Prairie Performances

Classically Black + Lilacs in Bloom


Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, watercolor by James Warren Childe "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - Aquarell von James Warren Childe 1830" by Eckart Kleßmann. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

First up on this week's back-to-back episodes of Prairie Performances—Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9—it's Classically Black featuring Florence Beatrice Price.

Next, Composer George Walker joins Sinfonia da Camera for “Movements for Cello and Orchestra” featuring Dmitry Kouzov, and we will hear a performance of “Lilacs”, a work for tenor and orchestra for which Walker won the Pulitzer Prize. Tenor, Albert Lee will be featured. Sinfonia also performs music by Felix Mendelssohn, sandwiching the two Walker pieces with the Ruy Blas Overture and the Italian Symphony.

“Lilacs in Bloom” (10/6/12)
Sinfonia da Camera
Ian Hobson, conductor
Albert Lee, tenor
Dmitry Kouzov, cellist 

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