Starting on the birthday of Florence Price, April 9, the countdown begins for the recording of the first of three solo recordings by Dr. Karen Walwyn! Our goal is to raise $8,000 for the expenses of the recording. All donations are appreciated. We aim to have the first album completed by July, 2021. Please check back on our Florence Price News for updates.
After the first recording is completed later this summer, we are scheduled to record the second album in January of 2022 and the third album is scheduled for July of 2022. We are also accepting donations for these recordings. This is very exciting for us! The research in preparation for these recordings include a trip to the University of Arkansas to the Special Collections to review the original scores. As well Dr. Walwyn will visit the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center which houses an abundance of history of Little Rock and on Florence Price. It is here and in the Paul Laurence Dunbar Historic District, the home of Florence Price, where the rich and complex roots of Ms. Price would be absorbed and relived through the scores of her music.
Your donations will make this a most successful recording project as many of the works will be premiere recordings. The research is vital to the success of the recordings as they will be historic in nature and with your kindness, we aim to reach this very formidable goal.
If you wish to support the research and recording of one, two or all three albums, please make sure to select Make this a Monthly Donation on Paypal Donate Screen. Your contributions are most appreciated.
Thank you for your devotion, love and support to the music of Florence Beatrice Price.
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.