Florence Price, the first African American female composer to have a symphonic work performed by a major national orchestra, is often compared musically to Dvořák, who also employed sweeping melodies and sampled from African American and Native American music traditions. Along with Rossini’s William Tell Overture, this aesthetically beautiful concert experience will be underscored by a reexamining of our classical music roots.
DVORAK Cello Concerto
PRICE Symphony No. 1
ROSSINI William Tell Overture
Alasdair Neale music director
Oliver Herbert cello
Tickets: $15 – $74; KidTix Free with Adult; College Students $10Buy Tickets
Oliver Herbert/Cello Sonata in D Major
Gautier Capuçon/Cello Concerto
New Black Repertory Ensemble/Symphony No. 1
London Philharmonic/William Tell Overture
Contribute your voice to our community dialogue! Visual artists are encouraged to submit physical or digital works in response to Florence Price’s omission from music history. Works will be displayed on the night of the concert in the lobby. To submit art or to learn more, contact NHSO Development Coordinator Shamain McAllister at Development@NewHavenSymphony.org.