Saturday, January 31, 2015 Dr. Eddie Wade Jones Memorial Black Music Symposium of 2015 Ends Today With Music of Florence B. Price, 1:30, 3:30 & 7:30 PM

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Dr. Eddie Wade Jones Memorial Black Music Symposium

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This year's Dr. Eddie Wade Jones Memorial Black Music Symposium will feature Florence Price's music at the UA Schola Boyle Smith Concert Hall Jan. 30-31. The Florence Price music festival will feature newly recovered songs, piano pieces, chamber works and Price’s first orchestral composition, "Ethiopia's Shadow in America" will be performed by guest performers and UA faculty and students. The festival is free. For more information contact  James Greeson, symposium director, at

University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Dr. Eddie Wade Jones Memorial Black Music Symposium - FLORENCE B. PRICE

January 30 & 31, Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center
Registration requested (link below), though the event is free and open to the public. 

Join us in Fayetteville for a two-day program exploring Sacred and Secular Music from the African and black American tradition. This year’s symposium will feature Florence B. Price’s music. Internationally-recognized clinicians will lead sessions on composing, conducting, and performing new and traditional repertoire. 

Presentations and performances by: 
Dr. Rae Linda Brown, Musicologist and Associate Provost at Loyola Marymount University 
Dr. Barbara Garvey Jackson, Musicologist and Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas 
Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, Soprano & University Professor at the University of Illinois 
Dr. Karen Walwynn, Steinway Artist and Associate Professor at Howard University 
Tom Dillard & Tim Nutt, Arkansas Historians and Librarians 
Faculty and students of the University of Arkansas Department of Music. 

The Following is a schedule of performances: 

7:00 pm – Keynote speech by Dr. Rae Linda Brown, Assoc. Provost at Loyola Marymount University and the leading scholar of Florence Price. 

8:15 pm – Concert 1: Music for Choir, Brass Octet, String Quartet, Organ, Piano and Songs 

Jan. 31 

1:30 pm – Concert 2: Spirituals Settings of Florence Price and Masterclass on Price Art Songs 

3:30 pm – Concert 3: Music for Orchestra, String Quartet, and various Solo Piano Works 

7:30 pm – Concert 4: Solo Piano Music of Florence Price

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