George Walker's "Lyric for Strings"

Aug 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020


Earlier this summer, a Colorado Symphony string ensemble and Music Director Brett Mitchell had the remarkable opportunity to partner with Colorado Ballet dancers Sheridan Guerin and Alejandro Perez-Torres for a portion of our Independence Eve virtual performance.

The hauntingly beautiful piece, 'Lyric for Strings', was written by George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. "I could feel and hear parts of the music that were just crying out to me about the pain and the sorrow that people are dealing with right now," said choreographer Sandra Brown, who titled her work 'Lyric for Life'. "It's our job as artists to take what we're feeling and present it to the community and empathize with the community."

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