Music in Color: The Legacy of Florence Price


Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Harlem School of the Arts, Gallery
645 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10030

Music in Color: The Legacy of Florence Price

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 - written and performed by Kirya Traber - in a program celebrating this great and under-sung composer who synthesized European and African-American traditions. Selections include Price’s take on “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.

Please consider bringing nonperishable food donations to the concert for City Harvest to aid their mission of feeding New Yorkers in need.