Concert » Trillium Salon Series
Engage intimately with music for strings and piano from Arkansas’s rarely performed classical composer Florence B. Price, an Arkansas native who became the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra when the Chicago Symphony premiered her Symphony at the 1933 World’s Fair, with newly discovered works marking their premiere on the Van Cliburn grand piano. This Trillium Salon Series concert invites a blurring between audience and performer to invite connection and interaction, redefining the classical performance experience. Join KUAF Classical Radio Host “Of Note” Katy Henriksen and University of Arkansas Music Professor Er-Gene Kahng for a to experience rarely heard chamber works that showcase Price’s singular style: a fusion of American vernacular folk melodies to a deep understanding of the grand European classical canon. These rarely heard pieces for piano and strings went unpublished in Price’s lifetime and only recently discovered in the attic of her one-time Chicago home and donated to the University of Arkansas Special Collections. The concert builds upon Kahng’s extensive experience as a catalyst for the celebration of this important yet mostly forgotten composer including a studio recording of Price’s two violin concertos, which Kahng performs with the Arkansas Philharmonic in February.
Free, register online or with Guest Services.