New & Levin Digital Concert
September 27, 2020
New & Levin Digital Concert PreviewRecorded September 24-27, 2020, as part of the Texas Instruments Classical Series
GEMMA NEW CONDUCTS
EMILY LEVIN HARP- Elisa von Seggern Chair
GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings
GINASTERA Harp Concerto
MOZART Symphony No. 38 â€śPragueâ€ť
Recorded September 24-27, 2020, as part of the Texas Instruments Classical Series
George Walker was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Composed when Walker was only 24 years of age and inspired by Samuel Barberâ€™s popular Adagio for Strings (they were classmates at the Curtis Institute for Music), Lyric for Strings was born from the slow movement of his first string quartet and is a serene lament to Walkerâ€™s grandmother. Argentinian-born composer Alberto Ginastera takes you on a wild ride far from the oft-expected lush tones of more traditional harp music. His muscular Concerto with glissandi, runs, sound effects and folk-inspired dance tunes features the DSOâ€™s very own Emily Levin, Principal Harp, center stage. The program concludes with Mozartâ€™s exuberant Symphony No. 38, an upbeat orchestral showpiece written during his visit to Prague.
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