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Gregory & Lori Walker | May 1st

Sonata for Violin & Piano (1947)

Irene Britton Smith (1907 - 1999)

Improvisation

Violin Sonata No. 1 (1958)

George Walker (1922 - 2018)

So What? (1959)

Miles Davis (1926 - 1991)

 

Violin Sonata (1988)

Gregory T. S. Walker (b. 1961)

Gregory T.S. Walker is the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker, and music historian Helen Walker-Hill, as well as the brother of playwright Ian Walker. After studies with violinist Yuval Yaron, Walker graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Music and English in 1983. He performed solo synthesizer concerts throughout California under the auspices of the University of California Touring Artists program before obtaining a Masters degree in Computer Music from the University of California at San Diego in 1985. He performed his Concerto No. 1 for Orchestra and Synthesizer with the Oakland Sinfonietta and earned a second Masters in Composition from Mills College in 1987, then completed a Doctorate in Musical Composition at the University of Colorado in 1992. Dr. Walker currently serves as a professor at the University of Colorado Denver. In 1993, the Colorado Symphony commissioned Walker to compose what has been acknowledged as the first “rap symphony,” Dream N. the Hood. He received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Fellowship in 2000. Walker has also been profiled in Guitar for the Practicing Musician, his work as a multimedia performance artist has been showcased at the Sonic Circuits International Festival and the New West Electronic Arts & Media Organization Festival, and he is featured on the cover of the April 2007 International Musician magazine.

Multi-instrumentalist Lori Wolf Walker received her Master of Music degree in piano performance at the University of Colorado Boulder.  She was a prizewinner in several competitions in the Southwestern United States and has performed around the world for the past 27 years as part of the Walker Duo.  Her broad range of musical experience includes several years performing as an electric bassist and synthesist with rock bands in Los Angeles, and she has been a violinist in the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra since 1993.  A CD entitled Electric Vivaldi, on which she is featured as a synthesist, was released on the Newport Classic label in 2006.

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