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Your ASO Backstage Pass: Price's Symphony No. 1 Rehearsal - Juba Dance
Seeded by anchoragesymphony on 13 Nov 2019
Author: anchoragesymphony
Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer conducts the ASO's rehearsal of Florence Price's Symphony No. 1, Movement III - Juba Dance. It was the first symphony written by a female African-American composer to be performed by a major American orchestra, and this Saturday evening it will have its Alaska premiere on our biggest stage! Join us as your Anchorage Symphony Orchestra performs Florence Price's beautiful and history-making Symphony No. 1 at Trailblazers -- Saturday, November 9th at 8:00 p.m. in Atwood Concert Hall, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Price’s Symphony No. 1 is a blend of two traditions — African-American and European. The opening movement is reminiscent of Antonin Dvorak's "New World" Symphony, with its portentous sweep and lyrical melodies. The third movement adapts the "Juba Dance" which originated in West Africa. Over nearly 40 minutes, Price includes elements that would come to define her style: rhythmic syncopation, spiritual melodies, gospel church music, p