Dynasty Battles, piano

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Philadelphia native Dynasty Battles once performed George Walker’s Piano Sonata No. 1 in a private engagement at the composer’s home. In his PCMS recital debut, this visionary young pianist celebrates the centenary of the first Black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, performing Walker’s groundbreaking sonata alongside improvisations and works by Beethoven.

Beethoven: Adagio from Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31
Beethoven: Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110
Improvisations, to be announced from the stage
Walker: Sonata No. 1