Orchestra

premiered by

Renée Fleming, soprano; Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

A setting of Dorianne Laux’s beautiful poem of the same name, “Evening” was written at the request of Renée Fleming for inclusion in her Decca album “Voice of Nature: The Anthropocene”. This version for soprano and orchestra was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra and premiered by Ms. Fleming with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra on May 16, 2023.