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The American Experience

Saturday, August 7, 2021, 6:30 PM MDT

Sun Valley Pavilion

Festival Orchestra

Alasdair Neale, Conductor

Julia Bullock, Soprano

Florence Price

Ethiopia’s Shadow in America


Jessie Montgomery

Five Freedom Songs

World Premiere; co-commissioned by Sun Valley Music Festival, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival, Kansas City Symphony, and Virginia Arts Festival



Lincoln Portrait 

The American Experience program notes

Florence Price is among a growing list of prolific African American composers whose music is being rediscovered by 21st-century classical music audiences. Born to a musical mother and a father who was one of the handful of Black dentists in the U.S. at the time, Price was a precocious musician and scholar. She gave her first public piano performance at age 4 or 5, published her first...

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2021 digital program book

Printed programs are available at the concerts, at the Festival Welcome Center and Store (open concert days from 1:00-3:30 PM and 5:00-8:00 PM; closed during the concert), or outside the Festival office at 120 2nd, Ave. North, Ketchum.


Sun Valley Pavilion
300 Dollar Rd
Sun Valley, Idaho 83353 United States
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