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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker's work kicks off the CSO in October 2019

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Pulitzer prize-winning Composer and pianist, George Walker (1922-2018)

Pulitzer prize-winning composer George Walker (1922-2018) was a trailblazer for African Americans, with many "firsts" among his life story. We'll hear his Lyric for Strings on the 10/3 broadcast. Learn more here.

10/3      Walker: Lyric for Strings Copland: Lincoln Portrait Dvo?ák: Symphony No. 9, From the New World Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition (John Malkovich, narr; Riccardo Muti, cond)

10/10    Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 Tchaikovsky/Pletnev: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and Strings (Simon Trp?eski, p; Edward Druzinsky, hp; Donald Peck, f; Clark Brody, cl; Jean Martinon and Pablo Heras-Casado, cond)

10/17    Stravinsky: Scènes de ballet Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1 Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet Strauss: Death and Transfiguration (Gautier Capuçon, c; Donald Runnicles and Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

10/24    Liszt: Prometheus, Symphonic Poem No. 5 Wagner: Excerpts from Götterdämmerung Brahms/Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No. 1 Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (Simone Young and Rafael Kubelik, cond)

10/31    Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, Symphony No. 40 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (Robert Chen, v; Riccardo Muti and Fritz Reiner, cond)