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Gregory Spears

Gregory Spears is the composer of Walden, a song cycle based on the writings of Henry David Thoreau, commissioned by Vocal Arts DC.  The world premiere performance is Sunday, September 16th at 2 pm in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.  The concert features baritone Brian Mulligan and pianist Timothy Long.  Also on the program is a song cycle by Dominick Argento based on the Diary of Virginia Woolf.  Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix spoke to Gregory Spears about his concept for Walden.