Classical IPR in conversation with composer Gwyneth Walker

Sep 7, 2018

Gwyneth Walker is the composer in residence for the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. On their season opening concert this weekend, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will be giving the world premiere of Walker’s Great Lakes Overture.

Walker stopped by the studios of Interlochen Public Radio for some music and conversation. She spoke with Classical IPR’s Amanda Sewell about how she learned to write idiomatically for specific instruments and when it's appropriate for her to have an emotional reaction to a piece of her music. Hear the interview and music below. 

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra’s first concert of the 2018-19 season is called “Great Lakes, Great Music.” It takes place Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.