Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Virtual event on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM CST Featuring remarks on the life and music of Florence B. Price

The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price
Rae Linda Brown
University of Illinois Press

Virtual event on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM CST  Featuring remarks on the life and music of Florence B. Price by:

Dr. Carlene Brown
Sister of late Florence B. Price biographer Rae Brown; Professor of Music and Director, Music Therapy Program at Seattle Pacific University

Professor Althea Waites
The first pianist to record Price’s piano music; Professor of Music at California State University, Long Beach

Music for the "party" will be a performance
of music
written by
Florence Price by these amazing
Central Arkansas pianists!
Dr. Linda Holzer
 Professor of piano at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Julia F. Buckingham
Art Porter Scholarship Recipient; Master's Candidate in Jazz Studies, University of Arkansas at Monticello

This event will take place on ZOOM!
To receive access to the virtual event, please RSVP HERE

Florence B. Price

Published by the University of Illinois Press, The Heart of a Woman offers the first-ever biography of Florence B. Price, a composer whose career spanned both the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, and the first African American woman to gain national recognition for her works.

Price's twenty-five years in Chicago formed the core of a working life that saw her create three hundred works in diverse genres, including symphonies and orchestral suites, art songs, vocal and choral music, and arrangements of spirituals. Through interviews and a wealth of material from public and private archives, Rae Linda Brown illuminates Price's major works while exploring the considerable depth of her achievement. Brown also traces the life of the extremely private individual from her childhood in Little Rock through her time at the New England Conservatory, her extensive teaching, and her struggles with racism, poverty, and professional jealousies. In addition, Brown provides musicians and scholars with dozens of musical examples.
Rae Linda Brown  was a professor at the University of Michigan and a professor and Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chair of the Department of Music at the University of California, Irvine. She was the author of Music, Printed and Manuscript, in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters: An Annotated Catalog. She died in 2017.

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