Florence Beatrice Price became the first African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra, when Frederick Stock and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered her Symphony No. 1 in 1933. Her Fourth Symphony was first performed on November 4, 1940 by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the Detroit Institute of Arts Auditorium. In recognition of this pioneering composer, the Noah Jackson String Quartet and pianist Michelle Cann recently recorded a performance of Price’s music for smaller ensembles.  Read full documentation here.

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Florence Price Recording Project

Dr. Walwyn looks forward to completing the first of four volumes of music for solo piano and some chamber work of Florence Price. She anticipates the completion of the first volume by July 2021. Updates will be announced here at our Florence Price News.
Most of the works to be recorded will be premiere recordings. It is a very exciting project, and we hope that you will check back to see how things are coming especially as we get closer to Florence’s birthday, April 9.

We are accepting donations towards the recording project.

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