Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Barber Adagio for Strings
Price Symphony No. 1
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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