Gwyneth Walker

Review of "Fanfare, Interlude, and Finale" (1980) for orchestra

by Roland Calvert, The Adrian News

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The final work was the Adrian premiere of Fanfare, Interlude, and Finale by the contemporary American Gwyneth Walker. The composer introduced her music verbally and emphasized her American qualities. And indeed, the music made a fascination contrast with the other nationalities represented on the program. Walker's three-part work in ingeniously orchestrated and take full advantage of the range of orchestral color available. Moods shift rapidly form quiet, reflective sections to jazzy, foot-tapping passages. It is an appealing piece that is accessible even on first hearing. The symphony gave the demanding work a meticulous performance, one that showed their affection for the music, and brought the concert to a rousing finale.

From The Adrian News, Michigan