The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
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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