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Salon Concert - Florence Price: The Life of an Iconic African-American Composer

  • Page Walker Cary, NC USA (map)

Lenora performs an evening about the great pianist/composer Florence Price at the Page-Walker Art & History Center, Cary, NC

In 1933, Florence Price was the first African-American classical composer to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra. Born in Arkansas in 1887, she earned a degree in piano and organ from Boston’s New England Conservatory, and soon after became head of the music department at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. The fascinating story of her life as a composer and educator and how she gained respect and prominence in classical music will be covered in a concert by acclaimed vocalist and composer Lenora Helm Hammonds. Using music interwoven with narration about the life and times of Florence Price, singer and instrumentalists present many of the most loved and some heretofore unfamiliar works of this great American artist.

Personnel:Singer, Pianist, Narrator, Cellist

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