Education & Community Programs


Free Concerts + Food Drive

Experience the music and story of Florence Price (1887-1953)—the first female African-American composer to have her work premiered by a major American orchestra— in a concert travelling to all five-boroughs of New York City, featuring guest vocalist Jasmine Muhammad, and brought to life with dramatic monologues written and performed by Kirya Traber between works.

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 composer who synthesized European and African-American traditions. Selections include Price’s takes 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 concerts for City Harvest to aid their mission of feeding New Yorkers in need.

RestorationART at the Billie Holiday Theatre
1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 2 PM

Flushing Town Hall, Gallery
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Queens, NY 11354
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 3 PM

Harlem School of the Arts, Gallery
645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10030
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 6 PM

Snug Harbor, Main Hall: Building C
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 2 PM

The Bronx Music in Color program is now sold out. To be added to the waitlist, please call the Hostos Community College Box Office at (718) 518-4455.
Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, Black Box Theatre
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 7 PM

The Caged Bird: Documentary Screening & Reception, Mary Flagler Cary Hall
450 W 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
Friday, October 6, 2017 | 7 PM


Sponsored By:

NEA Art Works                 NEA Art Works

Music in Color is made possible with major support by the National Endowment for the Arts. Orchestra of St. Luke’s is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



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