Monday, May 17, 2021 Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey will perform "Dances in the Canebreaks" of Florence Price at 4 PM May 29 in Cadwalader Park

Florence B. Price (1887-1953)

Trenton City Museum and Capital Philharmonic of NJ to Hold Concert in Cadwalader Park

By Chelsey Johnstone

May 17, 2021

On Saturday, May 29, the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, located in the heart of Trenton’s Cadwalader Park, will hold an Artists Reception to celebrate its highly regarded Women Artists, Trenton Style, featuring works of 11 contemporary artists of the greater Trenton area and curated by noted Trenton artist Mel Leipzig.


Beginning at 4:00 p.m., the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey will perform at the Pavilion just down the hill from Ellarslie in honor of Memorial Day. This performance—a result of a partnership between the orchestra and the City’s Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture, is the second outdoor performance held at the Pavilion. It will feature works by Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa, John Williams and local “bad-boy” composer George Antheil.

In addition, CPNJ Music Director Daniel Spalding, linking with the Women Artists exhibition at Ellarslie, will conduct Dances in the Canebreaks, a work by Florence Price, the first African American woman recognized as a composer of classical music in the United States. The CPNJ performance will begin at 4:00 p.m. The concert is expected to last about one hour.


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