Americana: Walker, Montgomery & Copland The first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, George Walker was a musician of tremendous energy both as a concert pianist and composer. His lovely and introspective Lyric for Strings is one of his most popular works. The young violinist, composer and educator Jessie Montgomery is one of a new and diverse generation of Black and Latin classical musicians who have earned the support of the Sphinx organization, and her sparkling work Starburst was commissioned and debuted by the Sphinx Virtuosi. Copland’s Appalachian Spring is presented in its original chamber form for 13 musicians. The great Canadian soprano and media darling Measha Brueggergosman hosts.