Tuesday, November 4, 2014

John Malveaux: George Walker and son Gregory Walker [Download Nov. 1, 2014 Concert of Oberlin Orchestra]

George Walker (b. 1922) 
has a website at http://georgetwalker.com/
and is featured at AfriClassical.com

NOTE: On November 7, 2014 the link to the concert of November 1, 2014 was removed from this post at the request of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, for Copyright reasons.

[Link below allows download of November 1, 2014 concert of Oberlin Orchestra]

John Malveaux of 

On November 1, 2014, the Oberlin Orchestra with Raphael Jiménez, conductor and guest violinist Gregory Walker perform his father's Poeme for violin and orchestra. George Walker, a 1941 Oberlin alumnus, won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for music for his composition Lilacs. He was the first African American to receive this honor. In 1999, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in April 2000, Walker was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. in 2014, he was honored by National Association of Negro Musician at their annual convention held in Los Angeles. Jim Svedja, host at KUSC Classical Radio has programed over six hours of exclusive interviews and music of composer George Walker

John Malveaux

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