Augustana Arts presents
Stratus Chamber Orchestra
in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum
David Rutherford, Music Director and Conductor
April 30, 2016
Working with internationally renowned composer and video guitarist Gregory T.S. Walker, Stratus Chamber Orchestra connects with the Denver Art Museum's exciting exhibit, Samurai. Included on this concert is the world premiere of Walker’s new composition “Kawanakajima for Video Guitar and Orchestra.” Through immersive music and visuals, you’ll experience the culture and glory of Japan’s celebrated warriors.
Augustana Arts and Stratus Chamber Orchestrapresent "Samurai!" at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO. Tickets are $25 adult; $20 senior; $15 student; $10 children age 4-17 years and are available online at www.augustanaarts.org or by calling 303-388-4962.
The prolific career of violinist/video guitarist/composer/educator Gregory T.S. Walker is full of musical curiosities. With degrees in music, English, computer music, and composition, Walker has performed solo synthesizer concerts throughout California and premiered his Concerto No. 1 for Orchestra and Synthesizer with the Oakland Sinfonietta. In 1993, the Colorado Symphony commissioned Walker to compose what was acclaimed as the first “rap symphony,” Dream N. the Hood. In 2009, he debuted a new laptop multimedia instrument during the California premiere of “Looking for the Perfect Planet for Amplified Chorus and Video Sampler” at the Golden Gate Festival. That same year he played the world premiere of his George Walker’s Violin Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Gregory Walker is the son of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer George Walker.
When not performing or composing, Gregory Walker teaches in the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver. More information at www.gregorywalkerviolin.com
Since 1997, Augustana Arts has been serving the community by presenting the artistry of resident performing groups, internationally renowned touring artists and accomplished locally-based ensembles of many genres. The resident groups, Stratus Chamber Orchestra and the Colorado Women's Chorale (CWC) perform at a variety of venues in addition to the majestic Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver. Augustana Arts serves educational outreach through the City Strings program, an inspired vision to provide youngsters with great need access to high quality, small group music instruction free of cost afterschool at several metro locations.
Augustana Arts concerts and programs are made possible in part by generous support from the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, the Colorado Creative Industries, a state agency which is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, the Augustana Foundation,the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and several other community partners.
Augustana Arts and Stratus Chamber Orchestra - "Samurai!" - Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 East Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80246. Tickets are $25 adult; $20 senior; $15 student; $10 children ages 4 – 17 years, free for kids 3 and under. 303-388-4962 or online at www.augustanaarts.org.
Augustana Arts creates opportunities to inspire and educate through music. Visit our website for more details at www.augustanaarts.org.