Saturday, January 17, 2009

Brooklyn Philharmonic Plays 'Five Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint' of Florence B. Price Feb. 15

[Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1887-1953)]

Brooklyn Philharmonic
Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 4 PM
Brooklyn Public Library
S. Steven Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture
“Honoring Florence Price, the first African-American woman composer.  Readings of poetry by:
James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar and others.
PRICE: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint

Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, Professor of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, has compiled a Works List of the compositions of Florence B. Price. It appears on the Florence Price page at Here is his entry on the work which will be performed at the concert of the Brooklyn Philharmonic:
5 Negro folksongs in counterpoint, for string quartet. 1. Calvary; 2. Clementine; 3. Drink to me only with thine eyes; 4. Shortnin’ bread; 5. Swing low, sweet chariot.

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