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Duke Symphony Orchestra with Karen Walwyn, pianist

Karen Walwyn
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Wednesday, October 02, 2019
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

"Cultural Confluence: The Old World Meets the New" -- program includes Coleridge-Taylor: "Dance Nègre" from African Suite; Florence Price: Piano Concerto in One Movement; Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World." Karen Walwyn is Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Howard University. An accomplished concert pianist, composer and recording artist for Albany Records, she was invited by the Center for Black Music Research of Chicago to perform and record the premiere recording of the Florence Price Concerto for Piano. Noted music critic Bob McQuiston exclaimed that "Walwyn provides a magnificent account of the concerto displaying her considerable technical skills." Known for her recordings of two volumes of music by American composers entitled "Dark Fires," Ms. Walwyn performed select works from her CDs at her New York debut, reprising her performance for on air recordings with National Public Radio and WFMT Chicago. Harry Davidson is music director of the Duke Symphony Orchestra.

Contact: Elizabeth Thompson