Friday, March 2, 2018

James Greeson: Florence Price Orchestral piece premiered in London [Concert Overture No. 2 Performed by BBC Radio 3 Concert Orchestra March 8]

Florence B. Price

James Greeson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville, writes:

Hi everyone;

I'm delighted to let you know that on March 8 (International Women's Day) the BBC Radio 3 concert orchestra will be presenting a concert in London for music by "Five Forgotten Women Composers" including the Concert Overture No. 2 by Florence Price.  Here is a link to that event.
For 30 days following that concert you will be able to listen to it on the BBC website at this link.

Florence Price's :"Concert Overture No 2" is one of a number of long lost musical scores that were recovered from an abandoned home near Chicago in which Price lived at the end of her life.  U of Arkansas librarians Tom Dillard and Tim Nutt performed a great service for the world of music by saving these lost scores.

Best Wishes,

James Greeson

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