George Walker at 95: A Musical Portrait Presented by Kaleidoscope MusArt

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George Walker at 95: A Musical Portrait Presented by Kaleidoscope MusArt

Kaleidoscope MusArt opens its 2017-2018 concert season, Out of Doors, with a historic event: the world premiere performance of Pulitzer Prize winning composer, George Walker’s complete piano sonatas in celebration of the composer’s 95th birthday. Presented in collaboration with the Frost School of Music, this concert will take place on September 29 at 8:00pm at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall. The complete piano sonatas will be performed by Frost School of Music alumnus, pianist Redi Llupa. The concert will feature the composer’s son, violinist Gregory Walker, who will perform Bleu for unaccompanied violin and the Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in collaboration with Frost faculty, pianist Oleksii Ivanchenko. A brief documentary on George Walker’s life and career produced by Frank Schramm, as well as an address by the composer himself filmed exclusively for this occasion will be displayed at the event.

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