Sunday, February 24, 2019 Pittsburgh Symphony performs Florence Price's Symphony No. 1 March 2, 8 PM

Hill Dance Academy Theatre

Florence B. Price (1887-1953)

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has teamed with Hill District community members for the annual “Lift Every Voice” concert, a celebration of the neighborhood’s cultural legacy.

The concert is at 8 p.m. March 2 at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts in Downtown Pittsburgh. Symphony and associate conductor Andres Franco will be joined by co-hosts Demeatria Boccella, founder of FashionAFRICANA, one of the leading African-inspired fashion and art events in Pittsburgh and Kiya Tomlin, founder of Kiya Tomlin Fashion. Other scheduled attendees include: vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Anqwenique, violinist Ade Williams and pianist Deanna Witkowski, the Lift Every Voice Unity Choir and the Hill Dance Academy Theatre.


The program features Florence Price’s “Symphony No. 1 in E Minor." She is notably the first African American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer and to have a composition played by a major orchestra when this piece debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1933.

No comments: