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Music of Florence Price: Saturday, June 22 | 9pm

June 16, 2024

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Second Inversion

by Maggie Molloy

It’s a piece of advice every artist has received at some point: “Write what you know.” And Florence Price did just that.

In the 1930s she became the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major U.S. orchestra. Despite the racism she faced throughout her career, she took pride in her identity. Her music was deeply rooted in African-American spirituals and folksongs, and in the lived experiences of her community.

This Saturday on Second Inversion, we’ll hear how Florence Price’s music was shaped by the spirituals that so captured her heart. Plus, a newly discovered Price concerto that was almost lost to history.

To listen, tune in to Classical KING on Saturday, June 22 at 9pm PT.

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