The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra will perform Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Tuesday October 30th at 7:30 in Callaway Auditorium in LaGrange, GA. Price was the first African-American woman to have a major orchestra perform her work. (Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1933) (Learn more about Florence Price HERE.) The LSO “Women in Music” concert celebrates the significant impact that women have had on the world of music. Historically, female contributions have often been over-looked, but that has changed through the years, thanks in-part to Florence Price, Lili Boulanger, and Fanny Mendelssohn, three composers highlighted at this concert. Lili Boulanger is the first female to win the Prix de Rome composition prize in 1913. She was a child prodigy with perfect pitch. Unfortunately, Lili only lived to age twenty-four. The LSO will be performing Lili Boulanger’s D’un matin de printemps. Fanny Mendelssohn is the older sister of the more famous Felix Mendelssohn. The LSO will perform Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s Overture in C. (1805 – 1847) One of the first female composers to have her work actually published, Fanny blazed a trail for the acceptance of women into a traditionally male profession.
Guest artist at this concert will be Miss Yannie Tan, award winning pianist, who will perform the very beautiful and dramatic Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. Miss Tan has a very decorated performing career and has graced the stage at Callaway Auditorium before, to the delight of the audience. She has also placed first in the 2018 Young Artists Competition (YAC) which is sponsored by the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra. What a concert this will be! Delicately powerful and sure to please. Celebrate Women in Music with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra.
This is a wonderful opportunity to uplift and remember all artists who’s contributions remain unrecognized. Something unique for this concert is a beautifully silken, commemorative scarf that has been developed with the powerfully symbolic cover and poster art. A great way to show your support for the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, and its artistic direction, a limited number will be available at the concert.
Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.lagrangesymphony.org/performance/tickets-2/, you may also call the office at 706-882-0662, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.