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Tiffany Townsend

Walker: LilacsNational Orchestral Institute + FestivalTiffany Townsend, soprano

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The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall

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Returning Filene Artist, Tiffany Townsend performs Lilacs. DC Native George T. Walker set Walt Whitman’s elegy to Abraham Lincoln “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” in 1996; it was the unanimous choice of the Pulitzer Prize’s Music Jury, and Walker was, as a result, the first African-American composer to be awarded the prize.

The National Orchestral Institute + Festival brings together aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen by a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice and in the community.

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello
Wolf Trap 2023 Season Underwriters