Concert: Florence Price - Snapshots of My Soul
Music provided by Her Tyme 20xx and featuring the Lincoln University Select Choral Ensemble
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, 3:00 pm
Location: Newark United Methodist Church (69 E. Main St., Newark, DE)
Admission is free but people need to register to attend.
UUFN is pleased to be assisting with this concert and invites all to join us as we celebrate the music, life and legacy of Florence Price an amazing African American composer who overcame prejudice of race and gender to achieve international acclaim.
About the program:
Florence Price (1887-1953) was the first African American woman composer to have her symphony performed by a major American orchestra. In addition to concertos and orchestral works, she also composed works for choir, violin, piano and organ, as well as art songs and original settings of spirituals. Her compositional style has been described as “Afro-Romantic.” Ms. Price’s life trajectory bridges the period of Post-Reconstruction and the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement. A private and introverted individual, Ms. Price prefers to reveal her personality through her musical compositions, which serve as “snapshots” of her soul.
The concert is part of the Women’s Orchestra Project, women performing music written by and for women, Rosaria Macera is the conductor.