Florence Price (orch. William Grant Still) Dances in the Canebrakes
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”
Various Composers Spirituals and Gospel Anthems
About The Program
DPAA honors Black Music Month by celebrating African American musical traditions. Florence Price, the first Black woman to receive national attention as a symphonic composer, blends Joplin-esque ballroom and ragtime idioms into her Dances. Dvořák’s New World Symphony embraces Black folk music, fusing it with the composer’s Bohemian heritage. On the second half of the program, a community choir joins the orchestra to recognize and recount the African American experience in song.
Our Masterworks Series is sponsored by Dr. Ingrid Brown and Dr. Troy Tyner