Sunday, January 18, 2009

Alabama Symphony Performs African American Chamber Music on Inauguration Day 2009

[George Walker (b. 1922) is an African American composer who was born in Washington, D.C.]

The Alabama Symphony will perform a program of chamber music by African American composers on the same day President Barack Obama is inaugurated:
Concertmaster & Friends
Daniel Szasz, Violin
Anthony Pattin, Piano
January 20, 2009 - 7:30 PM
William Grant Still: Suite for violin and piano
George Walker: Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano
William Grant Still: Six Pieces for violin and piano
Scott Joplin: The Entertainer
Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady
David Baker: Blues (Deliver My Soul)
Arr. Heifetz: Deep River
Arr. Barrie Carson Turner: Down By the Riverside
Traditional: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Edwin Robertson: Saints Fantasy for violin and piano
[Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, William Grant Still and George Walker are profiled at]

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