Lilacs in Bloom

April 07, 2017
A lilac bush (Syringa vulgaris) showing a panicle with multiple flowers in bloom and leaves. Victoria, Australia.

A lilac bush (Syringa vulgaris) showing a panicle with multiple flowers in bloom and leaves. Victoria, Australia.

By Jjron - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2981565

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday night at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9: Composer George Walker joins Sinfonia da Camera for a world première of his work for cello and orchestra featuring Dmitry Kouzov, and a performance of his Pulitzer-Prize-winning Lilacs, praised by the Pulitzer Jury as a “…passionate, and very American, musical composition...has a beautiful and evocative lyrical quality using words of Walt Whitman.” Sinfonia da Camera also returns to the Old World with music by Mendelssohn inspired by his Spanish and Italian travels.
 

Lilacs in Bloom (10/6/12)
Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson, cond
With tenor Albert Lee, cellist Dmitry Kouzov, and composer George Walker

Mendelssohn | Overture to Ruy Blas, Op. 95
Walker | Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra (Pulitzer Prize-winner)
Walker | Movements for Cello and Orchestra (world première)
Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian” 


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