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Discovery and Invention

300 N Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401

Presented by Greensboro Symphony Orchestra

Hailed by The New York Times as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive,” Kelly Hall-Tompkins joins the GSO for Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 2, a hallmark mid-century work only discovered in 2009. George Walker’s skill was discovered with the debut of his Lyric for Strings in 1946—fifty years later he would become the first Black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize. Beethoven’s lively Seventh Symphony closes the program and bears us, as music author Antony Hopkins states, “along a floodtide of inspired invention.”

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor
Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin

Walker Lyric for Strings
Price Violin Concerto No. 2
Bock/Harnick Fiddler Rhapsody and Scherzo, arranged by Oran Eldor, developed with Kelly Hall-Tompkins
Beethoven Symphony No. 7