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.