FLORENCE PRICE WAS A GREAT COMPOSER, INSPIRING TEACHER, AND ROLE MODEL I HAD NEVER HEARD OF – UNTIL NOW! A RAINBOW OF ROLE MODELS {WEDNESDAY SERIES}

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Florence Price was one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century. Until recently, she was overlooked.  A RAINBOW OF ROLE MODELS {WEDNESDAY SERIES}

A major figure in Chicago’s Black Renaissance, Price became the first Black woman to have a composition performed by a major American orchestra.

By: Arionne Nettles

“On a June evening in 1933, Florence Price enthralled Chicago. An excited audience packed the 4,000-seat Auditorium Theater to hear Chicago’s Symphony Orchestra perform Price’s Symphony in E Minor.

She became the first Black woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra.

Florence Price’s music and life are becoming more widely known, but that hasn’t always been the case. Curious City recently got a request from Shari Ebert, who’d performed a Price symphony with her local orchestra. The music made Ebert want to know more about this woman and the breadth and impact of her work.

So back to that June evening.

The concert was an event for the Chicago World’s Fair – A Century of Progress. Its theme of invention and innovation had inspired the CSO’s music director Frederick Stock to look for music that reflected a new American experience. He knew Price’s music as the year before, she’d won a prestigious music honor for Black composers called the Wanamaker award. Her classical scores were influenced by African and Black American music, including spirituals.

When the Chicago Symphony Orchestra completed its performance, the audience, made up of both Black and white Chicagoans, roared in applause, giving Price and her work ovation after ovation.

Price, then 46 and dressed in a long flowing white gown, was called back to the stage again and again as the applause continued. The Chicago Daily Newsreported that there hadn’t been a response that huge since the 1880s. The Chicago Defender said the performance was culturally significant and that it showed “the Race is making progress in music.”

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