Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Times: Concert review: Chineke!/ Cox at the Festival Hall, London [A rare chance to hear at least part of the Arkansas-born composer Florence Price’s coming-of-age work]

Roderick Cox, recently appointed associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, shaped a sensitive, assured account Greg Helgeson
“It is a work that speaks its own message with restraint and yet with passion. Miss Price’s symphony is worthy of a place in the repertory,” said the Chicago Daily News of the premiere of the Symphony in E minor by Florence Price (1887-1953). This 1933 performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was a landmark: the first symphony by an African-American woman to be played by an international orchestra.
July 19 2017

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