Sunday, October 18, 2015

DVD "The Caged Bird: The life and music of Florence B. Price" can be purchased from the University of Arkansas for $19.95

The Caged Bird: The life and music of Florence B. Price
Includes Six Bonus Features: Complete performances of newly discovered songs and chamber music by Florence Price

James Greeson, Professor of Music, University of Arkansas, is Producer of the DVD The Caged Bird: The life and music of Florence B. Price (60:380).  Dale Carpenter is Associate Producer.  Julia Sampson is Narrator.  Dale Carpenter, James Greeson and Hayot Tuychiev are Videographers.

The liner notes read:  Born in 1887 in Little Rock, Arkansas to extraordinary parents, Florence B. Price became the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra when the Chicago Symphony premiered her Symphony at the 1933 World's Fair.  Price's remarkable achievements during the racist "Jim Crow" era were a testament to her gifts.  This is the inspiring story of one woman's triumph over prejudice and preconceptions.

Professor Greeson reports that the PBS affiliate in Arkansas has agreed to broadcast the documentary a number of times, starting in the next few months.

The DVD can be purchased from the University of Arkansas for $19.95 at this URL:  http://www.uapress.com/dd-product/the-caged-bird/

Comment by email: 
Dear William, Thanks very much for helping to promote the Price documentary.  Best Wishes, Jim Greeson  

 

1 comment:

James Greeson said...

My documentary film on Florence Price has been distributed nationally for broadcast on PBS stations. Each station will select their own air time so keep an eye out on the schedule near you for "The Caged Bird: The life and music of Florence B. Price." Some of the stations that I know are showing it are PBS Socal in southern California, also stations in northern California, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Austin Texas, Southern Florida, Virginia, Kansas, Southern Illinois and Binghamton, NY. Hopefully more will be showing it later on.

I'm also happy to say it has been accepted by five film festivals so far, and in San Diego, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Napa CA, and the Los Angeles Women's Film Festival in late March.
Thanks for your interest, Jim Greeson