Simon Rattle to give African American premieremain
Unnoticed by local media, Simon Rattle will be giving the UK premiere this weekend of Sinfonia No 4, ‘Strands’ by George Walker, the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for Music, which he did in 1996.
Rattle calls the work ‘deeply felt, extraordinarily well put together and absolutely his own voice.
The concert is with audience at LSO St Lukes and on Marquee online.
Walker died two years ago, aged 96.