The program will feature premiere work by Walker, who will be in attendance. The program will open with the 2016 composition, “Viva Violin!”
Based on folksongs from the Appalachian Mountains, the second performance is a piano solo, “Shady Grove.”
Cellist Stephen Feldman joins Mariposa for two expressive piano trios, “Mornings of Creation” and “Shadows & Light.”
Also featured on the program will be Walker’s 2014 string quartet, “The Dove,” including violinist Leanne Day-Simpson and violist Katherine Reynolds.
“The Dove” is a creative meditation on themes of peace, drawing on the English song, “The Dove,” the American song, “Peace, I Ask of Thee O River,” and ”Down By the Riverside.”
The string quartet performance occurs during Arkansas Peace Week in relation to the observance of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. The original music of the last movement, “In the Spirit of Peace,” was inspired by peace songs.
Admission to the concert is free. For more information, contact Holzer at 501.569.3294.
In the upper right photo, Mariposa consists of violinist Sandra McDonald (left), and pianist Linda Holzer (right). Photo by Peggy Harstvedt.