Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Cellist Seth Parker Woods Curates and Performs George Walker Centennial at The Phillips Collection

The performance is on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 4:00pm.

Cellist Seth Parker Woods Curates and Performs George Walker Centennial at The Phillips Collection

Cellist Seth Parker Woods curates a concert profile honoring the centennial of the birth of the great Washington D.C.-born composer, George Walker (1922-2018) on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 4:00pm at The Phillips Collection. The sold out program is available to watch via livestream at www.phillipscollection.org/event/2022-11-06-george-walker.

Part of the Collection's Leading International Composers series, A Celebration of the Music of George Walker features Woods alongside a chamber ensemble of pianists Natalia Kazaryan and Andrew Rosenblum; violinist and George Walker's son, Gregory Walker; and clarinetist Zachary Good in a celebration of Walker's trailblazing career as the first African-American to appear in performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra and to receive a doctoral degree from Eastman School of Music.

Woods says, "From the moment I met Walker in my early 20s, I knew I was in the presence of greatness. This centennial portrait concert is my way of celebrating one of the greatest creative voices in American classical music, and I'm thrilled to do it in partnership with The Phillips Collection."

Despite Walker's many achievements, much of his chamber music is not widely known, inspiring Parker Woods to become an advocate for his music. George's son, Gregory, will perform Bleu for unaccompanied violin (2011) and joins pianist Kazaryan for the Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (1979). Parker Woods performs the Sonata for Cello and Piano (1957) with pianist Andrew Rosenblum. Clarinetist Zachary Good will perform Walker's Perimeters (1966) and joins Kazaryan and Rosenblum in his Five Fancies for Clarinet and Piano Four Hands (1975).

The musicians present a performance demonstration and panel discussion about George Walker's music and legacy at Howard University on November 4, 2022 at 12:40pm, viewable via livestream at www.phillipscollection.org/event/2022-11-04-Walker-Workshop.

Program Information

Leading American Composers: A Celebration of the Music of George Walker
Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 4:00pm ET
The Phillips Collection | Washington, D.C.
Tickets: In Person Tickets Sold Out. Livestream Tickets $15, Members $10. Ticket holders will be able to watch this performance "On Demand" for 48 hours following the broadcast time.
Link: phillipscollection.org/event/2022-11-06-george-walker

Program:

George Walker - Bleu for unaccompanied violin (2011)
Gregory Walker, violin
George Walker - Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (1979)
Gregory Walker, violin; Natalia Kazaryan, piano
George Walker - Sonata for Cello and Piano (1957)
Seth Parker Woods, cello; Andrew Rosenblum, piano
George Walker - Perimeters (1966)
Zachary Good, clarinet
George Walker - Five Fancies for Clarinet and Piano Four Hands (1975)
Zachary Good, clarinet; Natalia Kazaryan and Andrew Rosenblum, piano

 


BroadwayWorld Logo Vote Now for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards
Vote Nowvoting ends in



Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS at Olney Theatre Center Photo
Paul Morella's one man telling of this classic Christmas story is a theatrical tour de force.

Review: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE at Theatre J Photo
What did our critic think of THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE at Theatre J?

Congressman Gerry Connolly and Supervisor Dalia Palchick Join Student Actors on Stage in T Photo
​​​​​​​Traveling Players Ensemble performs Commedia Christmas Carol with special guest appearances by Congressman Gerry Connolly (11-D) and Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchick (Providence-D), on Saturday, December 10 at the Traveling Players Studio in Tysons Corner Center. 

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Adds Performance Of Alex Edelmans JUST FOR US Photo
Due to popular demand, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces added matinee performances of Alex Edelman's critically acclaimed JUST FOR US.


More Hot Stories For You


PostClassical Ensemble Presents AMAZING GRACE: MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT At The Kennedy CenterPostClassical Ensemble Presents AMAZING GRACE: MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT At The Kennedy Center
December 7, 2022

PostClassical Ensemble (PCE) rings in 2023 with a new stirring program for chorus and orchestra that celebrates the universal expression of the human spirit through music. “Amazing Grace,” perhaps the most universal of folk hymns, has inspired people all around the world for centuries.

Full Cast Announced for HITS! THE MUSICAL Featuring 29 Young Singers and DancersFull Cast Announced for HITS! THE MUSICAL Featuring 29 Young Singers and Dancers
December 7, 2022

“HITS! The Musical” has announced the cast of 29 singers and dancers who will deliver an unforgettable 90 minutes of non-stop, foot-tapping fun and excitement for music lovers young and old.

Congressman Gerry Connolly and Supervisor Dalia Palchick Join Student Actors on Stage in Traveling Players' COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROLCongressman Gerry Connolly and Supervisor Dalia Palchick Join Student Actors on Stage in Traveling Players' COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 7, 2022

​​​​​​​Traveling Players Ensemble performs Commedia Christmas Carol with special guest appearances by Congressman Gerry Connolly (11-D) and Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchick (Providence-D), on Saturday, December 10 at the Traveling Players Studio in Tysons Corner Center. 

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Adds Performance Of Alex Edelman's JUST FOR USWoolly Mammoth Theatre Company Adds Performance Of Alex Edelman's JUST FOR US
December 5, 2022

Due to popular demand, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces added matinee performances of Alex Edelman's critically acclaimed JUST FOR US.

Story District Celebrates The Season With IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE At Union StageStory District Celebrates The Season With IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE At Union Stage
December 5, 2022

Story District will celebrate the holiday season on December 17, 2022, with It's a Wonderful Life featuring heartwarming true stories told live at Union Stage.