Price: Symphony No. 3, The Mississippi River, Ethiopia’s Shadow in America

November 22, 2021, 9:00 am

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Florence Price was one of the most versatile and accomplished American musicians of her generation whose unstoppable creativity and earliest successes were set against the backdrop of 1930s economic depression. The Third Symphony expresses aspects of Price’s cultural heritage in a symphonic framework. The world premiere recording of Ethiopia’s Shadow in America traces the American experience of enslaved Africans, while The Mississippi River suite quotes several famous spirituals, capturing the struggles of Black migration across the United States. The Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Price advocate John Jeter, who received widespread praise for his album of Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4, released in 2019.