Pianist and School of Music professor Rochelle Sennet is joining Sinfonia Da Camera for a special performance this Saturday, November 12th, at 7:30 p.m. in Foellinger Great Hall. They will be performing “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” by composer George Walker.
Walker won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1996. He was the first Black recipient of the award. From Sennet:
“He was the first Black composer whose music I came across. It was like nothing I ever heard. It defied all expectations in terms of tonality, dissonances, contrast between sensitive moments and highly energetic moments.”
The piece they are playing has not been performed live since the seventies. It will be one part of Sinfonia da Camera’s November concert, “Sinfonia da Camera: Romantic Masterpieces”.
Tickets are available at Krannert Center’s website.
Top image from Rochelle Sennet’s website.