Thursday, February 20, 2014 Santa Fe Symphony Performs 'Pageant and Proclamation' of George Walker in 'American Music to Honor Lincoln'

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George Walker forwards an article from The Albuquerque Journal on a Feb. 16, 2014 Santa Fe Symphony concert which included his work Pageant and Proclamation:

Albuquerque Journal
American Music to honor Lincoln

Music by American composers and inspired by visits to the United States is featured during the Santa Fe Symphony’s “In Honor of Lincoln” program at the Lensic Performing Arts Center next Sunday.
Robert Trevino will guest conduct the Santa Fe Symphony when it plays a program of American music.

Trevino also wanted to include George Walker’s piece “Pageant and Proclamation.” Ninety-one-year-old Walker, who was the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1996, studied at Oberlin Conservatory, Curtis Institute of Music and Eastman School of Music. During his long career, he taught at a number of colleges and universities around the country. He is traveling to Santa Fe to attend the performance.
“I had collaborated with George Walker in Cincinnati and found him to be a passionate and brilliant human being,” said Trevino. “His work ‘Pageant and Proclamation’ includes a hymn from the Civil Rights Movement. George has quite a varied style. He is an incredibly independent spirit.”

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