The American Experience
Saturday, August 7, 2021, 6:30 PM MDT
Sun Valley Pavilion
Alasdair Neale, Conductor
Julia Bullock, Soprano
Ethiopia’s Shadow in America
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
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...
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.