Walker: Sinfonia No. 5, “Visions”
Performing with: Seattle Symphony; Clayton Brainerd, vocals; Ed Morris, vocals; Stephen Newby, vocals; Shaina Shepherd, vocals
The Seattle Symphony’s world premiere performance of American composer George Walker’s Sinfonia No. 5, “Visions,” will be available as a digital download starting February 26 exclusively via Apple Music, and March 5 through all online music retailers. Walker wrote this powerful work partly in response to the horrific events of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church massacre in 2015. This restless composition — recorded in the stunning acoustics of Benaroya Hall — combines spoken text and orchestral music in a bold and impactful score from this Pulitzer Prize-winning composer.