SEASON 1: HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF FLORENCE B. PRICE
ONEcomposer's inaugural season, honoring the life and legacy of the great Florence B. Price, established powerful connections between academic institutions, leading arts organizations, and top performers. Featured collaborations included a partnership with the Philadelphia Orchestra to resurrect Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s digital stage with pianist Michelle Cann, and maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin. ONEcomposer brought this performance, dubbed “A Knockout” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, to more than five hundred living rooms, free of charge, through a series of webinars for community, youth orchestra members, and collegiate students of music. Other collaborations included a partnership with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to record the Price G Major String Quartet, and her Five Folksongs in Counterpoint. Additional projects included lecture-recitals by organists Alan Morrison (Curtis Institute of Music) and Anna Steppler (Cornell PhD candidate in musicology) featuring Price’s major works for organ, and guest lectures by WXQR’s award-winning host Terrance McKnight, and internationally acclaimed soprano Karen Slack. We invite you to engage with the life and legacy of Florence B. Price via ONEcomposer’s resource, media, and on-demand content from our first season.
ONEcomposer's first season was highlighted by groundbreaking performances, masterclasses, lecture-recitals, and seminars, all in honor of the great Florence B. Price. We believe in building bridges, providing access, and telling stories that should be known. We invite you to listen to musical samples, check out past events, and browse resources from the 2020-2021 Season.