Music in Color: The Legacy of Florence Price

October 1, 2017 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Photo credit: George Nediloff

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)
Free admission | Reservation requested here

The music and story of Florence Price (1887–1953)—the first African-American female composer to be premiered by a major American orchestra—comes to life in these exhilarating community concerts mixing music and monologue.

​Hear movements from three of Price’s string quartets, lush arrangements of spirituals​, and dramatic readings in a program celebrating this great and under sung synthesizer of European and African-American traditions. Selections include Price’s takes on “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee” and “My Soul’s Been Anchored In The Lord,” ​which was famously performed by Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial; the inventive Five Folksongs in Counterpoint; and other works​—all free and open to the public.

We will also be collaborating with City Harvest to host a food drive at each event. Audience members are invited to bring non-perishables to donate.