“Song for Snow” – Saturday, December 2nd at 3pm
Song for Snow is a program of music written solely by women and highlights two composers in particular- Florence Price and Rosephanye Powell.
Florence Price was born and raised in segregated Little Rock, Arkansas, and moved to Chicago where she became part of the “Chicago Black Renaissance.” There, in Chicago, she flourished as a composer, becoming the first African American woman to have her music played by a major US orchestra (the Chicago Symphony Orchestra). The four pieces we will perform are loosely connected by themes of weather and travel.
Rosephanye Powell (b. 1962) is a choral composer and professor from Lanett, Alabama. She holds degrees from Alabama State University, Westminster Choir College, and Florida State University, and has been a professor at Auburn University since 2001. Her compositional output is vast and varied, and she is in constant demand for choral commissions. We will perform five movements from her work, Christmas Give, composed for Baltimore Choral Arts and orchestra.
Rosephanye Powell‘s Christmas Give:
II. Ring the Bells
III. Christus Natus Est
VI. Ogo ni fun Oluwa
Florence Price collection: