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Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1

Wednesday–Sunday

November 25, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
– November 29, 2020, 11:00 PM ET

 

Please note: Digital Stage concerts begin with a
performance premiere, followed by on-demand
access for 72 hours.

Performance Details

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Program:

Barber Adagio for Strings
Price
Symphony No. 1

Digital Program

When Marian Anderson sang her landmark concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, she concluded with a spiritual arranged by Florence Price, then a practically unheard-of composer.

In 1933, Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 was the first symphonic work by a Black woman to be played by a major American orchestra. Steeped in American folk music, spirituals, and church hymns, Price’s celebrated work reflects her experience as a Black woman raised in the post-Civil War South. Her uniquely American voice is complemented by Samuel Barber’s ethereal Adagio for Strings. Join us for this special concert during the Thanksgiving weekend.

Please note: All Digital Stage events begin with a performance premiere, streaming in real time. Following the performance premiere, the concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for 96 hours.

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Lead support for the Digital Stage is provided by:

Claudia and Richard Balderston
Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr.
The CHG Charitable Trust
Innisfree Foundation
Gretchen and M. Roy Jackson
Neal W. Krouse
John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Leslie A. Miller and Richard B. Worley
Ralph W. Muller and Beth B. Johnston
Neubauer Family Foundation
William Penn Foundation
Peter and Mari Shaw
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Townsend
Waterman Trust
Constance and Sankey Williams
Wyncote Foundation