Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement
Michelle Cann makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut with the Orchestra’s first-ever performance of Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement. Price’s manuscript for the Piano Concerto—long thought to be lost—was recently discovered among a trove of scores and papers in her former summer home. This will be the first time the piece has been played in North America in its original orchestration since the composer’s death in 1953.
Price was a prolific composer of more than 300 works and was the first African-American woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra. A grossly underappreciated composer, the discovery at her summer home has sparked renewed interest in Price’s music. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is committed to championing her orchestral works and complete symphonies in the years ahead.
Purchase a ticket to this performance at www.philorch.org/Michelle-Cann-Florence-Price. Available February 18–February 25.
Listen to the latest episode of HearTOGETHER—out now—featuring special guest Brandi Waller-Pace, the founder, executive director, and co-editor of Decolonizing the Music Room.
HearTOGETHER explores racial and social justice, and creative equity and inclusion, through the lens of the orchestral music world. New episodes are released monthly. Learn more and listen at www.philorch.org/HearTOGETHER.
Our City, Your Orchestra Free Concert Series
Join us for the next installment of Our City, Your Orchestra on February 22. This concert was recorded at AR Workshop Chestnut Hill, a Black-owned business run by Philadelphia native Rikki-Quinn James-Renz. First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, Associate Principal Cello Priscilla Lee, and narrator Charlotte Blake Alston perform Thomas Kraines’s Hansel and Gretel and Kile Smith’s The Bremen Town Musicians.
Our City, Your Orchestra is a series of free online concerts performed by small ensembles and recorded at Black-owned businesses and iconic cultural locations throughout the Philadelphia region. Experience the rich history of Belmont Mansion, the Marian Anderson House, Harriett’s Bookshop, and more through these beautiful digital performances. Learn more and watch at www.philorch.org/OCYO.