Sunday, February 11, 2018 Violinist Er-Gene Kahng will solo in world premiere of Violin Concerto No. 2 of Florence Price with Arkansas Philharmonic at 7 PM Saturday in Bentonville

Florence B. Price

Feb. 11, 2018

Concerto premiere

Violinist Er-Gene Kahng, a faculty member at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will solo in the world premiere of the recently discovered Violin Concerto No. 2 by Little Rock native Florence Price (1888-1953) with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Steven Byess, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E. J St., Bentonville. The University of Arkansas Inspirational Chorale (directed by Jeffrey Murdock) will also perform.

Tickets are $35, $10 for college students, $5 for K-12 students. Call (479) 841-4644, email or visit

The performance caps off a three-day Black History Month celebration of Price's career at the university, Thursday-Saturday, that will include a screening of the documentary The Caged Bird: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price with a panel discussion, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, in Giffels Auditorium, Old Main, 459 Campus Drive, Fayetteville. Admission is free. Visit

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