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APO Celebrates Black History Month by Honoring Florence Price

  • Dates: February 17, 2018
  • Location: Arend Arts Center
  • Address: 1901 Southeast J Street
    Bentonville, AR 72712
  • Phone: (479) 841-4644
  • Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $5.00-$35.00

The APO performs the recently re-discovered Violin Concerto No. 2 of Arkansas composer Florence Beatrice Price. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Florence B. Price (1887-1953) studied at the New England Conservatory, the Chicago Musical College and the American Conservatory. Price composed throughout her life, producing as many as 300 compositions. Price's groundbreaking Symphony in E Minor was the first prize-winner of the 1932 Rodman Wanamaker Music Contest and was premiered in 1933 by Frederick Stock and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It is the first work by a black woman to be performed by a major symphony orchestra in the United States.

APO Celebrates Black History Month by Honoring Florence Price