Concert Performances

George Walker’s “Lilacs”

The Orchestra Now, conducted by Leon Botstein, and soprano Samantha Martin VAP ’22 perform George Walker‘s Lilacs in a livestreamed concert from the Fisher Center at Bard on Sep 10, 2022.

0:49 When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d…
3:53 O powerful western fallen star!
5:55 In the dooryard fronting and old farmhouse…
8:46 Sing on you gray brown bird…

George Walker
Born: 6/27/1922 in Washington, D.C.
Died: 8/23/2018 at age 96 in Montclair, NJ

Written: 1955, at age 73
Premiered: 2/1/1996 in Boston; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Faye Robinson, soprano
Text by Walt Whitman

Concert notes by TŌN violist Batmyagmar Erdenebat