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Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1

Thursday–Sunday

November 26, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
– November 29, 2020, 11:00 PM ET

 

Please note: Digital Stage concerts begin with a
performance premiere, followed by on-demand
access for 72 hours.

Performance Details

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Program includes:

Barber Adagio for Strings
Price
Symphony No. 1—First Complete Philadelphia Orchestra Performance

When Marian Anderson sang her landmark concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, she concluded with a spiritual arranged by Florence Price, then a practically unheard-of composer. Just a few years earlier, Price had become the first African-American woman to have a symphonic work performed by a major American orchestra. The hardships of Price’s unlikely journey from a post-Civil War South to the stage of the Chicago Symphony are summed up in one of her letters: “I have two handicaps—those of sex and race. I am a woman; and I have some Negro blood in my veins.” This November, experience The Philadelphia Orchestra’s first performance of Price’s groundbreaking Symphony No. 1.

Please note: All Digital Stage events begin with a performance premiere, streaming in real time. Following the performance premiere, the concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for 72 hours.

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Sponsors

Lead support for the Digital Stage is provided by:

Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr.
The CHG Charitable Trust
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Innisfree Foundation
Gretchen and M. Roy Jackson
Neal W. Krouse
John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick
Leslie A. Miller and Richard B. Worley
Ralph W. Muller and Beth B. Johnston
William Penn Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shaw
Waterman Trust
Constance and Sankey Williams
Wyncote Foundation