Thursday, July 30, 2020

Orli Shaham's Bach Yard and Kaufman Music Center present Bach Yard Playdates, celebrating the life and music of Florence Price, premiering Sunday, August 2

Free interactive video series for children
This week's episode celebrates the life and music of Florence Price, premieres on Sunday, August 2

Who is Florence Price?
Written and illustrated by the Special Music School Middle School 

It's hard to believe, but our last  Playdate  episode of the summer is finally here - and its a big one! Orli Shaham's Bach Yard is teaming up with Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School Middle School to  celebrate the life and music of Florence Price.   The video premieres on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11 am EDT on  Kaufman Music Center’s website .

The episode centers around  a book about the life of composer Florence Price that was written and illustrated by middle school students at Kaufman Music Center's Special Music School. Orli Shaham will read the book aloud, share the stunning illustrations, and present performances of Price’s music by SMS students. Selections include Ticklin' Toes , The Goblin and the Mosquito, and Adoration.

Florence B. Price

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1887, Florence Price was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher. She composed orchestral music from symphonies to concertos, as well as chamber music, choral music, and even arrangements of spirituals. When the Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered her 1st Symphony on June 15, 1933, Ms. Price became the first African-American woman to have her composition performed by a major symphony orchestra!
The Florence Price Playdate episode premieres Sunday, August 2 at 11:00 am EDT on Kaufman Music Center's website . All Playdate episodes are archived for  on-demand  viewing.  Bach Yard  Playdates  is presented by   Kaufman Music Center This series is especially for children up to early elementary, but every member of the household – human or animal, stuffed, or not – will enjoy this fun and unique series.

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