Sunday, May 6, 2018 Fort Smith Symphony will give the world premiere of Symphony No. 4 of Florence Price, 7:30 May 12

Florence B. Price (1887-1953)

Arkansas Online

May 6, 2018

Eric E. Harrison

The Fort Smith Symphony and conductor John Jeter will give the world premiere of the Symphony No. 4 by Arkansas native Florence Price, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith. The program also includes Price's Symphony No. 1. Tickets are $40 and $45, $17 and $22 for students. Call (479) 452-7575, Extension 1, or visit

Price (1887-1953), raised in Little Rock, was the first black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra. Jeter and the orchestra will be the first to record Price's complete cycle of four symphonies, which it will do for Naxos International, its fourth project with the label, shortly after the concert.

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