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2020 - 2021

EVENTS CELBRATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF FLORENCE PRICE

Past Performances, Lectures-Recitals & Seminars
(events will be made available on demand as possible)

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May 9, 2021

Lecture-Recital with Alan Morrison, Organist

Alan Morrison, international concert artist and head of the organ department at the Curtis Institute of Music, joins ONEcomposer for a lecture-recital on Price's  recently published Passacaglia and Fugue, modeled after the Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor.

May 9, 2021
4:00 PM

 

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April 11, 2021

Diversity in the World of Music Composition
with Dara Taylor

The Cornell University Chorus, directed by Sarah Bowe, partners with ONEcomposer for a panel discussion with Dara Taylor about the need for diversity in the world of musical composition, and the action steps required to make the study of composition more welcoming to women and people of color.

April 11, 2021
4:00 PM

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March 7, 2021

Exploring the Art Songs of Florence Price

Dr. Marquese Carter, Professor at Murray State University and President of the International Florence Price Festival, offers his unique expertise on the song repertory of Florence Price.

March 7, 2021
4:00 PM

 

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May 7, 2021

CNY Humanities Corridor Piano Masterclass with Michelle Cann

Michelle Cann, the recently appointed Eleanor Sokoloff Chair of Piano Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, returns to ONEcomposer to coach piano students from through the Central New York Humanities Corridor.

May 7, 2021
6:00 PM

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March 21, 2021

A Special Lecture by Terrance McKnight

Author, scholar, and WQXR host, Terrance McKnight pays a visit to ONEcomposer for a special lecture.

April 11 2021
4:00 PM

 

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February 21, 2021

Babson College and ONEcomposer Present: Karen Slack,Soprano and Entrepreneur

Ms. Slack will share performances, as well as insights from her experience as a leading artist. Music will include works by two underrepresented composers— Robert Nathaniel Dett and Undine Smith Moore— whose beautiful compositions have been too often overlooked. Live Q&A session with participants.

February 21, 2021
4:00 PM

 

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February 19, 2021

Watch Party: Price's Piano Concerto in One Movement, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor, and Michelle Cann, pianist

Experience the Philadelphia Orchestra's ONEcomposer-sponsored, North American premiere of Price's original orchestration of her Piano Concerto in One Movement. Historical context and information about the project will be provided, along with live, chat-based Q & A.

February 19, 2021
5:00 PM

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December 13, 2020

"Hold Fast to Dreams": Florence Price's Life in Song

The Cornell University voice faculty and their studios offer a semester-ending recital featuring the song repertory of Florence Price, including unpublished works drawn from the archives of the University of Arkansas.

December 13, 2020
7:30 PM

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November 16, 2020

Cornell Piano Studios Masterclass with Michelle Cann

Michelle Cann returns to ONEcomposer to offer a virtual masterclass for piano students at Cornell University. The public is welcome to observe! 

November 16, 2020
6:00 PM

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November 1, 2020

"Songs of Comfort": Justin Hopkins and Jeanne-Minette Cilliers on the newly discovered songs of Price and Bonds

Justin Hopkins (bass-baritone) and Jeanne-Minette Cilliers (pianist) are a collaborative duo living and working in Antwerp, Belgium. Join us to learn about their recordings of the vast, unpublished song repertory of Price and her most reputed student, Margaret Bonds. 

November 1, 2020
4:00 PM

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September 20, 2020

Dr. Christine Jobson Presents the Songs of Florence Price

Soprano Christine Jobson shares her research, recordings, and experiences with the beautiful song repertory of Florence Price. Zoom registration through the RSVP function is required.

September 20, 2020
5:00 PM

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February 7, 2021

New Faces in White Spaces: Why Representation is Not Enough

Steven Banks discusses the need to prepare white spaces for diverse voices and what is truly necessary to create lasting change in the music industry.

February 7, 2021
4:00 PM

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December 6, 2020

Speaker Series: Live with Karen Slack, Soprano

Soprano and opera superstar Karen Slack joins our Speaker Series to discuss her career as a singer, entrepreneur, and star of the international opera stage.

December 6, 2020
4:00 PM

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November 15, 2020

Anna Steppler Presents: Florence Price, The Organist

Organist and Cornell musicology PhD candidate Anna Steppler presents a lecture recital on the large-scale organ works of Florence Price, featuring Price's First Organ Sonata and "Variations on a Folksong."

November 15, 2020
4:00 PM

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October 4, 2020

Black Music Matters: An examination of institutional racism in music schools in the United States

Dr. Whitehead is a professor of music education at Ithaca College and the founding director of Ithaca's Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers. He will discuss the importance of preserving African-American musics in our classrooms and our practice. Zoom registration is required (use the RSVP button).

October 4, 2020
4:00 PM

 

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September 6, 2020

An Interview and Live Q&A with Michelle Cann, Concert Pianist

Join ONEcomposer speaker series host, Allen Porterie (Cornell '20) for an interview and Live Q&A with Michelle Cann. 

September 6, 2020
4:00 PM