Friday, July 7, 2017 The Unheard: Florence Price’s Lost String Quartet [Louisville Public Media Premiere July 13 at 7:30 PM, Muhammad Ali Center]

Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1887-1953) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works Lists by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma,

Kimberly Tichenor, Robert Simonds, Meghan Casper, and Allison Braid Olsen are musicians in the Louisville Orchestra and will perform a lost string quartet by Florence Price at the event.

Singers Brittany Benningfield, Phillip Morgan, and Dr. Angelique Clay Everett will sing works written or arranged by Florence Price.


By Sara Soltau

July 6, 2017

Louisville Public Media’s 90.5 WUOL, in partnership with the Muhammad Ali Center, presents the modern-day premiere of a recently discovered string quartet by Florence Price. The premiere is set to take place on July 13 at 7:30 p.m. at The Muhammad Ali Center, View Pointe Hall.

Price is generally considered the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. This free family event will feature both music and historical context, with musicians from The Louisville Orchestra, singers from The Black Classical Artists of Louisville, and speaker Douglas Shadle (Vanderbilt University).

The performance will also be broadcast live on 90.5 WUOL at 7:30 pm. Access our live stream here.

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