Chineke! Orchestra: Florence Price

August 25, 2023, 9:00 am

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Chineke! Orchestra, the trailblazing ensemble which is Europe’s first majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra, presents a new album celebrating the music of the pioneering Chicago composer Florence Price. Noted as being the first African American female composer to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, Price is celebrated with this recording marking the 70th anniversary of her death. Chineke! explores two of her most notable pieces. Symphony No. 1 showcases the rich variety of African American music Price brought into her work. The album also features her Piano Concerto in One Movement performed by Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, who has become a keen champion of the piece. The recording concludes with His Resignation and Faith, which had previously been lost until it was rediscovered in 2009.