Thursday, November 21, 2019

Kyle P. Walker Performing 3:30 PM Nov. 23 at Berkeley Piano Club, Berkeley, CA

Kyle P. Walker

Four Seasons Arts Presents Pianist Kyle P. Walker

Four Seasons Arts continues its 2019-2020 season with a recital featuring Kyle P. Walker on November 23 at 3:30 PM at Berkeley Piano Club, 2724 Haste Street in Berkeley.  See the Four Seasons Arts web site for tickets: – or call 510-845-4444.

Kyle Walker believes music can speak to social issues better than verbal language.

The program is:  Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat; Albeniz: El Albaicin from “Iberia, Book 3”; Roustom: Aleppo songs; Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water; Florence Price: Fantasie Negre; Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 12;
Gershwin/Earl Wild: 3 Viruoso Etudes.

A strong advocate for social equality, Kyle P. Walker believes music can speak to social issues better than verbal language, and brings that understanding to both traditional Western repertoire and to the living composers with whom he collaborates.
Mr. Walker is a founding member and chamber music producer of The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra and collective which supports NYC-based civil rights and community organizations. This season focuses on climate justice by featuring composers from communities recently and historically impacted by climate change.
His performances have been featured on media broadcasts including WQXR’s Mcgraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase and NPR’s Public Radio East. Recently, he made his solo debut at New York’s Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, performed the Schumann piano concerto with the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra, as well as presenting solo performances at Steinway Hall NYC, The Queens Museum, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, National Opera America, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, and the innovative music and multimedia venue Spectrum NYC. He is a frequent collaborator in new music performance projects with living composers such as Vijay Iyer, John Link, Courtney Bryan, Brian Erickson and Joan Szymko.

A dedicated teacher, Walker is on faculty of the 92nd Street Y and serves as director of piano at the Fort Lee School of Music. He has also co-presented with The Dream Unfinished at the Carnegie Hall Music Educator Workshop, speaking about building diverse curriculums for students, to include composers that look like communities in which they serve. 

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