Monday, February 6, 2012 “one of the most intriguing premieres of the season, the 'Mississipi River Suite' by...composer Florence Price.”

[Symphony No. 3; Mississippi River Suite; The Oak; Florence Price; The Women's Philharmonic; Apo Hsu, Conductor; Koch 3 75182H1 (2001)]

Florence B. Price (1887-1953) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,  Price's Mississippi River Suite (27:50) has been recorded by The Women's Philharmonic under the direction of Apo Hsu, Artistic Director and Conductor.

By Andrew Patner February 6, 2012 
“At a press conference Monday at Symphony Center, Muti announced the 2012-13 season, his third here, of his Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its ancillary presenting arms for chamber music, jazz and touring ensembles.”

“Four young conductors will debut, highlighted by Chicago Sinfonietta music director and rising force Taiwan-born Mei-Ann Chen in May in a program which also holds one of the most intriguing premieres of the season, the “Mississipi River Suite” by the late African-American Chicago composer Florence Price.

Andrew Patner is critic at large for WFMT-FM (98.7).”

Comment by email:

Thanks so much, Bill.  I am so excited about the Price!  I was just talking with friends and family last week about "When will they start to give her some of her due?!"

More coverage -- watch this space!  ;-)
Andrew Patner

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