Composer Florence Price was born in Arkansas in 1887. She was in her forties when she began composing four symphonies, though as a black woman from Little Rock she was not surprisingly shunned by the classical music establishment of the time. Largely unknown for decades, she’s having something of a renaissance right now. (The New Yorker explained why back in February.) Community MusicWorks’ 22nd season opener will include Price’s 1929 String Quartet, as well as a piece by Gabriela Lena Frank, whose Leyendas (2001) draws on the composer’s Peruvian heritage. Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov’s dramatic The Last Round (1996), composed after the death of tango master Astor Piazzolla, completes the program. The MusicWorks Collective is performing twice, once on Saturday at the Southside Cultural Center and again on Sunday in the Grand Gallery at the RISD Museum. (The museum is free on Sundays, incidentally.)
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September 30 2018
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RISD Museum20 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States