Classical Music

The art of programming a classical-music concert: Seattle Symphony brings together Dvorak, Walker, Szymanowski

Composer George Walker, 73, winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for music, poses at his piano in his home in Montclair, N.J., on Tuesday, April 9, 1996. Walker, a retired Rutgers University professor, won for “Lilacs,” a 14-minute-long composition commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra to honor Roland Hayes, the first black concert singer to appear with an American orchestra.(AP Photo/Mike Derer) NR101

Seattle Symphony's concerts April 11 and 13 will bring together Dvořák’s “New World” (Symphony No. 9); Szymanowski’s folk-influenced Violin Concerto No. 2 and George Walker’s Sinfonia No. 5 (“Visions”).

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