Celebrating African-American Artistry – The Boston Musical Intelligencer


February 25, 2018

Celebrating African-American Artistry

by Liane Curtis

Florence Price

The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra surely decided to program Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 in E Minor before the New Yorker’s Alex Ross wrote a major piece about her, with the New York Times and NPR quickly following suit. Price has been gradually gaining in recognition for years, but the recent discovery of a large trove in an abandoned attic near Chicago has dramatically fueled the fire of interest in her music, as has a widely-seen documentary on her which will be repeated on WGBH starting March 30th. The Albany label release of the first recordings of unknown materials including the Violin Concertos had triggered Ross’s interest.

On Wednesday at Arlington’s…

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