Music in Color: The Legacy of Florence Price

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, Black Box Theatre
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

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.

*Sold Out. To be added to the waitlist, please call the Hostos Community College Box Office at (718) 518-4455.

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