Join Maestro Richard Prior as he listens and gives insight into this wonderful past-performance during the LSO Radio show, The Joy of the Orchestra with the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior. Tune-in on Tuesday, October 13th, 7:30 PM on WELR Eagle 102.3 FM. This week’s hour-long show features three significant and historically important works by notable female composers. The pieces being discussed and aired in full, are Fanny Mendelssohn: Overture in C, Lily Boulanger: D’un Matin de Printemps, and Florence Price: Symphony No. 3. All three works were performed by the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra during their “Women in Music” concert on October 30th, 2018, Richard Prior conducting.
How to Participate
Listen with a radio or online Tuesday, October 13th at 7:30 PM. The station is WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM). On your radio, simply tune to that frequency 102.3 FM. If you want to listen online (with your computer or smart device) this station can be accessed HERE, or via a handy button on the LaGrange Symphony’s website homepage (https://www.lagrangesymphony.org). This button is gold in color and says “LISTEN LIVE HERE”.
The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra was proud to bring you this music back on October 30th, 2018. The 2018 LSO president, Kaye Minchew, began the concert with this comment, “Symphony No. 3 in c minor by Florence Price is of historical significance. She is the FIRST African-American composer, male or female, to have a symphonic work performed by a major American symphony. The year was 1933 in Chicago. We believe tonight is the first time that any of Florence Price’s symphonies have been performed by a Georgia orchestra.”
Since then, this concert has been considered a very significant and memorable performance in LSO history. You may read the concert review that was posted right after this concert back in 2018 – HERE.
Weekly Radio Show
The Joy of the Orchestra with the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior is a weekly radio show airing every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM). Maestro Richard Prior gives insight into different music each week. These featured works are from live performances by the LaGrange Symphony and by other notable Orchestras. This new LSO radio show will run until Mid-December.